7 Recommended Cleansing Masks
By Abby Olcese
1. Simply Exfoliate
Derma E combines simplicity and effectiveness with its Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask. The deep-detox mask uses activated charcoal to cleanse pores of dirt, oil and environmental toxins. Apricot seed powder exfoliates skin for a smoother, healthier appearance.
To Buy:$19, Derma E
2. High Five
In just five minutes once a week, C&Co. Chamomile & Oats Clay Facial Mask uses its five simple ingredients to promote gentle exfoliation and healthier new skin. Nourishing oatmeal and soothing chamomile balance natural oil production and promote increased circulation.
To Buy:$25, C&Co.
3. Prickly Hydration
If you suffer from dry skin, consider MyChelle Dermaceuticals’ Hydrating Cactus Mask. Blue agave and prickly pear cactus extracts are the surprising stars here, restoring natural hydration and balance, renewing prematurely aging skin and calming irritation.
To Buy: $18, MyChelle
4. Ancient Treatment
Auromère’s Ayurvedic Mud Bath & Mask is based on a recipe that’s been handed down for generations in a single family. Auromère products follow Ayurvedic medicine, an ancient holistic art that uses plants and minerals to promote whole-body health. The powder can also be used as a body wrap or body wash.
To Buy:$36, Auromere
5. Hot Chocolate
Calm Skin Care’s Hot Chocolate Powder Aromatherapy Facial Mask is a sweet-smelling treat that fights blemishes and tightens pores. For maximum effectiveness, warm the mask for 10 to 15seconds before applying.
To Buy:$16, Calm SkinCare
6. Facial on the Go
Try the variety of clay masks available from Bask & Co. with the travel-ready Mini Clay Mask + Facial Blend Kit. The kit’s four blends include powerful natural ingredients such as activated charcoal, rose and matcha, and can be mixed with a number of liquids — water, honey or even plain yogurt — to apply.
To Buy: $39 for a set of four, Bask & Co.
7. By the Sea
The detoxifying Firm + Lift mask from The Seaweed Bath Co. penetrates the skin’s surface layers to restore natural elasticity and firmness, promoting soft, youthful-looking skin, no matter your skin type. Use one single-use mask once or twice per week.
To Buy:$6 each, Seaweed Bath Co.
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