The Power of Sheet Masks

I can remember the first time I ever saw a sheet mask – I was in New York on holiday, cutting through West 32nd Street right at the base of the Empire State Building. For those of you that are at all familiar with New York (I wasn’t at the time), then you’ll know that this is the very heart of Korea Town. An incredible little district of Korean restaurants, shops, karaoke bars and it was here, that I saw a Tony Moly Avocado sheet mask in the window of one of the many cosmetic shops that line this street. I bought as many as my baggage weight restriction would allow.

Celebs Going Sheet Mask Crazy

Sheet masks may have originated in Korea, but you only have to follow a few celebs on Instagram to see how they have taken the world by storm. I may have been taking a stroll through K-Town, NYC when I first saw these masks, but it's been hard to ignore them since. These single use treats, which can be used at home, are a quick, easy and effective way of delivering a variety of skincare benefits. Celebrities understand the benefits of sheet masking, Victoria Beckham and Jessica Alba beautify themselves with sheet masks and have posted cheeky face sheet selfies on Instagram! Victoria Beckham relaxes with a face sheet I cannot stress enough the power of the sheet mask and the incredible results that can be achieved. My skin was dry and tired from the flight and without even realising the potential, that Tony Moly sheet mask was an amazing experience. I felt like some magic little product hydrated and brightened my haggered skin more than anything I’d used before. There are many types of sheet masks on the market which target specific skin concerns, they can hydrate, tone, brighten, clear and/or firm up your skin. Korean’s use these masks up to 4 times a week as part of their Korean skincare routine, try introducing a sheet mask 1-2 times a week, I promise you’ll see results.

What is a Korean sheet mask?

Inside each individually sealed sheet mask packet is an essence or serum soaked (usually cotton) mask which enables the ingredients to penetrate deep into your skin. Simply place the mask on to your face and 15-20 minutes later, you’ll have beautifully hydrated, dewy skin. We have carefully curated the best korean sheet masks direct from Korea, below we’ve given a little insight into how they can target specific skin concerns.

Hydrate

It’s a common misconception in the UK that if you have oily skin you should avoid hydrating products, this is not the case!! Everyone should hydrate, especially during those Winter months. Masks with hyaluronic acid, like Lindsay’s rubber mask, are fantastic for hydrating oily skin. Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask is perfect for those with sensitive dry skin, it contains 5 different types of ceramides to hydrate and strengthen the skin’s barrier. Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask Front

Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask

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Brighten

Is your skin looking dull and tired? Wish Formulas Fermented Honey Bat Korean Sheet Mask also contains Lemon extract to brighten up the skin, the fermented honey provides anti-ageing benefits and also locks moisture back into the skin. Wish Formula Bat Eye Mask

Wish Formula Fermented Honey Bat Korean Sheet Mask

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Firm

Need some lifting effects? Atoclassic Real Tonic Perfect Treatment Mask is an all-in-one luxury korean sheet mask which hydrates, brightens, calms and even skin tone. The Atoclassic Perfect Treatment Mask is fantastic to get glowing skin. Slightly more expensive than the Atoclassic soothing mask but it’s a thicker mask. The sheet mask material itself is quite special, it’s made of locust beans, carrageenan and konjac. The perfect mask also focuses on anti-ageing and lifting.

Atoclassic Real Tonic Perfect Treatment Mask

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Clearing

Using the power of snail mucin and bee venom, Benton’s Snail Bee Essence Mask works effectively to clear skin, repair skin damaged by acne, improve scaring and provides the skin with much needed nutritious benefits. Aromatica Tea Tree 91 Anti-Blemish Calming Sheet Mask has a blend of tea tree oil and tea tree extract that targets and clears blemish prone skin whilst calming the skin, a fantastic pick me up for when you breakout. Aromatica Tea Tree 91 Anti-Blemish Calming Sheet Mask

Aromatica Tea Tree 91 Anti-Blemish Calming Sheet Mask

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Need help deciding? We have Korean sheet face mask packages for different skin concerns, so you can try a selection of our face masks at a cheaper price. If you'd like personalised advice, email us at help@buttermilkskincare.com and we'll help you chose the right products for your skin type. See if you can match the celebrities to their photo: Victoria Beckham, Alexa Chung, Emily Weiss, Hilary Duff, Chrissy Teigen, Lady Gaga, Myleene Klass, Rita Ora, Kelly Brook, Lindsay Lohan, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Diane Kruger, Katy Perry

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