What Is a Splash Mask and How to Use It

What Is a Splash Mask and How to Use It Splash masks are one of the newest Korean beauty trends that have made their way to the Western market. What exactly is a splash mask and how to use it properly? Read on to learn about this amazing beauty product!

South Korean beauty trends have become so popular in the West lately that there’s even a special term for them, K-beauty. It’s a real cultural phenomenon that has changed how consumers look at their skincare routine. Splash masks are one of the latest additions to Korean-inspired beauty regimens. They were originally launched by Blithe, a beauty brand known for its 3-STEP skincare line.

The brand’s specialists were inspired by an old facial cleansing ritual originating in Asian cultures, namely in China, Japan, and Korea. Women in these countries used rice water (the water left over from boiling rice for daily meals) to wash their face in order to achieve clean and bright skin. Rice water was believed to have moisturising, nourishing, rejuvenating, softening, brightening, pore tightening, and soothing properties.

When Asian women washed their face with rice water, they splashed it up to 100 times to make their skin as clean as possible. Although very few women nowadays actually use rice water to cleanse their face, splashing is still very common in South Korea. That’s how Blithe came up with the idea of a face mask that is applied by splashing. Splash masks combine the benefits of several beauty products and give the effect of a regular face mask in just 15 seconds.

Interestingly, the name “splash mask” was invented for the Western market. In Korea, these products are commonly known as “patting masks” or “patting packs”. Splash masks are a highly concentrated liquid that comes in a bottle; they actually fall somewhere between an essence and a booster. A splash mask has the beauty benefits of a toner, a light chemical peel, and a traditional facial mask.

Here are some of the main advantages of splash masks:

  • instead of 15–20 minutes, it takes them 15 seconds to work;
  • they do not require rinsing;
  • they effectively prepare the skin for the next steps in your beauty regimen, for example, moisturising;
  • they help to save money, as splash masks are highly concentrated and can replace several beauty products.

So, how to use splash masks properly? The traditional way, which most Korean women use, is to dilute a capful of the product with lots of water in a big bowl (or plug your sink, fill it with water and pour some product) and splash the liquid onto the face. However, many Western consumers found this weird and decided to apply splash masks in a different way: they pour some product into their palms and gently pat it into the skin.

It should be noted that original Korean splash masks are highly concentrated and absolutely must be diluted with water, whereas masks produced by Western beauty brands are often ready to use and do not require dilution. For example, Ukrainian beauty brand Dr. Sante, owned and produced by Elfa, has created a ready-to-use toning splash mask with alpha hydroxy acids for its skincare collection entitled Vitamin C.

Dr. Sante Vitamin C Ultra Antioxidant Toning Splash Mask is formulated with citric, malic, and tartaric acids. These AHAs help to restore the skin’s normal pH after you wash your face, have a light exfoliating effect, and make it easier to transport other active ingredients into the deeper levels of the epidermis. The mask also contains stabilised vitamin C (ascorbic acid), which has a potent antioxidant effect. It restores the skin’s elasticity and healthy glow, prevents premature wrinkles and other signs of skin ageing.

In our online shop Organic Store, you can buy Dr. Sante’s splash mask, as well as other innovative skincare products inspired by K-beauty trends, such as a mist toner, a facial hydrogel with hyaluronic acid and neuropeptides, an exfoliating facial cleansing gel with loofah and AHAs, a vitamin cocktail eye cream with the patented complexes SymWhite, VitaHerbs and Wrikle Filler, and more. At Organic Store, we offer affordable prices, secure and convenient payment methods, and international delivery to make your online shopping experience as pleasant as possible.

Innovative Skincare Products by Dr. Sante in Our Store