I was really pleased to see Boots have developed their own range of sheet masks (this is one in a range of about five) and was keen to try a few of them to see how they compared against others I've tried.
Enriched with the Rooibos plant, this mask is aimed at helping to leave the skin feeling energised and revitalised. The packaging states it's made in Korea too, so I was expecting something pretty good quality once I opened it up, although for £2.50 - compared to other masks which usually come in at about £5.00 - I probably shouldn't have expected too much.
First off, the packaging was easy to open - just tear the top off and you're good to go. However, getting the mask out of the packaging, unfolded and onto my face proved a little more fiddly, mainly because it was drenched - and I mean DRENCHED - in product. So much so in fact, that when I finally got it out of the packaging, it proceeded to drip all over my bathroom floor. And because it had so much product on it, it was difficult to unfold without tearing (which I managed to do, twice). Once unfolded and applied I immediately noticed one very obvious thing - it was waaaay too big for my face.
I don't consider myself to have a petite face in any way, but I'm not sure who this face mask is aimed at when you consider just how big and out of proportion it was. The eyes and mouth holes were too big, meaning very large gaps were left around those areas, whilst the mask sections at the sides of my face were so generous I ended up cutting sections of it so I could overlap them and make it fit tighter.
Once I was happy with the application (around 5 minutes at this point) I proceeded to leave the mask on for the recommended 10-15 minutes before removing it and working what was left of the cream/serum into my skin. This had no noticeable scent to it and the cream/serum itself didn't break me out or make my skin react. However, it also didn't leave my skin feeling energised or revitalised and I didn't see any noticeable difference to the texture or overall look of my skin.
For the price, it might be worth considering especially if you're reluctant to spend £5.00 on one mask. The main let down for me though was just how large the mask was, making the overall experience far too time consuming and fiddly for my liking. Sheet masks are supposed to be quicker and easier, but the sheer size of this one means you can easily spend 5 minutes alone cutting sections of it just to make it fit your face better.
A fair attempt from Boots at trying to break into the sheet mask market, but it's not quite hit the mark for me.