Beauty trends come and beauty trends go. Hello no-makeup-makeup, goodbye severe contouring. It seems every time you flip through a magazine or your favorite blog, there’s a *flashing lights* NEW TREND that requires you to stop everything right this moment and try NOW.
Most recently, the sheet mask is that thing. But this skincare trend is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, it’s just the opposite. The serum-soaked sheet mask market is exploding, and options vary wildly by cost, fabric, key ingredients, skincare concerns, targeted body parts, etc.
Feeling a little lost in the sheet mask shuffle? Not sure which one is right for you? Read on as we break down the best of the best for your specific skincare goals and needs. Take copious notes!
I’M SO DRY I WANT TO CRY
Dry, dehydrated skin is no match for this five-minute mask. Kelp extract helps rejuvenate the skin, avocado softens, and acai berry gives a big antioxidant boost.
A GIRL JUST WANTS TO FEEL GOLDEN
Miss Spa Restore and Brighten 24k Gold Radiance Mask ($4)
Live your life like it’s golden with this glow-restoring sheet mask. Pure 24k Gold doesn’t just sound fancy – it actually works to reduce inflammation, stimulate skin-plumping collagen, and improve overall circulation.
PLEASE PUNISH MY PIMPLES
Acne-prone skin can reap the benefits of a good sheet mask. Alba Papaya Anti-Acne Sheet Mask is packed with pimple punishing papaya, lemon balm, and salicylic acid to break through the gunk in pores and give skin a thorough detox.
I WANT MY SKIN TO GLISTEN & GLOW
The main super ingredients, goji berry extract and hyaluronic acid, work overtime to replenish dull, depleted skin. The “rubber” feel of this mask gives a total day spa vibe. So go on, indulge!
I WANT TO DO THE MOST
Leave no skincare need unaddressed with this “bible” of sheet masks. The six-box set includes everything you need to brighten uneven tone, firm sagging skin, reduce facial creasing, fight signs of aging, up the glow, and increase hydration. Phew! You’re covered and it’s handled.
WHEN IT COMES TO LOOKING MY BEST, MONEY IS NO OBJECT
Lancome Genefique Sheet Mask ($105)
This do-it-all sheet mask lives up to its hefty price tag. It marries Lancôme’s patented Génifique formula (one sheet mask contains a half bottle of Génifique serum) with bio-cellulose technology to deliver an indulgence unlike anything your skin has ever experienced. It adheres like skin and doesn’t feel paper thin.
MY SKIN NEEDS TO KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
Sometimes skin just needs to have a seat! And this calming, anti-redness sheet mask is the answer. Comprised of soft bamboo and packed with skin-healing aloe vera and chamomile, this is like a chill pill for the face. Pop one weekly!
I’M VERY BUSY AND NEED TO MULTI-TASK MY SITUATION
Don’t just sheet, target and treat with this two-part wrinkle reducing combo for face and eyes. Before applying the sheet mask, the ‘melting boost’ is affixed to the eye area. Once the sheet mask is applied on top, the melting boost activates to distribute a targeted and highly concentrated skin-refining treatment.
OH MY ACHING FEET
Don’t forget to treat your feet. These single use sheet masks for feet are infused with glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and plant extracts to remove dead skin and restore feet to pristine condition.
I NEED A LITTLE PICK ME UP
Firm the face, fill in lines, and shape facial contours with this gel-textured, lightweight sheet mask. Ideal for skin that’s beginning to show signs of premature aging, this spa-quality sheet mask gets the complexion back on track with just one application.
DETOX MY FACE
Sometimes you just gotta hit the reset button: This DIY-ish mask moisturizes dry skin, tightens enlarged pores, soothes stressed skin, increases elasticity, and banishes acne causing bacteria.
BRIGHT HERE BRIGHT NOW
If mega-watt brightening is the goal, laser focus your treatment with La Prairie’s illuminating mask. This super potent, two-part brightening mask breaks down discoloration to reveal a more even skin tone. Crystal clear days ahead!
PLUMP UP THE VOLUME
Don’t skip the lips: Celeb-favorite KNC collagen lip mask is the all-natural way to kick start a more plump pout. Yes, there’s a slight tingle….but we highly doubt you’ll mind the tingle once you see the results. Smooches!
OPERATION PORE PERFECTION
Achieve super tight, practically invisible pores with this blackhead-busting sheet mask. Ideal for individuals with oily skin, this once-a-week purifying mask is crucial to achieving clear, smooth, beautifully matte skin.
Relax fine lines and maintain a sense of humor with this very silly kitty cat sheet mask. No one will take you seriously while wearing it, but the formulation is no joke. It contains lime water for hydration, collagen for smoothing, and coconut water for moisture retention.
HOLD YOUR CHIN UP
Ideal for mature skin, this professional quality mask delivers dramatic results at home. The mask’s chinstrap and ear slits help to secure it in place and deliver a lifting effect. After 20-30 minutes, skin appears more firm and sculpted.
-Felicia Walker Benson of @thisthatbeauty