We know you’re busy, busy, busy and may hardly have time to sit down and catch a breather with your friends and loved ones, much less go diligently for a monthly facial session. Sheet masks sound like the perfect solution to that, since it only takes 10 to 20 minutes of your time, and can be done in the comfort of your own home, while you’re watching a drama, reading a book, or simply taking the time to close your eyes and unwind after a long day.
But sheet masks are a dime a dozen on the market nowadays – you can easily find tons of them in places from neighbourhood beauty retailers, your nearest drugstore, to department store counters and Sephora. So where are you going to start?
We’ve compiled a list of sheet masks that aren’t just going to pamper your skin for that one night, but are so rich and saturated with their respective active ingredients that they may even replace your monthly facial sessions!
1. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask
Did you know that this mask is said to contain active ginseng ingredients 8 times more potent than Sulwhasoo’s bestselling Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream EX?
It also features a unique Double Wrapping SheetTM technology, so each mask features two layers: the inner sheet aids in the delivery of its active ginseng ingredients, while the outer sheet allows the mask to adhere better to the skin, and also allows breathability.
The Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask has been reformulated with Compound K, which is a rare and powerful anti-ageing ingredient found in ginseng roots. It also contains Ginsenoside Re from ginseng flowers to fortify the skin’s defenses against ageing.
Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask retails for SGD 148 for a box of 5 sheets at all Sulwhasoo counters.
2. SK-II Facial Treatment Mask
We’ve all heard of SK-II’s prowess in the realm of anti-ageing, you may even be a huge fan of it yourself. Of course, the mask contains a generous amount of SK-II’s signature active ingredient, PiteraTM.
The mask has also received great reviews from users on Makeupalley and Sephora. Reviewers never failed to say that it leaves their skin “glowy“, even if they come from humid climates like Singapore’s.
Some people have even said that they squeeze out excess serum from the mask and its packet, and save it for future use (properly refridgerated) to make the most out of each piece.
Psst, if you’re looking for something for daily use, consider the SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence. We’ve reviewed this brightening essence – you may want to check it out!
3. Dr. Jart Rubber Mask
When the Dr. Jart Rubber Mask came on the scene, everyone sat up and took notice because of the creepy baby face from melted vinyl pictured on the cover, and because no one had heard of rubber masks before.
The rubber mask is actually made of ingredient derived from algae extracts and calcium. It clings to the skin during your home facial so active ingredients are pressed more closely to your skin and cannot evaporate.
It comes with a highly concentrated ampoule serum (which are available in various types depending on your skin concern), which you spread all over before you apply the rubber mask on top to seal it in.
Dr. Jart Rubber Mask retails for SGD 18 for 1 piece on Sephora.
4. For Beloved One Bio-Cellulose Mask
Bio-Cellulose is an organic nanofiber produced during reserved bacterial fermentation, and it was first used in a mask by For Beloved One in 2004. It is said to provide a perfect fit to your skin, ensuring better absorption of active ingredients.
According to For Beloved One, bio-cellulose has been “proven [safe] by the FDA and advanced medical teams” and is even used for skin grafting and other surgical procedures.
For Beloved One provides different serums that utilises the Bio-Cellulose Mask:
- Hyaluronic Acid GHK-Cu Moisturizing: For repair and rejuvenation
- Polypeptide DNA Resilience Lift: For early anti-ageing, and prevention of wrinkles
- Melasleep Whitening: For whitening, blemish reduction and moisturisation
- Melasleep Whitening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid: For reduction of melanin formation and brightening
- Extreme Hydration: For moisturising and locking in hydration into dehydrated skin
For Beloved One Bio-Cellulose Mask retails for SGD 63 for 3 pieces in Sephora.
5. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask
Estee Lauder started a world’s first when they came up with this foil-backed sheet mask which provides a protective barrier to lock in the active ingredients on to your skin during your masking session.
This is yet another example of a sheet mask outdoing its more conventional cream or liquid counterparts. The Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask provides double the dose of the Advanced Night Repair Serum’s powerful hyaluronic acid, as well as Estee Lauder’s proprietary ChronoluxCB™ technology.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask retails for SGD 120 for 4 pieces at Tangs.
6. Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask
Retinol has been receiving a lot of attention in recent years for its powerful anti-ageing properties. That’s why we were so excited to hear that Shiseido produces a line of Pure Retinol concentrated treatment sheet mask!
This dermatologically tested sheet mask is meant to encourage the skin’s natural recovery mechanisms, and hydrates the skin in order to improve its texture. The Pure Liquid Retinol Delivery system in the mask helps combat wrinkles, dryness, and dullness of complexion.
7. Origins Plantscription Youth Renewing Sheet Mask
Guess how many pumps of serum application the Origins Plantscription Youth Renewing Sheet Mask is equivalent to? The answer is: a whopping 25.
This is a crazy potent formula containing youth-renewing Tamanu Oil that would deeply hydrate your skin, reinfusing dry, flakey texture with that youthful, healthy smoothness and glow.
Origins Plantscription Youth Renewing Sheet Mask retails for SGD 82 at all Origins counters.
8. For Beloved Girl Mineral Masks
For Beloved Girl is the sister brand of high-end Taiwanese beauty brand For Beloved One, and their products are more in line with the crowd of younger beauty junkies.
Their recently launched series of Mineral Masks contain precise formulations containing minerals such as copper, iron, and zinc, harnessed for its ability to target specific skin concerns while also replenishing any loss of minerals from the skin.
According to For Beloved Girl, tests have been done to prove that one mineral mask is equivalent to 1.88 bottles of spring water spray!
For Beloved Girl Mineral Mask retails for SGD 16 for 3 pieces at Sephora stores.
9. La Mer The Hydrating Facial
Described as “a sumptuous spa-like facial“, La Mer’s The Hydrating Facial is saturated with Hydrating Ferments that will help to restore a youthful appearance, and tourmaline to encourage the skin to retain moisture and hydration better.
Each sheet is made out of pure cotton for the most comfortable experience during your well-deserved masking session. The mask is also soaked in potent marine extracts that will reduce visible signs of ageing.
Its price may put this sheet mask out of the reach of many people, but for those who have tried it, the mask has received mostly stellar reviews.