3 comments / Posted on by Marsha Taylor



Before BTS and K-pop ripples across the universe, the Korean face mask took the skincare world by storm, setting social media ablaze and inspiring testimonials from celestial celebrities like Her Highness Lady Gaga. A lazy afternoon scrolling through Instagram will yield zillions of selfies in these serum-soaked face pads.

But what’s the skinny on these beauty regime game changers? How do they work and are the benefits real or imagined? Let’s turn to Madnice to see its 10 Best-Selling Korean Skin Care Products in 2021.

The magic of the K-mask lies in its moisture-locking technology. Because it lies on the contours of your face, the active ingredients are infused into the skin and an occlusive barrier is created, physically sealing in the serums and preventing loss of moisture through evaporation.

Regular moisturizers evaporate before they can do any good, and clay masks, once they crack, allow in air that sucks out the moisture. Certainly anyone will agree that the health and beauty benefits of moisture in the skin are real and not at all imagined. Moisture keeps the skin soft and supple, encourages collagen and elastin production, and helps filter out environmental menaces like dust, dirt, allergens and harmful UV rays.

By now, the Korean face mask probably needs no introduction. These one-use masks have cutouts for the eyes and lips, and a little flap for the nose. Most are pre-soaked in luxurious-feeling serums derived from everyday ingredients like aloe vera, botanical and herbal extracts, or more exotic resources like snail mucin - yes, snail filtrate secretion.

They are designed to rest on the contours of the face, and the treatment usually takes between twenty and thirty minutes, about one episode of Modern Family or eighty selfies from various angles.  There are some on the market that can be worn for an hour or overnight.  Wow!

So, kick back, apply a soothing and rejuvenating K-mask, maybe catch a BTS lunar concert or Black Pink on Netflix and let the selfies commence.

We have created a list below of Madnice’s 5 Best-Selling Sheet Masks in 2020 that one should have at least one of if not all in their skincare refrigerator because we all know that those who are obsessed with Korean Skincare Products have their own personal skincare mini refrigerator.  Let’s get started, shall we?

10 Best Selling Korean Skin Care Products of 2021

1. Mutoface HyperHygenon Face & Neck Mask

This innovative two-piece face and neck sheet mask is ideal for those with dry or damaged skin.  Double the amount of serum, 50ml, of other masks on the market - these 2 pieces of sheet mask are for you.

Formulated with the highest quality marine collagen and natural plant extracts, the MUTOFACE Hyper Hygenon Mask has been clinically proven to deliver lasting detoxifying benefits. This superfood for the skin adds vitality, tone, and renewed elasticity. Vital plant nutrients have been extracted from lavender, peppermint, sage and witch hazel.

This is a dual-purpose mask that calms tired dry skin damaged by pollution and stress and helps skin retain essential nutrients. The unique neck mask ensures optimum coverage. The MUTOFACE Hyper Hygenon Mask is an at home spa application that helps your skin get its healthy glow back.

2. SKIN CULTURE Actiderm Bio-Gel Mask - 5 Sheets

Unlike cotton or paper masks, this hydrogel mask is made from a polymer gel that holds 99% of liquid. Used extensively in tissue engineering as well as in the medical field to speed up healing while cooling the affected area, hydrogel technology has crossed over into the cosmetic industry and ACTIDERM is leading the way with its new bio-gel mask.

Containing only essential ingredients, the ACTIDERM Bio-gel mask alleviates swelling, accelerates air circulation, and locks in moisture for intense hydration, nourishing cellular function. Its cooling therapy lifts the skin, restores resilience and leaves the skin bright and luminous. Excellent therapy for sensitive skin.

3. EXODERM Bio Cellulose Face Mask - 10 Sheets

This is our number one selling sheet mask and the reason why it still ranks as our number one selling sheet mask will be discovered after your first try.

The future of at home skin care treatment and rejuvenation is here with EXODERM’s Bio Cellulose Mask. All of the unique properties of bio cellulose that make it perfect for use in the medical world, originally used to treat burns, make it extraordinary for use in skin care and cosmetics.

