In recent years, face mask has become a must-have in any Korea skincare regimen. Although sheet mask is our all-time favorite for its affordable price and variety of choices, hydrogel mask is definitely gaining the attention of many skincare lovers.
So What is Hydrogel Mask?
The biggest difference between a regular sheet mask and a hydrogel mask is the material that they are made of. Unlike sheet mask which is usually made of cotton, paper or bamboo fiber, hydrogel mask is made of, well, gel, often bio-cellulose.
Regular sheet mask made of cotton, paper or bamboo fiber
Hydrogel mask made of bio-cellulose is clear and has gel-like texture.
Infused with many active ingredients, hydrogel mask is known for its cooling and moisturizing properties. We suggest keeping hydrogel mask in the fridge for extra impact. The gel-like texture prevents rapid evaporation of moistures and infused ingredients, which a common problem of many regular sheet masks, to make sure nutrients fully absorb into the skin. Hydrogel mask is highly effective for dry and dehydrated skin.
For those who’re new to hydrogel mask, there might be a bit of a learning curve. Because of its jelly texture, it’s quite slippery to apply hydrogel mask but practice makes perfect. Once applied correctly, hydrogel mask adheres very well to the skin.
Hydrogel mask is the best way to drench your dehydrated skin with loads of moistures and nourishing ingredients. Here are a few of our favorite hydrogel masks.