korean face mask top picks of 2021

Best Korean Face Masks for Hydrating, Brightening, and Anti-aging

Korean face masks have been a super popular skincare trend for years.

You might have heard of the 10-step Korean skincare routine. It shows how serious Korean women are about their skincare with multiple facial products, including sheet masks. Here you can check what it is exactly. I could say Korean face masks are a must-buy when you are here in Korea. Korean The face masks keep your skin glowing, moisturized, and revitalized. It’s also a great gift to give to your family and friends back home.

What is the best face mask in Korea?

You might be surprised by the numerous kinds of masks out there in Korea. From the different types of mask sheet fabrics to the specific ingredients tailored to your skin type. It’s hard to choose the best one so we narrowed down the choice to the best 10 Korean face masks to try. You can trust any one of these items from top Korean cosmetic brands, Dr. Jart, Innisfree, Klairs, Mediheal, Torriden, Be Plain, and more!

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Best Korean Face Mask for Hydrating & Soothing

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Abib Mild Acidic pH Sheet Mask


Highlighted Ingredients

  • Hydrating & Calming: Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Green Tea Extract, Allantoin
  • Anti-aging & Dark circles: Caffeine


The keywords in the Korean cosmetic market these days are ‘clean beauty’ and ‘eco-friendly’. Abib meets both requirements and has been one of the brands loved by many Korean women. This brand pursues the natural beauty of the skin and uses only proven ingredients for safety. As I have super sensitive and dry skin, I liked the fact that it can be used with confidence even for sensitive skin because it removes unnecessary elements such as fragrance-free, alcohol-free, and provides sufficient moisture and nutrition to the skin.

Product Review

Abib mild acidic pH sheet mask heartleaf fit
Abib mild acidic pH sheet mask heartleaf fit

We all know mild acidic skincare is good for maintaining skin health. With a bunch of Cica ingredients and 89% of Houttuynia Cordata Extract grown in Mt. Jijisan in Korea, it soothes and moisturizes my irritated skin. In addition to this, the sheet made of bamboo and albumin was super soft and adheres very well. It can be applied to the skin without lifting, and it is well sealed and helps to be absorbed. Plus, Abib Mild Acidic pH Sheet Mask Heartleaf Fit contains a large amount of 30ml essence, so I applied it once more after removing the mask for my face, neck, chest, and elbows. It doesn’t sticky at all!


Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Mask

Round-Lab-Birch-Juice-Moisturizing mask

Highlighted Ingredients

  • Hydrating: Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice (9900 Ppm)
  • Soothing: Allantoin,  Althaea Rosea Flower Extract
  • Whitening (for Dark circles): Caffeine

Round Lab is a well-known Korean cosmetic brand for its mild yet effective products. They exclude potentially harmful ingredients for healthy skin so it is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin like mine. If you are a fan of Korean skincare, you probably already know that Round Lab Birch Juice Moisturizing Cream is a bestseller of the moisturizer part. In response to many customer’s requests, Round Lab launched Birch Juice Moisturizing Mask as well.

ROUND LAB birch juice moisturizing mask
ROUND LAB birch juice moisturizing mask

The main ingredient of this sheet mask is a naturally derived extract from Birch sap grown in the highlands of Inje, Korea. It is rich in amino acids and minerals and helps to maintain moisture balance. In addition, it provides moisture to dehydrated skin with Hyaluronic Acid and I felt that it keeps my skin moist for a long time. The best part of this mask is a 100% pure cotton sheet that has been certified as eco-friendly in Europe. And because no chemical additives are used, the essence is absorbed well without irritation at all. I highly recommended it if you want to fill your skin with moisture with 22 simple ingredients. As with anything else, simple is the best.


