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Best Sheet Masks for Intense Hydration | Sheet Mask Round-Up

Ad | Contains affiliate links Sheet masks are one of my favourites in my skincare regime. Why? Because they are fun, very convenient, quick...

Best Sheet Masks for Intense Hydration

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Sheet masks are one of my favourites in my skincare regime. Why? Because they are fun, very convenient, quick and can be used to give you skin some serious pampering. No wonder, they are so popular. 

This round-up features some of the best sheet masks that offer intense hydration and leave your skin feeling nourished and youthful. Take a look!

athletia Core Balance Toning Mask

If you are looking for an environmentally friendly face mask infused with plant-derived ingredients, then look no further than the Core Balance Toning Mask from athletia.

athletia's focus is on natural ingredients. They harness the botanical power of essential oils, blending to benefit skin, body and mind. Around 90-100% of the fragrances used in their products are natural and botanical essential oils. They don't use any agricultural chemicals on their farms instead focusing on sustainable and recycling-oriented farming. Their products are inspired by nature, and they care for the environment, so they only use eco-conscious materials.

athletia Core Balance Toning Mask

The Core Balance Toning Mask is environmentally friendly. Made with 100% cotton, the mask is infused with plant-derived ingredients such as Geranium Robertianum Extract and Uji green tea extract (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract) both of which help to deeply hydrate the skin. 

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea extract) is known to be a great antioxidant, UV protectant, and has anti-inflammatory properties. Because of this, it is a great choice as an ingredient in anti-ageing and hydrating skincare products. 

Geranium Robertianum Extract was historically valued for its medicinal qualities and in recent times it has found use in skincare industry because of astringent and healing promotion properties.

Both these along with Angelica Keiskei Leaf/Stem Extract, Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract, Rice Ferment Filtrate (together known as the ATHLETIA Energetic Complex) offer intense hydration to the skin.

The mask, as I mentioned earlier, is 100% cotton, paraben-free, silicon-free and mineral oil free. It has a lovely natural, herby fragrance due to the presence of lavender, bergamot, marjoram, cedarwood and myrtle oil.

I love this mask. It is packed full of natural goodness and left my skin feeling deeply hydrated and nourished.

Priced at £9 per mask, it is available from

Dr Irena Eris - AQUALITY Water-Infused Essential Mask

Built on dreams, passion and work, the Dr Irena Eris brand has a luxury skincare range in addition to a network of Cosmetic Institutes and three five-star SPA Hotels. Their cosmetics and skincare ranges are based on groundbreaking formulas, innovative technologies and top-quality ingredients.

Their AQUALITY range brings a new level of hydration thanks to a new-generation active ingredient called γ-polyglutamic acid (γ PGA), which according to the brand has proven to be more effective as a moisturiser than hyaluronic acid. This mesohybrid deep moisturising system, developed at the Dr Irena Eris Centre for Science and Research, uses the innovative technology of biocompatible carriers that act as a magnet for H2O molecules, which guarantees intensive, long-lasting hydration and anti-wrinkle action at all skin layers.

The AQUALITY range includes a moisturising cream, a hydrating recovery cream, a serum concentrate and a water-infused face mask (featured in this guide).

Dr Irena Eris - AQUALITY Water-Infused Essential Mask

The face mask with revolutionary hydrating and regenerating properties helps to instantly improve the skin’s look by reducing the signs of fatigue. The skin-friendly ingredients visibly rejuvenate the facial contours while calming and relaxing the skin at the same time. The poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA) is the star ingredient and offers intense and long-lasting hydration. 

The mask contains Prunus Persica (peach) extract which is known for its moisturising and skin softening properties and helps boost the production of collagen, reducing wrinkles and increasing skin elasticity. The pomegranate extract in the mask helps to gently exfoliate dead skin, brighten it and improve its appearance. 

The mask is made of a delicate, velvety soft fabric that adheres beautifully to the contours of the face. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then gently massage in any remaining essence onto the skin. It will leave the skin intensely moisturised and smooth with a gentle, natural glow. I loved how this mask gave my face a boost of hydration. The facial skin felt pampered and rejuvenated.

If you have a special occasion coming up and don't have the time to fit in a facial, give this mask a go!

