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    11 Of The Best Korean Skincare Masks You Can Get In The UK

    Goodbye, dull skin; hello, hydration and glow!

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    As the popularity of Korean beauty and skincare continues to grow, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the products on the market. Maybe you're new to masking and you need some direction, or maybe you've already tried a few sheet masks but you want to know what's really going to help you achieve the dewy, flawless "glass skin" look – either way, this roundup of the best Korean sheet masks and sleeping masks currently available in the UK can help you find treatments that are perfectly tailored to your skin's needs.

    1. The TONYMOLY I'm Real sheet masks are reliably high quality and low fuss.

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    TONYMOLY was one of the first K-beauty brands to gain widespread popularity in the US and the UK, and for good reason: their products are effective and affordable, and they're known for their really cute packaging. The I'm Real sheet masks are the perfect entry-level product if you're just getting into sheet masks and/or Korean skincare. Each mask clearly states its star ingredient and the skincare concern it addresses, and the essence isn't too runny or too sticky. The lemon (brightening) mask is one of my personal favourites from the range, with a gentle citrus fragrance that doesn't irritate my sensitive skin.

    Price: £1.50

    2. The Dr.Jart+ Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution sheet mask is a hero for problem skin – it helps control breakouts and clear up hyperpigmentation from previous spots.

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    The active ingredients include salicylic acid, tea tree oil, niacinamide, and antioxidants, which help to treat and prevent breakout-prone skin. The ultra-fine microfibre feels really soft and moulds easily to your face. The mask has an immediate calming effect on your skin and helps minimise the appearance of minor irritation and spots, along with the usual hydration boost that you'd expect from a sheet mask.

    Price: £5.50

    3. If you like the idea of putting on a mask and forgetting about it, the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is perfect for you.

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    A sleeping mask is great because you just put the product on your face at the end of your night-time skincare routine - like a heavy-duty moisturiser - and then let it work its magic while you sleep through the night. The Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is one of the original formulas to hit the market and remains perennially popular: it has over 2,000 reviews and a 4.2-star rating on Amazon. Reviewers say that the gel-like consistency spreads very easily and leaves skin feeling smooth and hydrated in the morning without leaving any sticky residue on your pillow! The product comes with its own tiny spatula for hygiene and a little goes a long way, so the jar should last you for a while.

    Price: £19 for 70ml

    4. The Benton Snail Bee High Content sheet masks are great for improving the texture of your skin.

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    This pure cotton sheet mask is recommended for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone. The essence is formulated with natural ingredients such as soothing camellia leaf extract, snail secretion filtrate, and bee venom, and reviewers report that it's hydrating and also has a smoothing effect. Benton is a certified cruelty-free brand but this particular product contains animal-derived products, so it isn't vegan-friendly.

    Price: £24.90 for a pack of ten

    5. The TONYMOLY Intense Care Gold 24k snail hydrogel mask is a truly premium experience that'll give your face a healthy glow.

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    Although its stated purpose is to target signs of ageing, this mask acts as a luxe at-home spa treatment for skin at any age. The mask is cleverly split into two pieces, making it easier to fit different face shapes. The texture is slightly thicker and more jelly-like than a typical sheet mask, and the amount of gel-type essence in the pack is so generous that it can be a little drippy when you first put it on – you might want to put a towel around your shoulders! Ingredients such as 24-karat gold, fermented snail mucin, and ginseng extract help to nourish your skin and restore its natural elasticity.

    Price: £8.50

    6. From its gorgeous packaging to its effect on your skin, the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow sleeping mask is seriously dreamy.

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    This gel-textured overnight mask combines watermelon extract, hyaluronic acid, and alpha hydroxy acids to gently exfoliate, hydrate, and soothe your skin. Reviewers say the lightweight formula absorbs quickly and doesn't leave residue on your pillow, and that it has a noticeable smoothing and brightening effect. The product can also be used as a ten-minute rinse-off mask at any time of day. Glow Recipe is a cruelty-free brand and this product is vegan-friendly.

    Price: £20.50 for 30ml, £41 for 80ml

    7. The bestselling Leaders Aquaringer Skin Clinic sheet mask has rave reviews for its hydrating, plumping effect on tired skin.

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    Reviewers across the internet love this mask, which they say really restores hydration and minimises the appearance of fine lines. The Leaders brand was founded by dermatologists from one of South Korea's top universities, and the Skin Clinic sheet masks are bestsellers both in Asia and around the world! The Aquaringer mask uses hyaluronic acid and natural glacier water from the Alps to boost hydration and adenosine to target wrinkles.

    Price: £24.99 for a pack of ten

    8. The multi-purpose Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask is a must-have product if your skincare routine also includes vitamin C.

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    This mask has a truly unique texture, like a milk pudding or jelly, that turns into a rich but lightweight essence as you rub it into your skin and re-forms into a smooth surface after you scoop it from the jar with the included small spatula. The combination of vitamin E, niacinamide, and adenosine has antioxidant, brightening, and wrinkle-fighting benefits. The vitamin E stabilises and increases the effectiveness of vitamin C products – if you don't already have a vitamin C serum, the brand's Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop is a great addition to your skincare regimen. The product can be used as a skin-regenerating sleeping mask or treatment, or even as a daily moisturiser that protects against UV damage. Klairs is a cruelty-free brand.

    Price: £26 for 90ml

    9. If your skin is prone to sensitivity and redness, the Benton Goodbye Redness Centella Mask can help!

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    This soothing mask is infused with 45% Centella Asiatica leaf water, a plant extract popular in Korean skincare for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties, so it's perfect for calming irritated and breakout-prone skin. The mask also contains hyaluronic acid to boost hydration and is free of artificial fragrance. Benton is a certified cruelty-free brand and this product should be suitable for vegans.

    Price: £25.79 for a pack of ten

    10. The COSRX Ultimate Moisturising Honey overnight mask is lightweight but packs a real punch when it comes to calming your skin.

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    This gel-type mask is packed with propolis extract, which has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as natural beeswax for sealing in hydration and adenosine for its anti-aging benefits. As a result, it moisturises your skin while soothing irritation and reducing redness. People with oily skin really like how light and non-greasy this formula is, and it can be used as a daytime wash-off mask as well. COSRX is a cruelty-free brand but this particular product is not vegan-friendly.

    Price: £22.99 for 60ml

    11. The Saturday Skin Quench Intense Hydration sheet mask is like giving your skin a big drink of water.

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    The mask is made of an ultra-light bio-cellulose material that clings easily to your face. The essence contains hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, watermelon and aloe vera extracts, as well as the brand's signature peptide formula that boosts your skin's natural regeneration. Saturday Skin's whole product range is free from parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance, and synthetic colour. The Quench mask contains citrus oils that add a subtle, refreshing scent to your sheet mask experience.

    Price: £4.60 for one, £23 for a pack of five