Face Mask Round-Up

By Melisse Gelula / September 7, 2011

Face Mask Round-Up


You have free reign: Use the appropriate mask as situations present themselves.

Dr. Hauschka Rejuvenating Mask

Its star ingredient, quince seed extract, has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. $52.95, www.drhauschka.com

Éminence Mandarin & Rooibos Masque

This mask is rich in skin-calming zinc, making it the perfect mask for whenever you’re under the weather—literally or figuratively. $52, www.eminenceorganics.com

Pangea Organics Facial Mask

This all-in-one mask is rich with Japanese matcha tea to prevent free radical damage and organic goji berry, which is a good source of beta-carotene. $35, www.pangeaorganics.com

G.M. Collin Bio Organique Energizing Mask

Barbados cherry and apricot aren’t only good topped on ice cream, they’re also fantastic ingredients to put in your skin, thanks to their high antioxidant content. Ecocert-certified. $52, www.gmcollin.com


Clay- and mud-based masks absorb excess oil and sebum, as well as reduce the appearance of break-outs.

WEI East China Clay Herbal Purifying Mask

The finely milled china clay draws out impurities, while black sesame brings back moisture. $30, www.weieast.com

Jurlique Purifying Mask

Ten minutes is all you need to get a re-balanced, refreshed skin. $45, www.jurlique.com

Image Skincare Clear Cell Medicated Acne Masque

The sulphur and peppermint-leaf extract in this salicylic acid-based mask work wonders. Price upon request, www.imageskincare.com

von Natur Chaotic Facial Powder Masque

Try mixing this powder with yogurt instead of water to help heal pimples. The lactic acid and enzymes will prevent your skin from getting irritated. $53, www.vonnatur.com


Reach for a moisturizing mask to quench your parched skin.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Hydration Mask

Organic apple juice has age-defying peptides and vitamin C boosts your skin’s resilience to the elements. $35, www.juicebeauty.com

Juara Avocado Banana Moisture Mask

Balinese beautifying botanicals without the plane ticket. That’s the essence of this cooling avocado butter and banana puree mask, which has a clean, not fruity scent. It’s great for skin exposed to travel, heat, or sun. In other words, Bali. $37, www.juaraskincare.com

Arcona Wine Hydrating Mask

How about a toast to this antioxidant trifecta of grape seed extracts, wine extracts, and resveratrol? It uses borage oil, shea butter, and moisture-drawing hyaluronic acid to help replenish dry, depleted skin and soften fine lines. Salute! $38, www.arcona.com

Skin2Skin Anti-Aging Mask

Give your skin a decidedly intense burst of moisture with white tea, and vitamins C and E. $46, www.skin2skincare.com


Masks that have exfoliating ingredients, such as fruit acids, remove the superficial layer of skin and reveal the younger, fresher-looking one underneath it.

Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask

Contains rosemary, thyme, and lavender essential oils to brighten and lift sullen skin. $44, www.timetospa.com

Natural Magic Royal Pearl Facial Mask

Chinese royalty have been using pearl powder for its ability to lighten and soothe the skin. $35, www.nmecoherbal.com

Korres Wild Rose Instant Brightening & Illuminating Vitamin C Mask

Ever-popular wild rose oil is a skin healer, refiner, and brightener thanks to its fantastic molecular makeup (loads of fatty acids and vitamin C). It gets an assist here from Waltheria indica, a plant that slows sun-spot formation. $29, www.korresusa.com

Aveda Enbrightenment Brightening Intensive Massage Masque

If luminosity is the beacon of healthy-looking skin, Aveda’s herbal blend of scutellaria and mulberry root (plus a squadron of skin-tone smoothers such as glucosamine, brown algae, and vitamin C), help steer skin toward it. $45, www.aveda.com

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