Published on February 15, 2017
I’ll be honest: before I started working at Health.com, my skincare routine was nonexistent, and removing eye makeup and washing my face before bed was as far as I took my lazy-girl regime. So when I learned about sheet masks, the beauty treatment popularized in Korea that lets you multitask while you get your skincare on, I was sold.
Since I don’t have any serious skin issues (I’m lucky to have pretty clear, even-toned skin that only gets dry in the coldest days of winter), I decided to try sheet masks that run the gamut of treatment options. Over the past three months, I tested masks that promise detoxified pores, hydration, and a skin-glowing boost.
In the end, I tried 12 different sheet masks and put their powers to the test. I followed the specific directions on the back of each mask and took note of my first impression when applying the mask. Then I noted my skin’s appearance upon removal and later my skin’s appearance a full day after the treatment. In the end, only a few of the sheets delivered on their promises, but those that did have become repeat purchases.
This mask has two pieces—one for the top half of your face and one for the bottom chin and neck area. Like the name suggests, this mask had a mud-like look and consistency. To use it, I peeled off film from the back of the mask, applied it to my face, and then peeled another layer off of the front of the mask. This was probably the messiest mask of them all, but considering it’s made of mud, I’m not surprised. What impressed me the most was the coverage of this mask—all of the others failed to completely cover my nose, but Patchology’s sheet did the job. After letting it sit, I rinsed the remaining mud off with warm water and was left with noticeably less red skin. This mask felt the most natural out of all of the treatment I tried and would suggest it to anyone who enjoys Dead Sea mud products. It has that earthy, must-be-good-for-you smell, too.
Time required: 10 minutes