My teenage daughter uses them a lot, she’s big time into skin care and facial masks. I’ve tried them, and my face feels great afterwards, but it feels good after any kind of mask. Honestly, I prefer the good “old fashioned” clay or spread on masks. The benefit, I guess, is that they are much easier to remove. And, Thelma Lou, I had never heard or seen such a thing until my 16 year old said, mom, you should try this. I don’t get out a lot either .
They’re fun and very convenient if you enjoy masks in general. I’ve only used a handful from different companies, so I can’t offer any recommendations. From my experience they’re more expensive than a traditional type of mask and aren’t really worth it.
If you shop at Ulta or Sephora I know you can occasionally pick some up as samples, or otherwise find variety packs or cheaper versions. I couldn’t tell you how different the actual end results are but man, there are a hell of a lot of different kinds that are supposed to have different effects.
Across the board they’re pretty great at moisturizing, but beyond that… hard to tell, especially if you already have some kind of skincare routine. For many skincare products it can be weeks before you really see a difference with regular use. Some higher end ones can be remarkably good at firming your skin for a few hours, maybe a day.
I’ve personally never used any mask that noticeably did anything but moisturize or, for the clay-type masks, also work as a cleanser due to the exfoliation.
This just occurred to me to wonder: could you wear them under a full-face CPAP mask? I’ve been using a CPAP for maybe 19+ years, and it’s been hell on my face, no matter how much I moisturize the rest of the time. I don’t have much to be vain about, face-wise, but it would be nice not to look 10 years older than I actually am. I think I’m going to see if I can find some to give them a try.
And elbows, why not to men? Who wants to look older than they have to?
I use the Benton Snail Bee High Content sheet masks, and the Tony Moly Shea Butter ones. Both are very moisturizing, decrease the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and just generally plump my skin up. I use them three times per week as part of a mostly Asian skin care routine.