Whether you want to hydrate, illuminate or detoxify your skin, a great sheet mask is the quickest way to breathe life into a tired, lackluster complexion.
Of all the beauty innovations to come from South Korea, sheet masks are undoubtedly the most appealing. While it too must be credited for the introduction to BB creams, 11-step skincare routines and essences, sheet masks are the one beauty trend that has become a must-have item on our bathroom shelves.While it may not necessarily be an everyday staple in your skincare routine the same way, say, a cleanser or SPF might be, there’s no denying that it’s a very beneficial add-on.
However, thanks to the wait-time involved with most sheet masks, they often get overlooked during a busy week. But in our current circumstances, where staying home is not only encouraged but government-enforced, the opportunities to wear a sheet mask (while trying a new recipe, or attending a cameras-off Zoom call) abound. With the ability to moisturise, clarify and brighten, the 10-minute solution can provide skin with some much needed TLC – not to mention a moment to press pause.
But the best sheet masks can do so much more for you than make your skin glow. Take Patchology for example, a skincare brand specialising in sheet and face masks but designed to target a wide range of skincare concerns – and not just for your face, your body too. With a background in medical patch technology, patchology’s intelligent masks and hydrogels deliver potent ingredients straight to your cells without any going to waste so you can get maximum effects with minimal effort.
Though, with so much choice out there, it can be hard to narrow down which face masks is most suited for you. First step: choose your brand. Our go-to? Patchology. Next step: determine your skin type and figure out what is you want from your mask. So
Now with more ways to apply them than ever before—sheet, mud, gel—and tons of sustainable options, it can be hard to determine which one is right for your skin. So whether you’re fighting off a batch of stress-induced blemishes, suffering from a chronic case of dry skin, or simply want to tame your oily complexion, we've rounded up the best sheet masks for every concern.
THE ONE TO TRY IF...
You have dry skin:
Whether it’s the dead of winter or height of summer, the weather doesn’t always play well with our skin. Patchology's Hydrate FlashMasque®5 Minute FacialSheets send in a much-needed surge of moisture to ease the tensions. Traditional sheet masks take up to 20 minutes to work but these masks feature advanced masque material which accelerates delivery of essential ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to improve elasticity and smooth your skin. What's more, it also features Patchology's highly advanced HydraSurge5™ Moisture System which deeply hydrates for even more moisture. Ideal for: Dry skin types or any time skin is fatigued and dehydrated. Use once a week, or as often as needed.
Patchology Hydrate FlashMasque®5 Minute FacialSheets, €5.90, SHOP
You have dark circles:
Every now and then, we could use a little help in the glow department. Brighten your under eyes while correcting the primary causes of discolouration in just 5 minutes with a little help of these FlashPatch® Illuminating Eye Gels from Patchology. Packed with Vitamin C to naturally harmonise skin tone, potent green yea extract to lighten the appearance of dark circles, mulberry extract to illuminate from within and light-catching pearlescent minerals for an instant glow. Ideal for: Tired, dull under eyes. Use daily, before or after normal skincare routine.
Patchology FlashPatch® Illuminating Eye Gels, €11.80, SHOP
You have chapped lips:
Kiss dry lips goodbye with these Patchology FlashPatch Hydrating Lip Gels. They quickly moisturise and soften your pout leaving you with perfectly prepped lips. The Patchology HydraSurge5™ Moisture System features in these lip gels which sends the most powerful moisturising ingredients to your lips faster. Niacinamide, peptides and green tea extract soothe and deliver anti-ageing benefits. Use daily before makeup routine or at night before bed.
Patchology FlashPatch Hydrating Lip Gels, €11.80, SHOP
You have stress-induced blemishes:
If you've ever had a spot arrive the night before or even the day of an important event or special occasion, you know just how hard it is to get rid of a blemish quickly. Patchlology has launched a 3-in-1 blemish fighting kit to tackle even the toughest spots in a hurry. Step one is the Blemish Shrinking Saliciyc Acid Dots that you pop on at the first signs of a breakout. With a potent blend of salicylic acid and tea tree oil, these patches dissolve dead skin cells, and target skin problems before they erupt. Next up is the Pore-Clearing Anti-Blemish Dots. Use these when blemishes pop up and you need next-level pore vacuuming. These patches multi-task, absorbing the impurity while protecting from fidgety fingers. Finally, a Detoxifying Charcoal Nose Strip. Evacuate dirt, excess sebum, and dead skin cells to decongest and minimise the appearance of enlarged pores. Charcoal and Moroccan lave clay act asa magnet for grime, while witch hazel casts an invisibility spell on oil and redness.
Patchology Breakout Box 3-in1 Blemish Fighting Kit, €20, SHOP
You have cracked heels:
Because sheet masks aren't just for the face. Similar to the ones for your face, the Patchology Best Foot Forward Softening Foot Mask are formulated with hydrating oils and extracts, they penetrate deep into rough spots to soften and repair skin. Soak in natural skin conditioners with this ultra-softening, restorative foot mask. The innovative insulated booties help you achieve your ideal level of personal cosiness—using the same technology as spaceblankets—to lock in moisture and refresh hard-working feet in just ten minutes. You’ll emerge with healthier heels and the softest soles. Ideal for rough, dry feet.
Patchology Best Foot Forward Softening Foot Mask, €11.50, SHOP
And as it just so happens, we have teamed up with Patchology to give one lucky Irish Tatler winner the chance to win a €50 hamper filled with Patchology's best-selling sheet masks for not only them, but a friend too!
To be in with a chance to win this exclusive prize, simply answer the following question and submit the form below. Terms and conditions apply. Good luck!
T&Cs apply. Entrants must be 18 years or older. This prize cannot be exchanged for cash and is non-transferrable. Editor's decision is final. Winner will be contacted by email and if they do not respond within a day, a new winner will be selected. Open to residents in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. One entry per person. Prize is subject to availability. Competition closes Friday, February 5th.
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