There are so many different kinds of masks out there formulated to suit different skin types and provide different benefits. Previously for Small Talk, we’ve reviewed Village 11 Factory’s 2-Step Sheet Masks and Dr. Jart’s Dermask Shaking Rubber Mask. This time around, we’re trying out Petitfee’s Chamomile & Agave Hydrogel Face Masks!
Dianne: Hey Maureen, I saw that you tried Petitfee’s Chamomile & Agave eye masks! I’ve been meaning to try out the hydrogel sheet mask versions. Have you tried those ones yet?
Maureen: I tried the eye masks and they were great! Can’t wait to try the face masks 😍
Zoe: I love hydrogel masks, and my face is like SUPER DRYYYYYY right now 😭
Romy: I’m already obsessed with sheet masks but hydrogel masks are next level! And the colors of the Petitfee Hydrogel Face Masks look so cute!
Dianne: Yes!!! I tried hydrogel facial masks a LONG time ago and tbh I don’t really remember what they feel like!
Zoe: I only remember that it’s hard to make them stay on lol.
Dianne: Let’s get #sheetfaced 😂
Zoe: How was the fit?
Dianne: It’s crazy! It fits like a second skin lmaooo
Romy: These masks fit perfectly for me as well! I applied the top one first before putting on the bottom one, and I was surprised that it didn’t fall off my face like other hydrogel masks I’ve tried before.
Zoe: Lol how did it fit your face that perfectly? Mine was loose.
Maureen: Mine also hugs perfectly.
Romy: Haha maybe your face is too small for the mask?
Dianne: :O This was the first time a mask fit so perfectly for me! Usually, it falls off to the side or down my chin, or it goes up to my hair!
Maureen: The chin area is a bit small for me, but I have a long chin.
Zoe: Oh my god, I was actually hoping it would be a little bigger. There were gaping holes around my nose and chin. 😂 Usually with face masks, I use the extended areas for my neck too, so they can really deliver a lifting effect.
Dianne: On closer inspection, I noticed that it had a gauze-like material in between the hydrogel. I think that’s what made it easily conform to the shape of the face~
Maureen: Yeah, it doesn’t slip.
Dianne: Did you like the texture of the masks?
Maureen: I sure do. I mean, I love all hydrogel masks.
Dianne: I thought it would be a lot more jelly-like, and that it would feel slimy because of all the essence in the packet.
Zoe: The essence was super silky.
Romy: These masks have such a smooth feel to them, and the essence was just the right amount so it wasn’t messy to put on.
Zoe: I rubbed the essence from the packet all over my body~~~ It literally softened my skin instantly, and it’s non-sticky omg!
Maureen: It also doesn’t drip.
Romy: Plus it doesn’t tear as easily!
Dianne: Exactly! I was surprised at how durable it was considering I’m hella clumsy.
Zoe: It sure feels more premium than regular hydrogel.
Maureen: I just hope they could use less plastic to make it more eco-friendly. Both pieces were layered between plastic sheets. Makes it easier to take them out tho.
Romy: I think that’s so they stay in shape in the packaging? But I agree, they should try to make it more eco-friendly.
Maureen: How long did you guys keep them on?
Dianne: I put them on for around 15 mins and I really felt the essence soak into my skin. Could’ve gone longer tho, the packet says it lasts around 20 mins.
Romy: Same here. I left them on for 15 minutes and there was still plenty of essence left after taking them off.
Zoe: Oops, for the Agave one, I left it on for like 40mins (by accident).
Romy: Wow, did it completely dry out?
Zoe: Surprisingly not lol. The finishing is the same as when I put the Chamomile one on for 20 mins 😂
Romy: How did your skin feel after applying the Agave version?
Zoe: I felt very soothed haha, and my face looked hydrated and plump but not super dewy like it’s supposed to after wearing a sheet mask.
Dianne: Yeah, I agree. With some masks, the essence feels super sticky afterwards and doesn’t dry very quickly. I always feel like the essence dissipates into the air instead of soaking into my skin. BUT for this one, the essence was lightweight and actually moisturized my skin!
Romy: It soothed my skin as well! I had a few blemishes that were super red and angry but after applying the Agave mask, my skin felt soothed and my acne looked less inflamed.
Maureen: I also like how it soothed my skin, especially after a day in the sun. My masks were half-flattened by the time I took them off, so all the moisture went into my skin!
Zoe: I love how with hydrogel masks, they actually shrink after use haha. I also really love the smell and color! Not sure what the scent is actually… reminds me of certain air fresheners in oceany scents XD
Dianne: Oh really? I honestly didn’t think it had a certain fragrance! 😆 I’m not very sensitive to scents and couldn’t really pinpoint what it was~
Maureen: I can’t remember the smell tbh, but is it just me, or do both masks have a minty feel?
Romy: Yeah, I can’t remember the smell either, but I remember they were both pleasant scents XD The Agave one left a slight cooling sensation while I was wearing it, but it felt really nice and not tingly!
Zoe: I find the Agave gave more of a tingling feel when I first tried it, whereas for Chamomile, it was more of a gentle coolness throughout (relieved)
Dianne: The Chamomile defos felt gentler on skin. I didn’t notice my complexion looking much brighter, but it did even out the areas where I got a bit sunburnt.
Romy: I was in total zen mode when I had the Chamomile mask on. It felt soothing and left my skin looking plumper, but it also didn’t leave my skin tone looking brighter.
Maureen: The brightening effect of the chamomile was more obvious when I tried the eye masks – they helped brighten my dark circles.
Romy: Perhaps you need to use it long term to really see the brightening effects?
Zoe: Hmm, brightening effect is always so hard to judge. But it sure made my skin glow nicely! Based on the finishing, I feel the masks are more suited to use before putting on makeup.
Romy: They definitely make it easier for you to apply your makeup, but I prefer using it in my nighttime routine.
Dianne: Yeah, I only ever wear sheet masks for my nighttime routine or when I wear particularly heavy makeup.
Zoe: I actually still need to apply a sleeping pack afterwards for my nighttime routine. I love the finishing, but it’s just not quite nourishing enough for my dry skin.
Dianne: Team Agave or Team Chamomile?
Maureen: It’d be Agave for me just coz of the strange blue color XD
Dianne: Same here! Maybe it’s because of the weather, but I love how cooling it is after a long day of boiling under the sun!
Romy: Me too! I love how the Agave one cools my skin, so Agave wins for me! The cute bluish/purplish color is also another reason why I prefer it 💙
Dianne: Totally~ its color is so Insta-worthy!
Zoe: Despite the amazing color of the Agave one, I prefer Chamomile. Chamomile is like a holy grail for sensitive skin 😍 I have to say the slight tingling from the Agave put me off a teeny bit.