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10 Sheet Masks To Get From Indie Korean Beauty Brands

One beauty staple that no Korean beauty fanatic can do without is a sheet mask. The twist here? The 10 we have sussed out come from the increasingly popular under-the-label brands that are on our radar right now.
Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask, $4.20 for one sheet, Guardian
The sheet is made out of bamboo charcoal to remove impurities deeply embedded in pores and also treats enlarged pores. Willowbark and centella asiatica extracts are superior ingredients to soothe irritated skin types and deliver intense hydration. Erythritol aids in lowering the skin’s temperature to calm any irritation and allow the skin barrier function to work optimally. I Woke Up Like This Purifying Centella Soothing Mask, $45 for a box of five, KSisters
Ideal for combination to oily skin types, this mask not only calms skin thanks to Centella Asiatica but also controls excess sebum production with spiraea ulmaria extract. Hyaluronic acid is also infused to hydrate and plump. It features a gauze sheet for better adhesion and also allows the ingredients to penetrate quickly into the skin.  Lavien Firming Lift Cream Mask, $56 for a box of five, KSisters
This has an elastic sheet to fit any face shape and adheres tightly. It targets five different concerns: lifting, elasticity, wrinkle improvement, hydration and brightening thanks to its key ingredient, pumpkin extract, which is fortified with vitamins A, C and E, to hydrate complexions, soften the look of fine lines and boost luminosity. Small molecular hyaluronic acid, hydrolysed collagen and hydrolysed elastin are responsible for plump and supple skin. By Ecom Pure Calming Ampoule Mask, $36 for a box of seven, KSisters
Suitable for those with acne-prone skin this hydrates, relieves skin irritation and strengthens and cares for troubled complexions thanks to two superior calming ingredients, Centella Asiatica and madecassoside. It has gel-type essence that won’t leave a sticky residue post-application with a low pH formula to balance out the skin’s pH levels for it to function optimally. Plus, its microfibre sheet allows for better adherence and prevents any skin irritation.  Huxley Mask;Glow and Brightness, $43 for a box of three, www.huxley.sg
How it works: press down on the pouch that contains the oil essence to allow it to mix together with the essence from the sheet mask. The two formulas instantly emulsify once combined to create a milky essence, after which, apply it onto the skin. It contains prickly pear seed oil, cactus extract and edelweiss to even out complexions and revitalise skin. A PE Technology is also infused to allow for a weightless, viscous formula that gives a refreshing effect on the skin. The microfibre sheet allows for comfortable adhesion and maximum absorption of the active ingredients. Ceramine Pure Collagen Mesh Mask, $65 for a box of 10, KSisters
This is not your ordinary paper sheet mask but a collagen mesh mask which means that it is infused with hydrolysed collagen and a slew of other anti-ageing ingredients to treat signs of ageing from fine lines, sagging skin and loss of elasticity. Collagen masks are also known to impart a dewy, luminous glow to the skin after application. What’s so special about the sheet is that it is made with plant-based collagen and freeze-dried active ingredients, which are released into the skin upon application. And, it even helps to detoxify the skin and remove impurities in pores.  By Wishtrend Natural Vitamin 21.5 Enhancing Sheet Mask, $3.90 for one sheet, Guardian
Enriched with 21.5 per cent antioxidant-rich natural vitamin complex from vitamin tree water and boseong green tea water to hydrate and nourish sensitive skin –  think of this as a health supplement when your body feels weak. It is also a great sheet mask to use on days when your skin looks dull, tired and lacking a healthy glow.  Commonlabs Ggultamin C Real Gel Mask, $27 for a box of five, KSisters
Its main ingredient, vitamin C, is very much known for its brightening benefits but besides that this sheet mask is also enriched with gentle chemical exfoliants such as AHAs and BHAs to slough away dead skin cells (which may also cause congestion and clogged pores). Moreover, this is a honey-based sheet mask, which helps with soothing and improving one’s skin texture. The brand only uses manuka honey, which is known for its healing effect and propolis, known for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. CNP Laboratory 2-Step Propolis Energy Ampule Mask, $6.80, Guardian
Antioxidant-rich propolis extract revitalises skin and provides anti-inflammatory effects to ensure complexions are balanced to control unnecessary breakouts. Hyaluronic acid and a Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF) Complex provides long-lasting moisture while vitamin B3 is responsible for improving skin dullness. The result: skin is instantly more radiant and luminous, and feels softer and suppler. Mediheal Teatree Care Solution Essential Mask Sheet, $3.90 for one sheet, Guardian
Tea tree oil is known to unclog pores and treat congested skin. This does exactly that, with the help of other superior ingredients such as pine needle and portulaca oleracea extracts to control sebum production and soothe complexions. Plus, it also melts away blackheads and other dirt stuck deep within pores.