Thursday, September 17, 2015

Memebox X Derfill Animal Sheet Masks & Daltokki Rice Facial Scrub Review

Memebox has been on a frenzy sending their blogger stuff to review, lately! I know I went quite awhile without hearing much from them, and now this is the second batch of review products I received in a short time! Of course, I'm not complaining! I love bringing you guys reviews outside of subscription boxes- which don't get me wrong, I love subscriptions, but they can definitely get repetitive- not to mention there's blog after blog reviewing subscriptions these days! It seems like this time around the Memebox "Ambassadors" all got slightly different things to review. I received some sheet masks that are new to me as well as a face scrub that I have already owned, but never tried before! I guess now's the time!

I feel like printed sheet masks have been a huge deal for 2015. Last year you barely saw anything outside of a black-colored charcoal sheet mask, now you've got everything from Spiderman, Venetian Masks, and of course, animals. The animal masks are definitely the most popular. The first ones I saw be released on the market were from SNP, although it's possible another brand had them first and I'm not aware? Either way, I was sent 3 different masks from a company called "Derfill" which is completely new to me. 

These soothing and nourishing masks rejuvenate tired skin in order to produce healthier skin cells. They are fortified with natural herb extracts which have whitening, anti-aging and revitalizing properties. They deeply nourishes the pores while locking in proper moisture and abundant nourishment to put the skin at its best condition.

One thing that I noticed about these masks is that while they're all different, they all have the same ingredients list with the exception of ONE differing ingredient that gives them their name. I'm going to go ahead and say pretty confidently that these are probably not that much different from each other in terms of results because of that. I will bold the "stand out" ingredient in each mask (if there is one) in the ingredients lists below.

Let's take a peek at each mask and their ingredients, and then I'll tell you what I thought!

Aside from looking less like a cat and more so like a deranged clown from Hell, this one seemed to fit the best on my face. I genuinely thought they'd all be cut the same, but the eye holes on this one were slightly larger and more comfortable to wear.

Ingredients:
water, glycerin, butylene glycol, propanediol, dimethicone, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, alcohol, sodium hyaluronate, hydrolyzed collagen, betaine, trehalose, phenyl trimethicone, carbomer, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, honey extract, ascophyllum nodosum extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, potassium hydroxide, sodium polyacrylate, ascorbic acid, hydrogenated lecithin, ceramide 3, fragrance 

HAHAHAH I'm sorry I cannot stop laughing at this one. It makes me look more deformed than cute. This should be called the 'Thing of Nightmares" mask, honestly. The eye holes are shaped so weirdly, and the forehead is just SO long that it covered all of my bangs. And where are the whiskers? It just looks really odd and fit even more poorly.


Ingredients: 
water, glycerin, butylene glycol, propanediol, dimethicone, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, alcohol,  hydrolyzed collagen, sodium hyaluronate, betaine, trehalose, phenyl trimethicone, carbomer, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, honey extract, ascophyllum nodosum extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, potassium hydroxide, sodium polyacrylate, hydrogenated lecithin, ceramide 3, fragrance

The panda mask is a pretty good fit, although as I'll show you below, all 3 masks were super short on the sides and didn't come close to touching my ears. The were very tall and there was a lot of mask just hanging out on top of my bangs.

Ingredients: 
water, glycerin, butylene glycol, propanediol, dimethicone, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) fruit extract, alcohol, sodium hyaluronate, hydrolyzed collagen, betaine, trehalose, phenyl trimethicone, carbomer, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, honey extract, ascophyllum nodosum extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, bambusa vulgaris water (bamboo), phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, potassium hydroxide, sodium polyacrylate, hydrogenated lecithin, ceramide 3, fragrance  

 Overall Thoughts on the Derfill Sheet Masks
Hmm. Ok where do I begin? First of all, these masks are absolutely loaded with essence. For me, that's not a good thing. I was actually wiping blobs of essence off of these and into my bathroom sink because they were so gloopy:
While I'm sure there are people who like their sheet masks like this, I'm definitely not one of them.

Another thing I had a major issue with was the fit. While I don't expect masks to fit my face perfectly, I can usually make do with them and make them work for me. These had such massively long foreheads that they ended up soaking my bangs. My bangs are STILL wet as I type this and I took the cat mask off over an hour ago. While they were really long fit-wise, they were actually too short width-wise:
Again, I've used masks that don't reach all the way to my ears many times, but these felt like they were especially short. If I'm going to use a sheet mask, I want my entire face to be receiving the essence, and these were leaving that much room on each side of my face, which I wasn't happy with.

These masks have a decent ingredient list, however I also found it a little odd that they are so incredibly similar. The Tiger mask has the standard ingredient list, while the cat has Vitamin C thrown in and the Panda has Bamboo water. So why would anyone ever buy the Tiger mask if the Cat and Panda both have the same ingredients lists as the Tiger, but with additional beneficial ingredients? It just doesn't make sense to me.

Are these the worst sheet masks I've ever used? Not even close. Once I swabbed off the pound of excess essence and left these on, they did a nice job moisturizing my skin. The Cat mask may have even done a little brightening action for me, which I liked. Having said that, I don't think they're anything special, and I also think there are dozens of better animal-print masks on the market with more detailed/fun prints.


The Daltokki bunny might be the most hilarious creature on any kbeauty packaging, and that's saying something. I'm not entirely sure what makes it so creepy yet kind of cute and hilarious at the same time- maybe it's the human face on the bunny body? Ahh I don't know- but it makes me laugh every time I see it!
I'll let you in on a little secret about me: I almost never use scrubs on my face. My skin is insanely sensitive when it comes to manual exfoliators, which is why I almost always use chemical/acid exfoliators like AHA/BHA. While they do a great job, there is admittedly times when my skin could definitely use a mild scrub to give it a little glow-boost. 

While Memebox sent this particular container for me to review, I actually already owned this scrub- I received it in a past Memebox, actually! I vaguely remember some people saying it burned their skin a bit when they used it, so I was certainly in no rush to try it out. Because of that, I had a completely unused container already sitting in my stash. I figured it was obviously time I got brave and gave this stuff a try.
 Major Ingredients:
 Rice, Oregano leaf extract, eucalyptus leaf extract, perilla oil, licorice extract, green tea extract, rosemary extract, centella asiatica urban extract, chamomile extract, gold extract, knotweed extract

This scrub contains sticky rice granules, which are a round shape so they are non-abrasive and can exfoliate even sensitive skin without irritation. Sticky rice granules contain lots of nutritious ingredients (fraulein min, tocopherols, vitamins etc) to provide vitality to the skin.
Not only is this a scrub, but it can also be used as a cleanser.

What makes the Daltokki scrub so good for my skin in theory, is that it's an incredibly gentle exfoliator. It's super soft and almost spongey in terms of consistency. You can feel some small granules in there, but they're made of rice rather than sugar or another more abrasive equivalent, so it actually feels more like it's massaging the skin rather than scratching at it.
Here's a better look at the actual consistency of this stuff. It's really neat, actually! It's a gooey, spongey, almost airy-like texture that's pretty fun! You need a surprisingly small amount of this to really cover your entire face. I think I dipped my finger in twice to put out a small amount to dab on each of my cheeks, and that was more than enough to spread over my face.

I was a little concerned about the "burning" feeling others had described, so I tried this out on my hand first before putting it on my face.
How to Use:
-Wet Face Before using scrub
-Apply Small amount of scrub to the face
- Gently mssage over your skin using your fingertips for 30 seconds
- Slowly continue to add water to the scrub as it begins to become dry on the skin.
- Rinse with lukewarm water, pat dry and apply toner and essence.

Some Things to Note:
-Store in a cool place or refrigerator (due to organic sticky rice ingredients)
-Keep Product Away from Water
-Use spatula or tea spoon to scoop
-Use 1-2 times per week. 

