Masks are meant to hide and disguise, but in the beauty world, they are the best way to reveal. A good facemask can brighten, tighten, purify, and give your face that lit-from-within glow. Whether you multi-mask (use several masks on different zones of your face or layer simultaneously) or go all-in, here’s our latest favorites.
Arbonne Clear Future Soothing Overnight Mask is formulated with exopolysaccharide, derived from marine algae to help mattify skin and control sebum by absorbing it at the skin’s surface. Prebiotics help condition and moisturize skin while preventing impurities from settling into and clogging pores. $36, Arbonne.com
Murad’s Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask is designed to detox skin, minimize the appearance of pores, and refine texture. The mask features volcanic clay, which acts as a magnet to help extract impurities and excess oil, along with pomegranate extract to promote glowing skin for visibly refined pores while strengthening and rejuvenating the top layer of skin. $38, Murad.com
Callyssee Café con Leche Hydrating Mask deep-cleans and exfoliates without leaving skin parched or irritated. Callyssee created a blend of cleansers with skin-repairing elements and an added layer of softness. Absorbent clay compounds, including Bentonite and Kaolin, draw out impurities that can clog pores and lead to sagging skin. $44, Callyssee.com
Jersey Shore Cosmetics’ Purifying Clay Masques are holistic powder formulas enriched with vitamins and minerals to promote healthy skin. The masques exfoliate, remove toxins, tone, and minimize pores for a radiant complexion. Papaya is excellent for oily skin, green tea is high in antioxidants and great for anti-aging, activated charcoal is best for sensitive and acne-prone skin, and dandelion is perfect for dry skin.$55, JerseyShoreSun.com
At long last, Skinn Cosmetics’ Collagenesis Diamond Dusted Gelée Pure Radiance Anti-Aging Mask makes diamond-quality skin (at a cubic zirconia price) within reach. Infused with premiere diamond dust and a powerful anti-aging peptide, this luxurious mask buffs away the dulling effects of everyday stress, giving your skin a finished glow. $44.50, Skinn.com
Masks on Tap
GLAMSQUAD, your NYC-based on-the-go pro team for hair, makeup, and nails, has expanded its services with the addition of Hydrogel Sheet Masks from iconic skincare brand, Erno Laszlo. During your blowout, manicure, or prior to your make-up application, you can enjoy this luxe, spa-like experience with three different mask options to target your unique skincare needs: Exfoliate & Detox Hydrogel Mask (pore minimizing), Firm & Lift Hydrogel Mask (restorative), or Soothe & Calm Hydrogel Mask (sensitive skin). $20, Available exclusively in NYC. Schedule an appointment via the GLAMSQUAD app or at Glamsquad.com.