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10 Best Korean Masks in the Philippines 2023 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Dermatologist

If your skin needs an extra dose of hydration, you would do well to turn to Korean masks for help. Korean skincare has definitely taken the world by storm, and for good reason. They have a solution for every skin problem! Whatever type of skincare mask you choose, your skin will feel the extra love.


These masks come in so many variants and formulations that you might find it hard to pick one. No worries—our buying guide can show you how to narrow down your options! We even asked board-certified dermatologist Dr. Katrina Erika Habaluyas Luz for her comments and tips! Read on and find your way to exquisite skin! 

Last updated 07/14/2023
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Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz is the face behind Ask Your Derma. She is a board-certified dermatologist in Metro Manila. She is also an educator and digital creator on all things skin, hair, and nails. She is a Diplomate of the Philippine Dermatological Society and offers online video consultations. You can also catch her on her Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube channel.

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Benefits of Korean Masks

Benefits of Korean Masks

Korean masks are the inexpensive and mini-version of a spa facial. In the comfort of your home, you can give yourself some much-needed self-care that won’t break the bank. For a fraction of the total cost of a luxury facial treatment, you can exfoliate, moisturize, and rejuvenate your skin


The secret in the power of Korean masks to deliver nourishing benefits lies in its ability to lock in the moisture and nutrients that your skin needs.  The essence or serum won't evaporate into the air quickly; instead, it stays on your skin and releases the nutrition and hydration you need. The result —even skin tone and firmer, younger-looking skin!

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Essentially, Korean masks act as an occlusive barrier that can potentially increase the water content of the skin. They typically are incorporated with active ingredients that address particular skin concerns with the added benefit of allowing them to act as a barrier and sealant.

However, remember that not all masks are created equal. Facial masks have different types depending on what material they're made of and, consequently, how they are used—from sheet masks, peel‐off masks, rinse‐off masks, to hydrogels. Each of these has different pros and cons for specific skin types depending on the ingredients used as well.

How to Choose a Korean Mask - Buying Guide

Here are some key points to consider:


  1. Look for ingredients that can target your skin concerns.
  2. Pick the type of mask that fits your lifestyle and skin goals.
  3. For sheet masks, choose a material that feels comfortable on your skin.

For more detailed information, read through our buying guide below.

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Look for Ingredients That Can Target Your Skin Concerns

Every mask is formulated differently. Before you get one, you first need to know what your skin type is and what ingredients will get you the best results. There are so many ingredients involved in Korean skincare, but here are a few to guide you.

Hydrating Ingredients Like Ceramides and Glycerin are Best for Dry Skin

Hydrating Ingredients Like Ceramides and Glycerin are Best for Dry Skin

Korean masks designed for dry skin contain hydrating ingredients. Examples of these are ceramides, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, panthenol, shea butter, and allantoin. Antioxidants are also important to soften dry skin. They can also help replenish lost nutrients so that you can get back the natural glow and radiance that you want. Vitamins C and E contain such nutrients to rejuvenate tired and dull skin.


Collagen loss is another factor that contributes to dry and dull skin, especially since we lose collagen as we age. Thus, some Korean masks use collagen in their formulations to firm up, strengthen, and energize stressed or aging skin.  

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

For dry skin, sheet masks can provide immediate hydration primarily as it acts as an occlusive barrier that may increase the water content of the skin. Look for masks incorporated with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid! Hyaluronic acid acts as a great humectant that binds water and offers hydration to the skin. 


Remember, though, that hyaluronic acid comes in different molecular sizes. Larger HA molecules cannot penetrate into the skin. Thus, they sit on top of the skin and provide hydration only at the surface. Smaller HA molecules can penetrate deeper into the skin (though only into the epidermis). A facial mask incorporated with hyaluronic acid used twice to thrice a week can be a beneficial add-on.

Oily Skin Calls for Oil-Control Ingredients Like Kaolin Clay and Tea Tree

Oily Skin Calls for Oil-Control Ingredients Like Kaolin Clay and Tea Tree

If you have oily skin, chances are that you tend to struggle with pimples or acne, as well as that pesky shine that appears on your skin as the day goes on. To help address these, you need to invest in masks that have oil control properties.


Check for ingredients like kaolin clay, niacinamide, tea tree, charcoal, and witch hazel, all of which help regulate oil production. Thanks to their anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, your skin can be rid of impurities, excess oil, and skin debris.


