By Lynsey Eaton | Photography by SUKILYNN
Finding a beauty ritual takes patience, trials, tribulations and a whole lot of experimentation before you finally arrive at a routine that leaves your face feeling like that of a teenager (or as close as medically possible, anyway). However, it always happens that, by the time we’ve ultimately found a perfect balance, we come across something new that seems like a welcome addition to our team (or at least a pinch hitter from time to time).
Just like a good moisturizer, there are certain beauty products that have such significant impact they shouldn’t be left out of any beauty routine. Weekly masks are that necessary, hydrating solution with instant and substantial results for us. So what are our favorites? We thought you’d never ask.
- Sheet masks push serum deeper into your skin where ingredients are needed the most – think weekly conditioning treatments only for your face. Long-time followers will note that here at TKC we have always been big proponents of the SKII Facial Treatment Masks. Our only complaint was the hefty price tag associated with them ($95 for six) which, even though we only use them on Sundays, was a little taxing on our monthly shoe fund. However, we recently discovered Karuna Face Masks and, as luck would have it, our beauty routine has a new team captain. Ringing in at a more reasonable $28 for four, the Karuna Face Masks can combat a plethora of skin sins (not to get preachy on you), from exfoliating to clarifying sensitive skin. Although we have yet to try the entire line, our current go-to favorites are the Hydrating and Luxe Skin Regenerating masks.
- Fresh Beauty (always a favorite) has a Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask that we love. Perfect for all skin types, it is an instant-glow face mask formulated with a vitamin fruit complex to soften, smooth and improve the clarity of your skin.
- We love all of the Avène products because they are so good for stressed skin. Find a problem and they’ve got a product to correct it. But when it comes to face masks, Avène’s Tolérance Extreme Mask is the first place we turn when our skin is extra, extra dry (you know, you’ve been there). Suitable for very sensitive skin, this mask is crafted with a softening formula, that works hard to reduce dryness and dehydration in only five minutes.
So there you have it. Our tip of the top. The masks are easy to apply, cost effective and just plain effective effective (which is the point, after all). So just put a mask on then sit back, relax and let it do it’s work while you watch Game of Thrones and thank the Lord greyscale isn’t a real thing.
just put a mask on then sit back, relax and let it do it’s work while you watch Game of Thrones and thank the Lord greyscale isn’t a real thing.