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Best Korean Face Masks for Soothing, Calming, and Brightening

Facial Sheet Mask is one of the Must-Buy Items when you visit Korea. Shopping streets such as Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, and Hongdae, have lots of cosmetic shops with a wide variety of face masks. Koreans often use sheet masks to the extent that there is a phrase “one mask a day” being heard often in media. In addition, best face masks are heavily soaked in essence, providing sufficient moisture and nutrition to your skin, while also helping the moisture not fly out into the air. Note that moisture can be taken away from the mask, so remove the facial mask after about 15 to 20 minutes. Out of the thousands of Korean face sheet masks, I made a list of the best and hottest ingredients in Korea right now. As it is special care, I hope you choose a mask that solves your skin concerns.

Best Korean Face Masks

Before purchasing, don’t forget to check skincare ingredients on labels and where to look for information, EWG Skin Deep ratings could help you as a reference point. For details, head EWG (Environment Working Group) official website.

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Mediheal Teatree Care Solution Essential Mask REX

Calming & Acne

Mediheal Teatree Care Solution Essential Mask REX has quality ingredients highly recommended for sensitive and oily skin types. Sheet masks come in different types and the most commonly used one is cotton sheets. However, Mediheal uses the trendiest natural cellulose type sheet masks. Cellulose mask is much softer than cotton masks and adheres to your face better giving stronger moisture and cooling effect.

Like the name of the mask, Tea Tree Extract is added for anti-bacterial soothing care perfect for acne. And natural BHA ingredient, Willow Bark Extract, works for the dead cells. In addition, the trendy Centella Asiatica and Panthenol ingredients in this face mask enhance skin barrier that was weakened by outside irritants to make your skin strong and healthy again. The essence of the sheet masks is moist and not sticky, after putting the mask on your face it’ll be great to use the remainder of the essence on your neck and hands. The sheet is great, the essence is excellent, and the price even better!

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Mediheal Teatree care solution Essential Mask REX (10EA) | $9.7

Ideal for Oily skin

Ingredient Safety by EWG:
All low hazard scores

Ingredients

Water solv, Glycerin sii|h 0 0, Propanediol solv|h, 1,2-Hexanediol solv, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract so, Centella Asiatica Extract so|aox|h|surf, Houttuynia Cordata Extract aox|so, Max (Soybean) Seed Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract aox|so|amic|surf, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract amic, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract so, Xanthan Gum vc|emu|surf, Butylene Glycol h|solv|vc 0 1, Boswellia Serrata Resin Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract amic|perf, Panthenol so|h 0 0, Trehalose h, Betaine h, Carbomer vc 0 1, Allantoin so 0 0, Polysorbate 80 emu|surf 0 0, Arginine sii, Disodium EDTA chel|vc, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate so|h, Tocopheryl Acetate aox 0 0, Ethylhexylglycerin pres, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil so|aacne|aox|amic|perf
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Abib Mild Acidic pH Sheet Mask Heartleaf Fit

Soothing & Calming

The main ingredient of this face mask is Houttunyia Cordata commonly called the Heartleaf for its heart shape feature. This leaf helps calm your skin when it is troubled, red, and irritated. Abib Mild Acidic pH Sheet Mask also helps regulate dead skin cells and sebum. Also, the sheet contains 89% Heartleaf Extract as well as Centella Asiatica, Allantoin, and Madecassoside, all used to strengthen the skin barrier and regenerate your skin. Moreover, the mask is mild acidic pH and similar to your skin, balancing your skin to maintain a healthy glow. 

Furthermore, the face mask uses a special sheet called ALBAM, which is from ALbumin and BAMboo. As the word suggests, this sheet is made from egg whites and bamboo helping your skin maintain elasticity. Plus, this type of mask adheres closely to your skin and helps absorb the effective ingredients well. This mask along with Abib’s Gummy Sheet Mask Heartleaf Sticker is one of the best selling products in Korea recommended for sensitive, dry, and oily skin types.

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Abib Mild Acidic pH Sheet Mask Heartleaf Fit (5EA) | $9.9

Ideal for all skin types

Ingredient Safety by EWG:
All low hazard scores

Ingredients

Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, Water, Butylene Glycol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Allantoin, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Madecassoside, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Carbomer, Caffeine, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA

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Dr. G Blemish Cool Soothing Face Mask

Soothing

Dr. G Blemish Cool Soothing Face Mask is perfect to use when your skin is red from skin troubles or when you have been outdoors for a long time during the summer season. If your skin’s temperature rises, germs spread quicker, and also aging speeds up. This cool soothing face mask calms your skin with the Patented vegetable soothing cooler to quickly lower skin temperature and improves redness. Before using the mask, you will have a better effect if it is placed in the refrigerator in advance. The thermometer on the front of the package will turn blue making it the perfect temperature for the best effect. In addition, it has 5 types of Hyaluronic Acid for sufficient moisture and Cica type ingredients like Madecassoside, Madecassic Acid, and Asiatic Acid enhance skin tone and skin barrier.

Moreover, the cellulose sheet is thinner than a regular sheet mask, which provides excellent adherence to your skin. Note that a white paper is attached to the essence so make sure you remove it before applying the mask to your face.

