Starskin 7 Second Morning Mask

Anyone who has been reading this blog for awhile will know that I'm a big K-beauty enthusiast and I have a certain love for multi-function beauty products so of course the Starskin 7 Second Morning Mask appealed to me as soon as I heard about it. This 7-in-1 advanced skincare solution features a dual texture pad that works to massage, exfoliate and tone skin on one side, while the other side functions as a serum, moisturizer, leave-in mask and primer.

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Starskin 7 Second Morning Mask

$30 (20 pads)

The Brand
Founded in 2015,  Starskin is an award winning brand that combines cutting-edge skincare science and the latest natural, organic and botanical ingredients sourced from South Korea in their range of high performance, innovative beauty products and formulations. The brand is known in particular for  their bio-cellulose sheet masks made of fermented coconuts, which produce beneficial enzymes and amino acids that help the natural actives from ingredients such as brown algae, medicinal plants, and soy proteins to better penetrate the skin.  In just a year and a half the brand launched 22 products and won 15 beauty awards. All Starskin formulations are PETA-certified and free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, sulphates and synthetic dyes.

The Product
Inspired by a multi-step skincare regimen, the Starskin 7-in-1 Miracle Skin Mask Pads is an innovative skin treatment that incorporates a 7-step morning skin care routine into an easy to use, super-charged dual sided mask pad that delivers all day hydration and fresh and dewy skin within seconds. The Miracle Skin Mask Pads are soaked in a powerhouse serum infused with potent skin brightening actives, fermented ingredients and probiotics to refresh, brighten and to deliver radiant, glowing skin with just 7 seconds of use on each side.

1. Massage: Massaging beads promote circulation
2. Exfoliate: Gentle exfoliating beads remove dead skin and refine pores
3. Tone: Balancing Toner to brighten skin
4. Serum: Fermented Serum Concentrate to nourish and protect
5. Moisturize: Superior replenishing day cream
6. Leave-In Mask: Slow-release formula for all-day nourishment
7. Makeup Primer: Perfect as a base for makeup application

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Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Betaine, Niacinamide, Hydroxy Ethylacrylate/ Sodium Acryloyldimeth+H27:N27yl Taurate Copolymer, Aureobasidium Pullulans Ferment, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Stem Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Lactobacillus/Milk Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, Fragrance (Parfum), Achillea Millefolium Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Beta-Glucan.

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How to Use
After cleansing face, pat dry. Use the tweezers to take out a mask pad. Place two fingers inside the pocket and using circular motions, gently massage the beaded side onto the skin for seven seconds.
Flip the mask pad over and gently pat in the remaining concentrate for another seven seconds to enhance serum penetration and absorption. Do not rinse.

The Starskin 7 Second Morning Mask is packaged in a heavyweight translucent plastic jar with a pink screw off top. Plastic tweezers are included in a compartment inside for hygienic dispensing. This isn't exactly travel friendly but one could easily place a couple of pads into a zip-loc bag for use on the go.

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The Pads
These pads work through a dual phase method. The beaded side massages, exfoliates and tones, working to slough away dead skin cells while promoting circulation, leaving pores refined. It balances the complexion and visibly brightens skin for a radiant finish. Soaked with a potent array of skin boosting ingredients including niacinamide, sodium hyaluronate and adenosine (also known as ‘topical botox’), the cushion side of the pad works as a nourishing and protective serum that also provides a dose of lasting hydration while it visibly plumps the complexion, prepping the skin for makeup application. Each pad contains a slow-release formula that works as a leave on facial treatment, ensuring the skin receives continued nourishment throughout the day.

My Experience
Upon opening the 7-Second Morning Mask, I find that the pads are fully soaked within the container.  The tweezers are a little stiff to use but they are functional. The pads have a faint scent which was barely discernible to my nose anyway.  While the beaded side feels mildly exfoliating, it is quite gentle. As I work it around my face in circular motions as directed and I didn't realize how quickly 7 seconds goes by until I started using this product. I find that in this time I can't quite cover the area of my entire face which isn't huge I swear so I go over it again until I've done so. I think this may have doubled the amount of time. The process is quite relaxing and my skin feels soft after finishing the first side. The mask side has a cushiony feel in contrast and by the time I'm done working it around my face, it is lightly covered in the serum which has a cooling feel and a watery gel-like texture. I had to wait about a minute for it to fully dry down which in a way kind of defeats the purpose of the quick usage but I guess it does makes up for it since it allows me to skip a number of steps. I notice my skin looks very smooth and toned.

