Common Labs Ggultamin B & C Real Jel Masks

Common Labs Ggultamin Masks

 

I don’t review sheet masks all that often on this blog, do I? For a blog with a pretty big focus on Korean skincare, do you think it’s a bit odd that I don’t review sheet masks all that often? It’s not that I don’t use them; I get sheet-faced at least a few times a week. I guess it’s because I see sheet masks as more of a necessary hydration step, and I don’t get all that excited about them. It’s hard to find sheet masks that truly stand out from the rest.

For the past few weeks though, I’ve found myself reaching for these Common Labs sheet masks that I was generously sent to try out by B2Link, a company that incubates up and coming cosmetic brands. And these masks, you guys, do stand out from the crowd. From the multi-step design to the unique texture of the masks themselves, these Ggultamin B and C Real Jel Masks aren’t your run of the mill sheet masks.

(See also: My 5 Favorite Cheap Sheet Masks)

Common Labs Ggultamin B and C Real Jel Masks

Common Labs Ggultamin Masks

 

Both the Common Labs Ggultamin B and C masks have a mild peeling pad as the first step. This is a gentle AHA/BHA saturated pad that gently removes dead skin cells and purifies pores. The active ingredients in these peel pads are glycolic acid and salicylic acid, but they also include some great soothing and moisturizing ingredients like honey extract and sodium hyaluronate.

Both the Ggultamin (a creative new take on the word “vitamin”?) B and C peel pads had similar ingredients, except that the Ggultamin C pads included Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, a stable form of vitamin C, and the Ggultamin B pads had panthenol instead. The pads themselves were very soft and felt very gentle when wiping them over the face.

 

Common Labs Ggultamin Masks

 

Common Labs Ggultamin B Peel Pad (Step 1) Ingredients:

water, dipropylene glycol, alcohol, glycerin, glycolic acid, butylene glycol, honey extract (1000ppm), chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, sodium hyaluronate, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, centella asiatica extract, panthenol (75ppm), pantolactone, glyceryl caprylate, salicylic acid, 1,2-hexanediol, xanthan gum, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, potassium hydroxide, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance

Common Labs Ggultamin C Peel Pad (Step 1) Ingredients:

water, dipropylene glycol, alcohol, glycerin, glycolic acid, butylene glycol, honey extract (1000ppm), chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, sodium hyaluronate, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, centella asiatica extract, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (10ppm), glyceryl caprylate, salicylic acid, 1,2-hexanediol, xanthan gum, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, potassium hydroxide, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance

You’ll notice that alcohol is third on the ingredient list. While it’s not ideal for me personally to have alcohol that high up on the list, I didn’t notice any stinging or irritation, and the alcohol probably helps to enhance penetration of the active ingredients. Fortunately, any irritation you might get by the pad is quickly counteracted by the soothing gel mask.

 

Common Labs Ggultamin Masks

 

Step 2 of the Ggultamin Jel Masks is the sheet mask itself, and it is definitely different. They weren’t kidding when they call these gel or jelly masks!

Similarly to the peel pads, the Vitamin B and C masks have similar, but slightly different star ingredients.

 

Common Labs Ggultamin B Mask Ingredients:

water, dipropylene glycol, glycerin, butylene glycol, sodium hyaluronate, honey extract (1000ppm), propolis extract, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, centella asiatica extract, chmomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, glyceryl caprylate, panthenol (75ppm), ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copoymer, polyacrylic acid, theobroma cacao extract, cellulose gum, 1,2-hexanediol, dimethicone, pantolactone, gardenia florida fruit extract, potassium hydroxide, bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance

 

Common Labs Ggultamin C Mask Ingredients:

water, dipropylene glycol, glycerin, niacinamide, butylene glycol, sodium hyaluronate, honey extract (1000ppm), propolis extract, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, centella asiatica extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (10ppm), glyceryl caprylate,  ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copoymer, polyacrylic acid, theobroma cacao extract, cellulose gum, 1,2-hexanediol, dimethicone, potassium hydroxide, bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance

 

The ingredients for each mask are identical except that the Vitamin B mask contains panthenol, a form of Vitamin B5, and pantolactone, a humectant. The Vitamin C mask contains niacinamide and magnesium ascorbyl phophate (a form of Vitamin C).

