A mask is an essential part of the famous Korean 10-step skincare routine and sheet masks are the most convenient way to apply this product.
If you are not sure which one to choose for your skin then here is a guide on the best Korean sheet mask brands on the market, plus a manual on how to use them.
|MEDIHEAL Tea Tree||Anti-blemish tea tree oil mask||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Dr. Jart Micro Jet||Anti-acne Salycilic acid mask||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Mamonde||Hydrating floral extract mask||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Sulwhasoo||Luxury anti-aging mask||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|MEDIHEAL N.M.F||Intensive hydration mask||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|MEDIHEAL X BTS||Collaboration set with BTS||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|MEDIHEAL Best 5||Top 5 Mediheal masks||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|BENTON Snail Bee||Regenerating snail mask with bee venom — a low-key Botox alternative||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|BENTON Aloe||Hydrating and soothing aloe mask||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Too Cool For School||Hydrating egg mask for dry skin||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Innisfree||Brightening mask with Jeju-grown vegetable extracts||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|TONYMOLY Red Wine||Pore-tightening red wine mask||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Rael Bamboo||Soothing non-toxic bamboo mask||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Rael Variety Pack||Top 4 Rael masks||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|DERMAL||A huge variety set of 24 pieces||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|The Face Shop||15-piece variety pack||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|LAPCOS||Brightening pearl mask||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Tosowoong||Anti-acne propolis mask||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Papa Recipe||Calming and hydrating honey mask||CHECK ON AMAZON|
Best Korean sheet masks
MEDIHEAL Tea Tree Essential Blemish Control Korean Sheet Mask (10 Masks)
Mediheal is a very popular Korean skincare brand.
The Blemish Control sheet mask contains tea tree essential oil that has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Other key ingredients are willow tree bark, rosemary, Centella Asiatica, and Chamomile.
So this mask purifies the skin, cleans out pores, and heals blemishes, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and breakouts.
Mediheal masks use natural thin cotton fabric sheets that are soft and breathable.
A very nice feature of the Korean sheet masks made by this brand is that they all have the Mediheal logo printed on the mask in a special way.
The logo starts appearing on the surface of the mask when it’s time to remove it. In about 15 minutes.
So you won’t forget to take off the mask in time and won’t keep it on the face for too long.
There are 10 masks in the package.
Dr. Jart Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution Korean Mask Sheet, 5 Masks
Dr. Jart is another skincare brand that’s very popular in South Korea.
The Micro Jet Clearing Solution Korean sheet mask contains Salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and antioxidants.
These ingredients are highly effective against acne and blemishes.
Salicylic acid is a popular anti-acne component. It exfoliates the skin and stimulates its regeneration.
Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic that has an antibacterial effect. It soothes and heals blemishes.
Antioxidants protect the skin from free radicals and prevent new breakouts.
So this mask is perfect for you if your skin is prone to acne.
It will help you to reduce breakouts and will make your skin more matte throughout the day.
There are 5 masks in this set.
Mamonde Flower Lab Essence Sheet Mask
Mamonde Flower Lab masks are drenched in a floral extract-infused essence.
This essence enhances hydration and locks moisture inside the skin.
The Rose mask contains rose extract that acts as a natural antiseptic and helps to heal blemishes.
Rose extract also contains antioxidants and anti-aging vitamins.
The essence left on the skin doesn’t feel sticky and won’t cause tightness or the sensation of an adhesive film on your face.
Your face will have a nice soft texture and radiance after you take the mask off.
The mask has a lovely subtle rose scent.
It uses a Eucalyptus tree fiber sheet that is very light and snuggly-fitting.
A good fit makes the essence absorb better.
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask 5 Pieces
Sulwhasoo is a luxury brand of high-quality and very effective skincare products.
The company is well known for its amazing sleeping mask and its Ginseng skincare line.
This sheet mask is drenched in the Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum.
Each sheet contains approximately 1/3 bottle of this serum.
The serum contains Sulwhasoo’s special trademarked JAUM Balancing Complex.
It’s the brand’s own unique anti-aging formula that, according to the manufacturer, contains the best herbs used in Korean traditional medicine.
These herbs have been laboriously tested and are brewed for 18 hours to create the Jaum complex.
Sulwhasoo states that this formula replenishes the yin energy in your body.
