From hydrating to brightening and even pore-cleansing, we round up our favourite Korean face masks (whether overnight, wash-off or sheet masks) you need in your beauty arsenal.
#1: Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask, $148 for a box of five
Formulated with a cocktail of nourishing ingredients such as ginseng root extract, which boosts collagen and hyaluronic acid production, this anti-ageing sheet mask also helps to increase skin’s defensive properties and treats common skin concerns such as dryness and loss of firmness.
#2: Dr. Jart+ Dermask Micro Jet Brightening Solution Ultra-Fine Microfiber Sheet Mask, $46 for five sheets, Sephora
This is made with fine microfiber to help active ingredients penetrate deeply and instantly brighten dull and uneven skin tones.
#3: Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask, $72 for five sheets
Made with the brand’s Jaum Balancing Complex, this helps soothe and smoothen skin texture for an overall clearer looking complexion.
#4: Blithe Blue Zone Marine Intensive Mask Sea Cucumber, $46 for a box of eight, Sephora
With a blend of niacinamide and sea cucumber extract, which is known as ‘ginseng of the sea’, this brightens skin tone and promotes a more radiant complexion. It is also infused with daffodil extracts, which helps protect skin from environmental damage.
#5: Etude House 24K Gold Therapy Red Ginseng Mask (Firming), $9.90
This hydro-gel sheet mask contains ginseng extract to help firm and hydrate skin for a plumper complexion.
#6: Innisfree Coconut Bio-Cellulose Mask (Soothing), $5.50
Developed with a naturally-derived sheet made from fermented coconut, this bio-cellulose mask is formulated with witch-hazel water, coconut water and coconut oil to moisturise skin.
#7: Etude House Wonder Pore Black Mask Sheet, $5
This is infused with oak tree charcoal to control excess sebum production and deeply cleanse pores.
#8: The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Seol Radiant White Ampoule Mask, $155 for a box of eight
This intensive whitening facial hydrogel mask instantly nourishes and hydrates skin while targeting whitening and skin radiance concerns.
#9: Laneige Mini Pore Waterclay Mask, $38
Formulated with the brand’s Pore Minimising technology, this strengthens skin’s barrier, removes excess sebum and tightens pores while also providing maximum hydration.
#10: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Colour Clay Mask, $13 each
This series features seven different types of clay masks designed to address various common skin concerns. Although it can be used on its own, it is recommended to apply the different masks, each with a targeted function, onto different parts of your face.
#11: Laneige Time Freeze Firming Sleeping Mask, $53
Enriched with peptide water and collagen, this strengthens skin’s barrier function and boosts hydration for firmer, younger-looking skin.
#12: Innisfree Super Volcanic Clay mask, $21
This reformulated mask contains double the amount of volcanic ash to that of the original version to effectively absorb sebum, cleanse pores and exfoliate dead skin cells.
#13: Laneige Clear C Peeling Mask, $30
Made with natural AHA fruit acid and strawberry seeds, this gently removes dead skin cells and conditions skin for a smoother, clearer complexion.
#14: Erborian Bamboo Waterlock Mask, $49, Sephora
This refreshing aqua gel mask is enriched with a unique complex of bamboo sap and fibres to help skin feel smooth, hydrated and plumped. It can also either be used as a rinse-off hydro-plumping mask or as a moisturising leave-on treatment.
#15: Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Lavendar, $42
With a gel-like consistency, this intensive moisture sleeping mask is one of the best products to apply before sleeping for brighter, plumper skin. Its relaxing scent also helps you sleep.
#16: Su:m37 Water-Full Aqua Sleeping Pack, $74
This lightweight overnight sleeping mask is made with fermented moisturising ingredients to nourish and hydrate skin through the night.
#17: Belif First Aid Overnight Brightening Mask, $38, Sephora
Formulated with black truffle, this overnight brightening mask helps you achieve a more luminous and radiant skin while you sleep.
#18: Caolion Premium Blackhead Pore Pack, $39, Sephora
Ideal for all skin types, this is made with 100 per cent natural sparkling water, charcoal powder and micro-oxygen bubbles to effectively remove dead skin cells.