Korean skincare brands and sheet masks have been trending for the past couple of years, with fans of the products claiming they provide hydrating benefits to the skin, reduce the appearance of pore size, and the goal is typically “glass,” or totally flawless skin that’s visibly radiant and devoid of any imperfections.
While I don’t know if many of us will, or believe we will, ever truly have “perfect” skin without seeing a doctor regularly, sheet masks and Dr. Jart’s collection definitely prove to be a cult-favorite and many SKUs completely sell out, especially during certain seasons. In terms of Korean skincare that has become popular over the past few years, I have tried a hand full of products out before, but have never tried the Dr. Jart brand in particular. I noticed it trending across social media and amongst beauty bloggers, praising all of the masks included in the set we’re reviewing, particularly the Hydration Lover Rubber Mask and the Firm Lover Rubber Mask, the two most popular for the line. All of the sheet masks are designed to provide benefits including hydration, while addressing skin concerns such as dullness, sallowness, uneven texture, and provide anti-aging benefits like treating the appearance of any fine lines and wrinkles.
While I wouldn’t typically get this without any experience as an introductory product, in comparing the prices the set seems to make a lot more sense, as each mask individually is typically about $12, depending on the mask. The collection comes with 6 masks for $36, a retail value of $57.
With this in mind, I trusted in the money-back guarantee policy that applies even if you’ve used a mask and have a reaction, without this I typically would have purchased a single mask due to very sensitive skin. The brand promises not only to deliver results, but claims the masks are all suitable for every skin type or concern, including very sensitive skin. While I wouldn’t recommend this as a standalone treatment for anti-aging if you have more progressive or advanced signs of aging, if you’re seeking a preventative solution, these masks seem to be a great solution, in conjunction with a go-to daily cleanser and moisturizer. The set makes a great gifting option and can even be broken down into smaller “stocking-stuffer” type gifts, a great item to try out everything for fans of the brand or sheet masks, as well as a great starter kit with added value. The set offers fair longevity for use, depending on how often you decide to try a new mask, or how long you can wait to try the next one.
Using one per week will obviously yield 6 weeks of use, which compared to price isn’t bad.
This review will cover some overview on what is included in the set and main features and benefits, smaller breakdowns for all included products, as well as key pros and cons gleaned from personal experience and taking in to consideration other reviewers with varying skin type.
With this information in mind, you can make a more informed choice if you opt to buy it.
The Main Features
Dr. Jart’s Mask Heroes Face Savers is a starter kit featuring some of the brands most popular masks, and includes one Hydration Lover Rubber Mask, one Firm Lover Rubber Mask, one Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution Mask, one Dermask Micro Jet Brightening Solution Mask, one Prescriptment Water Replenishment Cotton Sheet Mask, and one Pore Minimalist Black Charcoal Sheet Mask.
All of the included masks are safe for all skin types and sensitive skin, but designed to treat different concerns. Most provide hydration and brightening benefits, and all improve the skins clarity and radiance. Depending on the individual mask (descriptions of benefits and uses of each are provided in the section below), some also treat concerns such as aging, acne, acne scarring, dullness, and oil control. While they are all suitable for every skin type, you will likely have preferences in accordance with your own unique skin type and set of concerns. However, rest assured that within the entire set you will certainly find one, but likely several, which work perfectly for your skin and tackle the concern you’re most interested in treating dry skin and blemishes.
I was not seeking full anti-aging benefits, and would recommend a serum or treatment product for more advanced anti-aging. With that said, the products do help with tone, firmness, loss of elasticity, and do improve both radiance and glow.
The Included Products
Hydration Lover Rubber Mask
This was probably my favorite included product in the collection and it provides excellent results, and is suitable for all skin types, including the most sensitive skin.
I was happy to see the the brands most popular mask did not break out my skin or cause any redness, dryness, or breakouts. It left my skin radiant and glowing, while providing excellent hydration with a strong moisture hold that lasted a few days or so. If anything, the mask improved acne marks and cleared up the skin. Some reviewers also claim it works for acne scarring and dark spots, which I can’t personally attest to. It also treats red or irritated skin, uneven texture, and sallow skin that needs a pick-me-up. The mask should be left on for approximately 45 minutes or so for optimal results, but you can go with a little less if preferred. The mask is formulated with 100% seaweed and keratin complex, which nourishes the skin and leaves the face fresh and hydrated. The two-step mask system includes a concentrated serum and a rubber mask which wraps the skin and prevents active ingredients from evaporating.
It’s free of any parabens or sulfates, and recommend it to anyone seeking a visible reduction in pore size, and improved radiance.
