K-BEAUTY

TROIAREUKE GPS MASK REVIEW

PRODUCT DETAILS: The Troiareuke GPS Mask is a 3 step anti-aging mask set that helps deeply moisturize the skin. Each mask includes skinshielder cel-cleanser, GPS mask, and cell energy cream. The Skinshielder Cel-Cleanser is a bubble cleanser that washes away impurities, dead skin, and provides hydration and nutrients to the skin. The GPS Mask has high essence penetration to deliver nutrients into the skin. It maps the skin finding areas that need nutrition and moisture the most. The Cell Energy Cream helps lock in the nutrients and protect them from external pollutants. It replenishes skin hydration and activates cell energy.

USE: STEP 1. – You apply the cel cleanser to your face and wait 1-2 minutes for the gel to foam up. Rub the cleanser for one minute with wet hands. Then wash away with wet sponge.

STEP 2. – You remove the first layer of the mask and apply it to the face. Once applied remove the second mask layer. (The mask lays between two layers that need peeled off.) Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes. Pat remaining essence into skin.

STEP 3. – Apply cream to face and pat until absorbed.

REVIEW: I bought the 5-pack of the GPS masks off of Amazon so I could really test them out. There is directions in English on the back but I couldn’t find how often you should use them. I messaged Troiareuke and asked them what they recommended. They kindly replied to use them 1-2 times a week. The first time I used the GPS mask I was shocked that it was three step process I thought it was just another simple sheet mask. I use a couple of Troiareuke’s products but have never tried the cleanser or cream so I was excited to use them as well. The cleanser was easy to use and left my skin feeling nice and balanced. I was in awe of the sheet mask, it felt like a second skin. When I looked up some product information on the GPS mask I saw they called it a second skin and that was EXACTLY what I thought! It fit so perfectly and stayed on my face. You can walk around with it and it won’t fall off. I honestly think calling it a sheet mask is doing it an injustice it’s in a league all of its own. The mask has a feel of like a sheet-gel mask hybrid it’s filled with essence and my skin drank it up! The cream felt very moisturizing without being greasy and my skin was glowing. The results I saw immediately were how hydrated and moisturized my skin felt. My skin was brighter, more even, and just happier looking! My skin had been dry from the cold weather and this gave my skin that boost it was looking for. The moisture stayed with my skin for a good week until I got a chemical peel. Then I used my second GPS mask a few days after my peel. I had some rough dry patches from the peel, when I took the mask off they were gone. That part about the mask mapping your face to find the spots that need moisture the most is very real! It cut my heal time from my chemical peel way down which was amazing. (Please check with a professional if you’ve had a peel, all peels are very different.) So, YES I would highly recommend this mask to anyone who’s skin needs some extra hydration, moisture and love. I adore this mask so much it is now in my top 3 sheet masks. It is by far the most comfortable sheet mask I have ever used. I would absolutely repurchase this over and over again and is worth its weight in gold.


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K-BEAUTY, SKINCARE

ADDING ESSENCE INTO YOUR ROUTINE

Many people ask me questions about essences. They want to know if they need one, what they do, and how to work them into their routine. Essences are often confused for a toner or serum but are different and deserve their own spotlight in your routine. When working them into your skin care routine they would go between the two. So cleanse, toner, essence, serum, and so on. An essence is going to be more lightweight than a serum, products going from thinnest to thickest consistency leading into your moisturizer last. Their watery consistency makes it easier for the skin to absorb. An essence can be used on any skin type and at any age as they are a preventive measure but also target certain skin care concerns. They will make your skin more supple and ready to receive all the other skin care goodies that follow. That supple part I just mentioned is very real and you will wonder how you ever lived without it! They are extremely hydrating and nourishing and have active ingredients that will prep your skin. I like to think of them as a cheerleader for my serum and moisturizer. Your essence should make your skin feel rebalanced and hydrated. Hydration is the key to keeping skin youthful looking. They will treat fine lines, wrinkles, dull and uneven skin leaving you with a more even, brighter, and radiant complexion. I’ve also seen some essences do an amazing job at treating acne. While essences can be on the pricer side you only need a few drops in your hands. Then apply it by gently pressing your hands into the skin. I like to think of it as feeding my skin. I saw one of the biggest changes in my skin was when I added an essence in my routine. Once I started using one there was no turning back. Adding an essence between your toner and serum will be one of the easiest and most rewarding steps you will do. You will see a vast improvement in your skin and it only takes a few moments of your time everyday.

