Beauty Buzz proudly presents to you, 6 face masks for happy, beautiful looking skin.
Masks are an additional step to the traditional daily and nightly cleansing routine. When one thinks of masks, we instantly imagine cucumber slices on our eyes, relaxing in a luxurious bathrobe, with a towel wrapped around the head, ideally lounging on some chaise longue.
I don’t know about you, but my life looks nothing like that, who has time to cut those cucumber slices in the first place, I got things to do, products to try and review and articles to write, sheesh!
However, I have learned, over my many years of improving my own beauty rituals, the incredibly effective nature of masks and how they can affect the skin in a variety of beneficial ways.
Masks, in the beginning, when I was a young thing, learning the ways of the skin, were often very drying, as they were clay based for the majority and tended to work best on oily or combination skin.
Today’s variety is so far removed from the drying clay masks of yesteryear, even today’s clay and mud masks have added moisture and hydrating ingredients added to them to give the mask more efficiency in its capacity to deeply clean and reinvigorate the skin.
You will see in my selection that I enjoy a wide variety of different masks as there are so many options available now that you can target different concerns. Some of the masks I will mention will be more traditional, as they are clay based and need to be rinsed off, however some can be worn alone or even added on top of your routine to seal in extra moisture.
Whether you want to extract impurities from your skin or tighten the appearance of your pores or possibly deeply hydrate the fibers of your skin, read on, I have a selection that will no doubt make everyone happy, as there is something here for everyone.
A superstar supermud that will save and brighten you skin!
If you love an invigorating, deep cleansing mask that leaves your skin feeling refreshed and looking super clear and even, I have the perfect solution for you. Glamglow’s Supermud Instant Clearing Treatment Mask is an iconic beauty product that you will love.
From its ingenious key ingredients, like the Activated-X Charcoal that attracts the dirt and impurities lodged inside the pores and the Super Six Acid Blend, a mix of some of the best acids for the skin: Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Tartaric Acid and Pyruvic Acid.
This expertly blended, combination of acids helps to dissolve dead skin cells and helps to improve and soften the texture of the skin and refine the size of pores.
Glamglow’s Supermud Instant Clearing Treatment Mask is easy to use and provides instant results, the skin is clearer, the redness is toned down and the pores are diminished. An exceptional mask that has earned its high praise and cult status, I recently finished my pot and almost wanted to give it a eulogy as it is by far, one of the most effective pore-tightening masks I have yet to try on my skin.
The Glamglow Supermud Instant Clearing Treatment Mask is a super-packed, wonder gem for the face that will help to brighten up your complexion and keep your skin clear and refreshed. Well worth the investment, this mask acts rapidly and doesn’t take more that 10 minutes to take root and once rinsed, the skin is taught and fresh and flawless, giving you a glammed up, glowy version of yourself!
De-stress tired skin with this brightening and hydrating mask
Medicart is a Montreal brand that makes truly high-end, high-performance skincare you can lean on. The Anti-Stress Moisturizing Mask is a discovery I made late last spring and have been enjoying it ever since.
The Anti-Stress Moisturizing Mask is a leave-on treatment, meaning it can replace your routine at night and can be worn directly to bed.
For anyone who likes to keep their skincare routine short, this mask is a dream, apply a generous coat and you’re done.
Personally, I prefer using it as a last occlusive and additional moisture layer, I find it really adds that extra hydration and keeps my skin coated and lubricated during the night, I always wake up with a fresh and glowing complexion whenever I do this.
The Anti-Stress Moisturizing Mask by Medicart is extremely comfortable and soothing once applied on the skin and helps infuse the skin with moisture from the incredible ingredients it has such as Squalane, Glycerin and multiple extracts such as Apple, Jasmine, Lavender and Raspberry.
De-stress that exhausted skin and replenish its batteries, you will love how glowy you look when you use this amazing mask!
A black liquid mask to peel off any impurities
The boscia Luminizing Black Mask is a unique, vinyl-like, peel-off mask that quickly, deep cleans the skin as it pulls all dirt and impurities to the surface and grips it to the under-surface of the mask.
The boscia Luminizing Black Mask is an experience, it goes on like black, liquid glass on the skin and proceeds to dry over a period of 10 minutes. The center of the face takes a little longer to dry from my experience, you likely can keep the layer thinner in that region.
The boscia Luminizing Black Mask does also mattify the skin and gives the skin a bright and clear appearance, this is a great mask for oilier skins and combination skins; as it does remove some of the excess oils from the surface of the skin.
As a peel-off mask, the Luminizing Black Mask by boscia is fun to remove as you literally peel it off your skin, I used a damp washcloth to remove the fringe remnants on my skin after I had peeled the boscia Luminizing Black Mask off my face.
I find that the boscia Luminizing Black Mask is a quick and easy solution for oilier and combination skins that want a fast solution to deep cleanse their skin, plus the black, glass-like appearance of the mask makes for an excellent selfie to post on social media!
