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These Six Sheet Masks Will Save Your Face

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Photography: Ricardo Nelson. Model: Danny Lim/Soul Artist Management

The season's biggest skincare trend is one we can totally get behind.

Stress, pollution, partying, Trump--it's all taking its toll on your face. Which means your day-to-day cleansing and moisturizing routine isn't always enough to keep you looking as fresh and dewy as you once did. Clay masks deliver hydration and a blast of nutrients to your skin, but they can be as messy as a drunk text to your ex. Fortunately, you have an alternative: the tidy, serum-soaked sheet mask, which you can place on your mug during your next Netflix binge and then toss away 20 minutes later, your skin having absorbed all of its nourishing goodness in the meantime. Hailing from those grooming wizards in Korea, sheet masks are effective and easy -- and thanks to Instagram endorsements from the likes of Ricky Martin, Justin Bieber, and Cristiano Ronaldo, they're totally on trend. Here, six to get behind.

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask
The Japanese brand soaks its cloth masks in its trademarked Pitera solution, which has become the cornerstone of a wildly successful business. The salve is rich in moisture, nutrients, and amino and natural acids, which will leave your skin glowing. ($95 for six sheets, Facial_treatment_mask_rs

Dr. Jart+ Dermask Micro Jet Brightening Solution Mask
Packed with antioxidants, it's designed to heal your skin from the inside out, restocking natural oils and depleted moisture reserves. But all you really need to know is that you'll look smooth and radiant once it's all done. ($9, Dr

Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle 24K Gold Intense Wrinkle Sheet Mask
Peptides and gold (!) are just a couple of the ingredients in this mask, which helps you regain that firm, pillowy look of days gone by. Moisture-trapping amino acids promote a healthy complexion. ($12, Ptr_24k_gold_mask

Erno Laszlo Exfoliate & Detox Hydrogel Mask
Activated charcoal draws out impurities from your pores while kiwi extract helps boost collagen production and repair damaged cells, giving your skin a plumper, more velvety appearance. ($16,


Colbert MD Illumino Anti-Aging Brightening Mask
Lactic acid helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and uneven skin tones, while hyaluronic acid promotes elasticity, yielding younger-looking skin. Use this regularly to make people wonder if you're pulling a Benjamin Button. ($110 for five masks,

Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra Gel Eye Masks
Made specifically for the under-eye area, these gel masks help tighten skin and smooth away laugh lines and crow's feet. Because if the eyes are the windows to the soul, sometimes you need to overhaul the ledges. ($76 for a pack of six, Pro-collagen-hydra-gel-eye-masks

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