The 7 Best Korean Sheet Masks
My love for Korean beauty runs deep. In 2015, I traveled to South Korea for the sole purpose of going to beauty salons in Seoul’s Myeong-dong district, and I brought one back entire suitcase filled with sheet masks, as well as other ingenious Korean beauty products. Suffice it to say, I’ve tried a lot of Korean sheet masks in my time — and with that in mind, I’m going to help you choose one for yourself. The best Korean sheet masks vary by skin concern, so if you’re only looking to buy one type of mask, you’ll want to narrow down your main skin goals (eg, brighten, clean pores, moisturize, etc.) .) and take it from there. Personally, however, I recommend buying a variety pack so you can try out different types of masks – and once you’ve gone through them all, you can go on to repurchase the one you like best. Plus, since our skin issues tend to fluctuate due to things like weather, hormones, and the environment we find ourselves in, it’s always good to have a variety of different treatments on hand. hand.
To discover the best and most exciting sheet masks for your skin type, keep scrolling.
Shop the Best Korean Sheet Masks
Press? Here are the three best Korean sheet masks:
1. Best Value Pack: MEDIHEAL Sheet Mask Hero
2. Finalist: TONYMOLY I’m Real Sheet Masks
3. Best Natural Sheet Masks: Whamisa Organic Face Mask Pack
1. Best Value Pack
When it comes to Korean sheet masks, they’re no more ubiquitous than MEDIHEAL, the country’s number one sheet mask brand. This value pack lets you sample six of the brand’s most popular offerings for under $15 (or around $2 a pop). Included are two charcoal masks, two hydrating masks, a collagen mask and a tea tree mask for your next escape. Although super saturated, the masks aren’t so soaked in essence that they run down your neck and into your hair when you wear them, nor do they leave your face feeling sticky. If you’re sensitive to scent, you’ll also appreciate that these masks have a barely noticeable scent.
Material Cotton Key ingredients Assorted cruelty free Nope
Relevant notice: “I love Mediheal masks and was thrilled to be able to try a wide variety of them without committing to buying a large quantity. This is a great sample pack for those new to Mediheal or sheet masks in general.
TONYMOLY is one of the most popular Korean beauty brands to have made its way to the US, and they make very strong and affordable sheet masks. Try 10 of their most popular treatments from their best-selling I’m Real line with this set from Amazon, which at $26 for the set breaks down to around $2.60 per mask. Each mask is soaked in a “water” type, “micro-emulsion type” or “milk lotion type” essence, and they all contain a different hero ingredient (such as pumpkin, avocado, lemon, pearl, and even the Red wine). ). Although each ingredient offers some kind of unique and targeted benefit, everything of these masks will leave your skin nourished and soft.
Material Cloth Key ingredients Assorted cruelty free Yes
Relevant notice: “I received all of the products shown and couldn’t be happier! They are hydrating and each smells delicious AND PRECISE to each mask. 10/10 and great for gifts!”
3. Best Natural Sheet Masks
I hate to use the term “natural” when it comes to skincare products, but since this mask is made from real sea kelp soaked in an essence that includes all-natural ingredients, I’ll allow it in that case. It’s packed with skin-friendly marine botanicals and ingredients, many of which are high in vitamins and antioxidants (like kelp and natto gum—honestly, you could almost eat this mask). The essence has an aloe base and skincare superstars like camellia oil, centella asiatica extract, oat kernel extract, chlorella and royal jelly all feature on the INCI list. At $40 for five treatments, it’s definitely a splurge, but these unique, nutrient-dense masks are so worth it.
Material sea kelp Key ingredients Sea kelp, aloe leaf extract, natto gum cruelty free Yes
Relevant notice: “This is the best facial mask I have ever used. It’s like a facial in a mask that only takes 20 minutes. Brilliant idea to make a mask from pure soothing seaweed! I have even offered this item to friends and they all agree that it is [amazing!]”
