If you’re not familiar with sheet masks, you need to be. Originating from Korea, they have taken the beauty world by storm. I’m not saying you’ll look super hot while wearing one (more like a cross between Hannibal Lecter and a mummy). However, afterwards you’ll be left with glowing, revitalised skin.
Sheet masks are great because they’re so practical. They’ll give you an immediate moisture boost if your skin is in need of TLC. Apply them after cleansing and toning your face and simply open the packet, unfold the mask and pat it onto your face.
Most sheet masks can be left on for 10-30 minutes (check the packaging) and if there’s any extra serum in the packet, apply it to your face and décolletage after you’ve removed the mask.
In no particular order, here are my top 15 sheet masks…
Tiger wrinkle mask, SNP at Mask House, £1.69
First of all, can we focus on the fact that this is a sheet mask with a tiger’s face as the design?! WOW! This mask helps reduce wrinkles and eliminates rough patches. Before, my skin was very dry (going for winter walks can take its toll you know!) but after using this it’s smoother. One of the main ingredients is moisturising coconut water… yummy!
Dragon soothing mask, SNP at Mask House, £1.69
I could not have been more excited to try this sheet mask. I’ve never seen a mask specifically designed for redness so you can be sure I bought a few of them! It contains green tea and rosemary extract as well as tea tree oil (all amazing anti-inflammatory herbs) to soothe irritated skin.
I suffer from sensitive skin that’s prone to redness and rosacea so I’m pleasantly surprised at the improvement to my skin. It takes away the redness across my cheeks and nose and overall, my skin feels hydrated. I love the dragon design, which makes it even more fun to use! I’ll definitely be using this again, it’s going to be a permanent part of my beauty cabinet.
Otter aqua mask, SNP at Mask House, £1.69
Another cutie from SNP. I kid you not, after I used this for the first time the mask was BONE DRY when I’d finished with it. Yes, my skin was THAT dry it had basically sucked up all of the serum from the mask like a sponge with water. Dear me. That’s slightly embarrassing, isn’t it? I told you, I hate winter weather.
It’s made with coconut water and moisture boosting hyaluronic acid to promote a youthful complexion. Other ingredients include baobab extract and lotus extract to make skin feel refreshed. If you suffer from dry, flaky skin consider this your new beauty best friend.
Panda whitening mask, SNP at Mask House, £1.69
Whitening products are often full of harmful chemicals including mercury and arsenic which are known carcinogens. Fortunately, this mask is made with natural mulberry bark extract and niacinamide to brighten skin.
The white mulberry extracts helps delay the signs of ageing, which is an added bonus. Any red patches on my cheeks are less noticeable and it gives me a fresh, dewy look (the typical Korean look). Perfect.
Whitening mask, My Scheming at Müller, £2.27
This contains arbutin, which aims to slow down melanin production and promote softer, brighter skin. It’s also made with natural botanical extracts such as vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to eliminate dry and rough skin. This is a dream to use. When I peel the mask off, my skin feels revitalised and calmer.
It’s real squeeze aloe mask, Innisfree at Mask House, £1.39
I’ve always known aloe vera is great for your skin so when I saw this sitting on the shelf in the Mask House shop in Newcastle, I quickly picked one up. Aloe vera moisturises and soothes skin and that’s exactly what this sheet mask does.
The red patches on my cheeks disappear after 20 minutes of this being applied. I’m very impressed with it! Once a beauty junkie finds a wonderful product it’s important to buy them in bulk so this is going to have to be a repeat beauty purchase!
Q10 and royal jelly double lifting mask for the face and neck, My Scheming at Müller, £2.27
This is the only mask in this post that has a separate part for the neck so I was very intrigued to try it. Active ingredients such as Q10 and royal jelly help to keep wrinkles at bay as well as moisturise my neck and face. The neck is often forgotten about in a beauty regime so I’m pleased a product like this is available.
After putting the face part on, I tackled the neck part. Oh my goodness, what a sight I looked! The ear part has ear hooks so it stays on. It’s totally worth looking like an extra from a Hammer horror film because afterwards my skin feels toned and silky smooth.
Caviar repairing element mask, Mask House, £1.39
Made in Chelsea’s Mark-Francis Vandelli would definitely approve of this caviar mask. It’s full of proteins and hyaluronic acid, which help promote skin repair as well as add moisture. It has a lovely, pleasant smell. Whenever I use this mask my skin feels less dry and tight (battling winter weather can be an absolute nightmare).
Wine jelly mask, Innisfree at Mask House, £1.99
When I’m judging a beauty product one of the first things I notice is how it smells and this one has a delicious wine scent. It’s enriched with wine extracts from France. Red grapes are known for their antioxidant properties due to their polyphenols and this mask is full of them.
Other ingredients are orchid extract and camellia japonica leaf extract. As well as moisturising my skin, this gently lifts away dead skin cells to reveal softer, younger looking skin. It’s so hydrating! My skin is instantly lifted so I shall certainly be buying it again.
Q10 mask, My Scheming at Müller, £2.27
Q10 enhances skin elasticity so I couldn’t wait to try this mask. It firms skin in less than half an hour so I’m very pleased with this. It also contains seaweed essence to smooth and brighten my skin.
Anti-wrinkle sheet masks, Masque Bar at Boots, £9.99 for a box of three
These are the most expensive sheet masks in this article and I’ll admit I bought them before I found the other bargains at Mask House and Müller but I thought I might as well use them.
Developed in Korea and infused with collagen (a beauty favourite), these help fade the appearance of wrinkles and offer an intense moisture boost to my skin. Although I did enjoy using them, I don’t think I’d buy them again, considering I can get the same result with other sheet masks for a cheaper price.
It’s real squeeze mask rose, Innisfree at Mask House, £1.39
I can’t put it into words how much love I have for this rose sheet mask. It’s one of my favourite scents so I’d be lying if I said I was just a little excited to use this. Kind of like saying I have a mild adoration for macarons. Anyway, moving on…
This mask soothes my skin and calms any redness on my face. It really makes my skin glow. Honestly, if I don’t buy these in bulk I’ll end up crying whenever I run out of them.
Aqua sheet mask, Balea at dm-drogerie markt, 75p
A sheet mask for less than a £1? Yes, please! Regardless of the amazingly low price, I’d buy this again anyway. It hydrates dry skin and with extracts of algae, almond oil and rose hip oil it’s not hard to see why. It’s like liquid gold for dehydrated skin.
Caviar extract mask, My Scheming at Müller, £2.27
After using this luxurious caviar mask, my skin is brighter and plumper. It’s made with vitamin E extracts to protect and repair skin. Any dry patches on my face disappear with just one application.
Aloe and vitamin E mask, My Hsin Ni at Müller, £2.27
This mask makes me forget about having stressed skin because after using it my skin looks calm and serene. It feels softer and more moisturised. I get the sort of skin I usually have when I’m relaxing on holiday. Ahhh… perfection!