Scrimp, Save, Splurge: The Best Korean Sleeping Masks for Any Budget

Get that glass skin while you sleep!

ILLUSTRATION War Espejo

(SPOT.ph) The past few years have seen most skincare junkies slapping Korean skincare products on their faces like there’s no tomorrow, and for good reason. Apart from it being accessible, Korean skincare products usually contain potent ingredients to achieve that dewy, chok-chok skin. 

One K-Beauty favorite is the face mask. It comes in many forms: there’s the sheet mask soaked in essence that you put on your face for a couple of minutes; the clay-type mask that you slather all over your face for it to absorb impurities and is rinsed after a while; and the sleeping pack or overnight mask, ideal for those who dream of copping that dewy complexion after a good night’s sleep.

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Overnight or sleeping masks are applied before you get some shut-eye, and it's usually the last step of a multi-step skincare routine (whatever works for you, right?). According to Healthline, it acts both as a sealant and as a barrier, to “prevent dirt from closing in on your pores” as you sleep while all the products you previously applied are locked in. It also helps out in the skin’s renewal process, which happens between 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. All you need to do is to apply this product, sleep, and wake up to bright and glowing skin—no “can’t-talk-my-mask-will-slip-off” moments  and messy cleanups here.

If you want to quickly pamper and hydrate your skin, this no-fuss skincare product is for you. We give you this selection of great overnight masks depending on your budget.

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Check out the best Korean overnight masks for any budget:

Scrimp: Calming Hydro Sleeping Mask (P215) from Mamonde

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This Calming Hydro Sleeping Mask from Mamonde is an affordable find for those wanting to get started on a nightly masking ritual. It has a mild floral scent and a gel-like texture that feels good on the skin. This sleeping mask is formulated with calendula petals, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties to calm irritated skin. It comes in a small tub with a spatula thrown in, so you can keep your sleeping mask bacteria-free. Pro tip: We know how satisfying it is to slap cold cream on your skin, so we suggest you keep the tub in the fridge before application. 

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Save: Green Tea Sleeping Mask (P725) from Innisfree

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Green tea does wonders for the body because of its antioxidant properties, and your skin in particular can greatly benefit from this ingredient. Innisfree’s Green Tea Sleeping Mask is for those who have damaged, tired skin. It’s formulated with Beauty Green Tea, a moisturizing ingredient that Innisfree developed after studying over 2,000 Korean green tea varieties. The gel-like product is instantly absorbed by the skin and leaves no sticky or greasy feeling, too, so you can quickly plop to bed after application—and wake up to a bright, dewy complexion the next morning. We like the minimalist tube packaging, too!

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Splurge: Overnight Vitalizing Mask EX (P2,700) from Sulwhasoo

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Sulwhasoo is one of the most luxurious skincare brands in South Korea that their products are often given as gifts to first ladies around the world. If you have extra moolah, check out Sulwhasoo's Overnight Vitalizing Mask EX, which promises to give you soft, glowing, and moisturized skin. The product is formulated with scutellaria root, which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-ultraviolet ray properties; walnut extract, which has vitamin B5 for lightening dark spots; and angelica acutiloba, which has brightening benefits.The innovative Organic Respiration Layer technology is behind its soft, soothing feel when applied on skin. This overnight mask also settles quickly, so you don’t have to worry about transferring product to your pillows. Plus, its woody, ginger-like scent will have you feeling relaxed in no time.

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