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The Best Korean Face Masks for Glowing Skin

January 20, 2022

The Best Korean Face Masks for Glowing Skin STYLE STORY blog

Today’s Topic: Face Masks. 

No need to be triggered!  We promise we aren’t talking about COVID masks.


Today, we can leavethose masks firmly off (our minds anyway) and instead talk about the best Korean face masks to help you achieve the bright, glowing skin you’ve always dreamed of. Sound like a plan? 


From sheet masks that give you a 15 minute facial to sleeping masks that go to work while you sleep, there's a Korean face mask for glowing skin of every type. 


Let's take a look at the different types of face masks you’ll find in Kbeauty.  

 

Sheet Masks

One of the first K-Beauty products to blow up world wide…and simultaneously blow our husband’s minds, was theSheet Mask.These single use masks come pre coated inserums andessences to deliver deliciously hydrated skin. Sheet masks are the ultimate 10 minute hack for glowy skin. 

In fact, the results are so immediate it wasn’t long before our partners were getting #sheetfaced with us… Curled up on the couch together watching Netfix and giving off Phantom Of The Opera vibes….or Hannibal Lecter. Depends who you ask. 

The sheet mask itself works by creating an “occlusive barrier”. It sits on top of your face and physically seals in the ingredients it contains. The constant contact with your skin allows it to effectively absorb the ingredients contained in the mask - leaving you with dewy, glowing, hydrated skin. 


As with all Kbeauty products, there are sheet masks to satisfy every skin need;dry,dull,mature,combination - the list is endless. They are also awesome to travel with, super cost effective and you literally can’t use them too often. Most of these Asian masks are made soft and gentle enough for everyday use.

Clay Masks

Another big one that you’ve probably seen trending on Instagram, reels and Tik Tok are clay masks. These are formulated with minerals and vitamins to detoxify and purify your skin. They are designed to be popped on after you cleanse your face and then left on for 5 to 10 minutes before being washed off. Many Korean clay masks known for their ability to purify the skin and absorb excess oil and sebum from the face. 


SIDE NOTE: We LOVE our clay masks and they work wonders for acne prone skin, oily skin and those with big pores. We have noticed that some people tend to leave them on for longer but this is not a case of "the longer the better". You really don’t want your clay masks to be drying or cracking on your face. This is only going to cause your skin to dry out. It can also potentially irritate your skin's barrier. Know that these little babies are designed for 5-10 minute use and if you want to get content for the 'gram…get it quick! 

Sleeping Masks 

Another Korean beauty invention, sleeping masks are not to be underestimated!  After all, who doesn’t love a product that works while you sleep?

Korean sleeping masks are a hybrid between a night cream and a sheet mask. Designed to be used about 30 minutes before you go to bed, sleeping masks make the most of your nightly skin cell turnover. They leave you waking up with bouncy, plump and oh-so-hydrated skin. 

To learn more about Sleeping Masks tune in this episode of the Korean Beauty podcast:


 

Our Favourite Masks?

Sheet Masks

Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask - these masks are a cult favourite and are ideal for use on mature, red, dry and sensitive skin.  Made with a 100% cotton sheet mask, these are so hydrating and results are immediate. Star ingredients are Green Tea Water and Snail Secretion Filtrate. 

Tosowoong Pure Propolis Mask - These masks have been consistently in our STYLE STORY Top Sellers for years. Soaked in propolis extract, these masks help to brighten and moisturize the skin. These are our go to face masks for instant glow. 

Clay Masks

Subi Brightening Pore Minimizing Mask- made with Kakadu Plums, Ceramids, Sodium Hyaluronate and Kaolin this dreamy mask works to detoxify, brighten, tighten and refine. We recommend using this once a week for 5 - 10 minutes.


Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Clay Mask - Boasting volcanic clay from the Korean island jeju this mask is amazing for acne and blackhead treatment. It’s super moist and won’t dry out your skin! It’s also free of GMO, mineral oil, chemicals, alcohol, triclosan, benzophenone and parabens. AND the box of this mask is made from 100% recycled paper and the ink is printed from soy ink. Love it. 

Sleeping Masks

Jelly Ko Cherry Blossom Sleeping Mask - This is a must try. Enriched with Cherry Blossom which is known for its rich antioxidant levels and soothing properties andNiacinamide, this mask seriously hydrates and boosts the skin. Added bonus? The texture is delicious and a little goes a long way. A small scoop is all you need. 

iUNIK Propolis Sleeping Mask - This is a great option for those who are experiencing really dry skin. The consistency is a heavy white cream which spreads beautifully on the face. Star ingredients are Propolis Extract,Sea Buckthorn Extract,Centella Asiatica andNiacinamide

Find all of our favourite Kbeauty on the STYLE STORY website. Oh, and we didn’t even cover Wash Off Masks, Lip Masksand Hydrogel Eye Masks

If you want to learn more things Korean Facemasks, reach out to our STYLE STORY team. We will help you find your way on your Kbeauty journey. 

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