Korean Face Mask Comparison Megapost

Korean Face Mask Comparison Megapost!!!

Here is the megalist of all the face masks (AKA sheet masks in Korea) that I’ve been using the past year-ish.

I apologize that the identification categories aren’t universally standardized — I kept adding things on as I went along!

Quick tip on using face masks:

Those who put them on almost every day, limit your mask use to clear and light essence types.

Although there is a very prevalent trend of 1 mask per day, I highly advise against putting face masks on every single day. I’ve done it, and my skin later became so sensitive after around 3 months of everyday face mask use. Don’t get me wrong, my skin looked amazing before it went berserk during those 3 months. However, once it decided it was receiving too much nutrients, there was little I could do for about a 6 month period. Use at your own risk!

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The Missha Pure Source face masks I’ve used are the types above. Although the masks weren’t old by any means,

please keep in mind that Missha has updated the product above and it may no longer be similar to the one I’ve been using.

Missha Pure Source Cell Sheet Mask (Red Ginsang)

Creamy essence, little liquid quantity

Microfiber feel

Medium thickness

Smaller sized

Fast drying

Rich feeling, minimal Ginsang fragrance

Production company: Able C&C

Average, will repurchase

Missha Pure Source Cell Sheet Mask (Shea Butter)

Creamy essence, little liquid quantity

Microfiber feel

Medium thickness

Smaller sized

Fast drying

Rich feeling, smells like white chocolate

Production company: Able C&C

Average, will repurchase

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Missha Herb in Nude

One of my favorites, the ultra-thin face mask allows maximum contact without any air bubbles or spots like beside the eyes or nose that doesn’t cover. Fragrance is on the strong side.

Clear liquid, abundant liquid quantity

Material – ?

Thinnest ever

Smaller sized

Takes a long time to dry

Very hydrating

Exceptional, will repurchase

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illi Real Cotton Yuja Mask (Moisture)

Clear liquid, average quantity

Cotton

Thick

Big mask

Average drying

Mild fragrance, moisturizing but light. Need to follow up with lotions, oils, or creams

One of my most preferred everyday face masks, although it’s nothing spectacular.

Will repurchase

illi Camellia Oil Nutrition Mask (Intensive Moisture)

near-clear liquid, average+

Cotton-like

Thick

Big mask

Average drying

Mild nutty fragrance, moisturizing, not greasy or overwhelming. Dry skin may need to follow up with additional moisturizer.

Production company: (주)제닉

Average, might repurchase

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Organia Skin Lightening Snail Mask

Hubby bought a bundle of Snail Masks while we were in Korea from a Korean wholesaler that’s similar to Costco. So we had quite a few of these to go through.

Clear liquid, completely liquid (not viscous), little liquid quantity

Felt texture

Medium thickness

Fast  drying

Mild cucumber-y fragrance, alcohol smell

Production company: White Cospharm co. ltd

Not a fan, probably won’t repurchase (unless hubby wants it again)

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Mamonde Soothing Flower Essence Mask (Lotus)

Clear essence, runny

Felt texture

Medium thickness, abundant liquid

Medium Drying

Overall Impression strong scented

Production company: (주)아우딘퓨쳐스

Average, might repurchase

Mamonde Moisturizing Flower Essence Mask (Rose)

milky essence, runny

soft cloth-type sheet

Medium thickness, abundant liquid

Average size

Average Drying

Nice strong rose scent

Production company: (주)아우딘퓨쳐스

Average, might repurchase

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Aritaum Fresh Power Essence Mask (Mugwort – soothing)

Clear liquid, average amount

Felt texture

Average thickness

Average size

Average drying

Mild cucumber type fragrance. Moisturizing.

Production company: (주)이미인

Average, might repurchase

Aritaum Fresh Power Essence Mask (Aloe – Cooling, soothing)

Clear liquid, average amount

Felt texture

Average thickness

Average size

Average drying

Mild cucumber type fragrance. Moisturizing.

Production company: (주)이미인

Average, might repurchase

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Primera Lotus Flower Seed Extract

Clear Essence, runny

Felt texture

Below average amount of liquid

Medium Thickness

Average size

Slow drying

Herbal scent

Not too dry or rich

Production company: (주)이미인

Pretty good, might repurchase

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Lirikos Marine Energy Aqua Wrapping Mask

Clear, thick liquid, abundant amount

Webbed cotton feel

Medium thickness

Takes forever to dry

Mild fragrance

Production company: (주)이미인

Average, might repurchase

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Hera Cell Essence Mask

Clear? Average amount of liquid

Soft cotton-type

Medium sized

Long to dry

Hydrating, however not very moisturizing. Follow up with an oil-type moisturizer recommended

Pretty good, will repurchase

Production company: AmorePacific

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Sulwhasoo Innerise Complete (Yeomin) Mask

Clear liquid

Extremely thin gel type

Medium sized, 2pc

Does not dry

Hydrating, however the mask was too difficult to put on due to the extreme thinness. Follow up with oil-type moisturizer recommended.

Production company: AmorePacific

Decent, might repurchase. Not sure if effects justify cost

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My Beauty Diary (Black Pearl Mask)

Although I’ve used most of their products, the one I’ve used most recently is Black Pearl.

Clear liquid, average amount

Slightly larger sized

Thin felt type

Rose scent

Does not dry

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MEDIHEAL D:NA Proatin Mask

Milky gel type essence

Abundant liquid

Microfiber type

Mild scent

Smaller sized, can cover lips

Very moisturizing

Slow to dry

Pretty good, might repurchase

(I prefer lighter mask types, but this might be good for intense moisture supply during winter)

Production company: Cosmax

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Sum 37 Secret Programming Mask

Milky Gel Type

Abundant Liquid

Dense microfiber cotton type

Larger sized

Herb-like classic Sum 37 secret essence scent

Slow to dry

Silicon feel after drying

Production company: LG

As an avid Sum 37 fan, it hurts me to say that I probably won’t repurchase.

Sum 37 White Award Luminous Mask

Milky gel type essence

Abundant liquid

Dense microfiber type

Larger sized, 2pc

Herb-like classic Sum 37 secret essence scent

Average drying speed

Silicon feel after drying

Production company: LG

I like this more than the Secret Programming Mask contrary to popular opinion.

Summary

All the face masks on this list fared okay in my opinion. After a near decade of buying and putting on face masks religiously, I’d like to pride myself in no longer buying crappy face masks! Overall, there aren’t many terrible Korean face masks in the later years.

These days, what makes me like or dislike a facemask the most is it’s texture. I dislike felt-type the most because of it’s porous texture. Felt-type is most common among “road shop” face masks. I prefer clear, light essence types as mentioned before — but I don’t mind spoiling myself with intensive masks every now and then. I was so looking forward to liking Sum 37’s face mask line, but I really dislike the silicone feel I get afterwards.

That’s about it folks!

 

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