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Attributes Of The Most Effective Sheet Masks

Over the past year, we’ve seen sheet masks popping up everywhere.  They’re in a lot of direct to consumer stores, so we know that your customers love them, but why?

Ever wonder how the most effective sheet masks work?  Or why sheet masks are becoming so popular?  Maybe you want to know if they’re really effective in a treatment?  We have so many questions about sheet masks.

Let’s dig into the “why”! 

Industry Experts Weigh In On The  Sheet Mask Phenomenon

In order to get the answers to the long list of questions that we have about sheet masks, we put a call out to the top skin care companies in the country and invited them to join in the conversation.  We were thrilled to have some of the brands that we love and respect answer our call and agree to help us create an informative conversation about sheet masks!

We asked questions about their effectiveness in treatments when they’re combined with other modalities such as microcurrent and light therapy.  We opened up conversation about the different materials from which sheet masks are made.  Some of our industry experts even offered their opinons on why consumers love sheet masks.

Industry Leaders Answer Our Questions

It’s such an honor when these industry leaders take the time from their schedule to work with us!  These experts offer thoughtful answers to questions about treatment effectiveness, consumer behavior and so much more!

Question:

What is the best feature of sheet masks?

Answer: 

“Sheet masks provide an on-demand, specialized treatment rich in beneficial skin care ingredients to target your skin concerns. Sheet masks can be used anytime and taken anywhere — on vacation, to work, at the gym, and in the spa or salon. In fact, sheet masks are an excellent way to provide express treatments that can be performed without having to change clothes, and can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as a manicure or body treatment.  Another benefit – Repêchage® sheet masks are biodegradable, making them good for your skin and the planet!”  Lydia Sarfati, Repêchage® CEO and Founder

Question:

I see a lot of sheet masks in the consumer market – why do you think consumer based brands love them so much?

Answer:

According to a 2019 report by Adroit Market Research, “Rising consumer requirements for easy-to-use and budget-friendly personal care products has been driving the face masks market demand.”  

Masks that are easy to use and offer results tailored to specific skin needs are what seems to be driving the popularity of sheet masks.

  Pam Huck, President of MedSpa Distributors Inc

Question:

Why use a sheet mask to infuse ingredients over other delivery forms like mud or gel?

Answer:

Have you ever tried masking mid-flight with mud or gel? 

Sheet masks are for all skin types & occasions, not just the jet-setters looking to restore hydration & protect from recycled air/ environmental stress. Our Herbal Sheet Mask’s brightening, hydrating, anti-inflammatory formula is too good to wash off! With our no-rinse formula your skin is able hold onto the nutrient dense benefits, even after you remove the sheet mask. Kaelin Jutras, Herbal Skincare Solutions

Question:

Can sheet masks transmit microcurrent?

Answer:

When our masks are produced they go through  a process called ‘blending synthesis’ – where conductive components are dispersed throughout the collagen base of our mask. This process leads to decreased impedance and stable conductivity without the need to utilize additional or specialized techniques to gain results. All you need to do is keep the mask hydrated while performing microcurrent Rose Laudisio, XO8 Cosmecuticals

Question:

Does LED light penetrate sheet mask?

Answer:

The LightStim SheetMasque is made of a very light, breathable bio cellulose fiber that is highly effective at delivering active ingredients into the skin. When applied correctly and smoothed onto the face, the masque is near transparent and truly looks like a second skin. Photons of light have the ability to travel through transparent or near transparent objects and penetrate the skin. You can think of this as you would getting sun exposure through a window or the windshield of your car (except we only deliver the healthy, therapeutic wavelengths.) Of course, the SheetMasque can also be used on its own.

As we continue to learn more about how the skin works on a cellular level, we also advance technology to address its very specific needs. Professionals are showing more and more interest in understanding how modalities work together so they can combine treatments that support each other and boost benefits. This is what we’re doing with the LightStim SheetMasque and LightStim LED devices – it’s all about the harmony. Combining treatments in this way allows us to provide energy to the skin for better overall function, stimulate blood flow and oxygenate with LED while simultaneously introducing anti-wrinkle peptides, as well as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and ultra-hydrating ingredients.  Amy Gardner, LightStim

Question:

Can you use ionic devices to help infuse ingredients in the sheet mask into the skin?

