Face Mask Sheets 101: What to Use Them for and Why

Like BB creams, face mask sheets originated in Korea but are now gaining popularity here in the States. These individually wrapped facial masks consist of a paper or fiber sheet that is soaked in a variety of treatment serums. The sheets are pre-cut to fit your face with holes for delicate areas like eyes, your mouth, and nostrils. Simply unfold the sheet and apply it to your face and remove after 15 to 20 minutes.

The first time I tried one of these sheet masks, I was blown away. They are intensely hydrating and leave skin feeling incredibly soft and visibly plumped after just one treatment. They work by trapping the formula on your face, allowing it to be deeply absorbed. This innovation makes them incredibly efficient at delivering nutrients to hydrate, nourish, and repair skin.

Inexpensive face mask sheets are widely available in Asian markets, but many skincare brands are introducing their own products using this technology. While I’ve never tried one that I didn’t love, those made of bio-cellulose adhere the best to skin and are eco-friendly.

Visit the slideshow below for 12 amazing face mask sheets that address several different skin care concerns in a variety of price points.

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  • Repairing: The Face Shop Essential Collagen Mask Sheet 2 of 13

    One of the first face mask sheets I tried, this inexpensive moisturizing and repairing mask made me a believer.
    Available on Amazon $7.98 for 3

  • Brightening: Purederm Brightening Essence Mask 3 of 13

    This mask brightens with natural ingredients like vitamin B and lemon.
    Found at Pretty and Cute $2

  • Regulating Oils: Twin Face Sebum Control Facial Sheet Mask 4 of 13

    Grapefruit essence and meadowsweet help regulate oils and reduce pore size.
    Get it at Twin Face $16.99 for 5

  • Refreshing: SK-II Facial Treatment Mask 5 of 13

    This mask is rich with vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids to provide intense hydration and refresh skin.
    Pick them up at Sephora $90 for 6

  • Soothing: Etude House I Need You, Aloe! Mask Sheet 6 of 13

    Aloe essence soothes sensitive skin and hydrates while preventing breakouts.
    Found at Yes Style $10.71 for 5

  • Wrinkle-Reducing: Masque Bar Wrinkle Reducing Sheet Mask 7 of 13

    This sheet mask is infused with collagen, green tea extract, and vitamin E to soften fine lines and nourish skin.
    Available at Target $9.99 for 3

  • Improving Texture: Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask 8 of 13

    Liquid retinol and anti-aging chlorella plant extract fight the signs of aging and improve texture.
    Found at Sephora $63 for 4

  • Moisturizing: Skin Food Avocado Rich Essence Sheet Mask 9 of 13

    This ultra-moisturizing mask is formulated with avocado oil, vitamin A, and vitamin D.
    Get it on Amazon $.39

  • Detoxing: Holika Holika Green Tea Mask Sheet 10 of 13

    Antioxidant green tea detoxifies skin, leaving skin feeling fresh and ultra-hydrated.
    Available at Pretty and Cute $2

  • Purifying: Freeman Starfruit Purifying Paper Facial Mask 11 of 13

    This mask is loaded with purifying ingredients like lavender, niacinamide, tea tree oil, and witch hazel.
    Found at Freeman $1.99

  • Anti-Aging: Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Second Skin Mask 12 of 13

    Each bio-cellulose sheet contains a half ounce of Lancome's anti-aging Genifique concentrate and promises noticeable results after one application.
    Pick it up at Macy's $80 for 6

  • Deeply Hydrating: Leader’s Clinic Step Solution Aquaringer Mask 13 of 13

    This cellulose mask stays in place and is ultra-hydrating with adenosine and amino acids.
    Available at Korea Depart $10.24 for 3

Article Posted 4 years Ago

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