Finding the best face mask can do wonders for your skin during the change of season, but are the new ones all they’re cracked up to be? We tried, tested and reviewed twenty of the top-rated skin soothers, from clay to cream and even paper masks, to see which ones are worth your cash.
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing
Aztec Secret, if you’ve never heard of it, is always rated somewhere between first- and sixth-most popular on Amazon’s beauty bestseller page. It has a whopping 11,500 customer reviews, over 10,000 of which are 4- or 5-star glowing reviews. This dwarfs the next most-reviewed item, a Crest teeth whitening kit, by more than 3,600 responses.
According to the company’s website… — which looks like it hails from the same era as that kid’s printer — the clay comes from Death Valley, “where it is sun-dried for up to six months in temperatures that sometimes reach 134 degrees.” Bentonite clay is derived from volcanic ash, and the long list of substances it contains reads like the periodic table of elements: potassium, cesium, ytterbium, and on and on.
Although it’s commonly found in commercial clay mask preparations, the uses for bentonite clay go far beyond cleaning out your pores: It’s used in calamine lotion, to remove impurities from food oils, as a fabric softener in laundry detergent, to form animal feed pellets, and — my favorite — it’s the ingredient that causes cat litter to clump.
Face Mask Lasstokki Korean Delight
Beauty products that have gone viral on Instagram can often be difficult to trust. So was the case with me and Hanacure, a clinical-looking Korean brand of face mask that had been circulating around my timeline and was most famously endorsed by Drew Barrymore.
It’s been bopping around… because as the mask dries, it creates a wrinkled effect that makes you look like an old-lady or grandma version of yourself. Though the reviews coming from Barrymore and many other “influencers” had been overwhelmingly positive, the skeptic in me wasn’t so convinced.
It wasn’t until my editor asked if I’d be willing to try the mask for myself that I thought, Sure, why not? And since I’m not Drew Barrymore and I’m not an influencer, you can trust me.
California Charcoal Activated Charcoal Mask by BulbHead
Remove blackheads, cleanse pores and absorb excess oil. Simply peel this mask away to reveal your deepest clean skin! The secret is the combination of activated charcoal, clay, rosemary and eucalyptus extracts to remove impurities and exfoliate and tighten skin. 2.8 oz. USA.
You’ll be amazed at it pulls… the blackheads out. The secret is the combination of activated charcoal, bentonite clay, vitamin C, rosemary and eucalyptus. It removes blackheads, exfoliates and reduces the appearance of pores. Also removes micro hairs and peachfuzz to give you a brighter complexion. After you use California Charcoal Mask, your face will feel so much smoother and cleaner.
Put your best face forward and never worry about blackheads again with California Charcoal Mask. The proof is in the peel.
Mario Badescu Super Collagen Mask
Mario Badescu’s most time-tested formula for dry, dull or sensitive complexions in need of a lift. Enriched with collagen to help plump and smooth, this mask delivers light hydration and reduces the look of fine lines to reveal firmer, smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
Beloved by Mario Badescu’s New… York City salon and spa, this Super Collagen Mask leaves you with the appearance of a smooth, youthful-looking complexion.
How do I use it: Start with clean skin. Apply a thin layer of Super Collagen Mask (avoiding the eye area) and leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with warm water. Follow with a serum, moisturizer, or night cream.
Indian Healing Bentonite Detox Clay
Bentonite Clay is a unique clay due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated. Upon contact with fluid, its electrical components change, giving it the ability to absorb toxins. Bentonite is known for its ability to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals.
Bentonite clay carries… a strong negative charge which bonds to the positive charge in many toxins. When it comes in contact with a toxin, chemical, or heavy metal, the clay will absorb the toxin and release it’s minerals for the body to use. Bentonite also helps get oxygen to cells as it pulls excess hydrogen and allows the cells to replace it with oxygen instead.
Healing clays like Bentonite have a high concentration of minerals including silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium.
KBeautyNaturals | Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask
Many people who suffer from facial blemishes want to find the best method to encourage speedy healing, yet not have to pay for an expensive prescription medication. The carbonated bubble clay mask was created to provide healing benefits to people who suffer from acne and blackheads.
The carbonated bubble clay mask… is similar to your regular mud mask but better. It contains thousands of carbonated bubbles, much like soda pop does, and that provides gentle massaging properties to the pores.
These cleansing properties help to lift out oil and dirt from deep inside the pores. When you’re able to encourage your pores to stay clean and clear, they will not inflame and result in unsightly pimples, blackheads, or white heads.
Green Tea Matcha Facial Mud Mask
This matcha mud mask penetrates deep into skin surface to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin moisturized and healthy. Let the formula minimize your pore size, remove toxins and rejuvenate cells while supplying your skin with a variety of mineral elements, vitamins and antioxidants.
This matcha mud mask penetrates… deep into skin surface to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin moisturized and healthy. Let the formula minimize your pore size, remove toxins and rejuvenate cells while supplying your skin with a variety of mineral elements, vitamins and antioxidants.
Matcha is a finely ground powder made of green tea grown partially in the shade. Its special farming and processing aspects pack the Matcha powder full of nutrients including antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
PILATEN Blackhead Remover Mask
Are you bothered by ugly blackheads and black spots on your nose and face? At X-Blackheads.com we are specializing in effective blackhead treatment products to help you remove blackheads quick and at a reasonable price from home. The Pilaten Black Mask peel off mask for blackhead removal is our definitive best-seller. It’s an Asian skincare discovery that soon became extremely popular for beauty enthusiasts all over the world because of it’s efficiency on removing blackheads directly from the root.
If you put on a too thick layer… the mask will need a very long time to dry. If you put on a too thin layer, the blackheads won’t stick too well to the mask. Please give it a few tries before you find your optimal amount.
When the mask is fully dried, careful peel off your Pilaten Black Mask in dry flakes. The blackheads will stick to the dried mask and get pulled out of the pores of your skin. As the blackheads will be clearly visible on the removed fleaks of Black Mask, you will be able to see the immediate result with your own eyes!