4. These indulgent sheet masks made with diamond dust
If you’re a little extra, these diamond sheet masks are for you. They’re made by SNP, another of Korea’s most popular sheet mask brands, and contain real diamond powder to brighten and illuminate your skin. (The other hero ingredient here is hyaluronic acid, which helps your skin attract and retain moisture.) Other equally luxurious masks worth trying are black pearl masks, d brand gold and jade, or you can opt for the $25 variety pack and get a couple of each.
Material Cellulose Key ingredients Diamond Power, hyaluronic acid cruelty free Yes
Relevant notice: “I love this mask. First of all, it noticeably moisturizes and plumps your skin as soon as you remove the mask. It is also very effective in brightening and evening out your skin tone. The value is phenomenal. You won’t find nowhere else a more effective mask at this price. […]”
5. These nourishing sheet masks made with propolis and honey
Papa Recipe’s Bombee Sheet Masks are a cult favorite among K-beauty circles and r/AsianBeauty Redditors. Personally, I love any product that has propolis or honey in it (what can I say – the bee-derived ingredients work wonders for my skin), that’s what first got me excited about it. idea to try this mask. In addition to the ingredients, I like that this mask is very thin, so I find it adheres better to my face without the risk of slipping. Once you take it off you will notice immediate results and your skin won’t feel sticky, heavy or oily.
Material Not disclosed Key ingredients Propolis, Honey, Hyaluronic Acid cruelty free Yes
Relevant notice: “My secret beauty product. The most amazing thing I’ve discovered. It hydrates my skin, evens skin tone, makes pimples disappear and won’t come back, shrinks my pores, reduces redness and makes my face glow without bare minerals or other makeup. The effects of a mask last this long. The cost is so cheap compared to high end skin care lines. Use this mask once a day or every other day and you’ll be okay.
6. A box of 30 sheet masks perfect for everyday use
Some people like to incorporate a sheet mask into their daily skincare routine; if you’re one of those people, you want this box full of sheet masks from DEWYTREE. The dispenser-style box comes with a built-in tweezer at the top, which you will use to extract your mask. And there are 30 of them, all made of substantial cotton-like material and absolutely infused with gasoline. Moisture Full masks are made with skin-plumping collagen, barrier repair ceramides and nourishing sunflower seed oil – perfect for dry skin – although you can also get a box of soothing, de-puffing and brand moisturizers.
Material Not disclosed Key ingredients Ceramides, Collagen cruelty free Not disclosed
Relevant notice: “I have had very positive experiences with DEWYTREE, and this product has definitely hit the mark! I love wearing cloth face masks once in a while and having one where I don’t have to rip a packet and create more waste is so much better. I love how it comes with a secure box and a tool to pick up each mask without having to use your hands. As for the masks themselves, they are very hydrating! I have eczema prone skin so a lot of things itch but not this! Really great masks and storage!”
7. Ideal for gifts
I love putting a sheet mask or two in gift bags for my friends when birthdays and holidays roll around (along with other goodies like candy, packets of bath salt, and a pretty lipstick). With their super cute packaging inspired by milk cartons, these A’pieu sheet masks are an especially perfect choice for gift giving. In case you didn’t already know, the key ingredient in these face masks is milk, which is actually high in vitamins, protein, and lactic acid — all amazing things for your skin. Each mask is further broken down by a milk flavor, which represents the main extract used in the formula to provide a specific benefit (eg strawberry extract brightens, cocoa extract gently exfoliates, green tea soothe, etc.).
Material Cotton Key ingredients Milk cruelty free Not disclosed
Relevant notice: “These masks leave your skin so soft and refreshed! The sheets are very milky at first but after about 15 minutes you can feel the milk seeping into your skin. Once you remove the mask, you notice a visible glow! Definitely worth the price!”
About the Author:
Adeline Duff is a beauty editor at Elite Daily with over eight years of editorial experience. Her interest in Asian beauty was the catalyst for many trips – and eventually, a move – to Asia, experiences that allowed her to taste the delights of a Korean jimjilbang, the healing waters of a Japanese onsen and to too many amazing sunscreens to count. She is always happy to share her most exciting Asian beauty discoveries with her readers, and can often be found wandering the streets of Chinatown in London and Koreatown in New York in search of new products.