And don’t forget that oily skin also needs its dose of moisture. You’ll do better with lightweight ingredients that won’t clog your pores and trigger another bout of acne. You can reap the great hydrating benefits of ingredients like snail mucin and bamboo water, and still enjoy a shine-free day.

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

When your skin is overproducing natural oils, this might mean you have an oily skin type. You might think it doesn’t make sense to apply a mask, but in fact, your oily skin could be a cry for hydration. Sometimes your glands go on overdrive producing more oils than normal because it’s dehydrated, or you’ve stripped your skin from all its natural oils.

For oily skin, water-based ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin make good choices. Hyaluronic acid is a component of the skin that naturally decreases with age. Topical forms of HA hydrate the skin but also aid in skin healing and soothes inflammation. Glycerin is another good choice as it draws in water from the deeper layers of the skin, keeping the skin hydrated.

Calming Ingredients Like Aloe Vera and Oatmeal Soothe Sensitive Skin

Calming Ingredients Like Aloe Vera and Oatmeal Soothe Sensitive Skin

People with sensitive skin tend to react quickly to chemicals and allergy triggers in products. They may develop redness, rashes, or a stinging and burning feeling. If you are one of them, you need to steer clear of products that contain parabens, sulfates, and fragrances.


Calming ingredients like aloe vera, honey, and oatmeal show up a lot in Korean masks designed for sensitive skin. Natural extracts like chamomile and calendula also go a long way in soothing redness and inflammation.

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

For those with sensitive skin, extra caution should be employed when it comes to using facial masks as they may be more prone to irritation. Remember, sheet masks are occlusive, and occlusion may increase contact time with a sensitizer.

Usually, good options may include Centella Asiatica (which calms down inflammation and improves skin hydration), panthenol (which acts as a humectant and anti-inflammatory), and aloe vera (which acts as a humectant and anti-oxidant and accelerates healing).

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Pick the Type of Mask That Fits Your Lifestyle and Skin Goals

There are several different types of masks to choose from, depending on what your goals are, and also how it fits into your lifestyle. Here, we will discuss the  most commonly-used types of Korean masks. 

Sheet Masks Can Be Used at Any Time of the Day

Sheet Masks Can Be Used at Any Time of the Day

A sheet mask is literally a mask that you put on your face, complete with holes for your eyes and nose. It may come in different materials like fiber, cotton, and more, all of which we will discuss later. Sheet masks work as an occlusive. They soak your skin with a mixture of nourishing ingredients, and at the same time prevent moisture from evaporating. 


You can do this routine daily if you have the time, and it takes only about 10 to 20 minutes. It is not recommended to leave a sheet mask on for longer than that because once the mask dries up, it can actually start to absorb moisture out of your skin, defeating the purpose for which it was used.  

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

A sheet mask is one of the older types of face masks. They usually differ based on the variety of fabrics it is made out of as well as the different ingredients that are incorporated into it. You can choose to use it in the morning to keep your skin nice and hydrated throughout the day or at night to lock in the moisture after applying the steps in your skincare routine.

Sleeping Masks Give Overnight Benefits

Sleeping Masks Give Overnight Benefits

If you’re a busy person and prefer doing your mini-facial overnight while you sleep, then a sleeping mask is your best bet. Sleeping masks are creams that come in a jar or a tube, and you slather it on your face before going to bed.


This is not to be confused with night creams, though. Masks are not meant to replace your regular moisturizer. Instead, they are designed to be used as adjuncts or extras. Sleeping masks are packed with ingredients to address specific skin concerns, so you need to know the formulation of a mask before purchasing it.

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Sleeping masks, aka sleeping packs or leave-on masks, are basically like a pepped-up night cream! They typically contain active ingredients that address particular skin concerns with the added benefit of allowing them to act as a barrier and sealant (since you typically don't rinse them off). It would be a good idea to patch test, especially if you're a sleeping mask newbie! You wouldn't want to wake up with irritated skin!

Wash-Off Masks Are Great for Exfoliation

Wash-Off Masks Are Great for Exfoliation

Wash-off masks, as the name indicates, are applied on the face and left on for a specific time. After your skin has soaked up all the goodness in the mask, you can then wash it off with just water. Most products don’t need a cleanser to wash it off, unless specified by the manufacturer.


This type is great for exfoliating skin to get it soft and glowing again. There are also formulations for different skin types, so make sure you look for ingredients that match your skin type or concerns.

