Aside from my love for lip balms, my predominant skincare obsession must be face masks. I always try to keep a variety of masks that deliver specific results: some to target dull and uneven skin tone, some to aide dealing with hormonal breakouts, some to clear out and tighten pores, and some to protect and moisturize tired and dehydrated skin. Although there are so many wonderful masks out there in the green beauty world, here are some of my top picks this year.
Obsessed! Hands down, my favorite mask of all times. I don’t know what is about this mask that just delivers to all my skincare needs. Moisturizing just enough. Softening. Calming. Perfect for sensitive, easily irritable skin. A holy grail of masks!
I first got to try this mask through Boxwalla beauty box subscription. Normally, I would not consider buying a $92 mask, so it was a great opportunity to try this new luxury skincare brand. After using the mask 1-2 times, I rushed to place another order to keep this mask stocked for later. Needless to say, I decided to try other products by Twelve Beauty, and they did not disappoint.
Tatcha is one of my favorite green beauty brands, their products just never disappoint. Always made with potent quality ingredients and formulated with results in mind. This purple (who doesn’t love purple!) Violet-C Radiance Mask is no exception!
This creamy texture delivers softening and glowing effects, brightening and protecting your skin from UV damage. The two different types of vitamin C in this mask (water-soluble & oil-soluble) keep antioxidants protection around longer, gradually improving skin tone, making it brighter and more even-toned. The mask doesn’t dry out on your face if you leave it for a long time, and is easy to rinse off.
I won’t lie, this mask was an impulse buy. Who can say “no” to this pink watermelony goodness?! It smells as good as it sounds. Fresh, sweet watermelon without the associated with it stickiness. This mask is perfect for warm summer weather. You can store it in the fridge for that extra cooling effect. This mask has a gel-like texture, a little hard to scoop with a tiny spatula-spoon in comes with, but it’s manageable. You must make sure you mix it well prior to application, as the oil in the mask separates and ends up on top.
What I like about this mask is that it dries up very quickly, but without that drying effect, and you can actually go to sleep with it on, rinsing it off in the morning. It does peel off a bit with a thin film, so you’re likely to have some particles on your pillow and in your hair the next morning, but no big deal. I often forget that I went to sleep with this mask on, and get surprised how radiant and well-rested I look when I glance at myself in the mirror in the morning. Realizing a minute later that I have a mask on that needs to be rinsed off. The glowing, radiant effect doesn’t go away after rinsing, and my skin always feels softer and smoother afterwards.
Lastly, I wanted to include this Honey Potion Mask by Farmacy. I have mixed feelings about this brand, as I find their skincare products a bit too strong for my sensitive skin. But this mask is a keeper in my book. I wouldn’t use it every day, but it is a great addition to a spa day in the comfort of your bathroom. Honey Potion has a sticky texture at first, but warms up upon contact into a creamy paste, so your face gets quite warm, even hot after a while. Great way to open up pores for cleaning. Skin is immediately radiant as the blood gets rushed to the surface. I love to cool my face off with a cold water afterwards, which feels so good!
What are some of your favorite masks, and why? Would love to hear about your faves in the comments!