What to Look for in a Sheet Mask

Masks are therapeutic and relaxing problem-solvers that can quickly and visibly refine the complexion, plump and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, deep-pore cleanse, stimulate circulation and even skin tone. Pop on a face mask, pour a glass of wine and watch your favorite TV show while the mask does all of the work.

Different Types of Sheet Masks

There are four main types of material that masks are made from, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.

There are four main types of material that masks are made from, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Fiber (cotton) masks are inexpensive, but have a limited capacity to deliver ingredients into the skin, do not bind to the contours of the face well and are hard to move. You can identify a fiber mask because it will feature a non-woven fabric with a coarse texture that feels and behaves like paper. You can identify pulp masks by descriptors like “rayon cellulose” or something similar on their labels. They are still inexpensive, but have better absorption properties than fiber masks. The disadvantage of pulp is that they tend to dry out quickly.

Hydro-gel masks contain water-soluble layers of ingredients that are blended until they form the consistency of a “gel.” Hydro-gel masks have excellent absorption properties and will contour well to the skin. The downside to hydro-gel masks? They are more expensive than fiber and pulp masks. Bio-cellulose masks are generally $10 and above. Originally manufactured solely for medical applications to treat burns and chronic wounds, biocellulose is an all-natural material, produced through cultured bacteria. The material adheres to the skin tightly, so not an inch of skin is missed, and the absorption properties have been proven to deliver key ingredients deeply into the skin, like the antioxidant coenzyme Q10 and the hydrator glycerin. Bio-cellulose masks also allow you to move around for lengthy amounts of time, unlike the other classes of masks.

Best Masks

Hydro-Recovery Mask

Hydro-Recovery Mask: Providing immediate, therapeutic relief for dry and sensitive skin, Hydro-Recovery Mask’s unique plant-derived biocellulose mask delivers stellar combinations of multivitamins and antioxidants ideal for post-treatment recovery and suitable for daily use. Active ingredients including sodium hyaluronate and panthenol deliver clinical grade emollients for packing intense hydration, resurfacing skin, and reducing skin-aging. The rich formulation restores and plumps facial skin and also smoothes and fills fine lines and wrinkles. Activating ingredients penetrate deeply into skin for complete absorption. This hydration intervention shortens skin recovery from facial treatments including laser, exfoliation, and others.

Super-Brightening Mask

Super-Brightening Mask: The Super Brightening mask boasts an innovative formulation including potassium azeloyl diglycinate acid and niacinamide to suppress hyperpigmentation while dramatically boosting skin brightening. Liposome technology and Ultrapack ingredients maximize full absorption of the active ingredients and deliver a flawless combination of rich moisturizing ingredients for a therapeutic, luxurious result. The mask’s advanced, super soft medical grade bio cellulose material is created through fermentation of plant ingredients and provides an unbeatable and well-tolerated intervention for depigmentation and brightening. The formula penetrates to 0.3mm skin depth, transforming skin for a radiant, bright and glowing effect.