Best Face Masks

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A great face mask can be a game-changing addition to your skincare routine. It's one of my favorite ways to feel like I’m doing something really great for my skin. I use them every night before a vacation or event where I will be taking pictures. Otherwise I use them 3 times a week. This is a list of my current favorite face masks that I use and love! 

Dr. Zion x Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Masks $42

A premium, extra-large eye mask created with skincare expert Dr. Zion Ko that delivers an immediate boost of retinol to visibly erase lines and firm and leave eyes looking ultra-refreshed. Feels much more luxiorous than the cheap eye masks I use. You can find the doctor on tiktok, that's how I discovered this product. 

Caudalie Vinergetic C+ Pore Minimizing Instant Detox Mask $42

A clay mask that cleanses and visibly tightens pores for clear-looking, more luminous skin. The ingredients include (waste from winemaking) grapes that provide antioxidant benefits and help limit sebum oxidation responsible for blackheads. Pink Clay which cleanses away visible impurities while tightening the look of pores. Natural Caffeine that visibly smooths and illuminates skin.

Kate Somerville EradiKate $44

If you get sebaceous filaments on your nose (tiny black dots that aren't blackheads), use this cleanser as a mask just for your nose. I got this tip from Dr. Idriss. This cleanser is formulated with 3% sulfur which works to fight active breakouts and prevent future breakouts.  Patented Botanical Complex with Honey and Rice Brand Extracts: Helps to calm and soothe skin. Natural Oat Extract: Helps to absorb excess oil and balance sebum.

Dr. Idriss Major Fade Dark Spot AHA Face Mask $48

An exfoliating AHA mask that reduces the look of dark spots and hyperpigmentation while smoothing skin and improving absorption of actives. This is part of a 3-step system which I used the whole set. I follow Dr. Idriss on youtube and love all the wealth of knowledge she shares as a dermatologist. 

Drunk Elephant Bouncy Brightfacial Brightening Mask with 10% Azelaic Acid + 1% Salicylic Acid $69

A leave-on mask with 10% Azelaic Acid that visibly boosts radiance, clarifies uneven tone, fades spots, and reduces redness to reveal a brighter, bouncier, more even-looking complexion.

Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask $70

A creamy anti-aging mask packed with Japanese beautyberry, two types of vitamin C, and AHAs from seven fruits that unveils softer, glowing skin. I'm not going to lie I only bought it because it's purple but this Vitamin C mask feels so luxurious that I enjoyed the experience of using it every time. It has a nice scent to it and brightens your skin. I really love the whole Tatcha brand but only buy it on sale. 

Not at Sephora

Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant $55

I don't use this daily, just a needed. Formulated with lactic acid, a blend of polishing flours (it's not a liquid) and Botanical Hyaluronic Acid Complex, this vegan exfoliant gently removes impurities and excess oil from the skin to reveal a visibly smooth, radiant complexion. Sometimes your skin needs a physical exfoliation and this is made with all natural ingredients so you have to add water to the powder to use it. 

 Sanitas Pumpkin Enzyme Mask $37

A puree of pure organic pumpkin is the base for this exfoliation mask. The naturally occurring enzymes in pumpkin dissolve dead surface skin cells and gently slough them away, bringing brighter, fresher skin to the surface. Then, vitamins C and E pair with a botanical hydration complex to decongest pores and hydrate dry skin. Other ingredients include squalane and hyaluronic acid to help fortify the skin's natural barrier and provide deep hydration.  Dull skin disappears and leaves in its place smoother, clearer and brighter looking skin.

This smells amazing, like pumpkin pie, and you can still smell it on your skin after you take it off. My local facial bar was using this for their fall facial so I figured it would be cheaper to just buy the mask myself. 

Bubble Deep Dive $18

Bubble targets a younger audience but I would still say this is a phenomenal exfoliating mask, if you get one product on this list, get this one! This has a blend of Alpha-Hydroxy Acids for exfoliation. Azelaic Acid which is an exfoliator that clears skin imperfections. The glycolic acid, mandelic acid and lactic acid promote skin turnover. The Willow Bank extract is a natural source of salicylic acid and can help with pore congestion. The licorice root address dark spots.  It also has pineapple, pumpkin, and pomegranate which exfoliate but more gentle and thus less irritation. So you got a lot of stuff working in here with cell renewal. 

 The mask works down into pores and on the surface to reveal softer, smoother, more even-looking skin. It is fragrance free and addresses uneven skin tone and texture. It will give you dewy skin. Only use this once a week and don't use on the same night as a retinoid.  Bubble products are plant based, cruelty free and fragrance free. Its sold at Ulta, CVS and Amazon and very affordable. 

Honey Mask $19

Honey has been used in ancient Egyptian medicine and has stayed perfectly preserved in tombs. Because honey doesn't spoil, you can eat 2000 year old honey! Honey is antifungal, anti-inflammatory and fights against the yeast on your skin. Thus it's wonderful for acne as its environment makes it hard for acne to grow. 

This mask is made in Korea and explains their origin story on the box. The mask has 38.7% honey  and has extra beneficial ingredients that will moisturize your skin. Raw honey is antibacterial so it's cleaning your skin from bacteria which is perfect for acne. It's a natural humectant which means it draws and attracts moisture and retains it on your skin. 

The other ingredients in this mask are macadamia seed oil, sunflower seed oil, shea butter, beeswax, argan oil, hazel seed oil, jojoba seed oil, snail secretion filtrate, aloe leaf water, propolis extract, bee venom, and eucalyptus leaf extract.  Bee venom makes your skin react like you've been stung which means it increases blood flow to your skin and helps it to produce collagen and elastin.

It has a earthy honey scent but also maybe smells like toffee.  The mask has a thick texture but is not sticky. On your face is never becomes dry or stiff , it spreads evenly and glides across your face. You can use it a few times a week for 10 min-1 hour. It does not sting or irritate my skin. I've had this mask in heavy rotation in my routine.

Detoxifying Scrub Mask $60

Three times a week I use this mask and leave it on for 15 minutes. It's a clay-based scrub mask that uses naturally derived ingredients to exfoliate skin. Ingredients include Kaolin, Jojoba Esters, Bentonite, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Coconut Water, Urea. I do not have sensitive skin, my face does not turn red after a workout, this product makes my face look like I have a beet red sunburn after use. 


Face Mask Applicator

A double-ended silicone face mask applicator that allows you to hygienically apply and remove facial masks. Use this so you don't have to dip your finger into the mask tub. If you're using a clay mask, with the other side you gently rub on your face and it makes the clay mask break up and easily rinse off!

Microfiber Wrist Wash Bands

I wear these on my wrist when I wash my face every so the water doesn't run down my forearms. Best invention ever! 

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