I’m always up for trying a new beauty product, and if you ever pop in to my home, you’ll likely find me wearing a mask. As one does, right? I mean, you’re wearing one right now, too? Yes?
Well, I try and try so many, and here are 5 share-worthy beauty face masks that are in heavy rotation for me, plus read all the way to the bottom to learn about some fun giveaways that POPSUGAR is doing to celebrate their 5th year of curating the Must Have box.
PURIFYING: Derma E makes a wonderful charcoal mask called the Purifying 2-in-1 that is not overly drying. I love a good scrub, and this 2-in-1 does the trick in 5 minutes (or even less) – as soon as it is dry, I rinse it off. Derma E is a wonderful brand overall – California based, all natural and cruelty free. I’m also a huge fan of their Hydrating Day Creme after the mask to balance your skin back out.
BRIGHTENING: GLAMGLOW Flashmud Brightening Treatment. I have used their YOUTHMUD formula before and although I liked the results, holy moly did it burn! I picked up the Brightening mask on a whim at an airport one day (I like GLAMGLOW overall and wanted to try it) and it truly works the first time and has a combo of exfoliating and brightening. The only thing about the Flashmud is that you have to wear it for 20 minutes or so – which is a long time in the life of a mom. I wouldn’t recommend leaving it on for toooooo much longer, either – I’ve done that before and my skin felt a little sensitive.
HYDRATING: Kiehl’s was one of the first brands of skin care I ever purchased and actually could see and feel results. I love going into their shops and just looking around – the apothecary feel of their brand makes me feel like I’m doing something really good for my skin. And, how! Their Calendula & Aloe mask has a prime counter-top spot in my bathroom these days. I use it so often I don’t even put it away. It’s light and smells delightful, and only needs about 5 minutes for some serious hydration without a greasy feel.
SHEET MASK: I received the new Moisture Bomb sheet masks from Garnier to try out and I’ve already purchased another round of the Glow-Boosting formula. At $3.99 per mask, you really can’t beat the price, and the mask is a great fit. They have 4 or 5 different types geared for the benefit you’re seeking. I stuck one of these in my suitcase to keep on hand when I’m traveling.
ALL OF IT: First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask. Bouncy is the right word for this mask – the texture is light and slippery and super easy to wear for the quick 10 minutes it takes to see results. Because it is clear and not sticky or messy, I also slather a little on the tops of my hands (which have taken a major turn for the worse this summer with some serious sun damage UGH!). I received the First Aid Beauty (along with so many other goodies including cookies (aka already gone)) in the August Must Have box from POPSUGAR. You may remember that I’ve shared POPSUGAR’s box before as I’m a lucky select mom writer for them, and I get to try lots of fun new products and brands. The First Aid Beauty mask is one of those products that I am definitely going to buy again in the future.
The August Must Have is a special box because POPSUGAR Must Have turns 5 this month and marks Lisa Sugar’s 5th year in curating her and her team of editors favorite items for you. I’m a big fan of POPSUGAR and the Must Have has always been my favorite box subscription. If you want to try it out for yourself, use the discount code PARTY (expires 8/31) to receive $10 off your FIRST Must Have Box! All current Must Have subscribers are eligible for a chance to win! If you are NOT already a subscriber, you can simply sign up before the end of August for a chance to automatically win a *major* surprise each week from following brands:
Week 1: Limited # of lucky subscribers will win something from Pehr Designs
Week 2: Limited # of lucky subscribers will win something from First Aid Beauty
Week 3: Limited # of lucky subscribers will win something from Kendra Scott
Week 4: Limited # of lucky subscribers subscribers will win something from Tarte cosmetics
Week 5 (8/31): 5 Grand Prize! Limited # of subscribers something from Cambridge Satchel Co + 1 year Must Have