My Journey into Sheet Masks
At the heart and soul of Korean Beauty products are sheet masks. I’ve been a major skin care junkie for quite a while but those soft, silky, papery masks haven’t always been in my stash. I loved, loved, loved slathering my face with a mud mask, clay mask, or anything in a jar that would promise me “flawless, blemish-free skin.” I went through all the different trends, hit all the different price points, and tried all the different selling platforms. My stash ranged from high end Nordstrom masks to cheap best-selling Amazon mud and clay masks.
I loved going out for hours shopping for skin care and trying new things, and after years of testing out so many different formulas, I came to know my skin very well. I knew what affected it and what worked, as well as what irritated it and wouldn’t use again. I stopped picking out things on a whim or just based on the label and I got into more complicated masks that needed a few ingredients if it meant the best for my face. With every purchase came hours of research. But with school and work, I became busier and busier and I didn’t have the time to run around looking for different add on ingredients, go out and buy them, or clean up the random smears and pieces of hardened clay that fell off my face. I needed a simpler mask that I could throw on for nights when I couldn’t do all the other maintenance required. I was then introduced to Korean Beauty.
At first I wasn’t very attracted to a lot of the products. I had plenty of serums, toners, cleansers, etc. None of that was new to me since I was an avid skin care fan. I had also never heard of it and only used products people swore by or had tons of research and reviews. I had become terrified of messing up my face. Sheet masks specifically, were practically unheard of to me. I had seen a few at random stores but couldn’t bring myself to pick them up without research. So, I never did. I just passed them on the aisles and didn’t bother with a second glance. I finally tried my first sheet mask in college and it happened through Amazon. I loved Amazon since I had less and less time to buy in stores. I was looking for my usual mask pots, excited to see if there was something new I could try and read the countless reviews to see if it might be suitable for my skin. Then off to the side, I see some very colorful packets. I honestly cannot remember what brand they were, but they were definitely Korean. I clicked out of curiosity and read about how convenient they were for one-time use. I was excited. I could come home late from work and not have to worry about a mess or mixing ingredients. I could just go about my routine and throw it on! No chunks would fall off on my couch as I sat down to watch the cooking channel. But before I got too excited, I read the reviews and went through countless websites talking about them. There I was, introduced into the world of Korean Beauty, where one click lead me to ten other new products.
I was honestly confused as to how I had never come across them before. I found masks that had glowing reviews. They were literally these cotton paper things with holes drenched in serum. I thought at first that the serum might be too moisturizing; I was used to drying out my face because of how oily I was. But they had something for EVERY skin concern. If one brand didn’t have it, another did. What really sold me was the price. I could buy packets of 12 for like 15 dollars. I only planned on using them twice a week. So that was only 15 bucks for two months. Meanwhile I was shelling out almost 100 for some of my Nordstrom pots! I placed my first order and waited for them in the mail.
Here comes the “BUT”…
It’s very important to know certain things about sheet masks. They’re not meant to replace your regular masks, I only use them about once a week but still use my regular masks. They’re also best for hydrating and moisturizing, so if you have oily skin, they’re definitely not for everyday use. I loved them though for helping me out on the days I over dried my skin. If I went overboard trying to minimize the oil my skin produced, I ended flaking from dryness. The sheet masks were great to bring back needed hydration.
Back to my order…
It’s safe to say that I was in love with the masks I received. I kept researching brand after brand and fell further into sheet masks and Korean Beauty. We’re currently extending our sheet mask line and the new designs are my favorite! I can’t wait for you all to see them. Whether its your first time trying sheet masks or you’re a die hard fan, check out the ones we have available below and give us your thoughts. If you want a full spa day, try one of our 3-Step Complete Facial Kit (featured above and video on this coming next week!)