Firm Lover Rubber Mask
Even with sensitive skin, I had no issues using this mask.
It’s similar to the Hydration Lover but provides additional anti-aging benefits with use, and is designed to treat fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, and loss of firmness and elasticity. While I’m skeptical that any single use sheet mask can instantly treat fine lines or wrinkles, I will say it does improve dullness and definitely tightens the skin, without drying it out. It provided similar benefits to the Hydration Lover such as restoring depleted moisture, providing a radiant glow, and promoting a more even texture.
The rubber mask, derived from algae, reacts with calcium to nourish and cool the skin. The lipophilic and hydrophilic actives cling to moisture to maximize benefits. Ingredients in the formulation include berry complex, and salicylic acid to promote firmer skin, as well as red seaweed to promote softer, more supple skin, and create a radiant aesthetic after use. I would definitely recommend this option if you’re seeking softer skin that’s also firmer.
It’s safe for all skin types, should be worn for approximately 30-45 minutes, is gentle enough for sensitive skin, and is formulated free of any parabens or sulfates.
Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution Mask
This ultra-fine microfiber sheet mask helps treat acne, acne scarring, dullness, uneven skin tone, prevents new blemishes from forming and helps minimize the appearance of large pores.
The mask is formulated with glutathione to help even out skin tone while reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, as well as salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and niacinamide, to help combat any oil or shine, and fight acne and redness. This mask is truly incredible at treating acne and reduces breakouts and the bacteria that cause them. I noticed an incredible difference with respect to a total reduction in blemishes around the chin area, and noticed an even greater decrease the day after using it. I also noticed my pores looked much smaller after using it and my face was quite clean and refreshed. I was slightly trepidatious with dry skin to read this promoted as an anti-shine product, but it definitely did not dry out the face at all. It also did not break out my sensitive skin, and is suitable for all skin types. I would recommend this if you’re seeking a quick treatment to treat breakouts and prevent the formation of new breakouts.
While my acne is quite mild, other reviewers with cystic acne and larger breakouts also claim the mask works wonders in improving the condition.
Dermask Micro Jet Brightening Solution Mask
Designed to treat acne, dark spots, dullness, uneven skin, and provide brightening and hydration benefits to the skin, this mask is also microfiber sheet texture.
While this wasn’t my favorite of the set, it definitely did brighten up my complexion and provide hydration benefits. I did not really notice much improvement with respect to anti-acne treatment, as I noticed a breakout the next day. In reading other reviews with those of varying skin types, it seems to be a common trend, with some users reporting incredible benefits, and others reporting breakout and allergy following use. The breakout I experienced was not bad, and may be attributed to something else, however for me it did not help as an anti-acne product and I would recommend the Jet Clearing Solution instead if you have this concern. Formulated with a powerful antioxidants, glutathione, niacinamide, and a-bisabolol, it’s designed to inhibit melanin production and treat dark spots. Those who love the mask claim they notice anti-aging benefits as well. Ultimately it wasn’t terrible, but also not my favorite in the set.
It definitely provides brightening benefits, but not more than any of the other masks included.
Prescriptment Water Replenishment Cotton Sheet Mask
This sheet mask has a cotton texture (as alluded to in the name), and is formulated with allantoin, marine collagen, chamomile flower water, and witch hazel to provide hydrating benefits to the skin and maximize moisture. The mask also creates a brighter aesthetic, and boosts an Allure Best of Beauty Award. Overall, I really enjoyed this mask as well, it makes skin look and feel soft, nourished, and so hydrated.
The texture isn’t greasy or sticky. It also really tends to help soothe redness and is formulated with very gentle ingredients, making it safe for very sensitive skin as well. It did not break me out, cause any irritation, or any reaction. I loved putting this on before bed and waking up to fully refreshed, soft, and hydrated skin.
I would recommend this for anyone with dry skin, including sensitive types, and those seeking to improve benefits of other serums and moisturizers.
Pore Minimalist Black Charcoal Sheet Mask
This black mask is infused with Korean charcoal and is designed to treat acne, oiliness, large pore size and is ideal for combination, oily, or acne-prone skin. I was nervous trying this with dry skin, but luckily it did not dry or strip the skin, however it also isn’t very hydrating so I did use a moisturizer after using it, however I wasn’t anticipating any hydration benefits as it’s not designed to treat dry skin. I definitely notice a reduction in the appearance of pore size and skin feels soft, supple, refreshed and very clean after using it. It also removes impurities, buildup, and is great for treating blackheads around the t-zone. I would highly recommend exfoliating prior to using the mask, as doing this will maximize benefits and remove even more impurities. The mask is nothing short of phenomenal when it comes to treating breakouts and areas of acne. I woke up with a vast improvement in a breakout around my chin, that was nearly gone all together.
