Not to Toot Our Own Horn, But…

… the hydrogels we’ve curated for Glow Recipe are pretty amazing. From Ginseng-powered Soyedodam to the Whamisa Hydrogels, these masks have earned their places in our hearts and, from the looks of our review pages, in yours as well!

We’ve outlined what makes our organic hydrogel offerings so amazing in a myriad of ways, but here’s the TL;DR:

Hydrogels are the more potent cousin of cotton mask sheets, as the skin can absorb hydration from both the essence and the mask itself. As opposed to cotton mask sheets, the hydrogels we carry are made entirely of plant based cellulose and aloe vera that combine to form a thin, gel-like sheet. The mask is drenched in comforting serum that works to perfect and hydrate the skin. The unique gel material stays in contact with the skin for a prolonged treatment, wrapping in the nourishing ingredients, and conforms perfectly to the face as it heats up from the skin-to-gel contact.


Check out that crystal-clear hydrogel~

We like to use a mask at the end of the day, after cleansing and toning and applying serum steps. If you’d like, let the mask of your choosing replace your serum step, and then follow the mask up with your favorite moisturizer.

See what our customers are saying about their favorite Hydrogel masks.

Soyedodam Organic Ginseng Hydrogel Mask:

With 6 year old Korean Ginseng, Aloe, and Manuka Honey, the Soyedodam Hydrogel is perfect for firming and toning the skin. It also gives the skin a slight tingly feeling as you’re wearing it… which is how you know that Ginseng is working it’s magic and stimulating blood flow to the surface of the skin.

Choose this mask if you’re looking for firmer skin and to lighten sun and age spots, or if you know your skin could use a hit of antioxidant power.

Amazing, Brightening Mask!
“Absolutely loved this mask! I’m 35 yrs old, live in humid, hot Florida, have some hyper pigmentation, fine lines, and very oily skin type. So I don’t typically opt for hydrating type masks/treatments. But after scheduling a chemical peel at a dermatologist office, so I thought it would be a good idea to have it on hand, in case I needed a boost of moisture. Even though I wasn’t peeling from the chemical peel, my skin felt tight by day 3. I put this mask on for about an hour and my skin looks radiant! After taking it off, I can still feel the gel on my skin, but it’s not sticky or uncomfortable. I would recommend doing it right before bed, so your skin can get the full benefit of the mask. The biggest difference I noticed was the improvement in my skin tone and uneven skin coloration on the sun spots I have on my forehead.”  –

Glow Getter Fabiana smacked this mask with five stars and a simple message. (We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!):

I Love it!
 “It’s great!” – Fabiana

Whamisa Organic Flowers & Aloe Vera Fermented Hydrogel Mask:

The first of three Fermented Hydrogels by Whamisa, the Flowers & Aloe Vera mask is formulated with 95% organic ingredients, including Camellia, Chrysanthemum, and Dandelion extract. These floral extracts help to lift, brighten, and moisturize the skin.

Choose this mask if you’re in need of a quick hit of firming hydration that packs some serious flower-powered brightening! Don’t just take our word for it, though:

Organic Hydrogel for the WIN!!!!!
 “Absolutely love every single Whamisa skincare product I’ve tried! After Cleansing and toning, this mask leaves my skin super soft, supple, and much brighter!” – Tiffany
Favorite mask yet!
 “This is my favorite mask! I really don’t know if I’ll find one I like better. My skin looks go great & glowing after – and this is pretty hard for me to achieve with my sensitive, dry, yet acne prone skin-_-; 
This mask accepts my skin challenge and hydrates deeply with absolutely no irritation or oiliness. The Hydro-gel sheet instead of fabric really makes it feel like I’m getting more moisture into my skin. There is so much serum in the packet, I usually tip it out and pat into my face before putting the mask on to use up as much as possible. Whamisa’s masks are now my new relaxation treat to me – getting to lay down with the cooling mask on (re: even more amazing in hot summer weather!) and take time for myself after a busy week is the best… Choosing more natural beauty products is important to me, and Whamisa has the most natural ingredient list I’ve seen on sheet masks yet.” – Hope

Whamisa Organic Seeds & Rice Fermented Hydrogel Sheet Mask:

With 95% organic ingredients, including fermented Rice & Black Soybean extracts, this one of a kind mask relies on a blend of fermented seeds and rice to help re-hydrate and calm dry, depleted skin. Soybean extract is known to be an exceptional anti-aging ingredient that promotes more healthy and supple skin.

Choose the Seeds & Rice mask if your skin is looking dull or needs some help rebuilding elasticity.

Excellent product
“Leaves your skin soft, firm, smooth and fully hydrated. I Love it!” –  Fabiana
Mmm, Moisture!
“A great deeply moisturizing mask. Fits well and makes my dry yet sensitive skin super happy.” – Sarah 

Whamisa Organic Fruits & Tomato Fermented Hydrogel Sheet Mask:

With 95% organic ingredients and extracts of Tomato, Apple, Licorice and Banana, the Fruits and Tomato hydrogel brings together some rarely seen superfood ingredients that help to brighten, soften, and renew the skin. Apple and Tomato extracts help to gently resurface the surface of the skin for an instantly more radiant complexion.

Check out a 5 star GR review, or you can take it from some IRL reviewers who are in love with this Tomato-infused wonder:

Holy tomato-god-fruits: major anti-inflammatory mask
 “I don’t usually write reviews but this mask is so amazing I have to say something. I was combatting a little roughness from over exfoliating plus I have rosacea that responds to basically nothing. This mask worked INSTANTLY. Cool, calming, relaxing. The roughness remarkably decreased after I took it off and my redness was down to the most minimal levels I’ve ever seen. I am obsessed with this mask and will be filling up my entire bathroom with them.”  – Lindsey
My New Must-Have
 “I travel every week and this has become my new go to mask. when you’re on a plane every few days, moisturizer just doesn’t cut it. I keep a few in my carry on and wear it on my face while i’m working in my hotel room (yep, i’m a multi-tasker). It’s like getting a facial without the facial price.” – Vivianne

Can’t wait to get your hydrogel on (literally)? Check out our tips for maximizing these treatments and let me know in the comments which of these jelly-masks are your absolute fave!

Get your glow on,

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