At this point of the 365 Masks Challenge, I tested about 300 masks. Some of them are cream masks, some of them are mud masks, and a good amount of them are sheet masks. I know that the sheet mask trend is still going strong and so many people are obsessed with getting #SheetFaced on a regular basis. I already tested so many sheet masks so you can just go ahead and select a few options for yourself. You are gonna love these best-performing sheet masks as much as I enjoyed testing them.
Best Hydrating Sheet Masks
Perhaps, the most popular type of sheet masks is hydrating. We all have moments when our skin just doesn’t feel dewy enough from all the coffee, lack of sleep, and dehydration that we put it through. Hydrating sheet masks are also great after using skincare with certain ingredients like Retinol and Salicylic Acid that might make your skin feel dry. Or — you guessed it! — while on the flight or traveling, when your skin is feeling at its dryest.
Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask ($3.99) // One of the most exciting drugstore discoveries of the year! Deeply hydrating sheet mask that has a perfect fit — what else to ask for? No wonder it won Allure Best of Beauty Award!
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask ($60 for a pack of 5) // Another incredible option, this time in a form of a sheet mask. Smells divine, feels soft, and leaves your skin deeply hydrated and nourished. Loved this one!
Laneige Water Pocket Moisturizing Sheet Mask ($6) // By far that’s my most-used hydrating sheet mask. It’s soft, nourishing and gentle. Usually, I take it with me on the flight to protect my skin from dehydration. I highly recommend checking it out!
Patchology Hydrate Flashmasque 5 Minute Facial Sheets ($8) // If you need to look refreshed fast, check out this supereffective sheet. My favorite way to apply it is instead of a primer before I start with my makeup.
Top-Rated Brightening Sheet Masks
If your concern is lack of radiance, consider a brightening sheet mask. These often feature a list of antioxidants that help to protect your skin from the environmental damage and deliver instant skin-boosting results. I personally love the sheet masks that feature Vitamin C and Niacinamide as these are known for improving the appearance of enlarged pores and evening out the skin tone. Use these sheet masks when you want your skin to get noticed. Compliments on your glowing skin are guaranteed!
Dr. Jart Rubber Mask Bright Lover ($12) // Rubber masks are my favs! And this one is the most convenient to use from them all. This mask received tons of beauty awards for a reason: it’s the quickest solution for treating dull and radiance lacking skin.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask ($8) // If you are too tired of fall weather, put on this mask to immerse yourself into summer days. This gel mask smells like the sweetest watermelon and refreshes your skin like watermelon slushie.
Neutrogena Radiance Boost Gydra-Gel Mask ($2.99) // This affordable gel mask deserves more hype as it’s simply amazing! The fit is perfect (it’s a two-piece so you can easily adjust it), the formula is very effective, and the results are instant. So worth checking out!
Avon Anew Brightening Sheet Mask ($3.99) // While the mask leaves your skin feeling fresh and glowing, the fit of this mask is not ideal. I used scissors to cut it on the nose — with this trick, it’s one of my favorite masks.
Best Soothing Sheet Masks
When your skin needs a break or you just need to calm yourself down, consider testing a soothing mask. These are gentle enough for even sensitive skin and deliver the results you need: less irritated and more even-looking skin.
Knours Sweet Enough Rescue Mask ($6) // This gentle and soothing mask happened to be one of my favorites. No matter which day of the cycle I am. Just FYI: Knours is all about personalizing skincare for whatever mood your skin is in and this Rescue Mask always seems to hit the point!
Patchology Soothe Sheet Mask ($8) // This 5-minute skin calming solution for stressed-out skin, and living in NYC I keep coming back to this one very often. The mask creates a great base for makeup in a record time!
Too Cool For School Egg Cream Sheet Mask ($6 each, 5 for $24) // This nourishing mask is made out of the softest microfiber that sits on the skin like nothing else. This is one of the most-loved sheet masks in the Style Sprinter community for a reason: it’s just that good.
Detoxifying Sheet Masks to Try
When your pores start feeling clogged, consider not just your typical nose strip, but a mud mask for the entire face. We live in such an environmentally polluted world that cleaning your face regularly is just not enough. For the days when your skin feels particularly polluted, consider one of the mud (or clay?) sheet masks below. Your skin will instantly feel refreshed and deeply cleaned!
Patchology Smart Mud “No Mess” Mud Sheet Masque ($8) // Mud and clay masks are great, but these are so messy to remove! This mask saves you the hassle as it comes as a two-piece mud sheet so you enjoy all the benefits of mud and sheet mask combined.
JJ Young Pore Green Tea Mud Sheet Mask ($4.99) // This mask is a mud sheet mask and peel-off mask combo. It contains green tea leaf extract that soothes the skin and kaolin clay that cleans out the pores. Think detoxifying your skin without overly drying it.
Best Firming Sheet Masks
If your concern is wrinkles and fine lines, consider investing in a good anti-aging sheet mask. These are usually more expensive than your typical hydrating sheet masks, but the results are so worth it. Think, more firm and radiant skin that is glowing from within.
You will notice a few dry masks in this list which I personally became a big fan of during the course of the 365 Masks Challenge. These might feel like no difference at first. But wait for a few hours after you used them. You will notice how dramatically better your makeup looks like after applying those dry masks.
111Skin Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask ($160 for a pack of 5) // This mask is bougie and super effective at the same time. It looks as advertised — rose gold. And works like a miracle! Think more plump skin after just one application!
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask ($22) // This mask was recommended to me by a friend in her 50s who swears by it. I knew that dry sheet masks are very effective, but I could not expect that my skin will feel SO much smoother after using the mask. As a fan of everything Charlotte Tilbury does, this mask is a must-try for all the gals who are 30+.
Skin Inc Lines Be-Gone Rose Gold Mask ($12) // This gorgeous rose gold mask looks super cute, deeply hydrates your skin and smells like roses. The best part is that it makes your skin feel plump and invigorated in a no time.
Top 3 Under Eye Sheet Masks
Under eye masks are my secret weapon for looking fresh regardless of how many hours of sleep I had. I use them first thing in the morning or during the day (yep, on top of my makeup!) when I need some extra hydration and nourishment in the eye department. Below, are my most-loved under eye masks that I tested during the course of the 365 Masks Challenge.
HydroPeptide Polypeptide Collagel+ Mask for Eyes ($48 for a pack of 8) // Those anti-aging under eye patches are on the shortlist of my most favorite masks of all time. Free of all the fluff like parabens and silicones, those thick white patches deliver the results that you immediately notice.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks ($76 for a pack of 6) // Meet the anti-aging under eye masks that help me to look presentable when I don’t schedule my Botox appointment on time. Think instant hydration and Crow’s feet smoothing. I’m obsessed!
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Under Eye Masks ($25 for a pack of 6) // Have you seen these gold under eye patches on social media? They are promoted by influencers for a reason. Not only these gold eye masks look cute on camera but also help you to look more alive after using them.
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There you have it: a full break-down of my most-recommended sheet masks. Do you have a skin hydration or brightening concern? Want to refresh the under eye area or clean your pores? There is a mask for everyone on this list. So you know, it was not an easy journey to test so many face masks and select just a few. I’m certain that these are the best of the best so I’m happy to recommend them to you!