Beauty Face-Off: How do two popular hydrating masks compare?

Hi friends!

How is your week going? I have been a little more quiet than normal this week, but for good reason. Will and I got engaged last weekend!! It was truly amazing and part of me is still taking it all in. So while I’m working on a recap of that whirlwind weekend and the proposal, I wanted to share my thoughts on a two hydrating face masks I recently tried.

Find out how the Karuna Hydrating+ Face Mask and Boscia's Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask Compare.

The Karuna Hydrating + Face Mask came in my spring FabFitFun box, which is a seasonal subscription box. If you want to know more, check out my post about FabFitFun and what was in my spring box. I was excited to try this face mask because my skin always feels dry this time of year (pretty sure that’s an effect of the cold winter air), and I was curious to see how it compares to Boscia Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask, which I used a few times during the winter.

So, here’s the scoop! Karuna’s hydrating mask was easy to apply and use. There was no mess involved and the 20 minute application went by quickly. My skin absorbed the remaining gel quickly after I removed the mask. I applied the mask at night after I had washed my face and the following morning I decided to let me skin breathe and not use any makeup. Recently, my skin has some dry patches, but this product seems to have made them disappear for the time being!

My skin felt very refreshed and hydrated well after 24 hours of using this mask. In comparison, it reminded me a lot of Boscia’s Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask. The Karuna Hydrating+ Face Mask sells in a pack of four for $28.  Boscia’s masks sell for $16 a piece, so Karuna’s masks are a better value. I also found Boscia’s masks were more difficult to put on since it was two pieces. At the same time, the two-piece mask makes it more accommodating to small and large faces.

Boscia’s hydrating mask has sake, antioxidants, peptides and plant extracts in it, which help prevent aging, reduce hyperpigmentation, brighten your skin and protect against free radical damage. In comparison, Karuna’s hydrating mask has hyaluronic acid and peptides to renew, aloe vera and chamomile to hydrate, and Chinese licorice and vitamin B to detoxify your skin. Since I don’t have hyperpigmentation or dull skin, it was difficult for me to tell if Boscia’s mask improved anything on that front.

Overall, the price and mask size are the only big differences between these products. I found the gel product and its effect on my skin to be extremely similar. I would say these products are tied in terms of how well they hydrated my face. I’d recommend both of these for anyone who needs a skin refresher. A hydrating mask like these can truly be a lifesaver for your skin. The best part it is, hydrated skin will diminish wrinkles and help your makeup go on flawlessly.

Have any of you used these masks? If you’ve used both, I’m curious if you prefer one over the other. Also, if any of you have dry skin like me, I’d love to know if you have any particularly helpful remedies.


Sarah Camille

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  2. mymelanatedbeautiful says:

    Congratulations! I saw both of these masks here at my local Sephora yesterday, and I was wondering about whether they were effective. Thanks to this post, I have my answer! Thanks for writing this review 🙂

  3. Emily Lauren says:

    Congrats! I love face masks, but I always have the problem that the mask is way too large for my face. I’ll have to try the one that comes in two pieces, thanks!

  4. Jen says:

    Congrats on your engagement! Awesome reviews and photos! I’ve been curious about these face mask brands, and your review cinched my decision to buy them. I’ve been having some dry patches of late, and these masks sound like they’re just the thing to fix them! I love Bon Vivant’s botanical sheet mask line for hydration as well.

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