Got 15 minutes? Treat your skin to a sheet mask! A sheet mask is a quick and easy way to take a targeted approach to your skin care. You can hydrate, brighten, infuse serum, treat redness–there is a sheet mask to take care of whatever your skin needs. Since I’m such a big fan, I decided to test a variety of sheet masks and report.
When I was doing treatments with the Tria Anti-Aging Laser (review), I found that doing a sheet mask treatment every few days really helped my skin retain moisture and not feel so dry. Sheet masks are also excellent for travel. Usually the first thing I do after checking into my hotel room is to pull out a sheet mask and decompress for 15 minutes. During that time, the sheet mask works on the dehydration from the flights and revitalizes skin.
The Karuna Luxe Skin Regenerating Mask can be used on face and neck to target aging, dry and sensitive skin types. This Bio-Cellulose mask is infused with a creamy essential-oil serum to provide a mega-moisturizing effect. I liked that the sheet mask wasn’t drippy and adhered to the face well. The formula includes Fair Trade Organic Kendi Oil, Rose Geranium Oil, Oat Kernal Oil and Seabuckthorn fruit extract, so this one is excellent for aging and dry skins. Box of 4/$58.
Talika Bio Enzymes Mask – Purifying: If you have combination, oily or black-head prone skin, are experiencing redness, enlarged or congested pores, then the Talika Bio Enzymes Purifying Mask would be an excellent choice. This mask has a high concentration of actives, yet is non-irritating to skin. The Talika Bio Enzymes Purifying Mask has Cinnamon, which helps to mattify and tighten pores, as well as Arnica for soothing skin. $16 ea.
Sulwhasoo Snowise EX Brightening Mask is a good option for those with dull, lackluster or those with sunspots or hyperpigmentation, as it brightens the skin for a luminous complexion. What I found interesting is that each mask is individually fermented in white ginseng for 2 weeks to bring about immediate brightening results and boosted circulation. I only tried one application, but after leaving this mask on for 30 minutes, my skin looked hydrated and glowing. If you have a special event, this is the mask I would recommend doing beforehand. Box of 10/$130.
TATCHA Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask is the my favorite of the masks I tried. TATCHA draws inspiration from the islands of Okinawa and includes red algae and other moisture-enriching actives in the deep hydration lifting mask. This intensive treatment mask really does leave skin luminous, hydrated and smooth. The unique coconut-derived biocellulose hydrating face mask was originally developed to speed healing for burn victims. TATCHA Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask is so hydrating, that if you have super dry skin, this would be the sheet mask I would recommend. Box of 4/$95
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Instant Eye Lift isn’t a “sheet mask” per se, but is a targeted eye treatment for rejuvenating the eye area. The Instant Eye Mask is shaped like a little wing that goes beneath each eye. You apply the Activator and let it stay on for about 15 minutes. I found this organic eye mask to be soothing, revitalizing and effective on undereye puffiness. With marine algae, fruit stem cells, aloe and other actives, the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Instant Eye Lift was developed by a plastic surgeon for patients with undereye puffiness or who’ve had plastic surgery. 6 sets of Eye Masks + Activator, $75.
I’m also a huge fan of the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask (review), the SK-II Signs Eye Mask (review). And if you’re looking for a drugstore pick, the Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Treatment Mask (review) is great!
Do you use sheet masks? Which one(s) are your favorites? Let me know!
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