We’re all over the K-Beauty trends, from must-have sheet masks to facial essences. One we haven’t tried yet? Splash masks! This new skincare category is a total game-changer. While traditional face masks are a beauty-boosting — and certainly relaxing — self-care ritual, you have to dedicate a solid 20 to 30 minutes to really make them effective. If our iCal wasn’t jam packed with work meetings, workout classes, holiday parties and binge-watching Westworld (yes, that’s really in our iCal), we’d totally do a face mask every night. But since we live in reality — where we’re all a little strapped for time — our grand plan to cozy up with a good book and dedicate nearly half an hour to our skin doesn’t always happen.

Looking to reap the benefits of a face mask in a way that fits into your schedule? You’re going to love splash masks! Inspired by Korean bathhouse traditions, these super-concentrated formulas deliver the benefits of a lengthy treatment, but in just 15 seconds. Ok, so they’re not really masks; more like a liquid, in-shower treatment. But they do deliver magical, mask-like benefits — namely brightening and toning skin. Here’s how they work: In the shower, pour half a capful of the elixir into your palms, splash onto face, use shower water to continue splashing and pat in for instantly softer, smoother skin. Worth a try, right?


1. Blithe Energy Yellow Citrus & Honey Splash Mask ($45): Kick dullness and uneven texture to the curb with this radiance-boosting formula. A combination of lactic acid, citrus extracts and honey gently exfoliates, moisturizes and brightens. Skin is left smooth and gorgeously glowy.


2. Blithe Soothing & Healing Green Tea Splash Mask ($45): Struggling with blemishes, redness and congested pores? Infused with green tea extract, salicylic acid, tea tree leaf oil and lactic acid, this liquid treatment soothes irritation, evens tone and reduces the appearance of discoloration and acne scars.


3. boscia Tsubaki Splash Mask ($38): Winter-ravaged skin is no match for this antioxidant-rich elixir. A hydrating cocktail of camellia and rice bran oils and betaine quenches thirsty complexions, promotes circulation and fights free-radicals.

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