The 27 Best Face Masks of All Time

Face masks have become the foundation of any luxurious skin care routine. No matter how tired, stressed, broken-out, or dehydrated your skin may be, there’s a face mask out there to actually help it recover and return your natural glow. But with more ways to apply them than ever before—sheet, mud, gel, peel-off—and tons of clean options, it can be hard to determine which facial mask is right for your skin. We did the homework for you, rounding up the best masks for every skin type, so you’ll find your new favorite (or two, or three). Here are 27 essential face masks for your next spa night:


1. Hanacure All-in-One Facial

You’ve no doubt seen this mask all over Instagram. Famous for dramatically tightening and lifting skin, Hanacure’s facial mask delivers results you can see and feel right away.


2. Supreme Seed

At long last, a detoxifying clay mask that’s gentle enough for all skin types—seriously. Use it once per week on clogged pores if your skin’s sensitive or dry, or all over if you want to target excess oil and congestion.

3. Kale Vitamin B Fresh Pressed Face Mask Sheet

It’s actually shocking how bright, plump, and glowy skin looks after letting this cutesy, under-$5 sheet mask work its magic.

4. Clean Greens Face Mask

We love a skin-clearing facial mask with a simple and clean formula, mostly because you’ll be able to tell fast which ingredients are working for you—since it only uses marshmallow root extract and mango juice, spirulina, and chlorella powders.


5. Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask

With both anti-aging and moisturizing ingredients, this creamy overnight mask helps give skin a dewier, healthier appearance while you sleep. Think of it like a nighttime moisturizer on steroids.

6. Hydrogel Imprinting Mask

These hydrogel masks are packed with the one-two hydrating punch of hyaluronic acid and glycerin, which help create the perfect environment for the brand’s signature anti-aging ingredient, epidermal growth factor (EGF). With continued use, skin will look and feel firmer, bouncier, and all-around more youthful.


7. Cold Plunge Pore Mask

Inspired by Scandinavian cold-water plunges, this turquoise (!) clay mask deep-cleans pores and gently exfoliates with lactic acid and salicylic acid. Meanwhile, eucalyptus, alpine willow herb, and snow lotus soothe skin and provide an addictive cooling sensation.


8. Look Alive Hydrating Plumping Face Mask

Great for when skin needs an instant hydration boost, this soothing gel mask has aloe vera to refresh skin on contact and rosehip seed oil for added anti-aging benefits.


9. Blue Tansy Fruit Enzyme Resurfacing Clarity Mask

Clean beauty lovers hoard this mask for its skin-clearing properties and refreshing jelly texture.


10. Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer

The PSL-esque scent is addictive, as is the gentle exfoliation courtesy of pumpkin enzymes and alpha and beta hydroxy acids.

11. Hydro Cool Brightening Face Mask

These cooling hydrogel masks are a must for any carry-on. On the plane, they moisturize without making a mess; once you reach your destination, they calm travel-ridden skin.

12. Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask

This three-in-one mask deep-cleans pores, softens skin, and reveals a serious glow.


13. The Problem Solver

This self-warming, powder-to-mousse formula is infused with charcoal and turmeric to draw out impurities from pores like a magnet and leave skin glowing and fresh.

14. Indian Healing Clay

If your pores need a serious detox, consider this budget buy. Mix the 100% calcium bentonite clay mask with water or, better yet, apple cider vinegar, to get rid of oil, dirt, and impurities.


15. Black Rose Cream Mask

This is the reason celebs skin looks so good on the red carpet. A secret staple in every makeup artist’s bag, the coddling, ultra-luxe cream plumps and brightens skin in minutes (and can just be wiped off, not rinsed) before moving on to makeup.

16. Velvet Sleeping Mask

This calming mask is the answer to any dry-skin sufferer’s dreams. It works overtime while you sleep to hydrate and restore damage, and can also be used for a 10-minute masking session if you need a quick fix.


17. T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

This intense exfoliating mask uses acids to dissolve any dead skin cells and reveal softer, brighter, baby-smooth skin (hence the name).

18. SUPERMUD Activated Charcoal Treatment

The clay mask that could be credited with starting out modern masking craze, this tingling mud formula sucks every atom of gunk out of your pores. It’s ideal for those prone to blackheads and oily t-zones.

19. Facial Treatment Mask

It’s the gold standard in sheet masks for a reason: nothing makes your skin look glowier, quicker.

20. Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

A jelly, super-hydrating face mask that smells like Jolly Ranchers. It’s impossible not to smile while smearing it on.


21. Water Sleeping Mask

Slather this on before bed and you’ll wake up with skin so hydrated, plump, and dewy you’ll be tempted to skip moisturizer.

22. Turmeric 2-in-1 Brightening & Exfoliating Mask

Some sheet masks clear pores, others brighten, and some gently exfoliate. This mask by Miranda Kerr does all three, all while using only clean, organic, and green ingredients like turmeric.


23. Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask

This anti-aging sheet mask plumps fine lines right away, but the retinol will smooth and brighten skin over time.


24. Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask

This mask claims to boost skin’s hydration by up to 200 percent in just 15 minutes. In our own non-scientific studies at-home, we think it’s more like a billion percent (we couldn’t believe just how fabulously dewy we were).

This all-natural exfoliating mask can burn and tingle a bit, so it’s not ideal for sensitive skin. But if you can take the heat, you’ll emerge with skin brighter, softer, smoother than you ever thought possible outside of a spa.

26. Detox & Brighten Clay Mask

You won’t find a more efficient clay mask for tackling congested or dull skin at a better price (used once a week, the jar lasts basically a year).


27. Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask

Imagine all the skin-regenerating and plumping goodness of the ANR serum, packed into an easy-to-use sheet mask. Then imagine that sheet mask with a silver foil backing, so that every drop of the serum goes right into your skin and doesn’t evaporate into the air. That’s the genius of this mask.

Culled from HarpersBazaar