ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KOREAN BEAUTY SHEET MASKS
You’ve seen them all over Instagram, and on Hollywood celebs prepping for the Oscars, but what do sheet masks really do – and more importantly – do they work?!
STYLE STORY goes behind the scenes of the Korean Beauty mask revolution that is taking the world by storm.
This is all you need to know about Korean Beauty sheet masks.
WHAT ARE SHEET MASKS?
Sheet masks are simple, single-use masks made from cotton, hydro-gel or other soft materials.
They contain cut-outs for your nose, eyes and mouth and offer a convenient and fuss-free facial treatment that is pre-soaked in luxurious serums and essences.
Unlike traditional masks that require measuring, scooping and pasting, sheet masks are already measured for a single use. They are also sturdy enough to wear standing up, so you can get things done while wearing them.
WHO SHOULD USE THEM?
Everyone! No matter what skin troubles you are facing, there is a sheet mask for it.
Got dry skin? Try sheet masks soaked in propolis and honey.
Acne scarring? Try Korean beauty’s favourite ingredient – snail mucin!
Ageing, dry or damaged skin? Collagen, hyaluronic acid work and galactomyces extract work wonders on these skin types. There are even sheet masks for your feet and hands!
WHAT DO THEY DO?
Sheet masks work by creating an “occlusive barrier” that seals the ingredients in the mask into your skin.
They offer hydration and a variety of skin-boosting benefits. Whether you’re travelling long distance, sitting in air conditioning or just generally suffering from damaged, dull or dehydrated skin, regular sheet masking will help to boost the texture and appearance of your skin.
OUR FAVOURITE SHEET MASKS
STYLE STORY’s top Korean-Beauty picks are:
Bathed in star beauty ingredient green tea, Tosowoong Pure Green Tea Mask relieves dry and rough skin. It also contains wonder beauty ingredients niacinamide and adenosine to target dark spots, dull skin and pigmentation.
Looking for a boost in hydration and elasticity, to reduce the appearance of wide or visible pores? Sit down and relax for half an hour, and APLB will take care of the rest.
APLB’s pink masks are perfect for people who keep breaking out no matter what products they try, anyone bothered by large, wide pore, those whose skin is loosing elasticity due to aging and anyone whose skin is lacking in hydration.
STYLE STORY’s all-time best seller, the Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack, is a luxurious facial sheet mask that contains Snail Secretion Filtrate and Bee Venom. It works on even the most sensitive, acne-prone skin to calm redness, improve skin tone, brighten the complexion and minimise wrinkles. Plus, it contains no harmful fillers.
THE STYLE STORY VERDICT?
We love K-Beauty sheet masks!
Not only are they fun and easy to use, they give real results that will leave your skin softer, brighter and more hydrated – what we call the K-Beauty Glow! Plus, unlike other beauty treatments, sheet masks are one skincare indulgence that won’t break the bank.