What Is the Rubber Face Mask and Why Is It So Popular in Korea?
Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra explains that the rubber mask, which is applied to the face, includes vitamins and antioxidants that can help with damaged skin. The product is meant to be used at the end of the day to calm and hydrate the skin. After trying out the mask, Dr. Batra says her skin felt hydrated and calm and she enjoyed it. It's popular because it works.
How to Use the Mask:
Dr. Batra demonstrates mixing the rubber mask for application. It's recommended to apply the mask to a clean face.
- Mix the powder or liquid properly
- Beat it until it dissolves and reaches a gooey consistency
- Apply a thick layer to your face immediately
- Let the mask dry for 15-20 minutes (or the duration recommended by the brand)
- Peel off the mask and follow up with a toner, serum, and moisturizer
Best Mask for Your Skin Type:
Best for Oily Skin: Anskin Charcoal Modeling Mask - $18.25
This rubber mask contains charcoal, which is best if you need a deeper clean. Charcoal removes contaminants, sebum, and impurities effectively. It contains active ingredients, such as diatomite, betaine, and glucose, that moisturize your skin, improve its elasticity, and increase the hydration level of your skin.
Best for Dry Skin: Dr. Jart+ Hydration Lover Rubber Mask - $15.40
Dr. Jart+ Hydration Lover Rubber Mask is a two-step system that provides intense hydration to your skin. You first apply a highly concentrated ampoule serum. Then the actual rubber mask, which is infused with algae and botanical extracts. The mask also contains vitamin C, essential minerals, green seaweed extracts, and lipophilic and hydrophilic actives.
Best for Aging Skin: Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydrating Modeling Mask - $48.00 (4 masks)
This product is meant to help your skin revive through oxygen exchange. The two-step gel and powder formula contains humectants, medical-grade marine algae, and hyaluronic acid that helps keep your skin smooth and supple, reduce fine lines, and even out your skin tone.
Best for Sensitive Skin: Shangpree Green Modeling Mask - $50.00 (5 masks)
This soothing and calming mask includes skin-loving ingredients like snail mucin, spirulina and chlorella to soothe redness from irritated, inflamed skin. The cool, jelly texture helps ensures skin remains calm and hydrated even after removing the mask.
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