Everybody knows that I am a huge mask fanatic. As I get older, skincare has become more and more important to my daily routine. I used to have a bit of trouble with my skin when I was younger - nothing too intense, but some light acne, oily parts, etc. I've mostly aged out of those skin problems, but I'm still human, and definitely not immune to the occasional blemish or two!
I test out new products all the time, and I love trying different masks. There are so many great brands out there that can basically help with any skin issue. So here, I've rounded up some of my recent favorites from my go-to brands and broken down how each of these can help you!
Bliss Spa has been around for years, but honestly I didn't discover the brand until my move to New York. They offer amazing spa services at their boutique locations, but also sell seriously effective products for a variety of skin issues. My personal favorite from the brand is the Multi-'Face'-eted Anti-Aging Clay Mask. This one is super moisturizing and helps to unclog pores. It's great when you're feeling a little dull or need to do a gentle pore cleaning, as it doesn't dry you out after using. I always feel brighter and lighter after using, and it definitely helps even out my skin tone. I love Bliss products because they seem to be more spa-quality than a lot of other products out there, probably because they come from a team who is well-versed in spa treatments!
No joke, Peter Thomas Roth is one of my absolute favorite skincare brands. All of their products I've tried are absolutely amazing and do exactly what they say. Seriously. The first mask I ever tried from the brand was the Irish Moor Mud mask, and it's a classic for a reason. This mask is dark black, so be careful when applying! It is extremely hydrating, soothing, and detoxifying. It boasts volcanic ash, activated charcoal, and of course, over 9,000 year old Irish Moor Mud that help to cleans and minimize pores and fine lines. I use this one when I'm having some breakouts, and it always helps to minimize the blemishes. It leaves me feeling refreshed, and my skin feeling smooth, so I don't mind the little bit of mess it can make to clean up.
Once I tried the Irish Moor Mask, I was quickly hooked on the brand. The second mask I wanted to try was the Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair mask after hearing amazing things. The mask combines 4 different rose stem cell extracts into one cooling gel that helps tone and brighten skin. This mask is so powerful - I feel so refreshed, smooth, and radiant after I use it! And I always immediately notice a difference in the lines on my face. As an added tip, keep this in the fridge for an even more cooling feeling - perfect for hot summer nights!
Another brand I love for their high-potency products is Skinceuticals. The whole background of this label is that they combine skincare with the research and science behind pharmaceuticals to give you the highest potency and quality products possible. The first mask I tried from the label, who was kind enough to send some products over, was the Clarifying Clay Masque. I love a good clay mask, but a lot of them are drying. The natural clays of this mask help to gently exfoliate, but always keep my skin hydrated. I hate that papery feeling some clay masks leave on your face, and this one definitely does not! Because this helps clear pores, it's also perfect for acne-prone skin.
The final mask in my arsenal is Skinceutical's Phyto Corrective Masque. This is another gel-based mask, similar in texture to the Rose Stem Cell from Peter Thomas Roth. It's cooling and calming - perfect for sensitive skin. I use this one whenever my skin is a little agitated and red, it instantly reduces redness and irritation. I usually pop this mask on in the summer after getting a little too much sun - it's super moisturizing and reduces the immediate redness from sun exposure. Perfect after beach days!
I'm always looking for new products to try, so let me know some of your favorite skincare brands in the comments!