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6 Face Masks That Really Deliver

6 Face Masks

For someone with a near-pathological love of beauty products, I’ve never been one to mask. Slathering on an opaque treatment seemed high maintenance, something better suited to a 1950’s Hollywood starlet in an overly bubbled bath. Recently, though, I became a convert. You can mask while washing dishes, reading a book, brushing your teeth — and afterward, you’re left with this satisfying sense of accomplishment, and a noticeably improved complexion. So, without further ado, here are six amazing options for whatever ails you…

6 Face Masks

1. IF YOUR SKIN IS UPSET…
‘Tis winter, the season of angry skin. Whether you have redness, rosacea or plain old dermatological angst, Mario Badescu Azulene Calming Mask is the answer. It goes on thick, dries to a hardened finish, and — after lurking around the apartment pretending to be Mystique (who is technically bluer, but whatever, it was fun) — rinses off cleanly. It was soothing and calming, even on my sad, just-getting-over-a-cold nose.

2. IF YOUR PORES ARE SOMETIMES THE ENEMY…
Are you in the market for a facial treatment to scare your significant other or take a really jarring Instagram photo? Look no further. Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask absorbs oil, dirt and impurities, leaving your pores “noticeably refined.” Before this mask, a scary pimple threatened to erupt on my chin, and afterward, IT WAS GONE. What more is there to say?

3. IF YOUR SKIN IS DRY…
Infused with real rose petals, Fresh Rose Face Mask sounds like something out of a fairytale. In truth, it is a gloopy orange gel resembling ancient duck sauce. Shudder. I slathered it on, then spent the next 10 minutes looking like what can only be described as a greasy Oompa Loompa. But you know what? It left my skin feeling super hydrated, a welcome antidote to dry winter air. Duck sauce, I love you.

4. IF YOUR SKIN LOOKS A WEE BIT DULL…
With “superfine walnut grain and orange oil,” Bobbi Brown Radiance Boost Exfoliating Mask sounds like a delicious muffin and smells like one, too. Requiring just 2-5 minutes of your life, this made my face tingle (and then kind of sting), so at least I knew it was doing something. While anyone with sensitive skin should probably stay away (or go for a gentler option, like this), it did provide a wow-my-face-feels-refreshed feeling. Think of it as a reset button in a tube.

5. IF YOU CRAVE THAT DEEP CLEAN FEELING…
If you’ve recently found yourself working out, riding public transit, snuggling with a pet, or just generally being a person, chances are your face is somewhat dirty. It’s okay — Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, with ingredients sourced from the Marajo Island at the mouth of the Amazon River, claims to remove blackheads and “intensively” clean pores. It made my skin feel so clean and smooth that I wanted to pet my own face like a kitten. I didn’t, though, because that would be weird.

6. IF YOU’RE TOTALLY LAZY…
If you’re still thinking this whole mask thing sounds fussy, here is the product for you. Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Sleeping Recovery Masque goes on like a moisturizer — leaving no trace of itself — then works its magic while you sleep. Infused with a potent blend of botanicals, this tube of wonder promises you’ll awaken to vibrant skin. Yes, that sounds miraculous, but I woke up looking noticeably (almost disturbingly) better. My skin felt smoother, looked plumper, and at no point did I have to resemble Swamp Thing. Win, win.

6 Face Masks

Do you mask? Any favorites not listed here? We’d love to hear…

P.S. Four face mists and a handy guide to essential oils.

(Photos by Nicki Sebastian for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by Nordstrom. Thanks for supporting the brands that help keep Cup of Jo running.)

  1. Nice job Caroline! I personally love the French Rose mask, my skin feel’s like a baby’s butt afterwards lol. Anyway, keep up the great work!

  2. Chicago says...

    I LOVE the Galaxy Greens detoxifying mask and Moon moisturizing mask from Glossier. I use the greens and then the moon and my face feels like a baby’s bum…you can’t beat it! And the packaging is just too good.

  3. I love a mask, even if you do end up looking ridiculous with one on!

    I’m just about to go and put a Dead Sea mineral one on actually, my skin needs it (eek)!