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

On the other end of the spectrum, we have wash-off or rinse-off masks, which also have a variety from cleansing, moisturizing, toning, exfoliating, or even mud masks. They typically serve their purpose by delivering the ingredients onto your skin for a specified time then you can wash them off right after. A patch test would also be wise for this one, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Peel-Off Masks Can Be Customized and Used on Specific Areas

Peel-Off Masks Can Be Customized and Used on Specific Areas

This type is a wonderful choice for removing dirt, impurities, and blackheads. You simply spread it all over your face or just apply a dollop on a targeted area, then let it dry for 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the product specification. Once it has dried down, you can gently peel off the mask – an oddly satisfying experience.


This is ideal for people with combination skin because they can just apply the product to the problem areas of their face, which is typically the T-zone. They can even customize their masks this way, applying a formulation for oily skin on the T-zone, and a dry or normal skin formulation on the rest of their face.

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Peel-off masks have gained some interest, particularly for removing impurities from the skin. These kinds of masks form this film-like layer on the skin which can easily be peeled off.

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For Sheet Masks, Choose a Material That Feels Comfortable on Your Skin

The materials of a sheet mask determine how long it can retain moisture, and how soft it feels on your skin. Some might feel more lightweight and breathable than others. You might have to try different brands before you can decide which one feels right for you.

Cotton and Microfiber Masks are the Most Affordable

Cotton and Microfiber Masks are the Most Affordable

This is the most commonly-used type of material in Korean sheet masks, perhaps because the raw materials are very affordable, and manufacturers can sell them at a lower cost for the consumer. Cotton and microfiber sheets can hold a lot of the formulation in it and they are thicker, so they won’t easily rip as you put them on.

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Cotton and microfiber masks are some of the more common materials used in Korean masks. A microfiber mask is usually made of a thin fiber that functions to provide hydration and may provide a dewy glow, albeit temporarily. In general, this makes a good option for all skin types.

Hydrogel Masks Are Packed With Hydration

Hydrogel Masks Are Packed With Hydration

Hydrogel masks are very unique in their feel. Because it is made of jelly, a hydrogel mask contains only the essence of the product, which means that it is 100% water-soluble. Thus, once you put it on, it will absorb the warmth of your skin and start to melt slightly. It feels really cool and refreshing on the skin, so it’s great to use on especially hot days when your skin is craving a drink.


However, they are a bit difficult to apply because of their gel-like consistency. They tend to be slippery, so it could drip a bit if you move around while you have it on.

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Hydrogel masks typically are made up of a network of polymers composed of ~80% water and ~20% gel enabling them to provide hydrating, cooling, and soothing effects to the skin.

Cupra Masks Feel Like Cotton

Cupra Masks Feel Like Cotton

If you like the feel of cotton but are worried about its impact on the environment, you’ll like this material. It is derived from cotton, so what you’ll get is a mask made from short fibers of a raw cartoon


However, it is softer and thinner, and would have a shorter biodegrading time than regular cotton. In terms of moisture retention and absorption, it has almost the same quality as a microfiber sheet mask. 

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Cupra masks are marketed as a more environmental-friendly option since it's made from so-called “cotton linter” or fibers left behind after processing raw cotton.

Tencel Masks and Eco-Friendly and Feel Like Silk

Tencel Masks and Eco-Friendly and Feel Like Silk

Tencel masks are made of fiber that is naturally-derived from trees. Thus, it is highly biodegradable and eco-friendly. The color is a white or light cream color that is almost transparent. Because of its sheerness, it feels like silk on your skin. Despite its lightweight structure though, it can hold a tremendous amount of serum or essence. 

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Tencel masks are also marketed as another more environment-friendly option as it is naturally derived from trees.

If You Want Good Sticking Power, Go for Biocellulose Masks

If You Want Good Sticking Power, Go for Biocellulose Masks

Biocellulose material is made out of something totally unexpected - fibers from good bacteria. But don’t worry, it’s not as icky as it sounds! It actually feels like a second skin because it’s a very thin layer of jelly.


Because of its excellent adhesion to the skin, you don’t have to worry about it falling off when you move. In fact, you can even do other tasks around the house while keeping it on. This one is great for multi-taskers. It’s also a very eco-friendly option since it takes only a short time to biodegrade. No worries about adding on to more waste!

Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz

Biocellulose is one of the more interesting masks that has attracted interest in the skincare industry. Interestingly, it is made out of a natural polymer synthesized by certain bacteria


It is known for its hydrophilicity (aka water-loving capabilities) and ability to provide a protective barrier that helps reduce discomfort on the skin. They act as effective delivery systems of active compounds that exert different beneficial effects onto the skin too.

