The 4 Best Clean Face Masks—By Skin Type
Incredible skin involves everyday commitment and routine, and it pays off stealthily but significantly. Masks might seem to be more about short-term gains (glow, smoothness, hydration, breakout-calming), but they actually also pay off in the long game.
Not that masks aren’t brilliant solutions to more momentary issues from nerves and exhaustion to itchy-dry skin and sudden breakouts. Either way, keep them (and we say them because masks are the one element in your skin care routine that it’s okay to switch up) on hand and your skin will be the better for it.
Stick to clean masks, since many conventional ones rely on everything from plastics and silicones to hormone disruptors and known skin irritants to “treat” skin. Without all the fillers and artificial fragrances, clean, nontoxic versions can be more powerful, too. Case in point: these clean, totally nontoxic and wildly effective all-stars:
for dry skin
For dewy, glowy,Tammy Fender
ultra-hydrated, healthy skin
Restorative Radiance Masque goop, $235
You think of clay as drying, but this soothing rosewater/pink-clay concoction is ultra-moisturizing. It feels incredible going on, and your skin is left dewy and totally hydrated. Somehow detoxifying and totally moisturizing all at once—this is, like her and her spa, heaven.
for oily skin
balanced, even-toned skin
The Problem Solver Correcting Masque goop, $100
It starts out as a powder (a blend of raw cacao, bamboo charcoal, soil nutrients, and spices), only releasing its potent elements once mixed with water. The resulting mousse is designed to help soothe breakouts. Use Lindstrom’s facial treatment bowl and brush to mix the paste.
for combination skin
For soothed, refreshed skinHerbivore Botanicals
Blue Tansy Resurfacing Mask goop, $48
Clarify and calm skin with this gently exfoliating mask. Blue tansy oil soothes; aloe leaf unclogs pores; and natural alpha-hydroxy and salicylic acids plus fruit enzymes gently resurface skin to leave it clear, smooth, soft, and refreshed.
FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
For glowy, smooth,goop by Juice Beauty
Instant Facial goop, $42 – $125
The Exfoliating Instant Facial instantly brightens and softens skin to reveal a glowing, smoother-looking complexion. Natural alpha and beta hydroxy acids sweep away dead skin cells; plant-based cellulose beads exfoliate further, while releasing soothing vitamin B5, leaving skin supple, soft, and utterly revitalized. The Exfoliating Instant Facial is formulated with USDA-certified organic ingredients and contains approximately 86 percent total organic content.
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