I would highly recommend this formulation if you’re seeking anti-acne benefits, oil reduction, and improvements with whiteheads or blackheads. It also adds balance around the nose and cheek.
Positives and Negatives
The only negative I found was in using the Microjet Brightening Solution mask, which did not generally help with treating acne at all, in fact I broke out the next day. But other than that, the set offers amazing value and a way to test out several items at once at a much lower cost in comparison to retail value. All of the other masks included in the set provided excellent benefits with use, including hydration, brightness, improved radiance, and restoring a more even texture. I was also thrilled that none caused redness, allergic reaction, or irritation to my sensitive skin which is prone to being quite fussy with different mask products.
Here is a look at some key pros and cons to bear in mind prior to purchase:
- Great gifting option that can even be broken down into multiple gifts for a Secret Santa exchange or “stocking stuffer” type items, it tends to be a safe option as well, as most who like skincare enjoy masks
- All products are formulated free of any parabens or sulfates
- All masks are suitable and safe for all skin type and can be used if you are dry or oily, including sensitive skin
- Value: the set offers great value compared to buying single products or a single mask, and at $36, the actual retail value is almost $60
- Great product for those new to the line as an introductory item, or way to try out more products with a savings for fans of the brand
- Cruelty-free company: company does not test on any animals or use any animal product during its manufacturing process
- Masks offer skincare benefits including hydration, anti-aging, brightening, softer skin, and improvements in breakouts, depending on which you try
- All masks have a sleek design and an aesthetic that is easily appreciated
- For those with acne: several of the masks included treat acne and breakouts wonderfully, with ideal improvements to the point of making breakouts disappear completely, and preventing future breakouts
- The set offers variety as well as value, and is a great way to sample a few different items, all designed to treat varying concerns
- Product longevity: the masks, dependent on use, go a long way, as you generally should not need to use one more than once a week (but may want to)
- Excellent hydration benefits, particularly when you’re using a good serum or moisturizer, results are amplified
- The firm rubber mask does contain dimethicone, which I would typically steer away from, however that’s only applicable to the single mask in the set, and all of the formulations are free of any parabens and sulfates
- The MicroJet Brightening Solution mask may not be ideal for very sensitive skin, although it’s designed to treat acne and blemishes, many who try this out find they experience breakouts or increases in acne. I noticed a breakout the next day, and while I can’t attribute it to using this product with certainty, it definitely did not help in preventing it.
The manufacturer, Dr Jart, has a strong return and exchange policy that honors full refunds upon dissatisfaction or allergy, this policy favors the new consumer, and preexisting one. If you are dissatisfied with the use of the products, or if they do not work for your skin to provide suitable benefits, or you experience any product allergy or reaction to the formulations, you may elect to return the entire set. In this case, you will receive a full refund equal to the entire purchase price of the full kit. You may also wish to exchange the product for an equal and full refund- or opt for a single product you prefer. One must bear in mind that you will need to return the entire set, as individual items within the kit are not available for return. If received as a gift, you are eligible for an even exchange at the purchase price.
As mentioned in the introduction, for me this policy was what sealed the purchase deal, as I wouldn’t typically take a risk if it was impossible to return after use even with potential product allergy, as spot testing is impossible.
The Final Verdict
If you like sheet masks or masks in general, or are trying them for the first time to seek improvements to the skin including hydration, restored radiance, anti-aging benefits, and anti-acne benefits, I would highly recommend the Dr. Jart mask collection.
While I wouldn’t traditionally invest in a starter set of several sheet masks, considering the price point per mask, if you do generally enjoy wearing masks and expect to wear even 2-3 out of the set, the collection is a steal compared to individual retail value, and I would definitely recommend going with the set to save rather than repurchasing them individually, unless you are a fan of only one of the masks in the collection, which seems difficult as many provide similar benefits with use.
Overall, using the different products included, I noticed improvements in breakouts, brightened skin, hydration, and definitely a radiant glow. While I can certainly say a couple of the masks provided have tightening benefits, and that anything hydrating is inherently anti-aging, this isn’t generally a product you would want to supplement for a serum or more advanced anti-aging formula, particularly if you’re trying to treat more advanced damage. It also isn’t a suitable treatment for sun damage or hyper-pigmentation, however some ingredients in the formulations may improve the appearance of dark spots.
This makes a great gifting option and I will likely pick one or two up to split into different gifts as well.
It’s also a great starter set if you’re new to Korean skincare or sheet masks, or if you already have tried one but are seeking either variety or a way to stretch your money out and get more masks over time for less.