The Best Beauty Masks Tailored to Your Skin Type
By: Natalia Finnis-Smart
Few things are better than winding down after a busy day with a glass of wine, a new series to binge-watch, and a hydrating face mask to cool and soothe your skin.
With so many options available in the beauty market, it can be difficult to find the right mask for your skin type. You want a mask that won’t irritate your skin or cause a breakout, but you need something powerful enough to provide results. To help you on your search for the best beauty mask, we rounded up five options to consider testing and adding to your skincare regimen.
From clay to sheet masks and everything in between, here are the best beauty masks tailored to your skin type:
For Oily Skin
The Tatcha Clarifying Clay Mask ($70) contains powerful ingredients including Okinawa Kucha Clay, Japanese Konjac, and Japanese Volcanic Ash. The mask creates a warm feeling on the face to open pores and extract excess gunk from the skin. The Japanese Konjac serves as a light exfoliator and oil eliminator while Okinawa Kucha Clay smooths the skin.
Best for combination or oily skin
For All Skin Types
With Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5, SkinCeuticals’ Hydrating B5 Mask ($58) provides extra hydration when moisturizer just isn’t enough. It is a gel mask that contains elements of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor to restore its H20 equilibrium. The best part? You can use this on any other dry areas of the body including your neck, chest, hands, knees, elbows, and feet.
Best for all skin types including, dry, normal, oily, and combination along with any acne or aging concerns.
For All Skin Types
Korean Beauty brand Peach & Lily has a mask that can’t steer you wrong. Its Original Glow Sheet Mask ($6) is designed to rejuvenate the skin with antioxidants. Ingredients like mushroom, camelia, ginseng, and soybean extracts help improve the skin’s barrier, ward off free radicals (such as overexposure to the sun and pollution), and lighten blemishes.
Best for all skin types
For Acne-Prone Skin
ZO Skin Health’s Complexion Clearing Masque ($47) by Beverly-Hills dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi MD reduces oil that can lead to acne and breakouts. It also helps increase the skin’s natural moisture levels. Key ingredients sulfur, glycerin, kaolin, and bentonite soak up and draw out excess oil build-up. If you’re not ready to commit to a full mask, this can also be used as a spot treatment for blemishes.
Best for acne-prone skin including concerns with excess oil and clogged pores.
For Irritated Skin
Peter Thomas Roth’s Cucumber Gel Mask ($55) is an “ultra-gentle” mask that provides rich hydration. Comprised of botanical extracts like cucumber, chamomile, papaya, and aloe vera, it helps calm the skin after exposure to the sun, facials, waxing, and more.
Best for sensitive or irritated skin
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