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Packs Are the K-Beauty Skin Care Step You Shouldn't Skip

K-beauty packs are the unsung heroes of the infamous Korean beauty system. Here are 11 versions that are worth working into your routine.
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True K-beauty addicts live and die by their multistep regimens, but there's been a concerted effort lately to narrow down the routine to make it more feasible for those of us who can't sacrifice an hour each night to complete the series. But there's one step you should keep in rotation: packs (aka multitasking masks).

Packs are the system's unsung heroes with some working overnight and just requiring a good rinse in the morning, while others can be applied day or night without the need to rinse away. They've got your skin care bases covered with formulas to treat everything from fine lines and wrinkles to parched skin and excess oil. And packs aren't confined to your complexion. There are versions for your hair to tackle flakes and ones to soften your lips.

Here are the best packs to work into your routine, no matter the step count.

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J.One Red Jelly Pack, $42
This new rosy-hued pack is an ampoule and primer in one fiery bottle. Gently pat the unique jelly texture on your face and it'll hydrate and create a perfect canvas for makeup. Antioxidant-rich red algae targets those telltale signs of aging, while niacinamide brightens dullness for a fresh-faced look.

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Wake up to moisture-packed skin with this sleeping mask. It combines alguronic acid and algalyte complex featuring a red microalgae polysaccharide and skin-energizing electrolytes to balance hydration levels while fighting fine lines and wrinkles. Just make sure you let the mask set for 7 to 10 minutes before hitting the sack. Then rinse your face as soon as you get up the next morning.

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Skin Food's cool pack heats up to target six skin concerns, including blackheads, excessive oil, dead skin and dryness. Boasting Jeju volcanic ash, Amazonian clay, sulfur and albumin extract, the steamy formula will clear up your skin for a glowing complexion. Simply apply the mask, leave on for three to five minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.

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Get the benefits of a cleanser and mask at once with this radiance-boosting pack. The foaming formula includes Kaolin clay, which draws impurities and residue out of pores without drying out your skin. Vitamin C and apple extract brighten and even out skin tone, while ceramides and squalene make skin hydrated and bouncy.

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