18 Best Korean Face Masks to Get Clear and Dewy Complexion

by Sofia Kim and Claudia Tan
LIFESTYLE  |  July 02, 2018
  • Bid dull and uneven complexion goodbye with these Korean face masks that guarantee smooth and supple skin.
    1 / 19 Bid dull and uneven complexion goodbye with these Korean face masks that guarantee smooth and supple skin.

    We envy the South Koreans for their plump, dewy and moist complexions. The key step to achieving that? By constantly hydrating your skin and pumping it with sufficient moisture. While using a toner and serum that targets dehydrated skin is important, one great way to level up your regime is by using facial masks. Whether an overnight sleeping one or a sheet mask, they give your skin an intense boost of moisture so it looks fresher, healthier and more luminous. To help you get started, we picked out the best hydrating Korean face masks you need to try out.

    (Also Read: “I’ve Been Using A Face Mask Every Day For The Last Three Years!”)

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  • Aprilskin Real Calendula Peel Off Pack ($23 for 100g)
    2 / 19 Aprilskin Real Calendula Peel Off Pack ($23 for 100g)

    Calendula comes with antibacterial properties that help clear skin and prevent acne breakouts. Aprilskin’s Real Calendula Peel Off Pack is formulated with real calendula extract. It’s easy to use and helps to detox and purify your skin by removing dead skin cells and absorbing excess sebum. Simply leave it on for 30 minutes and peel if off after. It’s super satisfying to watch it come off.

    Available at selected Guardian stores

    Photo: Aprilskin

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  • Caolion Magic Black Powder Rejuvenating Mask ($65 for 50g)
    3 / 19 Caolion Magic Black Powder Rejuvenating Mask ($65 for 50g)

    This face mask is perfect for those with dull, dry and sensitive skin. It is formulated with lemon peel oil and walnut shell oil to brighten and rejuvenate your skin. Spread a generous amount on your face before going to bed and rinse off in the morning. You will wake up to nourished and moisturised skin. Plus, you get to streamline your morning skincare routine as you can give your facial cleanser a miss after rinsing off this mask.

    Available at www.sephora.sg 

    (Also read: These Hydrating Overnight Masks Will Give You Smooth Skin By The Next Morning)

    Photo: Caolion

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  • Yehwadam Pure Brightening Mask ($9.90)
    4 / 19 Yehwadam Pure Brightening Mask ($9.90)

    Spot treat your problem areas with the Yehwadam Pure Brightening Mask. This two-step face mask comes with four essence patches for targeted treatment and a mask sheet that goes over. The essence patches will be completely absorbed by your skin after 10 to 20 minutes. We love how this multi-tasking mask effectively treats blemishes and brightens our skin at the same time.

    Available at The Face Shop stores

    (Also read: 11 Skincare Products to Brighten Your Dull Skin Instantly)

    Photo: Yehwadam

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  • Innisfree Green Tea Seed Sleeping Mask ($22 for 80ml)
    5 / 19 Innisfree Green Tea Seed Sleeping Mask ($22 for 80ml)

    This sleeping mask works to deliver hydration and restore your skin’s pH levels overnight. Fret not, it is not sticky or greasy and will sit on your face comfortably while you snooze. Rinse off in the morning and your skin will feel soft and dewy.

    Available at Innisfree Singapore stores.

    Photo: Innisfree

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  • Aprilskin Rose Water Modeling Mask ($8 for 55g)
    6 / 19 Aprilskin Rose Water Modeling Mask ($8 for 55g)

    This face mask comes with an element of DIY and fun. It contains a spatula for you to mix the contents together to get a pink, jelly-like texture that sits comfortably on your face. It is infused with hydrating rose water that smells amazing and penetrates deep into your skin to soothe irritation and moisturise. Tip: Share a pack with your girlfriend as there is more than enough for one person.

    Available at selected Guardian stores

    (Also read: 6 Rose-Infused Skincare Products For A More Radiant Complexion)

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  • Blithe Blue Zone Marine Intensive Maks Abalone ($46 for a box of eight)
    7 / 19 Blithe Blue Zone Marine Intensive Maks Abalone ($46 for a box of eight)

    Infused with abalone extract (which is packed with minerals, proteins and amino acids), hyaluronic acid and the hydrating ingredient biosccharidegumone, this intensely moisturises skin and soothes sensitivity.

    Available at www.sephora.sg

    Photo: Blithe

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  • The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Soo Hydrating Overnight Mask ($72 for 100ml )
    8 / 19 The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Soo Hydrating Overnight Mask ($72 for 100ml )

    This lightweight mask promotes blood circulation for better nutrient delivery across skin cells, as well as cools skin’s temperature and acts as a shield to prevent moisture loss.

    Available at Tangs at Tang Plaza, Tangs Vivocity and Takashimaya

    Photo: The History of Whoo

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  • Su:m 37 Water-Full Radiant Hydrating Mask ($135 for a box of 10)
    9 / 19 Su:m 37 Water-Full Radiant Hydrating Mask ($135 for a box of 10)

    This has both hydrating and whitening benefits and is said to boost skin’s moisture levels, radiance and elasticity. It has three main ingredients:  Aqua Ferm (to keep skin hydrated), Aqua Light (it consists of precious truffle-derived yeast extract and Western medicinal herbs to suppress melanin production) and Poria Light (to firm and plump skin).

