Pestered by maskne! Exhausted by the bustling back-to-school season! We know you're in great need of a little you-time—and your skin needs extra attention, too. No “me-moment” is complete without one of beauty's most indulgent, go-to treats: facial masks.
When we say “mask up!” we don't mean add another cloth covering to your routine. These face masks will calm, hydrate, and purify your skin, while illuminating the most tired visage with a just-back-from-the-beach glow. With powders, pastes, and geleés, we're here to help you treat your sweet countenance with a little TLC.
Dive in! You'll find 9 relaxing, soothing, rejuvenating, and skin-brightening Indie facial masks that will dole out the perfect “ahh…” moment.
Grab a Much-Needed Skincare Pick-Me-Up With These 9 Facial Masks
Earth Element Soapworks (MD)
Maker: Kellie Martin
Ready to unlock a much-needed “ahh…” moment? This Vitamin C Facial Mask from Earth Elements Soapworks is just the key. Mix one teaspoon of this French and Australian pink clay powder mask with water for a soothing moment that ends with glowing, soft, and radiant skin.
This pretty pink blend will light up your skin and your bathroom vanity.
East Coast Glow (NL, CAN)
Maker: Karen & Roger Dewling
Brighten your day—and your countenance! Pick up this Aftershock Detox Mineral Masque from East Coast Glow. Made with powerful clays and activated charcoal, it absorbs the ick while replenishing all the good stuff. Like a thicker or more textured mask? Opt to mix with yogurt or your favorite facial oil or serum.
Emanate Essentials (MA)
Maker: Sha Hannah-Santo
Why wait for the weekend to nab a bit of “me-time”? Take a well-deserved midweek break with this Gelée Facial Mask from Emanate Essentials. A soothing jelly-like spread, this facial treat comes in three options like a sweet kiss of Hibiscus Rose or the energizing tropical pop of Coco Fruit.
The Golden Secrets (CA)
Maker: Jessica Golden
Plump, smoothen, and illuminate tired, weary skin! Whisk this Instant Glow Facial Mask purifying powder into a magical mousse with the included gold application brush fit for royalty. The Golden Secrets packs it with organic raw Cacao powder, so it sweeps lightly onto your cheeks like a luxe dessert for your nutrient-hungry skin.
Soak in that golden glow with this light yet ingredient-rich mask!
No Filter Global (MD)
Maker: Christine Marriner
Put down whatever you're doing—it's time for a break! The pure activated coconut charcoal in this Clarify Activated Charcoal Purifying Wet Mask banishes baddies like skin impurities and nourishes with aloe, honeysuckle, Coq10, and rosehip. Simply apply, sit back for 15 minutes, rinse, and wonder at a freshly soft and balanced complexion!
Level up your weekly skincare routine with the purifying power of charcoal!
Lavish by Lena Vera (NY)
Maker: Laura Ruggirello
After a long and busy day, your skin thirsts for rejuvenation! French Green Clay, locally grown oat flour, raw botanicals, and therapeutic essential oils entwine into a plant and flower-powered restorative face mask. Not only will the ingredients calm your soul, but the sweet and soft rose scent will also set your mind at ease.
Supercharge your beauty practice with efficacious flowers and plants!
Mix Cosmetiques (WI)
Maker: Lanae Rhoads
The only reason to wipe off this mask is because it's time to head to bed! This Honey Facial Mask & Scrub features lusciously and locally grown honey and mineral-rich clays. The juicy blend doesn't dry on your skin, so you can apply and relax through an entire Netflix romcom and then some.
Arbria Creations (CA)
Maker: Ayanna Jackson
Feeling a little “blah” when you look in the mirror? Turn that “meh” into a vibrant “wow!” with this Rejuvenating Lavender Face Mask from Arbria Creations. Calming lavender and Purple Brazilian Clay will leave you feeling fresh and sun-kissed, sparking a self-love boost you can't beat!
Boost your mood with a dose of self-care and self-confidence!
Gigi's Botanics (MA)
Maker: Gigi Tamang
Clay can pack a powerful punch when it comes to brightening and boosting your skin! Gigi's Botanics loves to harness earth's bounty of all-natural ingredients, and this Rose Clay Mask gets it done. Add a little water to this Rose Clay, Rosehip Extract, and Chamomile Flower powder and prepare to soak in all the earth's brightest energy.
Questions for discussion and sharing
What are your favorite times of day or week to indulge in a refreshing, skin-brightening mask? What other skincare treats are must-haves in your beauty routine? Let us know in the comments!
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