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Dr. G Cool Soothing Mask (10EA) | $24

Ideal for All skin types

Ingredient Safety by EWG:
All low hazard scores

Ingredients

Purified Water solv, Methylpropanediol solv, Glycerin sii|h 0 0, Isopentyldiol solv|h|emo, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract so|emo|h, Centella Asiatica Extract so|aox|h|surf, Fig Extract h, Acmella Oleracea Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract h, Viola Mandshurica Flower Extract aox, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin emo|emu, Sodium Hyaluronate sii|h 0 0, Betaine h, Trehalose h, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer vc, Panthenol so|h 0 0, Beta-Glucan so|h, Acrylate/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer vc, Tromethamine buff, Disodium EDTA chel|vc, Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid h, Ceramide NP sii, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer sii|aox|h, Madecassoside aox|so, Hyaluronic Acid sii|h, Madecassic Acid , Asiaticoside aox|perf, Asiatic Acid , Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate h, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate h, 1,2-Hexanediol solv, Hydroxyacetophenone aox, Pentylene Glycol solv|h, Ethylhexylglycerin pres
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All Natural Organic Mask Sheet Houttuynia Cordata

Soothing & Brightening

You can tell many Koreans love this face mask as it won a Hwahae award, one of the best-known K-beauty platforms. Not to mention, it has over 4.7 million reviews. All-natural Organic Mask contains 50 percent of Houttuynia Cordata (Heartleaf) Extract, which is effective for skin stabilization and improvement of skin tone. In addition, Sodium hyaluronate provides moisture and Centella Asiatica and Pantheon ingredients help strengthen the skin barrier. Moreover, it has Argan oil and Primrose oil increasing the quality and moisture effect as compared to regular sheet masks. You can feel your skin still moist after 20 minutes. Plus, the mask uses a Tencel sheet which is from natural eucalyptus trees, an eco-friendly fiber that returns to nature even after disposal. Not only does it use quality ingredients, but it is also environment-friendly and price-friendly. I recommend it for all skin types!

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All Natural Organic Mask Sheet Houttuynia Cordata (5EA) | $19

Ideal for All skin types

Ingredient Safety by EWG:
All low hazard scores

Ingredients

Houttuynia Cordata Extract 50 %, Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Xanthan Gum, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Geranium Maculatum Oil

Miguhara Big 3 Step Ample Facial Mask

Brightening

Miguhara Big 3-Step Special Care face mask doubles in effect by adding ampoule and cream. After washing your face, Step one is to put on the ampoule. Then step two is to put the sheet mask on your face. After 20 minutes, the last step is to put on the moisturizer. In addition, it contains Niacinamide for brightening and Galactomyces Ferment to smooth skin. In the first step, there is a sufficient amount of ampoule which easily absorbs to your skin as well as the sheet mask.

The mask uses a Cellulose sheet and has chamomile flower water so it is slightly yellow in color. And also it adheres to your skin very well. The last step is to put the cream on which moisturizes your skin as well as retains the moisture. Furthermore, there's Peptide in it for anti-aging. This mask is recommended for those who want brightening and wrinkle prevention. Comparably expensive to other masks but the ampoule and cream come in sufficient amounts. If you think about total care for a special day it is worth the price. 

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Miguhara big 3 step Ample Facial Mask | $3

Ideal for All skin types

Ingredient Safety by EWG:
Most of the ingredients are low hazard scores except one, Limonene is a moderate score

INGREDIENTS

Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Purified Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Pentapeptide-13, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Copper Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Carnosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rehmannia Chinensis Root Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract, Iris Versicolor Extract, Narcissus Pseudonarcissus (Daffodil) Flower Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Freesia Alba Flower Extract, Edelweiss Extract, Lotus Flower Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Leaf Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Malt Extract, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Allantoin, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Arginine, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Limonene

Huangjisoo British Rose Hydrating Mask

Soothing

Hwang Ji-Soo’s masks have an EWG verified mark and are a dermatologically tested product. So I could recommend it to sensitive skin with such safe ingredients. 99.6% of natural and healthy ingredients with very few irritants such as Rose flower water and Chamomile Flower extracts are used in this face mask. Plus, the high amounts of Mushroom extract which in nature is close to the Hyaluronic Acid is an excellent ingredient for moisture supplementation. In addition, this Korean sheet mask is made of a 100% cotton-coated Cupra sheet. It is very thin and transparent but sometimes a little too thin so it can tear easily. Before you purchase it, note that it has Yeast extract and Shea butter, for those with sensitive skin. 

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Huangjisoo British rose hydrating Mask (5EA) | $12.95

Ideal for All skin types

Ingredient Safety by EWG:
All low hazard scores with EWG Verified Mark

INGREDIENTS

WATER, GLYCERETH-26, ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER WATER, TREMELLA FUCIFORMIS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT, POLYGLUTAMIC ACID, LAMINARIA JAPONICA EXTRACT, PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT, POLYGONUM MULTIFLORUM (HE SHOU WU) ROOT EXTRACT, ANGELICA GIGAS ROOT EXTRACT, SQUALANE, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, RUBUS COREANUS FRUIT EXTRACT, CINNAMOMUM CASSIA BARK EXTRACT, PROPANEDIOL, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, MORUS ALBA (WHITE MULBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT, IRIS FLORENTINA ROOT EXTRACT, LYCIUM CHINENSE FRUIT EXTRACT, COCO-CAPRYLATE, YEAST EXTRACT, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) SEED EXTRACT, SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT, EQUISETUM GIGANTEUM EXTRACT, GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT, ZANTHOXYLUM PIPERITUM FRUIT EXTRACT, CIMICIFUGA DAHURICA ROOT EXTRACT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, BETA-GLUCAN, PULSATILLA KOREANA EXTRACT, XANTHAN GUM, HYDROLYZED EXTENSIN, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL, ARGININE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN

Here you can check the list of effective Korean face masks for dry skin and acne-prone type. Also, Korean women including me like to do DIY clay masks with natural ingredients at home. Get more information on how to make it and what they change into the skin. Hope you solve your skin concern by soothing and nourishing with daily use of the face mask! ;)

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