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. The Face Shop The Real Nature Mung Bean Face Mask
Mung Bean is a traditional Korean remedy for inflammation and redness. On top of soothing swollen pimples and irritated skin, this popular sheet mask also helps to tighten pores, giving you smoother-looking complexion.
This writer is a frequent user of the Real Nature Mung Bean Face Mask. Redness on troubled areas during breakouts is soothed immediately after using this face mask. One of the best Korean face masks out there? No doubt about it!
The Face Shop Real Nature Mung Bean Face Mask is available at The Face Shop outlets.
2. 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 on influenster have commended the calming and soothing effect of the face mask on redness and inflammation. One reviewer 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 SGD2 per sheet on Shopee.
3. 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 on beauteque swear by its cooling and soothing effects, as well as ability to clear acne.
It’s Skin The Fresh Mask Sheet Tea Tree is available at It’s Skin stores. You can also find it retailing at SGD6.47 on ASOS Singapore.
4. 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 from BeautyFindsForMe 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 SGD1.90 at Etude House Singapore.
5. 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 at SGD4.90 on Guardian.
6. 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 at SGD3.90 on Guardian.
7. Holika Holika – Pure Essence Mask Sheet (Damask Rose)
Damask Rose Oil is known for its numerous benefits like 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.
Priyanka Pendam from MakeupAndBeauty did a review of this face mask said it was a value-for-money product as 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!
8. TOSOWOONG Pure Snail Mask Pack
Before you go “ewww” 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 on YesStyle that TOSOWOONG’s masks have a pleasant and “delicate” smell that is not too overpowering but still relaxes them. They also commented that the mask evened out their skin tones and left their skin feeling hydrated for days.
9. The Saem Pure Natural Mask Sheet (Snail)
This is another snail facial mask from Korea that 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 as the mask is dripping with the essence, according to Renee of SeeTheWorldInPink. 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.
10. 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. Rosie from FeistyRose 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!
11. 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.
Allison of PalePinkBeauty 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 (10 pieces) retails at SGD19.32 at YesStyle.
12. 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!
13. 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.”
14. 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 on MEMEBOX 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 at SGD19.32 on YesStyle.
15. 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.
Beauty guru Steph Siu has given glowing reviews 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 at SGD8.62 on ASOS (shipping fees apply).
16. 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.
Lori, a blogger from LoriBorii, gave this mask a very positive review. She praised the texture of the mask as it did not feel too watery or stiff nor does it dry out her skin.
17. Oh K! Avocado Super Silky Sheet Mask
Besides being delicious, avocado also has massive benefits for your skin. Rich in Vitamin 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 on Influenster. 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 at SGD12.93 on ASOS (shipping fees apply).
18. Farm Stay Visible Difference Mask Sheet in Greentea Seed
This mask contains Greentea seed extract, which promotes the healing of scars and wounds and is a superb moisturiser.
Users on YesStyle 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
19. 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 beauty junkie Anjana M, this face mask “smells amazing” and is great for days when you need some pampering.
Skinfood Everyday Green Tea Facial Sheet Mask retails at SGD5.42 on YesStyle).
20. 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.
DV Tip: 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 at SGD4 at MISSHA retail outlets.
21. A’PIEU Grapefruit & Sparking Sheet Mask
This face mask from Korean brand A’PIEU is suitable for combination skin types because it combats multiple skin problems. Besides balancing the pH level of your skin, it also hydrates skin thoroughly.
A’PIEU’s sheet mask has received high ratings on YesStyle, where one reviewer commented that the mask smells very pleasant and kept her skin bright and radiant. Even if you’re not a fan of grapefruit, check out this mask if you’re thinking of trying something new.
A’PIEU Grapefruit & Sparking Sheet Mask (3 Pieces) retails at SGD8.20 on YesStyle (shipping fees apply).
22. LEADERS INSOLUTION Coconut Water Gel AC and Pore Care Mask
Those who swear by coconut water as a skincare goodie is going to love this face mask. Besides being super moisturising, this mask also guards against clogging of pores, thanks to the inclusion of Witch Hazel in its formula. You’ll find your pores looking cleaner and tighter after using this product.
This mask has received splendid reviews on Sephora. One reviewer commented that the mask has never disappointed her and gave her skin a radiant glow after use. Another reviewer highlighted that the essence in the mask “absorbed really well”.
LEADERS INSOLUTION Coconut Water Gel AC and Pore Care Mask retails at SGD10 on Sephora.
23. CAOLION Freshly Hydro Sheet Mask
This mask provides skin with the essential minerals to combat uneven skin tone. With its gel-like substance, this mask from CAOLION locks in the skin’s natural moisture to keep your skin well-hydrated throughout the day. The key ingredients include Hemp Seed Oil and Prunus Mume Water that boosts the skin’s natural hydration without over-clogging pores.
Reviews of the mask are generally splendid. It is well-loved by many on Influenster and Sephora. One reviewer commented on Sephora that the mask left her face “feeling as soft as a baby’s bottom” and worked well for her combination skin.
CAOLION Freshly Hydro Sheet Mask retails at SGD10 on Sephora.
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