Face Mask Fancies: A Wish List

Face Mask Fancies: A Wish List

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been big on face masks—I thought they were exclusive to spa-days and women in 80’s sitcoms. But college has a way of making one realize how stress, make up and lack of sleep affect the skin.

So, post-junior year, I’d have to say I’m feeling 22 and more than ready to give this popular skin care product a go. Here’s a list of five face masks I’m dying to try.

1. Lush’s Don’t Look at Me Fresh Face Mask

Lush’s electric-blue mask is supposed to make the skin look “vibrant.” Being pale to the point of near-translucence, I could definitely use this during the colder months when my complexion likes to turn a bit grey. The mask contains ground rice, murumuru butter, lemon and tofu to give you a clean, soft complexion and it’s totally vegan!

As a bonus, according to their website, Lush does not test their products on animals, nor do they buy their ingredients from suppliers who do.

2. Peter Thomas Roth’s 24K Pure Gold Mask

Because, um, who doesn’t want to wear gold on their face? Honestly I’d buy this mask just to dance around my living room, singing to The Cranberries’ grunge-hit “Zombie.” But more important than the sheer luxury of sporting gold on your face, Roth’s company claims that this product reduces the effects of aging and stress, smoothing out fine lines and firming your skin.

At $58, it’s pretty pricey, but, 1. It has actual gold in it, so, duh, and 2. You can get a sampler set of six of Roth’s face masks, including “24K,” for $25.

3. Banish’s Pumpkin Enzyme Masque

As a white girl I try to embrace the pumpkin-loving stereotype. But other than the claim that it smells like straight pumpkin pie, this mask caught my attention because it contains ingredients that help to lighten acne scarring and promote elasticity by binding with free-radicals.

4. Organic Burst’s DIY “Purple Vitamin Pack”

I figured I should try out a DIY mask as well. Not only does this mask boast a beautiful burgundy hue, but it also is made solely from super-food ingredients. It’s easy to make—three Organic Burst Acai Berry capsules, 1 teaspoon of Organic Burst Baobab powder and 1 teaspoon of manuka honey—and Organic Bust claims that it’s beneficial for people with sensitive and allergic skin, A.K.A, my face in a nutshell. The only downside to this is that I’d have to buy the 120 pack of capsules and a 70g bag of baobab powder just to try this out.

5. Lush’s Rosy Cheeks Fresh Face Mask

Yup, another mask by Lush—honestly, they have so many worthy masks, all fairly priced. Made with kaolin, calamine and Turkish rose oil, this pastel pink mask is said to calm and balance skin and as a Libra I fully believe balance is key!

Hopefully I’ll actually manage to sample all of these. If I do, maybe I’ll be able to post a review to let you all see the results.

Stay lovely!

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