The 13 Best Sheet Masks in 2017: Refresh, Restore and Revitalize Your Skin
Sheet masks have become a serious thing in the beauty world. Originating in Korea, they’re now a part of many beauty gurus’ everyday skincare routines.
As they become more popular, more and more varieties are hitting the market, aiming to solve different types of skin ailments and give all faces a healthy glow. So treat yourself and find a sheet mask that not only pampers your beautiful face, but also targets whatever ails you. Soothe, hydrate, or just relax—an option that does what you’re looking for is here!
Best Skin-Soothing Mask
We put our skin through a lot. Pollution, sun, wind, cold, heat—you name it. And because they are always uncovered, our faces bare the brunt of the elements.
As a result, they sometimes need a little extra pampering. This aloe sheet mask has brightening, anti-aging, moisturizing, soothing, and cooling properties and is even indicated for damaged skin. Its moisturizing effects are designed to last for hours and keep skin hydrated in harsh environments.
Best Mask For Super Dry Skin
Ok, I need you to get past your visceral response to this mask and hear me out. Yes, it contains jellyfish extract. No, it does not sting.
In fact, this mask is specially formulated for the quick absorption of moisture, making it a fantastic fix for dry skin skin. A two-piece gel mask, reviewers are thrilled with its ability to stay in place—no adjustments needed once you put it on—and will often leave it on longer than indicated to soak in as much jellyfish goodness as possible.
Best Mask For When You're Hungover
We have all had nights where we should have stopped after that second drink. When you wake up the next morning, you can calm an upset stomach with a glass of water and a greasy breakfast sandwich, but getting rid of those under eye bags might be a little more challenging.
Enter this revitalizing sheet mask. Soaked in a serum that contains ginseng (an energy booster) and Artemisia (for soothing), this mask brings the life back to your skin after a rough night out.
Best Mask for Sensitive Skin
If you’re one of those people whose skin breaks out at the slightest hint of irritation, this might be the mask for you.
Made of a natural cellulose cotton and infused with tea tree oil, which is known for its antiseptic qualities, as well as extracts of birch, hazelnut, and olive leaves, this mask works to control oil, soothe irritation, and protect skin from environmental factors to prevent break outs. It is even recommended for skin that’s irritated, itchy, or sunburned.
Best Exfoliating Mask
This mask looks a little crazy, but run with it. The natural cotton lace hooks around the ears and has a lifting chinstrap to secure the mask in place and ensure it doesn’t move around if you’re performing other tasks.
The serum itself contains papaya extract, which is renowned for its exfoliating properties and brightening effect. This is also the only mask on this list that can be used twice.
Like the rest of our bodies, sometimes the skin on our faces just gets tired. But if you don’t have time to sneak in a nap what can you do? Could you maybe squeeze in 20 minutes to give your face a quick pick-me-up?
These three masks each serve a specific purpose—one moisturizes, one brightens, and one firms—allowing you to specifically target the issue that’s making you feel run down. And, if you’re in the mood for a really refreshing experience, just store these babies in the fridge for a cooling treat!
Best Mask for Skin Elasticity
One doesn’t typically look at a snail and think, “Ah! The Fountain of Youth!” However, that is exactly what this mask does.
The serum soaking these cotton cupra mask sheets, which is made from the downy hair of cotton seeds, includes snail secretion filtrate, which is chock full of skin-boosters like collagen and elastin. This mask claims to not only improve skin’s elasticity, but also minimize the appearance of pores for a more youthful appearance.
Best Anti-Wrinkle Mask
Sheet masks are truly a skincare solution for all ages. Skin Laundry’s Wrinkle Release Facial Sheet Mask is a brightening, anti-aging mask that boasts the ability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone, and brighten.
Good for dry, oily, combination, and sensitive skin, this mask contains 19 skin conditioning extracts that should leave skin looking tighter and younger.
A Face Mask for Your Wild Side
What’s more fun than a face mask?
A face mask that changes you into one of your favorite animals! SNP Cosmetics’ animal face masks come in four varieties-a tiger that prevents wrinkles; a panda that brightens, a dragon that soothes, and an otter that hydrates. So find your spirit animal and take a few minutes to relax and recharge.
Full disclosure: I have a thing for tea. Yes, I love that this mask smells like green tea, but that is not the only reason it’s my favorite.
First, green tea has soothing properties, and who doesn’t need a little bit of soothing now and then? It’s also very hydrating, but not sticky, meaning that skin feels smooth and soft without any residue. The mask itself is made from non-bleached cotton, minimizing the presence of unneeded chemicals.
Best Smelling Face Mask
At the risk of editorializing: This mask smells soooo good. It’s like washing your face with orange juice, but without the stickiness.
The orange serum brightens skin and softens any rough areas. The serum is also super light, which makes it a good starter mask for people who aren’t necessarily looking to jump into the mask trend feet first, but do want to dip their toes in the water.
A High-end Face Mask for When You Want to Splurge
Now we’re playing in the big leagues! Lancer Lift & Plump sheet masks are saturated in a highly concentrated serum of palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 and apple stem cell compounds for lifting and firming effects.
It also contains ingredients that help improve skin hydration and suppleness. Lancer Lift & Plump sheet masks are formulated for all skin types, so regardless of whether you have oily, dry, or sensitive skin, this mask should work for you.
Masks for Indecisive Beauty Gurus
Obviously, there is a lot of variety out there when it comes to face masks. If you want to try a bunch of masks with different skincare applications—dryness, wrinkles, oil control, brightening, and firming to name a few—this set of 15 masks is a good option.
The set also gets your feet wet and decide if you like masks without making a massive investment. The entry-level price point is also great for skin care gurus looking to add a mask to their daily routines.