    P.s. I love your pyjamas!

    Hannah
    smeethsaysfashion.com

  4. I like masks too, my favourite is with blue clay from Baikal (Russia), rejuvenate the skin, deep cleansing and leave the skin great.
    Best regards.

  5. My mask is most cheap and purchased on Amazon.com and at some health food stores that I frequent. Alba is the brand I use of late and it is good for evening the tone of your skin. Alba Botanica Even Advanced, Deep Sea Facial Mask, 4 Ounce is ideal for most skin type. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Lia says...

    I have been trying different homemade masks and I found a great recipe. 1 tsp of the following: turmeric, yogurt, honey, baking soda, lemon, for 30 min. It brigthens and hydrates the skin amazingly!

  7. Environ Revival Mask! Super hydrating but also fights angry winter skin with alpha-hydroxy acids! And Beautycounter The Balm for hydrated, glowing, clean skin! Go to my website below to check it out.

  8. Lily says...

    Caroline, you are an angel.
    I am OBSESSED with the Fresh Rose Face Mask because it makes my skin feel so nourished and lovely. I am also a big fan of Lush’s Catastrophe Cosmetic. It’s made with blueberries!

  9. BDubs says...

    Caroline, your writing makes me laugh. I love your voice and humor. Gotta go get some masks now, brb

  10. Miriam says...

    I love masks and use some bought ones too (From Annemarie Börlid, or a muddy one with minerals from the Dead see). But mostly I make my own ones, as my mom and her mom always did. For this time of year and a rather dry skin I love to use a avocado mask. So soothing and rich!

  11. These all sound great, I may just have to invest in the Clinique one in particular! I do love a good facemask, but I’ve stuck to the Lush range for the last few years!

    Helen xx
    helsyeah.co.uk

  12. After reading on of the Beauty Uniform posts (I forget which one) I started using the Aztec Clay mask with apple cider vinegar. It’s amazing for someone with combination skin. I do it about once a week and my face is flushed and glowing afterwards, and I no longer break out before my period! I’m going to have to try that Bobbi Brown one now!

    • I literally just ordered this clay mask on Amazon. Excited to try it out!

  13. HAHA you are seriously funny! I loved this & can vouch for every Mario Badescu product, they are severely underrated.

  14. I’ve rarely used a mask, but I love this post. Caroline, you are so subtly hilarious.

  15. Sydney says...

    I love love love the Lush “Mask of Magnaminty”. It’s GREEN (which is awesome), smells and feels refreshing, and leaves my face soft and pore-less. When used at night, and followed by a good moisturizer, your skin GLOWS the next morning.

  16. Ally says...

    Oh gosh, I’m a mask addict. Some other great ones are Tata Harper’s resurfacing mask, May Lindstorm’s Problem Solver, and Pai Skincare’s masks. They’re all fab!

  17. ORIGIN!! My fave mask ever is their rose clay mask. It exfoliates as you wash it off and it leaves my skin looking sparkly bright and super soft. I recently tried their charcoal mask and that one is nice also. Aesop’s parsley seed mask also does wonders in terms of brightness and smells amazing! It also dries very soft so you don’t get that tight feeling on your face.

    coffeeslag

    COFFEESLAG For Love & Lemons

  18. i might have just amazon’d (yes, that’s a real verb) three of these… can’t wait to try. thanks for the great reviews, caroline! xx

  19. Your blog is like my brain. Given your huge audience, it feels so nice not to be alone–that there are other women that want to talk about philosophical issues, relationship issues, but also like to obsess over “silly” things like beauty and fashion 1. because it’s fun, but 2. because the world is so crazy sometimes you just want to focus on something as simple as a pair of earrings that make your face pretty :)

  20. Amanda says...

    glam glow is awesome. I think I use the mud one?

  21. Yes! I love masks. They always feel refreshing while they’re on and my skin feels so silky afterward. I use Origins Drink Up for hydration and glowy skin. And L’Occitane Rebalancing Face Mask to help clear my skin and tighten pores. I use them once a week and it feels so indulgent.

