If parched skin is at the top of your beauty concerns, these moisture-boosting facial sheet masks help give you that dewy glow.
But first, some things to know about sheet masks:
- They're not for everyone
If you're prone to breakouts, you might want to consider patch-testing them first, like on a cheek, and see if you breakout the next day, before a full-on application.
- You don't have to use them everyday
Let's face it, they aren't exactly cheap. And if they're good, you shouldn't have to use them everyday - once a week (or twice, if you must) would suffice. Basically, they're not a miracle cure or to replace a good skincare regimen. (See: 9 major skincare mistakes brides are making). You'll still need a daily serum and moisturiser to maintain your skin's moisture levels.
But if you're using them as a quick pick-me-up before your big day or when your complexion's feeling a little less-than-supple, these ones soaked in skin-loving ingredients are ones to try:
#1 Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Premium Hydrating Hydro-Gel Mask, $5.50 per sheet
Japanese beauty brand Hada labo's first hydro-gel (a blend of serums with gelatin for a cool and soothing feel) mask from Hada Labo is doused with six hyaluronic acids and four ceramides that attract and retain moisture.
#2 Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask, $17
Dripping with a cocktail of skin-plumping fatty acids, botanical oils and extracts, plus the Japanese brand's blend of powerhouse ingredients (rice, green tea and algae), wear this and be on your way to luminous, velvety skin. The mask itself is made from ultra-thin fiber that hugs your facial contours for maximum absorption.
#3 Mamonde Flower Lab Essence Masks, $15 for 5 sheets
Mamonde's new Flower Lab Essence masks are enriched with finely processed and threefold- filtered flower extracts that better penetrate your skin. The soft and translucent cellulose sheets are made from tree pulp (like eucalyptus trees) so you get a better and closer fit. For a moisture boost, try the Narcissus or Rose Essence masks.
#4 SK II Facial Treatment Mask, $127 for a box of 6
The cult favourite sheet mask is loaded with the brand's famous patented Pitera, a bio-ingredient derived from yeast fermentation that resembles skin's natural moisturising factors.
#5 Saturday Skin Quench Intense Hydration Mask, $43 for a box of 5
Its lightweight biocellulose mask clings on to skin to effectively deliver Saccharomyces ferment and potent actives (its Cha-7 es Complex is an an exclusive peptide formula that supports skin's natural regeneration process) for deep hydration. It's also infused with hyaluronic acid as well as refreshing watermelon and aloe vera.
#6 FANCL Moisturizing Mask, $64 for a box of 6 masks
If your skin is in need of serious nourishment, each Fancl's Moisturising Mask is packed with 19ml of essence that includes hyaluronic acid, fresh moist collagen and royal jelly extract, as well as pear juice ferment filtrate and rice bran extract to leave skin supple and dewy.
#7 STARSKIN® 100% Camellia 2-Step Oil Sheet Masks Nourishing & Brightening, $16
The star ingredient here is Camellia oil, known for its intensely hydrating and skin-softening properties, to bring on the bid day glow. There are two steps to using the mask: First massage the contents of the capsule with pure camellia oil onto face, then follow it with the mask which is loaded with camellia oil as well as a cocktail of botanical extracts like Peony Root Extract and Mulberry Bark Extract to boost radiance.
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