With the Korean beauty trend in full swing, American sites are overflowing with cheap and effective Korean beauty sheet masks. Basically a full spa treatment in one easy-to-wear sheet, people are totally flipping over these things, but with all the different ingredients — some familiar and some not-so-familiar, especially given that the packages aren’t always in English — how are you supposed to know the best Korean sheet masks from the worst? That’s why I enlisted the help of Korean beauty skin care expert Morgan, from The Beauty Breakdown.
“There are numerous benefits to using Korean sheet masks and incorporating them in your routine,” Morgan says. “If you haven't done so already, what are you waiting for? Mainly, these are great for adding a rush of moisture to the skin. Depending on the type of mask, some have added benefits like anti-aging, brightening, improving the texture of the skin, etc. Plus, they're super easy to use. You just apply them onto your face and hang out while it works its magic!” If you’re not quite sure which awesome Korean skin care mask is right for you, check out Morgan’s favorites, along with some other best-selling picks that people can’t stop raving about.
1. Snail Secretion Seriously Helps With Renewal
“There are a lot of unique ingredients that are incorporated into Korean sheet masks,” Morgan says. “One of my faves... Snail secretion! It's awesome for all skin types, helps with anti-aging, and renews the look of the skin.”
2. Try Every Ingredient To See What Works Best For You
If you’re not sure which ingredient to try, this Dermal Korea 'Collagen Essence' full face facial mask sheet comes with 16 types — everything from green tea to charcoal.
3. This Mask That Keeps Skin Hydrated For Longer
Because these 17VDerma masks are loaded with ultra-hydrating 100 percent vegan ingredients like allantoin, glycerin, avocado extract, and calendula, and without ingredients like mineral oil, parabens, or fragrance, it's a great choice for dry and sensitive skins. Fans are raving, "I love these. They calm my skin. Reduce redness and moisturize very well!"
4. Even Out Skin Tone & Smooth Skin's Surface With Ginseng
For a more even skin tone, this Naisture ginseng mask has ginseng root, which has been used for centuries in Korea because of how soothing and healing it is.
5. This Quality Variety Pack With A Mask For Every Skin Type
Every mask in this Mizon Essence set has a different main ingredient, like rose petals to cleanse pores, snail for firming and hydration, and acai berry for vitality. Reviewers say that the masks are high quality — more like stretchy cloth than paper — and no matter which one they choose, their skin feels “super smooth and moisturized” afterwards.
6. Try Try Tea Tree To Minimize Breakouts
Tea tree is an awesome ingredient that helps minimize breakouts, oil secretion, and infections, so if you’ve got reoccurring acne, Teatree Care Solution's essential mask could be a great one to test.
7. These Printed Animal Masks For Some Fun Alongside Your Hydration
These animal-printed masks add a whole other level of fun to your self-care routine. They transform your face into a panda, tiger, sheep, or dog character, and they infuse skin with hyaluronic acid in the meantime.
8. Leaders Is A Great Brand For Sensitive Skin
“My favorite masks are from Leaders!” Morgan says. “I love that they have all different kinds, including sheet masks made from both cotton and coconut masks.” These Leaders amino moisture masks are great for sensitive skin, and especially awesome if you need hydration.
9. This Protective Vitamin C Mask For Radiant Skin
Designed to give skin a lighter, shinier and brighter look, this Mediheal Vita Libeam Essential mask has reviewers raving: “ My face looks radiant and feels so soft right after. It doesn't leave an annoying sticky residue, either.” The secret is the vitamin C derivatives that brighten your skin tone and protect from harmful external substances.
10. This Innisfree Rice Mask That Uses Fresh Ingredients To Smooth & Brighten
Innisfree is all about using fresh ingredients to fit the needs of every skin type, and this It's Real Squeeze rice mask smoothes and brightens rough, dull skin. “It’s very soothing and calming on my naturally oily and acne prone skin,” says one reviewer, and the three-layer sheet offers tons of hydration and adheres easily to skin while you’re going about your business.
11. Minimize Appearance Of Pores With Egg Cream
This Too Cool For School egg cream mask is awesome for blackheads and uneven skin tone. It uses the proteins in eggs to purify and whiten your skin tone.
12. A Sheet Mask That Uses Replenishing Power From Snails
These Milky Piggy 24K gold waterdew snail masks are loaded with rich ingredients (there’s that snail again) that absorb oil, add hydration, and cleanse away impurities.
