If you’re familiar with Korean skincare routines, you’ll know that face masks are one of the most important steps. A convenient skin-booster, face masks aren’t just pampering, but are also a saviour when you’re feeling like you’re having a “bad skin day”.
Since sheet masks are such an integral part of Korean skincare routines, you probably won’t be surprised that Korean beauty brands offer a huge variety of them that are suitable for different skin types. Here are 23 of the best face masks in Korea, listed according to skin concerns.
1. Potions Ceramide Bubble Mask
When it comes to tackling acne, niacinamide is the #1 go-to skincare ingredient currently to get the job done. While its primary function is to help build cells in the skin while protecting them from environmental stresses, niacinamide can also treat acne, reduce inflammation, and improve skin texture over time.
The Potions Ceramide Bubble Mask packs a punch with niacinamide to provide excellent exfoliating action to remove dirt, bacteria, and dulling dead skin cells from only the stratum corneum, the uppermost layer of the skin.
However, the brand goes one step further by marrying the naturally exfoliating ingredient with ceramide to help improve skin’s barrier function. This main ingredient helps to replenish ceramides in the stratum corneum which can be lost during the exfoliation process, making this bubble mask a standout among others in the market as it restores the skin as much as it renews.
Designed for Asian fit, you can rest assured that the sheet mask will not irritate the eye area when you apply the mask on your face. Those who are eco-conscious will also be happy to know that the sheet mask material is made of a biodegradable and environmentally friendly combination of tencel, an organic fiber, and binchotan charcoal from the Wakayama region in Japan.
Simply use it for 15 minutes on the face for a maximum of two times a week. For best results, it’s recommended to pair the Ceramide Bubble Mask with the Potions 24K Gold Luxurious Mask, Vitamin C Mask or the LED Photon Therapy Mask device.
2. Innisfree My Real Squeeze Tea Tree EX
This sheet mask is made of cellulose taken from the eucalyptus tree, making it sturdier than most mask sheets you can find in the market. This means that it adheres snugly to skin and is thin enough to make sure every drop of serum is delivered into your skin.
Enriched with acne-preventing ingredients like tea tree, as well as green tea, tangerine, cactus, camellia leaves, and orchid sourced from Jeju, this mask is a skin-saviour for those who are prone to acne.
Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask Tea Tree EX retails for S$24 (a box of 12 pieces) on Lazada.
3. Tony Moly I’m Real Tea Tree Mask Sheet
Tea tree is a well-known ingredient used in many skincare products for combating acne, thanks to its healing and antibacterial properties. Besides helping you to manage acne, this hydrating Korean sheet mask also moisturises your skin at the same time.
Many users have commended the calming and soothing effect of the face mask on redness and inflammation. One reviewer even calls this Korean face mask a “must-try” especially for those use sheet masks regularly.
Tony Moly I’m Real Tea Tree Mask Sheet retails for S$7.13 on Shopee.
4. It’s Skin The Fresh Mask Sheet – Tea Tree
Here’s another tea tree sheet mask for you to consider. Developed by dermatologists at It’s Skin, this mask is formulated to calm skin and promote healthy and glowing complexion, and is often regarded as one of the best Korean face masks in the market right now.
Despite its relatively hefty price tag, this face mask is still loved by users because of its effectiveness in fighting acne. Users swear by its cooling and soothing effects, as well as ability to clear acne.
It’s Skin The Fresh Mask Sheet – Tea Tree retails for S$5.85 (per piece) on YesStyle.
5. Etude House 0.2 Therapy Air Mask (Lemon)
Look up any DIY mask and chances are you’ll see lemon juice as one of the most popular ingredient options. This mask offers you the benefits of lemon juice without the trouble of squeezing a lemon yourself.
Take note that this is recommended for lightening the appearance of scars after your pimples have healed, but not such a good idea to apply on red and irritated zits. You may also want to give this a miss if you have sensitive skin.
A reviewer liked that the mask is extremely light and does not feel too watery. She also says that the mask improved hydration and brightness, making it a perfect quick fix before a big party or major event.
Etude House – 0.2 Therapy Air Mask (Lemon) retails for S$9.50 (a box of five sheets) at Lazada.
6. Banobagi VitaGenic Jelly Mask (Relaxing)
Acne-prone skin is usually easily irritated and prone to redness as well, so it’s important to use a face mask that can help you to soothe and heal the skin.
Banobagi’s VitaGenic Jelly Mask is well-known for being effective in softening and calming sensitive skin, thanks to its Jeju-derived aloe vera and vitamin complex. It is also formulated with other ingredients that will provide whitening and anti-wrinkle effects – sweet!
