It's been 17 years since Destiny's Child sang those famous words, but it seems everyone is finally ready for this jelly — jelly beauty, that is. Adding a little bit of fun into our everyday skin care regimens, jelly cleansers are making cleansing feel like less of a chore, jelly highlighters are providing a one-of-a-kind glazed look and jelly masks are giving skin major bounce.
There are enough sheet mask varieties to fill a bathroom cabinet to the brim, but even regular sheet mask users will admit there's only so much excitement that can come from carefully unfolding a serum-soaked mask and molding it to the contours of your face. Jelly masks are different. Whether using a liquid formula or a jelly sheet mask hybrid, they provide some playfulness that brings us back to days of playing with slime.
It's not all wiggly wobbly play. Jelly masks deliver results. The vitamin- and mineral-rich formulas provide long-lasting hydration and energize skin for a radiant complexion without help from luminizing primers and highlighters. Jelly masks help fight the signs of aging and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores. They can even soothe stressed-out skin.
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Inside the box are six "mono-doses." Open one up and apply the hydrating gel to skin. It's packed with vitamins to brighten, energize and moisturize. There's no need to rinse the mask, making it a good option to apply to tired, stressed skin in the morning. Looking for a more intense effect? Pop a mask in the fridge for 30 minutes before applying. It'll still enliven skin, but will add a soothing cooling effect that will be very welcome on hot days.
Finding it hard to break out of a sheet mask addiction? Try a jelly sheet mask. K-beauty site Glow Recipe has dreamed up a transparent jelly made out of buzzy watermelon extract. In addition to begging for a #masking selfie, the transparent "sheet" has a clever design that adheres seamlessly to the face with no slipping or dripping. What's more, it comes in two pieces for a superior fit. Apply to dry, puffy, stressed skin for a brighter complexion. Glow Recipe says the transparent formulation means the mask could be worn anywhere, anytime. We dare you to try it somewhere unexpected.
Rose is a common skin care ingredient, but it's not every day that it comes in an addictive jelly mask. This one has a cooling effect. It coats skin on contact to plump and hydrate using rose water, acacia honey and hyaluronic acid. Apply the treatment before bed and wake up to nourished, glowing skin. When the mask washes away, it won't leave any stickiness behind — just a faint scent of roses.
Superfoods and jelly come together in a (nonedible) revitalizing jelly mask. Think of it like a chill pill for the face in a playful lightweight jelly. It calms skin while increasing radiance thanks to ginger, turmeric and vitamin C. It works in 10 minutes and can be used a couple of times a week to keep skin's inner glow at its highest levels. The vegan, non-nano, allergy-tested formula is OK for sensitive skin.