The best sheet masks to give your skin an instant boost

Hydrating, soothing, smoothing... There's one for everyone

The world of Korean beauty gave us essences, BB cream and of course, the very best sheet masks. They might look a bit unusual (bubble face masks are even more terrifying), but they deliver just the right amount of skin nourishment while you wear them.

Simply smooth one on, watch whichever TV show you’re currently binge-watching and let it work its magic – the mask acts as a barrier to seal in the ingredients so that your skin has to soak them up, rather than any evaporating from the surface.

Once you’re done, simply massage any excess into your skin and let it soak up the goodness for a complexion that instantly looks and feels better. Keep reading to find out where to buy the best sheet masks, from Korea and beyond.

What are the best sheet masks made of?

Sheet masks are soaked in solution that’s packed with skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, retinol or glycolic acid, depending on your skin’s needs. Many are made using paper or cloth, though hydrogel or biocellulose options are often better at moulding to your face shape and staying in place.

And as each comes in its own individual sachet, they’re easy to throw in an overnight bag or suitcase. Portable and great for your skin.

Best Korean sheet masks

Pretty much every skincare brand under the sun now offers some kind of sheet mask, but the originals were born and raised in Korea itself, with some even using niche ingredients like snail and jellyfish extracts. Below are some of the best loved SoKo sheet mask brands (and the good news is they’re all pretty affordable!).

Dr Jart+

best sheet masks Korean Dr Jart

Where to buy: ASOS, from £5.50


best sheet masks Korean Belif

Where to buy: Sephora, from 7


best sheet masks Korean Innisfree

Where to buy: Asian Beauty Plus, from £1.39

It’s Skin

best sheet masks Korean It's Skin

Where to buy: Beauty Bay, from £6


best sheet masks Korean Holika Holika

Where to buy: Feelunique, from £3.35

Of course, sheet masks are so popular now that you’ll now find them lining department store beauty halls and pharmacy shelves just about everywhere, from both skincare and make-up brands.

Keep scrolling for our handpicked edit of the ones you should shop now.

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