beauty, skincare


favorite korean sheet mask flat lay - too cool for school egg cream mask, oozoo aurora illuminating mask, papa recipe bombee honey mask, innisfree sheet masks, llang on the skin mask sheet

If there’s one thing that made the biggest difference in my skincare, it would be Korean sheet masks. I say specifically Korean sheet masks – maybe it’s because I’m Asian and I think North American companies just don’t do them as well. Plus, they usually cost an arm and a leg (I’m looking at you, Sephora) considering that skincare is something that you need to use consistently to see results. I’ve been using sheet masks routinely for half a year now (…about the same amount of time between this post and the last one), and I can really see and feel a difference in my skin – it’s plumper, smoother, and hydrated. I’ve rounded up my favorite masks – I love them so much that I actually feel nervous when I’m down to the last one!

favorite korean sheet mask flat lay - innisfree sheet masks, on the skin sheet masks

For my everyday sheet masks, I find myself repurchasing Llang On The Skin Mask Sheet and Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask masks (it gets a bit confusing when they have “mask” in the name…?). I use these two or three times a week in the warmer months, and every day to every other day in the cooler months. Both of these go for about a dollar each, and it really helps keep my skin hydrated. The skin on my nose and forehead don’t flake off when I’m using these regularly, and my makeup applies a lot more smoothly without catching into dry patches (because there are none). I don’t notice any real difference between the two brands when it comes to results though, though I feel the Llang ones are a tad more clarifying.

Some of the Innisfree masks contain alcohol, so be mindful and read the ingredients list (it’ll be in the top five) if you’re sensitive to it.

favorite korean sheet mask flat lay - too cool for school egg cream mask, oozoo aurora illuminating mask, papa recipe bombee honey mask

When my skin is being very needy or if I want a pick-me-up from my regular routine, I gravitate towards these masks. They’re more on the mid-end range, retailing for about $2.50 to $3 each. The Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask practically saved my life when I was in Guelph. Guelph water is very hard and made my skin feel dry, itchy, uncomfortable, and all kinds of messed up that my usual skincare lineup, including the everyday masks, couldn’t keep up with. I think the honey extract helped to soothe my skin… and I can’t get over the fact that the honey pot looks like a nipple. I was introduced to the Too Cool for School Hydrating Egg Cream Mask through Samantha Ravndahl – it’s weird saying her full name since I regularly watch her Periscopes and I feel like we’re friends even though we barely know each other? Anyway, it’s my go-to for this category of masks since it does such a fantastic job dealing with dry patches or when my skin is being exceptionally dry. It’s available in Sephora as well, though for a whopping $6; it’s more readily accessible if you’d like to try it out, but I wouldn’t recommend consistently buying from there. Lastly, the Oozoo Aurora Illuminating Mask is a bit gimmicky and fun – pop the little pocket of serum in the ear and press to mix – but it still does its job with providing a ton of hydration. The illuminating part of this mask definitely comes from the serum having shimmer and a pinky tone, though.

Do you use sheet masks? Which ones are your favorites?

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  • Kim

    I definitely like the Innisfree masks! I’ve never had any skin trouble with them, and they’re so easy to use! 😀
    Glad to see you’re back to blogging <3

    • Ideally I’d like to blog once a week! We’ll see where that goes though, haha. I tried the innisfree ones because of you! Honestly I think you jump started my love for sheet masks from that 10 tips post hehehe

  • Love sheet masks in general, but never tried one from Korea! I definitely should since their skincare products are usually amazing 🙂
    Nati xx

    • Definitely pick a few up if you can!

  • I’ve tried the papa recipe honey one before and it’s my favorite sheet mask that I’ve ever tried! I haven’t tried many, but I did try some of the innisfree ones too, and I liked those as well!! I totally agree that the Korean ones are way better too!

    • I think the papa recipe one is my favorite overall! I honestly didn’t expect to see such a huge change in my skin, which is a surprise for the better.

    • I think the papa recipe one is my favorite overall! I honestly didn’t expect to see such a huge change in my skin, which is a surprise for the better. (I don’t know if this posted before, so sorry if I’m replying twice!)

  • i love sheet masks and i feel like i should start using korean ones too. the honey one looks so soooo good.

    • They’re so nice! Definitely treat yourself to a few if you can!

  • Sam

    I’m only recently trying out masks NOT Korean, haha. I haven’t tried any of these though! I know I’ve heard the innisfree ones are good, it’s just a matter of finding them! Same for the Too Cool for School – I’ve seen it on Sephora but I’m cheap and don’t like to pay $6 for a one time thing, you know? Definitely going to check out the other ones though, I’ve never heard of them!

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

    • If we’re still friends (look at me, already making ultimatums) by the time I make a purchase overseas, I can send you a too cool for school mask + a few extras! Before sheet masks I only used the ones in a jar that you have to slather on. It’s kind of nice with the sheet masks to not have to mess around with cleanup after!

      • Sam

        Oh, that would be really cool! I could send you stuff as well 🙂 I know what you mean though, I used up all my sheet masks & was relying on jar ones for a while and I missed the convenience of a sheet mask!

  • I’ve seen that egg mask everywhere – I’m kind of interested in trying it out now! I haven’t used makeup masks as often as I should. I’m going to try more of them once I’ve gone through a bunch of liquid face masks/scrubs!

    Stephanie |

    • I’d like to believe it’s so popular for a reason! Good for you for waiting until trying sheet masks – I find that especially as beauty bloggers, we always tend to buy new things before the old ones are used up.

  • I’ve only tried a few sheet masks, but I love them, even if they’re usually too big for my face! The Egg Cream Mask sounds perfect for my skin, as it needs all the moisture it can get! Will definitely be hunting that down next 🙂

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


  • Wow that’s a lot of sheet masks! When I went to Seoul, I was overwhelmed with how many brands of sheet masks there were. I use the Klairs rich moist sheet masks – fab for keeping skin hydrated and plump 🙂

    Hanh | hanhabelle