When Travelmate Sheet Mask Review

When says their Travelmate Sheet Mask is for "when travel is taking a toll on your skin… When travelmate bio-cellulose sheet mask soaked in intensely hydrating serum formulated with help to soothe and refresh your skin from UV rays, wind and dry cabin air. When Travel Biocellulose Sheet mask will make your skin look amazing while you are on the road." These K Beauty sheet masks contain 23ml of serum, and retail for $7 individually, or $28 for a pack of four masks. When Beauty is not cruelty free. The Travelmate Sheet Mask is manufactured in Korea. 

The Travelmate Sheet Mask comes in a cute hot pink pouch with bright turquoise and white lettering - it's a very 90s color scheme, almost Barbie-ish really. Very cute. The reverse side of the sachet offers plenty of product information, directions for use, and a full ingredient list in a handful of languages. More important than the packet is the mask it's self. When's sheet masks are a large gel-like coconut biocellulose mask that form fits to the face very well, and has a fantastic ability to stick and stay in place. These biodegradable masks never budge on me for the entire half hour I wear them - I'm able to stay active and get my evening chores done while wearing a When sheet mask. The outer packaging for the mask is recyclable, and as I mentioned, the sheet mask it's self is eco-friendly and biodegradable. 

A few weeks ago I tested out When's Snow Magic Sheet Mask and absolutely loved it - it's one of, if not THE best sheet mask I've ever used. I had equally high hopes for Travelmate, and while it wasn't a bad mask, it definitely wasn't as good as Snow Magic. When's Travelmate Sheet Mask is meant to moisturize and calm the skin, and I think it does a satisfactory job at doing so. This sheet mask has a refreshing, cooling feeling when first applied; not in a tingly way, but in a wet, watery way that immediately made my skin feel fresher. After the suggested half hour of wear, I removed the biocellulose mask to find that the milky white serum was sitting on top of my skin and had barely sunken in at all, I needed to pat it in thoroughly before following up with a moisturizer. Travelmate's results weren't too impressive honestly. This sheet mask was lightly hydrating and left my skin feeling slightly tacky. This mask delivered a simple infusion of moisture, that's all. A small amount of extra essence was included in the packet, enough for me to squeeze into a little container for two more applications. 

I could essentially copy/paste my ~ingredients paragraph~ from the Snow Magic mask into this post if I wanted to - the only difference is that Snow Magic contains a hefty dose of niacinamide. Such a potent, multibeneficial ingredient makes a world of difference between the two products, clearly. Moving on. This sheet mask has the same base ingredients of water, butylene glycol, and glycerin, followed by soothing chamomile and aloe extracts, with bamboo and pine extracts added for antioxidant benefits. Flower extracts and colloidal platinum are included at the tail end of the ingredient lists, but they exist in a very, very minute concentration. Fragrance is the final ingredient in When's Travelmate, giving this sheet mask a sharp citrus scent. 

I'm kinda let down by When's Travelmate Sheet Mask. Overall, this sheet mask had no real impact on my skin, aside from adding a bit of light hydration. Travelmate was completely average in my opinion, which is disappointing because I know When can make a better mask than this! I wouldn't repurchase, nor would I recommend the Travelmate sheet mask - if you're going to try a mask from When, choose Snow Magic over this one. 


Ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Water,Polyacrylate-13, Saccharide Isomerate, Bambusa Textilis Stem Extract,Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyisobutene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol, 1,2-hexanediol,Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Disodium Edta,Citric Acid, Platinum Powder, Panax Ginseng Extract, Fragrance 

Disclosure:
This product was sent to me as part of a BrandBacker campaign. My opinions were not influenced by When, BrandBacker, or any other third party. 

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