From The Straits Times    |

Yes ladies, no need to bother slicing cucumbers or pureeing your apples. You can now make your own all natural sheet mask at home with this machine, says a TVBS News report.

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Image: Screenshot from Reach Me’s YouTube Video

Mind you, it’s not the same gloopy mess you get with the usual homemade mask, or a dry sheet that’s been soaked in toner. Instead, the product looks something like a hydro-gel mask, soaked in all-natural goodness. Even better, it’s not dripping wet.

Just add fruit, water – wine works as well, in case you’re wondering – and collagen pills into the machine. Then wait 10 minutes for your mask to form. Pull out the tray at the bottom and voila! 


This device is touted as a more economical option to buying sheet masks off the rack. Plus the mask is fresh and preservative-free, since you’re making it on the spot. But that also means that you’ll have to use it immediately or it’ll go bad. (Think of it as leaving fresh food out in the open.)

The news report on this mask-making genius was actually aired by the Taiwanese broadcaster a year ago, but it’s finally made its rounds on social media and yesterday, onto my newsfeed.

Apparently, some Singaporeans already have one of their own, while some are still not willing to shell out an average price of $300 for this machine.

The prices vary from about $45 up to $800, depending on the design and where you’re buying the machine from. All sorts of variations are available on popular Asian e-stores.

Price aside, it’s not known whether the whole concept is as good as it claims it is. Taiwanese doctors warn against using certain fruits directly on the face. These are mostly citrus fruits said to cause increased skin sensitivity to the sun, which may result in blisters or allergies.

There’s also long been a debate in the beauty community on the effectiveness of applying collagen on the skin. In the article, Taiwanese doctors said that collagen molecules are too big to penetrate the outer surface of the skin. This sentiment is shared by some Western scientists too, though collagen is widely recognised as a great ingredient to prevent moisture loss.

So, is it worth trying? Being the beauty junkies we are, why not if you’ve got the spare cash. Mostly because it’ll kill us to never know how it really works on our skin. Just hunt for one that’s within your budget, so you won’t end up regretting your purchase, and if it works, you’ve got yourself a real deal.

Let us know what you think.

The machine featured in the TVBS News report can be found here (in traditional Mandarin), but many variations are available elsewhere.

You can also watch more videos (in Mandarin) on how to create different types of masks using the machine here.