SNP is a Korean brand and it is an abbreviation for Shining Nature Purity. They have many masks such as the popular animal ones. The two masks I am going to review in this post are the ones in the picture. I am sure most people already know how to use a sheet mask. If not, here is a brief explanation from my previous post.
Bird’s Nest Aqua Ampoule
Water, Glycerin, Swiftlet Nest Extract (1000 mg), Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polysorbate 80, Betaine, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Ceramide 3, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Flavor
If you are not familiar with bird’s nest, it is a nest woven by a type of bird called Swiftlet using their saliva. As gross as it sounds, it is very common in Asia. When eaten, it claims to nourish you internally giving you a natural glow on your skin from within. I have never tried bird’s nest as it is quite expensive the good quality kind so I cannot attest to whether the claims are valid or not and I feel it might be a gimmick also. So I came across these masks during my trip in Seoul and I was thinking to myself, why not just give it a try. This mask contains 1000 mg of Swiftlet nest extract (no birds were harmed during the process.) Bird’s nest when applied topically, provides deep hydration and brightness. I generally leave sheet masks on my face for about 30 minutes before removing. It is moisturizing with a slight oily feeling which is not too noticeable after other products are applied. I feel my face is brighter and firmer after application.
Charcoal Mineral Black Ampoule
Water, Glycerin, Mineral Water (1000 mg), Alcohol, Betaine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Castanea Crenata (Chestnut) Shell Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract, Fomes Officinalis (Mushroom) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Charcoal Powder (6.25 mg), Polysorbate 80, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Perfume
This mask contains 1000 mg of mineral water which is supposed to soothe your skin. It also contains 6.25 mg of charcoal powder hence the black sheet. Charcoal is used to draw out impurities and absorb oil. I personally prefer to use a pure charcoal mud mask instead of a sheet one because I simply cannot see how a piece of cotton cloth infused with charcoal powder can help unclog my pores. Also, I do not like to combine both hydrating, oil absorbing and cleansing properties in one mask as I believe it will not do much and my assumption is right. It does provide light hydration but no noticeable effect in the unclogging or cleansing area. It will be a good moisturizing mask for oily and acne prone skin or to be used in the warmer months.
In conclusion, if you are just looking for a good moisturizing mask, I will go with the bird’s nest. If you have oily or acne prone skin, the charcoal would be ideal as oily skin still needs hydration and this one provides it lightly. Both masks have a barely noticeable scent so if you are allergic to fragrance, this will not be a concern. I hope you find this review helpful and as always, thank you for reading!