  22. Maya says...

    Definitely the Super volcanic pore clay mask from the Korean brand Innisfree. I like that it doesn’t become hard on drying and my skin feels and looks so clean and bright.

  23. Nina says...

    So intriguing, I will get probably two of these.

  24. Nancy says...

    Love it! I’ve started masking the last couple months and am OBSESSED with GlamGlow. Use the Youthmud once a week and put on the Thirstymud mask in a thin layer at night to sleep in. Excited to try these other options…

  25. I can never get over how pretty Caroline is! But anyways, I swear by the Indian Clay Mask (like $10 for a big jar). It’s literally the magnet to all your skin problems that you can wash away and be left with the most amazing, soft skin ever.

  26. Chika says...

    I love Tatcha’s mask along with their entire line of products– they’ve been so great for my sensitive skin!

    Also, I’ve been a long time fan of the Peeling Vegetal mask (forgot what brand…sorry!).

  27. Don’t forget the Ahava Purifying Mud Mask. A little dab is all you need, and the tube lasts forever. It definitely works its magic.

  28. jen says...

    Hmm, is “mask” becoming a verb? It seems like it is. I like the Peter Roth pumpkin thing, sort of a mask but also a scrub and doesnt have to dry like the old egg white thing.

  29. I love masks from Lush! My usual is their Mask of Magnaminty, but I also love their fresh face masks; they have so many options! https://www.lush.com/

  30. Anna says...

    Ha ha I love your writing Caroline! You are jo make the perfect team. Still the only blog I read every day. You guys constantly uplift me.

  31. Love all of your picks. Just did a post on green skincare and included a few masks too. They’re the best lazy beauty product!

  32. Trish says...

    I love face masks – my favourites include Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask and Aesop Parsley Seed Mask (both are great when you have breakouts) and Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask when you want something cooling and moisturising.

  33. Danielle says...

    Thanks for this. I’m having to switch up my skin regimen and it is so daunting.

    I’ve been the Mary Kay Botanicals line and I’ve used their Timewise line (cleanser/moisturizer/mask)-both are good but Timewise is a tad heavy at the moment. I’ve noticed a difference.

    I haven’t picked a line to use yet, but if its rose based (and w/out too many ingredients), it works great for me. I probably will pick up that mask you mentioned.

    Its hard for me atm because I am 30, my skin is more dry then it was in my 20’s, it’s sensitive, but I’ve been breaking out a tad more this past yr or so. Ugh, but thats what prompted me switch it up-I’m still trying drugstore stuff just to see.

  34. Lydia says...

    You have the coolest job :)

  35. Dawn says...

    Caroline is by far the best mask wearer I’ve ever seen. But can we please discuss the blue & white pj’s in picture #5? Where can I get those? I am motivated now, think I’m going to mask tonight. I never thought of doing it while I was washing dishes.

  36. Yoonie says...

    For the lazy ones out there, try Laneige Water Sleeping Mask (seph.me/1MLCuBe). Like the Amore Pacific Moisture Rebound Sleeping Recovery Mask, you apply like a moisturizer before going to bed, and, voila you wake up with refreshed, plumped and dewy skin! The price point of the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is better than the Amore Pacific one. Yay for Korean beauty products!

  37. Hayley says...

    I absolutely need to know where Caroline got that banana leaf print robe! Anyone have any idea?

    • Lauren says...

      Target! From a few years back…I loved it so much I bought two!

  38. I love the Fresh Rose Mask. It’s in my skin care routine every time I need to give me dry skin a little bit more TLC.

    • Kelly says...

      I use this as well….love.

    • Kelly says...

      Oh, and they also sell it at Whole Foods.:)

  39. My skin gets soooo dry in the Winter. I’m definitely going to investigate the Fresh Rose Face Mask – if it works it’s well worth looking like an Oompa Loompa for a bit!

