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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Help I'm Addicted to Sheet Masks

Korean Beauty Sheet Masks

It's December the 27th and the one word I'm not quite ready to hear nor embrace is "Detox". Yes my stretchy-trousers are busting at the seams, desperately trying to contain what the T.V show Friends taught me to be holiday weight, but the fridge is still full and this Goose isn't quite fat enough. The diet can wait until January (I'm thinking it may commence on the 4th, give or take a day) but my skin is crying out for help.

The sudden increase in sugar, rich food and lack of water has wrecked havoc on my complexion; my already blemish prone skin is suffering the mother of all break outs, my skin is dull and grey. With New Years Eve on the horizon I have decided to bust out the big guns - yep my stash of sheet masks.

Korean Beauty Sheet Masks

At this point my obsession with sheet masks is more than a little concerning - given half the chance I would spend all day with a white, liquid doused mask attached to my face. Sure physically the white, cotton mask is not all that appealing but the cooling serum they contain, is worth the funny looks from family members and the postman alike.

The real problem is that here in the UK, sheet masks are few and far between; it has only been very recently that a few brands have clambered aboard the bandwagon making my choices very limited. Don't get me wrong I do rate and use Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Masksalongside the When Sheet Masks Both are great but my interest really lies within Korean skin care; a beautiful world of novel and intricately packaged products, that I no next to nothing about and yet I have found myself ordering an array of masks to try out. Will they help my skin? Who knows but I am in deep and don't know where to begin.

That is where you hopefully come in, I'm sure that someone out there will be more equipped and familiar with Korean Beauty brands than I, and be able to guide me or nudge me in the right direction? Ideally I'm looking for advice in the world of Korean sheet masks but if you have any Korean skin care recommendations, I am all ears. Who knows 2016 may be my best skin year to date...



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17 comments:

  1. I've never tried a sheet mask but I have heard loads of positive reviews, might have to try one!

    Jess x
    indulgentrose.blogspot.com

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  2. I love sheet masks but I hate when all the serums or liquid from the mask are wasted! Nice post xo

    http://www.kinikunormal.blogspot.com/

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  3. Heellooooo! I spent a year in Korea and have a pretty extensive knowledge of all things korean beauty brands so if you have any questions I'd be super happy to help! (Also if you need help reading the Korean :) )

    Etude House and Nature Republic are great places to start off, and virtually every korean brand does a series of sheet masks, many of them have the same 'flavours' (For want of a better word) so it's just finding favourites. The Face Shop, SkinFood and Innisfree are brands that are focused on using natural products (especially SkinFood, their entire range is fruit/veg infused) and are priced similarly to UK drugstores. Maskwise - honey, tea tree, and rice are great for blemishes, any with berries are good for evening out complexion (they're sometimes called brightening or clearing), lemon is good for clarifying, aloe is for soothing, pomegranate is for firmness and improving damage...

    I'll stop now before I end up with a page long comment... but if you have any questions at all I'd be happy to help :)

    Fii | little miss fii | uk fashion & lifestyle

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  4. I've tried sheet masks a bunch and although they certainly sink into the skin a lot, I think I still prefer traditional masks

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  5. I'm fond of Karuna and Dr Jart masks. My problem is dry skin so I choose those with moisturizing qualities (and brightening and anti-aging after that). I love that Sephora sells them in singles and packs so you can try one first and find which works best.

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  6. I recently began dabbling in kbeauty and it is a downward spiral... I've ordered more than I'd like to admit in the last month and a half. I've been ordering through Peach & Lily since they have an esthetician hand picking items--I trust it. Sokoglam is on my list for the same reason. [not sure what shipping is like to the UK] While I've only tried a few the brand I'm most impressed with is Insolution Mediu, purchased from Peach & Lily, and the only one I'd consider re-purchasing as this point. Outside of sheet masks I'm OBSESSED with Shangpree...I have a lot of items arriving from them! Today's homework is actually writing my review!

    Sarah youglowgal.com

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  7. I love sheet masks! I buy a Japanese one from an Asian supermarket by me and it's one of the best I've tried. They're just perfect for slipping on in the evenings if you fancy something to refresh the skin. Also amazing in summer too for that refreshing affect.

    I really need to buy more. :P

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  8. Korean sheet masks have a legendary fame, I really want to try them!

    Kat | http://thebeautycandle.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm obsessed with sheet masks as well! Any sheet mask from the Korean brand Leaders is good, as well as the blue nmf sheet mask from Mediheal. I find Taiwanese sheet masks are amazing as well, especially the famous My Beauty Diary ones. They have so many and I haven't tried them all but I highly recommend the Black Pearl (brightening) , Strawberry Yogurt (acne & balancing skin) , Imperial Bird's Nest (crazy hydration) , and Sake Yeast masks (toning & brightening).

    In terms of Korean skincare I've found several products to work well for my sensitive combination (dehydrated in winter, oily in summer) acne-prone skin: Missha First Treatment Essence (dupe of SKII's), skinfood propolis essence (or anything with propolis), & Benton Snail Bee essence/steam cream.

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  10. I'm obsessed with sheet masks as well! Any sheet mask from the Korean brand Leaders is good, as well as the blue nmf sheet mask from Mediheal. I find Taiwanese sheet masks are amazing as well, especially the famous My Beauty Diary ones. They have so many and I haven't tried them all but I highly recommend the Black Pearl (brightening) , Strawberry Yogurt (acne & balancing skin) , Imperial Bird's Nest (crazy hydration) , and Sake Yeast masks (toning & brightening).

    In terms of Korean skincare I've found several products to work well for my sensitive combination (dehydrated in winter, oily in summer) acne-prone skin: Missha First Treatment Essence (dupe of SKII's), skinfood propolis essence (or anything with propolis), & Benton Snail Bee essence/steam cream.

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  11. Korean sheet masks are just love! My favourites are from Mediheal and Innisfree!

    Mizuchan

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  12. I love the Etude House I Need you sheet masks. My favorite here is the honey one.
    As for skincare in General I really like CosRx (Honey Ceramide Cream is amazing) and Innisfree (Volcanic clay mask is wonderful).

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  13. Don't limit yourself to Korean ones! Taiwan and Japan also make awesome awesome sheet masks. Check out peach & Lily and memebox for Korean ones and beauteque for Asian ones.

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    1. This! Korean sheet masks are awesome but my current favorites are the Hada Labo Shirojyun sheet masks from Japan. You can get them on amazon or drugstore.com so they're easy to find.

      http://www.skinheartproject.com/

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  14. I often use sheet masks.Although I haven’t heard of this before but it definitely worth being checked out!
    http://www.newyearoutlet.co.uk

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  15. The brand Too Cool for School have amazing masks that have two sections, one for the upper face and one for the chin area - amaze! My fave is the Replenish Hydra V Mask.

    Other than that, I would really recommend checking out brands like Belif, HERA and Hanyul, they have insane serums and essences that really take care of your skin.

    Good luck exploring :)

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  16. The Face Shop is pretty good for starting out with. It is quite a well known Korean Brand.

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