Korean skincare has become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to its emphasis on nourishing and protecting the skin with high-quality ingredients and innovative products. One of the most effective ways to incorporate Korean skincare into your routine is through the use of a modeling pack. In this blog post, we'll explore what modeling masks are, how they work, and their benefits, so you can determine if they're right for your skincare routine.
What is a Modeling Mask?
You might have seen a Tik Tok about modeling masks, or even those rubber mask videos at a spa - so what is it?
A modeling mask, also known as a alginate mask or rubber mask, is a type of facial mask that is often used in professional skincare treatments at spas and beauty clinics. It is applied in a thick layer after facial treatments and then peeled off after it has solidified.
These masks are unique because they come in a powder form, which is then mixed with water or a special solution to form a thick paste. The mask is then applied to the face, where it confirms to the contours of the skin and creates a tight seal. The pack is left on for 15-20 minutes, during which time it dries down to a rubber like texture and adheres to the skin.
Modeling masks are designed to help improve the texture and appearance of the skin by delivering active ingredients deep into the pores. They can also help to soothe and hydrate the skin, as well as reduce inflammation and redness.
It’s perfect for sensitive skin since there is absolutely no pulling at the skin when removing the mask. Zero irritation for even the most sensitive skin!
What are the Benefits of Modeling Masks?
1. Improve overall hydration levels
The seal created by the modeling mask helps to prevent the evaporation of moisture from the skin. This can help to improve overall hydration levels and reduce dryness and flakiness. The moisture-trapping properties of modeling masks make them an excellent option for those with dry or dehydrated skin.
2. Increase the absorption of active ingredients
The occlusive layer forces the the nutrients and moisture into the skin and allow active ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin.
Modeling masks offer a range of benefits for the skin, including:
Deep hydration: Modeling masks are excellent at delivering moisture deep into the skin, which can help to improve overall hydration levels and reduce dryness and flakiness.
Soothing and calming: Many modeling masks contain ingredients like aloe vera, chamomile, and calendula, which can help to soothe and calm irritated skin.
Anti-aging: Modeling masks can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen production and improving skin elasticity.
Acne-fighting: Modeling masks can help to unclog pores and reduce inflammation, making them a great option for those with acne-prone skin.
How to use a Modeling Mask?
To use a modeling pack, you will need a few basic tools:
- A mixing bowl
- A measuring cup and spoon
- A brush or spatula to apply the pack to your face
- A timer to keep track of the time
- A warm washcloth or towel to remove the pack
How to prepare and apply modeling mask?
- Start by mixing the powder and liquid together vigorously in a bowl according to the package instructions. The consistency should be smooth and easy to spread.TIP: Get the Gypsum Bowl and Spatula Set or silicone bowl and stick set to mix up and apply the modeling packs more easily!
- On your cleansed and dried face, use a silicon brush or spatula to apply the pack to your face, making sure to avoid the eyes and mouth.
- Set a timer for 15-20 minutes, and relax while the pack solidifies on your face.
- Once the time is up, gently peel it off starting from the bottom of your face and working your way up.
- Rinse your face with warm water or a damp washcloth to remove any remaining residue of the pack.
- Follow up with your usual skincare routine. Apply toner, serum, and moisturiser to help lock in the benefits of the mask.
How to Elevate your Modeling Mask Experience?
Want to get the most out of your modeling mask and do an ultimate at-home facial experience?Tip 1: Layer Your Masks
- On a cleansed and toned face, apply a cream-based mask such as the Lightening Snow Mask and Luxury 24k Gold Mask from Derma Maison
- Wait for 10 minutes
- Apply a layer of modeling mask on top of the cream mask.
- Leave on for another 10-20 minutes and peel it off.
- Rinse off residue with lukewarm water and follow up with toner, serum and moisturisers.
Tip 2: Replace Water with Toner or Essence:
If your modeling mask requires water to form the mixture, replace it with your choice of toner or watery essence to add more skincare benefits into your modeling mask.
Toner Extracts from ONE THING has different key ingredients. They can be added to your modeling pack mixture to target your skin concerns. For example, add
- Artemisia Capillaris Extract to calm and soothe sensitive, acne-prone skin.
- Niacinamide 10% to brighten dark spots and minimise pores.
- Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate for brightening and anti-aging effects.
- Centella Asiatica Extract for barrier repair and soothing properties.
- Houttuynia Cordata Extract to remove impurities in troubled skin.
Can I use Modeling Mask everyday?
Modeling packs can be used once or twice a week, depending on your skin type needs. They are an excellent way to boost the effectiveness of your skincare routine, leaving your skin looking and feeling smooth, radiant and healthy.
The Best Korean Modeling Masks:
Overall, modeling masks are a versatile skincare tool that can help to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin. If you're looking to incorporate a modeling mask into your skincare routine, be sure to choose a product that is tailored to your skin type and concerns.
We have everything you need to get started on your modeling pack journey right here!
These are some of the best Korean modeling packs from MEDI-PEEL, Derma Maison and ONE THING for all sorts of skin types to help you get started on your modeling pack journey.
Best for treating sagging pores
Function: Firming, Pore care, Soothing
Want glassy skin? This is the one for you! The Red Lacto Collagen Modeling Pack is enriched with fermented ingredients that soothe, revitalise and tighten pores. With low molecular collagen, the moisturising ingredients are able to penetrate deeply into the skin. Not only is there collagen for skin hydration, a combination of hyaluronic acid and panthenol delivers long lasting moisture. Beyond hydration, calm down inflamed skin with the skin cooling system that gradually lowers the skin temperature. T
his set also comes with a spatula, mixing bowl, measuring cup and spoon to make the process even more convenient!
Best for dull, aging skin
The ultimate VIP spa experience in the comfort of your own home! A modelling pack that's also used in professional spas for a luxury experience, this modelling pack can be used more than 20 times! Talk about value for cost! With rich gold infused nutrients, supply your skin with much needed nutrition and restore vitality. Prevent dehydration and dull skin with this deluxe modelling pack. What's more special is that you don't need a single drop of water for this modeling mask. It comes with a magic powder and potent collagen gel solution.
Best for trying modeling packs for the first time.
Function: Portable and affordable.
Want to take your modeling packs on the go? This modelling pack contains 4 mini single use modelling packs. Enriched with peptides and Rose Solution Complex, the formula strengthens the skin barrier for tired skin. Prevent moisture evaporation for skin with vitality. Perfect for those that want to try out the modelling pack at a lower cost!
Best for dull or lifeless skin.
Function: Collagen production
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein within our bodies and plays a key role in the growth and regeneration of our skin. It essentially keeps our skin from sagging and is what gives us a plump and vibrant look. The Collagen Modeling Pack from One Thing revitalises our skin by providing deep penetration and a boat load of the aforementioned collagen in the form of a mask. These Modeling Packs as well as the other variants from One Thing are available in a 1kg and 7 x 30g form factor to suit your needs.
Some other modeling packs available from One Thing include the:
- Helps troubled and irritated skin
- Made with high-quality diatoms to absorb waste
- Hyaluronic acid provides additional moisture
- Soothes and keeps the skin cool
Modelling packs are a great way to unwind at the end of a long day and give yourself the spa experience as a form of ‘self-care’, which we all need every once in a while. Make sure to check out all of the modelling packs we have on offer!
Best for dry, aging skin
Function: Moistursing, Firming
Treat fine lines and wrinkles with the SPA collagen modeling mask! This modeling pack feature hydrolyzed collagen, restore skin elasticity and give back the much needed firmness that it may be missing! Feel long-lasting yet fresh moisturization effects from this collagen mask that will provide necessary nutrients that it might be missing.