13. Everything From Pearl To Honey
This pack of 13 Etude House sheet masks contain everything from pearl to honey and rose to green tea, and reviewers love them because they adhere well to the face and every different kind does wonders for the skin.
14. Calm Irritated Skin With Mugwort
Mugwort has been used for centuries to calm skin, and this Manefit Beauty Planner mugwort mask could help your face look clearer and more radiant in as little as 20 minutes.
15. Laneige Cools, Nourishes, And Soothes
“My skin felt wonderful afterwards. It felt so comfy on and stuck on really well. I'll be trying this again,” a reviewer said, and this Laneige soothing mask is so highly rated because it cools, soothes, nourishes, and provides loads of intensive hydration.
16. Rehydrate And Repair With Snail And VITAMINS
This Skederm snail hydrogel face mask has more of that snail mucin, which helps to rehydrate and repair, but it’s also got vitamins, hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, and collagen that nourish and protect the skin from damage.
17. Give Your Dried Out Skin A Boost Of Hydration
If you’re looking to give your skin a little bit of a hydration boost, these Dermatory face masks are made from a plant-based material that moisturizes with birch juice, green tea extract, and hyaluronic acid.
18. A Sheet For Every Day Of The Week
The coolest parts about this Ariul face mask pack is that it come with seven sheets for every day of the week, and the sheets are made from natural ingredients that deliver tons of nourishment to the skin. It even comes with a pack of cleansing tissues.
19. Skip The Parabens For Sensitive Skin
These Face Shop masks are made from a great variety of natural extracts for a variety of skin goals from more radiance to soothing redness. Best of all, it skips the parabens, so it’s ideal for sensitive skin.
20. Mucin And Epidermal Growth Factor For A Healthy Texture
The luxury It's Skin Prestige mask has snail mucin and epidermal growth factor, which help to rejuvenate and moisturize skin for a soft, healthy texture.
21. Flower-PaCKED Formulas
These DearPacker Jeju Flower sheet masks are ideal for sensitive skin. They’re made from 100 percent pure cotton sheets, and they’ve got four different types of flower formulas to brighten, moisturize, nourish, and calm.
22. Pull Out Impurities With Black Charcoal
Black charcoal is an awesome ingredient for pulling impurities like blackheads and sebum to the surface, and that’s why this Dr. Jart+ Pore Minimalist Black Charcoal sheet mask is a definite favorite among beauty fans.
23. Donkey Milk Is Loaded With Vitamins
Yep. Donkey milk. It’s actually loaded with vitamins and nutrients that hydrate, nourish, and are great for all different types of skin types.
24. REvitalize Skin With Green Tea
This mask with a milky essence from A'Pieu softens skin while green tea extract revitalizes it. Caffeine in it calms irritation, too.
25. Hydrate skin deeply and naturally
Avocado is the star ingredient of these simple sheet masks from Korean cult-favorite . Moisturizing macadamia oil and vitamin E boost the effects. With tons of varieties to choose from and you can buy individually, these are great for customizing your routine.
26. Add Tons Of Moisture With Hyaluronic Acid
Looking for tons of moisture? Customers rave that TonyMoly's Master Lab hyaluronic acid mask leaves their skin plump and glowing. One reviewer writes: "The next morning my skin tone is even and glowy... and helps to heal any acne present. My sebum (oil) production is also at a minimum for many days after use."
27. Even Out Your Skin Tone With Snail
If your biggest concern is uneven skin tone or dullness, even if it’s from breakouts, scars, or blackheads, the Benton Snail Bee mask is a cult-favorite for leaving you with toned, brightened skin.
28. Awaken Your Complexion With Aloe
This turbo-charged mask from Leaders uses organic aloe vera, which is super nourishing, moisturizing, and will visibly awaken your complexion. Founded by dermatologists, it's free of mineral oil, parabens, and artificial colors.
29. Use Natural Flower Botanicals To Calm Skin
For a face mask made with 95 percent organic ingredients, there’s Whamisa organic flowers and aloe vera, which has natural flower botanicals to give you plump and calmed skin.
30. Eliminate Dryness And Dehydration With Rose Water
This Dermovia 'Lace Your Face' hydrating mask has moisturizing rose water that totally eliminates dryness and dehydration, and it’s made from a latex gauze that attaches over your ears for a comfortable, effective fit.
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