The world of Korean beauty and skincare never stops developing new things. That’s one of the reasons I love Kbeauty so much! I couldn’t resist buying the Etude House Soon Jung Dry Capsule sheets once I saw them (available on* eBay, Amazon and Cosmetic Love), because I have not encountered anything like them before.
I’m a big fan of Korean toners (if you are not familiar with toners and what they are for, read this article). These dry capsule sheets act like little delivery mechanisms meant to bring all of the benefits of your favorite toner to your face. The idea is simple - a fully saturated material becomes an express sheet mask of sorts, keeping the toner on the skin longer without letting it evaporate.
How to use:
Peel back the clear plastic “lid” of the capsule
Pour toner into the basin
Let the sheet absorb the liquid and expand
Apply to the face for 5-10 minutes to soothe and hydrate the skin (depending on your toner’s benefits)
Discard and follow with the rest of your routine
This is definitely a fun concept, and there’s a certain “skintertainment” value in watching the tiny capsule expand and fill with toner, but I don’t find these all that pleasant or useful.
The material isn’t particularly soft, even when fully soaked in toner (which uses quite a bit of toner, by the way). And the fit isn’t that amazing on me - the eye openings are pretty close together. Overall, I find the seven skin method of applying layers of hydrating toner one after another up to seven times more useful and less time consuming. And, of course, nothing beats a good sheet mask (read about the ones I’ve tried here).