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Discover 5 generations of beauty masks to do at home

Do you know the different generations of face mask? Indeed, beauty masks evolve with technologies and discoveries. The beauty blog geribook tells you more!

Invented in Asia, it is also on this continent that cosmetic masks made of fabric or gel or cellulose are the most dynamic. According to market research firm Mintel, the Asia-Pacific region still accounted for 76% of all fabric mask launches in 2016, followed by Europe (16%) and the United States (8%).

Small recap on the different generations of cosmetic mask:

  • 1st generation: creamy textured tube masks (clay mask, cream moisturizer mask, charcoal mask…)
  • 2nd generation: peel-off masks that are spread out and which once dry become a plastic film to throw away
  • 3rd generation: classic fabric masks, soaked in serum or gasoline.
  • 4th generation: hydrogel or bio-cellulose masks to perfectly match the contours of the face.
  • 5th generation: rubber mask masks to prevent the evaporation of the active ingredients on contact with the skin (new K-Beauty).
Face beauty mask care
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The four main concerns of American consumers who have used skin masks are: acne or blemishes (29%), signs of aging (27%), fine lines and wrinkles (27%) and the size of pores (27%). Source Premium Beauty News


Which mask is best for beautiful skin?

One would be tempted to say that the last generation is the best performer. Yet it is not the most modern that is necessarily the most suitable.
For example, the rubber mask is in two parts: 2 elements: the active serum bulb to be applied directly to the skin and an alginate mask to be deposited as a second skin. It is quite enclosing and this feeling can be badly experienced. In addition, quad is removed, the skin is moved by pulling on it, which can interfere with the support fibers.
It forms a universe under bell on the skin, forcing the skin to drink the assets of the serum bulb. Also you have to be vigilant to the active ingredients actually present in the serum bulb because it's modern but with real active ingredients it's better. From plsu the installation time is 30 to 40 minutes!
In contrast a first generation mask, therefore a tube of creamy mask, is pleasant to apply and slowly delivers its active on vote skin, at his request.
The 3rd and 4th generation masks have the advantage of being practical to carry because sold in unidoses. They are easy to lay on the face and you can see the hollows of your face

It's up to you to test these different masks care and see the one that suits your wish: search for the comfort of a creamy texture, a desire for practicality, a desire for quick action without rinsing, etc.

Personally I am fond of bio-cellulose masks and hydrogel masks.
I do not like the peel off because they always leave small residues to make go and are composed of plastic /vinyl.
I still like to make a clay or charcoal tube mask on the T zone from time to time.


For men the masks made from charcoal or clay are excellent. Clay has healing features that are particularly appreciated after shaving.
For women and men we tested many masks on this blog:

  • 1st generation: tube or pot masks

lime mizon face mask with lime enjoy fresh on time

Sisley's anti-ageing black rose mask

L'Oréal Paris Pure Clay Cleansing Mask

Berthe Guilhem's Instant Shining Mask

3 creamy masks from Origins

T-Pur Blue Face Clay biotherm man

Algenist Eclat Algae Mask

  • 2nd generation: peel off masks

 Black Mask Movie 

  • 3rd generation: fabric masks

    face mask balea aqua by DM

    SPA mask moisturizing qiriness

  • 4th generation: hydrogel or bio-cellulose masks

    Korean face masks KLAVUU to pearl

How about you? What are your favourite masks?

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