The Absolute Best Face Masks For Every Skin TypePublished on March 18, 2020. Updated May 19, 2020
Face masks are a great way to target skin concerns in a concentrated way. No matter how tired, inflamed, oily, or parched your skin is, there’s a mask to give it a helping hand and treat the issue! There are specific face masks formulated for every skin type, but it’s important to know what ingredients and formulations will work best for you.
Oily Skin: GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment
This clarifying mask helps exfoliate the skin, using activated charcoal to attract and extract dirt, toxins, impurities, and debris from pores. The formula’s “Super Six Acid Blend” – including lactic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, mandelic acid, tartaric acid, and pyruvic acid – unclogs pores and minimizes their appearance. Kaolin clay helps treat breakouts caused by oily skin, extracting impurities and absorbing oil without causing inflammation. Together, these ingredients leave skin visibly clearer and calmer, making this a great face mask for oily skin.
This clean beauty mask uses an electrolyte cocktail to plump and restore skin overnight. Key ingredients include niacinamide (improves uneven tone and signs of aging), sodium PCA (antioxidant-rich and a powerful humectant), and omega fatty acids (reduces redness and improves skin texture) to hydrate even the most parched skin. Drunk Elephant adds that “tiny beads loaded with vitamin F burst during application to deliver extra emollience and soothing hydration.” This mask is vegan, cruelty-free, and free of the “Suspicious 6”, which includes essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances/dyes, and SLS, making it a high-quality and good-for-you option.
Acne-Prone Skin: Caudalie Instant Detox Mask
Known as the 10-minute pore-minimizing mask, Caudalie’s Instant Detox clears out and shrinks congested pores. Natural pink clay draws out impurities, Papaya enzymes brighten the skin, and lavender and sage essential oils fight off bacteria, reducing future breakouts. In fact, 98% of the formula comes from natural ingredients so you can feel really good about what you’re putting on your skin! Use up to twice a week to treat and prevent acne and improve the overall look of skin.
The infamous Dr. Brandt’s skincare line has won multiple awards and is a high-end option for those looking for a face mask once or twice a week. It’s infused with micro-magnetic particles that counteract the effects of stress, environmental damage, and signs of aging. The mask creates “tiny little fluxes” to stimulate blood flow, tighten, and leave skin radiant. It’s also fragrance-free, making it a great option for sensitive skin or those who are scent-sitive.