Mask Matters: Why Skinesque Has Us Obsessed
If the thousands upon thousands of #sheetmask selfies haven't crossed your Insta feed yet, let us be the first to tell you: sheet masks are the future of beauty. A Korean import, these formula-infused face shields offer the skin maximum absorption by ensuring that the ingredients actually travel into the skin and perform at elevated levels — leaving you extra glowy and radiant.
Our go-to mask, whether for long-haul flights (sorry to freak out you, passenger in 32D) or a Friday night This Is Us TiVo recap, is Skinesque's Charcoal Mask. What drew us in was the slightly pitch-black hue (most sheet maks are a ghostly white); what converted us was the hyper-effective brightening effect. Sold as a trio of treatments in a genius blister pack, this wondrous product cleanses with a gentle foaming wash, then treats skin to a super-hydrating serum before the pièce de résistance is placed onto your face. Oak tree charcoal acts as a major detoxifier, absorbing dirt and sebum from the pores, while niacinamide helps even out skin tone. After 15 minutes, skin is remarkably brighter and smoother, with a gratifying taut (but insanely soft) texture.
We know we're not the first to discover this type of skin treatment, but what sets Skinesque apart is how easy they make it to pamper your skin — packaging the three-step process in a single, easy-to-pack pouch takes all the guesswork (and most of the effort) out of skincare. We were so enamored with their products that we had to add them to the beauty selection of The Wanderlust, our chic subscription box. Only the best-of-the-best makes it into the final edit, and Skinesque fits the bill. Curious? Give it a whirl. You'll never mask out of a tube again.