There's nothing like closing out #selfcaresunday with a nice sheet mask. Or using one to calm down stressed-out skin after a long day at work or school. Oh, or throwing one on before a big event to get a glowy boost. Come to think of it, we'll find just about any reason to incorporate sheet masks into our skincare routine as often as possible.
Sheet masks are designed to go on after you've applied your cleanser, toner, and sometimes even moisturizer, depending on what formula you're using. And no matter what you're looking for, there's a sheet mask out there for you: hydrating and plumping sheet masks for dry skin, purifying and detoxifying sheet masks for acne-prone skin, and even firming and brightening sheet masks for anti-aging.
Of course, with so many options to choose from, it was impossible for us to decide on our own. So we chose a few, then used your reviews and ratings from previous Glam Bag products to round out our list of our favorite sheet masks for every skin type and need.
Continue reading below to find the best sheet mask for you, then sit back, relax, and reap the skincare benefits.
As much as we'd love to get a facial once a month, sometimes it's just not budget-friendly. Enter this 3-step face mask.
Not only does it include a rejuvenating sheet mask, but two other skincare products that you use before and after. Ipsters agree: "It was like a mini spa with all the steps!"
To start, cleanse your face and then massage in the “Intensive Ampoule," a serum-like solution rich with brightening and anti-wrinkle agents. Next, put on the mask and kick back for 15-20 minutes, letting the hyaluronic acid, vitamin B3, and lemon and rose extracts do their thing. When time's up, massage in any remaining serum before gently patting the “Refresh Essence” into your face, and voila. Radiant, revitalized skin.
"These masks have a ton of serum in them," said Ipster @hillsgotskills. "My husband and I used them the night after our wedding to rehydrate our face and they worked great."
Got too much sun? Grab this yummy watermelon mask from Asian beauty brand PURLISSE to rehydrate your face and lock in moisture with the power of vitamin C, B, and A. Aloe vera and cucumber reduce inflammation and redness, leaving your skin feeling cool and refreshed, while restorative Asian botanicals provide nourishment with antioxidants and minerals.
The result? More refreshing than a cold cocktail, with all the nutrients of a hearty salad (just don't eat the mask when you're done).
Take it from Ipster @agviolinist4, who used this mask sheet the night before a big interview: "Next morning my face was so soft and nourished! Definitely hid the stress!"
The star ingredient in the honey mask is propolis extract, which refreshes and softens your skin, while the Aqua Moisture Raccoon Mask uses sunflower seed oil to maintain moisture levels. Both masks include sodium hyaluronate, a form of hyaluronic acid that promotes moisture and gives you a healthy-looking glow. "I could see the difference in my face as soon as I removed it," Ipster @nicherim said. "It looked more even and my pores looked smaller!"
Bonus: this mask is so gentle, it makes even sensitive skin feel pampered and soothed–that's what we call a win-win.
Think sheet masks are just for hydration? Think again. Grace & Stella Co. put a whole acne treatment in this face mask with anti-inflammatory witch hazel, protective aloe vera, and antimicrobial castor oil. Together, these three powerful ingredients work to shrink your pores, reduce acne and redness, and soothe acne-prone skin while retaining moisture. No parabens, alcohol, phthalates, or sulfates—just feel-good skincare.
Ipster tip: This mask feels even more calming and refreshing when you refrigerate it for a couple of hours first. Once you're ready to get started, leave it on your face for 20-30 minutes to get the maximum impact. (Bonus tip: To kick those stubborn blackheads to the curb, we've got a whole other list of face mask recs for you.)
All of FARMACY's bioactive skincare products are made with hand-picked botanicals, including Echinacea GreenEnvy™, a patent-protected variant of echinacea purpurea loaded with natural antioxidants. The Hydrating Mask gives you the added benefits of anti-aging hyaluronic acid and soothing cucumber, while the vegan-friendly Brightening Mask uses purple broccoli extract and plant-based collagen to firm and brighten. "As soon as I took it off I could notice the difference," Ipster @mildredmarie2017 said. "My face was healthier, moisturized, smoother, softer, lighter. You name it."
As an added benefit, these masks are designed to hug the curves of your face without sliding off, making them great for those days when you just can't sit still for 15 minutes. "This mask is so very hydrating, soaked with tons of essence," @chris71 said. "The sheet is very thin and tight on your face when applied. I can walk around with it on while my skin absorbs all the nutrients."
Made with hydrogel that conforms to the shape of your face without dripping, this Glamglow mask is as easy to apply on the go as it is to use at home. It feels cold to the touch as soon as you put it on, invigorating your skin like a mini cryotherapy machine. Plus, humectant glycerin and trehalose hydrate your face, giving you a conditioned, glowing complexion in just 15 minutes.
Big night? Slap on this mask before bed or first thing in the morning, and nobody will have a clue. Another gel-based mask, this one sticks to your face firmly and comfortably while nourishing your dehydrated skin with all-natural fermented coconut juice with essential vitamins.
The other plant-based ingredients in this Korean beauty product restore the elasticity, firmness, and moisture that alcohol and sleep-deprivation take away. Mushroom complex extracts deliver deep nutrition, while active lifting serilesine reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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