15 Face Masks That Will Actually Make A Difference To Your Skin!
In honor of National Face Mask Day, we’re rounding up the best face masks the beauty-sphere has to offer. Regardless of your skin concern, there’s a mask on this list that’ll come through for you every. single. time. Whether you’re looking to nix oil production and detox your pores or amp up your glow game, these formulas are packed with powerful ingredients that’ll deliver insane results. You’ll be thanking us later.
1. For Dull Skin: Ayele & Co Pumpkin Vitamin Mask, $25
This mask is like a fast-track ticket to brighter, more radiant skin. Fueled by pumpkin enzymes, AHAs, and gently exfoliating aluminum oxide crystals, it provides a triple-action exfoliation to address dullness, uneven tone, and congested skin. The addition of brightening niacinamide also helps to protect, hydrate, and restore the skin’s moisture levels. Plus, the pumpkin extract is packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin A and C to simultaneously boost collagen levels and protect the skin from harmful free radicals.
2. For Dehydrated Skin: WISHFUL Thirst Trap Cocoon Mask, $9
We may be a little biased, but this is a savior for dry, dull skin. What makes this sheet mask so unique is the double-layer-fiber technology, which allows the mask to hold more formula than a conventional sheet mask. The serum formula is just as praiseworthy: packed with mega-hydrators like aloe vera, sodium hyaluronate, and niacinamide, it’ll soothe and hydrate the skin leaving it brighter, and more radiant than before.
3. For Clogged Pores: Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay – Porefining Face Mask, $40
This mask has achieved cult status for good reason – in just one use, your pores will be less congested and your skin will be softer and brighter, thanks to its show-stopping ingredient list. Packed with Australian pink clay to purify and tighten your pores, oil-fighting witch hazel, and kelp to soothe and heal irritation, as well as pomegranate and mangosteen extract to boost cellular turnover and brighten the skin, it does it all! It also comes with a mini brush for fuss-free application.
4. For Oily Skin: Pholk Beauty Moringa Pore Teatox Mask, $15
If you’re looking to detox your skin STAT, this powder-to-clay mask should be your go-to! Enriched with kaolin clay, it’ll extract dirt, bacteria, and excess oil from your pores, while the amino acids and vitamins in the moringa tea extract work overtime to brighten and promote healthy skin cell turnover. In short: it’ll help to tighten pores, mattify the skin, and amp up your glow game, making it a no-brainer for oily or acne-prone skin.
How to use: Slowly combine 1/2 teaspoon of water with three teaspoons of clay powder. Apply to cleansed skin and wait until the mask is firm but not completely dry. Wash off with warm water and follow with a hydrating serum and/or moisturizer.
5. For Large Pores: OLEHENRIKSEN Cold Plunge Pore Mask, $41
While you’ll never actually get rid of your pores (find out why here), this pore-refining mask is the closest you’ll get. The cooling formula harnesses the power of chemical exfoliants AHAs and BHAs, as well as soothing and mattifying alpine willow herb and snow lotus extract. The addition of their signature green fusion complex™ will help address uneven tone and texture, leaving you with smoother, clearer skin. In fact, in an independent clinical study, 94% of users experienced an instant reduction in oil by an average of 73%.
6. For Glowing Skin: WISHFUL Rose Quartz Lift & Glow Peel-Off Face Mask, $39
If you’re looking to up your glow game, this mask is a no-brainer. Supercharged with rose-quartz, hydrating hero hyaluronic acid, antioxidant-rich watermelon, and soothing lotus flow, it brightens and smoothes the skin, leaving you with a radiant glow. The super satisfying peel-off mask will even help detox and minimize the appearance of pores.
7. For Dry Skin: Sisley Paris Velvet Sleeping Mask, $152
If you’ve been slacking on your skincare routine and your skin is suffering, a sleeping mask is the perfect solution. This award-winning mask is super soothing, and restorative and is enriched with mega-hydrator shea butter as well as a blend of hydrating oils that’ll support the skin’s nocturnal regeneration process. Another major selling point? The buttery, velvety texture feels super luxurious. By the time your alarm goes off, your skin will be softer, plumper, and more radiant than before. Tried and tested!!
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8. For Acne-Prone Skin: Kate Somerville EradiKate Mask Foam-Activated Acne Treatment, $60
Kate Somerville is one of our go-to skincare brands as they offer innovative formulas that deliver on their promises, and this targetted acne mask is no exception. The treatment combines the power of sulfur and natural oat extract while utilizing a foam-activated technology to provide an exfoliating effect that removes dirt, and dead skin debris from your pores. In fact, after four weeks of regular use, 100% of women showed a tightening in pore size. The addition of the patented botanical complex (boswellia serrata, honey extracts, and rice bran) helps calm inflammation and soothe the skin.
Besides the great results, this mask makes for an epic self-care selfie, thanks to the foaming effect that looks absolutely hilarious by about five minutes in!
9. For Tired Skin: TONYMOLY I’m Real Honey Sheet Mask, $4
Transform tired, dull skin in 15 minutes with this triple-layered pulp sheet mask, that’s drenched in a rich, hydrating essence. The formula contains skin-soothing honey, which has anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties to calm and soothe the skin. It’s also a natural emollient so it’ll draw moisture into the skin, restoring the skin’s moisture levels, leaving you with a healthy glow. All for $4? We’re sold.
10. For Uneven Tone and Texture: Peach & Lily Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask, $43
Whether you’re dealing with pesky clogged pores or unwanted texture, this wash-off mask will rejuvenate your skin in just one use. The deep-cleaning formula harnesses the powers of AHAs and BHAS to de-gunk and unbind the impurities from deep within your pores. It also boasts blue agave, hydrating hyaluronic acid, chamomile, aloe vera, and K-Beauty fave, Centella Asiatica, to soothe, hydrate, and replenish the skin. We love it as it leaves your skin feeling super clean without drying out your skin as other peeling masks can do.
11. For Acne-Prone Skin: GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Charcoal Instant Treatment Mask, $60
There’s a reason why this mask became Insta-famous, and it’s all down to its powerful ingredient list. The formula features a blend of chemical exfoliants, including lactic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, mandelic acid, tartaric acid, and pyruvic acid, all of which work to minimize pores and combat acne. It also combines the power of detoxifying activated charcoal and restorative eucalyptus leaf. If you’re oily or acne-prone, this is a no-brainer.
12. For Combo Skin: Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Super Hydration Sleepover Mask for Dry and Stressed Skin, $16
Maximize your beauty sleep with this rich and creamy overnight mask. Infused with essential lipids, antioxidants, and natural extracts like avocado, mushroom, and rice bran oil, it’ll provide a surge of brightening antioxidants while hydrating and plumping the skin. It also features skin-savers, vitamin E, and B, that’ll encourage healthy cell repair and protect the skin from free radicals.