The 4 Types of Sheet Masks

25, March 2018
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Why choose Intraline biocellulose masks vs the competition – Compare the 4 types of sheet masks

1) Fiber (cellulose)

This is the most common material used for sheet masks and it is also the least expensive. Cellulose has a coarse texture that is very similar to paper. It has some ability to hold moisture and retain serum. It will evaporate quickly and dry out. Cellulose also has poor dermal adhesion, it will not contour to the curves of the face very well, allowing for pockets of air and areas that will have poor serum absorption. Also, when you wear a mask made of cellulose you need to lie down and not move. These masks will fall off!

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2) Pulp

Masks made of pulp will have a finer texture than fiber but they will have the same limitations. The serum will evaporate quickly from a pulp mask and possibly dry out. The dermal adhesion is poor, there will be noticeable gaps between the mask and the skin. Where there are gaps the skin will not absorb serum as well and can dry out. As with fiber masks the wearer will have to remain lying down so the mask does not fall off during use.

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3) Hydro-Gel

Hydro-gel masks will outperform a fiber or pulp mask. They are typically sold as a system with two halves to be applied to the face (usually a top and bottom half). The mask itself is created by combining gelatin and serum. Keep in mind gelatin is animal based. These masks will offer better absorption and fit than fiber and pulp. However, they can be tricky to apply and they tear quite easily. As well the wearer of the mask will need to be restrained in their movement as hydro-gel masks will fall off.

 

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4) Biocellulose

Biochemists and experts in the skincare field consider biocellulose the gold standard for hydrating and treating skin. Biocellulose was originally developed for use in treating burns and open wounds. This makes it suitable for post treatment care of dermal fillers, PDO Threads, laser treatments, chemical peels and more. Biocellulose provides excellent skin adhesion, closely contouring to the face. This allows the serum to effectively penetrate the epidermis while preventing evaporation. The texture of biocellulose feels like a cool, moist gel but it’s underlying structure is incredibly durable and resilient. Wearers of a biocellulose mask can get up and move around. The masks can even be repositioned during treatment if needed. The physical properties of Biocellulose make it ideal to absorb and donate moisture to the surface it’s in contact with. This property means biocellulose masks are suitable to all skin types, dry, oily, acne-prone, sensitive and everything in between. Biocellulose is hydrophilic and holds 100 times its own weight in water and it will not dry out during use.

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