For a piece of cloth that doesn't stay on your face for very long, I’m surprisingly picky about sheet masks.
I’ve put a lot of them on my face in my time, so I make the following statement with full confidence:
There are both good and bad affordable sheet masks, and good and bad expensive sheet masks.
Regardless of price, there are a few things that separate the meh sheet masks from the really, really great ones.
Things like, does the sheet mask fit the whole face? Are the eye and mouth holes big enough so you can mask, watch TV and eat at the same time? Is the sheet mask nice and serumy, but not too drippy? Does it leave your skin feeling refreshed or irritated? It's a lot.
So, does the perfect sheet mask exist? Good news - yes, it does.
In fact, keep scrolling for three brilliant sheet masks that deliver plump, juicy skin, no matter your budget.
1. The Bargain Sheet Mask: innisfree Fermented Soybean Bio Cellulose Mask.
Why it's great:
If you’re looking for an affordable sheet mask that gets it done, you really can’t go past innisfree. I actually love every innisfree sheet mask I've had the pleasure of meeting thus far - this is the one I had when I wanted to prep my skin for a wedding recently.
Plus, sheet masks originated in Korea and Japan, you can trust most K-beauty sheet masks are going to be great.
The innisfree Second Skin Bio Cellulose Mask - Soothing is formulated with Jeju Fermented Soybean, glycerin and panthenol (also known as B5) to help soothe dry, flaky skin. You won't find any big name active ingredients inside this packet, but that's OK because it's a $7 soothing sheet mask. It's not meant to give you a new face.
An FYI, when you open this glorious mask up, you'll need to pull off the front mesh to reveal a thinner mesh mask that spreads over the face pretty well. Take it from someone who was previously not doing this and wondering why the mask wouldn't stick to her face... (doh!)
There's plenty of serum inside this packet - it feels soothing and cool on the skin, and definitely won't irritate sensitive skin types. Really, you can’t go wrong whacking one of these on your face.