My Favorite Face Masks

Face masks are the holy grail of self care. Long day? Stressed out? Put on a face mask. The possibilities are endless for what one face mask can do: calm redness, hydrate, reduce inflammation and pore size. Treat yourself to a new face mask today or put on one you haven’t worn in a while. These are a list of my favorite face masks and the reasons why I love them.

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask: Bamboo charcoal acts to purify the skin and deep clean clogged pores, impurities and debris.

  • PRO: Easy to apply to the skin
  • PRO: See a visible difference the next day
  • PRO: Works great for white heads and black heads
  • PRO: Your skin does feel cleaner, and pores less clogged
  • CON: No spatula for scooping product out during application
  • CON: Can feel a bit tight on the skin once dry
  • CON: Can be difficult to remove

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask: Cucumber, papaya, chamomile, pineapple, sugar maple, sugarcane, orange, lemon, bilberry, and aloe help soothe and hydrate and calm irritated skin.

  • PRO: Refreshing, cooling and soothing
  • PRO: Very easy to apply to the skin
  • PRO: Does not feel rough or tight on the skin when dry
  • PRO: You can keep in the refrigerator for an extra cooling effect
  • PRO: Perfect for to soothe sunburn or the aftermath of a chemical peel
  • CON: There is no spatula to distribute the product
  • CON: Can feel sticky on the skin, so put your hair back!

Bare Minerals Dirty Detox Mask: Loaded with charcoal, clays and mud, detoxifies skin and leaves skin with a fresh and glowing complexion.

  • PRO: Very easy to apply
  • PRO: Does not feel tight on skin once dry
  • PRO: Spatula is provided for easy and mess-free application
  • PRO: Skin feels softer and cleaner after just one use
  • PRO: See visible difference right away
  • PRO: Very easy to remove
  • CON: Can bring some impurities to the surface as it detoxes

Origins Retexturing Mask with Rose Clay: Two-in-one purifying mask draws out impurities and gently exfoliates skin to refine texture and boost radiance.

  • PRO: Great gentle exfoliator
  • PRO: See visible difference in skin texture immediately
  • PRO: Easy to apply to skin
  • PRO: Smells good
  • CON: Messy application with squeeze bottle
  • CON: Skin feels tight after dry
  • CON: Can be difficult to remove

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