Because my skin is dry, I've tried this product with and without moisturizer. My skin has actually fared pretty well without an additional moisturizer but I find that I get even better results when I apply a layer of Glow Recipe Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer (for an extra antioxidant boost) onto my face before my makeup. On the days that I've used this product,  I've noticed that my skin just appears more radiant and supple. I made sure to use it last week when I attended an event with Maria Hatzistefanis, CEO/Founder of Rodial. I had a lovely conversation with Maria and she complimented my skin. That totally that made my week!

Anyway back to the Starskin 7 Second Morning Mask. I do like it. It's a terrific multi-tasker especially for all the fundamental steps in my skincare routine it combines. And it's also easy to use  and a convenient while being functional. It provides a visible all day effect and wears well under makeup. While this is all good, I wouldn't say this product is a must but it would be great if I'm pressed for time or want a little complexion boost ahead of a long day or a special event. This product definitely adds a little extra moisture to my skin which would be good for dry skin types. I'm not sure how it would work on oily skin. Starskin also has a full range of sheet masks for the face, eyes, lips, hands and feet that address a variety of concerns. I've tried a few of the Starskin facial sheet masks and they are excellent. The Starskin After Party Coconut Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Brightening Face Mask with Vitamin C is a favorite.

The Starskin 7 Second Morning Mask and Starskin products are sold online at, Barneys NY, Bloomingdales, Beauty Bay and Feel Unique.

Have you heard of Starskin?

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Doctor Anne said...

I like the sound of it for times when I want to skip a step, but in general I would miss a chemical exfoliant. Physical doesn´t work as good for me.

Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

Jackie Harrison said...

Great review Now I will like to try this product which I never heard about before and you convince me to give it a go

Emmylou said...

Whoa! If you get a skin compliment from the founder of Rodial, you know you're doing something right! I would've been on cloud 9 , chingu:) You so deserve have great skin, and really am so jealous:) Thanks for the heads up about this brand as well. Have never heard of it, and this 7-in-1 sounds awesome esp. for peeps like me.
Have an awesome Monday!

Lilli said...

Morning Rowena! Yes, I do and now Id like to try these mask pads soon, so amazed by your experience! And since I'm putting much care into my skincare routine lately, this is going to be the perfect addition :) Happy Monday dear! xo

Beauty Unearthly said...

Hello, thanks for the information. Have a nice day

Shireen L. Platt said...

This sounds like a product that will come really handy especially for my morning school run but I do like taking my time with skincare though. Good to know your skin is okay without the addition of moisturizer.

Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

Bambi said...

I've heard about this brand but I've never tried it before. I might actually try it since I like pads like that :)

little luxury list said...

I'm sold - toner, exfoliator, serum, moisturizer, and more?! If it had UVA and UVB protection, I wouldn't need anything else!

Sakuranko said...

I never used this brand before but reading your review now i want try this product darling.

Paola Lauretano said...

This mask sounds great!
Kisses, Paola.


Pilar said...

The mask sounds amazing! This is defitnely a skincare product I want to add to my routine!

Hena Tayeb said...

The 7 second part sounds great.. but I guess it's not really a 7 second mask.. more of a minute or two.. still sounds pretty good.

LianaLaurie said...

Amazing post, dear! A big hello from Germany!
Hugs ♥


I'm so happy to know this interesting musk

GlamourZONE said...

Sounds like a great product that I would love to try. Great Review

Sangeeta said...

I love multi tasking products and this sounds like the perfect multitasker and it sounds great for the skin.

ALLIE NYC said...

Oh this sounds excellent as does the watermelon moisturizer. The only question I have is the beads. Do they breakdown? I have stopped using all products with beads due to the impact on the environment though I know some are ok.


Ivana Split said...

I haven't heard of Starskin but their 7 second morning mask sounds amazing. Good to know that it feels good on the skin and that your skin felt good even without the addition of moisturizer. I understand why you decided to use the mousturizer anyway, additional moisture is always good. It is lovely that this product comes with separate tweezers to make sure you can take the pads without getting your hands in the jar, more products should be like it. Anyway, this does sound like a great product and even if it takes more than 7 seconds to use properly, it makes up for it by being 7 in 1 product. I don't think I ever heard of a 7 in 1 product. That's what I call a multi-practical product!

Have a lovely week ahead!

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MissLaven said...

I like pads like this and it sounds like an interesting product. Thanks for sharing about it :)