A Yoghurt Sheet Mask Gave Me Baby-Soft Skin
Unearthing rare and unusual beauty finds has long been a pastime of mine, and I'm constantly looking to indulge my not-so-secret beauty obsession with shiny new toys. As Sydney's mercury has continued to drop, my skin has become so dry that my regular winter skincare arsenal has failed to cut the mustard. To prevent flakiness and sore skin, I've upped my routine from one mask per week to two. The upside of this new regime? Lots more masking opportunities. Having tested just about every Korean face mask in existence, I've taken to exploring the beauty aisles of Asian grocers searching for the more weird and wonderful brands I can find. So far, one has come out on top—and weirdly it was the one I was most anxious about using.
The product in question is Itibiti's Yogurt Mask, and I'm crediting this sheet mask with giving me baby soft skin. First off, the packaging is reminiscent of those fermented bacteria-packed Yakult drinks you see in the supermarket, which didn't fill me with much confidence about what I was planning to put on my face. That said, the sheet mask itself looks pretty normal. It is saturated in a generous amount of milky serum, and smells faintly of sweet yoghurt, but considering people put bird poop on their skin in the name of a smooth complexion, it's certainly not the grossest thing out there. Plus, it worked magic on my dry complexion. One use left me looking as if I'd just had an expensive facial. (And did I mention it's only $3? True story.)
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Itibiti Yogurt Mask 10 Pack ($35)
Rich in probiotics in the form of Lactobacillus, this mask soothed my irritated skin, leaving it plump and bouncy. My ruddy cheeks subsided almost immediately, and it even calmed the sore skin around my eyes. If I had to name a gripe, I'd say that the residue left on skin is slightly sticky. It didn't bother me too much but I would recommend doing the mask at night so as not to have to deal with makeup application afterwards. Also, top tip, do your best to keep your mouth closed while it’s on, because, despite the name, the taste is not something you want to be acquainted with.