If you told me last year that I would be obsessed with watching people test skin products on Instagram, I would’ve thought you were crazy. Who has time for that? Well, it turns out that I do – and I’m not alone. The craze has gotten so massive that it has spawned its very own “skintertainment” hashtag, with millions of people tuning in to see the before-and-after effects of bubble masks and blood-red chemical peels that make you look like the monster in a B-movie.
While we tend to don whatever mask is nearby and hope that it does something nice for the skin, we’d certainly get a lot more mileage out of our beauty regimens if we invested more attention into what we’re putting on our faces, and less on watching what others put on theirs. With the dry winter months approaching and your free time slipping away because of a busy holiday schedule, you’ll need products that can do a lot in a short amount of time. Enter: masks that multitask and where to buy them, conveniently packaged for you in the gallery below.
It’s always a good idea to have this perennial favorite stocked because it does so much! You can use it as a daily cleanser, a purifying mask, or even a spot treatment. Not only does it clarify and detox skin, but it also reduces inflammation and balances over-productive oil glands.
If you love products that you can really feel working, you’ll love the tickly fizz of this carbonated, foaming mask. However, it’s not enough for a mask to merely feel good – it has to deliver results. This one pumps the skin full of oxygen, cleanses, detoxes, and leaves a subtly delightful tingle.
A celebrity-loved treatment that softens and brightens dull skin, resurfaces your complexion, and leaves you with a JLo glow? Sign us up!
Although this mask is gentle enough for every skin type, it delivers a huge dose of hydration, brightens, calms redness, and evens complexion. Oh, and did we mention it does all of this while you sleep?
Even if you’re running on fumes, it’s easy to fake the bright-eyed, bushy-tailed look with the help of these potent eye masks. Made using dragon’s blood from the Croton Lechleri tree, these individually applied masks lift and smooth the skin, while hyaluronic acid plumps up fine lines and boosts hydration.
If you want to cop Chrissy Teigen’s glow, try these incredibly powerful and effective sheet masks, which she actually wears in-flight to keep that stale cabin air from seeping into her pores. As a luxurious “reviving” mask, this one helps with skin discoloration, dark spots, rough texture, and more.
Whether you have spent too much time in the sun, are afflicted with rosacea, or simply overdid it with an irritating face product, this incredible mask will calm your troubled skin and promises to deliver “baby smooth” results in ten minutes or less.
As the name of the product suggests, this miracle worker does a little bit of everything, from correcting signs of aging to hydrating and shrinking pores.
If you have sensitive skin, skip this product as it’s really strong. Packed with Azelaic and lactic acid, this mask deeply exfoliates dead layers of skin for a faster cell turnover. Even skin buffs shouldn’t use this more than once in one to two weeks.
Firm, glowing, and smooth skin can easily be achieved overnight with the help of this luxurious mask. Women who used the mask five times a week before bed reported a reduction in fine lines, and more hydrated and firmer skin in less than a month.