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10 Best Korean Masks to Buy Online

The products we introduce below were carefully curated by the mybest team, from the best-sellers of E-commerce sites like Lazada, and using the points mentioned in our detailed and thoroughly researched buying guide.
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COSRX

Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask

COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask 1枚目

Fight Dryness With Nourishing Rice Extracts and Sunflower Oil

2

Mediheal

N.M.F. Aquaring Moisturising Ampoule Mask EX

Mediheal N.M.F. Aquaring Moisturising Ampoule Mask EX 1枚目

A Powerful Combination of Moisturizers in One Mask

3

Laneige

Water Sleeping Mask

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask 1枚目

Wake Up to Radiant and Refreshed Skin

4

Skinfood

Black Sugar Mask Wash Off

Skinfood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off	 1枚目

Reveal Supple Skin With a Fusion of Black Sugar and Moisturizing Ingredients

5

Dear Klairs

Rich Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask

Dear Klairs Rich Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask 1枚目

Packed With 5 Types of Ceramides

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Dr. Jart

Rubber Facial Mask

Dr. Jart Rubber Facial Mask 1枚目

Great for Restoring Elasticity

7

Innisfree

Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 1枚目

A Multi-Action Solution to Skin Issues

8

Benton

Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack

Benton Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack 1枚目

Delivers Immediate Relief for Irritated Skin

9

Nature Republic

Real Nature Chamomile Mask

Nature Republic Real Nature Chamomile Mask 1枚目

Eliminates Redness and Provides Hydration

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Leaders

Mediu Amino Pore-Tight Mask

Leaders Mediu Amino Pore-Tight Mask 1枚目

Controls Oil Production and Reduces Pores

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No.1

COSRXUltimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask

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Reference price
From ₱567
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From ₱567

Fight Dryness With Nourishing Rice Extracts and Sunflower Oil

If you've had one too many late nights, it will definitely show up in your skin. This rice mask can be one of your best friends. Formulated with 65% rice extract, it delivers intense hydration and brightens skin tone to rejuvenate your skin. 


Let the sunflower seed oil nourish and moisturize your tired skin overnight. The niacinamide is another great addition to the essence to help restore glow.  The product glides onto the skin and is easily absorbed, so you'll barely know it's there. 


This product is always on the lists of the best Korean masks, and users rave about the plumper and clearer skin they get. They love the lightweight and cooling feel upon application, and the refreshed feeling when they wake up.

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No.2

MedihealN.M.F. Aquaring Moisturising Ampoule Mask EX

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From ₱54

A Powerful Combination of Moisturizers in One Mask

With so many environmental factors that agitate our skin, it's no wonder that we often have to deal with issues like dry, stressed, and rough skin. This mask is infused with a cocktail of moisturizing ingredients like sodium hyaluronate, rose water, and aloe leaf water to quench dry and thirsty skin. 


It also has allantoin and trehalose to give your skin a tightening and lifting effect. Witch hazel helps to soothe skin irritation and eliminate rough patches. The bamboo cellulose material makes it feel like a second skin, and this is one of the things that users love most about it. 


This product is packed with nutrients not just to boost hydration, but to restore your skin's youthful glow as well. And there's quite a generous amount of essence in the mask, too. All of these plus points add up to give you a result of baby-soft skin even after several hours!

No.3

LaneigeWater Sleeping Mask

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From ₱790

Wake Up to Radiant and Refreshed Skin

Is your skin feeling parched? Give it an intense dose of moisture with this sleeping mask from Laneige. The feeling is every bit as cool as its aqua-inspired bottle looks. With highly-concentrated, ionized mineral water and ceramides, your skin will get that much-needed boost of hydration. 


The texture is jelly-like but it is quick-absorbing, so your skin won't feel slimy at all. You can go to bed with a non-greasy feeling and be assured that you won't have the product all over your pillows and sheets when you wake up. 


The combination of flower and sandalwood extracts gives it an aromatic fragrance that's perfect for bedtime. The ceramides work to get your skin soft and plump once more, and the apricot and chestnut extracts serve to restore radiance and glow. 

No.4

Reveal Supple Skin With a Fusion of Black Sugar and Moisturizing Ingredients

If you love exfoliating the traditional way using facial scrubs, you'll love this physical exfoliant from Skin Food. It contains black sugar granules that gently slough away dead skin cells, excess oil, and grime. You can use this if you want to get rid of dry, rough patches and reveal silky and supple skin.

This exfoliant is also infused with nourishing contents, like macadamia seed oil and shea butter. These ingredients help moisturize your skin and combat the dry and tight feeling usually associated with facial scrubbing.

