If you’re looking for an excuse to indulge in a little self care shouldn’t that “me time” also benefit your skin? We’ll let you in on a little secret: a weekly mask session might just take your skin (and your state of mind) to the next level. The truth is face masks are great additions to any skincare routine to target specific skin concerns and can be effective at hydrating, removing excess oil and improving the appearance of pores. So let’s break things down—what ingredients to look for and how to get the most out of your treatment. It’s time for the face mask to take its rightful place in your skincare routine.
Face masks are most often formulated and marketed as a treatment for different skin conditions: dehydration, dryness, redness, clogged pores, etc. Masks typically achieve this by forming an occlusive barrier on the skin and allowing ingredients to penetrate more deeply in a shorter amount of time, while often featuring a high concentration of key ingredients. As a result, masks are sought after to deliver quick results—especially before special occasions or when your skin needs some extra TLC.
Take Out the Guesswork
With so many masks on the market today, it’s tough to know which one to choose. From clay to gel and cream masks, they all work their magic in unique ways depending on what your skin needs. Check out our breakdown of our five masks complete with benefits by skin condition and botanical ingredients included in each.
- Balance Superfood Mask: For those of you with combo or oily skin, this clay mask goes on buttery smooth and won’t dehydrate the skin as it works to restore natural balance. Superfoods such as kale, spinach, and spirulina help nourish the skin while Kaolin clay works to absorb excess oil.
- Lift Up Firming Mask: This is your anti-aging superhero. This gel mask is rich in free radical-fighting antioxidants, such as co-enzyme Q10, algae and glucosamine. Ideal for mature skin it includes ingredients that have been known to help with anti-aging concerns.
- Moisture Plus Nourishing Mask: If you have small pores and dry skin this creamy mask is your perfect go-to treatment. It nourishes and protects the skin with sunflower oil, muru muru, cocoa and shea butter, while glycerin and hyaluronic acid can help boost hydration.
- Super Soothe 2 in 1 Calming Mask: This one is for all those skin conditions that flare up at the worst times. Whether skin is irritated from acne, sunburn, or an inflammatory skin condition, this powerful mask can relieve redness. Canadian Willow Bark, arnica, and lavender work in harmony to help improve redness, and soothes irritation, leaving the skin calm and cool.