6 Wacky (but amazing) face masks you have to try
Whether you're looking to plump up your lips, soothe your skin, target wrinkles or get rid of dark circles, we've got a face mask for you. And the bonus? They're all highly entertaining.
1. Unisex AVOJO Peel Off Mask
In its homeland of Denmark, AVOJO's customer base for their Peel Off Mask is 70 percent male. But now that it's available in the US, we say: Why should the guys have all the fun? Developed to prevent and remove blackheads, dirt and grime, the mask cleanses in depth, reduces the production of excess oil and dead skin cells and makes your skin super soft. Plus — peeling it off is probably one of the most satisfying things to do on earth. (TheGroomingLounge.com, $35)
2. Dermova Lace Your Face Mask: Calming Chamomile
Yes, this is a giant piece of lace-like material soaked in beauty ingredients that you put on your face and hook around your ears. Designed to soothe, balance and tighten your skin, ingredients include calming chamomile and repairing apple stem cell, plus a complex of minerals "sourced from deep within the seawaters of Tahiti." (Second best thing to an actual trip to the seawaters of Tahiti?) You can warm it up for pore-opening benefits, or put it in the fridge for added skin tightening. (Deromova.com, $15 each or $55 for a four-pack)
Speaking of sheet masks...
3. TONY MOLY Kiss Kiss Lovely Lip Patch
Sheet masks are huge in Korean beauty, and this little lip mask is pretty fun (and cheap!). You slap it on, take a selfie (because, obviously), and 15 minutes later your lips are extra hydrated, soft and berry flavored. (Amazon.com, $10 for a five-pack)
4. Caolion Blackhead O2 Bubble Pore Pack
So. Fun. This purifying oxygen and active charcoal mask froths up to deep clean pores of trapped dirt, blackheads and whiteheads. In other words: It bubbles! On your skin! It exfoliates, softens, brightens and entertains. (PeachandLily.com, $35)
5. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox De-Puffing Eye Cubes
Think of these as a very high tech improvement to cucumbers on your eyes. You store them in the freezer, and whip one out when you need to refresh and brighten your tired eyes. The blend of cucumber, arnica, green tea, chamomile, aloe, caffeine and hyaluronic acid is frozen in an “ice-cube” form, then you put that inside a soft pouch — sort of like a tea bag. You place the pouches on your eyes, and as they thaw, the goo (technical term ... JK) inside starts to leak out, and you gently press it into the skin around your eyes. It feels so good! They're a bit pricey, but I've found you can use one for both eyes. (Sephora, $50 for a six-pack)
6. Dr. Jart+ All That Lift & Firm Hydrogel Expansion Stretch Mask
Also a form of sheet mask like our lace friend above, this one is all about anti-aging. To target wrinkles and help improve your skin's elasticity, the plaster-type stretch mask expands to fit onto your face so you get a lift while the ingredients work their wonders. (Sephora, $7.50 each or $25 for a six-pack)