From the land of insane (insanely effective) beauty products, respectively South Korea, comes one of the latest celebrity crazes: sheet masks. Admittedly, this trend isn’t as recent as we make it out to be. These masks really took the world by storm around 2014 and since then, they’ve been slowly making their way into a zone of general public affordability. This means that shelves now provide a generous array of budget options that you could try out yourself.
That being said, let’s talk a little bit about what separates sheet masks from your average kinds and then enlist some of our favorite picks.
What Makes Sheet Masks Special?
Sheet (or cloth) masks are face-shaped fabrics soaked in serums packed with nutrients. These nutrients do everything you’d expect a regular (pasty) face mask to do, minus the messiness of it. In fact, this is the bonus that sets these masks apart from their tubed counterparts: convenience.
Every sheet mask is individually packed, destined for single use, making this treatment ideal for travels. Moreover, there’s also the fact that you don’t need to rinse it off! Simply peel off the sheet mask and you’ll only need some towel pats on the skin to dry it off completely. In other words, it’s a mess-free alternative whose biggest downside is briefly turning you into Hannibal Lecter.
But if you’re willing to get over this bizarre factor and you’re ready to test these masks out, here are our top picks.
5 Sheet Masks to Try Out
#1 Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask
This professional sheet mask draws inspiration directly from the formula that made the Korean originals so effective. Although there’s only a single piece for these twenty bucks, the anti-bacterial composition of the mask makes it viable for as much as three uses.
#2 Tonymoly I’m Real Skin Care Facial Mask Sheet Package
Hey, don’t worry, we get it – maybe you want something more budget-friendly. This aloe vera infused sheet package comes with ten masks for just a little over ten bucks!
#3 Dr. Jart + Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution
Made from cellulose, this sheet mask has properties which lock in hydrating compounds, ensuring that they don’t evaporate before they sink into your skin.
#4 Karuna Brightening Face Mask
Ingredients such as peptides, hyaluronic acid, and licorice root make these sheet masks do much more than just moisturize. They can also help with fine lines and dark spots.
#5 Soyedodam Organic Hydrogel Mask
This organic sheet mask’s two biggest stars are ginseng and honey. Luckily, the inclusion of honey still isn’t enough to make it as sticky and messy as a normal, paste-type face mask would be.
So, we’ve established that the main benefit of sheet masks is their lack of messiness and how they don’t require any rinsing to clean off. Are they odd-looking? Yes. But do they do their job right? Definitely, so go ahead and pick your favorite.