10 Japanese Facial Sheet Mask Worth or Not Worth to Buy?

Winter is the coldest season of the year and environmental humidity is low. This dry weather is a common cause of dry skin and it can leave your skin feeling rough, tight and dry. To prevent dryness, sheet masks are great for hydrating your skin and giving extra boost of moisture. Japanese magazine LDK has tested 45 brands of Japanese skin care products and reported which brands of product is worth to purchase whereas some of brands are not recommended. This article is showed you 10 brands of sheet masks worth and not worth to purchase base on hydration, formulation and feeling comfortable after application. 
Hydration                                                                  : Moisture level tested by special equipment before and after application  of mask.
Formulation                                                             : Higher mark if free of fragrance, paraben, alcohol and mineral oil. 
Feeling Comfortable after Application    : Higher mark if no itchy, redness and shape and size of mask.

It is recommended by Japanese Magazine:   
1) Alface Aqua Moisture Sheet Mask Diamond Moisture (176 yen / pc – 8.5ml) 
This sheet mask has recommended by LDK Japanese Magazine. It has many positive reviews on Cosme and from beauty gurus. To relief dryness, facial sheet mask Diamond Moisture is your best choice. It is a new generation sheet mask that gentle your skin with high moisturizing penetration of amino acids, hyaluronic acid and ceramide. No contain any sensitive ingredients and the paper mask is fit on the face. This mask can use daily from 5 to 15 minutes.
Moisture Level                                                      : 124.6% 
Hydration                                                                 : 2.5                                        
Formulation                                                            : 4.5
Feeling Comfortable After Application  : 3.5
Website                                                                     : http://alface-mask.com/product/diamondmoisture/
Photo credit: http://us.cosme.net/products/show/10126802

2) Minon Amino Moist Skin Mask (1,200 yen / 4pcs – 22ml) 
This sheet mask is suitable for the people who have sensitive skin. It is gentle skin care product with gel serum formulated includes 9 amino acids to restore and improve skin condition. This sheet feels so smooth and soft, the paper fits and wraps your face very well. Use 1 to 2 times a week for 10 to 15 minutes. However, moisture level is lower than Alface Aqua Moisture Sheet Mask.
Moisture Level                                                       : 108%   
Hydration                                                                  : 2                           
Formulation                                                             : 3.5
Feeling Comfortable After Application   : 4.5
Website                                                                      : https://www.daiichisankyo-hc.co.jp/site_minon-aminomoist/
Photo credit: https://us.cosme.net/products/show/10036157

3) Lits Revival Stem Power Shot Mask (399 yen / pc – 7ml) 
This is intensive care sheet mask which contains plant stem cell derived components. If you need to improve the eyes and mouth area, Lits Revival Stem Power shot mask is your best choice. It is a double mask that can simultaneously care for whole face. After cleansing, prepare your skin with lotion, remove the intensive care sheet and place on the eye and mouth. Then remove the sheet mask from the bottom of the bag and place to the whole face according to the position of eyes and mouth. Leave it about 15 to 20 minutes, peel off the sheet mask and apply intensive care essence that remained on the skin. Recommend use at night for the best result. 
Moisture Level                                                      : 123.8%                
Hydration                                                                 : 2.5                        
Formulation                                                            : 4
Feeling Comfortable After Application  : 3.5
Website                                                                     : http://www.lits.jp/en/product/powershot-mask.html   
Photo credit: http://us.cosme.net/products/show/10127526

4) Kiku-Masamune Sake Face Mask (77yen / pc - 11ml) 
Kiku-Masamune Sake face mask is pack of hydrating mask with sake. It is contains a blend of 8 amino acids, placenta extract, arbutin, dispotassium glycyrrhizate and pure rice ginjyo sake to sooth, brighten and hydrate the skin. Paper mask designed fits on the face and a soft nonwoven fabric is gently attached to your skin.  
Moisture Level                                                       : 131.8% 
Hydration                                                                  : 3                                           
Formulation                                                             : 4
Feeling Comfortable After Application   : 3
Website                                                                      : http://www.kikumasamune.co.jp/products/cosme/
Photo credit: http://www.ratzillacosme.com/skin/kiku-masamune-sake-brewing-skin-care-face-mask-high-moist/

