Music mogul Diddy has long been a fan of hydrating masks, while celebrities including Justin Bieber swear by their detoxifying and exfoliating properties. Beauty products are a modern man’s best friend, and face masks deserve a place in any skincare regimen.
For those who have already ditched their moisturizers and transitioned to an oil-based routine, great. But skincare is far from a one solution issue. To take it to the next level, facial masks are a necessary addition to your bathroom rotation.
What’s important to remember, though, is that not all face masks are created equal, so we’re here to help. Below, we’ve handpicked some of the best products available online, collected with budget, purpose, and skin type in mind, whether you’re looking to fight dryness or deep cleanse.
Keep scrolling for a look at the best face masks your routine is missing.
This Works Morning Expert Vitamin C Power Mask
It’s no secret that skin needs a boost in the morning. This Works’ morning mask will kickstart a day with some much-needed Vitamin C, which helps to brighten the face while improving clarity and cleansing with sweet almond oil.
Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque
There’s a reason charcoal masks seem to be inescapable right now. Charcoal helps unclog the pores, removing the city’s nasty pollutants from the skin. A charcoal-based mask is ideal for those struggling with oily skin, acne, and blackheads.
The Wolf Project Hydrating Face Mask
Those with dry skin or living in dry climates should definitely invest in a hydrating face mask. The Wolf Project’s lightweight mask sheet is all about moisture and comes with a super-hydrating serum that deeply penetrates the skin, without leaving your face feeling sticky.
111Skin CO2 Crystallising Energy Mask
Ideal for tired-looking skin, 111SKIN’s mask features crystallization technology, which produces carbonic acid and pushes CO2 into the skin to improve collagen and elastin production. In simpler words, it’s good for your face.
Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Heat Mask
Those who can’t afford a trip to a Hungarian spa can settle on Peter Thomas Roth’s thermal water mask. Inspired by the thermal waters of the Hungarian spa owned by Roth’s grandparents, the mask packs water-activated heat which nourishes and restores, helping to open pores while reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.
Pixi T-Zone Peel-Off Mask
Peel-off masks are another dominant force in skincare right now. For those looking for a detoxifying mask, Pixi’s peel-off option is a great place to start. Retailing at just $19, this affordable mask will rid the skin of impurities and excess oils thanks to cucumber, aloe, green tea, and bamboo extracts.
STARSKIN The Diamond Mask
Unfortunately, STARSKIN’s The Diamond mask doesn’t come with actual diamonds, but we don’t mind. Made from fermented coconut water, gemstone extracts, and botanicals, this sheet mask will leave the skin super-soft. To top it off, the diamond dust (made from ice crystals) will illuminate your complexion.
Shiseido Pure Retinol Intensive Face Mask
Retinol-based oils and creams seem to be everywhere lately, so it was only right for face masks to jump on board. Shiseido’s intensive face mask is made from pure retinol, perfect for smoothing out wrinkles and improving the skin’s elasticity.
La Mer The Brilliance Brightening Mask
La Mer’s latest gem, appropriately titled “The Brilliance,” comes with a two-step mask — the primer soothes and prepares the skin, while the gel will brighten it up for a luminous glow.
Dr. Dennis Gross Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask
Acne is, unfortunately, an issue still faced by many. Luckily, Dr. Dennis Gross’ newest mask, made from sulfur (a powerful anti-acne ingredient), is perfect for fighting blemishes, acne, blackheads, and other impurities.