Korean beauty products, especially skincare items, are well-known worldwide due to their use of new and organic ingredients, as well as adorable, eye-catching packaging. There are so many varieties of K-beauty skincare products, and many target a number of areas in one single package! (See also: our list of the best Korean sheet masks.)
So, is your skin in desperate need of hydration or a deep cleanse? Well, you’re in luck because we’re rounding up the 5 best Korean face masks to up your skincare routine and help fulfill your wish for glowing, perfect skin.
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask ($25) is a face mask that has been receiving tons of love because of its after effect on the skin. This face mask gives the ultimate amount of hydration. It’s refreshing, cool and you only need to use a little to harness its full potential.
Apply this gel face mask to dehydrated skin, then let it do its job while you sleep. You’ll wake up in the morning with fresh, glowy, and plumped skin. Still not sure if it’s really worth the hype? Well, there’s even a rumor that this product is sold every 12 seconds!
Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
I’m personally in love with everything in the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore skincare line because of the products’ consistency and the feeling that your pores are deeply cleaned after using. My actual go-to face cleanser is the Innisfree Jeju Volanic Pore Cleansing Foam.
During my recent visit to NYC, I tried the Innisfree Super Volanic Pore Clay Mask ($14) for the first time and loved that the clay consistency was so smooth, plus it applied easily without being messy. I would recommend using a little at a time, though, and layering lightly, because it does take some time to dry.
The 6-in-1 mask helps minimize pores, absorb excess sebum, gently exfoliate, deeply cleanse, even out skin tone, and gives a cooling effect. Jeju Volanic clusters are known to be packed with various minerals and can effectively absorb excess oil and impurities from pores.
Skinfood Black Sugar Wash-Off Mask
The Skinfood Black Sugar Wash-Off Mask has been hyped up in the K-beauty world because it’s a face mask and exfoliator in one, plus its cheap price of just $10. Also, it smells amazing!
Rich in vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, and riboflavin, it’s a nutrient-filled mask. To use, gently massage it onto your damp face to scrub away dead skin cells, then be wowed afterwards with your smooth and bright skin!
Skinfood Freshmade Watermelon Face Mask
Another raved about Skinfood face mask is the Freshmade Watermelon Face Mask ($10). A gel mask that works for all skin types, it instantly soothes, hydrates and moisturizes your skin. Furthermore, watermelon is vitamin-rich and filled with antioxidants, so it’ll help minimize pores and sebum production.
A little goes a long way with this mask, so it’s going to last you a long time. If you want it to be a cooling and even more refreshing mask, I recommend putting it in the refrigerator before using.
Belif First Aid Overnight Brightening Mask
This one’s a bit pricier than the rest, but is definitely worth it. The Belif First Aid Overnight Brightening Mask ($38) is formulated with black truffle, amber, pearl, and gold powder capsules with Napier’s white formula. This overnight mask is going to leave your skin looking luminous and radiant by the morning!
In addition, this face mask can also be used as a moisturizer to add an extra boost of hydration and brightness to dull skin.
Do you have a go-to face mask?
Have you’ve ever tried or heard about our face mask picks? What are your favorite K-beauty products? Let us know in the comments below.