7 Revolutionary Masks That Give A Whole New Meaning To Masking

Using sheet masks (or any masks for that matter) is a wonderful and relaxing part of any skincare routine. Not long ago, most of our skincare routines consisted of a quick wash, a toner and some moisturiser. To 2018 eyes, this routine seems minimalist – it’s the bare minimum in its simplicity. Now, skincare is considered kind of a big deal in the eyes of many with new product launches coming up so rapidly, we can hardly keep up with them ourselves.

Ever since the k-beauty trend went big a few years ago, sheet masks have become a staple in most skincare routines. And for many brands, they’ve taken things up a notch with a few twists to your usual mask routine. Besides, masking should be a fun thing! Here, we’ve gathered 7 surefire solutions to your most-pressing complexion woes with some of the newest masks to hit the market.

1. Unicorn Glow Hologram Mask

Soo’Ae Unicorn Glow Hologram Mask

You don’t need to wait for Halloween to wear this mask. The Unicorn Glow Hologram Mask is the first of its kind by Soo’Ae, and it’s definitely one to get if you’re all about doing it for the ‘gram. The sheet mask comes in a foil-looking sheet (which supposedly makes you look like a “unicorn”) and is soaked in a double-sided black charcoal which is supposed to detox and purify skin, while the plant extracts are supposed to boost the moisture levels of your skin and hydrate it at the same time. You may not look like a unicorn but I guess looking like the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz works too.

2. FOREO UFO Smart Mask Treatment

The FOREO UFO, $408. Available at Sephora.

With the introduction of the new smart beauty tech device, FOREO’s new invention, the UFO Smart Mask Treatment, has changed the conversation of skincare across the industry. This puck-sized device takes on the shape of a UFO that you can use by gliding it across your face with the sheet mask attached to the device.

The FOREO UFO Call It A Night Mask, $16 for 7 pieces. Available at Sephora.

The revolutionary thing about this device is that it works with the sheet mask (sold separately) while emitting RGB LED lights and T-Sonic pulsations, and is temperature-sensitive to customise your masking sessions. Basically, the UFO helps to enhance the properties of the sheet mask, so that it can easily be absorbed and work better for your skin.

If you can’t seem to find the time to pamper yourself or you simply don’t have the patience to mask (even though you know deserve some pampering), then this device is the perfect fit. What makes this mask stand out from the rest is that it only takes 90 seconds to complete one routine! Do it at night or even in the day, you’ll probably be able to squeeze 90 seconds of your time, your skin will thank you after.

From anti-ageing, to anti-pollution, it also helps to eliminate puffiness and improves blood circulation in your skin. You best believe that this product works because we even tried our hands on them and the results were pretty impressive.

The best thing about this mask is that it’s really handy and compact, so you can literally bring it everywhere you go. Be it slumber parties, on the plane – it’s so travel-friendly, you won’t have to sacrifice so much space for a portable device like this.

3. Dr Jart+ Rubber Mask Firm Lover

Dr Jart+ Rubber Mask Firm Lover, $17. Available at Sephora.

These rubber masks by Dr Jart+ are unlike any other! They’re available in four different types which tackle various skin concerns – dryness, dullness, breakouts and fine lines. These masks offer all the benefits of a traditional rubber mask; a two-step routine which consists of an ampoule and sheet mask package.

This mask, in particular, works best if you’re experiencing loss of firmness and elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles or dryness! Formulated with berry complex and salicylic acid, the mask helps to support the appearance of firmer skin, along with red seaweed which helps to retain moisture for a more supple-looking complexion.

4. Glamglow #glittermask My Little Pony Collaboration (Limited Edition)

Glamglow #glittermask My Little Pony Collaboration – Gravitymud™ Firming Treatment (Limited Edition), $80. Available at Sephora.

If you love My Little Pony or if you love all things cute and glittery, you’ve found the perfect mask. Glamglow recently collaborated with Hasbro to release three My Little Pony versions of the Glittermask. Now it may not be as new to the scene, but when this mask was released, fans around the world went crazy.

If you’ve already tried Glamglow’s GravityMud firming treatment, then you would’ve already known how effective these masks work on your skin. The only difference – it’s even more Instagrammable than the first mask! Now, who said you can’t look good while masking?

5. Peter Thomas Roth Multi-Masking 

If you’re a skincare junkie like me, then you should know that you don’t just stop at one mask. Masking can be addictive at times, and it’s sort of therapeutic to do it especially after a long day out. However, switching from one sheet mask to another can be a little troublesome at times.

Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Mask, 150ml, $110 . Available at Sephora.

For a ready-made arsenal of masks to fit your every skincare need, try Peter Thomas Roth’s line of masks. You can purchase their masks that come in smaller tubs if you’re not afraid of committing to a huge one. Personally, I like the Hungarian Thermal Water Mask that helps to open up your pores when it comes into contact with water and gets rid of all the gunk and impurities from your skin.

Peter Thomas Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask, 150ml, $115. Available at Sephora.

Another mask from Peter Thomas Roth that I particularly enjoy is the Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask which helps to purify, decongest and hydrate your skin. it comes with anti-oxidant benefits and it also leaves your skin fresh and rejuvenated. And don’t be surprised, even guys who hate masking enjoy using this mask too!

6. Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Mask 

Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Mask, $55.92. Available online at Sand & Sky.

Australian Pink Clay Mask sound any familiar to you? If it does ring any bell, then you must’ve seen this cult beauty brand somewhere online via Facebook or Instagram. They’re all over the net and it’s not only because they’ve good reach across social media but the product does what it promises – it detoxifies and clears the impurities off of your face.

It’s no surprise that customers keep coming back for more. Made with Australian Pink Clay, the mask is said to work wonders for your face and is suitable for all skin types.

7. Two Lips Mask 

TWO L(I)PS Blackout Mask, $28. Available at Strip outlets and online on its website.

The newest frontier in skincare is all about your vagina. There, we’ve said it. It may be a little bougie for some of you but we’re pretty serious about the new Blackout mask by TWO L(I)PS.

Think about it – we put so much focus on taking care of our skin on our face when in fact, our other body parts require just as much attention as well. The Blackout mask is the first of its own by the Singapore-based company, TWO L(I)PS, and it’s said to help detoxify, brighten, soothe and moisturise your intimate lady bits! You know, because every part of our body – be it our face or our lil sistas, must be luminous.