Sheet masks fall in to two basic types; a papery-cloth type or a kind of rubbery-gel type. With the gel sheet masks, it is the heat of the skin that helps to liquify the infusion so that your skin gets a really good soaking of whatever ingredients are there. 

There is just no getting away from the fact that you look weird.. Mr BBB thought my serious skin care regime was all kinds of funny and likened me to C-3PO, which is more acturate than I care to mention when I tried the Jamela Luxurious Gold Crystal Collagen Mask. Jamela produce all kinds of sheet masks, made in China, and this particular one, being gold in colour, I just couldn’t resist. It contains plant collagen, gold mineral dust, moisturisers, hyaluronic acid, rose essence, Vitamin E and antibacterial agents. It’s suggested that you leave it on for 2-5 hours, but I’m at a loss to explain how you would do this as the masks are very slidey and I cannot see how they would stay on at night – which is probably the only time where you could reasonably wear a mask for that length of time. 

Once you get used to the feel of the mask, it’s actually rather soothing and my skin felt infinitely refreshed afterwards, but you need to get into the way of regular use to see any long-term benefits. The gel masks are preferable, in my view, to the thin cloth masks which always seem to feel a bit drying on my skin. 

I’m getting slightly more used to this type of mask; it is a very far cry from the creaminess of formula masks which we are rather more used to in the UK. The Gold Crystal Collagen Masks are £37.50 for five and you can find them, and other sheet masks at

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