A Face Mask for Every Scenario

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Don’t we all do a whole lot of masking this time of year?

Yes, I love a good face mask, any time of year, but fall and winter are just a bit more…. pamper-y? It gets dark quick, it’s cold and gloomy and a lot of it shows on your skin. Colder weather is also a perfect excuse for a nice bath and what’s a bath with without a face mask, I ask?

So, let’s talk about some of my favorite + best face masks.

FOR A QUICK FIX…

I always reach for Eve Lom Rescue Mask or Bobbi Brown’s Radiance Boost. Rescue is perfect for oily and acne-prone skin. It’s purifying and will help dry those breakouts fast (sometimes I also use it as a spot treatment). Bobbi Brown’s Radiance Boost is amazing for dull-looking skin. All you need is five minutes with this one. It’s sort of mask/scrub combo that delivers visible results, especially when your skin is looking a little rough. Sensitive and delicate skin? Be careful when massaging this one into your skin, as it does contain walnut grain. If your skin is extremely dry, you’ll love Weleda’s Skin Food– a cream that I mentioned in this post. Gently press a warm, moist washcloth on your skin, then apply a thick layer of this cream and leave it on for two minutes, then rinse. Your dry skin will feel ahhmazing!

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IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR SOME RADIANCE

Look no further than the Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask from Kiehl’s. This mask is like an instant facial in a  jar: it tightens, brightens skin and makes it look more “alive”. I think anyone with normal/oily skin will absolutely love this mask. It’s a great little pick-me-up for your skin whenever it feels dull and tired. Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask– this is like a fabulous treat not only for your skin, but also for your senses. Smells divine and is packed with AHA and pumpkin enzyme that will revitalize and smooth the skin. Not for sensitive skin, but if AHA products are already a part of your routine (and they should!) then you’ll love this mask. It’ll also help brighten the skin, so if you suffer from any hyper-pigmentation, you’d love it.

A Face Mask for Every Scenario

TO PURIFY..

Anything and everything with charcoal. The Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask has been my go-to since 2011. It’s probably one of my favorite and most trusted face masks. Great for purifying your skin and as long as you use it on regular basis, your pores will stay squeaky-clean. Huge plus that this comes in a tube. TBS Himalayan Charcoal Mask is fantastic too and probably my favorite from this collection. It’s very refreshing and again- works nicely with oily skin. Bobbi Brown Instant Detox is another purifying favorite that is great at absorbing excess oils. I also really wish that all face masks came in the same packaging as this one- tubes are SO much better than jars.

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TO PLUMP AND RENEW

TBS British Rose Plumping Mask from this collection. I love that it doesn’t feel sticky or uncomfortable on my skin and leaves it feeling very soft and smooth and slightly more plump. This mask is great for dry skin. It washes off easily and is really refreshing. Super Collagen Mask from Mario Badescu is also nice for plumping and smoothing your skin. I love this mask although I was a little surprised as I thought it’d be a bit more hydrating and I find that it does the opposite, which means that it’s great for those with oily skin. The moisturizer and serums apply beautifully after this mask. Also, one of my favorite sheet masks: SK-II Facial Treatment Mask. If you travel, go without sleep or need to rehydrate and sooth your skin, look no further. Complex Beauty Ocean Potion is also incredible for soothing and calming tired skin.

This pretty much sums it up for my favorite and best face masks. What are some of your favorites?

  • I love the look of that elf face mask brush! I’m a big fan of masks but they can be super messy and using make up brushes pretty much ruins them no matter how well you wash them

    – Natalie
    http://www.workovereasy.com

    • That’s the brush I use for applying my masks, so good and affordable ;) I also have another foundation brush that I use just for my masks. I just wash them off right away with warm water and soap and they’re always perfectly clean. ;)

  • I just learned about Mario Badescu! They have a spot removing treatment that people rave about. Have you heard of it?

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

  • Love your photos so much.

    I have been enjoying Kiehls masks lately :)

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  • I think The Body Shop face masks are going to have to be the next skincare product on my purchasing list! I’ve heard too many good things about them now not to try them out! xxx
    http://www.samanthafrances.co.uk

  • Rebecca Fletcher

    The Kiehls mask sounds really nice. The body shop ones have been on my wishlist for a while now, I must try one soon. x

    http://www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

  • Sonini 92

    Perfect post as always. I love the Eve Lome mask, I think is the perfection on a cream.
    XOXO
    Pretty Little Lawyer

  • The name of the Khiel’s mask – tumeric and cranberry seed – sounds super nice. I’ve never tried out the brand before, maybe I’ll make that product my first venture into Khiel’s!
    – Charmaine
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • I’m about to finish my Clinique Moisture Surge mask. Gonna try a La Roche Posay one next.

  • I love MB masks, the Silver Powder and Gycolic mask are two of my favourites. So I must check out the Collagen one. The Kielhs one is next on my list xx

    http://www.lpagebeauty.com

  • The Gossip Darling

    I need a good mask!! I need something to help prevent breakouts!!

    Mel | http://www.thegossipdarling.com

  • Maggie

    Thank you! I have been searching for the perfect mask for so long, but I have been hesitant because some can be so expensive! Im thinking of getting the Charcoal mask. Thanks again for the awesome list!

    – Maggie
    http//obsessedandclassy.com

  • Maggie

    Thank you! I have been searching for the perfect mask for so long, but I have been hesitant because some can be so expensive! Im thinking of getting the Charcoal mask.

    – Maggie
    http//obsessedandclassy.com

  • I love a good face mask, but I’m behind because I haven’t tried any of these besides the Complex Beauty Ocean Potion mask lol! I love that one as well, and love their Baby Face purity mask, and Rose Glow glycolic mask!

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

  • I totally agree I expected the MB collagen mask to be a lot more hydrating/less clay-based, but it’s not bad for us oily girls. Just read about the Weleda Skin Food on Into The Gloss recently – and now with your endorsement, too… I may have to try it out!

  • I really love the Kiehl’s turmeric masque but also the anti-pollution one!!! To be honest, one of the ones I really enjoyed was the Body Shop’s acai radiance masque, it smells amazing and reminds me of Fresh’s rose one at a much lower price tag!!

    http://www.thevibrantenthusiast.com

  • Natalie Redman

    I’d really love to try those Body Shop products!

    http://www.upyourvlog.com