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All The Korean Facial Masks You Need To Transform Your Skin

It’s no secret that Koreans have great complexions, and they deserve it! After all, not everyone can be dedicated enough to use a 10-step beauty routine, including applying a mask nightly. But even if you’re not keen on adopting such a laborious and complicated skincare ritual, one that you should adopt is the Koreans love for masks. And while we’re not recommending you use them daily, two to three times a week is a good frequency to follow. Here, we list out the best Korean facial masks to get now.

#1: Erborian Bamboo Waterlock Mask, $49
This refreshing mask has Korean natural ingredients and bamboo extract to soothe and quench parched skin for a plump, soft complexion. #2: Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask, $72 for a set of five
If you want your skin to feel (and look) instantly hydrated and fresh, then this mask is a must-have. Formulated with First Care Activating Serum EX and the brand’s unique skin-rebalancing formula JAUM Balancing Complex, this moisturises, soothes and balances the complexion for a healthy glow. Its micro net radiance sheet fits perfectly on the curves of the face, allowing the mask’s active ingredients to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin for a smoother, softer skin texture. #3: Laneige Clear C Peeling Mask, $30
This has natural strawberry seeds and soft konjac to gently exfoliate, as well as acerola and acai berry extracts to fight free radical damage and brighten skin. #4: Su:m37 Water-full Aqua Sleeping Pack, $74
This has bamboo sap that has been fermented with three flower extracts to moisturise skin and boost its ability to retain water. Aquafirm, another compound (made of moss harvested from the highlands of Tibet and four different major medicinal fungi) strengthens aquaporins, the moisturising protein found within skin cells to strengthen skin’s protective barrier. #5: Blithe Blue Zone Marine Intensive Mask Abalone, $46 for a set of eight, Sephora
Great for tired, stressed skin, this has abalone extract which is rich in minerals, proteins and amino acids to nourish, strengthen and moisturise. It also has hydrating active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, peptide and marine collagen to soften and plump dry skin. #6: Mamonde Daffodil Hydrating Skin Fit Mask, $6
This bio-cellulose gel mask sheet is developed with bio-engineering technology. Its bio-cellulose fiber mask contains flower seeds that have been fermented for two weeks to nourish, while Narcissus bulb extract is able to retain water to keep skin hydrated for longer. #7: Dr. Jart+ Rubber Mask Moist Lover, $18, Sephora
This two-step mask consists of an intensive care ampoule and a rubber sheet mask. The ampoule consists hydrating treat dry, dehydrated skin, while the unique rubber mask texture prevents the active ingredients from evaporating to ensure you get the full benefits of the treatment. Another plus, the mask has soothing properties to help calm sensitive skin. #8: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Color Clay Mask [Purifying], $13
This skin clarifying mask has Jeju volcanic clusters and mud to purify and control sebum. It has a transforming texture that changes from cream to foam upon application.   #9: May Coop Raw Sheet, six sheets for $49, Escentials
Perfect for tired, sallow skin that needs a boost of energy, this unbleached cotton sheet mask is soaked in a rich serum that sinks into your skin to deliver hydrating maple water straight to your complexion. Like this? Check out Female’s resident beauty junkies talking about their favourite facial oils, the liquid lipsticks from the U.S. that we love and the Korean blush trend the internet is going nuts over.