There’s no doubt that sheet masks have become a skincare phenomenon, but with unlimited choices having more clarity of varieties can help achieve skincare goals.
Moisturizing: Basic, yet anything but. These sheet masks are infused with generous amounts of hydrators perfect for tender parched skin. Commonly developed for the most sensitive skin, they contain soothing ingredients like ceramides and hyaluronic acid to combat redness and irritation. Perfect to use after exfoliating treatments like AHAs, BHAs and retinols. Also, a must have to keep on deck for the colder dryer months.
Quick Masks: 1-2 minutes then go! These quick masks started as part of a daily morning regimen with invigorating ingredients like orange oil and mint leaf mixed with hyaluronic acids and vitamin E for deep moisture. These all-in-ones have now broke out to nighttime sheet masks with an array of types for different skin issues. Sometimes 20 minutes seems too long but we see nothing wrong with a quickie!
Brightening: These masks contain more concentrated doses of ingredients like vitamin C and Kojic Acid to even skin tones. A must-have for hyperpigmentation or those with regular sun exposure, these masks help breakup skin damaged pigmentation and prevent them from forming. Remember to follow up with a UV protector during the day!
Pore Care: Ranging from acne sufferers to oily skin issues, pore care focuses on light hydration while reducing redness and inflammation from comedones with added skin tightening ingredients. While many aren’t labeled specifically for pore care, since they don’t have heavy spot treatment ingredients like the BHA salicylic acid, they aim for healthier skin by gently treating pimples and reducing future breakouts.
Aging Care: Along with moisturizers, aging care sheet masks focus on different signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin to stimulate skin into creating new youthful cells. Look for hyaluronic acids, collagen, royal jelly, soy extracts and other skin strengthening concentrates, these will leave you with hydrated yet tauter, glowing skin.
Lip: We love seeing more lip care which goes above and beyond the average lip balm and these lip care masks ensure a smooth plump pout. Lip masks can be made from hydrogel to soothe dry, cracked lips with an extra gentle exfoliant to remove dead skin. With a petit price, it’s not hard to give your lips a little more loving.
Eye: The most delicate skin on the face deserves a treatment of its own. Some full-face sheet masks target the eye area and then there are eye masks sized for laugh lines, dark circles and bags. These thin bean-shaped sheets are easy to pop on and off and less saturated than full-face sheet masks. With ingredients like retinol, hyaluronic acid, and peptides you’ll look rested and bright-eyed even after long nights.