The Mask Off: MediHeal & Dr.Jart+
For as long as I can remember, I have never been one to enjoy spa treatments or any of that kind. This might have a lot to do with my aversion to a stranger touching me, but I have yet to find a spa that has put me at ease and made me feel pampered. Pair that with my extra sensitive skin, and facials are immediately out of the question too—which is why, to me, masks are the golden solution to all these self-created problems.
In the world of Korean skincare, where sheet masks are an integral product, it's no surprise at the sheer amount of masks that exist. While that’s very easy to say, the real challenge begins when you’re faced with a plethora of brands and types and target areas to choose from. The plot only thickens when you have sensitive combination skin, requiring caution to be taken with every step. This is why we have compiled a list of four target focused masks that actually do the job to start you off. So here we go:
Dr. Jart+Dermask Water Jet Soothing Hydra Solution
This is honestly a godsend. Not only was it refreshing to hold a proper mask that wasn’t slippery and difficult to put on, but it also gave me the feeling that it was actually sealing all the moisturizing goodness into my skin. If you struggle with dry, dehydrated skin that requires endless rounds of hydration, this mask is for you. It contains ingredients such as aquaxyl and xylitol, which basically enhances moisture retention and strengthens the skin’s barrier by preventing water loss. Thanks to soothing ingredients like aloe vera, my redness and blemishes were practically nonexistent and my skin felt quite light. Obviously it isn’t an immediate problem fixer, however I definitely think that with this mask minimal upkeep is required, and you are able to see some form of results after the first use.
Dr. Jart+ Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution
The microfiber mask is meant to target trouble-prone complexions by targeting redness and inflamed skin from acne. So essentially, it is a mask designed for folks with sensitive skin. With active ingredients such as Glutathione (a potent antioxidant), salicylic acid, tea tree oil and more, the mask aims to brighten and improve dark spots and discoloration, and control excessive oil levels in order to keep breakouts in check. This is a mask I usually use when my skin is going through a particularly stressful period, and honestly there hasn’t been a time when I have been disappointed. While it doesn’t stop breakouts completely (although that is a very hard feat to achieve), it does prevent it to a certain extent and improves current blemishes and results in radiant skin. From the whole microjet series, this is definitely my favorite mask, and is slowly edging this brand up to be one of my favorites as well.
Mediheal Tea Tree Essential Blemish Control Sheet Mask
For days or weeks where you just can’t seem to catch a break, your skin needs a little extra boost to keep doing it's thing. he Mediheal Tea Tree Essential Blemish Control sheet mask is definitely your go-to for calm, smooth, hydrated skin. The willow bark extract in the product exfoliates pore buildup, while rosemary purifies and tea tree cleanses and reduces blemishes. The holy trio of ingredients not only help your skin press the reset button, it also prevents further breakouts from happening.
Mediheal Hydro Advanced Capsule Hydration Treatment Sheet Mask
With their innovative masks and next level technology, the Hydro Advanced Hydration Treatment mask is a perfect testament to this claim. Following a two-step process unlike usual masks, it takes masking to a whole new level and works to revive dehydrated skin. Step one consisting of a biocellulose mask drenched in hyaluronic acid and fermented coconut water, serving as a much needed glass of water for parched skin. Step two consists of a ceramide capsule activator, containing ingredients such as ceramide NP, that work on sealing in all that moisture and hydration into your skin. It really is the one stop product your skin needs to bounce back to its healthiest (literally).