Its high moisture content and nano-fiver structure create a tight contact with skin during application. Because it adheres like no other, EXODERM’s Bio Cellulose Mask performs like no other- transferring skin care ingredients efficiently so that results are visible after just one application.

Its natural coconut fibre is packed with fruit extracts - Blueberry, Cranberry, Blackberry, Wild Raspberry, just to name a few - it elevates skin temperature, opening pores to allow greater absorption of moisture from the bio cellulose and healthy additives infused into it. Click the link above and read why this mask remains our number one.

4. PAMS COSMETIC - 100% Natural Clay Mask

This nourishing one ingredient powder is derived from the finest clay mined from the chambers below the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. 100% natural it is noted for its extremely high mineral content, primarily silica and magnesium.

Silica is an essential element in collagen production, and magnesium is an essential mineral that protects against free radical damage that leads to wrinkles and protects against inflammation caused by allergies and acne. This is an intensive cleansing agent that removes blackheads, excess sebum and micro dust, while exerting a firming, tightening and regenerating effect.

It naturally stimulates ion exchange and is applicable for all skin types.  Not only can this be used on the face, this product is gentle enough to use on your body.  Your personal cosmetic-concept this product was produced in cooperation with METHODE BRIGITTE KETTNER. 

5. The Pastel Shop - Charcoal Black Mask - Charcoal Essence - 12 sheets

Bamboo Charcoal Sheet Mask is the new innovation in the world of skin care. It's a great component of beauty products as it promotes anti-ageing properties which reduce premature skin ageing. Together with Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin and Charcoal Powder collagen, this mask boosts the skin’s firmness, reduces the presence of wrinkles, and keeps the skin moisturized and glowing.

This is a reformative treatment that intensely nourishes and provides an immediate lifting effect. It powerfully repairs and regenerates cellular structures and is perfect for women who want to eliminate expression lines and have better skin elasticity.

6. Pinocell Roxy Intensive Gel Plus

Skin does not fit into one box and skin changes based on hormones, seasons, environmental factors, diet, or any other number of factors.  Pinocell Roxy Intensive Gel Plus is a definite must have in one’s skincare cabinet.  Pinocell produces all its products with high standards, high quality ingredients and KFDA (Korea Food & Drug Administration/Agency) approved ingredients.

What more do you need to convince you to try this product and add it to your skincare regimen if even the KFDA which has high standards approves it? This incredible Roxy Intensive Gel Plus by Pinocell is Pinocell’s number one leading skincare product South Korean women. Roxy Intensive Gel Plus by Pinocell is an advanced soothing serum based on Pinocell's own patented vitamin peptide that does NOT contain any parabens, mineral oil, artificial colouring, synthetic fragrance, acrylamide, benzophenone and formaldehyde

KFDA certified ingredients Niacinamide and Adenosine give this product, Roxy Intensive Gel Plus, a double functioning ability to reduce wrinkles and fine lines and a whitening component for hyper-pigmentation, age spots, dark spots and blemishes. 

Adenosine has proven anti- wrinkle benefits.  Because of its ability to stimulate collagen it reduces the presence of wrinkles as you age.  It is naturally found in our bodies for cellular regeneration to heal cuts, scrapes, burns and wounds. 

Niacinamide is a whitening component that reduces melanin, treats hyper-pigmentation and will make your skin clear.  It minimizes redness and blotchiness and has the ability to treat acne. 

Other Active Ingredients:

Purslane: Strong regenerative effects on a cellular level and is rich in Antioxidants as well as Omega -3 Fatty Acids. Purslane also contains high levels of Vitamins C, E, and Beta Carotene.  These ingredients are powerful Antioxidants that can help to brighten your complexion and even prevent future signs of aging by reducing UV-induced damage. 

