The Best Sustainable Sheet Masks
The Best Sustainable Sheet Masks

The Best Sustainable Sheet Masks

Beauty insiders swear by sheet masks, but they’re not exactly good for the environment. Thankfully, several brands are working hard to make compostable and biodegradable versions with recyclable packaging. Here are some of the more sustainable options out there…
By Sapna Rao
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Photography: ALINA HVOSTIKOVA/STOCKSY UNITED

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Deeply Hydrating Sheet Mask x8, £3.71 | Sukin

Best For: Hydration

With an active bio-marine blend of sea algae and hyaluronic acid, this concentrated mask penetrates deep beneath the skin's surface, using its nourishing ingredients to hydrate and reveal a smoother, fresher complexion. Thirsty skin will feel replenished and supple, with a radiance that lasts for up to 72 hours. The mask itself is 100% natural cotton and biodegradable, and comes in recyclable packaging.

Available At PlanetOrganic.com

Pink Clay Sheet Mask x5, £8 | Revolution

Best For: Detoxifying

These fully biodegradable sheets are perfect for oily, clogged skin, drawing out impurities and dirt from pores and cleansing deeply. The mask also works to absorb excess oils, thanks to the pink clay, clarifying skin and leaving it with a fresh, clean glow. To use, apply the sheet and leave for 10-15 minutes before removing and rubbing the excess product into the skin.

Available At RevolutionBeauty.com

Rose Infused Sheet Mask, £4.95 | Beauty Pro

Best For: Calming

Ethically made, plastic free, vegan friendly and with a fully biodegradable sheet, this mask can be popped straight into compost after use. The infused rose, chamomile and seaweed work to calm irritated or red skin to reveal brighter, more balanced skin texture. This unique blend of botanical extracts also heals and disinfects skin to prevent future blemishes and enhance a natural glow.

Available At BeautyPro.com

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

Best For: Anti-Ageing

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.

Available at EthicalSkincare.co.uk

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

Best For: Repair

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.

Available at TheBodyShop.com

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

Best For: Refining Texture

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.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Rose Glowing Potion, £23.50 | Maskologist

Best For: Radiance

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.

Available at Maskologist.com

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