Welcome back to Haley’s Beauty Room! Today I present to you the second installment of my “Best Of” series, Face & Sheet Masks. We all want to look perfect and flawless when we are finished putting on our makeup, we also want to look great when we’re totally barefaced as well. A huge part of that is how well we take care of our skin.
Beautiful skin doesn’t just come with great skincare products, it also comes with a healthy lifestyle and a genuine desire to take care of yourself. However, nourishing your skin with good skincare helps a lot! Utilizing great skincare products can transform your skin into what dreams are made of (hey now, hey now). If you immediately starting singing Lizzie McGuire, I think we just became best friends…
Anyway! Your skincare routine needs to include face masks, and you should probably do a face mask at least two times a week (if not more). A face mask provides a more intense treatment that you don’t usually get from your normal skincare routine. The following are my favorite face and sheet masks, ranging from drugstore to high-end, that I’m sure will help you take your skincare game to the next level.
A Korean brand skincare and cosmetics company, TONYMOLY provides a ton of face and sheet masks packed with natural ingredients that your skin is sure to love. Seriously, if you ever go to Ulta and scope out the TONYMOLY section, you are guaranteed to find the mask that your skin needs due to the fact that they literally have over 15 different types.
Not only is the selection extensive, but the face masks are all truly wonderful. As someone with dry skin, I tend to gravitate more towards products that contain ceramides and hyaluronic acid, for their great moisturizing properties.
As such, my top recommendations from this line are these three masks:
- Master Lab Hyaluronic Acid Mask Sheet
- Master Lab Ceramide Mask Sheet
- Collagen Mask Sheet
Each providing excellent hydration so that the skin appears smoother, softer, and brighter after one use. In conjunction with the good results of these masks, the packaging is so cute I think I might just have to buy one of everything!
Each sheet mask is $4.00 and can be purchased at Ulta Beauty.
Would this even be a best face mask article if I didn’t mention GlamGlow? That’s right my friends, GlamGlow masks live up to their hype. After all for $69 they better be worth it! There are two different GlamGlow masks that I really feel are the showstoppers of the collection.
SUPERMUD® Clearing Treatment
Only the most famous of the GlamGlow masks, the SUPERMUD® Clearing Treatment is every oily skin’s perfect match. GlamGlow’s claims for this product include “clinically developed to address common skin concerns, which include blemishes, redness, scars, razor bumps, and in-grown hair. The potent mud formula supports skin’s natural oil balance, while a proprietary blend of six acids works to dramatically brighten and soften the complexion. Activated-X charcoal lifts away dirt and other skin congestions, resulting in a refined, healthy-looking complexion.”
If you suffer from blackheads, then you need this mask as it will suck everything out of your pores. Just a warning, unless you are extremely oily all over your face, I do not recommend that you use this as an whole face mask due to the fact that it will dry you out if used too much/used in the wrong areas. I suggest that you use this in the t-zone and as a spot treatment when you have a blemish.
My last tip is that you are likely going to break out after using this product, and I don’t think that’s a bad thing. When using any type of purifying mask or treatment the product is pulling junk from your skin. This junk is coming from deep in your pores and the mask brings it to the surface. Most will get washed away with the mask, but larger impurities and such may turn into a pimple in order for your skin to purge it. Don’t be afraid, you want to get rid of it!
THIRSTYMUD™ Hydrating Treatment
Okay I’m getting really excited just writing about this mask. I think this product is my absolute favorite out of all of the masks in this article. Everyone please welcome to the party the most magical, dreamsicle smelling product; the THIRSTYMUD™ Hydrating Treatment.
Living through Midwest winters and also having dry skin means that come January I look dryer than a piece of bread left out for a week. This mask has become my holy grail skin savior all year round, but especially in the winter. GlamGlow claims this product will “Use the newest, most advanced, and extreme hydration active technologies. It moisturizes, restores, replenishes, and calms the skin. Dewdration™ boosts and locks in moisture for a dewy and youthful result while HydraPack™ leaves skin with an instant silky, soft, and supple feel. GreenEnergy™ smooths and energizes the skin, giving you a healthy-looking, glowing complexion.”
I like to use this mask as an overnight treatment by using a thin layer and applying it all over my face after cleansing. When I wake up my skin is baby butt soft and extremely hydrated. This mask would really work for any skin type and is free of parabans, sulfates, and phthalates.
