The best face masks can do more than just pamper your skin. It’s clearly their main selling point, but can you think of a skincare product that goes just as well with a glass of wine, a bubble bath or the latest episode of your favorite series? Taking 10 minutes to yourself to put on a mask or bask in a relaxing cream is undeniably therapeutic. That being said, here is a list of the best face masks you need right now.
Yes, most face masks contain a high concentration of health-boosting ingredients (such as vitamin C and hyaluronic acid) to help you achieve your skincare goals, but they won’t completely transform your face. These masks are ideally applied once or twice a week or according to your skin concerns, in addition to a well-balanced skincare routine. Essentially, they’re a nice bonus to have that can complement your existing skincare regimen and, of course, they can be fun and luxurious to use.
So if any of these things sound intriguing to you, check out these best face masks for every skin type and problem.
The best masks for every skin type and every problem
A combination of charcoal and clay gives an ultra-deep clean, drawing out impurities from pores and reducing the appearance of blackheads, blemishes and clogged pores. Salicylic acid exfoliates deep into pores resulting in a smoother, clearer complexion.
Formulated with a vitamin C derivative known for its stability and effectiveness, this antioxidant-enriched clay mask draws out impurities while refining uneven skin tone and texture. Dull, tired skin is soft, smooth and luminous.
Rs 2,046 (approximately)
A refreshing and thirst-quenching night mask! This mask plumps and restores with a cocktail of electrolytes while strengthening the skin’s acid mantle. Boasting a blend of barrier-replenishing ingredients including niacinamide, sodium PCA, vegetable squalane, five forms of ceramides, omega fatty acids and powerful antioxidants, F-Balm effectively rehydrates the skin of the pout overdried wood, making it soft and supple.
4,143 rupees (approx.)
This face mask is made with all-natural and organic skincare products, making it a great choice for those who love green beauty. The hypoallergenic fragrance-free formula is a creamy gel-like mask with a delicate combination of self-neutralizing AHAs that restore moisture and gently exfoliate to revitalize dull, stressed skin. It is ideal for people who have reactive, agitated, sensitive or dry skin.
Rs 5,418 (approximately)
Formulated with 24k colloidal gold, your skin will be treated to a deeply soothing experience, helping to lessen the effects of inflammation while brightening your complexion for a more luminous glow. Rich in antioxidants, gold extract works to protect the skin from environmental aggressors that can cause damage, stress and irritation. The added hexapeptide tones and firms your skin for a firmer feel that looks energized. It also supports collagen levels, helping your skin maintain a normal surface that looks healthier.
1,949 rupees (approx.)
With a strong combination of zinc, niacinamide, sulfur, tea tree, and bentonite clay, this mask for acne-prone skin minimizes breakouts (and prevents new ones from occurring).
1,667 rupees (approx.)
A luxurious anti-aging mask enriched with pure 24k gold to brighten, brighten and firm the skin. Helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, the innovative formula is enriched with a unique blend of effective ingredients, including colloidal gold which imparts a radiant glow to the skin, caffeine which lifts, firms and firms and peridot, a magnesium-rich gemstone that re-energizes and reduces stress-induced aging.
6,625 rupees (approx.)
Jet Lag Mask rose to prominence when Kim Kardashian announced his devotion to her. This incredible hydrating mask transforms skin, whether you’re a jet-setter hopping through time zones or just having a night out. It is made from nourishing vegan ingredients. This soothing solution leaves your face ultra-rosy, glowing, and ready for anything with a nourishing blend of hyaluronic acid, glycerin, niacinamide, allantoin, and panthenol.
2,072 rupees (approx.)
The perfect soothing companion for skin that feels less well-worn, the Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Sleepair Intensive Mask helps restore calm while you dream of warmer times. Your complexion will be revived with a clearer look and feel that has a lower risk of redness and inflammation. Formulated using Centella Asiatica (Tiger Grass), creamy mask helps your skin tap into its natural reparative cycles to undo the damage done by environmental aggressors. Blended with a nourishing blend of herbs and botanicals, including chlorophyll, yarrow, and houttuynia cordata, you’ll be less likely to experience long-term irritation and blemishes.
3,022 rupees (approx.)
Powerfully detoxifying – a boon for city dwellers – it draws out impurities to ease congestion and reduce the likelihood of blemishes or breakouts, while pink clay purges pores of dirt and excess oil that cause blackheads. Papaya enzymes brighten and invigorate, and grape has powerful detoxifying properties, making it an ideal fast-acting treatment before a special occasion or for purifying the skin at the end of a stressful week.
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2,246 rupees (approx.)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: A face mask should be included in your skincare routine once or twice a week. After cleansing, toning and using facial essence, apply a mask. These processes remove impurities and excess oil, create a base layer of hydration, and prepare your skin to more effectively absorb the benefits of your face mask.
Answer: There are several types of masks available, ranging from sheet masks and clay masks to charcoal masks and more.