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Modern face masks are the simplest way to prepare your face for the makeup, soothe your face after a wild party or just to have a pleasant addition to regular skincare routine. Fortunately, not all of them require half an hour of preparation and special tricks in applying: there’re dozens of fast, convenient and effective products. In this epic guide, we collected nine sets for all life events. These products can be used independently or together as a part of multi-masking.
When you have no time
Full on spa in your private bathroom, which we often see in TV ads, is wonderful. But sometimes the situation requires instant decisions.
Peeling pads impregnated with citric acids and fruit extracts are perfect both as part of regular care, and as a SOS product - they exfoliate the skin quickly and efficiently. Dead skin cells will be removed off your face with 3 layer scrubbing pads and 5 active liquid ingredients.
Wipe your face and you are ready for the next mask.
Holika Holika Soda Pore O2 Bubble Mask
Oxygen masks look like a cream that turns into bubbles on the face: in addition to being pleasant and funny, this effect improves the microcirculation of the skin. Formulated with Harrogate carbonated spring water, it provides the essential minerals to the skin for better overall health and appearance. This mask fulfils the promises in just 2 minutes.
Nature Republic Bath & Nature Hawaiian Cooling Gel
The benefit of this mask comes from the cooling effect that gives your skin instant freshness. Menthol has a relaxing effect on the muscles and walls of blood vessels, while improving blood circulation and muscle relaxation. Hawaiian ocean water saturates the skin with mineral ingredients to effectively moisturize the skin. The best part, this gel could be used on your face, body and even feet!
When you have no energy
Your skin is tired and needs a treat, but you are tired even more. For such occasions, you can choose one or two most pleasant products that will do everything. And you can soak in the tub or watch new episodes without running endlessly to the mirror.
SU:M37 White Award Enzyme Powder Wash
Papain, the most popular enzyme in cosmetics, is responsible for exfoliation, and can replace both cleansing and exfoliating products. Rice extract combats premature aging, refreshes and softens the skin. It restores, nourishes your face and prevents wrinkles. Saturated with amino acids and minerals, the rice extract gives the skin the nutrients it needs and strengthens the protective barrier.
Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask
This sheet mask moisturizes, nourishes, soothes and tones. Plus, you can relax for half an hour.
When you travel
Our skin dries and becomes reactive in the airplane. Cosmetologists recommend using moisturizing and soothing products on the flights. In these circumstances, it’s often inconvenient to use traditional products. Stock miniature versions, samples and sheet masks.
Missha SOS Mask - Dry Correct Seaweed Mask
This 60 ml gel mask contains hyaluronic acid and seaweed, aimed at deep moisturizing of the skin.
Missha Melting Embo Gel Mask
In addition to the fact that the hydrogel is transparent and invisible on the face, it also doesn’t absorb moisture from the skin, as fabric masks do. This mask will soothe and moisturize the reactive dehydrated skin.
Mediheal E.G.T Essence Gel Eyefill Patches
These are ideal patches, they moisturize, smooth and even slightly lighten the area under the eyes.
When it's hot
Warm weather provokes active work of sebaceous glands and cleansing during this period can be tricky. If you overdo it, you can get the dehydrated skin. Opt for gently cleansing and follow up with light, non-overloading moisturizing masks and creams.
TonyMoly Floria Brightening Peeling Gel
This peeling contains real authentic natural pearl powder, which enhances skin complexion and protects your face skin from UV rays. Does not contain any parabens, mineral oils, animal products or artificial coloring agents.
A'PIEU Phytoncide Clay Pack To Foam
The mask contains coconut powder and walnut shell powder, which effectively clean the skin of dead cells, allowing it to breathe.
The mask begins to foam after being applied to the skin, the air bubbles push pollution from pores. The bubble mask has a deep cleansing effect, on both skin surface and pores, helps to cope with blackheads, exfoliates the dead particles of the epidermis.
Anskin Modeling Mask - Cooling
Perfect mask for tired, irritated skin that really needs soothing. Provides soft and cool feeling, excellent for recovering fatigue, promotes blood circulation and tightens pores. Helps to maintain skin elasticity and gives it the calming and refreshing feeling.
A'PIEU Madecassoside Gauze Mask
Madecassoside gauze mask derived from nature strengthens skin barrier by providing protective film to the skin. Contains 100ppm of madecassoside, centella asiatica extract, sage leaf extract, and chamomilla recutita flower extract. Wrinkle improvement and whitening function.
When it's cold
When the winter comes, it is accompanied by central heating, temperature changes and increased fragility of blood vessels. At this time of the year, choose the gentlest, but high-quality cleansing products, powerful moisturizing and nourishing treats. They will be even more effective if used as a part of routine, from the lightest product to the densest.
3W Clinic Rice Peeling Mist
Moisturizing mist with peeling effect. Nourishes your skin, thanks to the contents of rice extract and rice water. This mist helps to get rid of dry skin, stimulating the process of exfoliation. The composition includes quinoa extract, portolac extract, castor oil extract, camellia extract.
Missha Esthenight Hydra Concentrate Mask - Hydra Concentrate Mask
Concentrated mask with mineral and sea water, as well as hyaluronic acid. The mask actively moisturizes the skin and saturates it with useful elements while you sleep.
Innisfree Pocket Shake Modeling Mask – Green tea
Green Tea Seed Oil x Modeling Barrier Complex ™ fill the dry skin with moisture and forms a thick moisture barrier. Green Tea Essential Water gives you a cool feeling and soothes the skin. Recommended for dry skin.
TonyMoly Natural Aroma Mask - Rosewood Oil Mask
This mask contains rosewood oil. Deeply moisturizes the skin, gives it an extra elasticity. Nourishes it and improves its barrier functions. Helps to smooth out fine wrinkles. Aligns the skin color. Normalizes the cellular respiration of the skin.