The mask comes in a pack of 2, is priced at £17 (£8.50/mask) and available from

Forever Living Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask

For intense hydration and skin conditioning, the Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask from Forever Living is a great pick. As the name suggests, the heart of this mask is the bio-cellulose fibre it is made of. This material fits every contour of the face, allowing the mask to reach all parts of the face.

The Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask offers dual-phase benefits. According to Forever Living, "through a process unique to them, a special bacterium naturally ferments aloe vera gel from their own plantations and seagrass then fuses them into bio-cellulose fabric to soothe, soften and condition skin. Along with this, a serum enriched with green tea, and horse chestnut rejuvenates dull skin to unveil soft, supple skin for a complexion that glows."

Forever Living Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask

Application of the mask is easy. Unfold the mask. You will notice that the mask has woven fabric on both the sides. Remove one layer and discard it. Apply the mask to the face and gently press it in to ensure it fits your face properly. Now, remove the second layer of woven fabric and discard it. Let the mask work its magic for 15-20 minutes. Remove and discard the mask and be wowed by soft, smooth and hydrated skin. 

I looooove this mask. It has a soothing, calming effect and stays in place. I left it on for nearly half an hour and it did not slip. It left my skin super soft, hydrated and supple. And there is lots of serum left in the sachet, which I used the following day for an added boost of hydration. Definitely one of the best face masks I have used.

The mask is eco-friendly and biodegradable, which gets it bonus points from me. 

Available in packs of five and priced at £53.56, the Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask can be purchased from

Arbonne Radiance Sheet Mask with Niacinamide

Arbonne and their product range are based on four key factors - plant based ingredients, high ethical & quality standards, collaboration with leading experts and scientific & rigorous testing. And their Radiance Sheet Mask with Niacinamide follows the same principles.

Vegan, cruelty-free and with Cucumber Fruit and Birch Leaf Extracts as the key ingredients to moisturise, condition and comfort the skin, the face mask is suitable for all skin types and offers intense hydration.

Arbonne Radiance Sheet Mask with Niacinamide

The face mask is infused with 30 ml of serum featuring vegan ingredients like Niacinamide, Cucumber Fruit and Birch Leaf Extracts. In addition, the mask contains Arbonne's Algae Firming Complex of Algae Extract, Vitamin C and Ginseng Root and is designed to hydrate, smooth and enhance skin radiance.

Niacinamide is a water-soluble form of Vitamin B3 and is used in skincare a lot due to its anti-inflammatory properties, ability to even the skin tone and tackle premature signs of ageing. In the Radiance Sheet Mask, Niacinamide works along with Cucumber Fruit and Birch Leaf Extracts (that help to enhance skin brightness and tone) to offer an intense hydration experience. This face mask is ideal for those who are looking not only for deep hydration but also for targeting dullness or uneven skin tone. It's a fab mask; use it regularly and it could help transform your skin leading up to a big day or important event.

Priced at £9/mask, it is available to buy from

NIVEA Cellular Expert Lift Sculpting Facial Sheet Mask

From Nivea comes the Cellular Expert Lift Sculpting Sheet Mask which is a part of their anti-ageing product range. With a powerful serum infused formula the mask aims to boosts collagen levels, plump and smoothen the skin. 

Two of the star ingredients in the serum-infused formula of the mask are Pure Bakuchiol (natural, plant-based alternative to retinol) and Hyaluronic Acid.

NIVEA Cellular Expert Lift Sculpting Facial Sheet Mask

The Bakuchiol boosts the skin cell’s Collagen production while the Hyaluronic Acid intensively hydrates, smooths and plumps the skin's surface. According to Nivea, the mask offers 3 instant effects: 

  • Remodels: skin feels firmer 
  • Plumps: improved hydration
  • Smooths: skin texture appears smoother

Application of the mask is easy. Unfold the mask and apply on to cleansed face. Remove the protective film and adjust the mask to fit your face contours. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes and let it do its job. Remove the mask and massage any excess serum into skin. 

I liked this mask from Nivea. It is very hydrating, and skin looks smoother and more supple after the mask application. One handy tip that I would like to share is to keep the mask in the fridge for around 5-10 minutes before you plan to use it. It makes the whole experience even more refreshing!

Priced at £4.99 per mask, this is a good buy. You can check out all of Nivea's Expert Lift Cellular range at

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