The key to getting professional facial results at home is finding the right formula for your skin. What’s the secret to one of the easiest and best ways to do so? Using sheet masks!
If you are like the bazillions of people catching on to the benefits of sheet masks at home, here’s a tip: Don’t just use any sheet mask and slap it on.
Getting great results time after time is all about finding the right formula for your skin concern and being consistent with use. You will be amazed at the results you can achieve in just ten minutes if you’ve got the right sheet mask, like one of our new sheet masks infused with pure seaweed filtrate and new ingredients.
Here, we’ll give you the info you need to choose the right formula sheet mask, and share expert advice on how to apply sheet masks and when to use sheet masks to assure consistent, great results.
Seaweed: The Best Ingredient in Sheet Masks
Seaweed is known as a complete and natural source for skin care. The seaweed plant has no roots so it feeds through osmosis, absorbing minerals and vitamins from the seawater.
Because of its feeding process, seaweed becomes a dense concentration of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, macro elements, phytohormones and amino acids.
Certain species of seaweed have been found to be particularly beneficial:
Laminaria Digitata & Ascophyllum Nodosum Extracts: Laminaria Digitata and Ascophyllum Nosodum seaweed filtrates contain all the rich phyto-nutrients in their most potent form. Each of these seaweeds contains 12 vitamins, 42 minerals and trace elements, and 18 amino acids to help skin look hydrated, restored, renewed and radiant.
Carrageenan: Derived from red algae known as Irish Moss (Chondrus Crispus), Carrageenan is known to have excellent emollient properties.
Enteromorpha Compressa: Green sheet and tubular seaweed that is known to help skin feel more soothed.
How to Choose a Sheet Mask
Some sheet masks are beneficial for all skin types, while some will help target specific skin concerns like uneven skin tone, sensitive skin, or fine lines and wrinkles.
Sheet Mask for Hydrating, Firming, and Brightening
Sheet masks can have multiple skin benefits for all skin types. The Repêchage® Triple Action Peptide Mask For All Skin Types combines the benefits of Seaweed and Peptides to drench skin in replenishing moisture and help hydrate, firm and brighten skin’s appearance.
Important peptides include Palmitoyl Tripeptide 1, known to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, Palmitoyl Tripeptide 5, known to help skin look and feel smoother, and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, known to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and make skin look and feel firmer. Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 has a water-binding property and is known to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Sheet Mask for Hydration
All skin types can also benefit from a hydrating sheet mask. To help refresh and hydrate the skin fast, while leaving your skin dewy and glowing, look for a sheet mask like Repêchage® Lamina Lift™ Hydrating Seaweed Mask For All Skin Types. Formulated with Laminaria Digitata complex, combining seaweed, Orange Water, and Aloe, this moisturizing sheet mask also contains natural ingredients like Rooibos Tea, Licorice Root and Horse Chestnut extracts to help tone and brighten the appearance of the skin.
Sheet Mask for Skin Brightening
Uneven skin tone? A sheet mask for dark spots or dull, uneven skin tone can help skin look brighter, more refreshed and ageless. Our new Repêchage® Biolight® Brightening Sheet Mask For Dull, Uneven Skin contains Laminaria Digitata and Ascophyllum Nodosum Seaweed extracts, and Alpha Arbutin, a new ingredient in powder form known to help brighten the appearance of uneven skin. Other ingredients include Oxidized Glutathione, an ingredient that has been found to help lessen the appearance of uneven skin and Diglucosyl Gallic Acid (DGA), known to help restore an even and perfect-looking complexion.
Sheet Mask for Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin? To help to reduce the appearance of redness caused by the environment and stress look for a sheet mask like the Repêchage® Red-Out® Soothing Sheet Mask For Sensitive Skin. This mask contains Laminaria Digitata, Enteromorpha Compressa and Carrageenan seaweed extracts, as well as skin softeners such as Allantoin, Aloe, Hyaluronic Acid and Mirabilis Jalapa extract to bathe skin in moisture while it helps to soothe the appearance of the skin. Azelaic acid it is known to help hydrate and brighten the appearance of the skin.
When to Use Sheet Masks
Sheet masks are a good addiction to have! Use 1-2 times a week (or more) to achieve best results.
Sheet masks are a great way to address skin concerns or give your skin a quick pick-me-up after a long night, or before an event.
Just pop on before a special event, in the morning before makeup, or while you’re traveling on the road or the plane and see renewed skin!
How to Apply Sheet Masks
- Apply mask directly onto face and peel off plastic top.
- Adjust mask to fit tightly to the contours of your face and leave on for 10 - 15 minutes.
- Remove mask, but do not rinse left over residue.
- Follow up with appropriate serum and moisturizer and see beautiful skin!
You will see that using sheet masks infused with pure seaweed filtrate, combining the best ingredients for the skin from the earth and sea, will help create a flawless-looking, beautiful complexion. You will sea the difference and we want to see too! Share your before, during and afters with us on Facebook and Instagram using #BeautyFromTheSea!