Masks to Buy for Beautiful Skin

Summer has been treating us well with non-stop partying gatherings (since all of them end prematurely due to old age). That said, the yummy, but oily, party food’s effects are finally kicking in – think pimples outbreak (!!). After much deliberation and asking around for opinions, I decided to try Korean skincare and beauty products. Well, Korea is one of the leading markets for the beauty industry so it’s time to jump on the bandwagon and join the Koreans in looking pretty (or so I hope). This post focuses mainly on masks, will do another one on other Korean beauty products soon. 

Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Sheets (15 pieces) ($14.80)

Innisfree is one of the more established brands in Korea which offers innovative beauty solutions. Their ingredients are naturally and responsibly sourced from Korea’s pristine Jeju Island – and that is precisely their selling point. With Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask sheets, I can now hydrate and rejuvenate my skin.

Innisfree It's Real Squeeze Mask Sheets (15 pieces)Photo Credits: Amazon

I personally love trying on different facial masks and enjoying my short me-time during that period so I was delighted to find such a huge range at an affordable price (Less than $1 per mask; such a steal!). The pack includes a total of 15 different kinds of facial masks – Pomegranate; Strawberry; Lime; Manuka Honey; Kiwi; Green Tea; Tea Tree; Bija; Cucumber; Aloe; Bamboo; Rose; Shea Butter; Acai Berry; and Black Berry. This range, which can be purchased from here, has been a hit since it was introduced three years back. However, if you’re thinking of getting the latest products in town. Read on to find out more.

Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask ($12.79)

The Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask from InnisfreeInnisfreeInnisfree helps to minimize the look of pores; abosorb sebum; gently exfoliates; deeply cleanses; even skin tones; and cools down your skin. The eventual aim of this product after consistent usage will allow your skin to appear smoother and brighter, will smaller pores. 

Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay MaskPhoto Credits: Amazon

The key ingredient for this product is solidified hot lava fragments from the time of volcanic eruptions on Jeju Island. The only downside for me is that application of the Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask is not as simple as Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Sheets. Afterall, it’s not a “just place it on your face then remove after” mask. Rather, you’ll need to spread the mask on your face and rinse with warm water after usage. That’s my only complaint. Other than that, a very useful pore-reducing mask which can be purchased off-shelves from Amazon! Yes, it is that convenient.

The Face Shop Character Masks (5 Pieces) ($16.49)

Another successful brand supporting the K-Beauty industry is The Face Shop, which was first established in Korea for more than 10 years now. At a higher price point, The Face Shop Character Masks set includes five different masks which have a dual solution of hyaluronic acid and collagen. 

The Face Shop Character Masks (5 Pieces)Photo Credits: Amazon

The character masks are easy to apply – simply cleanse your face, wipe with skin toner, then apply the mask to your face. After approximately 10-15 minutes, remove character mask and gently tap the remaining essence for absorption into the skin. The Face Shop Character Masks, available here, includes a Panda; Tiger; Dragon; Fox; and Sheep. Just to note, all character mask sheets consist of the same ingredients; the only difference is the design of the mask.

The Face Shop Living Nature Grind Mask Sheets (15 Pieces) ($15.67)

If you want something more natural but wish to try another brand other than Innisfree, you may try The Face Shop Living Nature Grind Mask Sheets which consist of naturally extracted fresh pure juice which essence contains vivid nutritional elements. 

The Face Shop Living Nature Grind Mask Sheets (15 Pieces)Photo Credits: Amazon

Slightly more expensive than the Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Masks Sheet set (with the price of each mask sheet costing around $1), the air pocket pulp facial mask sheets boost transmission of nutritional elements into your skin and fastens absorption. The Face Shop Living Nature Grind Mask Sheets set includes 15 different key ingredients masks – Red Ginseng; Acai Berry; Aloe Vera; Avocado; Blueberry; Rice; Cucumber; Green Tea; Honey; Kelp; Shea Butter; Lemon; Mung Bean; Olive; and Pomegranate. 

The Face Shop Disney Princess Face Masks Set (2 Pieces) ($9.94)

Love Disney princesses and want to look as beautiful as them? You can now do so with The Face Shop Disney Princess Face Masks Set which includes Snow White Brightening Face Mask and Sleeping Beauty Recovery Face Mask. The average price of each mask is more expensive than those mentioned previously but anything to look as pretty as the Disney Princesses right?

Korean-Princess.jpgPhoto Credits: Amazon

Snow White Brightening Face Mask aims to brightens your skin to give you Snow White’s glow. The thin, transparent and highly adhesive face mask has a soft texture and its serum contains pearl powder, which gives your skin and clear and bright tone. As for the Sleeping Beauty Recovery Face Mask, it aims to add radiance to your skin as though you had a refreshing snooze like Sleeping Beauty. The Sleeping Beauty Recovery Face Mask contains madecassoside that takes care of your skin’s health. Both face masks are available as a set on Amazon and both are formulated without paraben. Like the above-mentioned masks, simply apply mask after cleansing and your toner regime. Remove mask after 10-20 minutes and pat face slightly to absorb remaining serum into skin. 

The Face Shop Disney Cinderella’s Glass Shoes Foot Mask (2 Pieces) ($8.88)

Who says masks are just for your face? Walking a lot takes a toll on our feet and it is extremely important to protect and moisturize them. You can now do so with The Face Shop Disney Cinderella’s Glass Shoes Foot Mask. 

The Face Shop Disney Cinderella's Glass Shoes Foot Mask (2 Pieces)Photo Credits: Amazon

The foot mask contains strong moisturizing ingredients such as Shea Butter, Urea, and Collagen which ensures that your feet will be well-taken care of and minimizes the risks of cracks. The essence is also influenced with Peppermint Oil which keeps feet fresh. The Face Shop Disney Cinderella’s Glass Shoes Foot Mask’s application is similar to your face masks. Simply wash and dry your feet; separate the sock-type foot mask along the dotted line; put the sock-type foot mask on each foot and leave on for around20-30 minutes; then remove and lightly pat the remaining serum into skin for full absorption. Boost your confidence even when you’re standing barefoot in front of your prince with The Face Shop Disney Cinderella’s Glass Shoes Foot Mask today!

We hope you managed to find a mask that suits you from this list. For more Korean Beauty products, stay tuned! A new post on it will be up soon. 

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♥ PJs