The Best Hydrating & Moisturizing Masks in the Market
Do you know our body is made up of more than 50% water, and that our skin is made up of least 60% of H2O?. Water is essential to life! This explains why hydrating and moisturizing is definitely one of the key properties we look for in our facial mask as we try to keep our face hydrated and moisturized. But why and how does having hydrated skin help us? Having hydrated skin helps to plump the skin and improve the skin elasticity, which will otherwise be dry and more fine line and wrinkle-prone, thus making us look older. Imagine leaving the clay out in the sun to dry… yep - not surprising to see it crack. That too is due to the lack of moisture. What we want to achieve is luminous porcelain skin (yes that’s the ethos of our brand!) that is supple and not cracking dry. Also, dry skin can be the cause of some common skin problems e.g., eczema, rashes and even acne! Need another reason to start putting on a moisturizing mask? Well, healthy hydrated skin is able to flush out toxins and able to fend off the environmental aggressors and stressors better. Think of water as the bullet for our face to fight off the free radicals.
So what are you waiting for - these are some of the best hydrating masks we’d recommend:
This silk mask helps to deeply hydrate our face via three key components. First, it contains hydrolyzed collagen that intensively hydrates and improves the skin elasticity by increasing the density of the skin cells. Next, the Sodium Hyaluronate in the mask has the ability to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin and binds itself to water, thereby preventing the moisture from escaping. Lastly, Squalane, which is an emollient helps to also lock moisture into the skin, forming a protective water barrier and thus helping to prevent fine lines. Just like collagen, the amount of squalene in our skin lowers as we grow older, hence some extra help from this mask is an “Oui” for us!
This mask provides an intensive age-defying treatment enriched with retinol and peptides that helps to battle the loss of firmness and elasticity, while rejuvenating your skin. Hyaluronic acid, alongside Vitamin A and C that can be found in the mask also helps to nourish and fortify skin for a younger and more radiant complexion. In addition, the absence of parabens, alcohols, fragrances, colorants, sulphates, phthalates or mineral oils will allow you to mask on with a greater peace of mind.
One of the top Taiwanese brands for face mask, this moisturising facial mask is definitely one of our favourites, not just because it has been featured on 女人我最大 - a popular Taiwan variety show on everything from beauty to fashion, but because the quality of the mask is superb. Made from bio-cellulose, it’s able to better absorb the key ingredients and subsequently irrigate and deliver the goodness of these ingredients right into the dermis, nourishing the skin from within. Because of the material, it is inevitably more expensive than the average paper sheet mask, but we find it a worthy investment. In terms of ingredients, the mask contains large, medium and small molecule hyaluronic acid combined together to hydrate the skin from the deeper layers, achieving supposedly a 30 times penetration and 10 times hydration effect. The mask also contains ceramide, aloe vera and pseudoalteromonas ferment extract that further helps to restore our skin’s moisture and tighten those pores.
Enriched with the DNA of salmon, pearls, oysters, seaweed and other quality natural ingredients like the s-marine jewel and seawater, this is indeed the mask for dehydrated skin. The mask harnesses the power of oceanic energy to help you attain smoother and clearer skin. Spirulina aids in faster cell turnover, thereby allowing your skin to heal faster and ward off free radicals. Plankton extracts that can be found in this sheet mask is high in essential fatty acids and encourages the skin to hold on to moisture, such that your face can stay hydrated for a longer period of time post masking.
A favourite of the Chinese star - Fan Bing Bing who is a self-professed sheet mask lover, this silk mask does not only boost hydrating effects, but it can also help to firm and lift your skin, refine the skin pore, as well as reduce the appearance of wrinkles and signs of ageing. Many also find that it is able to repair skin with acne problems.
The above are some of the best moisturising masks that we strongly advise giving a try. Visit our online store today to browse for more options!