A great face mask will do wonders for your skin during the changing season (and in fact, all year-long). And if you find that you’re suffering from dry, blemished, or dull skin, don’t worry — there’s a wide range of face masks designed to solve your every skin care concern. The best part about face masks is that they’re quick and simple to use and will leave you with better-looking skin in ten minutes or less. So the next time you’re curling your hair or binge-watching your favourite Netflix show, slap on a face mask and watch your skin transform. From clay masks to creamy peel-off formulas, we’ve rounded up the best face masks for all of your skin concerns.
For Congested Skin: Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA Clarity Mask
Large pores, blackheads and an uneven skin surface are all telltale signs of congested skin. This mask contains alpha hydroxy, beta hydroxy and salicylic acids derived from natural ingredients to help resurface the top layer of skin and clear out pores. Meanwhile, blue tansy oil calms and reduces redness and aloe leaf soothes, leaving skin smoother, softer and fresher.
For Combination Skin: GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment
Combination skin will soak up the benefits of this triple-threat mud mask. The powerful combo of glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and lactic acid help reduce acne scarring and pigmentation while also clearing out pores, regulating oil production and soothing dry skin. Seriously, what more could you want out of a face mask? For more in-depth reviews, check our what our expert Beauty Panel had to say about this mask.
For Oily Skin: Boscia Green Tea Oil-Control Mask
For those who struggle with oily skin, Boscia’s Green Tea Oil-Control Mask is about to change your life. This peel-off mask contains a powerful cocktail of green tea and cucumber to reduce sebum production and acne-causing bacteria, while also minimizing pores. Skin looks more even and refined after you peel off the mask, while silica powder and burdock root keep working throughout the day to control oil and shine.
For Dry Skin: Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask
There’s pretty much nothing this mask can’t do, and it lives up to its promise of delivering “baby-like skin” (well, almost) in ten minutes. Rosehip oil and a peptide complex boost skin elasticity and softness, while sweet almond oil deeply nourishes and fights the signs of aging. The result is smooth, hydrated and dewy skin that feels perfectly balanced, and well, goddessy.
For Acne Prone Skin: Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask
If you suffer from frustrating acne, the best way to treat it is at the source. This charcoal mask, infused with bamboo charcoal, acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling oil, dirt and debris, while China clay whisks away environmental toxins, leaving the complexion clarified and healthy-looking. Use this mask one to two times per week to see cleaner, clearer pores in as little as a week.
For Sensitive Skin: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask
If you deal with sensitive skin that always seems to freak out, you need a face mask that can help nourish and repair without adding any harsh active ingredients. And there’s really nothing more nourishing than oatmeal. This mask contains two types of oats — colloidal oatmeal and avena sativa oat bran — as well as antioxidants and emollient shea butter to help repair and relieve dry, distressed skin. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes, wash with warm water, and follow up with moisturizer — and you’ll be left with soft, supple and happier skin.
For Dullness: Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask
Dullness can set in at any time of the year, but most often rears its head in between seasons, such as post-summer, when skin has had to fend off the sun’s damaging rays, or after a cold-ravaged winter. This fruit blend mask looks like jam in a jar, and for good reason: it’s comprised of 50% crushed citrus including oranges, lemons and clementines. The juicy formula is naturally packed with AHA fruit acids that gently refine and have a chemical peel effect on skin. Meanwhile, a potent blend of vitamins and minerals delivers nutrients to the skin that blast away dullness.