Face masks are everyone’s best friend–and no, we aren’t referring to the surgical procedure ones nor the N95’s. We’re talking about skincare masks, the more-than-ideal treatments that can address a wide array of common skincare concerns. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, explains how face masks are used intermittently and “designed to deliver high concentrations of active ingredients to your skin”, giving it a well-deserved boost whenever needed.
Not only do face masks feel like a smooth, indulgent luxury, but they come in many different forms to suit your needs. Clarifying, brightening, moisturizing, deep-cleansing, or overnight formulas...whatever T.L.C. your skin needs, there’s a mask for it out there!
Since we are more than blessed at BSE in the Face Mask & Treatment department, we decided to pull together a quick list of our current favorites, sorted by your most common skin care needs. Without further ado, read on below…
For DULL SKIN:
IMAGE SKINCARE VITAL C HYDRATING ENZYME MASQUE $88
A hydrating enzyme masque that gently exfoliates the build-up of dull, dry skin. Ingredients are all paraben-free and include both L-ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C!), and Vitamin A, formulated to reveal radiant, youthful-looking skin. A favorite!
IMAGE SKINCARE AGELESS TOTAL RESURFACING MASK $68
This micro-exfoliating, paraben-free mask made with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) is guaranteed to revitalize the look of your skin. The ingredients help to brighten the skin and leave it feeling ultra-smooth.
For a DEEP CLEANSE:
GM COLLIN PARIS CHARCOAL MASK $54
The GM Collin Charcoal Mask is formulated with bamboo charcoal, one of the best ingredients on the market to capture and eliminate micro-pollutants. This mask revitalizes and replenishes the skin, evens out your complexion AND improves skin texture by absorbing impurities. Best of all, this mask’s texture will not leave your face feeling tight and dry!
VIVIER SKIN ULTRA PURIFYING CLAY MASK $68
The Vivier Ultra Purifying Clay Mask is carefully crafted from red and white Kaolin clay, alpha-hydroxy acids, and salicylic acid. It is one of the best masks on the market when it comes to drawing out impurities, immediately firming the skin, and absorbing excess sebum. This purifying mask helps reveal flawless-looking skin without excess shine and is ideal for all skin types.
For a DEEP HYDRATION:
VIVIER SKIN ULTRA-HYDRATING MASK $69
A simple, non-irritating, effective, and luxurious mask that helps rehydrate the skin while helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Ideal for all skin types.
ESTHEDERM INTENSIVE HYALURONIC MASK 76 $
A thin layer is all you’ll need! Skin is immediately and intensely moisturized thanks to the hydrating benefits and effective penetration of HA, revealing an immediately supple and radiant glow upon washing off.
For MATURE SKIN:
SKINCEUTICALS GLYCOLIC BRIGHTENING RENEW $110
As one of our favorites for mature skin, Skinceuticals' Glycolic Brightening Renew Overnight contains an optimized level of glycolic acid that is tolerable for nightly use. Its blend of ingredients is designed to improve skin texture, radiance, and overall glow.
Benefits include brighter, hydrated skin; a stronger skin barrier; improved skin appearance and texture; and a reduction in fine lines.
For SENSITIVE SKIN:
SKINCEUTICALS PHYTO CORRECTIVE MASQUE $73
The Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective Masque contains highly-concentrated botanical extracts and hyaluronic acid to intensively soothe and replenish temporary skin reactivity. This calming facial mask cools on contact, comforting sensitive skin that needs a radiant boost. It is great for daily use post-workout, sun exposure, windburn, or hot water.
At the end of the day: there isn’t much a good face mask can’t fix. They are just as amazing at erasing a bad week as they are at healing blemishes–so don’t hold back and treat yourself to one ASAP.
Confused about what to choose? Don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule your virtual Medispa appointment today!
Until next time,