Every once in a while you get the opportunity to write about a company that seems to be genuine and different in their cause (which I find to be super exciting). Seoul Mamas is a small beauty company founded in St. Louis, Missouri, headed by Geri Cope and Soyun Choi, with the mission to hydrate and soften your skin while fighting them wrinkles and fine lines *insert punching/fist pump emoji*. These ladies have developed a badass facial mask made from some solid ingredients guaranteed to hydrate that skin of yours.
I have to confess that this post is way overdue. Seoul Mamas was kind enough to send me their wonderful mask several months ago and I have procrastinated in writing about this. Why you ask? Well...Because I'm nervous! The more I watch and learn about this newly budding brand, the more I want to do it justice. So...Without further ado...I introduce to you:
This company began when Geri met Soyun while she was in Korea to bring home her third adopted child (fourth in total). Sidenote: Can I just note how cool that is? Also, Geri herself is an adoptee from Korea (FULL CIRCLE Y'ALL). Both women found common ground in beauty and love for Korea, birthing Seoul Mamas. To see a company be developed during such an intimate and important trip really brings a personal touch to their mission and purpose; it feels deeper than just physical beauty.
But not only do they bring you a great product, they also bring you rewards. Seoul Mamas has something called Mama's Money. It's a referral system that actually gives you the option of cashback or charity donation. It's pretty cool to have an option to do more than just deposit a reward into your bank - you have the option to give back. Living in a world with such a heavy consumer mindset, it's great to be reminded that our money has the ability to move beyond self-gratification purchases. We have the choice to make an impact.
Their current product is The Revitalizing Mask. The sheet is 100% bamboo and it feels surprisingly silky on the skin. Their serum base is hyaluronic acid, a key ingredient to retain moisture and fight them wrinkles, that is boosted with apple and wild cherry extract. Both ingredients are packed with vitamin C, helping to ward off those fine lines and pigmentation. Their serum also contains caviar extract which contains a high level of antioxidants and acids to help nourish the skin while the chamomile extract fights the effects of sun damage.
I will say that I was a bit skeptical with the mask. The company is new. It's the first product release, so pretty common to see items fall short of goals during their initial market introduction. And their competition is pretty heavy. But I kept an open mind and really looked for two things: 1. Does my skin feel different 2. Did it do what it claimed to do. I was pleasantly surprised to see both achieved.
I thought the mask would feel papery and fibrous but it felt silky and soothing. It dries crispy on the edges but that's with all fiber sheet masks. Upon removal of the mask, my initial reaction: skin looked and felt hydrated. I didn't notice too much wrinkle improvement but a girl can't expect miracles with the first application. I know I would have to do repeat application to truly determine that. Since I had used this mask before going to bed, I decided to leave the serum on and sleep to see how it would do overnight. Let me tell you, my skin was still tacky from the serum after 6 hours of sleep. IMPRESSIVE. And! My skin looked even better the next morning. I noticed brighter skin tone and less undereye puff - all good things when you usually look like a sallow panda.
Overall, Seoul Mamas gets a thumbs up from me (is it thumbs or thumb??). Their product truly does deliver that 1-2 punch to skin improvement. I will say their price point is a little higher than most but considering it is essentially a start-up brand that is run by friends and family - I'd say the price is acceptable.
Well! Hope you guys enjoyed this post. I'd love for you to leave comments below of other products you'd like for me to review :)
Until next time.