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September 18, 2018

I Discovered the Perfect Everyday Mask — and They’re a Dollar Each

We have our special occasion masks — the ones we shell out coin for and save for a big event. Then we have our everyday mask, those affordable workhorses we slap on without a second thought as we rush around getting stuff done. But just because these everyday masks are cheap doesn’t mean they have to be cheap-y. Contrib editor Sheryll shares her latest discovery: the Oerbeua masks by Dr.Gloderm.


I was browsing Beautytap one day (OK, more like every day, let’s be real here) when I saw a new brand of sheet masks that immediately caught my attention. They each had bright, bold reiterations of famous paintings with funny sayings such as “Stop bugging me!” (an eternal mood) and “Wouldn’t it be nice?” (why, yes, it would be nice to have awesome skin). What’s even better is that they were a dollar a piece. ONE WHOLE DOLLAR! I put about 12 in my cart and figured, hey, even if they aren’t great, they were only a dollar. No harm lost.


But OHHH GIRL WAS I SURPRISED. Not only are these masks extremely affordable but they are actually really, really good.


What are these magical masks I speak of? They are the Oerbeua masks by Dr.Gloderm, aka your new, extremely reasonably priced best friends.


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Let’s back up. Who and what is Dr.Gloderm? Well, Dr.Gloderm is the brain child of Dr. Chul Hong Daniel Park (of Leaders Cosmetics fame), Seungri (from my favorite K-pop boy band BIGBANG), and over 50 top dermatologists from Seoul National University (aka the Harvard of Korea).


But thankfully, Dr.Gloderm isn’t just another fancy celebrity shilled brand. The packaging is gorgeous, whimsical, and fun, and the product formulations are nothing to sneeze at. (Read my review of the Dr.Gloderm TABRX oil capsule masks here.) Each of the six masks in the Oerbeua line (pronounced “or-boo-ah” btw) are made with vegetable and fruit extracts made to address specific concerns, such as sagging, dull, troubled, or dry skin. The six varieties are:


Moisture (tomato extract) in an Edouard Manet print

Calming (carrot) in a Frans Hals print

Clearing (broccoli) in a Renoir print

Nourishing (berry complex) in a Martin van Meytens print

Firming (cauliflower) in a Leonardo da Vinci print of the Mona Lisa

Radiant (paprika) in a Jean-Etienne Liotard print

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Each mask is your standard microfiber cotton mask with a clear lightweight essence. Each mask has a slight scent, but it isn’t overwhelming. They all have a standard fit, and weren’t too big or too small. They stay nice and juicy well beyond the recommended 20 minute wear time. So far, I’ve tried the Clearing, Radiant, Calming, and Moisture and they are all great. Each of the essences from the mask sink into the skin without any sticky, gross residue and are perfect for layering underneath serums and moisturizers without any pilling.


I love to use these masks in the morning or at night for that extra boost of hydration. I especially like to use them in the morning because I don’t have a lot of time to wait around, so I don’t feel bad for ending my masking session after 10 minutes because hey — they were a dollar! And the best thing about them is that for a dollar, they pack a mighty punch. Between the results and the packaging, I’d say you could easily find these in a cool, hipster store like Urban Outfitters for $5 a piece. But thankfully, Beautytap got that exclusive on lock, HEYYYYYYYYY!


So next time you wanna ball out on some sheet masks, the Dr.Gloderm Oerbeua masks are for you. Get your life!


Sheryll Donerson got her start as a beauty writer by writing K-beauty reviews for her blog, The Wanderlust Project. These days, she's lifting heavy weights, eating tacos, drinking (too much) coffee and is 1/4 of the beauty podcast, Beauty Beyond Basics (or Triple Bees for short). You can find her on Instagram and Twitter at @sheryllrenata.




I just bought a bunch of these in the bogo mask sale yesterday!! I'm so excited to give 'em a try!


Because it's not often that I get to mask (like a couple times a week — which is considered "not often" for a skincare aficionado haha), I prefer to use good quality, good ingredient masks when I do mask. But for a $1 mask, Oerbeua beats them all. I like to gift them to my teen nieces who are just starting to mask. (So much better for you than those animal-printed masks!)