Staff Picks: Sheet masks
Welcome to another new section over here at Project Vanity: Staff Picks! We're a group of beauty addicts who just LOVE discovering new products. We read reviews, browse the shelves, and hopefully find something we can hold on to forever. At Staff Picks, we'll be discussing our favorites per category. Enjoy! ^_^ - Liz, Editor-In-Chief
There are beauty products that make up your day-to-day routine, and then there are beauty boosters reserved for special occasions. When you need to bring out the big guns for a major event or for resuscitating that dreaded hangover face, it’s that secret weapon that rises to the occasion. For the Project Vanity team, sheet masks are the no-brainer choice to amp up our skin-saving cabal. They’re individually-wrapped (hygienic!), travel-friendly, and work their magic in just a short period of time.
Today’s Staff Picks features our top mask choices for a speedy dose of skin radiance!
"I recently discovered the awesomeness of sheet masks over the holidays as I kept making the mistake of falling asleep without washing my face. This caused my skin to become inflamed with tiny bumps and rough patches. I was looking for a quick fix and chanced upon the Etude House I Need You Sheet Mask in Tea Tree. Needless to say, it soothed my troubled face and actually made it soft and smooth. It also doesn't hurt that the mask is very cheap! I'm excited to explore the line and try out other variants!"
"My go-to brand for sheet masks is The Face Shop. Everything I've tried works wonderfully, although my favorite has got to be the Lemon variant. It wakes my skin up, and instantly gives me that brightened and refreshed look. Another one that I've only used once but has made a lasting impression is the Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask. Now you can only buy it as a box of 6, and it's not cheap by any means. But if you have the money, give it a try and you won't be disappointed. It will give you such soft, supple, glowing skin that you'll seriously feel like a Korean Idol afterwards."
"My current favorite mask sheets are Combos Skin Aloe Vera Mask and Skinfood Beauty in a Food Mask in Horse Fat. Combos Skin made my skin look like I had eight hours of sleep when I barely had three, while the Skinfood Horse Fat Mask made my skin healthy. It nourished my skin and I swear, my skin didn't feel like mine after using it. Horse Fat might intimidate some of you guys but it's worth trying!"
"My fave sheet mask is the Leaders Insolution Coconut Bio Mask. For only P148 I feel like my face looks instantly bright and de-stressed! I save the extra serum in the pouch by popping it in the fridge. Even without the sheet the serum in the package actually serves as a fantastic night moisturizer."
"My favorites are Leaders Insolution Coconut Bio Masks in Blueberry and in Orange. To be honest, the Coconut Bio masks are pretty similar to each other and I can't really detect the differences. They all make my skin softer, calmer, and brighter. I haven't attempted to try other brands because Leaders' masks work so well for me and are always generously packed with essence. I really like how well biocellulose clings to the skin too. I followed Liz's tip to save the remaining essence--it works like a charm, and saves me money in the long run as well."
"The Face Shop Real Nature Mask in Blueberry is the first sheet mask I tried, and I've been obsessed over masks ever since. It gave a healthy glow to my usually dull complexion and made it look and feel much smoother. I also love Leaders Insolution Aloe Soothing Skin Renewal Mask, which perfectly moisturizes my dry skin. The remaining essence serves as my nightly moisturizer for about a week!"
"I'm still experimenting with different brands of sheet masks so I don't have a clear favorite. But if I have to name a fave for now, it would have to be the Dermal ones, as I've tried quite a few variants of it and felt satisfied enough to keep repurchasing. So maybe that makes it my favorite?!"
"My current fave is Skin Food's Everday Green Tea Facial Mask. I remember bringing one during my flight and it made my skin firmer and brighter. It also helped my skin combat dryness, which is a common problem during flights."
"I like Etude House’s Vita Complex mask. It’s a steal at P58, and I like that the thicker gel formula doesn’t feel like it would make a mess dripping down my neck or get to my hair. Then I’m always amazed to wake up with supple skin."
What are your favorite sheet masks? We'd love to give them a shot, so make sure to share them below!