Whether it’s sheet masks, cushion compacts or watery lotions, Korean beauty trends are cult-worthy products to be lusted after and hoarded in our bathroom cabinets and makeup kits. The latest Korean trend of hydro gel masks can do wonders for almost any skin type, which is really no surprise to us (considering the other genius trends that have originated from this part of the globe). Hydro gel masks, like sheet masks, draw on the similar idea of creating a spa-like ritual in the comfort of your home, however the gel-based material of the masks has a cooling sensation (even better when refrigerated before use) and a better ability for active nutrients to penetrate the skin. Plus, unlike sheet masks, hydro gel masks remain chock full of the ingredients throughout the entire process instead of drying out before you put them on your skin. No matter what your personal skin type or dermal conundrum of the day, we’ve got a hydro gel mask made for you.
Dry and dehydrated skin
After the long, cold winter and dry air both at work and home, your skin could probably use some added moisture. If this sounds like you then the AMOREPACIFIC Moisture Bound Intensive Serum Mask ($35 for two masks) is your skin saviour. Begin by applying the entire ampoule of serum to freshly cleansed skin (but not around your eyes!) and then place the two-piece hydro gel gel mask on your face. Put your feet up and keep the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. Say hello to a stunning, supple complexion courtesy of hydrating bamboo sap, AMOREPACIFIC’s hero ingredient.