5 Korean Sheet Masks
My all time favourite step in my beauty routine is masking and no one does masking quite like the Koreans.
K-Beauty is an ever evolving trend and for me Sheet masks act as the gateway item into the world of K-beauty and skincare. I like to think of them as inexpensive mini facial.
Sheet masks give the skin intense hydration, suppleness, and brightening effects in less than half an hour and can range in functions, materials, and ingredients.
I’ve rounded up five of my favourite sheet masks from a mix of established and emerging brands all with one thing in common—a killer ingredient list.
A cult product from cult brand Dr Jart, this mask gives you serious value for money when it comes to hydration, combining hyaluronic acid, aquaxyl, xylitol, betaine and algae extract to replenish the skin’s moisture levels. This is the mask of choice for me when travelling for an in flight skin treat. It’s great for pretty much every single skin type but performs best on dry skin leaving you refreshed, plumed and glowing.
This is my all time favourite mask for using before an event as it really helps to brighten my skin tone, reduce redness and is great for hyperpigmentation! Don’t be fooled by the ‘lightening’ aspect this isn’t going to bleach your skin, lightening in Korean terms just means brightening and boy does this deliver. The cupra material hugs your facial contours perfectly and the packaging is adorable!
Designed to produce that dewy after-shower complexion (or ‘chok chok’ look as the Koreans call it), this is a 2 piece hydrogel mask that contains a highly potent combination of grapefruit extract, carob tree gum and hyaluronic acid which evens out your skin tone and gives you all the moisture without any richness.
This mask contains hydrolyzed collagen which restores elasticity and softness. It’s formulated using the most advanced science and technology making it super thin and allowing the essence to penetrate deeply into the skin whilst also allowing it to breathe. This is my go to mask for days when i feel my pores are slightly enlarged or congested. It’s completely fragrance free making it suitable for all skin types.
This isa 2 step treatment mask that provides deep moisture and soothing properties to tired and stressed out skin. The leaf patch is applied on areas of concern to target skin that needs extra TLC, it’s moisturizing and firming and great for areas such as the under eye and smile lines. The leaf patches contain concentrated lemon balm, mint and apple extract to relieve and enhance elasticity. Once you’ve applied the leaf patches to those areas you pop the sheet mask on top, this is soaked in Agave extract, lemon balm, basil, aloe and a range of botanical plants which provide cooling and moisturizing effects as well as helping to refresh and revitalize. The mask is biodegradable after use meaning you get to be fresh faced and environmentally friendly..win win!