In the first photo above, you can see about how much should be used at once. The second photo is what the scrub looks like as you begin to massage it onto the skin. As the directions explain, the scrub does begin to feel a little rough/dry, and that is when you know to wet your hands and continue massaging. The 3rd photo is what the scrub should look like once you've finished massaging- like a milky liquid.

So lets take a look at the immediate results that I got on the back of my hand:
These pictures are not photoshopped in any way, I assure you. The left picture is of my right hand- which I did not use the scrub on. The photo on the right is of my left hand, immediately after using the scrub. I took both pictures under the window of my bathroom one after another.
 To say that you can see a difference is an understatement! At first I thought there must be a whitening ingredient in this product, but I think it really just did a beautiful job of exfoliating my skin! I really couldn't believe how even-toned and smooth my skin looked. I also didn't feel any sort of irritation when using it either. I decided I would go ahead and give it a try on my face as well.

Results Using Scrub on My Face
Since I had such visible results on my hands, I decided to finally give this scrub a try on my face. I used it as directed, rinsed and patted my skin dry. I definitely think this scrub does a great job cleansing, although I'll admit I have not yet checked the pH of this product. Having said that, my skin felt incredibly clean and fresh. 
What I also noticed, was the appearance of my skin. The way my fiance described it is: "It looks like you have an instagram filter on your face!" Because it's true! My skin looked a bit "whiter" (I'm pale anyway so it's most likely the result of using a scrub when I normally don't.) my pores were definitely smaller and less visible, and all the oil and shininess was completely eliminated. The results were actually way more pronounced than I expected!

But...
Even though I am in love with the results of this scrub, I did notice one thing that changed when I used it on my face: the burning. There definitely was a slight burning sensation on my face for about 2-3 minutes after using this scrub. I didn't see any redness, nor have I seen any breakouts or skin issues since using it (it's been 2 days since I tried it), but it's something I do want to point out if you have sensitive skin like I do, or cannot handle products that cause this type of reaction. I can only attribute the burning to the large amount of essential oils and plant extracts that this scrub contains. 
 I have seen reviews to the contrary, but I also think that this scrub made my skin feel a little "tight." I wouldn't say that it dried out my skin by any means, but I definitely rushed over to use my Missha Starting Treatment Essence to relieve that tight-feeling. 

If you are able to handle a small amount of burning/tingling after using this scrub, I do think it's definitely worth a shot. The results, for me at least, were immediate and visible- and that is something I don't find regularly with most skincare products.

After Using 2 More Times
I decided to continue using this scrub to see if my results would change at all, and I wanted to write it in here really quickly before I posted this review. I found that the "burning" sensation randomly ceased- for some odd reason it only caused that reaction the first time I used this product. 3 days later I used it again, and had the same type of results as the initial use, only without the burnies. 3 days later I used it a 3rd time and still had no issue. I honestly can't tell you what would have caused it to happen the first time and not the next, but I thought I would point that out! 
Overall Thoughts
While I don't think I'll be purchasing the Derfill masks anytime soon, I don't think that they're necessarily bad masks- they just seem like they're priced more for entertainment factor than actual quality- and I personally don't think the pictures printed on them are as good as the SNP masks. Having said that, they did a decent job moisturizing my skin, and didn't leave behind any breakouts or irritation. 
The Daltokki face scrub was a huge surprise for me. For a product that has been sitting unused in my drawer of wash-off masks, I can only say I was bummed out that I didn't try it sooner! I think if you're suffering from uneven skin tone, or some dry/rough patches on your skin, this would be a great one for you to try! Even someone like myself who has oily skin- it seems like this controls oil well. I like this enough to continue to use it at least once a week to be my gentle manual exfoliator.

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2 comments:

  1. The animals masks look kind of cute and kind of scary in a cute way? Lol. I like how your hair got a taste of the masks too.

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    1. HAHAH scary in a cute way is the best way to describe these kinds of masks for sure! :) And lol yes if only the sheet masks were also a hair mask! These things had giant foreheads I couldn't believe how far up my hairline they went!

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