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 fair amount of them are sheet masks. In this post, I rounded up the best-performing sheet masks for any skin concern that you might have. I hope it will help you to find the best sheet mask for your skin type.
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.
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask
This is another incredible option, this time in the form of a sheet mask. Smells divine, feels soft, and leaves your skin deeply hydrated and nourished.
Laneige Water Pocket Moisturizing Sheet Mask
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.
Garnier Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask
One of the most exciting drugstore discoveries of the year! It’s an intensely hydrating sheet mask that has a perfect fit. No wonder it won the Allure Best of Beauty Award!
Patchology Hydrate Facial Sheets
If you need to look refreshed fast, check out this super effective sheet. My favorite way to apply it is instead of a primer before I start with my makeup.
Brightening Sheet Masks
If your concern is a 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 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 Cryo Rubber Mask
Rubber masks are my favs! And this one is not an exception. This mask received tons of beauty awards for a reason. It’s the quickest solution for treating dull and radiance lacking skin.
Neutrogena Radiance Hydrogel Mask
This affordable gel mask deserves more hype than it gets. The fit is perfect (it’s a two-piece), the formula is effective, and the results are instant. So worth checking out!
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
This gentle and soothing mask happened to be one of my favorites. No matter which day of the cycle I am. This mask always seems to hit the point!
Patchology Flashmasque Soothe
This 5-minute skin-calming solution for stressed-out skin, and I keep coming back to this one very often. The mask creates an excellent base for makeup in record time!
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 significantly polluted, consider one of the mud (or clay?) sheet masks below. Your skin will instantly feel refreshed and deeply cleaned!
Erno Laszlo Exfoliate & Detox Mask
This cult-favorite mask contains charcoal and AHAs that expels toxins and cleans out the pores. Think cleaning your skin without overly drying it.
Patchology SmartMud Detox Masque
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 masks combined.
If your concern is wrinkles and fine lines, consider investing in an excellent 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 became a big fan of during 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 using dry masks.
111Skin Rose Gold Treatment Mask
This mask is bougie and super useful 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 Dry Mask
This mask was recommended to me by a friend in her 50s who swears by it. I knew that dry sheet masks are beneficial, but I could not expect that my skin will feel SO much smoother after using the mask. It’s a must-try for anyone 30 plus.
Skin Inc Lines Be-Gone Rose Gold Mask
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 no time.
Under Eye 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 365 Masks Challenge.
HydroPeptide Collagel+ Mask for Eyes
Free of all the fluff like parabens and silicones, those thick white under-eye patches deliver the results that you immediately notice.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks
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 smoothed Crow’s feet.
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Under-Eye Masks
Have you seen these gold under-eye patches on social media? Influencers promote them for a reason. Not only these gold eye masks look cute on camera but also help you to look alive after using them.
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 confident that these are the best of the best so I’m happy to recommend them to you!