Yes, we are those people: the ones who flock to Sephora and head straight to the rows of sheet masks and start stockpiling, as shoppers around us either a.) admire our beauty obsession or b.) think we’re completely nuts. (We’re betting on the latter.)
But if we’re nuts, perhaps every other beauty fanatic out there is as well—we’re seeing Korean sheet masks crop up everywhere—just check out your favorite celeb or supermodel’s Instagram. We even wrote about the trend—”Skin Care Gets Seoul-ful: The Korean Beauty Explosion 2.0″—in our Spafinder Wellness 365™ 2016 Global Spa & Wellness Trends Report.
Here are our picks for the five best Korean sheet masks for the five most common skin types, from dry to oily, combination to normal, and more.
- Normal skin: [BENTON] Snail Bee High Content Sheet Mask
Yes, it sounds strange. But yes, it works. Unlike many masks, this one does not use water but rather 90 percent snail secretion filtrate; while this mask is known for its excellent anti-aging properties, we found that it’s great for those with normal skin types.
Prices vary; amazon.com
- Dry skin: AmorePacific Moisture Bound intensive Serum Masque
AmorePacific’s 5-Hydra Complex™, which is basically a combination of super-rich botanicals, is infused in this sheet to endorse moisture retention.
$32 for two sheets; amorepacific.com
- Oily skin: Dr. Jart+ Pore Minimalist Black Charcoal Sheet Mask
Dr. Jart+’s Water Replenishment mask is an award winner, but the brand’s charcoal sheet mask does its job as well: using elements like Korean charcoal, spearmint extract, and arginine, the mask is great for eliminating excess sebum.
$7.50 for single sheet; sephora.com
- Combination skin: TonyMoly Earth Beauty Kelp Mask
This eco-friendly mask utilizes natural sea elements like kelp to shed toxins while moisturizing the skin.
- Sensitive skin: Leaders Aloe Soothing Renewal Mask
Soothing aloe extract is this mask’s key to relieving sensitive skin from internal and external hazards.
$3.20 for single mask; leaderscosmeticsusa.com