Sheet masks: the one-night stands of skincare. These pieces of cloth or paper are soaked in ingredients beneficial to your skin. The best part is, they’re so convenient to use; just leave it on for a short period of time and you'll notice an immediate effect on your skin. Here, we review nine Korean sheet masks that stay on.
Animal Tiger Wrinkle Mask
The design is adorable, and works like a dream to improve elasticity of the skin, at least for a day or two. This one’s drenched with serum, and the residue is only slightly sticky.
SNP, RM13.90; available at Watsons
Pure Source cell sheet mask
If nothing else, the packaging is the prettiest out of the lot. The thick-ish cotton is also super gentle on the skin, smells fruity, and is a good fit on the face.
Baby Pet Magic Mask Sheet, RM21.20
The mask changes colour after application. The ‘wrinkles’ design on the mask faded away by the end of the treatment to signify, I suppose, wrinkle improvement IRL. Slap it on for a brightening boost.
Holika Holika, RM21.20
Propolis Energy Ampule Mask, RM12.80
The propolise extract is purported to enhance the skin’s vitality. I kept it on for longer than the recommended 15 minutes before bed – and my skin glowed well into the next day. Five stars.
CNP Laboratory, RM12.80
Real Nature Mask, RM4.90
A star sheet and a skin treat. My skin was noticeably firmer and softer, and my skin tone more even. The leftover essence was light, and massaged in quickly as well.
The Face Shop, RM4.90
Given by Nature Green Tea Mask Sheet, RM5.90
Here’s a quick fix for dull and dry skin. If you can’t get a hold of the ‘Given by Nature’ series, try the ‘Real Nature’ range – it comes highly recommended too.
Nature Republic, RM5.90
skin clinic mask, RM8
A lightweight, ultra-thin cotton mask plump with peptides to help increase cell renewal and reduce signs of ageing. It’s short-term – as are all sheet masks, really – but it did smoothen out my skin.