Formula 10.0.6 Face Masks

Disclaimer : Some of the items here are sent to me for review purpose. However, all the opinions and thoughts written are all mine and based on my personal experience with the products.

Brand Review

For all of you who are not familiar with Formula 10.0.6, this brand started in 1933 by a chemist and dispensed exclusively by pharmacists. It has a really good history for teenagers back in 80s – 90s. They relaunched the brand with the current sleek modern packaging back in 2009, and completed their collection with the facemasks for every skin need in 2014. So it is not necessarily new brand, but I can say this is an oldie but a goodie.

You can find them at Ulta or their website, and all masks are $6.99 for 3.4 Fl. Oz or 100 ml.

First time I found Formula 10.0.6 was when I made my trip to Ulta around end of last year, in the search of replacing my Origins charcoal mask (Girl, that mask is good but dang it’s so pricey!) The first product I try from them were some face masks and night cream. (Review on them are on my previous post)

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In my opinion, Formula 10.0.6 is a great brand that really deserves more love from the Beauty Community. They have such a great choice of product that really under-rated because of all the Big Beauty Gurus or YouTubers are so overwhelmed with the expensive mud mask, magnetic mask, magic mask or whatsoever. What’s important for me about skin care is how effective they are, and how well it suit my skin. Doesn’t matter if it cost a fortune, if it doesn’t suit me I won’t use it. Formula 10.0.6 happens to be the one that works very well for my skin need and doesn’t cost an arm and leg to get it.

So without further due, let’s see what they got

Pore Be Pure Skin Clarifying Mud Mask

Type : Regular cream mask

Base : Strawberry + Yarrowthumb_img_2554_1024

This is my favorite mask so far. With my big pores and  oily skin, this mask really helps me to minimize pore. I used to ignore people saying that I need to put on face masks twice a week to help my skin, but once I started using this mask I want to use it everyday. It smell so refreshingly good (all the masks here do all smell GOOD) and within first 2 weeks I started using it, I noticed that my pores are shrinking, my skin is also less oily. After washing it off, my skin fill firm, tight (in good way) and really soft.

Get Your Glow On Skin Brigthening Peel Maskthumb_img_2557_1024

Type : Peel Mask

Base : Papaya + Citrus

I have quite sensitive skin, and there’s a nice little tingling effect when I put on this mask the first time but once it dries down I can’t feel it anymore. First time I put this on, I notice it helps with pore minimizing too. My pores visibly look smaller and skin look smoother from the first use. For the past week I have been using the peel mask and mud mask almost everyday interchangeably, and I can really see the difference especially when applying foundation. Peel mask also helps to remove your dead skin cell that can make your skin look dull. I feel that my skin feel more plump after using the peel masks, instead of tightened like when i use the mud mask.

Be Berry Clear Illuminating Peel Maskthumb_img_2555_1024

Type : Peel Mask

Base : Raspberry + Acai

Yes you read it correctly, I do use Illuminating Peel Mask for my oily skin. The illuminating here is not to make you skin look more dewy, but it’s leaning to a brightening effect. I notice that it helps to brighten my skin in the area where I have darkened acne scar. Sometimes for the day when you’re lazy to wash your face over and over again, peel mask is really fun to use. Aside from the smell that’s also amazing, this mask also helps to minimize pore. I notice that it also help to reduce the texture on my skin, especially if you exfoliate first before you put on the mask. The difference with the get your glow on, this peel mask takes a little longer to dry. The after effect is not as plump as the Get Your Glow On, but it feels more hydrating.

Be Berry Fresh Balancing Mud Maskthumb_img_2556_1024

Type : Regular cream mask

Base : Bilberry + Neroli

For you my Girl with combo skin, I feel this will be suitable for you. I combine this with the Pore Be Pure mask on my face. I feel that this is more suitable for oily skin, especially when you are having break out.  It is definitely refreshing to use, don’t question me on the smell cause it smell awesome just like the other mask. My skin feels smoother after using this, not as tightening as Pore Be Pure though but it has more calming and soothing effect.

There’s one more mud mask that I haven’t tried, it’s the Deep Down Detox Mud Mask and  one other peel mask, Be Berry Smooth Peel Mask (this one is moisture rich, which I don’t think it suits oily skin type). Let me know if have tried or about to try any of these.

Final Words:

Formula 10.0.6 face masks are really under-rated. They deserve more hype, not only because of the quality of their product, but also how affordable they are. For you who love to do skincare at home, these masks are worth to try and are a really great options. You can choose the mask type that’s right for your skin type and suits your skin need, or combine them. I would suggest to try one of their mud mask and one of the peel mask to start with, so you can get to know which formula that suits your skin, or which one that you prefer. If you want to try all of them, that is totally fine cause they’re so affordable. I can get 5 mask for the price of 1 mask of my previous face mask 🙂

Special note for my oily girls out there, since I myself an oily girl 😉 : Pore Be Pure Mud Mask and Be Berry Clear Peel Mask will be your best friends

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Mini Haul 1 – First Impression

 

Hey Pretties!

Just want to share a little first impression for my mini haul from Target (because who can walk to Target and not grabbing something from makeup aisle haha…)

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  1. Laneige Goodnight Kit (on sale for $5)

This box consists of 2 masks, one is the water sleeping mask, and two is the Mulberry Yogurt Repairing Mask. I’ve tried both and they felt nice on the skin. Both are on the creamy gel consistency with nice floral scent. I love me some subtle soft fragrance in my products, but if you’re sensitive to smell I don’t think this is gonna be a problem for you.

The water sleeping mask doesn’t really give any plumping effect in the morning like what’s all the hype said but still feel hydrating. For my oily skin, the first time I apply it, it feels a little tacky and not absorbed quickly. I will definitely need to use more of this to know how well it works

The repairing mask gives more instant result. No, you won’t have silky smooth flawless skin in one application (I wish!) but you can see the shrinking pores and firmer skin but not drying. Almost feel like jello feeling – the firm one, not the too much water one (what a worst way to explain it). I like both of this mask so far, but will give you an update once I use them more.

  1. Essence Pure Nude Highlight ($ 4.49)

Holy moly! January wasn’t over yet when I bought this and I broke my “what not to buy in 2017” list. But, in my defense I’ve been wanting to try this highlight since last year but the Target and Ulta near me always out of stock, and when I shop online at Ulta I always distracted by other stuff (good job for knowing what you want and what you need, Nic!)

Anyway, been using this for about 3 times now and I LOVE IT! This highlight gives you the nice sheen glow (not shimmer) on your skin. One thing that I love so much about this highlight is that it doesn’t accentuate the texture or pores on my skin, which what other highlight tends to do to me.

So, if you want a nice highlight that’s not blinding (which I prefer) this one is definitely for you.

  1. Essence Eyeliner Pen

There is nothing really special about this eyeliner. It does have a very thin tip that can give you precise liner (reminds me of Kat Von D tattoo liner) Well, almost all drugstore and high-end eyeliner have the same tip with this one (another reason why I always grab drugstore eyeliner, cause they’re just as good). For the price point that’s on the very affordable side, I can see I might get this one more often.

I think I’ll have to try more product from Essence. What do you guys think? What product from Essence that you like or I should try next?

Thanks for reading, Guys and please check back in about 2 weeks for the update on these products

Peace out!