For Men: Top 5 Korean-Style Bubble Face Masks

For Men: Top 5 Korean-Style Bubble Face Masks
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How oxygenated skincare can add value to your grooming routine.

Bubble face masks

Bubble your way to great skin with one of Asia’s hottest beauty trends -- bubble masks. Other than making you look comical with its fizzy suds, foamy bubble masks can actually do a lot for your complexion.

Benefits of bubble face masks

From cleansing your pores to eliminating dirt and oil, the oxygen-packed masks are a worthy addition to your skincare regimen. The way that these masks are formulated causes them to react with the oxygen in the air. This creates the tiny bubbles, which in turn help the key ingredients of the mask to dive deep into the skin.

Under the right conditions, oxygen can help wounds heal by increasing circulation, which gets more cells where they need to go to help you recover. As we get older, our circulation decreases, so oxygen can make up for that. And in the process, it can increase your collagen production for youthful skin.

The oxygen boosts your circulation, and the fresh blood brings oxygen and nutrients to every skin cell — leaving your face looking healthier.

Here are five tried-and-tested products that we love:

Su:m37 Bubble De Mask Black

Origin: South Korea

Description: Thanks to its potent micro bubbles, this product boasts multiple benefits like brightening, deep pore cleansing and sebum control. After cleansing, apply a thick layer on the entire face except the eyes, then rinse off with warm water after 5 to 7 minutes.

Ideal for: Oily Skin, Enlarged Pores

Price: US$44.98

Belif The White Decoction-Ultimate Brightening Bubble Mask

Origin: South Korea

Description: For something mild and skin-brightening, try this non-drying gel mask, which also transforms into small bubbles upon contact. It’s enriched with moringa extract, which is well-known for its purification properties. And as its name suggests, the mask also contains the proprietary Root White Decoction Formula – derived from efficacious herbs – for healthier-looking skin.

Ideal for:

Price: $53

DR.JART+ Porecting Solution - Bubbling Charcoal Sheet Mask

Origin: South Korea

Description: These sheet masks by Dr. Jart bubble as they cleanse and are formulated to soothe the skin as they purifying without causing irritation. Spearmint extract improves skin elasticity while arginine clarifies the skin for a healthier complexion. Activated Korean charcoal has potent detoxification powers that leave skin feeling fresh and purified. In sheet-mask form, it helps reduce the appearance of pores and balance oily skin for a clearer complexion.

Ideal for: Oily skin types

Price: $9/pc, $43/box of 5

Philosophy The Microdelivery Detoxifying Oxygen Peel

Origin: United States

Description: This three-minute peel from Philosophy is a godsend for time-strapped individuals who need results fast. The DIY two-step system delivers the purifying benefits of a detoxifying mask and the brightening benefits of an oxygen facial in a single use. Skin is left radiant and healthier, with pores visibly minimized.

Ideal for: Formulated for all skin types, including acne-prone skin

Price: S$89

 

Clinique Pep-Start™ Double Bubble Purifying Mask

Origin: United States

Description: True to the brand’s belief that great skin can be created, this refreshing bubble mask is what you need to purify and rejuvenate tired skin. Upon application, the pink gel formula transforms into a blanket of small white debris-lifting bubbles that will leave your skin feeling deeply cleansed and prepped for the next step of your grooming routine.

Ideal for: Tired and dull skin

Price: $39