The newest (and funniest) trend in skincare, inspired by K-Beauty, is skincare that’s also really enjoyable to use. It’s skincare plus entertainment, which, of course, equals skintertainment. They are products both weird and wonderful, ranging from the more convetional sheet masks right into bubbling clay and serums which look like blood. Here are a rundown of the skintertaining products which don’t skimp on the actual skincare results.
The first and most mainstream of this genre of product is the sheet mask. There are some of these which are so extraordinarily expensive, particularly when you think about them as a one-use item. I prefer to go more reasonable. The I’m Real Mask Sheets from Tonymoly totally fit the bill – they’re cute, effective and come in a wide range to suit any skin concern. I’m also a massive fan of the Star Skin Bio Cellulose Second Skin Masks, particularly the Brightening and Hydrating. They’re a little pricier, but the mask fits on and sticks to the face better, and is more saturated with serum. Put them on and scare your roommate.
I’m also a big fan of the Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution. It’s sort of like a serum crossed with a face mask. I smooth a full pipette over my face, leave for ten minutes, then rinse. So far, not particularly entertaining. The fun part is that this product is almost the exact colour and consistency of blood. I like to wear it and take some truly terrifying selfies, while pretending to be Kim Kardashian.
Another skintertaining mask form is that of the peeling. There’s something undeniably satisfying about pulling off a full layer of stretchy mask, like a snake shedding its skin and emerging reborn. My absolute favourite is the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask, which makes your skin so soft and radiant. The NIA Sunday Detox Whipped Clay Peel Off Mask, though, has the added skintertaining bonus of coming out like a mousse from an aerosol can.
Speaking of foam, possible the funnest mask I’ve ever used is the Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask. Not sure what it has to do with milk nor pigs, but it certainly delivers on that bubble promise. You apply with a spatula like any clay mask, but a few minutes later it foams up all over your face. After this, you rub it back in and allow it to foam u again before removing. Afterwards, skin feels completely clean but not at all stripped.
These products cleverly combine actually results with an element of fun. Which, in turn, encourages you to use them more. Better skin and a good laugh? Everybody wins.