Listen, there are a lot of face masks out there. From homemade concoctions you can snack on while they sit on your face to strange sheet masks that make you look like an extra form Silence of the Lambs, it’s really a “pick your poison” sort of cosmetic.
For many people, I think there is the big question of, “Do they even work?”
Well, my friends, if you have to ask that question…the answer is probably no.
If it’s a good face mask, with high quality ingredients, used correctly, you should see results pretty quickly and it should encourage some cell turnover for a week after. This is why it’s a good idea to rotate your masks if you do them frequently, or to wait a bit in between applying them.
But first, am I the only one that can barely even talk about face masks without remembering this epic scene?
If you haven’t seen the show, “Friends”, clear your schedule, turn on your Netflix, and binge it right now.Seriously, right now.
For the rest of us, let’s talk about one of my all-time favorite sets of masks that will address multiple common skin needs with highly-effective ingredients, while also keeping you in budget. WIN. WIN. WIN.
This Peter Thomas Roth collection of masks gives you smaller sizes of 6 of his potent, extremely effective masks for around $75. This may sound like a lot at first, but that works out to each mask being a little more than $10, and each container will give you around 10 masks.
If you’re doing the math, that’s about $1 a mask.
Find me ANY mask of similar quality that you can say that about – and that offers you 6 different varieties?
And that’s why we are talking about this today, friends. Because if this isn’t in your cosmetic fridge yet, it should be.
Wait, you DO have a cosmetic fridge, right?
Just kidding, neither do I. But are you not just totally obsessed with this?
Add that to your wishlist. STAT.Now, let’s do a deep dive into these 6 masks and how they are going to transform your skin.
NOTE: When I bought the set, there were only 5. Since then, Peter Thomas Roth has added a 6th mask, the Thermal Water mask, to the set, which means I must have the new set immediately. In the meantime, we will rely on customer reviews for this mask.
Cucumber Gel & Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Masks:
I’ve grouped these first two because they both fall under the category of cooling and cell turnover masks.The Cucumber Gel Mask stays cooler than room temperature and is like a cold splash of water for tired, saggy, dry skin.
I really love this mask in the heat of summer when my skin has JUST. HAD. IT. with heat and dry weather. It’s the equivalent of a tall glass of iced water for your skin.
The Rose Stem Cell Mask is probably my most FAVORITE MASK OF ALL TIME.
Yes, it deserves all the caps, thanks for asking.
This mask is so good, if I could only pick ONE mask to use for the rest of my life, I would pick this one. From any brand.
So, while I really love GlamGlow, Origins, Pacifica and dozens of other masks by incredible skin care companies who have created amazing products – the Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell mask would still be my number one pick.
Why? That’s a good question. For one thing, it makes my skin extremely soft. It feels dewy and younger. The next day, my makeup just glides on. I see and feel immediate results. The online description credits these results to “cutting edge plant biotechnology to isolate and replicate the perfect rose stem cells for truly astonishing results.”
Call it whatever you want. This baby WORKS.
2. Pumpkin Enzyme & Irish Moore Mud Masks:
I would consider both of these masks exfoliators, albeit different kinds.The Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer is the ultimate exfoliant. It very powerfully addresses any dull and congested skin. You will see results from this, but you won’t be able to use it too frequently. I have sensitive skin and find most exfoliants too abrasive. The exfoliants in this are coarse enough to feel grainy in your hand and on your face, but not to the point that you will feel sensitive during or after. I prefer this to most of the other exfoliants I have tried, although GlamGlow also makes some really incredible exfoliating masks.
The Irish Moor Mud Mask is said to purify, decongest and hydrate “with odorless Irish Moor Mud that helps draw out dirt, oil, and grime”. I would agree with these statements. It is also the hardest to get off. It really adheres to your skin and just detoxifies those pores.
Which, really, is kind of what you want – wouldn’t you agree?
Both of these are really solid, effective exfoliators that will slough the crap off your skin.
24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask:
Call me a beauty snob, but whenever I get the chance to rub 24K gold on my face – Ima gonna do it.Bonus points if it feels as good as this does, while on and off your skin.
When my sister came to visit, this was the first one she grabbed from my face mask arsenal.
Can you blame her?
There is just something insanely luxurious about rubbing this on your face. Supposedly it contributes to anti-aging, while lifting and firming.
I wouldn’t say it’s the equivalent of botox (which I haven’t tried), but I will say – you feel better about yourself after using this.
*NEW* Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral Rich Atomic Heat Mask:
I can’t even believe Peter Thomas Roth added ANOTHER amazing mask to this set, the Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral Rich Atomic Heat Mask.Wow. That’s a mouthful.
This mask boasts great reviews, over 5,000 loves on Sephora, you can see why this mask has earned a coveted spot in this powerhouse set of face masks.Haven’t not tried this yet, I am very intrigued by the description, that this mask uses kaolin clay and magnesium sulfate to draw out impurities with an “invigorating flash of heat”.
I really like using magnesium lotion and even magnesium supplements, so right away they had me at magnesium.
Many of us are magnesium deficient, simply because the natural sources of magnesium are not plentiful in our modern day diet. Supplementing has been linked to all sorts of health benefits, such as relaxing muscles and chronic pain, helping with sleep and anxiety, and a host of other important functions.
So, rubbing this on my face seems like something I can really get on board with.
There you have it. An incredible set of 6 face masks that will totally wow you.Try them all and see for yourself.
You’ll start to get really good at looking at your skin and asking, “What does my skin need today?”
And now you’ll have an amazing set of face masks at arm’s reach for whatever your skin is asking for.
Have you tried any of these masks yet? What is YOUR favorite face mask? Tell me in the comments below!
Have a fabulous day,