Whether you can’t imagine your beauty routine without them or you’ve never tried them before, sheet masks are one of our favorite beauty trends to come out of Korea. Fun to use and easy to pack when traveling, sheet masks are designed to infuse your skin with active ingredients that help with everything from fine lines and breakouts to dryness and discoloration. Here, we break down our top picks to solve your most common beauty issues.
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Concern: Loose, sagging skin
Why it works: We’re loving these new sheet masks from Dr. Jart+—there’s one for practically every skin concern you can think of—and this firming version is a real winner. Equipped with thermosensitive gel that becomes activated by your body heat when you put it on, this peptide-packed mask makes your skin feel tighter, firmer and rejuvenated. We suggest using this one when you have some time on your hands—you need about 30–40 minutes to feel the effects.
skin and acne/breakouts
Why it works: Antioxidant-rich natural green tea extract helps rid your skin of blemish-causing toxins while a trio of skin-soothing ingredients (bu gu zhi leaf, magnolia and willow extract) soak up oil and reduce inflammation. Keep these on hand for breakout-prone times of the month—your skin will thank you.
Concern: Dry skin
Why it works: It’s no wonder skin care gurus swear by this mask—models even apply them before walking the runway to ensure they’ve got the perfect dewy glow. Highly saturated with the brand’s all-star ingredient, Pitera, this cotton mask drenches dry skin in moisture so that it looks noticeably more healthy and youthful.
Concerns: Redness and irritation
Why it works: The ultimate skin savior, this calming mask is formulated with antibacterial tea tree oil that helps take down redness and irritation in just 20 minutes. Not only should you keep one in your skin emergency stash, but also throw one in your travel bag. After a long flight, this mask will leave your skin feeling soothed and refreshed.
Concerns: Large pores, as well as blackheads
Why it works: Boscia has mastered the charcoal trend, and this mask proves the real power of the pore-purifying ingredient. Known as the “Black Diamond of Asia,” bamboo charcoal has been used for hundreds of years to detoxify and heal skin, and this formula does exactly that. Plus, it comes in two pieces so it’s super easy to apply, ensuring you get all of your blackhead-ridden areas covered.
Concerns: Signs of aging such as fine lines and rough skin texture
Why it works: Soaked with age-fighting actives such as blueberry and edelweiss, this nourishing mask gives your skin the results of an express facial—leave it on for about 15–20 minutes—by minimizing the appearance of fine lines and smoothing rough patches without causing any irritation, even on sensitive skin types.
Concerns: Dull skin, sun damage and age spots
Why it works: This must-have brightening mask—it’s paraben-free and made with all-natural fibers—delivers a high dose of plant extracts, antioxidants and salicylic acid into your skin to exfoliate dead cells. The bottom line: In 15 minutes, your lackluster look gets a much-needed radiance boost.
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