Review: Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Mask

Sunday, 15 July 2018
Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Products
Photos from Saturday Skin.

     Saturday Skin is a South Korean beauty brand that has amassed a cult following. Praised by Nylon, Elle, Allure, and even featured by Teen Vogue as a beauty game-changer in 2016, this line of vegan skincare products may just be a beauty guru's best kept skin secret.

Of course you may recognize them as one of the most gorgeous products in the skincare isle, thanks to their trademark millennial pink packaging.

For years I've been hearing the wonders of K-beauty and Korean skincare products, and I've longed to try them locally. Saturday Skin lays claim to a special "Cha-7 es complex", a formula derived from natural ingredients that promises to promote your skin's natural regeneration process. That's a pretty big promise. So is this one of those amazing Korean beauty secrets?

Their philosophy sure sounds amazing:
We live for Saturdays. Sleeping in, staying up. Daydreaming and adventure-seeking. All play, no work. We believe your skin should feel as good as you do when you wake up refreshed: happy, healthy and bright. Developed to reveal your clearest, dewiest complexion, Saturday Skin is a weekend in a bottle.
Um, yes please! Can any product live up to this promise? Let's find out.

First impressions

First, some real talk: I have never used a sheet mask before. Therefore, I had more than a little trouble unfolding the mask itself. It was slimy and cold, but I'm guessing this is how most sheet masks feel. I looked and felt ridiculous wearing it, and briefly wondered why I was doing this to myself. Perfectly dewy skin, I reminded myself, and left it on for the recommended ten minutes.

Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Masks

My skin was definitely softer when I removed it. It looked and felt moisturized and healthy. This is not a mask that needs to be washed off; rather, you smooth the serum left on your face into your skin. I initially assumed "brightening" was the same thing as lightening, and therefore thought the look of my freckles might diminish, but this wasn't the case. My results were good enough, though, that I decided I wanted to give this mask another try the following week.

Take two!

One thing I realized immediately is they pack a ton of essence into each mask packet. Following a great tip from the review section on Sephora by Jillie A, I kept the excess to use as a mask the following week. I was left with basically a Jelly mask, which was much easier to apply. I smoothed the essence onto my skin, this time leaving it on for fifteen minutes for good measure. I wiped it off with a face towel, avoiding washing as per the instructions.

The next morning, my skin literally felt like silk. It was crazy soft! and so glowy. I don't want to brag, but I'm totally going to use the word radiant. I was so happy with my results.

The verdict

So would I recommend this product?

That's a big fat yes! Although I didn't lose my freckles, my skin was softer, smoother, and even seemed healthier. I noticed a significant reduction of redness, and felt totally refreshed. Saturday Skin lived up to all its promises. I purchased my mask from Sephora for CAD $7.50, and my results totally blew me away. How crazy is that?

This mask is definitely worth snagging if you're looking to treat your skin with a cool drink of moisture. You won't be disappointed.

Have you tried Saturday Skin? What is your all-time favorite skin mask? Let me know below!
Review: Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Mask | Jackie O My


  1. Why haven't I heard of this brand before?! All the way from their philosophy, their products, the packaging, Saturday Skin seems like it's the skincare brand for me! I'm always on the hunt for new skincare products – especially in the summer when I let my skin breath more, not being caked under layers of makeup. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this recommendation. You can count that I will be trying this out Jacqueline. Have a fabulous week!

    1. Aww, Thanks so much, Isabella! So glad you like it!

      I agree about letting skin breathe more in the Summer. It's so hot here, my makeup practically melts off anyway, haha. I hadn't heard of this brand either, but their packaging really drew me in at Sephora. So many fun skincare brands there :)

      Have a great week Isabella!