A green tub to sooth and remedy the skin
Pixi makes some of the cutest products I have yet to see. The Milky Remedy Mask by Pixi is adorable, it comes in this pretty, apple-green tub that has a little spatula attached on the side of it to scoop out the product once opened, to access the product and apply it to the face.
The mask applies as a white gel that becomes more translucent on the skin. The mask is designed to be applied generously on the face and washed off after approximately 10 minutes. During this time, you will feel a cooling and minty sensation on the skin, which is very refreshing.
Once rinsed off, the mask leaves a light film of hydration on the skin that you can enhance further with your nightly routine to lock in extra hydration into your soothed and relaxed skin.
The Milky Remedy Mask by Pixi adds great hydration and leaves the skin feeling moisturized, some may want to trim their night routine as the skin has a deeply hydrated feel.
The Milky Remedy Mask is a treat for the skin, I really enjoyed the sensation and the experience, the playful nature of the product itself and the result on my skin, a great, green tub to refresh your mug and soothe your skin.
A purple tube that hydrates deeply and can exfoliate your skin
The Feed Your Soul Love U A Latte Coffee Glow Mask by Florence by Mills was an unexpected, hydrating treat that doubles as a physical exfoliant in a pinch. I followed the simple instructions and was tremendously impressed by how much I loved the appearance of my skin after rinsing the product off; my skin was positively beaming and glowing afterwards.
The Feed Your Soul Love U A Latte Coffee Glow Mask by Florence by Mills promised me hydrated and glowing skin , it did not disappoint in the least!
This Glycerin based mask is instantly warming and hydrating on the skin, the scent of the coffee and the crushed coffee beans add a sense of dessert and luxury to the mask experience. I left the Feed Your Soul Love U A Latte Coffee Glow Mask by Florence by Mills on my face for 10 minutes.
Adding water and moving the product circularly on the skin, instantly emulsifies the mask and the product rinses off, gently pulling off any dead cells on the skin, that the coffee beans remove.
The Feed Your Soul Love U A Latte Coffee Glow Mask by Florence by Mills is enriched with Glycolic Acid, a wonderful ingredient for clearing the skin and working to deeply clean the pores of the skin and refine the skin’s texture, targeting wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, discolorations and pores.
The Feed Your Soul Love U A Latte Coffee Glow Mask by Florence by Mills also features Salicylic Acid, known for its deep cleansing and disinfecting properties, which is excellent for blemishes. This great mask also has one of my favorite ingredients to help hydrate and plump up the skin instantly, Hyaluronic Acid; thrown in the mix to help attract more water to your skin, as the excellent humectant it is.
The Feed Your Soul Love U A Latte Coffee Glow Mask by Florence by Mills comes in a super cute purple tube, making it easy to use and adorable, the fact that you can use it 2 ways or even combined is excellent and innovative, I also love that this product is vegan and cruelty-free.
A rose infused hydrating jelly your skin will love
The Hydrating Mask Infused of Rose Petals by Watier is a delicate, gentle jelly mask that is infused with rose petals, rose water, jasmine and daffodil extracts as well. This wonderfully fragrant combination creates a gentle, floral and calming experience for the skin.
The Hydrating Mask Infused of Rose Petals by Watier, comes in a lovely transparent jar with a lovely white, screw-on lid; its simple design and elegance are clearly inspired by the South Korean beauty products that this collection pays tribute to.
The Hydrating Mask Infused of Rose Petals by Watier is also a great product because it can be a leave-on mask, making it very simple to apply on skin, either after your nighttime cleanser or as a last step, on top of your nightly routine, for an overnight mask experience.
To be honest, I enjoyed this product much more than I even thought I would, the smell of rose is soft and subtle, I did not find it overpowering, nor irritating on my skin.
The consistency of the Hydrating Mask Infused of Rose Petals by Watier is very easy to wear on the skin, as the jelly is instantly moisturizing for the skin and brings comfort with its application.
A great mask for anyone seeking to lock in a little extra moisture, this will be a lifesaver come next winter!
Final thoughts on face masks
I hope this selection of widely different face masks is useful to you and helps to guide you to an incredibly beneficial step in any skin care routine.
Always remember that you can stick to the types of masks that best suit your skin, if you need moisture, listen to what your skin is telling you, other times it may beg you to unclog it, especially if you’ve used thick sunscreens or foundations or heavier oils on the face.
This is one of the things I have always found most fascinating about my skin, is that its needs are ever-changing. Depending on the weather, my stress levels, my food intake, sleep, or lack thereof; all these different factors can greatly impact the quality and appearance of my skin.
Because of this, I have tried so many different products over the years, I have learned to listen and cater to the whims of my skin. In doing so I have negated the bad choices of my youth where I smoked, drank alcohol, and burned the candle at both ends.
Masks are an extra step that can completely change and upgrade your skincare routine, I recommend giving a mask a try, you may find a new way to pamper yourself and make your skin a little happier.
If you’re curious about moisturizers to combine with these masks, look here.
Until next time , stay beautiful!
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