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A Guide to Sheet Masks

Sheet masks are great for hydrating, brightening and moisturizing. Providing instant results and infusing the skin with key ingredients, they run complementary to your daily skincare routine. Keep reading to find the best sheet mask for your skin type and concerns.

What is a sheet mask?

Sheet masks are face-shaped masks made of thin fabric that are saturated in serum. With precut holes for the nose, eyes and mouth, they adhere seamlessly to facial contours to avoid slipping and lock in moisture.

A sheet face mask is designed to infuse the skin with high concentrations of key ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid or Vitamin C, to target specific skin concerns.

Sheet mask: benefits for skin

The best sheet masks are infused with a potent serum that both penetrates the layers of the skin and sits on the surface to improve tone and texture, even after the sheet is removed.

Face mask sheets also typically provide results in as little as 20 minutes thanks to their fabric material that locks in the serum and prevents evaporation, allowing the key ingredients to better absorb into the skin.

Choosing the best sheet masks for your skin concerns

While most face mask sheets are infused with a multitude of beneficial ingredients, it’s best to choose one that targets your specific skin concerns. Whether your goal is to hydrate, brighten or reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, there’s a sheet mask that’s up to the task.

Hydrating sheet mask

Infused with hyaluronic acid and No7’s powerful anti-wrinkle peptide technology, No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum Boost Sheet Masks lend the complexion a plump and smooth appearance. With continued use, skin feels hydrated and smoothed, while fine lines appear visibly reduced.

Brightening sheet mask

No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum Boost Sheet Mask leaves the skin looking instantly more radiant and feeling nourished. Infused with hyaluronic acid, hibiscus and No7’s unique pigmentation complex, it improves the appearance of skin tone and texture in just 20 minutes, supporting a more evenly toned, radiant-looking complexion.

Anti-aging sheet mask

Boasting the same anti-wrinkle, firming and brightening complexes as the Restore & Renew serum, but seven times more concentrated, the No7 Restore & Renew Multi Action Face & Neck Serum Boost Sheet Mask provides a week’s worth of anti-aging results in one use, for a face and neck that appears more youthful and radiant.

How to use a face mask sheet

A sheet mask should be applied onto cleansed, toned skin once a week.

  1. Tear open the sachet, then carefully remove and unfold the mask.
  2. Smooth over the face, ensuring the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin are covered. Hook over ears to secure.
  3. Relax for 15-20 minutes, then remove the mask and discard. Do not flush.

Do you wash your face after a sheet mask?

Unlike traditional face masks, sheet masks should not be washed off. Massage in the remaining serum, then continue with your normal skincare routine.

What to do after applying a sheet mask

A face mask sheet replaces the serum step in your skincare routine. After removing the sheet and massaging the remaining serum into the skin, wait 90 seconds, then follow with an SPF moisturizer in the morning or a night cream in the evening.

How often should you use a sheet mask?

As beneficial as face mask sheets are for skin, they shouldn’t be applied more than 3 times a week. Overuse can cause irritation and potentially clog the pores.

To address different skin concerns, alternate between different sheet face masks each week. Just be sure to give skin a break and allow it to recover as needed.


Explore No7’s full range of face mask sheets to find the perfect formula for you.


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Find the Right Face Mask for Your Skin Concerns


Find the Right Face Mask for Your Skin Concerns

Whether you’re aiming to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, unclog pores, or deeply hydrate, there’s a face mask that’s up to the task.

2021-02-09 19:30:59By No7 Beauty




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