5) Noevir・SANA Nameraka (151 yen / pc – 16ml) 
This sheet mask has rich formula texture and high penetration ability that moisturizes and firms skin. No fragrance, colorant, mineral oil and paraben. Use once or twice a week for 10 to 15 minutes. Paper mask attaches to the whole face well. You can pull the edges lightly to fit to the curves of nose and chin. Hydration is better than other sheet mask mentioned above. This is recommended by LDK. 
Moisture Level                                                      : 158.6% 
Hydration                                                                 : 4.5                                        
Formulation                                                            : 2
Feeling Comfortable After Application  : 4
Website                                                                     : http://nameraka.jp/line/gelmask.html
Photo credit: http://www.nmplus.hk/

It is not recommended by Japanese Magazine:   
6) Quality 1st・All In One Sheet Mask (51 yen / pc – 14.5ml) 
The first lotion, cream and emulsion into one mask, thus, why the mask called All-in-one-type sheet mask. This mask contains a blend of 35 skin beautifying ingredients including collagen, ceramide, hyaluronic acid, EGF and vitamin C to improve dryness skin. Contains no preservatives. Paper mask is made of pure Japanese cotton produced in Ehime prefecture that is 30% thicker than other sheet masks. It can use daily from 10-15 minutes. Moisture level is not higher than other sheet mask. 
Moisture Level                                                      : 106.6% 
Hydration                                                                 : 2                                           
Formulation                                                            : 4
Feeling Comfortable After Application  : 3.5
Website                                                                     : http://www.q1st.jp/product/maskmoist
Photo credit: https://us.cosme.net/products/show/10090768

7) Hada Labo Rohto Goku-Jun Hyaluronic Facial Mask (186 yen / pc – 10.5ml)
Hada Labo is popular skin care product that their “super” Hyaluronic Acid can hold and retain moisture in the skin. They emphasize simple, perfect and confident with skin care products. No fragrance, mineral oil and additives that burden the skin. Their moisture level is high but cotton mask is not fully attached on the skin.
Moisture Level                                                      : 141.7% 
Hydration                                                                 : 3.5                                        
Formulation                                                            : 2.5
Feeling Comfortable After Application  : 3
Website                                                                     : http://jp.rohto.com/hadalabo/
Photo credit: https://www.shape.com/

8) Shiseido Elixir Superieur Lifting Moisture Mask (450 yen / pc – 14.5ml) 
Elixir Superieur Lifting Moisture Mask has collagen GL essence formulation to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin. The mask makes your skin feel moist and firm as well as fine lines which are caused by dryness will be eliminated after applying this sheet mask. Cutting mask is fit and gently attached to your skin. 
Moisture Level                                                      : 125.9% 
Hydration                                                                 : 2.5                                        
Formulation                                                            : 2
Feeling Comfortable After Application  : 4
Website                                                                     : http://www.shiseido.co.jp/elixir/index.html
Photo credit: https://www.amazon.com/Shiseido

9) Kose Cosmeport Clear Turn White Mask (Vitamin C) (99 yen / pc – 9ml) 
This sheet mask contains vitamin C and 12 herbal extracts as well as thermal spring water to brighten and deeply moisture skin. Masks made of soft and thick non-woven cupra rayon which the perfect fitting mask prevents spots and freckles from works.  

Moisture Level                                                       : 128.1% 
Hydration                                                                  : 3                                           
Formulation                                                             : 2.5
Feeling Comfortable After Application   : 4
Website                                                                      : http://www.kosecosmeport.co.jp/
Photo credit: http://www.kosecosmeport.co.jp/clearturn/whitemask/

10) Glide Enterprise・LuLuLun ONE (324 yen / pc – 17.5ml) 
Lululun ONE uses an oil-based serum including micro oil, squalene, jojoba oil, apple and grape extracts for healing the skin and re-texturize skin. This mask also contains a Brightenyl for helping restore the skin’s firmness and glow. They focus on providing Japanese grade quality with no added artificial fragrances, colors and mineral oils. However, moisture level is not higher than other sheet mask. 
Moisture Level                                                       : 116.6% 
Hydration                                                                  : 2                                           
Formulation                                                             : 4
Feeling Comfortable After Application   : 3
Website                                                                      : http://lululun.com/one/top/
Photo credit: https://lohaco.jp/product/2742607/
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 Source: New Monday HK, LDK and product’s website. 

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