Sodium Hyaluronate: A powerful humectant that attracts and holds onto water making it the ultimate skincare moisturizer.  Unlike Hyaluronic Acid which works on the surface to smooth and hydrate, Sodium Hyaluronate works on a deeper level by penetrating below the surface which helps reduce signs of aging by plumping the skin; therefore reducing the look of wrinkles..

Bacillus/Soybean Extract: Research shows that this particular ingredient can improve the look of an uneven skin tone and visible signs of aging due to years of environmental exposure.  It is a natural skin conditioning agent with potent antioxidants for restoring and soothing. 

Herbal Complexes:  Botanical & Herbal Complexes to deliver brighter, even-toned, youthful looking skin -  Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Extract, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Florida Fruit Extract, and Portulaca Oleracea Extract.  

Suitable for Autumn/Fall and Winter season this product is a must have in your skincare cabinet.

7. Idebenone Boosting Ampoule

If you’re looking for an age-defying boosting ampoule serum from a Korean Beauty Skincare line then Dr. Hedison’s  ‘Idebenone Boosting Ampoule - 50ml’ is the product for you!  Produced in South Korea, the land of age-defying beauty products, Idebenone is one of the most powerful anti-aging ingredients that you should look for in any skincare line.

Idebenone Boosting Ampoule is a supercharged, enriched, premium, powerful antioxidant that makes skin much healthier looking and smoother with less hyper-pigmentation, dryness, and diminishes the appearance of deep fine lines and wrinkles.  It protects cells from environmental damage - pollutants, micro-dust, and sun damage.  This proven anti-aging ampoule only requires a few drops to be absorbed into the skin almost immediately.  

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is known for alleviating dry skin, reducing the appearance for fine lines and wrinkles and known to speed up wound healing.

Well now there's a new acid that works in synergy with Hyaluronic Acid and that is...

Polyglutamic Acid (PGA)PGA holds 4X more moisture than Hyaluronic Acid and leaves a non-sticky film on your skin that stops water from evaporating and draws water into your cells, holding it there.  PGA, like HA, diminishes the appearance of acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, aids the skin's natural exfoliation process, diminishes pigmentation, boosts elasticity and stimulates the skin's natural moisturizing process.  Let your skin glow with HA & PGA working in unison. Why? Your skin deserves it. 


8. Dr. Hedison Aha Pads - 70 Sheets

A common product that you can now find in any beauty skincare line is exfoliating pads.  Gone are the days when rubbing alcohol and even toothpaste were the go to to treat any indication of a pimple.  Maybe that’s just from my ‘olden’ days but those were always my go to ‘savers’ when I felt or even saw a zit forming.   Exfoliating Pads are used for blackhead removal, sebum reduction, sloughing dead skin cells, treating acne and to even and brighten your skin tone.

Nowadays,  exfoliating pads are being created with gentle formulas that can be used daily, some products even 2X daily - day and night.  Active ingredients that you want to see in your exfoliating pads are AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) and BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid). 

Dr. Hedison AHA textured pads contain Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid and can be used morning and night on account of the mild formula in the pre-soaked pads.  Other active ingredients are Centella Asiatica, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Arginine, Licorice Root, Citrus Extracts and many other ingredients beneficial to achieving your skin goals.

Glycolic acid (hydroacetic acid or hydroxyacetic acid); chemical formula C2H4O3 (also written as HOCH2CO2H), is the smallest α-hydroxy acid (AHA). This colorless, odorless, and hygroscopic crystalline solid is highly soluble in water. It is used in various skin-care products. Glycolic acid is found in some sugar-crops. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycolic_acid

Lactic Acid is part of the group of AHA and is a non-friction type exfoliant which when applied to the skin gently exfoliates without causing sensitivity.  By sloughing off dead skin cells lactic allows for cellular renewal leading to smoother, plumpier and brighter skin.  Dr. Hedison’s AHA Pads - 70 sheets are gentle enough to use daily am/pm or if you’re nervous about applying 2x a day opt for 1x every other day.  The gentle formula (0.6%) will not only exfoliate it will:  regulate sebum formation, tighten pores, prevent acne breakouts, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, promote collagen and blood flow, diminish colouration and blemishes.

