The Best Sustainable Sheet Masks Worth Trying |
Despite being one of the biggest beauty trends, sheet masks are some of the worst culprits when it comes to sustainability. Thankfully, the industry appears to be catching on, with several brands working to make products which are compostable, recyclable and biodegradable. Here are some of our favourites…
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Rael Hydro Lock Facial Mask, £11.84

Formulated with bamboo yarn, Rael has a whole range of sustainable sheet masks that are completely recyclable and biodegradable. Our favourite contains grapefruit and orange extracts to brighten, as well as sodium hyaluronate to boost moisture and lend a dewy sheen.

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Orgaid Anti-Ageing & Moisturising Organic Sheet Mask, £6.95

The most sustainable sheet masks are compostable so, where possible, look out for this on the packaging. Orgaid’s anti-ageing option is 100% compostable - because it’s formulated without any silicones, it can fully break down and biodegrade properly. Laced with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, it instantly brightens and refines skin texture – it also feels satisfyingly cooling on the skin.

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The Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrate Sheet Mask, £5

Unlike other sheet masks on the shelves, The Body Shop’s in-store recycling programme, Return, Recycle, Repeat means you can recycle the outer packaging on this product, too. Full of moringa seed oils and plant stem cells, it soothes parched skin and combats damage from environmental aggressors and everyday pollution. What’s more, pop the sheet in a compost bin and it will break down entirely within a month.

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Whamisa Organic Fruit Masks, £6.50

Made up of 95% organic ingredients, Whamisa’s sheet masks will either dissolve in water immediately or degrade within a week, so you never have the throwaway guilt post-use. Using fruits like apple, kiwi, banana and tomatoes, this all-natural mask helps to gently exfoliate and unclog pores, while hazel seed oil refines and tightens skin for a satisfyingly smooth finish.

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Aromatherapy Associates Hydrosol Sheet Mask, £52

One of our favourite brands, this mask not only treats your skin, it also gives back to the environment. Made from a biodegradable lace sheet, it gradually breaks down, while the packaging is also 100% recyclable. Frankincense, hyaluronic acid and turmeric work together to plump, brighten and tighten. Expect a healthy, radiant glow post-use.

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Dr Dennis Gross C + Collagen Biocellulose Brightening Treatment Mask, £17

From the brand that never compromises on efficacy, this 100% natural and biodegradable sheet mask Is powered by vitamin C, ascorbic acid and collagen amino acids, to help with everything from boosting skin’s tone and texture to promoting firmness over time. It also offers a degree of protection against daily pollutants – in short, a great all-rounder.

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L’Oreal Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid Re-Useable Sheet Face Mask, £17.44

Reusable silicone masks are a great option for anyone seeking an alternative to one-use sheets. L’Oreal’s is simple and easy to use – apply the hyaluronic acid gel to the mask and wear it for 10 to 15 minutes. By locking down product, ensuring you get maximum absorption, the rubbery silicone ensures you get the best result. Once finished, wash the mask with water and store for your next session.

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Maskologist Rose Glowing Potion, £23.50

Fully biodegradable, Maskologist’s sheet masks are all made from plant cellulose – that means nothing is soaked in chemicals that can’t be broken down. Delivering a hefty dose of real rose petals, oil extracts and antioxidants, it aids in treating everything from enlarged pores to soothing mature, dry complexions. It has antibacterial properties too - great for anyone suffering with acne-prone skin.

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