Sheet masks are one of those K-beauty trends that’s kind of crept up on us all; now your entire feed is full of people that look at best like they’ve gone undercover as a giant panda or worse, they’re moonlighting as an extra from Silence of the Lambs and we’re not ashamed to say we’re here for it. So what’s the deal with sheet masks and what can they do for you?
We’re leaving behind the gimmicks for this one and looking at some products designed to address what we’re all really focused on – brighter, tighter, calmer and more youthful skin. Right?
Anti-age me mask…
Age is just a number but the toll of our busy lives is written all over our faces, so why not treat yourself to a smoothing, firming little anti-aging number this weekend? We won’t tell if you don’t. Here’s some top picks for masks that’ll make people think you’ve got Access All Areas to the Fountain of Youth.
Skin Republic 24k Gold Peel Off Face Mask Sheet – For when you’re feeling a little extra, this Gold mask will cleanse, exfoliate and brighten while it’s busy smoothing out those fine lines and wrinkles – magic!
Skincare Cosmetics Retinol 15 Minute Anti-Ageing Sheet Mask – In just 15 minutes, this little beauty gives your skin a good dose of Vitamins A, B and C and will work to hydrate your skin as it enhances your tone and firmness. Yes!
Brighten me mask…
Skin Republic Pink Clay Mud Face Sheet Mask – We’ve all heard of mud-masks, but we’re usually reminded of the horror of the tidy up – let’s take a moment for all the good tees and towels lost to the quest for perfect skin! Well, cry no more, because this mess-free sheet version is the answer to all our problems. Let that pink clay extract all those toxins, while berries work to brighten and even skin tone.
DHC Alpha Arbutin White Face Sheet Mask – Made with extra notches to ensure a close and comfortable fit, this Japanese mask is ready to soothe all skin types, working to even out your complexion while you make a brew, search Netflix or carry on with the rest of your pre-night out routine.
Skin Republic Brightening Vitamin C Face Mask Sheet – This particular brightening mask has a whole host of carefully selected ingredients to give you that glow, including plant and coffee bean extracts. If a double shot latte can perk us up on a dreary Monday morning, imagine what that can do for your skin!
Firm me up mask…
Skin Republic Volcanic Ash Mud Face Sheet Mask – Nothing says skin firming like a little volcanic ash, right?! Right! Don’t worry, this beauty is another no-mess way to get a great result. Mineral-rich volcanic ash works to extract dirt and toxins, whilst papaya fruit acids and bentonite clay remove dead skin cells.
Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask – This one might sound a little out there, but hey, stick with us. This mask is uniquely formulated with protein-rich snail secretion filtrate in place of water and it blends bee venom with camellia sinensis leaf water and naturally-sourced botanical ingredients to tackle pollution weary skin. All these new-fangled ingredients will work on firming and smoothing your skin.
Clear me up mask…
Skin Republic Spots and Blemishes Face Mask – Round of applause for anything that helps us fight those annoying breakouts. With skin heroes tea tree and salicylic acid, this mask works to remove excess oil and anything else clogging up your pores, to leave them cleansed and ready to be firmed up by witch hazel.
DHC Bio Cellulose Face Sheet Mask – Feel fresh, revitalised and cleansed by this mask which uses a cooling gel formula made from fermented coconut water. No colours or artificial fragrances mean you’l; be left with clearer, calmer skin.
So, there you have it, a rundown of why it’s ok and even encouraged for you to sit around in your PJs with a sheet mask on – you do you! Also, we know you’re all tempted to try one, not least for the photo-op, but if you come out of it looking fresh-faced and fabulous too, then everyone wins!