We all know that masks are the simplest and quickest way to give your dull, tired skin a little pampering. But did you know that not all masks are made the same?
Bio Cellulose masks are masks made of bio cellulose – a natural fibre with a diameter of 20 nanometers (1000 times thinner than human hair). Paper facial masks are made of “paper-like” material that is soaked in different types of nutrients and ingredients. Bio Cellulose masks are typically priced much higher than paper masks. So how are they different? Are you paying the premium for a better value? Let’s do a comparison:
1. Bio Cellulose masks stay on your face
Sometimes we simply cannot afford the time to lie down while putting on a mask. If you’re sitting upright or moving around, the Bio Cellulose mask will still cling onto your face and feed your skin with goodness. The paper mask, on the other hand, will not adhere fully, and once it becomes drier (after about 10 minutes), it will fall off.
2. Bio Cellulose masks provide perfect fit
The material of the Bio Cellulose mask ensures that it fits your face snugly. This ensures maximum contact between your skin and the mask – the essence can penetrate well into every inch of your skin. Paper masks often do not fit your face properly, and as such the skincare products, however good, are not able to deliver its results as effectively.
3. Biocellulose masks are super hydrating
Bio cellulose is extremely hydrophilic (it simply means ‘water loving’). As they can hold large amounts of water within the material itself, it brings large amounts of moisture to your skin. On the other hand, paper facial masks are simply soaked in a variety of skincare products; they cannot hold as much moisture and hence tend to dry out quickly. Paper masks may even take away the natural moisture of your face if you do not remove it from your face before it dries out.
Whether you’re willing to pay a higher price for Bio Cellulose masks because of the benefits we’ve mentioned or prefer to make a smaller investment with paper masks, here are our recommendations for them:
Bio Cellulose Masks
This mask is extremely hydrating, and is also a very good whitening mask that helps to reduce and lighten brown spots on your face.
2. Elizabeth Arden Visible Whitening Intense Brightening Biocellulose Mask
This mask has intensive brightening benefits; it supports our skin’s own natural collagen to create a brighter and firmer look.
3. DHC Bio cellulose mask
For a more cost-effective option, look for the DHC Bio Cellulose Mask, which provides superior hydration (with soothing neem leaf, conditioning shell ginger, hydrating amino acids and antioxidant Vitamin C) and is suitable for all skin types.
Paper facial masks
1. My Beauty Diary Strawberry Yogurt Mask
This is the paper mask to go to to combat or prevent breakouts, if you have combination to oily skin. The best thing: it’s affordable. It can cost as little as two boxes (of 10) for SGD27 at SaSa and Watsons. It’s even cheaper if you buy it from Taiwan.
2. Innisfree It’s real squeeze mask (Aloe Vera)
Perfect pampering for dry skin! This mask sheet is also triple-layered, providing a longer-lasting moisturising effect for the essence to be absorbed into your skin.
3. Tony Moly Pureness 100 Hyaluronic Acid Mask Sheet
Each mask sheet contains 21ml of serum, hyaluronic acid and glacier water to provide the ultimate hydration to the dehydrated skin.