We understand that shopping for the perfect mask for your skin can get confusing. From affordable to high end brands, and the endless number of sheetmasks in between, its easy to feel like a kid lost at a candy store. The ultimate power of using a sheet mask is in the ability to lock the essence into your skin and prevent it from evaporating.
The true power of the sheet mask lies in the mask sheet itself. More specifically, it lies in the sheet's ability to prevent the essence from evaporating. "They provide more hydration than just a typical serum or essence because you're applying it and occluding it for 20 minutes. Instead of vanishing into thin air, all that hydrating, brightening, calming goodness absorbs deep into your skin. You get the glow of an intensive facial treatment in a tiny little packet that you can take just about anywhere.
We’ve listed out a guide below to help you choose the ideal mask for you and help you begin your journey to healthier and more beautiful skin.
Sheetmask For Every Skin Type
The sheetmask you choose to use can also be based on your skin type. Each sheetmask will cater to a specific skin type or problem area that we think will help you improve your complexion in the long run.
Oily/Acne Prone Skin: Skin that is acne prone or oily usually suffer from enlarged pores, which can contribute to dull or shiny complexion, blackheads, pimples, or blemishes. We recommend using sheetmasks that are charcoal based clay based or specifically labeled “pore” for Acne Prone or Oily Skin girls. These type of masks will aid with minimizing oil sebum production while clearing up any white or black heads. Over time, it will help manage any excess oil that tend to overproduce due to environmental changes, stress or diet.
Normal/Combination Skin: Normal or Combination Skin means that you have both dry and oily areas (nose, forehead, chin). Girls with normal to combination skin can use any type of Petaluma sheetmask based on how you feel like your skin is acting that day. During the summer time, sheetmasks that have cooling effects are recommended while during the winter time, we recommend picking sheetmasks that are more hydrating.
Dry Skin: Dry skin types are characterized by almost invisible pores, dull, rough complexion, red patches, have less elasticity, and fine lines. Hydrogels, Rose andHoney sheetmasks are the best for girls with dry skin. The hydrogels will lock in moisture moreso than a cotton mask.
Sensitive Skin: Girls with sensitive skin easily break out with rashes, get blotchy, are susceptible to acne breakouts, or stinging sensations when applying a new product. We recommend trying our 100% Coconut fermented sheetmasks which are parafen free, alcohol free, cruelty free and dermatologist tested.
Types of Masks We Carry
The material of the sheetmask is universal and does not matter what type of skin you have. This is more of a preference of choice depending on which type of material makes you feel the most relaxed. Some people like hydrogels because of it’s hydrating abilities while others love cotton masks for its traditional benefits.
Cotton: Our premium grade cotton masks are made with non-woven fabric produced from the finest cotton. They are highly absorbent which allows more application of serum. The soft texture of the mask conforms to the face without creasing. The cotton masks retain liquid very well which prevents the masks from drying out too fast.
Hydrogel: The hydrogel masks that we carry are thick or thin clear gel-like sheetmasks that are made with ingredients that have either herbal or floral extracts. The hydrogel clings to your skin like a glove while it works to deliver the serum in between your skin and the mask as much as possible. The key benefit of using a hydrogel is that it locks in moisture much better than a cotton mask. The gel is made to stick to your skin more-so than a cotton mask. This will allow you to move around without worrying about it falling off.
Coconut: We also carry a variety of sheetmasks that are made with 100% natural fermented coconut juice. This naturally hydrophilic gel locks in 10 times more moisture than traditional cotton masks and has the amazing ability to contour to any facial shape. These masks are cruelty free, does not contain any alcohol, parafen free and dermatologist tested.
Clay: Our clay cotton sheetmask is one of a kind. It’s truly a revolutionary way to apply a clay mask without the messiness. Made with Hawaiian clay, Kaolin, and Green Tea Extract, this particular sheetmask is great for tightening pores and getting rid of excess sebum.
Ingredients we love
These ingredients are commonly found in the sheetmasks that we curate and test. The benefits found in these ingredients are essential to keeping your skin healthy and glowing.
Camelia Oil: Camelia Oil is considered to be the miracle oil of East Asia. It is used to make anti-oxidant rich green and black tea. It restores skin by reducing fine lines and the appearance of pores. It treats rough, irritated skin, and enlarged pores. It is effective by diminishing fine lines and acne scars, soothes troubled and irritated skin, and visibly minimizes pores.
Honey: The benefits of honey is universal. It helps with Acne prone skin because it is naturally antibacterial. It is full of antioxidants which aids in slowing down the aging process of the skin while it is soothing and hydrating.
Jojoba oil: Jojoba oil is unique in that, unlike most other vegetable oils, it closely resembles sebum, a waxy substance produced by our skin glands, so it can act as a natural skin conditioner. Jojoba oil works in several ways to counteract acne formation. First, it acts as a deep cleanser. Being a liquid, it can penetrate deep into the hair follicle; it can dissolve the sebum deposits and help dislodge the comedone, thus clearing out any blockage.Rose: Rose extracts or oil contains a complex array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It has excellent emollient properties for moisturizing dry skin; it also offers antiseptic and astringent properties to treat acneic skin, as well as anti-inflammatory properties that help treat redness and inflammation.
Olive: One of the most profound benefits of olive oil for skin care is how quickly and easily it softens dry skin. Part of why Olive Oil is so powerful is because it’s a “humectant” which means that it draws moisture into your skin. Another one of the major benefits of olive oil skin care is its effect on wrinkles – it can actually help to prevent them with its antioxdant super powers.
Green Tea: Green Tea is known to be full of antioxidants which are crucial to keeping your skin looking vibrant and glowing. Additionally, green tea can make your skin produce less sebum andreduce your inflammation levels.
Bee Venom: Bee venom breaks down cell membranes, which tricks your body into thinking it's under attack. It responds by increasing circulation, triggering the production of collagen and even relaxing facial muscles. This helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, which is why some use bee venom as a natural alternative to Botox. This is perfect for your anti aging needs, but those with sensitive skin should definitely try this on a small patch of skin to be safe.
Ceramides: Ceramides create a protective, water-tight barrier in the skin’s surface which helps to trap moisture while keeping microorganisms and harmful environmental factors out. Ceramides are known to increase moisture, hydrate dry skin, renew, repair and firm aging skin, while reducing wrinkles.