I love K-Beauty but I do not have the time for their 10 step skincare routine. But I do love their sheet masks; they’re cheap, effective and fun to use. When I was reviewing for my diplomate board exam, my idea of relaxation is a 15-minute sheet mask study-break while watching PONY syndrome make-up tutorials on YouTube. I did it every day for almost a month and boy my skin looked really great during the day of my exam. There are so many sheet masks in the market but these are my top picks:
#5 TONYMOLY I’m Real Makgeolli Mask Sheet Skin Purifying
What it does: Makgeolli mask makes uneven skin tone look radiant and glowing.
What I love about this: I love the I’m Real sheet masks collection from TonyMoly, especially their cute packaging. Makgeolli a.k.a. Korean rice wine contains amino acids and vitamins that supposedly help brighten the skin.
#4 THE FACE SHOP Real Nature Cucumber Concombre
What it does: The hydrating sheet mask with cucumber extract restores moisture to skin in need of hydration.
What I love about this: I love the cooling and soothing effect of this cucumber infused sheet mask. It’s the perfect fix for the unbearable summer heat.
#4 NATURE REPUBLIC Snail Solution Mask Sheet
What it does: Ultra moisturizing mask sheet with snail secretion infiltrate.
What I love about this: I used to wonder about Korean’s fascination with snail mucin because it seems really weird to put slug mucus on your face. But then I learned that snail mucin contains glycosaminoglycan, allantoin, glycolic acid, collagen and elastin; the ingredients in anti-aging treatments. So any snail mucin infused sheet mask– I’m sold! The only thing I hate about this is that this mask does not fit my face properly.
#2 INNISFREE My real squeeze mask Acai berry
What it does: This rich cream-type real mask, enriched with abundant nourishment of thoroughly squeezed acai berries, leaves the skin resilient and full of life.
What I love about this: I love the milky consistency of this mask which leaves the skin soft and moisturized. This also has antioxidant and anti-aging properties thanks to the acai berry extracts. Plus, I really really love the fruity scent of berries in this mask.
#1 ESFOLIO Snail Essence Mask Sheet
What it does: Enriched with snail secretion filtrate and various nutritive components to deliver abundant moisture and nourishment deep into your skin.
What I love about this: I really, really like this sheet mask: the price, the quirky design, the snail mucin, and the perfect fitting sheet mask. After using this for 15-20mins, my skin feels soft, hydrated, and very much younger. Enough said. This tops my list.
What’s your favourite Korean sheet mask? I’d like to try them too! 🙂