Makeup + Skincare

Oh K! Antioxidant Coffee Bean Hydrogel Mask

23rd February 2017
Coffee Bean Face Mask

Winter has my skin seriously dehydrated. I’ve stepped up my moisture game when it comes to my skincare routine and am relying on face masks to hydrate or exfoliate. I love coffee, especially on these cold Winter mornings and so couldn’t resist adding the Oh K! Coffee Bean Face Mask to my basket when browsing ASOS.

Oh K!

Oh K! Are a Korean inspired beauty brand who launched in the UK last June. A sub company of London based gift brand NPW, all their products are made in Korea and are cruelty free.

Their packaging is ridiculously cute and very colourful. I’m always drawn to Asian beauty products especially products with packaging like this, but what I love about Oh K! for a Korean skincare novice like me is that the packaging contains English instructions and ingredients.

Oh! K

Korean Skincare

Last Summer Rachel & I attended the Blogger’s Ball event in London. After the event Rachel took me to China Town and we explored the shops and stocked up on a heap of Asian skincare and beauty. I picked up anything which looked cute but realised when I got home that I had no real idea what I had purchased.

One sheet mask -which I may have purchased as it came with a clip in Hello Kitty bow- had an electric thing you put on your ear. Another claimed to make you a ‘Sexy Hello Kitty’ but otherwise gave no clue of it’s purpose. The packaging being entirely in Korean. I attempted to write a post about that haul but never posted it. It was so vague, all I could really say with any certainty was that I enjoyed the products and their cute packaging. I have no idea if they were of any benefit.

For a relative newbie to Asian skincare, Oh K! are great. Their products are easy to get in the UK and their packaging is fully translated. However I appreciate for Korean skincare junkies these products may feel slightly inauthentic.

I’m keen to explore more Korean products which are less novel. Whilst I can’t offer much insight on those at the moment, this post: Skincare 101 by Elese is a must read.

Coffee Bean Face Mask

The sheet mask comes in two parts. A section for your forehead, eyes and cheeks. Another for around the mouth. The active ingredient in this mask is coffee seed extract which claims to brighten skin.

Removing the mask from it’s packet, each section has a protective film. The mask feels very wet to the touch, with lots of excess product coming off. The mask sticks to the face easily and feels comfortable to wear. It feels cool on the skin. The instructions state the mask should be left on for 30 minutes. Once removed, massage any excess serum gently into the skin.

I wore the mask for over an hour. After 30 minutes it was still very wet so I left it on. After using the coffee bean face mask my skin feels noticeably fuller, more hydrated and brighter. Once the remaining serum is massaged into skin, there is a slight sticky residue.

I enjoyed this mask but wouldn’t purchase it regularly as at £6.00 it is pricey for one use. This would make a great stocking filler for the skincare / coffee lover in your life. I picked this up using an ASOS A-list voucher I had accumulated which was due to expire soon, making it a fun -and justifiable- Saturday night treat.

This mask has reminded me I need to trade in my Lush empties for a Cup O’ Coffee mask. Are there any other coffee infused skincare products I should check out?

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  • Yiotou_La
    23rd February 2017 at 9:56 am

    Saw your picture on instagram last night and I was waiting for your review. It is quite pricey for one use but sheet masks are a miracle for dry skin, I use lots of them 2-3 a week and I love how my skin feels after using one. I haven’t tried any coffee infused products before and I would love to.


    • Amy
      23rd February 2017 at 11:36 am

      It was pricey for sure, I think for a novelty it was really good. I want to use more as I love the effect, I have that Maybelline one still to try which was only a few pounds. <3

  • Gemma (Miss Makeup Magpie)
    23rd February 2017 at 10:36 am

    I find sheet masks to be quite pricey for one use, but they’re so much fun to use especially if you get visible results! Great review xxx

    • Amy
      23rd February 2017 at 11:37 am

      Yeah they definitely are, I’ve got some ‘drugstore’ alternatives to try which I’m hoping will live up to their hype so I can do them more often. Thanks Gemma! xx

  • Allure La Vie
    23rd February 2017 at 11:35 am

    I love sheet masks, they are a real treat. But £6 is a bit much for just one use, I am dying to try some Korean skincare. Xx

    • Amy
      23rd February 2017 at 11:36 am

      I agree, had I not had my voucher I think I wouldn’t have gone for it. I want to get more into it too xx

  • Laura Louise
    23rd February 2017 at 11:51 am

    I love Korean skin care AND sheet masks so I think this sounds right up my street!! I also love the packaging but agree with you £6 a go is pretty pricey x

    • Amy
      23rd February 2017 at 12:47 pm

      I need to try more of both x

  • Makeup Musings
    23rd February 2017 at 5:54 pm

    I love Korean skincare so I really would love to try this!!

