The 5 Best Face Masks Right Now (and When to Use Them)

We'd be lying if we said we're not just as lost as you in the wide world of face masks.

Not only are there sheet masks, exfoliating masks, mud masks, cream masks and gel masks, but what about all the varying plants, seeds and other natural ingredients that make up these bad boys? And with so many different beauty brands coming up with new masks on the reg, how do you know which ones to use?


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We recently got our hands (er… faces) on some of the latest face masks on the market, and we're here to give you the lowdown on which ones we're digging most—and when to use them. Keep reading to find out.

1. When You're in a Big Hurry: Skin Inc. Oxy Recharge Bubble Mask ($55)

This mask sounds too good to be true, but hey, we tried it and can tell you it lives up to the hype. This handy product promises to give you facial peel-like results in one minuteThe instructions say to "apply a thick layer of the mask on clean, dry skin and let it sit for 20-30 seconds, allowing the microbubbles to form and cleanse the pores." 

Then, after gently massaging the mask on your skin in a circular motion, you'll see dead skin rise to the top in tiny particles. Once rinsed, you'll have significantly smoother skin just like that. Crazy, huh?

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2. When You Need to Exfoliate: GLAMGLOW YOUTHMUD Tinglexfoliate Treatment ($59)

When it comes to exfoliation, you know we're all about the Dermaflash dermaplane tool. But if you want some nutrients thrown into the mix while you get rid of that nasty dead skin, we highly recommend this GLAMGLOW mask, which not only smells like heaven (green tea leaf!), but also contains a slew of natural ingredients—including mud from France's Mediterranean Sea—that will improve the appearance of your skin in just one use

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3. When You Need to Hydrate: Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask ($38)

Matcha is all the rage at our fave coffee shops, but did you know it's also a useful ingredient for your skin? It reduces oil, brightens and rejuvenates your skin. And this mask adds jojoba seed, which provides the moisture you need to create that soft, baby-like feeling on the face. Boscia just released this brand-new mask and we tried it first at their big launch event in Hollywood this week.

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4. When You Have a Major Event: CO2Lift Treatment Mask ($85)

This one-time-use mask is for extra special occasions. Is it graduation? A pal's Bat Mitzvah? An important birthday? Applying this on the morning of the event will ensure you've got that shimmery glow when you set foot into wherever you go. You can apply it everywhere on your face and hands for a pain-free, redness-free, facial-like experience.

5. When You're Feelin' Fancy: Bella Schneider Beauty Carats of Gold Face Mask ($65)

Perfect for your next slumber party, or when you and mom want to do an at-home facial day, this mask really does give you that shimmery glow, thanks to colloidal gold that helps regenerate and restore skin. Even if it's just for the 20 minutes you have it on your face, you're going to feel like a million bucks! And guess what? Your skin will be a heck of a lot smoother once it comes off.


Now that you have a little bit of guidance above, click HERE for skincare product rules you need to follow in order to see results!