Review: The Face Shop Real Nature Cucumber Mask

Another day another face mask! I have been applying face mask every 2-3 days (as recommended) and my skin is less dry than it was in December. Each mask has a different effect and even though any noticeable difference comes after 5-6 uses, I keep rotating my face masks (because I have so many!). Recently I used The Face Shop Cucumber face mask and here are my thoughts from a single use of the mask.

(The facemask sheets are for one time use only. By single use of the mask means I used one cucumber mask)

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The Face Shop Real Nature Cucumber masksheet

Product: The Face Shop Cucumber Real Nature Mask

Claim: A deeply hydrating mask sheet containing cucumber extract to fill the skin with cool hydrating minerals.


  1. Wash face and apply toner.
  2. Pull out the mask and carefully place it on the face.
  3. Remove after 10-12 minutes and tap lightly to absorb the remaining essence into the skin.

(I have also done a comprehensive post on The Face Shop face masks, read it here)


I always apply my face masks just before going to sleep. I feel that (since I am insomniac and cannot go to sleep easily) the face masksheets help me relax. It can be the cooling effect of the mask. So despite having dry skin, I prefer using cooling masks than hydrating masksheets. So I like to buy Aloe, Cucumber, Green tea masks more than the Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Pearl mask sheets.

The Cucumber mask sheet is very cooling to the skin. I expected my skin to not get very moisturized (like with the Blueberry, Rice mask etc.) but still feel supple.

The first thing I noticed was the scent which again disappointed me. Cucumbers are so mellow, the mask was a little more scented (chemical-y types). It was at least 20% more water-y and cooling than the other face masksheets by The Face Shop though.

My skin felt very relaxed and I did sleep within 10 minutes of removing the mask. I think this masksheet will work great in summer time. Just for its cooling and refreshing properties, I will consider buying this again!

Key points:

1. Cucumus Sativus (Cucumber) fruit extract is third in the Ingredient list (after Aqua, Glycerin).

2. Important ingredients: Sodium Hyaluronate, Phaseolus Radiatus Extract (Mung bean), Betula Platyphylla Japonica Bark Extract (Japanese White Birch), Rumex Crispus Root extract (Curly/yellow dock)

3. One of my least favorite thing about The Face Shop masksheets is that they contain parabens, fragrance 🙁

Rating: 4.25/5

Recommend: Yes

Repurchase: Yes

I would love applying such a cooling thing in summer when my skin is not as ‘parched’ and just need some moisture and cooling! I would have preferred a less scented masksheet but it is not nearly as bad as the Bamboo masksheet! I am going to use the Aloe masksheet next!

For more on The Face Shop masksheets, check out my Comprehensive post on ALL masksheets by The Face Shop. Or watch my video:

Also check out my haul post (I bought 20 masksheets in a day!)

Read my review on The Face Shop Real Nature masksheets (I have used in the past) – BlueberryBambooRed GinsengGreen TeaRiceAcaiberry and Honey!


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