Hey FaceTory Fam! 💝
You know you’re a #sheetmaskjunkie if you’ve tried out all the different sheet masks in the market. We’re talking your cotton, your charcoal, your bubble, your hydrogel– woo! The list goes on! With all these different types of sheet mask materials, you’re probably wondering what the difference is, and if there even is a difference!😅 We’re here to explain, so if you’re interested then just keep reading! 😉
Let’s start with saying that we like to think each one is different. True, it may seem like sheet masks are all the same but each one is made to provide you with something specific, similar to how other skincare products work. Maybe it’s hydration, maybe it’s soothing, maybe it’s clarifying! Whatever it is, sheet masks are made to provide your skin with extra essential nutrients and love, so the material of the sheet mask is also important to take note of!
Here is a breakdown of the most commonly used sheet mask materials:
These are the most common sheet mask materials. They are made of soft white cellulose fabric material. All of these materials are plant-derived, so they're all non-irritating!
Cotton: Fits well on the face and has a white fabric. It does not contain harsh chemicals that may irritate the skin. It is soft, absorbent, and allows air and moisture move around freely, allowing your skin to stay comfortable and moisturized.
Microfiber: Feels like soft silk and is white in color. It is usually a little thicker and softer than regular cotton sheets. It also conforms onto the face better. This material is eco-friendly because is biodegradable and does not contain harmful chemical ingredients.
Cupra: Made from “cotton linters”. These are short fibers that are left behind after processing raw cotton. This sheet mask material is white but has a transparent appearance when applied on the skin. It allows for moisture control and ensures that your skin is getting essence that is evenly distributed.
Tencel: This fiber is naturally derived from trees, it is a newer fiber that is considered a type of high-quality lyocell fiber. It is biodegradable and eco-friendly. It has a white/light cream color and feels like silk on the skin!
This sheet mask material has a transparent look and requires careful handling! Don’t pull or tug on a hydrogel mask as it may rip and you’ll be left with sticking puzzle pieces to your face. They are 100% soluble and feels like a cool, thin layer of film on your face. It is a definite must try!
This is an all natural fiber and really sticks to your skin! No joke, you’ll feel like you have a second layer of skin protecting you. It’s very similar to hydrogels but bio-cellulose sheet masks are usually thinner. The strong adhesion allows active ingredients to really sink in. You don’t want all those nutrients to evaporate into the air, right?!
Look a little crazy and try a foil sheet mask! Foil sheet mask materials really help prevent the liquid, nutrients, and active ingredients from evaporating. It has a cotton layer on the side where it touches your skin making it super comfortable to wear.
This sheet mask material is a black material and feels super smooth on the skin. Charcoal powder is compressed and infused into the sheet to detox the skin and help balance out excess oils.
Now, what are you waiting for?! Grab a sheet mask that you have yet to try! New experiences are always the best! 🤗