While we’d love to hit the spa for a regular face mask treatment, it’s frankly just not possible. Which is why the world loves a face mask. Here’s our favourite for every skin type.
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.
Majestic Pure Activated Charcoal Mud Mask
Not much to peel here. You actually use warm water to dissolve the hardened mask, which you then wash off. Peel off masks do more harm than good; try to avoid them. They peel off more than just blackheads and impurities – like hair follicles and sebaceous filaments for example.
While this mask has a longer… ingredient list than the Aztec clay, it is also all natural. It contains a plethora of natural oils and extracts that invigorate and hydrate your skin.
Most masks and peels don’t really remove the entire blackhead – they just treat the symptoms. Which is why most face masks aren’t ideal after a steam facial. The Majestic Pure mud mask utilizes bentonite clay, and activated charcoal to completely remove and treat blackheads.
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.”
Vivo Per Lei Facial Peeling Gel
Vivo Per Lei Facial Peeling Cream is a deep cleanse peeling cream that helps with the signs of aging. As we grow older, we all start to show our age – whether it’s wrinkles, fine lines, or dark spots and thinner skin. There are so many products to choose from to help with getting rid of the effects of aging and Vivo Per Lei Facial Peeling Cream is one of them. This is a product from the manufacturer of the same name, Vivo Per Lei Dead Sea Minerals. They have a variety of products and offer them for sale on their site as well as outside sites and even mall kiosks.
Given the ingredients… in this product and the reviews from customers for Vivo Per Lei Facial Peeling Cream, it should help cleanse and clear the skin. The ingredients include those that are especially moisturizing and exfoliation as well. Since the ingredients are known to help, this is a product that should work as well as many other similar products – maybe even better.
Vivo Per Lei Facial Peeling Cream claims to be a non-irritant and safe for sensitive skin so it should be safe to use. It does not list any irritants and the ingredients shown are all natural components so this exfoliation cream should be fine but as with any new product, make sure you test it on your skin first and stop using it if you do in fact experience irritation.
Activated Charcoal Mud Mask 10 fl oz
Our goal, since the beginning, has been to be at the forefront of advances in beauty and personal care by offering innovative and fresh new products. We created our Charcoal Mud Mask to give customers a premium exfoliation, detoxification, and hydration solution that actively fights to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and aging
Active Wow Charcoal Mud Mask… works by supporting the cultivation of new skin cells, which rejuvenates skin to its former youthful exuberance. With regular use, you can expect a soothing and calming effect on blemishes that does not over-dry your skin. Our customers report their skin becoming matte and soft, with a healthy glow that lasts for days.
Shrink Pores: unclog trapped dirt and grime by tightening your skin with our mask! Be sure to follow up use by rinsing with cold water to close your pores even tighter
Black Mask, Blackhead Peel Off Mask
They effortlessly remove dirt and dead skin cells, tighten pores as well as improve blood circulation in your face, ultimately revealing a fresh and glowing new layer of skin.
You don’t need to spend… a fortune on ready-made peel-off masks containing synthetics that do more harm than good to your skin.
You can take control of what goes on your face by whipping up your own DIY peel-off facial masks to deep clean pores and blackheads using simple kitchen ingredients. They are easy on your pocketbook, time-saving and you don’t need to worry about their expiration date. Yay!
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.
Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
This clay mask with its super volcanic cluster capsules powerfully adsorbs sebum to intensively resolve pore concerns.
Innisfree, the first natural brand… from Korea, is dedicated to share the clean and pure energy of nature for healthy beauty. It shares the benefits of nature from the pristine island of Jeju, allowing for vibrant beauty and pursues an eco-friendly green life to preserve the balance of nature. Widely popular worldwide, this brand is creating spaces where nature and skin can rest in the green energy of pure Jeju. Try capsule pack volcanic clay for a clear face now!
After cleansing, apply skin toner to refine skin texture and gently smooth over entire face, avoiding the eye and lip area.