I’ve been into face masks since college, but in the past year or two have really forced them into my weekly beauty routine. On a good week I’m doing masks two or more times a week, but on an off week I’ll probably just get one in. I thought I’d share some of my favorites and some new ones I’ve just picked up because masks are INTEGRAL to your beauty routine! And if you think face masks are expensive, think again. You’re not getting out of this that easy, lady. I’ve got a nice price range for ya. Check them out below.
Lets start with some moderately priced face masks from Origins. These are two staples since 2013 and probably will continue to be in rotation for years going forward.
- Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask $27— When applied to skin, the active charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out dirt, debris and impurities. This is definitely a good one to throw on after a night-out. It goes on really smooth, you wait until it dries, and then wash off! Easy enough.
- Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask $27— You use this guy at night time in place of your nightly moisturizer and when you wake, you may not need it for the day! It leaves your skin so supple & hydrated due to Avocado and Apricot Kernel Oils that “quench compromised moisture reserves and help build a reservoir for tomorrow”. Seriously great for getting on or off a plane.
Lush’s Fresh Face Masks are a fun inexpensive option, but they do have a slight downside. Since they’re fresh they do have an expiration date about a week or two out from when you buy them. Which means you gotta use them up quick! It is good motivation to mask daily, but sometimes I forget and get sad seeing it expired in my fridge. That being said, I LOVE the Cupcake Fresh Face Mask. It says it’s for oily skin (I’m combination) but I don’t let that stop me because it also soothes redness and clears up blemishes. “With spearmint oil to cool, vanilla absolute to calm redness and Rhassoul mud to deeply cleanse, this is one sweet savior.”
Some new face masks just joined my club from Target and they’re from Yes to Tomatoes! They’re $2.50 each and come to fight different face issues! I used the Yes to Tomatoes Acne Fighting Paper Mask after some mean hormonal breakouts and the next day my face was totally calm! Could be coincidental, but most likely this mask is going to stay in my arsenal. I also picked up the Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask and the Miracle Oil Mud Mask – PrimRose.
If your skin is dehydrated, check out the Karuna Hydrating Face Masks. I got these in my FabFitFun box a few months ago and have gone through almost all of them (one left), so you know they’re good. It’s made out of 100% natural wood-pulp fiber, allowing pores to fully absorb essential nutrients and nourishing ingredients for ultimate hydration. It contains a “powerful blend of hyaluronic acid and peptides to renew, aloe vera and chamomile to hydrate, and Chinese licorice and vitamin B to detoxify”.
Last but not least I just picked up two packs of Lapcos Metallic Sheet Masks. So far I love them! Anthro carries them and so does Emerson Rose (if you’re local to HTX). Otherwise they’re kind of hard to find online! I bought the Charcoal pack & the pearl pack. We know charcoal extracts dirt/grime and tightens pores, but the pearl brightens the skin and revitalizes dark spots so they are the perfect pair to make your skin glooooww!
Man, I love a good face mask.
Also, if anyone has tried the COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch let a girl know. I’ve heard it’s insane, and I want to try it! What are your favorite face masks that I should try??