All you need to know about Facial sheet masks

All you need to know about Facial sheet masks

Den Yi Ann

Originating from Japan and South Korea, sheet masks are currently one of the most popular skin care products in all of Asia. These masks have recently revolutionised the beauty industry and are gaining popularity in the U.S as various celebrities wear sheet masks themselves. It is extremely sought after due to it’s convenience and quick-fix skin treatment to reintroduce hydration and moisture into the skin. 

About Facial Sheet Mask 

Sheet masks are face-shaped sheet fabrics soaked in nutrition-packed solution, called serum, and are the most prevalent cosmetic products utilized for skin rejuvenation. 

Facial sheet masks can be made from various materials from cotton to Microfiber, Cupra, Tencel, Rayon, Hydrogel, Bio-cellulose, Foil etc. Regular use of sheet masks are known to reduce signs of aging as they help smoothen and soften the skin by boosting skin hydration and help regenerate skin cells.

How do sheet masks work?

Firstly, the mask is fully soaked with concentrated serum which consists of many beneficial skincare ingredients that can address every skincare concern, from anti-aging to redness. The sheet masks prevent quick evaporation of the water phase and extends the time frame the ingredients are required to penetrate deep into the skin. It is designed to be used intermittently, soothes post-treatment skin or post-peel routine to give your skin an instant boost with a calming effect.

Facial sheet masks can resolve a combination of different skin concerns as of following:

  • Hydrates and moisturizes dry skin
  • Calm and soothes sensitive skin
  • Refines large pores and control sebum excretion
  • Enhances elasticity and skin smoothness
  • Decreases water loss from skin’s surface
  • Improve skin texture and firmness
  • Lighten pigmentation and even skin tone
  • Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles

    Next new generation NAD+ facial sheet mask 

    Our cells and lipids require energy for skin regeneration. NAD+, being the fuel for our cell powerhouse, works with anti-aging proteins such as Sirtuins and AMPK to regulate cell repair caused by UV exposure, lack of sleep, inadequate exercise, drinking or overeating. High levels of NAD+ can reduce skin inflammation and promote DNA repair to restore a healthy skin barrier function.

    NAD+ is also known for increasing skin cell energy. When you increase the skin energy of an aging skin cell, it will function more like a young skin cell and produce better skin structure. However, by the time you get to your 30s, NAD+ levels start to decline and that is a common pathology behind aging. Hence, it is important to restore NAD+ pools for maintaining and restoring skin cellular health.

    Benefits of NAD+ in facial sheet mask

    • Cellular repair
    • Skin revitalization
    • Reverse signs of aging at cellular level
    • Reduce inflammation and promote soothing effect
    • Intense hydration 

    One such facial sheet mask containing NAD is the SuperNAD Youth Activating Facial Sheet Mask that uses natural fibres derived from banana peels, soaked in serums infused with NAD+ and antioxidants that activates skin’s natural cellular energy by 90% and promotes intense hydration. It also contains moisturising and nourishing ingredients to restore our skin barrier function. The softness and flexibility of the sheet mask allows it to adhere nicely on the skin and delivers hydration into the deeper layers of the skin by locking in moisture without the need of rinsing off.

     

    About Den Yi Ann

    Ms. Ann is MScRes in transdermal drug delivery from School of Pharmacy at University of Reading. Ann also obtained her BSc (Hons) in Cosmetic Science from the University of the Arts London, and a Diploma in Beauty Therapy. She is passionate about skincare and has experience in product formulation, color cosmetics, beauty treatments, and skin analysis.

     

    References:

    • Zhang M, Ying W. NAD+ Deficiency Is a Common Central Pathological Factor of a Number of Diseases and Aging: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2019;30(6):890-905. 
    • Benavente CA, Jacobson MK, Jacobson EL. NAD in skin: therapeutic approaches for niacin. Curr Pharm Des. 2009;15(1):29-38.
    • Nilforoushzadeh MA, Amirkhani MA, Zarrintaj P, et al. Skin care and rejuvenation by cosmeceutical facial mask. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2018;17(5):693-702.
    • Wozniacka A, Sysa-Jędrzejowska A, Adamus J, Gębicki J: Topical application of NADH for the treatment of rosacea and contact dermatitis. Clin Exp Dermatol 2003; 28: 61–63.
    • Lee, M.-N. (2021). Changes in Skin Condition by Frequency of Sheet Mask Use. The Journal of the Korea Contents Association, 21 (9), 742-749.

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