Our Editor Loves These 3 Luxe to Less Sheet Masks for Plump, Juicy Skin

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For a piece of cloth that doesn't stay on your face for very long, I’m surprisingly picky about sheet masks.

I’ve put a lot of them on my face in my time, so I make the following statement with full confidence:

There are both good and bad affordable sheet masks, and good and bad expensive sheet masks.

Regardless of price, there are a few things that separate the meh sheet masks from the really, really great ones.

Things like, does the sheet mask fit the whole face? Are the eye and mouth holes big enough so you can mask, watch TV and eat at the same time? Is the sheet mask nice and serumy, but not too drippy? Does it leave your skin feeling refreshed or irritated? It's a lot.

So, does the perfect sheet mask exist? Good news - yes, it does.

In fact, keep scrolling for three brilliant sheet masks that deliver plump, juicy skin, no matter your budget.

1. The Bargain Sheet Mask: innisfree Fermented Soybean Bio Cellulose Mask.

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What: innisfree Second Skin Bio Cellulose Mask - Soothing

Why it's great:

If you’re looking for an affordable sheet mask that gets it done, you really can’t go past innisfree. I actually love every innisfree sheet mask I've had the pleasure of meeting thus far - this is the one I had when I wanted to prep my skin for a wedding recently.

Plus, sheet masks originated in Korea and Japan, you can trust most K-beauty sheet masks are going to be great.

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The innisfree Second Skin Bio Cellulose Mask - Soothing is formulated with Jeju Fermented Soybean, glycerin and panthenol (also known as B5) to help soothe dry, flaky skin. You won't find any big name active ingredients inside this packet, but that's OK because it's a $7 soothing sheet mask. It's not meant to give you a new face.

An FYI, when you open this glorious mask up, you'll need to pull off the front mesh to reveal a thinner mesh mask that spreads over the face pretty well. Take it from someone who was previously not doing this and wondering why the mask wouldn't stick to her face... (doh!)

There's plenty of serum inside this packet - it feels soothing and cool on the skin, and definitely won't irritate sensitive skin types. Really, you can’t go wrong whacking one of these on your face.

2. The Cosmeceutical Sheet Mask: Skinstitut Sheet Masks.

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What: Skinstitut Sheet Mask - 4 pack

Why they're great:

Cosmeceutical brand Skinstitut has just launched these new active ingredient sheet masks and they're goooood.

At under $50 for four sheet masks, they're not super affordable, but they're very reasonable given they're packed with active ingredients that'll deliver results.

The range includes:

  • Skinstitut Quick Fix Anti-Ageing Sheet Mask with marine collagen, vitamin E and antioxidants to firm, lift and rejuvenate the skin.

  • Skinstitut Quick Fix Calming Sheet Mask to soothe acne-prone and sensitive skins with niacinamide, botanicals and honey (this one's great post-skin treatment, too).

  • Skinstitut Quick Fix Brightening Sheet Mask to brighten dry, dull skin using vitamin C, pineapple and tangerine peel extract.

  • Skinstitut Quick Fix Hydrating Sheet Mask, which is a big drink of hyaluronic acid for your dry, dehydrated skin barrier.

Being a dry-skinned human, I'm wearing the hydrating sheet mask below.

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The first thing I noticed about this sheet mask is the way it spat serum at me when opening the packet. This is a good thing. The biocellulose sheet mask material is one of the best I've tried because all the holes are big enough, it stretches over your whole face, and it stays put.

This mask is unscented, felt lovely on the skin and didn't cause any irritation or itchiness. I left it on for 15 minutes as directed and my skin looked like how I imagine it would after skulling a litre of lemon water.

I'd use this one pre-event to help makeup glide onto the skin effortlessly, or after having a skin treatment like skin needling, laser or extractions done.

3. The Luxe Sheet Mask: Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Instant Reviving Mask.

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What: Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Instant Reviving Mask x 5

Why it's great:

Technically, this isn't a traditional sheet mask. It's actually a cream mask, but I'm calling it: it's the best sheet mask I've ever used.

This beautiful mask five pack also works out to cost around $70 a mask (ouch), hence it's my pick for a luxe face mask that's just as much about the experience of using as it is the skincare results.

Everything about this mask is primo, from the slick black packaging and the shiny, leather-feel mask material, to the luscious texture of the cream inside the mask, and the way your skin looks and feels afterwards.

Although this is an anti-ageing and firming mask, any skin type can indulge in it. It'd be rude not to.

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This mask comes in two parts - one for your chin, mouth and jawline, and the other for your nose and forehead. As I mentioned above, the actual mask is a shimmery black material that feels like woven fabric. It's so durable, I 100 per cent considered putting it back in the packet once I was done to save it for a second use.

I really enjoyed the feeling of the signature Magnesium, Sodium, Potassium and Silicon Crema Nera cream. It left my skin feeling ridiculously plump, radiant, bouncy and bright.

I would never tell anyone they need a $70 sheet mask. No one needs any beauty product, really. But if you can afford one, it won't disappoint you.

And that is my wrap up of my favourite sheet masks for every budget. For now...

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