Types of Facial Masks (or Masques):
Advicesisters.com has reviewed a lot of facial masks (or masques) over the years. Masque bar has a wide range. We recently reviewed some of their facial masks. But they keep coming up with new ones. And then (lucky me)! advicesisters.com received even more from Masque Bar for editorial review. The colorful packets each do something different and we’d be here all day if I told you every single ingredient. So I’m just giving you the basics. Choose the ones you think would work best for your skin or check out some of the others on the website.
Sheet Masks vs. Face Treatment Masks:
When we first started reviewing beauty products on advicesisters.com a couple of decades ago, sheet masks were rare. Most products were face treatment masks that you applied scooped out of a jar or squeezed out of a tube. Sometimes they get a bit messy. Face masks usually require washing the rest of the product off your face, then apply moisturizer or other products.
Sheet masks are very popular today. This, especially because individual packets make them sanitary and they don’t degrade or get contaminated as products in jars might. Once you apply them and times’ up, you just pat the rest of the extra serum into your skin and throw out the used mask.
Sheet masks are single-use face-shaped sheets with cut-outs for your eyes and mouth. True, you look a bit sinister wearing it, but usually, it’s only for 15-30 minutes. They can be made up of different materials including papers, fibers, or gel into which serum is infused. Another reason paper sheet masks are so great is that they create a seal on your skin to keep the ingredients in and on your skin.
Masque Bars’ purple Anti-wrinkle sheet mask ($4) is a collagen-infused mask with hyaluronic acid to work as an all-around anti-aging mask.
The bright green packette holds a Brightening Sheet Mask with Vitamin C ($4). This one brightens your complexion and makes it more radiant with orange extract and licorice root.
The Hydrating Bio-Cellulose masque ($5) is in the blue packette on the right. This one offers intense hydration with extracts of grapefruit seed, chamomile, and hazel. These masks are made of natural coconut fiber which is a hydration magnet. it does a good job absorbing and disseminating nourishing ingredients. Biocellulose masks also really adhere well to the skin so they offer good coverage.
Masque Bar Packette Face Masks:
The pink packette is an Anti-Imperfection Mud Mask with Vitamin A ($4). Apply the contents directly to your face for 15+ minutes, then rinse it off. Let the Kaolin Clay and Tea Tree Oil cleanse, calm, exfoliate.
In the Orange packette there is a Pore Refining Cream Mask with Vitamin E ($4) This face mask is a detoxifying creme mask that minimizes the appearance of pores thanks to a gentle blend of Coenzyme Q-10 and antioxidants.
Masque Bar Peel Off Masks:
Peel-off masks are kind of fun. You apply them evenly in a thin layer and let them dry, and then peel them gently of your skin. Start from the bottom of your face. Rinse any residue with lukewarm water and pat dry gently.
There’s a Hydrating Peel-off Mask with Vitamin E in a turquoise packette ($4). It has cucumber extract, red ginseng root extract, and jasmine extract to clarify, moisturize and smooth your skin.
Another nifty peel-off mask is the vegan Luminizing Charcoal Mask ($4) that detoxifies and purifies with charcoal powder and lotus root extract. It pulls out dirt and excess oil. It is black on your skin but when you pull it off you’ll be amazed. With mask-wearing and additional skincare products, this is a Summer-must-have,
Masques For Your Feet:
One last mask we received is from Nature Love. The Foot Spa (there are three) are moisturizing sock-type foot masks that provide intensive hydration as they soften rough dry skin and callouses. Key ingredients include botanical extracts and of course, hyaluronic acid. A bonus is a calming and refreshing scent of Lavender oil that together with the other ingredients, actually helps soothe hot, aching feet.
This mask really does require you to sit still for a while. I wore a pair of heavy socks to walk around. Although my feet were much improved, there also was some residual peeling of dead skin after the treatment. Just let it slough off. It will be well worth it when it’s done. this is a sanitary, safe and easy way to get better-looking feet for sandals season. I found some of them for $ 15 on amazon