  40. This gives me a good excuse to buy more beauty products (not that i really need any more..) ;) Thanks for the in depth review! I have sensitive skin so its good to know some might not be right before I buy them to try it out.

  41. I’m on the hunt for some new masks, so this post came at the perfect time!
    Right now I love the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask for adding moisture into my very dehydrated skin.

    Kristi | Be Loverly

  42. Hands down the best masks are from Leahlani Skincare! I’m such a fan of Leah (the owner); the ingredients she uses are exceptional and natural. You can tell the handcrafted products are made with love. Her Mermaid Mask is a cult favorite in the green beauty world and the Honey Love Mask/cleanser smells like heaven and leaves your skin radiant.

    Masks:
    http://www.leahlaniskincare.com/products/mermaid-mask
    http://www.leahlaniskincare.com/collections/masks/products/honey-love-1

    Leahlani Skincare is a mix of organic botanicals and clays, delicious tropical fruits, and pure organic Hawaiian nectars blended in intimate, aloha-infused batches on the lush north shore of Kauai Island.

  43. M says...

    Oh my God. I thought this was a post about face masks. Like, costume-y masks. On your face. *facepalm*

  44. How does Caroline manage to look so adorable in a face mask?! Seriously.

    I highly recommend Perfectly Posh products with a ton of face masks to choose from! “Stripper DTox Mud” (gets rid of free radicals, toxins, and pollutants!) and “Apricots OverNight” (intense moisture) are two of my favorites! They use simple, natural ingredients and essential oils. They are free of sulfates, parabens, petrolatum, lanolin, and phthalates. Made in the USA. Best of all, their products are ALL under 25$!

  45. I do, with Annie’s Way hyaluronic acid mask. To be honest I think my barrier is to overcome the laziness. Any tips?

  46. Caz says...

    I never used to bother with masks either, but I’ve recently got into them. I love putting one on then doing the dishes or something while it works its magic. I love the Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant – my skin always feels lovely afterwards. I also use a Borghese clay mask but it can be quite drying if you leave it on too long!

    • Erin says...

      Amen, both the Galaxy and Moon masks are heavenly

  47. Tricia says...

    Bigger question – does Caroline have the best collection of adorable pajamas and robes out there? Leisure and sleepwear game ON POINT. Please do a post about that.

    • Caitlin says...

      YES!!

    • Susie D says...

      Agreed!

    • MissEm says...

      Yep. I really want to know about those pjs.

    • hear, hear!

  48. How fun! Can’t wait to try these!

  49. Carla says...

    I have very oily, acne prone skin and I love Aztec Clay Powder as a mask. I buy a large container from Amazon and mix with raw apple cider vinegar. You can use water, too. My pores look amazing after! It’s messy and a bit smelly (from the vinegar) but, so worth it.

  50. Emily R says...

    What do you do if you are ALL of these? My pores are terrible, my face is dull, it’s super dry. AAAHHHH

  51. Sarah says...

    I use a Japanese or Korean sheet mask every few days. Much less fussy than gloopy tube masks.

    • Carol says...

      I had never heard of a sheet mask before your comment. And what shows up in my Birchbox this week, but a Korean cucumber sheet mask. It was wonderful – thanks for mentioning it!

  52. CATHERINE says...

    Hi Caroline, thanks for this very informative post! Do you think the Clinique mask would work on a teenage boy with dry skin and lots of pimples? (but first I’d have to convince him to do it..)

    • Hi Catherine,

      I’m a long time reader of Cup of Jo and noticed your comment. Have you heard of Rodan and Fields? I definitely have something that would help your son. Feel free to contact me for information: alutke.myrandf.com

      Amy Lutke

  53. More on the expensive side – but I am positively obsessed with the Sisley hydrating mask, it is unbelievably smooth and your skin feels amazing after!! For anyone interested in beauty topics, I just had a licensed esthetician guest post on my blog yesterday talking about great exfoliators for winter! Check it out here –

    http://www.touchofcurl.com/blog/2016/1/6/serious-about-skincare

  54. Bethany says...

    I was JUST googling last week for the best masks! What a timely post. Thank you for such a variety of posts… reflects true life. Can’t wait to try them!

    xoxo

    p.s. So super love Caroline as an addition to the blog. Her product testing is the best.

