From hydrating, brightening to pore-cleansing, here are some of the best Korean face masks for your skin.
Face masking is easily one of the best part of the Korean beauty routine. These easy-to-use masks have been infused with a variety of skin-loving ingredients that will intensely hydrate, brighten, and even reduce the appearance of wrinkles or pores on your face. If you’re looking for the perfect mask that best suits your skin type – whether it’s dry, oily, acne-prone, sensitive or combination – here are some of our recommendations:
Best Mask for Dry or Dehydrated Skin: Most Korean sheet masks are packed with super hydrating ingredients that are sure to leave your skin glowy. One of our favourite is the By Wishtrend Hours-Long Moisturizing Gauze Sheet Mask, which brightens while giving your skin a long-lasting moisturising effect. The Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask is another good option to help your skin maintain moisture, while protecting the skin from sun damage when used in the morning.
Dry skin types are also more prone to wrinkles, so make sure to look out for antioxidant-rich masks like the J.One Black Jelly Pack, or Huxley Mask; Oil and Extract that can protect your skin from wrinkles while keeping it looking smooth and young.
Best Mask for Oily and Acne-Prone Skin: Oily skin types are also more prone to acne, so look out for ingredients that are antimicrobial and antibacterial, like honey and propolis, in your masks. The COSRX Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask contains both of these ingredients, making it a great overnight acne treatment.
Best Mask for Enlarged or Clogged Pores: Pores can’t open and close, but you can treat them with the right masks to reduce their appearance. Look out for clay or charcoal masks that can unclog and tighten your pores like the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, Tiam Sebum Drying Black Bubble Pack or the Lindsay Luxury Charcoal Magic Mask.
Best Mask for Sensitive Skin: When it comes to soothing sensitive skin, nothing is more effective and easy as a sheet mask, especially ones designed to help repair and replenish your compromised skin barrier. A cult favourite for sensitive skin types is the COSRX Holy Moly Snail Mask, which is enriched with everyone's favourite snail mucin and Red Ginseng water to nourish and soothe the skin.
Another mask you can try is the Whamisa Organic Seeds & Rice Fermented Hydrogel Mask, which contains a unique blend of fermented organic ingredients including seeds, rice, soy and oat ferments to help rehydrate and calm dry, depleted skin, improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles.
Best Mask for Combination Skin: Sleeping masks are known for nourishing your skin while you’re off to dreamland, and this Korean beauty favourite is perfect for combination skin types. The COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Spa Overnight Mask is enriched with rice extract to moisturise, refine and brighten the skin.
The light gel formula of the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask also provides loads of hydration and locks in your skin care products without feeling heavy or clogging your pores.