Straight away you can see from the ingredients that the Vitamin B mask is meant more for moisturizing, and the Vitamin C mask is meant for brightening.

 

Common Labs Ggultamin Masks

 

(Confusingly, this honey-colored jelly mask is the Vitamin B mask, not the Vitamin C mask that is in the background). Don’t be alarmed by the yellow goopy texture, it’s supposed to look like that! The Vitamin C masks have a similar texture but more of a clear color instead of honey color.

 

Common Labs Ggultamin Masks

 

I’m not sure what’s causing them to look different, but rest assured that the yellow masks are just as fresh. The jelly feels a lot like an aloe gel but more moisturizing.

Just to show you how gloppy it is again haha:

 

Common Labs Ggultamin Masks

 

What do you do with the extra gel? What I do is take the excess and spread it over my face in a thick layer before putting the sheet mask on top. This mask is perfect for people who like gel masks and don’t mind a bit of messiness. Any extra goop on my hands goes on my arms and elbows.

The jelly itself feels incredibly refreshing and cooling on the skin. I actually find it very relaxing, and because it clings so well to the face I’m easily able to go about my business doing whatever I need to do.

The thin cellulose sheet mask is very smooth and comfortable and has a pretty decent fit on me (my face is on the smaller side). I left the mask on for 30 minutes and although it was still wet, most of the jelly had either absorbed or evaporated, so it wasn’t really very goopy anymore.

There was a slight tackiness to my skin as the gel finished absorbing, but really not more than a typical sheet mask, and surprisingly little stickiness considering how much jelly there was.

 

Common Labs Ggultamin Masks

 

And…here’s a mugshot so you can see how thin and clingy the cellulose mask sheet is.

 

Results

After using the Common Labs Ggultamin masks, my skin definitely felt plumped and moisturized (in fact, a couple of times, I skipped moisturizer because I was… lazy… and also didn’t really need it after using the mask). I felt like my skin was very soothed and calm and replenished without feeling like there was a heavy layer of residue on my face.

However, I didn’t really see any dramatic results in the smoothing/brightening department. The peel pads had some smoothing effect, but I definitely didn’t see the same results as with higher concentrations of AHA. And even the brightening Vitamin C mask didn’t give me the kind of instant brightening glow that some other masks can give. That being said, I’m not after instant effects, and these masks are so relaxing and pleasant to use, I keep reaching for them for the soothing hydration.

 

Bottom Line

The Common Labs Ggultamin Real Jel Masks are fun to use and very soothing and relaxing. If you’re new to using AHA or BHA acids, these peel pads/mask combinations are perfect because the peel is very gentle and the mask is very nourishing to combat any irritation from the peel.

Also, they’re not that expensive! They definitely feel like premium masks, but they’re only $26.59 for a box of 10, which works out to approx $2.70, for both a peel AND a mask. So I do think they’re excellent value for the price. What do you think? Do goopy jelly masks appeal to you?

 

Buy it at

Ggultamin B Real Jel Mask at Amazon Prime for $26.59 for box of 10

Ggultamin C Real Jel Mask at Amazon Prime for $26.59 for box of 10

 

The products in this post were provided free for review. All opinions are my own. There are Amazon affiliate links on this page — purchases made through my link will generate a small commission that supports this blog. You won’t pay a penny more than you would otherwise.

3 Comments

  1. These are some of my favorite masks to use, my face always feels hydrated and plump afterwards 🙂 The brand just released a vitamin e ampoule mask that I can’t wait to try, hopefully they’ll have it available on Amazon soon!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

    • I can’t wait to hear what you think about the vitamin E mask. It sounds lovely!

  2. I really liked these masks as well! And those finger peel pads are just great extras that I appreciate more than just a cleanser!

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