Monday, 13 April 2009
How to Use Tablet/Pill Maks
Does anyone else have a bad habit of needing to shower in the morning and put on your face? I'm compulsive about it, especially if I'm going to be walking about in public. How do you cope with landing at a foreign land early in the morning but not being able to check into the hotel for washing up, until 2-3pm? I'm grappling with this problem now, because I booked a night flight that lands in the morning ... The hotel just replied by email to say there's nowhere for me to shower unless I get an early check in ... T_T So well, yesterday, I used the mask pills I bought from Daiso. When I first posted about it, more than 1 person asked me how to use it. In fact someone mistakenly thought the pills from Daiso came with the liquid for the mask! Sorry to say, it doesn't come with any lotion. You've got to use your own. You know those mask sheets you buy from cosmetic brands? Well, using this is just like using a customised mask sheet. Anyway, I thought maybe not many people know about this, so I think I'll do a How-to-use post. Edit: Some questions started coming in, and it seems this is quite new to alot of people. I'll put in some background. I think using lotions for mask concept started with Kose. Or at least, that's where I first saw the pill mask. Kose markets their Sekkisei Lotion as a multi-tasking beauty product. At their US website, this is what they wrote about Sekkisei Lotion: "For increased effectiveness use with Lotion Mask, 1-2 times a week." Together with Sekkisei Lotion, Kose sells tablet masks for use with the Sekkisei Lotion as a convenient way to use the lotion as a mask. I guess Daiso and other cosmetic brands started to pick up on this. Eg. on Taiwanese TV beauty talk shows, they like to tell you to soak your cotton pads with lotion and place on the forehead, cheeks and chin to function like a quick lotion mask. The tablet/pill mask is just another way of using your lotion as a mask. The basic thing is that your lotion must have a good function, eg. moisturising or whitening, so that putting it on as a mask, increases the effectiveness and intensity of the product. The tablet itself is just as Kose puts it, "A convenient tablet mask that delivers maximum benefits of lotion into skin." Back to the Daiso pill/tablet mask. The package comes with diagrams and instructions. Even if you can't read Japanese, like me, it's easy to follow the diagrams and easy-to-understand pictures. That's what I love about Japanese products. ^_^V My instructions also come with lots of pictures. I used my Lavera toner, because it has a moisturising and firming function. You can use your whitening toner or lotion etc, so that your skin benefits from the essences of the lotion where putting it on as a mask allows the skin to absorb it more for a longer time. I just realised the words on the photo are quite small, so here's a recap: 1. There's a tray ... 2. Pick up a mask tablet ... 3. Put it into the tray ... 4. Pour your lotion in (you got to buy it separately, using your usual moisturizing/whitening toner is fine ...) 5. Once it soaks through and swells, pick up and unfold. Place the mask on your face. Hope this helps ... it also goes to the FAQ. :D © Copyright. All rights reserved.