  55. My personal favorite is the Origins Charcoal mask. It sounds very similar to the Clinique one and it has been a game changer!

    • Jeanne says...

      Me too, Leah! It’s one of the few masks where after I rinse it off, I literally say “Wow.” And Sephora sells a sample size in the checkout line that lasts a surprisingly long time.

  56. Margaret B says...

    Great post, I’d love to try some of these. My current go-to is the St. Ives Oatmeal Scrub + Mask– I put it on before I brush and floss my teeth, and then wash it off 5 minutes later in the shower. It’s brightening and calming, and the absolute gentlest exfoliant I have ever found, which is a plus for my sensitive skin.

  57. Mila says...

    Hello! Caroline, would you mind sharing where that peach dressing gown with the leaves is from (photo 4). It’s lovely! Thank you.

  58. Angela says...

    I splurged and bought the Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask in December and it was worth every penny for the tiny jar. I’ve tried tons of masks and it’s the only one that leaves my face feeling so clean and glowy. Absolute FAVORITE!

  59. I love a good mask. In fact, I’m going to go do one right now while I bake a birthday cake. My FAVORITE is Aztec Secret. I get mine from Thrive. It’s so inexpensive and it’s a powder that you add water to so you can make it as thin or thick as you like.

  60. M says...

    Tata Harper’s resurfacing mask. A bit pricey but every time I use it I feel like there’s no need to wear makeup. It’s one of my absolute favorite products.

  61. Rachel Duke says...

    I live in Dallas and there is a local vendor, Soap Girl, that I recently discovered at an art fair. I love the Oatmeal + Honey for my rosacea troubled skin!

    She is selling through Whole Foods in the Southwest region, for any readers in that area of the country.

    http://www.soapgirl.co/

  62. Kate says...

    I love both of Glossier’s masks!

  63. Thanks so much for this review :) I love the look of the Bobbi Brown one. I’ve always wanted to try a charcoal one too but never picked one up!
    Lucy xoxo

    • liz says...

      agree re: charcoal- I’m afraid it will hurt my eczema-skin, but they look so… cleansing…

  64. These look so fun! I don’t mask as regularly as my skin probably needs, but one of my favorites is om aroma’s manuka honey masque. It’s the only one I’ve tried where there’s a noticeable difference afterwards and I can actually see blemishes get fainter or disappear. Plus it makes my skin so soft!

  65. Sarah says...

    I love the Mario Badescu Silver Powder (a dry powder that you mix with a few drops of water to create a paste/mask) for serious pore cleansing. I have acne and it really seems to clear up my angry pores. You have to wash the hell out of your skin afterwards because the powder is so intense, but it’s really quite powerful and brightening (if you do it weekly, at least).

    The Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Mask is a nice, though gentler mask. I like how gentle it is, though not quite as powerful for really tricky, mad skin.

  66. Caitlin says...

    I’m so excited to try all of these masks! They are one of my favorite beauty treatments to use.

    I LOVE whatever you are wearing in 2,3, and 6! I’m not sure if it is a robe or pajamas but I’d love to know where you got it!

  67. I love this post because I love masks! Love love love. I’ve been obsessed since I was a teenager. My favorite is Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. It’s CHEAP and it works. Mix with apple cider vinegar (instead of water) to make it an extra smooth application. Cannot say enough good things about it… try it!

    • Stephanie H. says...

      I’m with Raina, the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is absolutely the best mask I’ve ever used and it’s by far the cheapest. I was just headed to the comments here to sing its praises, but I’m happy to see someone beat me to it!

    • K says...

      I second this one. It’s a goodie. I’m a big ACV fan, though. It has a strong smell, so it feels less spa treatment and more new age-y earth mother. But it works great and is super cheap.

    • Jessie says...

      I third this recommendation!

    • Suzanne says...

