Rodial Super Acids X-treme Hangover Mask
More than just a cheeky name, this product actually works wonders for detoxing, cleansing and exfoliating dull, dehydrated skin (perhaps after a few too many cocktails). Fruit acids gently resurface the skin to encourage cell renewal and produce healthy, fresh and youthful skin. Apply the clay mask, let it dry then rub it off (think gommage) to reveal a sparkling, fresh and bright complexion. No one would have any idea you were out so late the night before!
Price: $56 USD / $56 CAD at murale.ca (Canada) & nordstrom.com (USA).
Fresh Rose Face Mask
Hydrate and tone skin with soothing rose water and real rose petals (two and a half roses per jar, to be exact)! This mask also includes cucumber and aloe vera to reduce inflammation and calm the skin while green tea brightens and protects. The cooling gel feels wonderful on the skin and the scent stimulates the senses for a luxurious experience.
Price: $55 USD / $68 CAD at sephora.com
Dermalogica Clear Start Cooling Masque
Specifically designed for acne-prone skin, this soothing mask helps to turn down the redness and get rid of breakouts with powerful 2% salicylic acid. It also contains plant and fruit extracts like licorice extract to soothe irritation and get skin happy and healthy again. The cooling sensation feels incredible too!
Price: $24 USD at ulta.com (USA) and $28 CAD at dermalogica.ca (Canada)
Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask
Delivering a boost of oxygen, Vitamin C, antioxidants and moisture in an instant, this energizing mask leaves yoru skin looking brighter, fresher and more youthful. Inspired by the famous facial at Bliss Spas, this one is a great mask to wake you up and feeling energized on those slow-moving mornings.
Price: $54 USD / $65 CAD at sephora.com
My go-to mask for calming down stressed out skin. Whatever the problem- breakouts, blackheads, in-grown hairs, congestion- this mask takes care of it instantly. Smooth it on, let it dry, then watch it magically soak up the impurities from your skin right before your eyes (it’s gross and cool at the same time). My skin always looks and feels better after a SuperMud treatment.
Price: $69 USD / $76 CAD at sephora.com
Yves Rocher Sebo Végétal Purity Mask
BThose with oily skin can certainly benefit from regular masks too- this one is specially formulated with clay and Baikal Powder to absorb excess sebum and unclog pores. It leaves skin matte, breatheable and pores are toned. Perfect for transitioning into warmer, humid weather for a refreshing and renewing sensation.ODY
Price: $18 CAD at yvesrocher.ca
Pur Minerals Dirty Girl Detoxifying Mudd Masque with Pascalite Clay
Detox skin with this mineral mud mask, formulated with calcium bentonite clay (which is great at drawing out impurities)! For those that crave an invigorating deep clean feeling, this mask will leave you feeling fresh, smooth and radiant. It also gently exfoliates without drying out the skin or irritating it. Perfect for teenagers!
Price: $29 USD at ulta.com
Perricone MD Chloro Plasma
If fighting signs of aging is on top of your list, then this mask is for you. Formulated with phytonutrient microcapsules, this mask detoxifies and cleanses the skin while brightening dull and fatigued complexions. It also helps to reduce the size of pores, fine lines and even out skin texture for an overall youthful appearance. There’s a reason why it’s one of the top-rated masks on the market.
Price: $75 USD / $90 CAD at sephora.com
Boscia Cool Blue Calming Mask
Peel-off masks are just as fun as they are beneficial. This mask refreshes and moisturizes the skin while powerful “deep sea whip” (one of the most powerful natural anti-inflammatory ingredients out there) soothes and calms it! Reduce redness, comfort skin, hydrate deeply and heal stressed skin all at once. It also provides a long-lasting cooling sensation that invigorates the senses and revitalizes dehydrated, tired skin.
Price: $41 CAD at sephora.com
Ever have that feeling where your skin just feels… blah? Like it needs something, but you can’t quite put your finger on it? It might look a little dull, even though you’ve moisturized. It might feel congested, even though you’ve exfoliated. It might feel a little dirty, even though you’ve cleansed. My dear, you need to use a mask.
I’ve met so many women that don’t use a mask regularly and to be honest, I used to be one of them! Even some of the most strict skincare afficianados lack a deep cleansing, hydrating or detoxing mask in their weekly routine. I remember being afraid of masks, having tried out a few (cheap) ones that upset my skin and I stayed far away from them for years. When you actually come across a good quality mask, it’s like the clouds part and the heavens shine through, while angels sing and your skin reveals its most beautiful, clean and radiant self.
Okay, so maybe that doesn’t happen. But it is quite amazing to see the difference a quality mask can make when incorporated regularly into your routine. I keep a variety of masks on hand, to satisfy whatever my skin is craving at that moment (like a snack cupboard, for your skin). Whether it’s a good, deep-down clean or something to brighten up a lacklustre complexion, there’s something out for everyone. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites- some new ones and some oldies but goodies. Give one of these a try and see what a difference it can make for you!
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