Banobagi VitaGenic Jelly Mask (Relaxing) retails for S$4.90 on Guardian.
7. Medius Ampoule Synergy Mask (Brightening Plus)
With highly enriched jelly essence and high-fitting long-fiber mask sheet, this premium facial mask from K-beauty brand Medius is also formulated with pearl extract and Vitamin C. This helps to add needed moisture to your skin, while also making it vibrant and clear. You will definitely be on your way to dewy and glowing skin with long-term usage of this face mask!
Medius Ampoule Synergy Mask (Brightening Plus) retails for S$25.90 (a box of five sheets) on Lazada, but is currently available at 34% off at the time of writing.
8. Holika Holika Pure Essence Mask Sheet (Damask Rose)
Damask Rose Oil is known for numerous benefits, including promoting skin vitality and elasticity. This face mask, in particular, is especially effective in revitalising dull and lifeless skin. The scent of the Damask Rose Oil from the Holika Holika face mask can also calm anxiety and promote relaxation.
A reviewer said the mask was heavily soaked in the treatment serum and did not dry out easily. The gel-like consistency also makes it less messy compared to other watery face masks. If your skin shows signs of fatigue, give yourself a pampering evening with this face mask.
With capabilities like this, it is no wonder the Holika Holika Pure Essence Mask Sheet Damask Rose is considered to be one of the best Korean face masks in the market!
Holika Holika Pure Essence Mask Sheet (Damask Rose) retails for S$3.40 at Shopee.
9. Tosowoong Pure Snail Mask Pack
Before you go “eww” at the snail essence, did you know that snail slime contains anti-ageing benefits?
Many Korean beauty brands use snail slime in their skincare products because the ingredient can brighten skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. We agree that the packaging of this product isn’t the most attractive, but its effectiveness has won over a huge pool of loyal customers.
Many users have commented that Tosowoong’s masks have a pleasant and “delicate” smell that is not too overpowering but still relaxes them. They also said that the mask evened out their skin tones and left their skin feeling hydrated for days.
Tosowoong Pure Snail Mask Pack retails for S$2 (per piece) and S$15.98 (10 pieces) at Shopee. It’s currently available at 18% off at the time of writing.
10. The Saem Pure Natural Mask Sheet (Snail)
This is another snail facial mask that Korean face mask users love. While snail slime is the key ingredient in this face mask, The Saem also includes essence of White Flower complex in their face masks to further enhance the brightness of skin and improve overall skin health.
The Saem is incredibly generous with their product, according to a reviewer. She was impressed by how bright and hydrated her skin looked after removing the mask. On the other hand, if you have acne-prone skin, you may want to avoid this mask as it might be too rich for your skin.
The Saem Pure Natural Mask Sheet (Snail) retails for S$2.80 at Shopee.
11. 3W Clinic Fresh Collagen Mask Sheet
Promising 23g of collagen in each face mask, this product is said to reduce the look of wrinkles and improve overall skin elasticity. A reviewer said this sheet mask is the reason why she started using Korean face masks more regularly. No wonder K-Beauty junkies often refer to this mask as one of the best Korean face masks of all time!
3W Clinic Fresh Collagen Mask Sheet retails for S$16.90 (10 pieces) at Lazada.
12. SeaNtree Snail Mask Sheet
We told you that snail slime is a thing in Korean skincare – believe us now?
Here’s another well-loved snail face mask that helps improve skin elasticity and radiance. SeaNtree Snail Mask Sheet provides intense hydration to skin and healing properties to soothe any irritation and redness.
A reviewer highly recommended this mask on her blog. She reported that the mask is affordable and basic for everyday use. It also kept her skin “plump” and “hydrated.”
SeaNtree Snail Mask Sheet retails for S$2.99 on Shopee.
13. Mediheal N.M.F Aquaring Ampoule Mask
Anyone who loves using Korean sheet masks would surely have heard of Mediheal before. The brand sells one of the best-fitting cellulose sheet masks on the market, and the N.M.F Aquaring is one of the most popular variants.
It not only provides instant moisture for the skin, but also helps to tighten pores, regulate sebum, and even solve any allergies caused by dry skin!
14. By Wishtrend Hours-Long Moisturizing Gauze Sheet Mask
This face mask from By Wishtrend guarantees full-day hydration to ensure your skin stays supple and moisturised throughout the day. The key ingredients in this face mask help enhance hydration, as well as smooth out rough and flaky skin. Use it faithfully and it’ll also help strengthen your skin over time.