No.5

Dear KlairsRich Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask

Rich Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask Image 1
Source:lazada.com.ph
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From ₱160
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From ₱160

Packed With 5 Types of Ceramides

Prepare yourself for the powerful punch of hydration this mask delivers. Formulated with 5 types of ceramides, it helps strengthen weakened skin barriers and retain moisture. The high concentration of different moisturizing ingredients like aloe vera, panthenol, and hyaluronic acid add even more energy and moisture to tired and dry skin. 


The sheet is made of a healing gauze and another layer of cotton and Tencel fabric and is designed to reduce skin irritation. It is very thin and delicate, so you have to be extra careful when pulling it out of its packet and applying it on your face.  


The mask also comes in two pieces so you can adjust fit and use it according to your specific needs. This product is a great hit for people who suffer from dry and sensitive skin. Even those who are frequently outdoors and end up with wind or sunburns are loyal users because of its soothing and healing properties.

No.6

Dr. JartRubber Facial Mask

Rubber Facial Mask Image 1
Source:lazada.com.ph
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From ₱515
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From ₱515

Great for Restoring Elasticity

Prepare yourself for a really cool experience, both literally and figuratively. This mask from Dr. Jart is different from your usual sheet mask. The pack includes a stick or packet ampoule that you open and spread on your face. The formulation contains collagen, which is great for firming up skin and restoring elasticity


After applying the ampoule, you can put on the rubber mask, which is unique for two reasons - first, it is made of rubber, and second, it is split into two. There's a mask for the upper half and another one for the lower half of your face.  This means you get to have the choice of just moisturizing either area or both. 


You would think that the mask would feel hot after a while, but surprisingly, the material remains cool even after 30 minutes. And there's no danger of dripping - the mask totally seals in the ampoule, so you can be as active as you want while it's on your face. Once you take it off, you'll find that your skin is soft and plumped up. 

No.7

InnisfreeSuper Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

Reference price
From ₱699

A Multi-Action Solution to Skin Issues

Harnessing the power of Jeju Island's volcanic clusters, Innisfree's wash-off clay mask delivers a multi-pronged attack on common skin concerns. These mineral-rich capsules act like tiny sponges, absorbing excess oil, dirt, and impurities, leaving your skin feeling clean and refreshed. Gentle AHAs provide a chemical exfoliation, removing dead skin cells for a smoother, brighter complexion.


But the magic doesn't stop there! This formula also targets enlarged pores. By tightening pores, it helps minimize their appearance and keeps impurities at bay, potentially reducing future breakouts. Users rave about the mask's ability to dry out existing pimples while leaving the skin feeling smooth and healthy – a true win-win for achieving a clear, radiant complexion.

No.8

BentonSnail Bee High Content Mask Pack

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From ₱82

Delivers Immediate Relief for Irritated Skin

This little packet contains a tremendous amount of nutrition inside it. If your skin needs some healing and regeneration, this is a really effective option. The sheet mask is made with a cotton fabric to hold the essence in place. No worries about dripping - you can relax or multitask while you indulge in some skin pampering.


Snail mucin delivers a lot of benefits, mainly cell regeneration and calming flare-ups and breakouts. For people with sensitive skin, this is a heaven-sent ingredient. The bee venom extract in the formulation also helps to improve skin tone and texture. 


It also harnesses the power of niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This product is suitable for all skin types but would be of greatest use to people with sensitive and aging skin. 

No.9

Nature RepublicReal Nature Chamomile Mask

Reference price
From ₱60

Eliminates Redness and Provides Hydration

People who suffer from easily irritated skin will find this mask an answer to their prayers. The secret lies in the Egyptian chamomile in the essence, which calms down redness and delivers gentle soothing. The mask is made of naturally derived cellulose and cotton; it is a thin and delicate film that adheres closely to the skin.


Another plus point is that the mask comes in two pieces, so you can customize the fit on your face.  Users also love the huge hydrating and relaxing benefits, and they noticed a slight brightening effect after using it. Above all, their redness was completely gone. This is definitely something to include in your beauty routine!

No.10

LeadersMediu Amino Pore-Tight Mask

Reference price
From ₱75

Controls Oil Production and Reduces Pores

If you struggle with oily skin, it's time to relax and sit back with the Leaders Mediu Amino Pore-Tight Mask. Boasting a formulation that contains 17 different types of amino acid, tea tree oil, and zinc PCA, it helps to get your skin's sebum production levels under control. 