    Available at Tangs at Tang Plaza, Tangs Vivocity and Isetan Tampines

    Photo: Su:m37

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  • Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask ($72 for a box of five)
    10 / 19 Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask ($72 for a box of five)

    Formulated with the brand’s skin-rebalancing formula Jaum Balancing Complex and its First Care Activating Serum EX, this effectively hydrates, soothes and balances skin for a healthier-looking complexion. Its micro net radiance sheet allows the active ingredients to penetrate into the deeper layers of skin quicker.

    Available at Sulwhasoo stores and counters at leading departmental stores

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  • May Coop Raw Sheet ($49 for a box of six)
    11 / 19 May Coop Raw Sheet ($49 for a box of six)

    If you have tired skin, this is the mask you need. This unbleached cotton sheet mask is soaked in a rich serum that quickly sinks into skin to deliver hydrating maple water for a fresher and plumper complexion.

    Available at Tangs, Escentials and  www.zalora.sg 

    Photo: May Coop

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  • Mamonde Enriched Nutri Sleeping Mask ($28 for 100ml)
    12 / 19 Mamonde Enriched Nutri Sleeping Mask ($28 for 100ml)

    With a gel cream texture, this overnight sleeping mask contains tiny beads of evening primrose oil (to treat dehydrated skin) that bursts and disappears once applied, releasing the ingredient onto your skin.

    Available at Mamonde stores and www.sephora.sg 

    Photo: Mamonde

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  • Laneige White Dew Vita Capsule Sleeping Mask ($28 for eight capsules)
    13 / 19 Laneige White Dew Vita Capsule Sleeping Mask ($28 for eight capsules)

    The key ingredient in the sleeping mask? The brand’s Sleep-Melatox Technology that contains green tea and pomegranate extract. The former helps to purify skin as you sleep and also aids autophagy – a process that breaks down melanin residue in the cells overnight, resulting in clearer and brighter skin. The latter provides antioxidants for the skin to rejuvenate and recuperate and acts as a defense mechanism against oxidative stress in skin cells.

    Available at Laneige stores and counters at leading departmental stores

    Photo: Laneige

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  • Innisfree Coconut Bio-Cellulose Mask (Hydrating) ($5.50)
    14 / 19 Innisfree Coconut Bio-Cellulose Mask (Hydrating) ($5.50)

    Developed with a naturally-derived sheet made from fermented coconut, this bio-cellulose mask is made of witch-hazel water, coconut water and coconut oil to moisturise skin.

    Available at Innisfree stores

    Photo: Innisfree

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  • Erborian Bamboo Waterlock Mask ($49 for 100ml)
    15 / 19 Erborian Bamboo Waterlock Mask ($49 for 100ml)

    This refreshing aqua gel mask is enriched with a unique complex of bamboo sap and fibres to leave skin feeling smooth, hydrated and plump. It can also be used as a rinse-off hydro-plumping mask or a moisturising leave-on treatment.

    Available at www.sephora.sg 

    Photo: Erborian

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  • Dr. Jart+ Rubber Mask Moist Lover ($18)
    16 / 19 Dr. Jart+ Rubber Mask Moist Lover ($18)

    This two-step mask comprises an intensive care ampoule and a rubber sheet mask. The former targets dehydrated skin while the latter prevents the active ingredients from evaporating to ensure maximum efficacy. Bonus: the mask has soothing properties to calm irritated skin.

    Available at www.sephora.sg 

    Photo: Dr. Jart+

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  • Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Kit 1’s ($6.90 per piece)
    17 / 19 Cosrx One Step Moisture Up Kit 1’s ($6.90 per piece)

    This kit comes with a low pH gel cleanser to remove makeup and dirt while balancing skin’s pH levels. It also contains two of the brand’s Moisture Up Pads that hydrates and exfoliates skin. Lastly, it consists of the Holy Moly Snail Mask to further lock in moisture.

    Available at selected Watsons and www.mybeautymoments.com

    Photo: Cosrx

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  • Caolion Freshly Hydro Sheet Mask ($55 for a box of six)
    18 / 19 Caolion Freshly Hydro Sheet Mask ($55 for a box of six)

    Great for all skin types, this jelly-like hydrogel mask locks in moisture for immediate and long-lasting hydration, while natural prunus mume water and chitosan purifies, calms and restores the skin’s natural strength.

    Available at www.sephora.sg 

    Photo: Caolion

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  • Laneige Water Bank Double Gel Soothing Mask ($34)
    19 / 19 Laneige Water Bank Double Gel Soothing Mask ($34)

    Formulated with hydro ion mineral water, which is infused with six ionised moisturising minerals that help to regulate skin moisture, this deeply penetrates into skin to lower its temperature, soothe flushed skin and keep it soft and supple for hours.

    Available at Laneige stores and counters at leading departmental stores

    Photo: Laneige

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