Skincare: Face Masks Worth Trying Right Now

Today on the Salty Collective, Melissa talks about face masks worth trying for your self care during quarantine

Hi guys! I hope everyone doing well among all the quarantining. I figured it’s about time we talk about some masks. And no, not the sheet masks but actual masks. I’ll say quickly that I used to just buy the bulk sheet masks on amazon (Face Shop, Innisfree, Skin Food, etc.)  Maybe that’s something I’ll dive in to for a future post (let me know in the comments if this is something you want me to deep dive on!)

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The following three masks are from different price points and are utilized in three different ways.  I think it’s great how skincare is evolving and becoming more user friendly for those who don’t want to invest as much time.  Sleeping masks, quick masks, shit I mean, sheet masks (try saying shit and sheet over and over… kinda funny), make it great for quick self care routines even when you don’t feel like investing that much time.  But in all honesty, 10-15 min is super quick and it’s really surprising how in those 10-15 mins you start to relax and wind down.  Also when you take off your mask – your face is like – BAM! Who is she!?

Here is my top face masks you must try RIGHT NOW:
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Laniege Water Sleeping Mask ($25)
I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with this mask.  The price point is great and Laniege has really established itself as a great K-Beauty brand that comes at an affordable price point.  AND the packaging is super cute and simple. Fun fact, Olympic Gold Medalist Chloe Kim is an ambassador for this brand, so it’s obviously worth it. 

I like to use this mask when my face feels THIRSTY. it’s super hydrating and gives your thirsty ass skin a reboot in the morning.  I love it’s gel like texture, smell and the fact that it’s quick and simple is great too.  I mean I wash my face, throw toner and some serums on, and then put on a decent layer of Laniege face mask on my face and just pass out.  It’s that easy! 

What’s great is that it’s highly concentrated with hydro ionized mineral water which obviously helps with not only dryness but dullness, fine lines and wrinkles.  Why?  Because that shit is plumping up your skin.  Oh, and when I mentioned the smell, you can thank the Calming Sleepscent™ that’s infused with orange flower, rose, and sandalwood that helps relax and comfort you and your skin.  While the apricot and primrose extracts work to help that dullness. Wash it off in the morning and helloooooo quenched skin.

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Summer Fridays R + R Mask  ($52)
Summer Fridays became really popular with it’s first beauty product – the Jet Lag Mask.  Shortly after that release other face masks but among them, they developed two additional face masks and this R + R mask was one of those products.  This mask isn’t as quick and easy as a sleeping mask, but it takes about 10 min and is pretty much dual purpose where it exfoliates and hydrates at the same time.  When I say exfoliate, it’s almost like a scrub that helps buff the skin to help brighten and then it pumps in a mix of restorative natural oils.  It comes in a tube, for some reason Summer Fridays likes the tube packaging for their products.  I’m not a big fan of tube packaging, but it is less bulky and helps the recycling process. 

You essentially squeeze an amount on to your fingers, lather it on your skin and scrub in circular motions and then let it sit for about 10 min.  It’s got a rich texture and almost feels like vaseline, but don’t worry, this is good for all types of skin. This smell is lovely, you can thank the delicately ground wild rose powder that gets rid of those dead skin cells.  While it’s sitting on your skin there’s Vitamin C, argan, ,safflower, sesame, avocado, and grape seed oils to help nurture and soothe yo skin.  When my 10 mins is up, I like to use a warm face towel to help the mask sink in and then remove.  You feel like you’re in some fancy ass spa because of the lovely smell.

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Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask ($68)
Unlike the other two face masks, this one is your standard rinse off mask and will make you look like a purple pumpkin eater. Why you ask?  Because it’s packed with Japanese beauty-berry which is a super fruit that’s rich in antioxidants that’s been found to stabilize vitamin C and helps maximize it’s effectiveness.  It’s also got two types of vitamin C, one that’s water-soluble and absorbs quickly for an immediate glow and another that’s oil-soluble that stays in your skin longer to help protect from UV damage for a brighter, more even-toned appearance over time.  Lastly, it has a gentle 10 percent AHA complex comprised of seven fruits to hep remove debris and build up of dead skin cells to help with skin texture and the natural production of said skin cells.  And to top it all off, it’s got Tatcha’s signature trio of anti-aging superfoods–green tea, rice, and algae–that makes this mask great for your tired, dull, uneven (even even) skin 🙂  

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Chantecaille Jasmine & Lily Healing Mask ($89)
I’m obviously going to round this post out with a Chantecaille product.  I’m sure at this point you’re thinking, she cray and is obviously a Chantecaills pusher. But I swear, I will wean myself off of this well at least off of pushing this brand – I SWEAR! 

With that being said, this mask is dual purpose.  It can be a rinse off mask but also can be a sleep mask, which is great for when I want to invest the time or just sleep and not worry about it.  In true Chantecaile fashion, it’s got a ton of natural products that help soothe and calm your skin.  Lily bulb (hence lily in the name) to help soften and moisturize and jasmine, narcissus, and mimosa flower waxes that are emollient and help soften your skin.  In addition, it’s got macadamia and evening primrose oil to help with moisturize and nourish your skin.  Hellooooooooo to baby soft, plump, hydrated skin!  And of course, it’s got a base of pure rosewater.

Let this mask sink in and wipe off with a warm face towel.  I even like to do this when I remove it in the morning, I feel like it helps open up my pores and skin. As previously mentioned, take the time to get to know your skin beauties.  You’ll thank yourself for it 🙂  

That’s all the face masks I recommend (for now)! What are your favorite? Have you tried any of these? Let me know your favorite in the comments!

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