Generally, sheet masks are composed of either paper, cotton, nonwoven fiber, cellulose, pulp (from rayon to wood and coconut), or even a combination of these materials. We are no fan of sheet masks at NAYA as they are not sustainable and accumulate waste. There is no friendly way of disposing them and most of the time they are overpriced and are wrapped in plastic. While Hydrating sheet masks contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, which binds more water molecules to restore moisture to the skin, sheets masks tend to be thin and don’t actually contain enough moisture to effectively hydrate skin. We would suggest to ignore them and keep your pennies in your purse and turn on the heel when it comes to sheet masks.
If you’re looking to be proactive in developing an anti-aging regimen while solving dry skin problems, use masks specifically targeted to specific concerns (fine lines, deep wrinkles, discoloration, hyperpigmentation, etc.).
Overnight masks can actually be the holy grail for people with dry and dehydrated skin. They work while you’re asleep, which is when the body naturally rebalances hydration. When the body is in a deep, restful sleep, the skin’s metabolism increases and cell-turnover and -renewal escalate. Your skin is, therefore, able to recover moisture while excess water in the body is processed for removal. Since skin can lose water while you’re sleeping, the application of overnight serums and creams creates an impermeable seal on the skin’s surface (again, an occlusive layer) that locks in the mask’s hydrating ingredients so that they penetrate more deeply into the skin.
Trust us, there’s a mask out there for you, no matter your budget or skin type. And why don’t you start and have a look at our Hydration Mask with five different types of Hyaluronic Acid to plump up each layer of your skin.