      And I fourth the Aztec clay recommendation! I learned about it from one of the beautiful women featured on the My Beauty Uniform series who swore by it and it is hands down the best mask ever and the price on Amazon is insanely cheap for the size of the container and how great the product is.

    • I’m with you guys! Glad someone brought it up!

    • eg says...

      Me too!! Mixed with apple cider vinegar!

    • Kerstin says...

      Another vote for Aztec. We add in a half teaspoon of raw Manuka honey dissolved with a few drops of water before mixing the clay in. Raw honey has natural antibacterial properties and is a terrific moisturizer.

      Another family favorite is to open a capsule of activated charcoal into a tablespoon of green clay (lots of inexpensive options on Amazon). It’s a great cleansing charcoal mask without any of the added crap of the conventional brands. My 16 year old with very sensitive, acne-prone skin loves it.

  68. i use the brand: Murad Acne Complex Clarifying Mask, but i am super lazy about doing it. so i get facials regularly.

  69. I wish I could have seen this photoshoot.

  70. Colleen says...

    For those on both a time and money budget, the biore one minute warming mask is amazing!!

  71. I love masks! I put on a facial mask and a hair mask, and sit in a hot bath for 15 minutes. A quick shower rinses it all off and I feel like a new person! It’s a monthly treat and cheaper than a spa day!

    • Yulia says...

      What hair mask(s) do you use?

    • Lisa says...

      This sounds heavenly (and somehow possible from time to time, even with small children.) Agree, please share details on the hair mask(s). Thanks!

  72. Emma says...

    This is such great timing – I have become obsessed with the “scrub on Thursday, mask on Sunday” mantra since reading it in Monique Viard’s Beauty Uniform post (which was my favourite one yet, btw). I literally was looking for good mask options just yesterday – thanks for the great tips!

    PS – Is “mask” a verb now? As in, “I would like to mask on Sundays?”

  73. Highly highly recommend May Lindstrom’s Problem Solver and Honey Mud, as well as Josh Rosebrook’s Cacao Antioxident Mask! Healthy beauty sans nasty ingredients that refresh and rejuvenate skin!

  74. Isabella says...

    I love the Fresh Rose face mask, though the price is a bit Marie-Antoinette-ish. I used to make my own mask out of honey, ground up oats, aloe, and rosewater, and it worked beautifully!

  75. lexi says...

    Thanks. I would love to hear more about hyaluronic acid serums and how to choose one (and the new formulations of them that the New York Times just wrote about). But seriously? Cancer sucks, guys. Would really love to see your site take a stance to stop featuring parabens and other carcinogenic endocrine disrupters in your featured products. The Amore Pacific mask is paraben-free and that’s the only one I would check out. I’m sure Nordstrom’s has other paraben-free products you could feature. http://www.breastcancerfund.org/clear-science/radiation-chemicals-and-breast-cancer/parabens.html

    • Kerstin says...

      I, too, would like to see cleaner skincare and makeup products promoted on Cup of Jo. There are over 60,000 synthetic chemicals in use today and only five of them are regulated by the EPA. Thanks to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, the EPA cannot test chemicals for human safety unless evidence of harm has been presented. In effect, the chemical industry regulates itself. And after today’s NYT expose on Dupont, we should all be worried about the effects of the chemical brew coursing through our bloodstreams. Yikes. Fortunately, there are beautiful green cosmetic lines available now (and more coming on the market every year), many of them created by women motivated by their own health concerns.

  76. Michaela says...

    I love the Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant. It makes your face so soft and bright without any harsh scrubbing. My husband has even started stealing it from me!

  77. I’ve been using that Kiehl’s mask for the last two years and it has done wonders for my skin! I don’t know that I could ever buy anything else, it’s that good. And you’re right- it makes your face so soft!

  78. Ashley says...

    The Glossier masks are amazing! But sadly not available internationally.

  79. Rodan + Fields Redefine Daily Cleansing Mask…AMAZING!!

  80. katie says...

    GREAT timing! I was literally intending to search for a face mask to help my dry skin this morning.