Answer:

Iontophoresis devices are perfect for helping to infuse ingredients from sheet masks into the skin, and they can be used both in the spa and salon and at home.  Iontophoresis is a technique which uses electric current to deliver a water soluble molecule through the skin via low intensity current. Set in positive ionization mode, this helps deliver moisturizing and hydrating ingredients. Set in negative ionization mode, the device helps to draw out dirt and debris from the skin. This works perfectly with sheet mask treatments. For example, during the Repêchage® Vita Cura® B3 Lifting Treatment with Enzymatic Micropeel and Ionto Massager, the Ionto Massager is set to positive and massaged over the sheet mask for five minutes to help the ingredients work deeper into the surface layers of the skin.  The best news: you can use this portable Ionto Massager device at home in conjunction with Repêchage® sheet masks to help maintain professional results in between appointments. Lydia Sarfati, Repêchage® CEO and Founder

Question:

Do you think more professional brands will expand the sheet mask segment of their line?

Answer:

As the popularity for sheet masks increases, I believe skincare professionals will see the value in sheet mask application in the treatment room – especially when coupled with professional treatments such as microcurrent or to calm and diminish inflammation and redness after a variety of skin resurfacing procedures such as lasers or microdermabrasion.  Professional brands can offer sophisticated ingredients in the sheet masks that will be more deeply penetrated by professional skincare treatments.  

Premium sheet masks are already in the professional skincare space today and are made from pure biocellulose.  Biocellulose masks are superior to paper or pulp masks because they provide long-lasting moisture retention and adhesion to the skin which results in the ability to transfer higher volumes of superior ingredients to the skin. Pam Huck, President of MedSpa Distributors Inc

6 Of The Most Effective Sheet Masks

Vita Cura® B3 Lifting Mask
by Repêchage

For an on-demand specialized treatment, the Repêchage® Vita Cura® B3 Lifting Mask provides an immediate visible smoothing of facial wrinkles.

It’s a rich, at-home facial sheet mask that combines the advanced formulas of the Vita Cura® Gold Collection combined with Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract & Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract to create an invisible film on the skin’s surface for an immediate temporarily-lifted appearance. …more info…

Bel Mondo Brightening Facial Sheet Mask
by MedSpa Distributors

The pure bio cellulose fabric in this sheet mask transfers niacinamide, alpha arbutin, ascorbyl palmitate, plant extracts, and other key active ingredients that help correct uneven skin tone and promote brighter complexions. Bel Mondo’s facial masks are produced naturally from pure microbial cellulose – not manufactured from coarse cotton. The tightly-woven fibers in our masks adhere like a second skin and excel at transferring nourishment. Treating your skin with Bel Mondo is like visiting your favorite spa.  …more info…

HYDRATING CELLULOSIC MASK
by Saian Skincare

This gentle cellulosic mask replenishes the skin’s moisture levels with hyaluronic acid, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with Argireline. This mask’s soft blend of allantoin and seaweed extract soothes, and nourishes the skin without any added parabens, fragrance or color. Store it in the refrigerator, and apply after RF treatments, or micro needling, or store it in room temperature for daily use. This mask was created as a follow-up after the FirmAge machine.  …more info…

CBD Sheet Mask
by Herbal Skin Solutions

Feed your skin with this nutrient dense two-part sheet mask infused with nourishing herbal extracts. Potent cannabinoid antioxidants super charge the skin with a boosted glow and repair the skin post treatment.  USA Manufactured in a California licensed drug facility that is compliant with all state and federal regulations to insures the quality and safety of the products.   …more info…

Placenta Stem Cell Mask
by XO8 Cosmecuticals

It is an innovative treatment mask that you can do at home in your bathroom or, if you are a skin care professional, you can offer your clients as a service. This mask contains pluripotent stem cell extract, 24K Nano Gold, active botanicals, and peptides designed to support your skin’s health and in this article we are going to go over each of those ingredients so you can fully understand why this carefully formulated mask is truly the Gold Standard when it comes to age-management.   …more info…

SheetMasque
by LightStim

LightStim SheetMasque For softer, smoother, firmer skin Argireline, Brown Plankton Extract, Glycerine, Hyaluronic Acid (HMW), Allantoin.  Vegan & Gluten Free.  PARABEN FREE INGREDIENTS   …more info…

Sophisticated Enough For Treatment – Easy To Use At Home

You can clearly see that our Industry Experts love and use sheet masks in treatment and recommend them for home care.  They can be used as a medium to increase the therapeutic effect of serious modalities.  Add them to microcurrent.  Use them after strong treatments for calming and soothing.  

You can recommend them for home care and are ideal to use while traveling, to help prep for events on the road.  Clients love them because they’re so easy to and offer almost instantaneous results.  

So Versatile You Can Use Them Anywhere

Our favorite feature of a sheet mask is that you can use them anywhere.  Two of the savviest women in the skin care industry have been spotted sheet masking mid-flight!  Dasha from Saian Skincare and Kaelin from Herbal Skin Solutions have posted selfies from their flights.

Let these photos inspire you to sheet mask any where, any time!

Thanks Guys

Thanks so much to Timothy Quinn, George Flynn and Chris-Tyler Young.  Our sheet mask models.  

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