Curious about morning masks but don’t know where to start? This roundup of 4 Japanese morning sheet masks worth trying will guide you!
If you’re in Japan, you can easily find these masks in drugstores and speciality shops (read my guide on where to buy makeup in Japan to check out your shopping options).
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Morning sheet masks are very easy to use, and deliver on results, often within one minute. Simply, wake up and apply to your face. There’s no need to wash your face or apply other skin care products (expect for sunscreen). This is because the masks act like a skin cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and sometimes even makeup primer.
Here’s my choice of 4 Japanese morning sheet masks worth trying, all based on products that I currently use or have used.
4. Kose Clear Turn Princess Veil Morning Skin Care Mask
コーセー クリアターン プリンセスヴェール モーニング スキンケア マスク
A 5-in-1 product that takes care of your face cleanser, toner, milky emulsion, and primer all at once, Kose Clear Turn Princess Veil Morning Skin Care Mask are a great place to start if you’re new to morning sheet masks as you can find this brand in any drugstore.
I just finished using this series, but I’m not a fan of the smell. The product description calls it a “refreshing fruit extract” (みずみずしいフルーツエキス | mizu mizushii furu-tsu ekisu), but truthfully, it smells like a cheap lemon cleaning solution. Then again, maybe it’s supposed to smell like that to quickly wake you up!
Now, it doesn’t irritate my skin and the mask only stays on my face for 60 seconds, but just being honest here: it’s a really powerful smell plus it has ethanol in it.
If you’re sensitive to strong smells or have sensitive skin, skip this one and try…
3. Rose of Versailles Morning Moisture Mask
The latest addition to my morning skincare regimen are the Rose of Versailles Morning Moisture Masks. Featuring the distinct artwork of its namesake manga, Rose of Versailles.
These herbal scented masks have the faintest undertones of rosemary and are individually folded, making it easy to remove one sheet mask at a time.
Unlike the average morning mask which is left on the face for about 1 minute, these mask should be left on for at least 5 minutes. So, while it may be difficult to incorporate Rose of Versailles Morning Moisture Masks into an daily routine, they are a great choice for a little “me time” on your day off.
However, if you are keen to try a morning sheet mask that is free of artificial colors, alcohol and mineral oil, these should not be overlooked.
On the other hand, if you need something just a bit more natural, try…
2. Botanical Esthe Sheet Mask Moist
Botanical Esthe masks work in under 60 seconds (55 seconds, to be exact) and they’re also a 7 in 1 product. Just one mask takes care of your cleanser, toner, serum, emulsion, cream, face pack, and primer!
All masks are made in Japan with 100% natural and domestically farmed cotton and contain 20 organic ingredients like aloe, mint, honey, and rose hip.
The lemon scent is very light, yet refreshing. These seriously would be my favorite masks if only there was just a bit more variety. Which is why I prefer…
1. BCL Saborino Morning Sheet Masks
BCL サボリーノ 朝用マスク
Leaving the best for last… introducing the Saborino morning sheet masks by BCL! These sheet masks are one of the in my morn base of my Japanese drugstore products in my morning routine. What I love about this series is the variety of “flavors! Off the top of my head I can name: 1. classic fruity herb; 2. lemon peel & mint; 3. mix berry; 4. grapefruit, 5. yuzu citrus; 6. kiwi yogurt.
There’s also a ~premium~ range featuring 7. white strawberries and 8. mandarin oranges. And, not to be forgotten is the night range lineup, with 9. chamomile and 10. milky fig berries. I’m sure I’m forgetting a few, but it’s a pretty impressive lineup with more variety to come!
My favorites are the classic fruity herb blend, kiwi yogurt, and lemon peel & mint. Since there are so many different types out there it’s fun trying them all.
Earlier this year limited edition peach scented ones came out to welcome spring and were followed by banana soy milk and a refreshing Botanical version. I’ve always got my eye out for the latest release!
My love for these masks is so real and I’m pleased to share my love on Japanese beauty site Datumou Recipe! Check out 10 Beauty Bloggers’ Favorite Japanese Products for more!
Do you use a morning sheet mask? Which morning sheet masks would you like to try next?