It is also recommended for people with visible pores and aging skin because amino acids have the ability to restore elasticity. The result is firmer skin and tighter pores. This is one of the praises most frequently sung by the users of this product. Even people in their 60s say that their skin appears so much smoother upon using it. 

How to Do Skincare Layering?

The famous 10-step beauty routine in Korean skincare can be a bit overwhelming to think about, especially if you don't know where to begin. How to decide which product to use first? Let the K-beauty experts at Wishtrend TV give you some tips to help you decide on a sequence that will maximize the benefits of your products.


  1. Look at the ingredients and texture of the products. Typically, the best way to start your skincare routine is to apply watery products first before the thicker ones. This way, your skin gets to absorb it more easily. If you apply more layers of different products, you'll reduce the absorption rate of your skin towards the end of your routine.
  2. An exception to the above rule is eye cream. Eye creams need to be applied after the first or second step because your skin needs to be able to absorb it really well to get its maximum benefit.
  3. Toners are usually the first step in the skincare routine. But it also really depends on your skin type and the texture of the toner you use. Oily skin types call for watery toners. And make sure you avoid toners with alcohol - those are really drying! For dry skin, you can use toners with a more viscous texture.
  4. Prime your skin with a great exfoliating product. The rest of the products you put won't be as effective if you have dead skin cells lying on top of the skin and creating a barrier. Exfoliating sloughs off those dead cells and debris, and get your skin ready to absorb even more goodness from the rest of the products.
  5. Take little breaks between applications. Each product has its own pH level so your skin will need some time to adjust to the pH level of the product you apply. After each round, take a 5-minute break to allow this adjustment to happen.
  6. If your serum is more watery than your toner, apply that first. This goes back to the first rule discussed above - when layering your skincare products, use the watery textures first so that your skin can absorb them better.
Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Dermatologist, Educator, and Digital Creator Dr. Katrina Habaluyas Luz
Remember, do what works for you! Some people benefit from a simplified 3-step skincare routine, while others do well with a 10-step routine. If you are looking into a 10-step skincare routine, just make sure to:
  1. Patch-test your products before adding them to your skincare routine.
  2. Read the product label and check to see if the ingredients in one product interact with the ingredients in another.
  3. Listen to your skin!
  4. When in doubt, Ask Your Derma!

Frequently Asked Questions Answered By Dr. Katrina Luz

With so many masks available, it may be a hard task to choose which product to get. In order to make smart purchases, read below to find out Dr. Katrina's answers to the internet's most asked questions!

Can You Use a Mask Everyday?

In general, Korean masks are an add-on to your skincare regimen meant to give you that boost. In truth, there are no hard and fast rules for this. In general, you can do it once to thrice a week. Remember, skincare is very personal. Listen to your skin!

Can You Use a Mask as Moisturizer?

Although the mask acts as an occlusive, it's still not equivalent to a moisturizer. Masks are great add-ons but remember, the basics still remain!

If You Use an Overnight Mask, Can You Skip Moizturizer the Next Day?

In general, there are no hard and fast rules for this. The best thing to do is to listen to your skin! Some masks have exfoliative ingredients incorporated in them, so applying a moisturizer the next day would be beneficial!

Frequently Asked Questions Answered By Dr. Katrina Luz

Remember, these masks are great add-ons to one's skincare routine. If it doesn't work for you, then chuck it out! Don't let the fear of missing out pressure you into making it a mainstay in your skincare routine. Also, make sure to check what ingredients are incorporated into the masks as well as the material it's made out of - as all masks are not created equal!

Explore More K-Beauty Products

Korean skincare might be long and taxing, but if you look at the skin of Korean women, the results speak for themselves. No wonder the whole world is going crazy over K-beauty! Check out our other article reviews of K-beauty products to get you started on getting that radiant, glass-like skin!

Author: R. Umlas

Reviewed by: Dr. Katrina Erika Habaluyas Luz

How We Chose and Ranked Our Product Recommendations

Our buying guide was carefully researched and crafted by the mybest team of writers and editors, in collaboration with the expert featured in this article. We used the buying guide as a basis for choosing and ranking the product recommendations, and we looked at reviews and ratings from different E-commerce sites like Lazada, Shopee, and more.

Top 5 Korean Masks

No. 1: COSRXUltimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask

No. 2: MedihealN.M.F. Aquaring Moisturising Ampoule Mask EX

No. 3: LaneigeWater Sleeping Mask

No. 4: SkinfoodBlack Sugar Mask Wash Off

No. 5: Dear KlairsRich Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask

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