I’ve written a few posts about face masks on the blog in the past. I mentioned Oskia’s face mask here, Shisheido’s Retinol Face Masks here, and four other face masks here. Today I’m here to do a round up of my current favorite face masks. I’m sure this will be an ever-evolving list, but for now these are my top favorites. This is not a post to make you think you need to go spend hundreds of dollars on face masks. I’ve slowly purchased and sampled these face masks over a long period of time and thought it might be helpful if you’re looking for something specific for your skin. I’m hoping that my opinion and experiences can sway you towards or away from something you might need or need to avoid. I’m 33 years old and often told how great I look for my age or people mistake me to be younger than I am. I believe sunscreen, taking my skincare seriously, and face masking has helped me with this. Hopefully, you can find something here that you’ll love too. 🙂
Sarah Chapman Skinesis 3D Moisture Infusion. This face mask might be a holy grail beauty product for me. I tend not to label anything holy grail, but my face looked so amazing after I did this mask. It looked plumped, fresher, smoother, moisturized, revitalized, glowy, and healthy after one use. Fine lines diminished and I feel like I looked younger afterwards. It has hyaluronic acid and rosewater along with a bunch of other great ingredients that help alleviate redness, hydrate, and plump the skin. If I could afford to do this face mask every single day I would, but they’re super expensive so I save doing one of these before a special event or a date night. I apply the mask to a clean and dry face, let it sit for 10-15 minutes, peel it off and massage the remaining serum into the skin on my face and neck. You can also take the leftover mask and apply it to areas like your décolletage, and the backs of your hands. Follow your normal skincare routine afterwards. I have to say that I love that this sheet mask has little flaps near the eye holes that you can use for your eye area. I love this feature because most other sheet masks just have a hole and don’t target your eye area too. This is a mask that’s better to sit still with it on especially if you’re using the eye flap feature.
Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask. This is a cream mask formulated with a number of anti-aging ingredients to provide the skin with a youthful and energized look. It’s revitalizing, softening and hydrating. It smooths the skin, fights free radicals, protects, soothes and repairs. After I use this, my skin is brighter, younger, plumper, and more hydrated looking. To use: apply the product in a thick layer on your face and neck, carefully avoiding the eye area. Leave on your skin for 10-15 minutes, then tissue off the excess with a clean cloth, tissue, or cotton oval (or round). I personally like to tissue it off with a cotton oval. Follow your normal skincare routine afterwards.
Sisley Paris Express Flower Gel Mask. I have to use the Nordstrom description for this mask because it’s just done so well and true. This is is a fresh, moisturizing and toning cream-gel mask specifically designed for dehydrated, sagging or tired-looking skin. Its exceptional concentration of moisturizing active ingredients regenerates, hydrates, tones and removes traces of fatigue and stress from your skin, all while smoothing your features and evening tone in just three minutes. Skin is left softer and silkier. What I love about this mask is that it can be used around the eye area too. So I slather this stuff on all over my clean face, eye area, and neck. Let it sit for 3 minutes, blot of any excess with a tissue and then follow my normal skincare routine. There is usually not much to be blotted off and my skin instantly looks more awake, hydrated, plumped, and younger. I love using this in the morning if I didn’t get enough sleep or if my skin looks sad from an unhealthy meal for dinner the night before. I have a feeling this face mask will be one of my best friends once baby arrives. It’s no fuss, mess free, and only 3 minutes.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Mask. This is another one with hyaluronic acid in it. It moisturizes the skin around the eye area and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I like to keep this package of eye masks in the fridge so they’re cool and refreshing when I take a mask out for use. It feels great to have something cold on my eye area and it’s wonderful that it’s helping moisturize and smooth the skin too. Simply place under your eye area for 20 minutes, remove, and pat in any excess product around your eyes very gently using your ring finger. I have to say this is a great one because crows feet are definitely the first place I’ve noticed wrinkles creep up on my face as I age. So I think it’s very important to keep eye masks in your skincare routine and not forget about that delicate area of your face.
I wrote about the Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask and the Tata Harper Moisturizing Mask on my blog before here, but I couldn’t skip over them in my favorites list. Both of these masks are absolutely beautiful and work wonderfully. The Resurfacing Mask leaves your skin plumped and glowing and the Moisturizing Mask is wonderful for people with dry skin and makes your skin stay fully hydrated and feel hydrated as well. In other words, skin feels and looks hydrated. Read more about my experience with these two masks by clicking here.
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask. This face mask is another one that makes you feel like a younger person after finishing it. Skin looks so luminous and hydrated after one use and will make you feel more confident in your natural skin again. If you’re brave you might even do one of these on a long flight and land with wonderful skin. I used one of these on a flight to Antigua and my mother-in-law commented when she picked us up at the airport that my skin looked so pretty. I had to confess to her that I did a face mask on the plane ride down to give me that luminous glow! It was nice to hear that someone noticed it. 🙂 To use, gently place the sheet mask on your face for 5-15 minutes ( I do 15), peel off, and massage/pat in any excess product into your face/neck/décolletage/back of your hands. I noticed that sometimes this mask can pill under makeup so you want to make sure it’s fully patted into your skin and dry before you start applying a makeup look.
Please note that I do not have every one of these face masks photographed because I can’t afford to have every one in stock in my beauty cabinet at once. The ones missing from the photo are both Tata Masks and the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask. I will need to replenish these when I have the funds. What are some of your favorite face masks?