Torriden Dive-In Low Molecule Hyaluronic Acid Mask

torriden dive in mask

Highlighted Ingredients

  • Hydrating: 5 types Hyaluronic Acid
  • Soothing: Panthenol, Allantoin, Calendula Extract

If you have sensitive skin (like me), you might be afraid to try skincare products that you’ve never used before. But, No worries at this time with Torriden sheet mask. This hypoallergenic soothing facial mask is the right choice to deeply moisturizes and calms dehydrated skin. If you are not in Korea, you could be not familiar with this brand, Torriden. It’s rising brand by touting for its clean and effective products at a reasonable price point. Ingredients safety is all green by EWG and of course, Alcohol-free, Fragrance-free, Essential Oil-free, Paraben-free, Allergen-free. They launched a serum first in the same line that has been loved so much by Korean customers so that made us get the mask type as well. Torriden Dive-In Low Molecule Hyaluronic Acid Mask always occupies a higher rank on the Korean beauty apps with 5.7 million reviews. Try it out without hesitation!


Dr. Jart Dermask Water Jet Soothing & Vital Hydra Solution

Dr jart mask

Highlighted Ingredients

  • Hydrating and Soothing: Panthenol, Aloe Leaf Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract
  • Brightening: Licorice Root Extract

Dr.Jart+ is a Korean dermatological cosmetics brand with scientifically tested products. Vital Hydra Solution and Soothing Hydra Solution are made with fine cellulose fibers to help active ingredients penetrate deeply for ultimate hydration. Personally, it’s one of my favorite facial masks. I use them twice a week and they are a perfect moisture-boost after my face has suffered from sunlight and makeup. Dr. Jart Mask provides daily nourishment for healthy skin with superb hydrating ingredients.

Moreover, it’s extremely easy and quick to use for your refreshed skin. First, wash then dry your face. Secondly, open the mask pack and remove the film from the mask. Lastly, put it on your face for about 15 to 20 minutes, then remove it. You can instantly see your skin noticeably softer and feel deeply moisturized. Indulge your dry skin in the ultimate hydration therapy with Dr. Jart Mask, the Dermask Water Jet Solutions. If you are interested in Dr. Jarts Vital Hydra Solution Moisturizer as well in the same line, check our post on the BestKBeauty site, “Best Korean Moisturizers For Dry and Oily Skin.


Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Deep Moisture Water Mask

Isntree Hyaluronic acid deep moisture water mask

Highlighted Ingredients

  • Hydrating: 5 types Hyaluronic Acid
  • Soothing: Panthenol, Allantoin


Isntree excludes suspected harmful ingredients to create skin care products that the whole family can use with confidence. It is good that it can be used without any doubt even for atopic dermatitis or sensitive skin because it contains only the ingredients that the skin needs without adding artificial colors or fragrances.

Product Review:

isntree hyaluronic acid deep moisture water mask
isntree hyaluronic acid deep moisture water mask

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Deep Moisture Water Mask focuses on hydrating by providing deep moisture to the skin with 5 types of hyaluronic acid. Also, Panthenol makes the skin barrier strong and healthy. In addition, using the Aqua Gel sheet helps to keep skin moist for a long time by increasing skin adhesion.


Korean Face Mask for Brightening

Torriden Cellmazing Centella Mask

torriden cellmazing centella mask

Highlighted Ingredients

  • Brightening: Niacinamide, Albumin
  • Hydrating: Arginine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Leaf Extract, Ceramide NP
  • Soothing: Centella Asiatica Extract (42%), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (14%),  Allantoin, Beta-Glucan, Panthenol, Bisabolol,

Torriden, one of the representative Korean clean beauty brands, has many products to solve various skin concerns with the best ingredients and formulations. Without any hazardous, it’s suitable for all skin types, especially for sensitive skin. 

torriden cellmazing centella mask
torriden cellmazing centella mask

Torriden Cellmazing Centella Mask contains 42% Centella Asiatica extract and Cica ingredients like Madecassoside, Asiaticoside to help soothe irritated skin. Not only it is pH 5.5, a weak acid close to the skin, but I also believe a whitening effect because of a high amount of  Niacinamide and Arbutin. Moreover, it’s fragrance-free, alcohol-free, as well as 100% vegetable cellulose sheet is used to better adhere to the skin. The sheet is thin but strong, so the essence was absorbed well while I put it on my face for 20 minutes, and It didn’t leave any stickiness which is also very good.


Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask

klairs vitamin e mask

Highlighted Ingredients

  • Brightening: Niacinamide
  • Hydrating: Arginine, Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Soothing: Centella Asiatica Extract
  • Anti-aging: Adenosine

If you are on the K-beauty trend, you must have bumped Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop. Along with the Vitamin C ampoule for skin tone brightening, they also have this Vitamin E mask for soothing and hydrating. This lightweight overnight mask contains a heavy dose of vitamin E (Tocopherol) to slow down cell aging and strengthen the skin barrier. Especially, It’s suitable for extremely dehydrated skin. The unique pudding-like texture works well onto oily skin that immediately absorbs upon application not being greasy at all. Moreover, Niacinamide in a mask brightens skin and helps to improve several skin conditions including acne, rosacea, and atopic dermatitis. Lastly, the maximum limit allowed in a formula of wrinkle-fighting adenosine promotes collagen synthesis and rejuvenates the skin. With this all-in-one mask, you don’t need to wander for anti-aging products!


Klairs Bestsellers for All Skin Types

Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask Sheet

papa recipe bombee face mask

Highlighted Ingredients

  • Hydrating: Arginine, Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Soothing: Panthenol, Allantoin, Ginger Root Extract, Green Tea Extract
  • Brigtening: Licorice Root Extract

Papa Recipe Bombee Honey Mask Sheet is one of the most popular Korean face masks for brightening and nourishing. The sheet is soaked with rich honey essence and propolis extract that ensures your skin looks fresher and younger-looking. With natural moisturizer, not only it’s suitable for sensitive skin, but it also good for acne care by decreasing pigmentation spots on skin. It is Paraben-free, Alcohol-free, Essential Oil-free, Allergen-free, Sulfate-free, Silicone-free, but it’s not Fragrance-free at the end of the ingredients list.

  • Apply the mask on cleansed face for 15-20minutes and gently pat in any remaining essence. Save leftover serum for the neck and arms.


Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

Innisfree clay mask

Highlighted Ingredients

  • Brightening: Citrus Peel Extract
  • Soothing: Green Tea Extract
  • Exfoliator: Lactic Acid
innisfree jeju volcanic pore clay mask
innisfree jeju volcanic pore clay mask review

Another best seller item all over the global markets is the Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask. For fading or reduction of pore size, the key is clearing them of dirt and skin oils. Hence, I only use it on my nose and butterfly zone, not the entire face. As this Innisfree clay mask absorbs oil, sebum, and dirt, you will see, after about 10 minutes of this creamy formula sitting atop your skin, a tighter, and smoother complexion. For more information about the best Korean exfoliators to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads, check this post for your clear glowing skin.


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Dr. Jart Rubber Mask

Dr jart rubber face mask

Highlighted Ingredients

  • Brightening: Ascorbic Acid, Niacinamide
  • Soothing: Turmeric Root Extract, Panthenol, Allantoin

Some of Dr. Jart’s rubber mask prices are more expensive than the other Korean face masks but with acceptably good reasons. Dr. Jart Rubber Mask is famous for its unique texture and active ingredients. And if you have ever had a personal Korean skincare service, you would know that the Dr. Jart Rubber Mask is nearly similar to having treatment by a professional beauty therapist from a skincare shop. Besides, there are four variations you can choose from depending on how you want your skin such as hydration, pore-less, and brightening. Simply follow just two steps. First, nourish your skin with the ampule pack. Then, place the rubber mask on your face. Dr. Jart Rubber Mask is unique in that it prevents active ingredients from evaporating away and soothes your skin.


Here you can check the 10 best-selling Dr. Jart products from moisturizers to mask.

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Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask

Innisfree Face Masks

Highlighted Ingredients of Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask EX (Green Tea)

  • Soothing: Green Tea Leaf Extract (10.020Ppm), Centella Asiatica Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
  • Brightening: Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract

Innisfree is famous for using organic and natural ingredients. Thus, the Innisfree mask would be a good choice if you have sensitive skin. Among its product, Innisfree My Real Squeeze Green Tea is an inexpensive way to try out the popular sheet mask trend in Korea. This is packed full of hydration and antioxidants to brighten your complexion. Not only is the Innisfree Green Tea Mask very mild, but also free of artificial fragrances and harmful ingredients like parabens and mineral oils. Furthermore, you can use the extra essence left in the pack on your face and neck as well. Another tip is to keep the Korean face mask in the fridge for 10 minutes before using it. It will feel more refreshing on your skin and it will also help keep the mask fresher.  