SKINCARE

Skincare Series: My Top 3 Serums

Farmacy Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum

This is a newer serum I have added to my skincare collection but fell in love with it quickly. I’m a big fan of Farmacy and their products and this one was no exception. A multitasking serum to exfoliate, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimize pores, and hydrate your skin while you sleep. Wake up with amazing Honeymoon Glowing skin!

Sephora $58.00 for 1 oz

Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum

Of course this is on the list! I have seen this serum transform the appearance of others skin. If you have acne or scarring this serum can help. It is wonderful for people with sensitive skin and have redness as it calms the skin and doesn’t irritate it. It truly helps soothe and repair the skin. It is a miracle in a bottle that will make foundation optional for you.

Sephora $46.00 for 1 oz

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Serum

I contaplated putting this one in my top 3 because it can be hard to get the U.S. and I knew the cicapair serum would be on here. I would be lying if this wasn’t included though, seeing as I just threw my empty bottle of it out. This serum is made to moisturize your skin, repair, and nourish. It really helps hydrate dry sensitive skin and doesn’t irritate. The whole ceramidin line is actually lovely. The ceramidin serum helps protect your skin making it perfect for the cold months.

Style Korean $43.20 for 1.35 oz

Tip In this series I post my favorites and what I use the most. Remember skincare is personal and everyone has different skin make sure you use products that meet your specific skincare needs. 

SKINCARE

Skincare Series: My Top 3 Essences

Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence

This is my favorite essence for improving the texture of my skin. It helps protect your skin from pollution. When I use this my skin is much more even and hydrated. I don’t think I could ever be without this. It plumps the skin and is perfection in a bottle.

Sephora $68.00 for 5 oz

AmorePacific Vintage Single Extract Essence

This was the first essence I ever used properly. I had a sample of it and was hooked. When I saw the price I wanted to hate it but I had already fallen in love. I get less breakouts when I use this essence and it keeps my skin looking more clear and firm.  You can find smaller bottles of this in sets or get a sample to try it out for yourself.

Sephora $145.00 for 4.05 oz

Laneige Water Bank Essence

If you have dry skin this essence will help you skin feel moisturized and hydrated longer throughout the day. Though it helps with dry skin it is suitable for all skin types. I love this essence for the colder months for it has a creamer texture and keeps your skin looking plump.

Sephora $36.00 for 2 oz

Tip Press essence into your skin rather than rubbing it around. Let your skin dry before applying your serum.

SKINCARE

Skincare Series: My Top 3 Toners

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid Moisturizing Toner

This is the perfect toner for dry skin but is beneficial to all skin types. It is thick and creamy and leaves skin moisturized. It helps with skin texture and is your best friend in the cold months. Remember a little of this product goes a long way.

Sephora $39.00 for 5.07 oz

Fresh Rose Floral Toner

I love how hydrated and even my skin looks after this toner. It has a light rose scent and gives your skin a beautiful glow.  It can be used throughout the day to refresh skin and as a setting spray. It is good for all skin types and is alcohol free.

Sephora $40.00 for 8.5 oz

Lush Breath Of Fresh Air

This is another great alcohol free toner for your skin. This is my go to when my skin is irritated or I’m having a break out. It has a wonderful calming effect on the skin and is a good choice for combination skin. It has great ingredients and smells lovely.

Lush $22.95 for 8.4 oz

Tip When picking a toner stay away from ones that contain alcohol. These will irritate your skin and cause dryness. Moisture and hydration are your best friends (even if you are oily).