BEST FACE MASK FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

Gone are the days when masking was a luxury to be saved for a special occasion.

Thanks to the global K-Beauty wave and it’s obsession with masking, face masks have become a staple part of our skincare routines.

 From sheets, to sleeping masks and everything in between – these are our top picks for the best face mask for your skin type!

WHY MASK?

No matter what skin troubles you are facing, there’s a mask for it. Got dry skin? Try masks made with in propolis and honeyAcne scarring? Try Korean beauty’s favourite ingredient – snail mucinAgeing, dry or damaged skinCollagen, hyaluronic acid work and galactomyces extract work wonders on these skin types.   These are our top picks by skin type:

DRY SKIN

Characterised by dry patches, flakiness and a tight, taught feeling around the skin dry skin requires a little extra TLC to get it glowing. Luckily, dry skin doesn’t stand a chance against one of Korean Beauty’s all-time best selling face masks – Leaders Insolution Aquaringer Mask sells by the hundreds of millions every year.

Developed by dermatologists at Leaders clinic in Seoul, this mask was formulated specifically for dry, dehydrated skin types and to help remove dead skin. “Aquaringer” is the Korean word for a hospital drip and that’s exactly what this mask does for the face – it delivers a hit of hydration straight to where it’s needed most with the help of hard-working humectant (water-binding) ingredients like sodium hyaluronate.

DULL SKIN

Dull skin benefits from nearly all types of masks, to care for key concerns like roughness, dryness and more. Try Tosowoong Pure Green Tea Mask, a cult-favourite sheet masks bathed in nourishing green tea that relives dull, dry and rough skin. The addition of niacinamide and adenosine to the formula assist in targeting dark spots, dull skin and pigmentation.

ACNE-PRONE SKIN

If blemishes, breakouts and acne scarring are a concern, then you’re not alone. STYLE STORY’s all-time best selling face mask, Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack, treats these issues quickly and with minimal fuss.

This thick facial mask contains Snail Secretion Filtrate and Bee Venom as it’s star ingredients, working with even the most sensitive skin types to calm redness, acne, acne scars and improve tone and wrinkles. It’s also cruelty-free and contains no harmful fillers.

NORMAL SKIN

Too busy to fuss over your skincare routine? If you have normal skin you don’t have to!

Fuss-free K-Beauty label JJ Young by Caolion Lab’s Pore Goodnight Mask detoxes pores while you sleep so you can care for your skin while catching some z’s.

Simply apply this mask last at night before you go to bed and wake up to smoother, firmer, brighter and more hydrated skin! Thankfully, it comes with a non-sticky formula that won’t mess up your pillows or sheets while you sleep.

COMBINATION SKIN

Skin that can’t decide whether it’s oily or dry? There’s a K-Beauty fix for that.

Made on a base of three types of Centella Asiatica complex, APLB Premium Moisturising Ampoule Mask Pink provides deep hydration and rich nutrition to skin to maintain its optimal balance of oil and moisture.

The key ingredient – Centella 3X Complex (Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid) – soothes skin, strengthens its barrier and diminishes the appearance of blemishes.

 

OILY SKIN

Characterised by an overproduction of sebum and large pores, oily skin types benefit from clay masks.

Cosmetea’s divine Peppermint Tea Green Clay Mask looks good enough to eat and offers skin resurfacing benefits targeting dullness, uneven texture and large pores. It works like a vacuum on the pores, suctioning out congestion to tighten and improve uneven skin. The mask’s light texture wraps itself around the skin, forming a gentle mask.

SENSITIVE SKIN

Suffering from irrtation, sensitivity and highly reactive skin? Don’t worry. Everything is going to be fine!

That’s the message printed on the cheek of PACKage’s adorable Don’t Worry Healing Mask, a gentle, natural option for sensitive skin types. This mask uses star ingredient Centella Asiatica to soothe, heal, relax and boost your skin. It is free from parabens, fragrances, alcohol, mineral oil, silicone, pigment, PEG, and phenoxy-ethanol.

MATURE SKIN

Idea for anti-aging concerns as well as loss of moisture, Commleaf Rose Sleeping Mask offers a sensory experience. Infused with 75% rose water to replenish lost moisture throughout the day, the serum-like mask absorbs into the skin while sleeping, providing your skin with a rosy glow by morning. Real rose petal fragments in the formula give this mask a sense of luxury.

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