After over a decade of buying and testing masks I’d say I have a little bit of experience determining whether one is worth your while or not. Over the years there have been masks brands and influencers swear by that I’ve tested do to the hype and would never purchase again. While, on the other hand, there are masks I find randomly on Amazon for under $10 that I will keep adding to cart until they stop selling them, because somehow they actually work and I’m here for it. I say all of that to say. I’ve gathered a list of the masks I currently use most often with a few I’ve just started adding to the rotation that I think you all will really like if you don’t already use them. Though I categorized them below just know most masks provide an array of benefits and often are suitable for all skin types. Just note, I am not a licensed esthetician or dermatologist these are simply my opinions based on personal experience. I hope you find a mask that works well for you!
DEEP CLEANSING MASKS
- Aztec Secret Indian Clay Mask: I have literally tried ALL OF THE MASKS and to this day, nothing compares to this bentonite clay powder that you mix with water or ACV. If considering this one over the glamglow mask (listed below) the glamglow (though great) doesn’t hold a candle to the Aztec one. Plus it’s only 8 dollars and it will last you years – seriously! One container has lasted me on average around 2 or 3 years.
- Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask: This is another great option for a deep pore cleansing mask. This Omorovicza mud mask nourishes your skin while drawing out toxins and removing any impurities. Similarly to the Aztec mask, it will dry as more of a dirt like texture and feel really firm on your face, but once you’ve washed it off your skin will be visibly more supple and youthful.
- Sisley Deep Purifying Mask: This mask is great for deep pore cleansing as it has a clay base and it’s amazing to use as an acne spot treatment. I put this on a breakout area before bed and it clears it up by the next morning. I’ve used this mask for over ten years and it continues to be one of my all time favorites and repeat purchases. Just a note, one bottle will last you a few years so it is totally worth the price!
- Glamglow Gravity Mud Firming Mask: This mask is great for deep cleansing of your pores while it also firms and tightens your skin. It’s said to give your skin a bit of a lift with each use, but I haven’t really experienced that benefit. Though, I will say I do like how my face feels and looks after using this mask. In comparison to the Aztec mask it’s definitely a lot less uncomfortable when it dries which may be a determining factor for some.
- Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask: I’ve been talking about this mask for years, but it’s truly one of my favorites and I love using it before photos, going out, or that rare event where you need your skin to look glowing and radiant! The container lasts forever and comes with a nice little brush you can use to apply the mask. It’s a really thin consistency and I will sit with it on for 30 minutes to an hour and after rinsing it off I’m left with dewy and radiant skin.
- Drunk Elephant Babyfacial Mask: This is one of my all time favorite masks! I’ve gone through three bottles of it and plan to continue using it. The Babyfacial Mask is meant to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, brighten dark spots and leave your skin looking over all more youthful and even in tone. You may notice when applying this mask that your skin will begin to tingle, that’s totally normal! The ingredients in this mask are working hard to exfoliates dead surface skin cells and rev up surface turnover to smooth and brighten the appearance of your skin.
- Eve Lom Radiance Transforming Mask: Another great option for locking moisture into your face if you’re feeling dehydrated or your skin is less than radiant. The Eve Lom Radiance mask will brighten up even the dullest of skin! I love the consistency of this mask because you can apply it before bed or even during the day and run errands, forget you have it on and wash it off hours later. Your skin will be so glowy when you finally take it off.
- Tula So Smooth Resurfacing and Brightening Mask: I like to use this mask on days I am going to do a photoshoot or film a video for the blog. It’s a great day of mask to provide instance radiance and glow to your face. I am not a big fan of Tula products but this is one product I do like and feel works really well. I will often apply this mask first then follow it up with the Tula Self Care Sunday Mask (listed bel) right after for photo-ready skin.
- Clarins V Facial Intensive Wrap: I learned about this mask from my friend Kathleen Jennings, the beauty guru! This mask is meant to help with depuffing, brightening your complexion and restoring your faces radiance. I will say I’ve really liked it so far and have noticed it does help with the puffiness in my face after a night of too much salt. However, for the cost, I don’t feel like the product is lasting long enough. I’ve used it three times and i’m already almost through an entire jar. So, I’ll leave it up to your discretion.
- Chantecaille Bio-Lifting Mask: This mask is another pricier option but I think it serves a dual purpose making it worth the cost. You can use this mask almost as your moisturizer underneath your makeup or on days you’re not planning on wearing any makeup. This mask is great for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and helping to restore your skin’s radiance and youthfulness. I like how light it feels when it’s on.
- Tula Self Care Sunday Nourishing Face Mask: As I mentioned in the Tula So Smooth description, I’m not a big fan of Tula products, but these two masks are the exception. I love this mask particularly because it really locks in moisture and provides in over clear complexion and minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots instantly. I use this on days I need immediately results and my skin needs extra hydration.
- Dr. Devgan Magnetic Mask: This peel off mask is said to provide deep cleansing and reduce the signs of aging. I’m still in the testing stages and have yet to decide if I think it works yet or not. Have you tried it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
- Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Repair Mask: This is another mask I’ve only tried a few times and am not certain yet how I feel about it. For the cost I can’t help but wonder, is it really worth the hype or is there something else out there that does the same for less money? What do you think? Let me know in the comment.s
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