  81. i’ve really been into sheet masks since they’re so simple! just put one on for 15 minutes and no rinsing afterwards! i like to do them right before bed and let the essence of the masks soak into my skin after i take them off, then do my usual routine of night cream!

    hammyta.wordpress.com

  82. Corinne says...

    I’ve used St Ives Mineral Clay Firming mask forEVER. I absolutely love what it does to my skin (firms, softens, sucks out all manner of offending yuckiness) and it’s a drugstore staple. It also smells nice. Perfecto!

  83. Christine says...

    THAT ROBE!! I’m in love.

  84. Lexie says...

    I recommend the Kate Somerville exfoliating masks! They’re expensive but WORTH IT!

  85. Danielle says...

    I have used Mary Kay Clarifying Face Mask #2 since I was in high school. I love that stuff. It’s the kind you put on and leave for 10 minutes. I only use it once every few months when my skin feels dry or is flaky or dull. It exfoliates the dry skin and leaves my face glowing and soft, I love it. The only thing I hate is having to find someone that sells Mary Kay once every few years to order more!

  86. Ruthie says...

    I LOVE Glossier’s Moisturizing Moon Mask – it’s the best I’ve ever used AND it’s a great value at $22!

    Also, where did you get the pink robe – I want it!!! :)

    • Caroline Donofrio says...

      Thank you!! It’s from Target a million years ago, so sadly is no longer available. (They always have great robes, though!)

    • Ruthie, I have that robe in M/L and never wear it, would be willing to sell it to you if you’re interested! It’s really cute! I wore it getting ready for my wedding. I’m a size 4 and it’s slightly oversized. Suits size 6-8 better I think. My email is sophi[dot]scarnewman[at]gmail[dot]com.

    • Ruthie says...

      Thanks Caroline – I’ll look! xx

    • Adrienne says...

      Hi Sophi

      I would be interested in purchasing your robe! Please contact me at adriennemarrero[at]gmail[dot]com

      Thanks!

  87. Plain Greek yogurt makes an affordable and awesome mask and leaves skin feeling super smooth and is really gentle on sensitive skin. You can add all kinds of other good stuff in there too…egg whites (high in collagen and vitamin A) to tighten pores and fight aging, lemon juice to brighten skin and lighten scars and spots, Aztec clay to pull out impurities, honey to moisturize, etc.

    • i’m so happy i read your comment! all things i have in my fridge, so i’ll definitely have to try. thank you for this tip!!

      hammyta.wordpress.com

    • Any plain yogurt. Whole fat is most fun to lick the spoon afterwards. Leave it on for a few minutes. It feels so marvelous afterwards and is PERFECT for anyone – but especially if you have sensitive skin (or only want to spend $1).

  88. Mary Ann says...

    I’ve been using the Kiehl’s Rare Earth mask for awhile and it’s dreamy! It calms my skin down after overexposure to wind and grime. Plus, one of those jars lasts forever.

  89. Mmak says...

    I love Tata Harper’s resurfacing mask for the dull/reset days. It really gets skin glowing and is minimally gloopy/messy.

    • I second that. Great mask!

    • Jen says...

      I agree! Love Tata’s mask.

    • Alex says...

      I fourth it! Also like Sisley’s Black Rose Cream Mask especially on planes but unfortunately it’s super pricey.

  90. I got really motivated and bought the “Indian Healing Clay” from Whole Foods. My mask devotion lasted all of one week. However, I have been spritzing my Aster & Bay Rosewater Mist on my face religiously since your face mist post. I suppose my chronologically lazy beauty routine self can only handle one shock to the beauty product system at a time.

  91. I usually take the lazy route and go with an overnight mask (I like the Origins Drink Up one), but that calming mask sounds like just what I need. Picking it up this weekend!

  92. Briana says...

    I love this series when Caroline tests products. I totally use a concealer you recommended! Though I have NEVER been a mask person – you have convinced me to try them! I just ordered two :) Can’t wait for my face to feel as soft as a kitten. Ha!