This is my favorite mask that I’ve tried so far for Mask Mondays! If you like strawberry scent, milk masks and subtle brightening, this is a must-read. I can’t wait to review this mask for you.
A’pieu is a Korean beauty brand, so unfortunately I wasn’t able to read any of the information on the package. I purchased this mask in my Shop Hush Haul and the description on their website describes that the mask contains milk essence to hydrate skin and that the strawberry within contains vitamin C to help with brighter skin.
First let’s expand on the ingredients to determine what this mask can do for us.
Milk contains lactic acid which is an acidic exfoliant proven to help with wrinkles and acne. It is also known to be soothing and hydrating for certain skin conditions. As far as skincare goes, strawberries are an overlooked ingredient; they are rich in vitamin C which is great for fighting signs of aging. These sweet berries also contain antioxidants which fight free radicals on the skin that can cause acne. Furthermore strawberries contain acids that even skin complexion.
When I bought this mask I thought to myself, “oh, here’s a cute one I can try out.” I honestly didn’t think it would do anything special, but I was pleasantly surprised!
As opposed to the standard plastic/foil rectangle packaging, this A’pieu mask comes shaped like a milk container, which I thought was so cute. As I mentioned before, there is nothing written in English on the package but the pink design with strawberries splashing into milk is adorable. It made me crave a bowl of cereal, tbh.
Usually the outside of the packaging is foil and it’s lined with plastic on the inside, as this mask was. What I found odd was how thick the inner packaging was. When I ripped into it by hand it didn’t tear the inner plastic lining at all. At least all the liquids are sure to stay put.
The first thing I noticed after opening this mask was the delicious scent! It literally smells like strawberries and cream. Perhaps slightly artificial strawberry scented, but still so yummy! If you’re sensitive to scents or fragrance on your skin this is probably not the mask for you.
As far as the sheet itself, it was similar to the last mask I tried with a vented nose area and a sort of wider layout. It didn’t fit perfectly around my mouth but overall my full face was covered well.
Also as per usual, the mask was very saturated and there was plenty of liquid leftover on the inside which I will talk more about later.
I applied this mask in the early evening after removing my makeup and doing a light cleanse. I made sure to pat my skin dry so that it would be ready to absorb all the product.
I had a rash on my forehead; little bumps with a slightly rough texture and itchiness. I had a bit of concern about doing a mask while my skin was clearly having a reaction but since I have an idea of what is causing the issue (argan oil from a hair product) I decided to go ahead with trying out the mask.
While I had the strawberry milk mask on, I felt like it kept lifting in some areas. The mask would be wet but it would bubble up off of the skin. I had to keep smoothing it down, which I didn’t like.
I originally planned to leave the mask on for 20 minutes but after 35 minutes all the product still had not absorbed, so I decided my skin must have been hydrated to capacity already haha.
When I took the mask off I could feel product on the surface of my skin. I rubbed it in (face, neck, chest and hands) and felt very…plump? I could tell that my skin was radiant. Also the rash on my forehead was totally gone! No bumpies, no itchies–I could not believe it.
I didn’t wear makeup for the rest of the day and didn’t use any other products that would interfere with the mask results. That evening after applying the mask I kept reapplying the leftover liquid and layering it with my Eau Roma Water Toner from Lush. Since the smell was so heavenly I also rubbed some into my hands. Even after 3 or 4 layers I still have product leftover.
I have mentioned before that my skin type is combo/oily T-zone and that I have pretty substantial hyperpigmentation and scarring. Over time with the use of good products I have noticed the scarring on my face is really evening out. Most days I wear little to no makeup at work and just wear it on the weekends for fun.
Anyway, I did feel that this mask helped a bit with some of my scarring, but it is hard to say to what extent since my complexion has been gradually evening out over the past year. I didn’t see a wowing difference but more of a slight fading over the scarred areas of my skin. I felt hydrated after this mask but if you have dry skin this may not be enough for you.
What’s your take on scented masks? I know it can be a bit of an issue for people with sensitive skin but since I love fragrance this strawberry mask was right up my alley.
On a scale of 1-10 I would rate this mask an 8.5 for performance, fragrance and satisfaction. It was only $2! This is the kind of mask I’d want to use again and again. I definitely recommend it, and hopefully I will pick up more of the A’pieu masks soon.
Here’s the link to the Strawberry Milk Mask on A’pieu’s website.
Thanks for reading this week’s Mask Monday review! Come back next week to see what mask I choose next.