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Bio-Cellulose Face Masks Are A Must-Have In Your Beauty Arsenal

It’s not uncommon to hear beauty editors and industry insiders say that they use a sheet mask (or really, any type of face mask) on a daily basis. The benefits of face masks are endless – a deep cleansing mask treats clogged pores, a hydrating mask helps to pump moisture back into your skin and a brightening mask will give you a radiant complexion fast. The perks of using a face mask are countless, and while there are a ton of different types to use, the one we always turn to when we’re strapped for time would definitely be a sheet mask.

Sheet masks are packed with multiple skin-loving ingredients to boost and level up our regime but not all of them are made using the same material. While most use cotton to create the sheet, there’s another material we absolutely love and that is bio-cellulose.

Bio-cellulose is essentially a natural fibre that has a diameter of only 20 nanometres and is said to be 1000 times thinner than the human hair. Since it is super thin, sheet masks made with bio-cellulose fabrics tend to cling on better to our skin and fit snugly to ensure each part of our face will be able to absorb the nutrients. In addition, it is a compostable material, which means it is more environmentally friendly when compared to typical cotton or paper masks. And that’s not all – bio-cellulose fabrics are very much known to quickly absorb nutrients and hold large amounts of moisture, which can then be delivered to our skin better than other masks. They usually have a soft gel-like texture that feels cool upon application.

Below, we suss out the ones you have to add to your skincare routine.

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#1: For Beloved One Extreme Hydration Bio-Cellulose Mask, $63 for a box of three, Sephora
When it comes to bio-cellulose sheet masks, how can we ever exclude For Beloved One’s extensive range? This contains a host of peptides and moisturising ingredients such as microalgae and hyaluronic acid to infuse and lock in long-lasting moisture to dry and parched skin. Skin is left feeling soft, supple and visibly plumper and more radiant. #2: Elizabeth Arden Superstart Probiotic Boost Skin Renewal Biocellulose Mask, $67 for a box of four
This delivers double the probiotic power of the brand’s Superstart Skin Renewal Booster to support skin’s natural defenses and improve its resilience. The luxurious bio-cellulose sheet (derived from fermented coconut) infuses skin with a concentrated formula that includes hyaluronic acid and a probiotic blend to help support its natural renewal process for radiant, smooth and healthy-looking skin in just one treatment. #3: Porcelain Hydrocare Bio Cellulose Mask, $38 for one sheet and $190 for a box of six
Saturated with a powerful blend of natural ingredients to pump moisture into the skin, this mask clarifies skin using natural enzymes and fights signs of premature ageing. It also adheres tightly to the skin to ensure maximum absorption of actives and nutrients. Bonus: It doubles up as an eye mask to prevent puffiness and reverse signs of ageing.   #4: Kiehl’s Instant Renewal Concentrate Mask, $52 for a box of four
This unique hydrogel-biocellulose sheet mask is infused with an exotic blend of three plant-derived cold-pressed oils (Copaiba Resin to soothe and soften skin, Pracaxi to moisturise and Andiroba to strengthen skin’s protective barrier) to immediately hydrate skin. The two-piece design sits comfortably on the skin for maximum efficacy. #5: 111Skin Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask, $170 for a box of five
The gel-like make-up of the mask will instantly cool and regulate skin’s temperature. The fibres of the masks are 500 times finer than tissue masks, which allows it to lock moisture into your skin and enables a deeper penetration of three key ingredients: liquorice root extract to brighten, silk amino acids to condition and centella asiatica to soothe and stimulate collagen production. #6: Innisfree Coconut Bio-Cellulose Mask (Soothing), $5.50 for one sheet
Formulated with fermented coconut and centella asiatica, this sheet mask is perfect after too much sun exposure as it helps to soothe, calm and hydrate irritated skin. Main image: Showbit.com Like this? Check out the skincare and makeup tips from Korean beauty experts, the hydrating sheet masks for a healthier complexion and the fuss-free facial skincare pads that will transform your skin.