#1: SK-II Whitening Source Derm Revival Mask, $150 for a pack of six
Each mask is said to contain the same amount of serum as one full bottle of the brand’s Whitening Power Spots Specialist, so you know you’re getting your money’s worth. This is also infused with pitera, which contains vitamin C and niacinamide, to effectively and immediately brighten skin.
#2: For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Boi-Celluslose Mask, $63 for a pack of three, Sephora
A favourite amongst Asian celebrities (Taiwanese actress Barbie Tsu is said to apply a sheet every day), this is formulated with a gentle whitening agent known as ethyl ascorbic acid, which penetrates into the deeper layers of skin to control melanin formation. It is also made with the brand’s Melaslow complex, which brightens skin tone. A patented anti-allergenic ingredient is also added to strengthen skin’s defence and boost its overall health.
#3: La Mer Blanc de la Mer The Brilliance White Mask, $440
This two-step treatment comprises of a Soothing Primer and Gel Cream. The former contains algae, vitamins and nutrients to soothe and calm skin while the latter is made with the brand’s Vital Brilliance Ferment to treat dullness and stubborn spots. Just one use will have your complexion looking healthier and brighter.
#4: Kiehl's Clearly Corrective White Hydrating & Clarifying Treatment Masque, $90 for a box of six
Not only does this boost radiance and skin clarity, it also intensely hydrates skin and eliminates existing dark spots. Plus, it only takes 15 minutes so it’s our pick when you’re strapped for time but want to give your complexion a treat.
#5: Mario Badescu Whitening Mask, $50, Sephora
Infused with kojic acid, licorice and mulberry, this helps to boost skin’s radiance, hydrate and brighten uneven skin tone, while lessening the damage caused by sun exposure and acne.
#6: Innisfree Whitening Pore Sleeping Pack, $30
Made with extracts sourced from squeezed tangerine peels that contain six types of citrus flavonoids, this helps to minimise pores while exfoliating dead skin cells and increases skin cell turnover while you sleep, resulting in brighter, smoother skin.
#7: Su:m37 White Award Luminous Mask, $121
The products from this Korean brand’s whitening line are formulated with ferment ingredients and micro ferment pearl protein to reveal a clearer, brighter complexion.
#8: Etude House Toning White C Ampoule Sheet Mask, $7.90
This hydrogel mask is made with a cocktail of hydrating ingredients and also targets dullness and uneven skin tone.