By Wishtrend customers are largely satisfied with this face mask and love that it gives them baby-smooth skin. In fact, one review even mentioned that the mask “(deserved) 10 stars.”
By Wishtrend Hours-Long Moisturizing Gauze Sheet Mask retails for approx. S$61.30 (US$45) for 10 sheets on Wishtrend.
15. Esfolio Pure Skin Honey Essence Mask Sheet
Honey is an antidote for flaky and dry skin. This face mask is infused with honey essence in order to deeply hydrate skin, while boosting overall radiance. If you have occasional breakouts because your skin is too dry, then this is your go-to mask.
The reviews for this Korean face mask are generally positive. Some users commended the fast-absorbing effect of the face mask. Furthermore, it smells really sweet and pleasant. Also, fans of this honey mask from Esfolio have commented that the face mask leaves little stickiness.
Esfolio Pure Skin Honey Essence Mask Sheet (10 pieces) retails for S$26.85 on YesStyle.
16. Kocostar Rose Flower Mask Sheet
Infused with rose extract, this mask from Kocostar is a face mask unlike any other. Each pack contains small pieces of mask shaped like rose petals for you to place all over your face for a pamper-me evening.
A blogger has given a glowing review of this face mask. She loved that using this Korean face mask has allowed her to see a stark difference in the brightness of her skin. If you’re tired of the usual full-face face masks, give this product a try!
Kocostar Rose Flower Mask Sheet retails for S$6.84 on Revolve.
17. Skinfood Everyday Facial Mask Sheet (Olive)
Why would you apply olive oil on your face if your skin is oily? Well, olive oil actually has strong antibacterial properties and is great for regulating excess sebum if used regularly. A reviewer praised the texture of the mask as it did not feel too watery or stiff nor does it dry out her skin.
Skinfood Everyday Facial Mask Sheet (Olive) (3 pcs) retails for S$9 on Shopee.
18. Oh K! Avocado Super Silky Sheet Mask
Besides being delicious, avocado also has massive benefits for your skin. Rich in Vitamins A, B, and E, avocado is infused into this Korean face mask to tackle blemishes and soften skin without drying it out.
Users of this mask have given it generally positive reviews. If you have been struggling with oily skin, this mask might be an effective alternative to clay masks. Give it a try for a refreshing experience!
Oh K! Avocado Super Silky Sheet Mask retails for S$11.99 on Lookfantastic.
19. Farm Stay Visible Difference Mask Sheet in Greentea Seed
This mask contains Green Tea seed extract, which promotes the healing of scars and wounds and is a superb moisturiser.
Users hold this face mask in high regard. One reviewer even commented that the mask was able to soothe redness and freshen up her skin. If you have accumulated a lot of scarring from pimples, you must give this Korean face mask a try
Farm Stay Visible Difference Mask Sheet in Greentea Seed retails for S$10 on Lazada.
20. Skinfood Everyday Green Tea Facial Sheet Mask
Gentle and hydrating, this face mask contains Green Tea, which is rich in antioxidants to further protect your skin. According to a reviewer, this face mask “smells amazing” and is great for days when you need some pampering.
Skinfood Everyday Green Tea Facial Sheet Mask retails for S$6.12 on YesStyle.
21. Missha Pure Source Cell Sheet Mask (Aloe)
This variation of Missha’s Pure Source Cell Sheet Mask contains Aloe Vera that has cooling properties to soothe skin and keep it moisturised throughout the day.
This Korean face mask has received excellent reviews on the Missha website. One reviewer commented that the mask felt very refreshing and that the fragrance was delightful.
Aloe Vera is effective in treating sunburns. So if you’re out in the sun a lot, remember to stock this product up as an emergency help when you get burned!
Missha Pure Source Cell Sheet Mask (Aloe) retails for S$1.80 on Shopee.
22. Leaders Insolution Mediu Amino AC-Free Mask
Supercharged with 17 different types of amino acids, this face mask is more than just replenishing and moisturising for the skin as it can also help get rid of excess sebum and dulling dead skin cells with AHA and BHA in the formula. You’ll find your skin feeling refreshed and soothed after using this product.
Leaders Insolution Mediu Amino AC-Free Mask retails for S$12 (for a box of five pieces) at Watsons.
23. A’bloom Water-Me-Long Moisturizing Watermelon Mask
Just like how you crave for watermelon juice on a hot and humid day, this sheet mask from Korean brand A’bloom delivers thirst-quenching benefits to your skin with watermelon extract. The mask is also infused with lavender extract to help soothe your skin and calm your senses.
A’bloom Water-Me-Long Moisturizing Watermelon Mask retails for S$10 (10 sheets) on Althea.
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