If you’re a fan of K-dramas, you’ll notice that the South Koreans are big fans of facial masks. The famed glass skin trend stipulates using a face mask as one of its 10 skincare steps, and many K-pop idols like (G)I-dle’s Minnie, Twice’s Momo and Red Velvet’s Joy credit daily masking – from sheet to sleeping masks – for their flawless and supple complexions.
In Korea, this “one day, one pack” method promises to help you achieve smooth and dewy skin. And I have to attest that it helps. I’ve never been into daily masking, but in the past year, I’ve enjoyed winding down every night with a sheet mask. And I can see why the K-pop idols love them – my skin is softer, smoother, and there’s a lit-from-within glow every day.
You should note, though, that not every type of mask is suitable for daily use. While hydrating masks can be used every day to give skin a moisture boost, clay and peeling masks that contain exfoliating acids, like glycolic acid, should only be used two to three times a week, depending on your skin type. However, you can switch up your masking routine by using a different mask every day to let your skin reap the best benefits. Here are our fave options.
The wash-off gel mask helps revitalise dull skin while conditioning it, so it looks smooth and radiant. It’s made with real figs, plus papaya, passionfruit and apricot extracts.
Each mask contains a refreshing serum, and helps tighten pores and improve skin texture for a smoother complexion. Also keeps the skin feeling fresh and shine-free during the day.
Each sheet contains botanical extracts like coix seed, rosemary leaf and camomile flower, to instantly brighten and hydrate for a smooth and supple complexion. All it takes is just one minute.
A deep-conditioning mask that repairs frizz, damaged or chemically treated hair. Ideal as an intense stand-alone treatment, it can also be used daily in place of conditioner to get hair soft and manageable.
The formula contains a blend of 10 different amino acids, to help repair and revitalise hair so it becomes easier to manage.
The updated formula uses a probiotics complex to soothe, repair and rebalance the skin’s microbiome for healthier skin when you wake up.
A customised overnight mask containing skin-loving boosters (choose two from five options – Soothe, Age-Proof, Clarify, Glow and Detox) to address your skin concerns. Each booster contains 1,000 encapsulated active capsules that is mixed with a mask base (gel or cream) for the perfect mask cocktail.
Each box contains different superfood masks to address the skin’s ever-changing condition day by day, providing nutrients and vitamins to revive, nourish and hydrate it. Choose from four sets: Tomato to revitalise, Carrot for pore- refining, Avocado to nourish, and Coconut for radiance.
Essential fatty acids and antioxidants nourish, hydrate, protect and soften the lips while you sleep. Comes in strawberry or vanilla.