4 Must-Try Face Masks from Around the World
Treat your skin with nourishing formulas from across the globe.
With warm, sunny days on the horizon here in the States, the pressure is on to perfect your skin. After a long, dry winter, you'll want to soothe any irritation and infuse dry skin with moisture-rich ingredients that will leave you with a healthy glow. And one of the most effective ways to ensure that your skin absorbs the nutrients it needs to be fully restored, is to apply a quality face mask. We look to Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia to round up a handful of masks powered by ingredients from all corners of the globe that deliver just what you need to invigorate dull skin.
As a leader in the phenomenon that is sheet masks, it’s no surprise that there is no shortage of face masks to choose from in Korea. While K-beauty offers a wide range of masks with an even wider range of beauty benefits, one brand seems to stand out. Dermal Korea offers over 30 different sheet mask variations. Among them are the classics like masks infused with pearl, rose, and seaweed, as well as more unexpected ingredients like bee venom and vegetable placenta.
What's equally pleasing about Dermal Korea sheet masks is their price point. A pack of 16 masks will only run you about $12.
In Scandinavia, it’s important to keep your skin hydrated throughout the region's brutal winters. Perhaps that explains why the Swedish have mastered the art of creating a decadent face mask. Popular Stockholm skincare brand, Verso Skincare, offers three face masks with ingredients that vary according to your skin's needs. Our favorite, the Deep Hydration Mask, contains antioxidant-rich grapefruit extract for a smoothing effect and claims to help skin retain moisture for up to 120 hours.
It seems that no one knows how to maintain a healthy glow like Australians. Jurlique is an Australia-based beauty brand with a wide range of products from skincare to hair care, and even aromatherapy. One of the brand's most effective facial treatments is the Purely White Skin Brightening Facial Treatment Mask. Enriched with safflower, licorice root extract, and other botanic ingredients, the mask leaves skin youthful and radiant.
ORÍKÌ is a luxury skincare brand based out of Lagos, Nigeria that creates a range of beauty and grooming products—yes, the brand has a men's line too!—utilizing raw materials and all natural ingredients. If you've got oily or acne-prone skin, try the Absorbing Clay Mineral Mask. With purifying volcanic Kaolin clay, the mask draws breakout-inducing oils and dirt from pores, leaving skin clean and clear.
Have at a spring cleaning session for your skin and put one (or all) of these masks to good use. And let us know your results in the comments, below!