How Are Korean Charcoal Face Masks Made?


Though they have only been around for a handful of years, Korean sheet masks have established a firm foothold within the skin care industry. These trendy products combine all the elements consumers of beauty products love – simplicity, convenience, instant results – to provide many of the same benefits of a facial without the corresponding time or cost.

Still, some confusion remains about what exactly constitutes a face mask, which types are Korean, and what that means. Keep reading to learn about how these popular products are made, how to start a skincare line with some of your very own charcoal face masks, and how Anthem Beauty is perfectly positioned as a facial mask manufacturing expert with the ability to ship these products on behalf of clients around the country.

What Are Charcoal Face Masks?

Face masks can contain any number of ingredients intended to hydrate, exfoliate, and reverse the effects of aging. Charcoal face masks use activated charcoal – charcoal that has been treated to make it more absorbent – to suck up dirt, toxins, and oils. The mask is then peeled off the face, drawing those impurities out of the pores and leaving skin cleaner, smoother, and brighter. The difference in skin quality is immediately visible, making it an ideal product to use before an event or special occasion.

What Makes a Face Mask Korean?

Because face masks began as a beauty trend in South Korea, they are often produced there and labeled as Korean when placed on the market. However, it is important to note that while the term “Korean” may imply a place of origin, a more accurate description – in this context, at least – would be to say that a Korean face mask is one in which the active ingredients are applied to a cotton sheet before being packaged. This process brings with it a number of advantages.

Firstly, the use of the sheet helps consumers with the application of the product. These sheets are usually shaped to fit the user’s face, with cutouts for the eyes, nostrils and mouth. The intuitiveness of this design takes the guesswork out of using the product, as the consumer does not have to wonder what amount to apply or where to apply it the way they might with a paste, cream, or serum. Not only does this make the user’s life easier, but it also all but guarantees a uniform application and, by extension, a consistent experience for customers.

Secondly, the sheet serves as a barrier between the ingredients – be they charcoal-based, egg-based, avocado-based, or centered around an entirely different component – and the air, forming a seal that keeps the ingredients from evaporating. By preventing the mask from drying out too quickly, the user can get the most out of its cleansing and hydrating effects.

Lastly, these masks usually require much less cleanup than their competitors because the appropriate amount of serum is applied to the sheet in advance. This minimizes the messes that can arise when drippy, runny serums are slathered onto the face, an especially useful benefit when using a material as noticeable as pitch-black charcoal.

In short, the term “Korean” refers more to a type of face mask made in a specific way and boasting specific advantages. Any face mask based around the use of ingredients applied to a sheet (also sometimes referred to as a sheet mask) could be considered a Korean face mask, regardless of where it and by whom it was manufactured.

Could I Have My Korean Face Masks Made in the United States?

Absolutely. Anthem Beauty is a New Jersey-based company that recently acquired a second facility in the Miami area. For years, Anthem has provided turnkey facial mask manufacturing solutions to companies large and small. Our services include everything from the formulation of new skin care and beauty products to the production, packaging, and shipping of inventory.

Because Anthem has invested considerable resources into assembling a wide array of manufacturing and packaging technologies, we are uniquely positioned to accommodate any request a client may have. Our team of experienced, industry-trained chemical engineers can work with you to craft the product you’ve envisioned, whether the goal is to offer vegan, natural, organic, or cruelty-free merchandise. These products can come in the form of sheet masks, lotions, scrubs, creams, and cleansers; packaging options include everything from bottles and tubes to pouches and pods.

Our ability to handle all aspects of the production process means a much quicker speed to market for clients, and the simple fact that every item is manufactured in the United States can be a powerful selling point; it also means faster shipping times and more efficient lines of communication. We can get you an effective product you’ll be proud of on an industry-leading timeline, so you aren’t stuck lagging behind the competition.

The Turnkey Company That Can Cater to All Your Manufacturing Needs

Breaking into the skin care market can be a daunting task, especially with the deluge of new products constantly fighting for attention. Anthem Beauty can make that process a lot easier by offering an opportunity to beat competitors to the shelves with a product consumers will love. Let us put our expertise to use for you. Contact our skin care manufacturers today at 973) 779-1982 and we’ll get you started on the path to success