In the last couple of weeks,  I’ve noticed my complexion was looking dull and in need a bit of a pep-up. So as always, my first thoughts were to ask the girls at The Amazing Blog for advice. They introduced to some MITOMO Samurai Masks, which are face sheet masks, and I must say that they offered me a wonderful pampering opportunity. In fact, they proved to be quite addictive, as not only did they force me to take some meditative time out (20-30 minutes for masks to work), but left my skin as soft as a baby’s bottom! Best of all they’re are specifically formulated for the male complexion: the Purifying Galactomyces Firming Essence Mask & the Brightening Galactomyces Firming Essence Mask both from Mitomo’s Ukyioe Essence range.

MITOMO as the name suggests is Japanese. They launched in 2006, and are best known from producing beauty products – particularly sheet masks. All ingredients are sourced in Japan where they also create and manufactured all their products. They’ve become a globally recognised brand and are now available in over 60 countries. If you’ve been reading our features, then you might remember that we have introduced MITOMO’s products here with their Eye Mask and their Essence Mask collection here.

I tried both the Purifying Galactomyces Firming Essence Mask and the Brightening Galactomyces Firming Essence MaskBoth these sheet masks are easy to use and are made from eco-friendly biodegradable bamboo fibres. The main difference between these two is that the Purifying Mask has the actives of vitamin B, minerals and amino acids – all of which help draw out the impurities in the skin. Whereas the Brightening Mask has key actives of aloe vera and hyaluronic acid to help revitalise the skin, giving it deep hydration and elasticity. Both masks have galactomyces ferment filtrate, which is a nutrient-dense yeast, and a by-product of fermented sake, it’s used as a moisturising agent and has powerful antioxidants. This helps to improve the skin quality, regulating skin tone making it softer.  We’d suggest using the Purifying Mask first and then a day or two later the Brightening Mask. These are both suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.  I thoroughly enjoyed taking 30 minutes of relaxation time, to use the sheet masks.  When I removed the masks, I massaged any excess liquid into my face to aid further absorption of all the ingredients. The results were noticeable, my skin was clearer and fine lines plumped up. Quickly added after each application, the results seem to get better and better making it rather easy to get hooked on this my new skincare routine! To purchase the Purifying Galactomyces Firming Essence Mask or the Perfect Galactomyces Firming Essence Mask from here, both are available singly from £3.49 each or in a box of 6 sheets for £ 17.49. 

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