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  • Writer's pictureSoma Mangnaani

Your Beauty Mantra for the Week

Updated: Mar 19, 2019

Korean face masks, also known as sheet masks, are single-use mostly cotton pads that have been soaked in powerful skin-rejuvenating ingredients. True to their name, these masks are often of the full-face variety and are reminiscent of the early hockey masks that goalies (or an infamous 80s film villain) wore.

Most Korean face masks are designed to rest on the curves of your face. While there, the masks infuse their active ingredients into the skin for slightly visible results in a short amount of time. It’s this delivery of skin-smoothing ingredients that have earned Korean face masks their popularity. But despite all the hype, Korean face masks produce only a limited and temporary number of surface benefits and results. Some very important deep-down healing that you need to look your best is beyond the power of even the best Korean face mask.

So what can and can’t Korean face masks do? We’ll address those questions in the next two sections.


As we’ve already mentioned, Korean face masks infuse their active ingredients into your skin. But there’s more to the story than just those active ingredients. In fact, as you’ll see in the last few sections of this article, “active ingredients” are only a very small part of the actual healing. The real power of the Korean face mask lies in its power to lock those active ingredients against your skin.

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