Over the previous few years, sheet masks for skincare have been the beauty industry's knock-out success story. With images of A-listers from Victoria Beckham to Chris Pratt sporting the creepy-looking but efficient masks, Instagram remains to be awash.

The latest addition to the sheet mask family is the dry sheet masks. These are peptide-infused, moisture-free masks that fit like a ordinary sheet mask on your skin. Once the mask comes into touch with your skin, you need to massage it strongly on your face to start releasing active components. In terms of layman, the ingredients are said to melt in the skin as the mask rubbed against your face, without applying any water.

Anyone who has used them will attest to their ability to boost hydration and make glow. The downside, however, is that they are also rather sloppy, with a reasonable quantity of product wastage as well as blobs falling on garments, hairline smears, and fluid trickling down the throat.

It's not the only reason to choose a dry mask to cut spillages and slime down. Wet masks are 85pc water and glycerine on average, with active components of 5-7pc; whereas more than 50pc dry masks are made of active skin care components. This implies that their impacts are said to be more powerful and prolonged.

Another bonus is how practical it is to use the dry mask. They are super convenient to use while traveling, multi-tasking at home, or just moving around in general. Where only once moist masks can be used, various reusable dry masks can be used. Plus, they can be used over makeup, without using a ton of highlighters, to give your skin a luminous finish. If you are a fan of sheet masks or conversely, the mess has placed you off using them in the past-then you should give dry sheet mask a trial.