My Scheming Mask Trilogy: Mandelic Acid Brightening | Apple Brightening & Hydrating | Oolong Tea Oil Cut

I picked up three of these science-looking My Scheming masks on my last little weekend trip to NYC: the Mandelic Acid Brightening Mask, the Apple Brightening & Hydrating Mask, and the Oolong Tea Oil Cut Mask. I picked them up from oo35mm for $1.75 each! Great price! I don’t really ever purchases boxes of sheet masks because I’m fickle, but I would certainly consider it for these masks. 

My skin type

Oily af, acne scars on cheeks

What it’s supposed to do

Mandelic Acid Brightening


Apple Brightening & Hydrating

Brighten and hydrate, pretty straightforward in the naming of the mask.

Oolong Tea Oil Cut

Balance oil secretion, impove the appearance of pores


Mandelic Acid Brightening

Water, jojoba wax PEG-120 esters, sodium hyaluronate, xanthan gum, prunus domestica fruit extract, sasa veitchii leaf extract, lilium candidum bulb extract, nelumbo nucifera flower extract, prunus speciosa flower extract, propylene glycol, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, hydroxyethyl ethylcellulose, tranexamix acid, mandelic acid, hydroxyethyl urea, glycerin, 3-O-ethyl ascorbic acid, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, chlorphenesin, phenoxyethanol, PEG-40, hydrogenated castor oil, fragrance

Apple Brightening & Hydrating

Water, malus domestica fruit extract, sodium hyaluronate, sclerotium gum, PEG-60, hydrogenated castor oil, polyglutamic acid, nasturtium officinale extract, jojoba wax PED-120 esters, glycerin, paraffinum liquidum/sodium polyacrylate, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, tocopheryl acetate, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, tranexamic acid, imperata cylindrica root extract, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, arbutin, xanthan gum, propylene glycol, urea, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, methylisothiazolinone, fragrance

Oolong Tea Oil Cut

Water, glycerin, butylenes glycol, hydroxyethyl urea, hydroxyethyl ethylcellulose, niacinamide, chlorphenesin, sodium hyaluronate, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, 2-phenoxyethanol, camellia sinensis (oolong tea) extract, xanthan gum, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, phenoxyethanol, lens esculenta (lentil) seed extract PEG-40 hydrogenated castoer oil, arginine, fragrance

How long I used it

I used the Mandelic Acid Brightening mask and the Apple Brightening & Hydrating mask for 45 min with the help of my Daiso Silicone Mask. I used the Oolong Tea Oil Cut mask for 20 min on its own.

Short term results

All of the masks were very thin, very-well fitting, and drenched in essence. The Mandelic Acid Brightening mask stung around my mouth but was otherwise good. I figured it was burny because of the mandelic acid, which makes sense. It left my skin temporarily brightened and bouncy. The Apple Brightening & Hydrating mask was definitely hydrating and also temporarily brightened. The Oolong Tea Oil Cut mask was the most underwhelming of the three, but I suspect that’s because I left it on for a shorter period of time.

Long term results

I can’t speak to long term results because as I said before I am fickle! But these masks have made me challenge myself to buy and use a box of one kind of sheet mask to see what the results would be. I really liked this mask, and My Scheming masks in general.

Where to indulge

eBay (individual masks, free intedrnational shipping) | oo35mm (Boxes)




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