    Annie xx |

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 3:14 pm

      I need to try more of it! x

  • Roxie Ferguson
    23rd February 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I’ve never heard of a coffee sheet mask before. I bought a whole bundle of Tony Moly ones on Amazon and can’t wait to try them out. This brand is new to me though.

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 3:14 pm

      Ah those are so cute, looking forward to hearing what you make of them!

  • Laura
    23rd February 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Omg this sounds amazing! xx

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 3:14 pm

      It was a fun one to use x

  • Gem
    23rd February 2017 at 9:43 pm

    This sounds awesome! I love picking up quirky Korean skincare too – I lolled at the ‘sexy hello kitty’!

    Gemma x |

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 3:15 pm

      The packaging is so cute, it draws you in! Haha <3

  • Karen Williams
    23rd February 2017 at 9:59 pm

    This sounds right up my street. Love a good face mask or skincare product.

    Karen x
    JinksyBeauty x

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 3:15 pm

      It was a lovely one to use x

  • Sophie
    23rd February 2017 at 10:42 pm

    I’m fascinated by Korean beauty products! The coffee mask sounds really interesting, especially coming in 2 parts!

    ps – would have loved to have seen the sexy hello kitty lol! x


    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 3:16 pm

      I want to try more, especially some of the more serious ones! With that said, you can’t beat a sexy Hello Kitty mask every now & again lol.

  • Liz Tarran
    24th February 2017 at 6:20 am

    ooo this sounds so nice! x

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 3:16 pm

      It was a good one <3

  • Mammafulzo
    24th February 2017 at 7:55 pm

    This sounds nice, but as you said a little pricey for a regular use, nice for a treat though xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 3:17 pm

      Agreed, I think it would make a fun stocking filler or secret santa type gift for someone into skincare x

  • Annabel
    24th February 2017 at 10:25 pm

    I wouldn’t of thought coffee would work for dehydrated skin, seems contradictory to what we are normally told about caffeine and skin etc. This sounds ideal for me!

    Annabel ♥

    Mascara & Maltesers

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 3:17 pm

      I think the bean extract has lots of supposed useful qualities, although agree, funny really when drinking it has the opposite effect on skin! x

  • Cassandra Myee
    25th February 2017 at 9:39 am

    The mask sounds like it had really great results, love the packaging too!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 3:17 pm

      It was a good one! x

  • Kenzie Harvey
    25th February 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Ooo this sounds really good! The packaging is fab, my skin needs some hydration.

    Kenzie x
    Kenzie | LemonaidLies – Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 3:18 pm

      I’m loving masks at the moment for a bit of extra hydration.

  • Jennifer Frank
    25th February 2017 at 10:33 pm

    sounds so good, this brand always catches my eye when I’m in boots. the packaging is adorable!
    jen | velvet spring

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 3:18 pm

      They’re adorable aren’t they?

  • Jacquard Flower
    26th February 2017 at 4:23 pm

    I was looking at this brand in Boots so good to read your review. Gemma x

    • Amy
      26th February 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks Gemma x

  • Sophia Meola
    26th February 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Ohh loving the sound of this product! I never used to be a lover of Coffee smelling products but lately I have been hooked so would love to give this a try. Have you tried the Frank Coffee scrub? I think you would like that if you like coffee scents 😀

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog


    • Amy
      28th February 2017 at 9:29 am

      Ooh no I haven’t, thanks for the recommendation 🙂 x

  • Georgia Hathaway
    1st March 2017 at 4:23 pm

    I love the sound of this and the packaging is so cool!

    Georgia x

  • Hanna
    1st March 2017 at 7:37 pm

    The idea of a coffee mask is so cool –Like Hanna

  • Rachel Stinson
    5th March 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Sheet masks is an area of skincare that I can’t quite get into. I tried the Garnier Moisture Bomb one and although I did love it, it felt all very weird. This sounds like the benefits outweigh my weirdness about it all though and would be one that I would be keen to try 🙂 xxx

    Rach |

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