Two things get me through the unforgiving chill of winter — soup and sheet masks. To be frank, I can live without the soup, but the sheet mask is what keeps my face from looking like a husk when the temperature takes a dive.
Since sheet masks are not all created equal, here are my top three thirst-quenchers.
1) PAPA RECIPE BOMBEE BLACK HONEY MASK
Use if: your skin is dry and/or acne-prone
Star ingredient(s): Organic Manuka Honey from New Zealand and Propolis Extract. Honey is moisturising and anti-bacterial making it a popular ingredient in Korean skincare.
About the brand: Papa Recipe prides itself on its natural philosophy hence the emphasis on organic content.
Fun fact: As the name suggests, this mask is completely black. Like all sheet masks, it’ll give you the requisite axe-murderer look.
2) LEADERS INSOLUTION AQUARINGER MASK
Use if: your skin is dry and/or tired.
Star ingredient(s): Alpine glacier water.
About the brand: If Papa Recipe is Korea’s hippy dippy honey-lover, Leaders is the mad scientist. Created and tested by dermatologists, the Leaders range is incredibly popular and Insolution Aquaringer is one of their bestsellers.
3) MY BEAUTY DIARY HYALURONIC ACID MOISTURISING MASK
Use if: your skin is dry and/or you have fine lines.
Star ingredient(s): Hyaluronic acid, which moisturises and boosts collagen synthesis, giving both a plumping and hydrating effect.
About the brand: My Beauty Diary is a Taiwanese label that, like Papa Recipe, takes its inspiration from nature. It also has an incredibly loyal following on Reddit.
So there you have it, some sheet masks to get you (or at least your skin) through the bitter cold! If you have your own dry-skin saviours, comment below, and if you want more updates, don’t forget to follow Yeon & Bee on Facebook.