God I swear it has been forever since I last enjoyed a good bath, recently I discovered an Asian cosmetic store near work which seems to focus on Japanese products mostly. I was stoked to find they stocked Bison Bakkanto bath salts, which I'm slightly addicted to, and also Lu Lu Lun masks which I've seen around in Japanese fashion magazines and was curious to try.
First up this BB bath salt is from the Bakkanto Creamy range and is called Fruity Princess? Well that's what their website says but I've also seen it referred to as Peach & Berry Creamy, and Candy Fruit Creamy. I HAVE NO F'N IDEA, THIS IS WHY I SHOULD LEARN TO READ JAPANESE.
As with other Bakkanto bath salts these crackle like pop rocks once added to your bath water. The water went a milky baby pink color and smelled kind of lighty fruity/sweet. Not overpowering at all. It also kind of foamed up slightly, but not enough to be all like bubble bathy or anything.
I'm not sure if this variety is meant to act as a sweat bath either. While I did find it relaxing and enjoyable, I did not break a sweat at all. However my skin was super moisturized afterward. This is probably not a variety I'll buy again as I prefer their stronger sweat bath ones.
Lu Lu Lun masks have been getting alot of publicity in Japan, and hence have found themselves quite popular. I picked these up while purchasing my bath salts - I got the mini pack of seven pink Moisture masks for around $10 AUD. Not too bad. All seven masks are packaged together in one resealable packet. Part of me loves this as I'm not a fan of generating rubbish, but I'm also someone who loves the cleanliness of packaged masks.
I've heard some people take issue with removing one mask off the 'stack' in the pack, but I didn't have any issues separating one off to use. Unfolding the mask itself can prove a little tricky as these are very thin cotton and prone to tearing easily. The eye and nose cut outs are still slightly attached so you need to tear these open - do so GENTLY.
Personally I am not a fan of the fit of these masks. While the serum soaked thin cotton stays on your face even while you're moving around, it's just overall ill fitting, like it's too big and adjusting it so everything has even coverage is annoying. Maybe my face is small or something.
Unlike MBD masks these are only intended for a 10-15 minute treatment, which I find fine for a quick pick me up. Despite the fit of these masks I will buy them again, as I felt they were great for what they cost and at least gave my skin a little moisture boost. Nothing amazing like MBD, but definitely value for money.