Who doesn’t love a good face mask on a Sunday evening to unwind from a long week? But masking is a lot more than a self-care ritual. Face masks offer a way for us to target specific skin concerns with high concentrations of active ingredients. Because masks are typically rich in powerful actives, it’s important to choose the right one for your skin type and concerns. Luckily, we have something for everyone. Let’s break down each of the face masks Paris Laundry carries and determine which one is right for you.
The Dry Skin Savior: Josh Rosebrook Advanced Hydration Mask
The Advanced Hydration Mask is perfect for those of us with dry skin and a damaged skin barrier. Indian Senna Seed extract mimics hyaluronic acid, which improves water retention and overall hydration. Aloe vera soothes tight, flakey skin. Rich plain oils deliver much needed antioxidants to dry skin, and Blue Tansy essential oil gives the mask its gorgeous blue color. Think of it as a tall drink of water in skincare form. Unlike many other masks, this one can be used daily. Any time your skin is feeling tight and dull, apply the mask to damp skin and relax for about 30 minutes before wiping it off with a clean, dry cloth.
The Pore Purifier: Mukti Deep Cleanse Antioxidant Mask
Those of us with an oilier skin type often battle clogged pores and congestion that can lead to breakouts. Clay masks are amazing options for skin that needs a little extra help to unclog pores, stabilize oil production, and draw out impurities from the skin. The Deep Cleanse Antioxidant Mask features kaolin clay, an extremely gentle, yet highly effective ingredient that will eliminate any dirt and oil buildup. However, unlike other clays, kaolin won’t strip your skin of any necessary moisture. For those of you with dry skin, don’t be afraid of a clay mask. While some are drying, the Deep Cleanse Mask’s first ingredient is aloe vera juice, and kaolin clay is dry skin friendly, so it won’t strip your skin. Anyone with congestion can benefit from a clay mask; if your skin is drier, just make sure to follow up with a hydrating serum and moisturizer. Clay masks are powerful skin purifiers, so we recommend using this one about one to two times per week. Apply it to clean, dry skin and allow it to sit for 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off. Follow up with your normal skincare routine.
Superfoods to the Rescue: Ayuna Balm [K] Potassium Mineral Mask
Each and every skin type will benefit from the Ayuna Balm [K]. We like to refer to the Potassium Mineral Mask as a superfood smoothie for your face. The base of this mask is kaolin clay, making it sensitive skin friendly. Potassium-rich broccoli sprouts will leave your skin smooth while Tasmanian Pepper extract improves congestion and redness. If you’re looking to visibly shrink your pores, even tone and texture, and deep clean your skin without the tight, dry feeling, look no further. Use Balm [K] twice per week for about 20 minutes for the best results.
The Glass Skin Hero: Agent Nateur Holi(Bright) Resurfacing Glass Face Mask
Its name says it all. The Resurfacing Glass Face Mask really does leave your skin with a glass-like finish. Packed with Vitamin C and Lactic Acid, this mask is perfect for those of you that need to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. Paired with French-silk peptides, aloe vera juice, and hyaluronic acid, this mask is a dry skin girl’s dream. The Glass Face Mask is also ideal for mature skin because its vitamin-rich formula helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This multi-tasking treatment eliminates the need for many other masks because it truly does it all. The highly concentrated formula will deliver almost immediate results that you can see and feel. If you can’t already tell, we’re big fans of this one. Since this mask is a chemical exfoliant, it is possible to overuse it. Twice per week will have you well on your way to glowing skin.
The “I Slept for Eight Hours” Mask: 24K Gold Collagen Eye Masks
The skin around our eyes is the most delicate on our face, so sometimes our under eyes needs a little extra attention. Enter the 24K Gold Collagen Eye Masks. Their beautiful gold color comes from real, nano-active gold, which works to slow collagen depletion. Although we all can benefit from a little anti-aging in our routine, plant collagen makes these eye masks a mature skin dream. If you’re anything like me and, no matter how much sleep you get, you still wake up with puffy eyes, these eye masks are your solution. For a spa-like treatment at home, try applying a face mask of your choice, and applying the Collagen Eye Masks at the same time for an all over skincare experience.