The 8 best sheet masks for every skin concern
For when your skin is just as moody as you are
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / December 20 2021
Who doesn’t love a properly decent masking sesh? Dull/uneven skin? There's a mask for that. Wrinkles and fine lines? There's a mask for that. Dehydrated/dry skin? You better believe there's a mask for that too.
Long story short, if you’ve been battling some annoyingly persistent skin issues that even your favourite acne-banishing serum or hydrating serum can’t crack, there’s a skin care mask out there that’ll help. And because they're fun to wear and 'gram (while still delivering brilliant results), we must admit we do have a special place in our skin care-loving hearts for sheet masks.
Whatever mood your skin’s in, and whether you're searching for a mask with hyaluronic acid, peptides, retinol, vitamin C, or a mixture of these ingredient heroes, here are eight of the best face sheet masks in the biz for treating all kinds of concerns.
STARSKIN Silkmud™ Pink French Clay Purifying Liftaway Mud Face Sheet Mask
If you’re over the mess of traditional mud packs, then try this sheet mask on for size. The ultra-thin gauze material of the mask has been soaked in kaolin clay, pink French clay, silk cocoon extract and bentonite clay to simplify the whole process for you. The result? Unclogged pores, a reduction in oil and pimples, and a lack of that tight, dry feeling you usually get after slathering mud masks all over your face.
$17 at Sephora
Olay Regenerist Niacinamide + Collagen Peptide24 Sheet Mask
Glowing skin and niacinamide masks go together like Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively: excellently. Add collagen peptide to your mask mix and you've got skin that will not only be glowing, but also bouncy, plump, and downright dewy. Not to mention this is one sheet mask that legitimately won't fall off your face. It features a tension fit design that will hug your features in all the right places, meaning you can multitask while you mask. Delightful!
$10.99 at Chemist Warehouse
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SEPHORA COLLECTION Matcha Tea Face Mask
If your skin’s in need of a deep clean, then it’s always good to have a few of these budget-friendly masks on hand. While we’re goo-goo over all of the Sephora Collection masks, this matcha tea-infused pick is particularly potent for helping to clear unwanted oil and impurities in the skin.
$7 at Sephora
JOANNA VARGAS Dawn Face Mask
Formulated with gently exfoliating mandelic acid, this luxury skin treatment goes to town resurfacing skin and improving the appearance of texture. The revitalising pick also helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while clearing congested skin too.
$116 at Sephora
KLAIRS Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask
Skin stressed out? This calming K-beauty mask is infused with soothing centella asiatica extract and pore-purifying charcoal to help minimise the chance of impurities, while simultaneously preventing scarring. The ultra-cooling effect of this pick is also a winner at minimising any redness you may be experiencing too.
$5.50 at Adore Beauty
ZitSticka Press Refresh Hydrogel Exfoliating Sheet Mask
If you’re prone to acne or even just the occasional breakout, this is a great mask to keep on hand for those days when your skin decides to throw a tantrum. Formulated with a mixture of AHAs, BHAs, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and allantoin, this hydrogel mask is going to refine texture, minimise the chance for future breakouts and keep skin hydrated too.
$48.99 at Priceline
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast B5 Mask
Sometimes our skin just be thirsty, and that’s okay, because we’re lucky enough to live in a world where vitamin B5 exists. La Roche-Posay Cicaplast B5 Sheet Mask is a vitamin B5-infused mask that utilises the powerful hydrator as well as La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water to hydrate and nourish dry and sensitive skin.
$8.90 at Chemist Warehouse
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask
When your skin needs a treat that’s also a bit healthy, there’s no better option in our opinion than the cult SK-II Facial Treatment Mask (though if we’re strapped for cash you can’t go past these SK-II Sheet Mask dupes). Enriched with pitera (which is rich in micro-nutrients like vitamins, minerals, amino acids and organic acids), skin is left intensely hydrated, clearer, brighter and protected.
$150 at Sephora
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.