You’ll need to keep the mask on your face for 15-20 minutes.
The serum penetrates the skin very quickly
And after that, you’ll see an instantly refreshed, firm, and glowing skin.
MEDIHEAL N.M.F Intensive Hydration Mask (5 Masks)
This is another superb Korean sheet mask by Mediheal.
NMF stands for Natural Moisturizing Factor.
Mediheal uses a set of components, like hyaluronic acid and amino acids, that naturally moisturize the skin and restore its protective barrier.
The company calls the combination of these ingredients its Natural Moisturizing Factor.
So this mask has an amazing hydrating effect on your skin and works as well as very high-end products from European luxury skincare brands.
It can also help to fade acne scars.
In addition to that, the mask contains witch hazel that has a soothing effect and willow tree bark for gentle exfoliation.
The set contains 5 sheet masks.
MEDIHEAL X BTS Facial Mask Sheet Special Set/Mask Sheet 10ea + BTS Photocard 14ea
The popular Korean skincare brand has released a special sheet mask set together with the legendary K-pop band BTS.
This collection is an ideal beauty gift for any BTS fan.
The masks come in a box decorated with the band’s photos.
The box contains 14 photo cards featuring BTS members and two of the brand’s most popular and effective masks — the super-hydrating N.M.F Aquaring Ampoule Mask and the Tea Tree Care Solution Essential Mask that soothes the skin and heals blemishes.
Each mask comes in 5 pieces, with 10 sheets in total.
MEDIHEAL Best 5 Type Combo Mask Sheet Pack of 10
This set of Mediheal Korean sheet masks contains 5 types of products, with 2 pieces of each mask.
You’ll get the intensely moisturizing NMF mask, the Tea Tree oil mask that heals acne and blemishes, the Vita Lightbeam mask that brightens and nourishes the skin, the firming and lifting Collagen mask, and the whitening and hydrating WHP mask.
This is a perfect way to try out various masks and see what works best for you before you buy a larger pack.
BENTON Snail Bee Mask Pack (Pack of 10)
Benton Snail Bee Korean sheet mask’s main ingredients are snail mucin and bee venom.
Snail mucin is the slime that snails release to heal their bodies. It has a great healing and moisturizing effect on the human skin.
The mask has a 5,000 PPM concentration of snail secretion filtrate. It’s a very good amount of this active ingredient.
The bee venom is a natural myorelaxant that relaxes the facial muscles and helps to fight wrinkles just like Botox.
So this mask also acts as a simple and low-key substitute for Botox injections.
Most beauty products with bee venom produce a tingling sensation.
However, the Benton snail bee mask is gentle on the face.
The mask is effective for healing acne scars and can help you regenerate your skin after cosmetic procedures.
In addition to that, this product is cruelty-free. No snails get harmed in the process of collection of snail secretion filtrate.
BENTON Aloe Soothing Mask Pack 23g 10 Pack
Benton Aloe mask contains Aloe and Sodium PCA.
This product is great for hydrating and soothing the skin.
The essence used in the mask has a pleasant gel-like texture.
Leave it in the fridge before application and it will have a nice cooling effect, especially in the summer.
The sheet is very thin and hugs the face well.
Unlike many hydrating masks, the Benton Aloe one doesn’t leave a sticky residue on your face.
The essence gets completely absorbed by the skin but doesn’t cause any tightness.
This mask is scentless. So it’s a great product for people who are sensitive to fragrances.
All Benton products are cruelty-free.
Too Cool For School Egg Cream Hydration Mask
This mask consists of a fine microfiber sheet drenched in a serum that contains egg yolks, egg white extract, niacinamide, and coconut water.
After 20 minutes, this egg mask will leave your skin intensely moisturized, radiant, soft, and smooth. It’s like getting a hydrating facial at a salon.
The sheet is very fine and soft and fits the face well.
This product is best for people with dry or normal skin.
It can be a bit too heavy and sticky for oily skin.
Just make sure you’re not sensitive to eggs before you use this mask.
Innisfree Jeju Root Energy Mask
Innisfree Jeju Root Energy mask contains extracts from root vegetables that were grown on Jeju.
This tropical island is called the Hawaii of Korea.
It has volcanic soil that is the source of many powerful ingredients for the South Korean beauty industry.
