All organic ingredients with no chemical preservatives. Made in the USA. Suitable for any skin type, even sensitive. The Ecoderma fabric promotes absorption of ingredients into your skin, and won't fall off if you move around during your treatment.
Somewhat expensive for a box of 4 masks.
Made with 100% cotton and are paraben-, oil-, and sulfate-free. Can be used for all skin types. Some of the masks included are a charcoal mask for cleansing and detoxifying, and pomegranate for brightening the look of skin.
Masks are quite wet and will likely slide off the face.
Along with a nourishing dose of snail secretions, minus the smell, the mask is packed with natural herbs, oils, and vitamins to restore your skin's vitality and texture. Comes in a pack of 10.
None to speak of, other than a slightly slimy texture.
From hydrating to firming, plus many more, these masks cover multiple bases regarding skin care. Made without harsh chemical or synthetic dyes. Customers appreciated the amount of products included for the purchase. Safe to be used for sensitive skin.
Some of the different masks are labeled as serving the same purpose, so the options aren’t as varied as marketed.
Antioxidant glutathione, along with tea tree oil, salicylic acid, and niacinamide, heals skin inflammation and blemishes without overly drying your skin. The sheet is silky soft and comfortable to wear.
If your skin is dry or very sensitive, this mask might be irritating.
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While sheet masks have been a staple of the Asian beauty scene for several years, particularly in South Korea, they are fairly new to the North American beauty market. But wow, have they taken the western beauty world by storm! They’ve even created a new phenomenon – the sheet-mask-wearing selfie.
The way these easy-to-use facial beautifiers caught on so quickly is not surprising. After all, who doesn’t want healthy, glowing skin? Sheet masks promise to deliver not just those results but a huge range of other benefits as well, depending on the mask’s specific ingredients. That’s where it can get a bit confusing, but luckily we're here to help.
You’re probably familiar with clay-based facial masks. You smooth a thick paste onto your skin, allow the clay to dry, then wash or scrub it away. Sheet masks, by contrast, are much easier to apply and remove.
Sheet masks typically come wrapped in individual foil or plastic. The mask is an oval piece of paper, fabric, or gel with cutouts for the eyes, nose, and mouth. The mask is drenched in “essence,” which is basically a serum with various ingredients to treat different complexion issues.
To apply a sheet mask, simply open the pouch, spread the mask over your face, and relax for 10 to 20 minutes. Toss the mask when you’re finished, and rub in any remaining serum. Voila! Your skin looks healthy and moisturized.
Sheet masks are not miracle workers, but if you choose the right type of mask for your particular needs, they can certainly help boost your skin’s appearance and health.
But with hundreds of masks on the market, all claiming their formula is the best, how do you know which to choose?
Although there are too many formulas to cover them all here, but certain beneficial ingredients are common to many different sheet masks.
Below are some typical use cases for some of the most common ingredients found in sheet masks.
Dry skin that is in need of moisture can benefit from a sheet mask containing hyaluronic acid, honey, coconut water, algae, amino acids, and snail slime. Choose a sheet mask with any or all of these ingredients to plump up fine lines, reduce dullness and dry patches, and restore your healthy glow.
Skin with fine lines can benefit from a mask that includes collagen or retinol in its formula.
Skin with dark spots can benefit from a mask containing vitamin C, niacinamide, licorice, and pearl extract.
Irritated, red skin can calm down a bit with a sheet mask containing aloe vera, green tea extract, chamomile, and allantoin.
Acne-prone skin can benefit from a sheet mask with salicylic acid, tea tree oil, clay, or charcoal.
Skin with clogged pores can benefit from a sheet mask with fruit enzymes, willow extract, charcoal, seaweed, or lavender.
While it’s the serum that really benefits your skin, the material that the sheet mask itself is made of also plays a part in the beauty product’s performance. There are several sheet mask materials on the market, but these are some of the most common.
Inexpensive and non-irritating, cotton holds a lot of serum but tends to dry out quickly.
A natural material that adheres very well to your skin, biocellulose makes it easy for the serum to work its magic. Biocellulose doesn’t dry out and is strong enough to resist rips during use.
A synthetic material that excels at retaining moisture, hydrogel feels good against your skin and keeps the serum from drying or dripping. These masks need to be handled carefully because hydrogel tears easily.
These inexpensive masks feel papery against your skin. They don’t contour or hold tightly to your face, meaning you’ll need to lie down while you apply the mask. Fiber sheet masks dry out quickly and are prone to wrinkling.
Sheet masks are easy to use; that’s part of their appeal. But you can boost the positive effects by following these tips.
Wash your face first: Always apply your sheet mask to freshly washed skin. Other than a light toner to remove makeup residue, don’t apply other treatments or moisturizers before using your sheet mask.
Wash your hands, too: Do this before opening and applying the mask.
Carefully apply the mask: The closer the mask adheres to your skin, the better the essence will penetrate it.
Keep the mask in place: Some sheet masks adhere to your skin well enough that you can walk around with the mask in place. Others fall off with too much movement. Tailor your activity level to how well your mask stays in place.
Leave the mask on for up to 20 minutes: Any longer than that, and the mask will start to dry out.
Rinse or rub your face: After removing the sheet mask, you can rinse your face if desired, but it’s recommended to just rub in any residue and let your complexion dry naturally.
Apply cream: If desired, apply your preferred facial moisturizer or sunscreen after using your sheet mask.
A. Look for a mask specifically formulated for sensitive skin. Gentle ingredients without any additional fragrances or colors are best for skin that is prone to reaction. If you have a medical skin condition, however, such as active rosacea, check with your doctor before applying a mask.
A. As long as your skin is responding to it well, you can use a sheet mask every day if you’d like. However, most people find success using a sheet mask one to three times per week.
A. Sheet masks are one-use-only beauty products. After 20 minutes or so, the mask starts to dry out, so you won’t gain any benefits from reusing it.
A. There is a large price range for sheet masks. You could buy a box of inexpensive masks for less than $10, or you could spend $50+ for a luxury sheet mask brand. The sweet spot is somewhere in the middle. You’ll find a huge selection of sheet masks with quality ingredients in the $10- to $20-per-box range.
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