Korean Face Masks Worth Trying

skin care

The world of Korean face masks continues to grow by the day.

Gel masks, tea masks, pearl masks, rubber masks, seaweed masks and more have made their way into the Korean skincare market each serving their own purpose in this very competitive industry. Within this wide selection of Korean face masks, there are a select few that have grasped my heart.

Out of the five masks that I have come to use regularly, Nature Republic’s Aqua Collagen Solution Hyaluronic Acid Hydro Gel Mask comes in at number five. The name is complicated, but the purpose of the mask quite simple. This mask can used for moisturizing your skin while the collagen aspect of the product will strengthen your skin’s elasticity. This leads to wrinkle prevention and balancing out oils to keep breakouts at bay.

Next on the list would be MISSHA’s First Treatment Essence Mask. Very much like Nature Republic’s Collagen Mask, this product helps improve elasticity. This can most definitely be used during the drier months of the year, as it absorbs into the skin very well. MISSHA’s mask is a bit pricier and is marked at $7 on SOKO Glam.

This list wouldn’t be anything if there wasn’t a shout out to Tony Moly’s foot mask. Tony Moly’s Shiny Foot Super Peeling Liquid is all about pampering the feet and keeping them feeling fresh and odor-free. As the description on Amazon says, after using this product, you’ll feel the “change to a soft foot.”

Mediheal Korea’s Aquaring Ampoule Essential Mask comes in at number two on my list. Mediheal is fairly new in Korea, but has already made its way to the top of the Korean face mask totem pole. Coming in at $10 on Amazon for a pack of 10 face masks, this mask manages to be kind to our wallets while giving us the moisturizing our skin needs.

At the very top of my list would be Dr. Jart+’s Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution. This is the mother of all masks, hydrating and replenishing the skin like it’s no one’s business. Every time I have used this mask, I have been fully satisfied. My skin feels hydrated for the rest of the day even if I use it the night before. This mask can be found at Sephora for $6.00.

For those looking to keep your skin and feet hydrated this summer, these Korean face masks are the way to go.

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Ji Hyun

Ji Hyun is a New York-based writer. She graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts as a Dramatic Writing major with a concentrate in television writing. She continues to explore her love for sitcoms and Korean culture.