Over a year ago I tried my first sheet mask. I wasn’t overwhelmed by it, but rather amused. It was gooey, kind of cold, but relaxing in some strange way. Afterwards my skin felt great – refreshed. Fast forward to today and the sheet masks have taken the US by storm. Who do we have to thank for these reasonably priced beauty treatments? The South Koreans, of course.
South Korea is absolutely committed to skincare. Their daily skincare routine has 10-12 steps….DAILY. I can’t get my clients to commit to 5!
So what do these sheet masks do and are they for you?
Well, they do a lot – minimize pores, brighten the skin, hydrate, energize and plump fine lines. Sound good? It gets better.
They’re affordable! Masks normally range in price from $3-15 dollars. However, there are some companies that have jumped on the rip-off bandwagon and sell them for up to $150. Not cool or worth it!
Used 1-2 times a week, you can nourish and treat your skin in the comfort of your own home for a reasonable cost.
So where do you get them? Personally, I think Charlotte Cho, founder of Soko Glam, has the best to choose from. According to her website, Charlotte “scours the market, looking for only the best and most popular products to bring to the U.S., personally testing and reviewing every single item that crosses her path”. With over 15 different masks to choose from, she even offers a “7 Day Sheet Mask Challenge Set” to help take the guesswork out of choosing which mask is right for you. Cost $25. I don’t know about you, but challenge accepted Charlotte!
Just when you think this can’t get any better….it does. There is an at-home sheet mask being developed to mimic the MesoGlow facial! Using microneedle patches, the tiny needles are ‘tipped’ with lidocaine and hyaluronic acid (a version of what Restylane and Juvederm are made of). When gently pressed against the skin they penetrate ~0.3mm (about 3 standard pieces of paper). The microneedle tips then soften to become hydrogels which act as dermal fillers that smooth and plump the skin. Effects last ~4 months……WHAT??!! Will I be saying buh-bye to my beloved dermal fillers? Probably not anytime soon.
While the geniuses behind this mask are saying it should be available very soon, I think the FDA might have something to say about that.
So in the meantime, head on over to Soko Glam and order a sheet mask – you’ll love them!
Until next time….