Root vegetables from Jeju grow in that clean volcanic ash soil. So they are mineral, antioxidant, and vitamin-rich.
The brightening mask contains carrot extract with Beta-Carotene.
In addition to that, the mask contains 5 different forms of hyaluronic acid that help the skin hold water.
This mask brightens, nourishes, and moisturizes the skin.
It’s especially good for dull and dehydrated skin.
The Jeju Root mask is vegan and cruelty-free and has no artificial colorants.
The sheet is biodegradable.
TONYMOLY I’m Real Red Wine Pore Care Mask
This Tony Moly mask contains a real red wine extract.
Red wine has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
The mask is great for clearing and narrowing pores, and reducing breakouts.
It has a slight wine/vinegar scent.
Although this is a pore-tightening mask it still hydrates the skin surprisingly well and makes its tone more even.
You can also buy the red wine mask as part of Tony Moly's sheet mask assortment set.
Rael Bamboo Face Sheet Mask
Rael Bamboo Korean sheet mask includes bamboo and fruit extracts on its list of ingredients.
Bamboo heals and soothes the skin, while the pineapple, grapefruit, and orange extracts will brighten it and make it glow.
The mask’s sheet is also made from natural bamboo yarn.
Bamboo is a soft and sustainable material.
All Rael masks are non-toxic and 10-free. That means they don’t contain 10 of the most unpleasant and even dangerous components.
Rael masks are free from parabens, alcohol, mineral oils, silicone, artificial fragrance, benzophenone, pigments, phenoxyethanol, PEGs, and talc.
The box comes with 5 masks inside.
Rael Beauty Face Mask Sheets, Variety Pack, Gift Set, 20 Masks Total
You can get the Bamboo mask as part of the 4-treatment variety pack.
This pack contains Rael’s best-selling sheet masks — Bamboo, Collagen, Vitamin C, and Tea Tree.
The Bamboo mask hydrates, regenerates, and heals the skin.
The Tea Tree one soothes and purifies it.
Rael Collagen mask has a firming and anti-aging effect.
And the Vitamin C mask brightens the face, makes it glow, and protects the skin from free radicals.
All these masks are also 10-free and have soft and face-hugging bamboo fiber sheets.
You get 20 masks — 5 pieces of each type.
DERMAL 24 Combo Pack
This huge variety pack of Dermal masks contains 24 pieces.
There are masks for almost all skin conditions in this set.
You’ll get a number of moisturizing and soothing products, brightening and exfoliating/cleansing sheets, nourishing and firming sheets, and anti-aging masks.
The set contains all the most popular ingredients used in the Korean beauty industry.
Such as snail mucin, green tea, bamboo, aloe, charcoal, gold, etc.
You can try out tons of different treatments and see which ingredients are the most effective for you before you make a commitment.
The Face Shop Facial Mask Sheets (15 Treatments)
This is another Korean sheet mask variety pack.
The Face Shop set contains 15 sheets with 15 treatments suitable for any skin type and condition.
It’s one more great set that lets you try out all kinds of K-beauty star ingredients.
For example, you get a hydrating aloe mask that heals sunburned skin, brightening rice and lemon masks that are great for dull skin, nourishing Shea butter masks, etc.
This is a great value pack if you’re just starting to use sheet masks.
LAPCOS Pearl Sheet Mask
Lapcos Pearl sheet mask contains a special essence with a real pearl powder extract and probiotics.
This essence has a strong brightening effect.
The glamorous pearl powder has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to fight aging for centuries.
It’s a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin against free radicals and helps it to regenerate.
The Lapcos pearl mask balances the skin tone and improves the complexion.
It comes in form of a 5-piece set.
Tosowoong Propolis Sheet Mask 10 Pieces
The Tosowoong Korean sheet mask contains propolis that has great healing properties.
This is another ingredient produced by bees.
Propolis is very effective against acne.
It’s also an antioxidant that protects the skin from negative environmental factors.
The set comes with 10 sheets.
Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask Pack
This Papa Recipe mask is rich in honey, propolis, panthenol, and fruit extracts.
Papa Recipe honey mask calms dry and irritated skin, provides deep hydration, improves the complexion, and leaves your face glowing.
This mask is perfect for people with normal and dry skin.
The sheet is drenched in the honey essence so much that it’s dripping with gel.
However, it adheres to the face well and doesn’t slide off.
