Neogence C+ Multi-Whitening Mask (HK$158/6pcs)
Claim: whitens the skin in 15 minutes, removes aged skin cells and brightens the skin. Also helps reduce dark circles around the eyes. It contains chamomilla extract, ellagic acid and ethyl ascorbic acid to soothe and brighten the skin.
Estee Lauder Cyber White EX Extra Intensive Illuminating Mask (HK$350/50ml)
Claim: a purifying treatment with antioxidants to neutralise free radical damage and 'melanin interception technology', which prevents the formation of age spots. Contains white alabaster powder and white china clay, which removes impurities and soothes, revitalises and radiates the skin. A barrier repair complex seals in moisture.
Rodial Skin Bleach Mask (HK$820/50ml)
Claim: a powerful combination of passion fruit, pineapple and grapefruit acids, which exfoliate to remove dead cells and strongly pigmented cells, and proteolytic acids to reduce the appearance of age spots, skin blotches and uneven skin tone. Encourages cell renewal and softens, smoothes and illuminates the skin.
Verdict: Estee Lauder's mask applies easily onto the skin and has a pleasant floral fragrance. It's easy to wipe off as it doesn't dry out, and leaves the skin soft and creamy. The Neogence mask is moist and hydrating but a little messy to apply. It has a special cut (designed to suit Asian face shapes), fits the face well and stays in place throughout the application, but it tends to drip. After removing, the skin looked cleaner and firmer. The Rodial skin bleach mask delivers the best results, though, and after rinsing, skin is visibly lighter, brighter and smoother. With its gel-like application, it's also easy to apply and remove, leaving a tingling cool sensation on the skin.