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.