Disclosure: These masks were sponsored by Artie Style for review purposes.
Artie Style is a US-based online store that sells Asian cosmetics, health and food products. You'll find plenty of popular brands on their website like Koji, Tsubaki, Majolica Majorca, My Beauty Diary, My Scheming etc. They do ship worldwide and shipping within the US is free if you spend over $50.
The masks I'm going to review are from Sana, a very famous Japanese cosmetic brand. I've heard great stuff about Sana's Hadanomy range and have always wanted to give it a try. The item took just slightly over a week to arrive which is fine considering I'm in the UK.
Like most products from Japan, everything was written in Japanese, but this box came with a little sticker listing its ingredients in English.
Each box cost $12.99 and there's 4 pieces of mask in each. So that's about $3.25 per piece, which is a little pricy, to be honest. I finished using the masks in 2 weeks.
Since these are collagen masks, they are meant to make your skin plump and firm *mochi mochi*
After cleansing and applying my HadaLabo lotion, I would take one and put it on my face. Artie Style recommended leaving it on for 10-15minutes, though the instructions on the packaging said to leave it for 3-10 minutes. I usually left it on for 10 minutes and not more.
After removing the mask, I would gently pat my face to allow my skin to absorb the remaining essence. It's a little bit sticky and takes a good couple of minutes for it be fully absorbed.
The masks are scented and I felt it was a bit too strong for my liking, though some people may like this rosy smell. It left a subtle scent even after a couple of hours.
In order to achieve the best firming results, you're meant to tug the sides of the mask and pull it upwards. Since the mask is soaked in essence, it's very easy to adhere it to the top half of the mask. I'm not sure why they didn't just make those slits where you can put it behind your ear like some other firming masks.
I can't say for sure whether it made my skin firmer, but it did feel very moisturised. I always woke up the next day and my skin would feel amazing! I've pretty dry skin and this has certainly been very helpful. I reckon I would need more than 4 sheets to tell for sure whether the collagen worked. I might give the other items in the range a try when I do my next haul.