It’s the perfect time to boost your hydration game with a sleeping mask. Find a K-beauty option for your skin type below.
The winter is the perfect time to blanket your skin in moisture and no product is more prepared for the job than an overnight mask, or as K-beauty brands call the category, sleeping packs.
Not only do they rejuvenate skin while you sleep so you wake up with a glowing, healthy complexion, but they also shield your skin from moisture-sucking indoor heating at night.
And while sleeping packs may seem best suited for those with dry skin, there are indeed formulas out there that oily and combination skin types will love, too. Here, we share our picks for each skin type.
Made with traditional Korean herbal ingredients, this hydrating mask is a real treat for dehydrated skin.
Black soybean, ginseng, and orchid work together to brighten and boost skin elasticity, so your complexion transforms from dull and dry to bouncy, moisturized, and soft overnight.
Fun fact: Dry and dehydrated skin are not technically the same thing. Dry skin is a skin type that people whose skin produces less oil have, while dehydrated skin occurs when there is a lack of water in the skin, which can happen to anyone, especially during the winter. Dehydrated skin manifests itself as redness, inflammation, and even acne.
You may not need a tidal wave of moisture, but you likely will benefit from a formula that smooths, softens, and calms skin. This lightweight formula is packed with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients that help to heal acne and other sensitivities.
COMBINATION: Enature Birch Juice Hydro Sleeping Pack
This mask is made up of 74% birch sap, an ingredient that retains moisture, evens out the complexion, reduces inflammation, and stimulates cell turnover.
In the Soko Glam reviews, one customer with combination skin called it “liquid gold”, while countless others have praised it for being moisturizing, but not breaking them out. Is there anything more combo skin types can ask for when it comes to a mask? We think not.
With this mask, the name says it all. The cooling gel formula uses pomegranate extract to heal and repair skin, in addition to a roster of calming ingredients like cica and aloe. Sodium hyaluronate (a form of hyaluronic acid) and panthenol also work to hydrate and plump skin.
It’s the perfect mask to unwind with after a long day.
You’d do well with any of the products mentioned above, but because we don’t want you to feel left out, we’ve included a special pick for you too: The Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask. It’s the perfect middle-of-the-road formula for those who aren’t too dry, too oily, or too sensitive.
Plus, it tackles other skin issues that may arise like fine lines and inflammation thanks to its star ingredient, snail mucin.