Sheet Masks/Ingredient Highlight: Aloe vera

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Aloe Vera is perhaps one of the most well-known and friendly skincare ingredients. I hated wearing sunscreen when I was young, so pure Aloe Vera gel was a must have for my frequent sunburns. In fact, a study found that Aloe Vera gel displayed some anti-inflammatory effects superior to those of 1% hydrocortisone when applied over a 48-hour period. Aloe Vera gel possesses Auxin and Gibberellin, which are anti-inflammatory and stimulate skin healing for minimal scaring. It also supplies oxygen to the skin, which strengthens the skin and maintains the skin health. Aloe Vera also contains lots of anti-oxidants, such as beta carotene, vitamin C and E, which firms the skin, keeps it hydrated and restores the pH balance. Basically, it’s good for everything, which is why most skincare products will contain some amounts of it.

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Skin Type: All skin types.

Purpose: It contains lots of antioxidant contents and improves skin elasticity so it’s good for anti-aging. It’s anti-inflammatory and healing so it’s good for sensitive or blemish prone skin. It is hydrating so it’s good for dry skin.

Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Sheet Mask, Aloe

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The mask is a thin and smooth sheet cloth with a very mild fresh clean scent. It feels cool, comfortable and soothing on the skin. The essence is liquidy and absorbs easily. It leaves the skin hydrated, calm and clean. I didn’t need a moisturizer afterward for my combo skin and there’s enough leftover serum for next day.

TonyMoly I’m Real Aloe Mask Sheet Moisturizing

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The mask is made of thin, smooth and sturdy paper cloth. It have a fresh, clean and floral scent. It feels cool on the skin, but not as soothing as Innisfree. The liquidy essence absorbs easily but it feels a little greasy and my skin was hydrated enough for me to skip moisturizer.

My Beauty Diary Aloe Sheet Mask

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The mask is a thin and smooth paper cloth with a light cucumber floral scent. The essence is very liquidy so the mask is a little drippy. It is moisturizing and soothing. There were serum leftover for next day and I did not need a moisturizer after the mask.

Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet Aloe

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The sheet mask is thin smooth paper cloth, but the size is a bit wider/longer than average. It have a strong alcohol clean fresh scent. It feels nice on the skin, but after I took it off my skin feel a bit greasy. It is best for dry/combo skin. If you have oily/combo, you can wipe the residue off with toner/essence.

Soo Aloe Essence Mask

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The mask is a smooth sturdy paper cloth with a very sweet sugar scent. The essence is liquidy and it does moisturizes. However, it didn’t feel as soothing as some of the other masks. There’s not alot of leftover serum in the packet and it was moisturizing enough I didn’t need a moisturizer.

THEFACESHOP Real Nature Sheet Mask, Aloe

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The mask is a thin and smooth paper cloth but a little longer than average mask size. The essence is liquidy with a fresh clean scent and absorbs well. It was moisturizing enough that I didn’t need a moisturizer afterwards.

Since pure Aloe Vera gel provides very lightweight hydration, I was expecting these masks to be lightweight as well. However, all of them were moisturizing enough that if you have oily/combination skin, you won’t need a moisturizer afterwards, and some of them are better for dry skin instead. I don’t think Soo actually contains a lot of Aloe Vera and Nature Repulic’s scent of alcohol is way too strong, not recommended for sensitive skin. My favorite of the batch is the one from Innisfree, which is the most soothing as well as moisturizing while leaving my skin feeling clean.

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