When I think of some of my favorite sheet masks, a good majority of them hail from Taiwan. Brands like Lovemore, My Beauty Diary, and My Scheming really have figured out how to produce some of the most thin and hydration retaining masks that I love.
So, when Glowie Co announced a new brand using the same methodology, I wanted in! L’Herboflore is a Taiwanese brand that focuses on quality formulations and mask materials. I got the chance to try 12 of their sheet masks and I am so excited to share my top 3!
Before getting into my favorites, let’s talk about some of the commonalities between all of the masks and a few differences. Each mask shares a fairly similar “base” formula that includes aloe, sodium hyaluronate, and panthenol for soothing/hydration benefits. From there the masks are broken up by intention so a few for brightening, a few for anti-aging, you get the idea.
The mask material for the majority of the versions I tried is a medium weight “Hydromask” cotton/tencel that is slightly thicker than other Taiwanese sheet masks I have used in the past. I still found it to adhere really well and hold onto hydration wonderfully. Two of the masks featured a more thin material similar to My Beauty Diary and one used a biocellulose similar to some Leaders masks I have tried.
My 3 favorites all ended up being from the Hydromask style as I found them to hold onto essence and keep my skin moist for the longest amount of time. Alright, let’s dive into my five favorites from L’Herboflore!
L’Herboflore Rose Water Refining Hydromask
Being the very first L’Herboflore sheet mask I’ve used, I was really looking forward to starting off with this rose version. Featuring beach rose extract, french rose extract, damask rose oil, beach rose oil, rose water, and cucumber fruit extract. This mask claims to offer reparative, refining, and hydrating benefits.
The mask material here is a rather thin and flexible cotton style sheet mask that honestly surprised me with its texture. Rather than being a simple cotton mask material...there is a slight bounciness/sponge-like feel that really allowed the mask to hold onto the essence. In addition to that...the L’Herboflore masks have 12 cuts to offer a more customizable and secure fit.
I was also impressed with the thin and watery essence. It offered a wonderful cooling effect in addition to the rose scent. Sometimes I am put off by super intense/floral scents but the rose scent from this L’Herboflore mask was much more fresh and approachable. I could have kept it on all day!
While instructions say to leave this mask on for 15-20 minutes, I was able to go for 30 minutes thanks to the high amount of essence in the package (and could have probably gone longer). After removal my skin felt quite hydrated and soft. Also, I noticed a brightening/skin tone evening effect that I was not expecting.
L’Herboflore Strawberry Glowing Hydromask
L’Herboflore Watermelon Vitalizing Hydromask
Number 3 of my favorite masks from L’Herboflore is no less impressive than the first two (honestly...I loved them all equally). If anything, the Watermelon Vitalizing Hydromask has a leg up as I totally fell for the scent!
Using watermelon fruit extract and peptides, this version is aimed at brightening, deep hydration, and skin strengthening. The essence here is once again thin/light with a nice cooling effect. I popped this one in the fridge just before application and honestly...it felt like a soothing dream.
Okay, back to the scent. The combination of the cool mask and the mild/fresh watermelon was really something special. Rather than being candy-like...the scent used here is more mild and has a slight acidity that is closer to watermelon rind. I wish L’Herboflore made this essence in mist form so I could take it with me all day!
After 30 minutes my skin looked noticeably calmed and soothed. In addition, the hydrating and brightening powers were certainly apparent here. Overall this was a great “reset” mask that I would absolutely turn to on days when my skin is feeling overworked from the weather or irritated from another product.
So there you have it...12 L’Herboflore Sheet Masks tested and 3 that ended up being real winners. Honestly, the majority of masks from the brand share a lot of the same ingredients and mask material. You really can’t go wrong here as they all offered a nice amount of hydration and mild brightening.
The 3 that I selected stood out to me as offering just a bit more glow, soothing, and nourishment. Plus...they happened to be the ones that offered a unique and pleasing scent which I appreciate in a sheet mask from time to time.
L’Herboflore has certainly made its mark amond the other Taiwanese sheet mask brands that I have used. Each one was effective, fun to use, and featured amazing packaging art created by local Taiwanese artists. I look forward to seeing what they come up with next!