I really love skincare. I can’t help it. For the last couple of years my interest in makeup has been dwindling and my love for skincare has take its place. Especially when my skin was really struggling, I started investing in my skincare products and trying different things that I wasn’t using before (ex: serums, eye cream). One of my favorite skincare products is a good face mask. Since I have been using them pretty regularly for a couple of years, I decided to share my favorite face masks.
As it will soon become apparent, I am definitely a non-sheet-mask kind of girl. I tend to gravitate towards masks that exfoliate or deep cleanse rather than moisturize. Take for example the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. I reserve this one for when my skin is getting a bit out of control. Since I’ve had fewer blemishes lately, this one has take a bit of a back seat but I will still always keep it on hand. It tingles on the skin just enough that you feel like it’s doing something without the burn turning you red. It dries quickly and feels like your typical clay mask.
Another clay mask that I’ve really been digging is the Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque. This one is somewhat similar to the Originals Charcoal Mask as it cleanses and dries down quickly. It also has a nice clean feeling when you rinse it off. This is another mask that I tend to use more when my skin is acting a little cray cray.
Moving into the exfoliating masks. The Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask might be my favorite. The first time I used this deeply refining mask, my face burned so badly I didn’t think I would be able to make it through the three to seven minutes you are supposed to leave it on (read my mention of this mask back in January). It’s both a chemical and physical exfoliant so it does the job without feeling like your ripping apart your face. It is a bit pricey but you get such a huge pot (5 oz) that I think it’s worth it.
Because I felt it wouldn’t be right to not include a sheet mask, I want to talk about the Too Cool for School Egg Cream Mask Pore Tightening. I haven’t used this mask a ton but I do think I’ve used it enough to have a reliable opinion of it. It is easy to put on and doesn’t leave my face too sticky yet once I remove it, there is plenty to rub in. My skin does feel fresher though I’m not 100% sure that I notice smaller pores.
The final mask that I’m using on the regular is also the mask I have picked up most recently. I used to hate walking into Lush but now it’s one of my favorite stores. It always feels like indulgent when I walk out with a bag full of goodies and normally I stick to your standard bath bombs but a couple months ago I grabbed the Cup O’ Coffee Face and Body Mask because it smelled so delicious. I definitely think I need to buy a smaller pot next time because I only use this on my face but MAN it’s pretty amazing. The smell itself is worth slathering this all over your face and despite the large, rough granules, my face feels smooth yet calm after I rinse it off. I will for sure buy more of this when I run out.
That wraps up my current favorite face masks, but you can learn more about my skincare routine and skincare bits in the following posts: