Due to the pandemic, we are unable to visit skincare specialists in person or even pamper ourselves with that long overdue facial. Not only that, our skin is getting more and more sensitive after every mask that we put on (yes, mask acne or MASKNE is real!). Therefore, applying face masks while at home is more important than ever. Here are the best-selling face masks in pharmacies around Korea:
1. BARULAB 7 in 1 Total Solution Black Clay Mask | 10 pcs for 36,000 KRW (around RM 128.20)
One of the hottest pharmacies in Korea – OLIVE YOUNG is having these BARULAB masks flying off their shelves. There is a total of 5 sheets in each pack and using 1 sheet a week is sufficient. What are the 7 you ask? Deep cleaning, moisturising, exfoliating, tightening, improving skin elasticity, shrinking your pores, and brightening, all packed into one mask!
What’s special about this black clay mask is that they are sheet masks, which makes them extremely easy to use. All you have to do is apply it for 30 – 40 minutes, gently take them off, and rinse with lukewarm water. You can easily compare the skin brightening and improved skin texture before and after use. Also, the natural absorption characteristics of clay masks promises truly deep cleaning.
Besides removing dead cells and absorbing waste material inside pores, the mask also removes blackheads and whiteheads. More importantly, you’ll still be able to feel the nourishment and moisture in your skin even after 6 hours of application! After using the masks, all other face care products have an even greater effect on your skin. You’ll even get longer wear times when you apply your foundation or primer right after.
2. CHICOR Hey Mask Set | 10 pcs for 27,000 KRW (around RM 96.20)
Korea’s Shinsegae (New World) Store has come up not just 1, not just 2, but 4 of their private-label masks, each directed at brightening, moisturising, cleansing, and calming, respectively. Not only are the functions attractive, even the price is enticing, giving it a high cost-performance ratio and making it a top choice for your daily mask session!
3. lalavla CHALLANS de PARIS MASQUE de LUNAR PREMIUM | 10 pcs for 49,800 KRW (around RM177.30)
The best-selling mask in lalavla is none other than this face mask! Using 100% organic cotton material, the CHALLANS de PARIS masks is gentle and soft to the touch yet packed with essence. Besides having your face feel much more comfortable after application, its calming effects are also exceptional, helping you overcome any skin redness, dry blemishes, and irritated skin. Not only that, your skin tone will appear more even and rejuvenated.
4. MEDIHEAL Teetree Care Solution Essential Mask | 1 pc for 2,000 KRW (around RM 7.20)
For LOHB, their bestseller would be the MEDIHEAL Teetree Care Solution face mask. Made from environmentally friendly material, their face masks have great aromatic effects for irritated skins, helps improve skin glow, and keeps your skin moisturized for longer periods of time. Not only that, their face masks are known to be exceptionally well at soothing irritations, suitable for those with more sensitive skin. The addition of herb oil made from tea tree leaves and twigs also make it good for overcoming acne.
Not all masks are created the same, so stop buying any and every face mask you see when in Korea. Now that you have read this, the next time you are in Korea with your friends and family, be the mask expert and bring home the masks that Koreans are using the most!