9. Pittoresco Volufiline Eye Serum - 30ml

Eye Serum is all about feeding the skin and because it is lighter than cream it is better able to penetrate the skin deeper therefore delivering its high potency of high quality ingredients deep into the layers of your skin to target your dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness.   

Pittoresco Eye Serum is a lightweight formula made up of 15% of highly concentrated Volufiline, 7 Peptides, Marine Collagen, Mushroom and Herb Complexes . 

What is Volufiline? 

Volufiline is a trademarked compound by the company, Sederma - a French Co. that is a world leader in the field of bioactive ingredients in skin care products including a wide range of biochemical activities with substantiated efficacy for sebum regulation, protection from free radicals, skin firming, and wrinkle reduction.

Volufiline is derived from the plant  Anemarrhena Asphodeloides which is a completely all-natural combination of biochemical agents that have been conclusively proven to do almost the exact same thing that Botox does WITHOUT any of the risk.  

This Korean skin care eye serum is Botox in a bottle!  

Volufiline can be used all over the face and neck - diminish crows feet and eye bags, reduce wrinkles and fine lines under and around the eyes, improve your complexion by increasing elasticity and plumping up your skin making your skin look more youthful. 

Include Volufiline in your skin care regimen and watch the transformation begin.  Be consistent with your skincare regimen (morning and night ) to achieve results.  Genuine Korean Skincare Product.

Highlights:  Prevent Skin Damage,  Increase Skin Elasticity, Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Fortify Skin Barrier, Soothing & Hydrating, Diminish Dark Circles, Reduce Puffiness & Eye Bags, Anti-Aging Serum, All Skin Types, Korean Skin Care. 

10. Dr. Hedison Vital Energy Ampoule Patches - 60 Sheets

These enriched Hydrogel eye patches contain Volufiline, 6 types of Patented Herbal Extracts - Lavender, Bergamot, Peppermint, Freesia, Chamomile and Rosemary, EGF, Peptides, Sodium Hyaluronate and Niacinamide to moisturize, tighten, plump and hydrate the skin around your eyes.

Lavender Extract - Calms the skin, stimulates cellular growth and regeneration.

Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) - Speeds up wound recovery, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, improves hydration and prevents pigmentation.

Niacinamide - Also known as Vitamin B3 - supports the skin barrier and improves the skin texture by making pores look smaller. 

Let’s get to some of the other features of these amazing restorative eye patches:

  • Made with premium organic Volufiline 
  • Dramatically reduces wrinkles, fine lines
  • Improves skin elasticity and softens skin
  • Diminishes bags under your eyes for a more youthful appearance

Once again, Dr. Hedison has created a product that shows results after one use.  Be consistent with your skincare regimen and you will surely see a difference, no doubt.  

At Madnice, we are all about bringing you the ultimate in Korean Skincare Products, with the highest quality ingredients, cutting edge technology and KFDA approved.  We stand by our products and work in unison with the beauty companies who manufacture them  to bring you the best of what they have to offer.

We are constantly testing new products to bring them to you in order for you and us to be satisfied with what we put on our skin.  You cannot and will not go wrong with these products.  Satisfaction Guaranteed! 


  • Posted on by Tara

    Does your Pinocell Roxy Intensive Gel Plus work well with ultra-sensitive skin? Finding the right skin care routine is extremely hard when your skin barely tolerates anything…

  • Posted on by Brenda

    Same here, quarantine boredom forced me to try other beauty products and I was hooked the second I tried a sheet mask.

  • Posted on by Rachel

    2020 was the year I finally decided to cave in and try this trend. Turns out everyone was right, Koreans do make the best skincare products! I was hashing out a LOT of money on luxury skin care gels, serums, creams because they were plastered all over Insta. The soft peeling pads from Dr Hedison are so good on my acne-prone skin, I can’t live without them!

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