You can pick up both of these masks at Sephora for $69.00 each.
The Sephora Collection Sleeping Masks are an affordable way to get amazing results. These masks are a creamy gel texture that glide on and immediately make you feel like your skin is thanking you. This collection offers eleven different masks, all serving different purposes. Sephora states the following for their masks:
- Pearl Mask: Evens and helps minimize irregularities for skin tone that is even, fresher, and brighter.
- Avocado Mask: Offers intense nutrition to the skin while relieving sensitive zones.
- Algae Mask: Cleanses and detoxifies skin while helping to eliminate impurities for a fresh, radiant morning complexion.
- Orchid Mask: Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and signs of aging while moisturizing for skin that appears smoother and firmer.
- Ginseng Mask: Provides a tightening effect while toning for a supple, fresh, and energized complexion.
- Lingzhi Mask: Smooths wrinkles and minimizes the signs of aging for younger-looking skin.
- Lotus Mask: Locks in water and reduces the signs of fatigue for the appearance of plumper, more rested skin.
- Rose Mask: Plumps skin and gives an immediate radiance boost for hydrated, more luminous skin.
- Green Tea Mask: Absorbs excess sebum and purifies for a matte, clean complexion.
- Pomegranate Mask: Awakens and tones the skin while reducing signs of fatigue for a revitalized look.
- Honey Mask: Nourishes and relieves dry skin instantly for softened, balanced skin.
What’s fabulous about these masks is that not only are they an affordable option, but you can easily get three uses out of the little tub, making the $4.00 that you spend go even further. These will help you wake up to smoother, softer skin after just one use.
As these are a bit thicker in consistency, I just want to warn you that your face will feel sticky the whole night after you put it on and it may transfer to your pillowcase.
Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bombs
Garner recently came out with five different sheet masks that are all hydrating, but also offer different benefits. As I had been so excited to try these out I actually didn’t read all of the label on one of them and ended up getting a mattifying mask and didn’t notice until I had it on my face. I immediately freaked out because having dry skin means I’m constantly trying to be dewy and not matte whatsoever. However, much to my surprise after taking the mask off I had no issues with being dry or feeling tight and my pores were visibly smaller!
To me that is clear indication that each of these masks will work on every skin type. Garnier’s choices include: Anti-Fatigue, Mattifying, Soothing, Glow-Boosting, and Super Hydrating. Each mask is water based and contain Hyaluronic acid for weightless hydration.
You can pick these masks up at Ulta or Walmart for $3.99.
The Power Peel™ Transforming Facial System from Ole Henriksen may not be considered as much of a mask as it may be a peel or treatment, but this needed to be included in the article for the simple fact that this is the easiest and best way to achieve chemical peel and microdermabrasion results at home.
This three step system provides professional-strength AHA peel and microdermabrasion to help your skin to be more radiant and smoother after one use. In my personal experience I also thought this helped with blackheads and acne, even though that is not one of the claims.
As this is a resurfacing product, those with sensitive skin might want to be careful. The Lemon Strip Peel that is part of this system is quite strong and does have a bit of a burning sensation when you first put it on (that’s the resurfacing part and what makes this so good). Do not worry, the last step in the system is a chamomile mask to soothe your skin and calm any redness. I’d also suggest to follow up with a heavy moisturizer to make sure your skin is protected and hydrated after the peel.
You can pick this product up at Sephora for $50.00 for 6 treatments.
Formula 10.0.6 is an amazing drugstore skincare line. It is extremely affordable and the products feel high-end. There are plenty of masks that this brand offers, but there are two that will knock your socks off. If you are looking for a deep clean, and we’re talking deep, like you want your face to basically feel squeaky clean, try the Pores Be Pure and the Deep Down Detox Ultra Cleansing Masks from this line.
If you have clogged pores, blemishes, or unbalanced skin, these masks are the first place that you should look before spending a fortune on less effective high-end products. Your complexion will appear brighter and clearer after using these masks one time.
Heads up, for some reason whenever I use the Pores Be Pure mask, it tends to feel very hot on my face for the first minute. I’m not 100% sure why, but just know that the feeling will go away and you skin will not be burned once you rinse the mask off.
You can pick up both of these masks at your local Ulta for just $6.99.
Thanks for reading about my favorite masks and I hope you found some you are going to try! What masks would you recommend that I try out and review? Let me know in the comments!