Face masks are an undeniably satisfying part of the spa visit, as there’s nothing quite like the feeling of pampering yourself and giving your skin some much needed TLC. While, massages, hot tubs and aromatic meditation rooms also rank high on the self-indulgence scale, spoiling yourself with a facial mask takes the cake. Who can resist the relaxation time and skincare benefits?
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.
The Face Shop Facial Mask Sheets
The Face Shop is a lower midrange Korean cosmetics brand whose marketing, much like Innisfree’s, focuses on natural ingredients. That’s not to say that they’re an all-natural, organic, no-long-science-words company, however.
The Face Shop “brings together… science and the perfection of nature” by using natural ingredients to enhance and differentiate otherwise fairly standard formulations. I haven’t had much luck with their skin care in the past–their Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam is an alkaline nightmare that leaves more soapy residue on my skin than actual soap–but I’m always a sucker for a sheet mask.
The Face Shop’s Real Nature Mask in Kelp claims to use kelp extract to purify the appearance of skin. Additionally, the back of the packet on all the Real Nature sheets says that “the air pockets within the sheet contain handful of nutritional essence, providing natural moisture and nourishment to skin.”
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.
Luxurious 24k Gold Bio-collagen Facial Mask
Our 24k gold collagen crystal Facial Mask is composed of ingredients including pure natural extracts and the collagen. The absorption of the product is more than 98%, which means the amount of the nutrients and moisture is 10 times more than of other ordinary facial mask. It could help to relieve and moderate sunburns caused by the sunbathing.
This highly effective anti-aging… facial mask is an intensive treatment which reduces fine lines and wrinkles by lifting and nourishing the skin.It increases your natural collagen production,and creates a glow and translucency within the skin.
Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask
Fall is my favorite season. I was raised in southern California (in an area where, even in winter, it rarely dips below 60 degrees) and I’ve never learned to love the heat. To me, fall signifies the changing of the seasons to cooler temperatures (if only slightly), the coming consumption of warm drinks and spiced flavors, and acceptability of pairing boots with every outfit.
Ironically, I found this pumpkin… face mask dead smack in the middle of the summer. That’s right — it’s available year-round, so if you happen to like it, too, you needn’t worry about getting too attached to a seasonal product.
Due to the addition of the pumpkin puree, the mask is a bit thick — almost like a pumpkin mousse — and feels luxurious on the skin. It also smells absolutely wonderful. You can feel the glycolic acid working to brighten and slough off dead skin (it’s a chemical exfoliant, after all) but it’s not too harsh.
Pure Biology Clay Face Mask, 9 oz – Deep Pore Cleanser
This face mask is not just some ordinary mask but an advance formula for building resistance in the skin against UV rays and eliminating inflammation for a good while leaving the skin rejuvenated with even texture and tone than ever.
Plus, the best part about this product… is that it is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. It is super useful in helping to get rid of any spots and scars and even the unevenness on the skin. The mask treats a lot of skin problems like excess oil production, spots, open pores, and acne.
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.
Organic Dead Sea Mud Mask – Face and Body
The Dead Sea is an amazing place. It’s a tiny body of water nestled between Israel and Jordan. Despite its size, it’s unique because it’s the lowest place on Earth, and it’s so salty that you’ll float without even trying. The landscape of the sea causes numerous minerals and substances to be deposited into the sea. It eventually washes ashore to the sea’s bank providing a rich mud that is filled with natural goodness.
These fascinating features… have given the sea an aura that is attractive to many people. Tourists come from far and wide to get a chance to soak in these healing waters and slather the mud on their skin. If you’re lucky, maybe you can take your own trip to the Dead Sea one day! However, most of us don’t have the time or money to do that.
Fortunately, you can bring a little bit of the Dead Sea’s magic right to your own home! Many companies extract the mud from the sea and package it into a convenient product. While the mud is great to lather on your body, it’s most convenient to use as a mask.