Over the past year or so, skin-care innovations from Asia have made make their way into the average American's beauty routine. While some products, like snail extract and cream cheese face creams, may seem a bit overwhelming, there are less intimidating products to try that will transform your skin in ways you previously hadn't thought possible.
Our latest favorite is the sheet mask. Soaked in various serums, amino acids, and antioxidants, a single-use sheet mask intensely penetrates, effectively targeting skin issues like dryness, excess oil, rosacea, and acne.
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With Desert Rose Flower Complex and a bevy of active ingredients, this mask intensely hydrates and leaves you with glowing, healthy looking skin in 10 minutes. Guerlain, super aqua sheet mask, $127 for six, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Although this wood-pulp fiber mask is designed for those with oil-prone skin, it also hydrates, calms, and detoxifies skin with hyaluronic acid, Chinese licorice, vitamin B, and peptides.
Karuna, clarifying+ face mask, $28 for four, available at Sephora.
This intensive mask, which includes the same amount of serum as one full bottle of SK-II Brightening Derm Specialist, is rich in vitamins, amino acids, organic minerals, and Pitera, a vitamin C derivative. After 15 minutes, you will look at least a few months younger. This stuff is basically magic.
SK-II, brightening derm-revival mask, $170 for ten, available at Neiman Marcus.
Rich in Activated C, hyaluronic acid, and white birch extracts, this single-use mask helps even skin tone and improve texture.
Kiehl's, clearly corrective clarifying & hydrating intensive treatment masque, $58 for six, available at Nordstrom.
Each antioxidant-rich plant pulp mask is individually fermented in white ginseng for two weeks. This process helps boost skin's natural circulation and prevents skin redness and inflammation.
Sulwhasoo, snowise ex brightening mask, $130 for ten, available at Bergdorf Goodman.
As long-time Dr. Jart+ users, we would readily recommend any of the brand's face masks. The Pore Medic Pore Purifying Mask contains chestnut shell and plum extract to stimulate pore contraction and hyaluronic acid to leave skin moisturized without the use of oil. It's also rich in antioxidants, which helps protect skin from external breakout-causing conditions.
Dr. Jart+, pore medic pore purifying mask, $29 for five, available at Sephora.