The mask has a delicious natural honey scent.
If you like honey or sweet fragrances then you’ll love this product.
There are 10 sheets in this pack.
What is a Korean sheet mask?
A sheet mask is an oval sheet with holes for the eyes, nose, and mouth drenched in a special concentrated nutrient-rich serum.
These masks can be:
And there are many more uses for sheet masks.
A sheet mask is a very quick and easy way to instantly treat your skin.
Just place it on your face, keep it on for about 15-20 minutes and peel it off.
The sheet mask helps the skincare product that it carries to penetrate deeper into your skin.
Ease of use
It’s a lot easier to apply a sheet mask than a clay or cream mask.
Sheet masks are mess-free.
No need to squeeze anything out of the tube, spread it with a brush, avoid areas around the eyes, nose, and mouth.
A sheet mask does everything for you.
It already comes with just the right amount of product spread evenly over the sheet with areas for the eyes, nose, and mouth cut out for you.
When should I use Korean sheet masks?
You can use a sheet mask at any time of the day.
But the best way to use this kind of mask is to incorporate it into your morning or evening skincare routine.
Korean 10-step skincare routine
A mask is an essential part of the Korean 10-step skincare routine.
The usual 10 steps are:
- Oil cleanser
- Foam/cream cleanser
- Sheet Mask
- Eye Cream
If you use a sheet mask in the morning it will moisturize your face and even out the skin tone to prepare the skin for makeup application.
If you use it in the evening it will soothe the skin. So it can replace a sleeping mask or a night cream.
You can also apply the mask while you are doing something throughout the day. For example, the mask can be on your face while you are performing household chores.
How often should I use a Korean sheet mask?
You can use a sheet mask 2 times a week.
However, many Korean women use sheet masks every day, even 2 times a day.
Using a mask every day is fine.
Especially if the mask has aloe vera extract, hyaluronic acid, or vitamins on its list of ingredients
However, don’t use masks that exfoliate, have a lifting effect, or unclog pores every day.
This would cause too much stress to your skin.
Using these masks 2 times a week would be enough.
How to use a Korean sheet mask?
It’s not enough to just open the mask and stick it to your face.
You need to prepare your skin.
Cleanse the face
Always cleanse your skin before applying a mask. Or use the mask after a shower.
You should remove any makeup, oils, dirt, or sebum from your skin.
Cleansing will also open your pores and let the mask’s active ingredients penetrate your skin deeper.
Cool the Korean sheet mask
You can place your sheet mask inside a fridge for about 20 minutes to let it cool.
Cooling the mask will have an anti-puffiness effect on your face.
Or warm the Korean sheet mask
You can also warm the mask in your hands instead of cooling it if you don’t like cold masks.
Cold Korean sheet masks reduce puffiness, while warm sheet masks have a relaxing and soothing effect on your skin.
Use a serum or toner under the mask
You can apply a serum or toner to your face before applying the mask to maximize the effect.
So the serum will work under the mask and act as a carrier for the mask’s active ingredients that will let them penetrate even deeper.
Apply the mask to the face
Remove the mask from the package and unfold it.
You should use it as fast as you can after opening it.
Place it on your face, align the holes to your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Press the mask to your face for a few seconds to make it stick.
Leave the mask on the face
Always leave the mask on the face only for the amount of time that’s written in the mask’s instructions.
Usually, it’s about 20-30 minutes.
This amount of time is enough for the serum that’s part of the mask to work wonders.
If you take it off too soon the mask won’t have the necessary effect.
But no need to hold it until it fully dries or leave it overnight. That may have the opposite effect on your skin.
If the mask dries on your face it can start drying out your skin.
So holding it longer won’t make it work better.
Remove the mask
Just take the mask off when the time is out.
Gently massage the product that’s left on the face after you’ve removed the sheet into your skin.
Throw out the sheet that’s left.
Sheet masks aren’t reusable.
How to store Korean sheet masks?
The best place to store new Korean sheet masks would be the fridge.
That way the mask will stay cool up until you apply it.
And the serum inside won’t lose its power.
Mini-fridge for Korean sheet masks
You don’t have to store Korean sheet masks in the kitchen fridge.
You can buy a cute-looking fridge for storing cosmetics.
It has just the right temperature for storing skincare and makeup products and would look good on your vanity table.