Here, you can check the review of new released Innisfree Green Tea Moisturizer and the best-selling Innisfree products below.

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Korean Face Mask for Anti-aging

Mediheal X BTS

Mediheal BTS face mask

Mediheal is one of the most popular sheet mask brands in Korea, especially after the collaboration with BTS. K- beauty and K-pop matched perfectly in his Mediheal mask package. The package contains 10 of Mediheal’s face masks 5 of N.M.F Aquaring Ampule Mask EX and 5 Teatree Care Solution Essential Mask EX. Not only the masks but also a photo card set of BTS comes along with this special package. Click here to see other types of the most popular Mediheal’s face masks in Korea.

Mediheal Original Mask

If you just want to try the Mediheal masks instead of the BTS edition, the top seller 5-pack set is for you. It contains 6 of their most popular formulas including N.M.F Aquaring, Teatree, Collagen Impact, H.D.P Pore Stamping, and W.H.P White Hydrating. For anyone looking to get started on a Korean face mask, this set of 5 masks will be ideal when you are looking for the one that works best for you.


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JAYJUN Real Water Brightening Black Mask

Jayjun Face Mask

Highlighted Ingredients

  • Brightening: Niacinamide
  • Anti-aging/ wrinklecare: Adenosine
  • Soothing: Allantoin, Beta-Glucan
  • Hydrating: Sodium Hyaluronate

Jayjun cosmetic is produced by Korean Cosmetic Surgery Clinic. This Real Water Brightening Black Mask gives your skin an instant boost with a high concentration of active ingredients like Niacinamide and Adenosine which work for brightening and anti-aging. Additionally, the best part of the Jayjun mask is that it provides an all-in-one treatment from a cleansing form, essence, and sheet mask. I usually bring this when I go on summer vacation abroad to moisturize and soothe my sunburned face. Also, it’s super easy to use just place the black sheet mask infused with lava seawater from Jeju Island on your face and remove it after 10-20 minutes. It is ideal for hydrating and overall brightening.  


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Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask

Sulwhasoo Face Mask

Highlighted Ingredients

  •  Soothing: Honey /​ Mel /​ Miel, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Green Tea Extract
  • Brightening: Licorice Root Extract
  • Hydrating: Betaine

Sulwhasoo is a high-end Korean luxury cosmetic brand. Therefore, unlike inexpensive sheet masks, they have a lot to offer. These masks from Sulwhasoo have a higher price tag with fine cotton sheets and proactive ingredients. Now, Korea’s number one serum for the past 20 years is offered in a sheet mask, First Care Activating Mask. Surprisingly this single sheet mask contains 1/3 of a bottle of Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum that delivers optimum skin texture and instant moisture. Even though it’s quite expensive, it delivers in value as it provides indulgent moisture for that soft and incredibly glowing skin.


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Here were the best 10 face masks to buy in Korea so you’ll know what to look out for among the tons of Korean face masks when you go shopping in Korea. If you have a skin concern like acne or dryness, this post would help you to find the best fit for you. I hope you enjoy your journey on Korean cosmetics! 

Here, you can check the most popular Korean face masks 2021 loved by Koreans with such safe and non-harmful ingredients for soothing and brightening. Go ahead! Plus, check the best place where to buy Korean beauty products online and offline.

Where to Buy Korean Face Masks?

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Online Stores with International Shipping

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Offline Stores in Korea

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    • Missha
    • Etude House
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3 thoughts on “Best Korean Face Masks for Hydrating, Brightening, and Anti-aging”

  1. Number of people are afraid about their skin. your products seems to be organic as they have no side effect . I was looking for the skin care products now finally found it. How much will take to get results for fare skins? Thanx for sharing post i will definitely follow you up.

  2. Thanks Harry.
    Let’s keep in touch.

    Dy & Jay

  3. Natalie Roberts

    I also use one type of mask like Korean style. This is Viva Naturals Face Mask for Korean Skincare. It’sIt’s also an excellent skin lightening face mask due to bamboo charcoal. The best part is that I can use it even if you have sensitive and acne-prone skin. It can wipe away redness and scars. So I really like it.

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