When it comes to Korean skincare, sheet masks are probably the most accessible product and the most practical as they’re already packed with the necessary moisture and nutrients that our skin needs to be hydrated and refreshed.
But not all sheet masks are made the same—they vary in ingredients and components that address different skin problems. So here are the best Korean sheet masks for different skin woes.
Etude House Wonder Pore
Great at controlling sebum and thoroughly cleaning pores, it’s no wonder this mask is called “wonder”. It contains oak tree charcoal with a velvety texture that easily clings to your face snugly. If you had a rough and sweaty day, slap this baby on after your skincare routine and before you go to bed.
Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask Green Tea
This three-layered water-type sheet hydrates and recharges your skin with green tea extracts from the island of Jeju, which is known for its cleanliness and abundance of plants. Its new formula is now alcohol-free and doesn’t contain any citric acid which is an important detail if you’re the sensitive skin type.
Tony Moly I’m Real Tea Tree
If your skin is dehydrated and struggling with redness from irritation, you’ll need something to minimize it and restore its health and moisture. Tea tree is a popular ingredient to combat acne so if you’re an acne sufferer, this product might be for you. Users of the mask claim that it helped calm and reduce inflammation and maintained its effect round the clock.
Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack
This mask made of cotton is soaked in snail mucin, which helps calm and hydrate irritated skin. While the snail essence nourishes, the bee venom improves your skin’s texture and skin tone. This one’s perfect for all skin types but make sure to patch test first – if you’re allergic to bees, stay away from this one.
Dr. Jart+ Rubber Mask Moist Lover
Unlike other sheet masks in this list, this one is the only mask that has a two-step system. The package contains two things: first, the serum or ampoule which you slather on your face and the second is the rubber mask that keeps the ingredients and nutrients sealed in. The rubber mask is made from algae that lowers the skin temperature and gives a cooling effect so don’t worry about the word “rubber”, as it’s not the kind of rubber that could be abrasive against your skin.