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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Missha Super Aqua Snail Sleeping Mask versus Shiseido WASO: Hydrating Gel Beauty Sleeping Mask .

Published on May 25, 2021

Overview

What they are

These products are both reef safe . They have a total of 4 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain Vitamin E

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for dry skin, brightening skin and sensitive skin

Free From

They both do not contain any parabens or sulfates

What's Inside

They both contain fragrances

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Night Moisturizer South Korean Brand South Korea
Overnight Mask Japanese Brand Japan

Night Moisturizer

Night Moisturizers are marketed to hydrate the skin overnight.

Overnight Mask

Overnight masks are usually used after the whole nighttime skincare routine (check your product’s instructions). Overnight masks are used to treat a variety of skin concerns and boost moisture in the skin.

Price

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Buy Super Aqua Snail Sleeping Mask

Starts at $17.16
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Buy WASO: Hydrating Gel Beauty Sleeping Mask

Starts at $26.96

Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

Vitamin E

Benefits

Hydrating (3)
Redness Reducing
Reduces Irritation
Brightening (2)

Concerns

May Worsen Oily Skin
Acne Trigger
Rosacea
Eczema

Notable Ingredients

Vitamin E
Exfoliators

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Redness Reducing (2)
Reduces Irritation
Dark Spots
Brightening (2)

Concerns

Drying
May Worsen Oily Skin
Irritating (2)
Rosacea (2)
Eczema (2)
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Ingredients Compared

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Ingredients Explained

These ingredients are found in both products.

Ingredients higher up in an ingredient list are typically present in a larger amount.

1
What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

As a humectant, it helps the skin stay hydrated by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin.

Hydrated skin improves your skin barrier; Your skin barrier helps protect against irritants and bacteria.

Glycerin has also been found to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Due to these properties, glycerin is often used in wound and burn treatments.

In cosmetics, glycerin is usually derived from plants such as soybean or palm. However, it can also be sourced from animals, such as tallow or animal fat.

This ingredient is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English. British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

Learn more about Glycerin

Missha Super Aqua Snail Sleeping Mask contains this as ingredient number 3.

Shiseido WASO: Hydrating Gel Beauty Sleeping Mask contains this as ingredient number 3.

2
What it does: Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

  • It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
  • It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
  • It helps improve product application.

Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.

Missha Super Aqua Snail Sleeping Mask contains this as ingredient number 4.

Shiseido WASO: Hydrating Gel Beauty Sleeping Mask contains this as ingredient number 20.

3
What it does: Masking, Perfuming
Community Rating: Very Disliked

Parfum is a catch-all term for an ingredient or more that is used to give aroma to products. Parfum, or fragrance, can be a blend of hundreds of chemicals or plant oils. This means every product with "fragrance" or "Parfum" in the ingredients list is a different mixture.

In the US, the alternative name for parfum is 'fragrance'. The term 'fragrance' is not regulated in many countries. In many cases, it is up to the brand to define this term.

For instance, many brands choose to label themselves as "fragrance-free" because they are not using synthetic fragrances. However, their products may still contain ingredients such as essential oils that are considered a fragrance. One example is Calendula flower extract. Essential oil ingredients still impart a scent or 'fragrance'.

Depending on the blend, it can cause allergies and sensitivities on the skin. Some ingredients that are known EU allergens include linalool and citronellol.

Products use parfum often to give products a scent or cover up smells of different ingredients.

The bottom line is: not all fragrances/parfum/ingredients are created equally. If you are worried about fragrances, we recommend taking a closer look at an ingredient. And of course, we always recommend speaking with a professional.

Learn more about Parfum

Missha Super Aqua Snail Sleeping Mask contains this as ingredient number 15.

Shiseido WASO: Hydrating Gel Beauty Sleeping Mask contains this as ingredient number 13.

4
What it does:
Community Rating: Disliked

Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives.

It is a chelating agent, meaning it neutralizes metal ions that may be found in a product.

Disodium EDTA is a salt of edetic acid and is found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.

Learn more about Disodium EDTA

Missha Super Aqua Snail Sleeping Mask contains this as ingredient number 18.

Shiseido WASO: Hydrating Gel Beauty Sleeping Mask contains this as ingredient number 21.

Here's what our community thinks of the ingredients in these two products.

40% are loved or liked
20% have mixed ratings
25% are disliked or very disliked
15% have no rating yet
24% are loved or liked
10% have mixed ratings
45% are disliked or very disliked
20% have no rating yet

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