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Cutting Down on Single Use Sheet Masks? Use These Instead!

March 10, 2023

Cutting Down on Single Use Sheet Masks? Use These Instead!

Cutting Down on Single Use Sheet Masks? Try These instead! 


On this episode of the Korean Beauty Show podcast Lauren runs through some of the products you can use instead of individually wrapped sheet masks. If you're trying to cut down on single use skincare products then these are some great options to try instead. Whether you're looking to hydrate, exfoliate or a blend of the two there's an option for you! 



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From Sheet Mask to Sleeping Pack 

Over the past 5 years, I’ve noticed a shift in the popularity and sales of sleeping masks ahead of sheet masks. My guess is that people are moving to them because:

  1. They’re a more sustainable option;
  2. You get more uses out of them; and
  3. They’re better bang for buck if you break down the cost per use. 


Cutting Down on Single Use Sheet Masks? Use These Instead! 

How Do You Get The Best Results From A Sleeping Mask?

Skin regeneration almost doubles between 10pm to 4am, so make sure you’ve applied your sleeping mask before then – even more important, make sure you’re asleep!


How Is A Sleeping Mask Different To A Night Cream?

Sleeping masks are different tо regular night сrеаms bесаuѕе they offer additional hydration and contain a high percentage of active ingredients. Whereas night creams provide an occlusive barrier, sleeping masks function more like serums.

Cutting Down on Single Use Sheet Masks? Use These Instead?

Who Should Use A Sleeping Mask?

Sleeping masks are a match made in heaven for mature skin, dull skin, dehydrated skin and dry skin, who will drink up the additional vitamins and hydration.

Even if you don’t need a whole lot of hydration though (oily, acne-prone skin types we are looking at you!), you can still benefit from swapping your regular moisturiser for a sleeping mask several times a week, so you don’t burden your skin.

How Often Should I use a Sleeping Mask?

You are the best judge when it comes to knowing if your skin is feeling dry or if seasonal changes are impacting your skin’s moisture levels.

While the general rule is that you should use night creams everyday use and a more intense sleeping masks 2 - 3 times a week, this will vary person to person. 

At STYLE STORY, our team ranges in age from 30's to late 60’s and we all incorporate sleeping masks into our skincare routines . In winter, most of us use one every single night to combat harsher temperatures. In summer, we use our sleeping masks when we're feeling the effects of air-conditioning on our skin or to cool our skin's temperature down. 


K-Beauty Sleeping Mask To Try 

With so many cult-favourite sleeping masks, choosing the right one can be tricky. Our best-seller is  Jelly Ko Cherry Blossom Sleeping Mask because it works for all skin types. 

It creates bouncy, elastic skin with its unique cherry blossom extracts so that you wake up to jelly skin the next morning. 


Cutting Down on Single Use Sheet Masks? Use These Instead!

Wash Off Masks

Wash off or rinse-off face masks are express skincare treatments you leave on for between 10 - 20 minutes. They often feature ingredients like clay, charcoal, or other exfoliants. 

Because many are exfoliating, they are great for absorbing excess oil from the skin. These type of wash off masks are best for people with oily or combination skin. 


Wash Off Masks to Try: Skinfood Rice Mask Wash Off

Skinfood Rice Mask Wash Off is acreamy wash off face mask that lifts excess oil and dirt from the skin to keep your complexion clear, smooth and soft. This skin-softening face mask is one of Korean natural beauty label Skinfood's best-selling products.

Firstly, it cleanses and refreshes dull skin. Secondly, it leaves it soft, supple and radiant.

 1% of the profits from the sale of this product will go towards our pledge to1% For the Planet. Share your love of beauty with the planet every time you shop at STYLE STORY. 


Wash Off Masks to Try: Subi Holo Dream Mask & Brush

This face mask & brush kit has the lot! Get ready for clearer, glowing, more radiant skin with fewer visible impurities in just 5 minutes! 

  1. Detoxifying
  2. Skin Brightening
  3. Pore Tightening
  4. Texture Refining

This handy mask kit also doubles as a makeup primer, leaving your skin with a subtle holographic glow that's a perfect base for your makeup. 


Cutting Down on Single Use Sheet Masks? Use These Instead!



A Third Option - Sheet Masks That Aren't Individually Packaged

Some companies are now making sheet masks that come pre-soaked in liquid inside a box or carton. While this doesn’t entirely eliminate single use waste it does at least cut down on a lot of the components used in traditional sheet mask packaging

Mary & May Niacinamide Vitamin C Brightening Mask Pack (30pcs), is one such option. Packed with niacinamide and Vitamin C it is a set of 30 masks in one box.  

You can easily pull out one sheet each day, making it convenient, reasonable, and protects the environment by reducing unnecessary waste.

How To Choose Between Face Masks?

When deciding what face mask to use there are a few factors to consider. First, consider what results you are hoping to achieve. If you're looking for a boost of hydration, a sleeping mask will be your best bet.

On the other hand, if you're concerned about clogged pores, a rinse-off clay type mask is perfect. 

The other thing to consider is practical; namely, do you have time to sit down and leave a mask on for 20 minutes? Or do you just want a quick treatment you can do straight before bed? If you're opting for a wash off type face mask you still need to do the rest of your skincare routine after your mask. 

If you choose a sleeping mask, you're ready to jump into bed and just wash it off the next morning. 


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"Wash off face masks tend to be best for oily and combination type skin because they are great for exfoliating the skin"

- Lauren Lee, Korean Beauty Expert

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