When you want to shine
Everyone has a situation when they want to instantly have the most ceremonial appearance. In this case, there is a whole arsenal of products - including those that will become an important part of everyday care, especially if used in a routine. In the end, it's great to look fabulous without any reason too.
Too Cool For School Pumpkin Purifying 24K Mask
This popular mask contains pumpkin extract, colloidal gold, chia seed extract, Centella Asiatic extract, copper powder. It deeply cleans and helps to narrow the pores, gently cleans the skin of keratinized particles, helps to smooth the epidermis, improve skin tone, and also fights with dullness and greyness of the face.
A'PIEU Calamine Clay Pack
This mask contains calamine powder, three types of beneficial natural dirt, as well as tea tree extract, which are all aimed at removing redness, accelerating the regeneration process, providing antiseptic and antibacterial action on the skin. The mask has a healing effect in general, fighting with the current eruptions and preventing further acne.
TonyMoly Tomatox Magic Massage Pack
Beautiful product to keep your skin healthy and fresh. Lightens skin complexion, creating that ‘porcelain’ look. Regular nourishing mask contains fresh tomatoes and veggie extracts. It is uniquely rich in special oxygen capsules, which penetrate your facial skin deeply to saturate it with oxygen for fresh rested look and natural glow.
A'PIEU Milk One Pack
Real milk essence gives true hydration to skin while removing dead skin cells and suppling glow. Rich moisture milk extract prevents drying and gives moisture skin care. Hydrolysed collagen prevents rough skin appearance.
Petitfee KOELF Hydro Gel Eye Patch
Anti-ageing eye patches to smooth small wrinkles and regenerate your skin cells. These patches enhance blood circulation at the cellular level, bringing better color to your skin and enriching it with nourishing substances. They contain epidermal growth factor EGF, which helps regenerate skin and protects it from the harmful environment.
When you had a difficult day
The best type of self-care is dictated by your love to yourself, and not by the society requirements. If everything else is falling apart, treat yourself to self-love through skincare. Soothing and relaxing procedures should begin with a thorough cleansing - but as gentle and pleasant as possible - and continue with non-stressful products.
Urban Dollkiss Peach All-in-One Peeling Gel
The updated version of the delicate cellulose peach peel, which gently softens and nourishes the skin, has a regenerating and clarifying effect. This peeling acts gently without traumatizing or irritating even the most sensitive and damaged skin.
Urban Dollkiss Carbonated Bubble Gold Clay Mask
Clay foam mask containing an extract of gold powder. The mask has a deep cleansing effect, it draws dirt from the depth of the pores, perfectly absorbs excess sebum, removes traces of cosmetics. It stimulates the renewal of skin cells, smooths the microtexture of the skin, improves skin tone.
Holika Holika Sweet Peko Pure Essence Jelly Mask Sheet
Very light, yet intensively moisturizing sheet mask with a light jelly texture and the Sweet Peko print.
Etude House Heating Eye Mask
Your tired eyes need a rest! Heating Eye Mask provides comfortable rest for your dry, tired eyes with its cushion texture and warm feel.
When you don’t have much money
Not everyone and not always is ready to spend five-figure amounts on cosmetics - but this is not a reason to give up the quality and thoughtful care of your skin. Fortunately, in search of decent affordable products, Korean skincare is your best friend.
Skinfood Pineapple Peeling Gel
To slough off dead skin cells, to clean excessive sebum and to polish your skin softly - that's why you may need this gentle AHA acid based peeling gel. No need for a special mechanical tool or brush, this peeling works thanks to a naturally balanced complex of ingredients and special formula. Gently massages your skin and makes it clean and radiant.
A'PIEU Fresh Mate Milk Mask
A'PIEU Fresh Mate Milk Mask relaxes facial muscles, removes traces of fatigue from the face, moisturizes and refreshes the skin, prevents the appearance of dryness and peeling, dimness, increases the elasticity of the skin. Contains milk and fruit-derived ingredients for exfoliation and glowing skin.
Shelim Ultra Hydrating Essence Mask
These one-time use facial masks provide moisture and nutrition to skin exposed by stimulation from outside, and its active component forms protective layer and helps moisture to stay within your skin.
When the night was too cheerful
It doesn’t matter what you did last night - danced on the table or indulged in passion. What matters is that your skin might not look the best way the morning after. It’s likely to be dull, lifeless – in other words, clearly dissatisfied with you. Thanks god, proper cleansing, toning and a couple of patches for the eyes will help a lot.
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask
This powerful oxygen mask deeply cleanses and tightens your pores, removes blackheads, moisturizes and rejuvenates your skin. Allow the millions of bubbles take gentle care of your skin while they remove the residual dirt and sebum and clean your pores without causing you to feel any tingling sensations on your face.
Labiotte Revital Soothing Pack With Rose
Beautiful face mask with French Rose powder and Damask rose flower water. Enriched with Rosehip fruit oil for soothing care, moist & elastic care. After using this mask, your skin will be clean, shining from within. Your skin texture and skin tone will be improved straight after the first use.
Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask
The new sheet mask with the same properties as the rest of the Blue Calming line, protecting your skin from irritation and stress. It helps to calm and strengthen skin natural barriers even in extremely sensitive skin.
Secret Key Pink Racoony Hydro Gel Eye + Cheek Patch
Another version of the famous Racoony patches for eyes and blemishes by Secret Key. The patches are multi-functional - could be used under eye area, and for treating smile lines, or even to moisturize your cheeks skin. Yes, you can use patches for cheeks! Koreans are really obsessed with brightening products, but also they want to have an accurate blush, with flat and natural look.
- Korean Kiwi Beauty