5 Face Masks to Up Your Skin Care Game

Top 5 Face Masks in San Diego

First Aid Beauty

Clay, mud and facial masks are all the rage right now, but which masks reign king above all others? Wonder no longer; we've gathered together some of the top masks on the market right now, and we've detailed which skin types these masks work best with. You can thank us later; for now, just enjoy the results of these soothing masks.


If you have pores and blemishes:

Skin Rescue Purifying Mask with Red Clay by First Aid Beauty is sure to detoxify, reduce pores and control excess oil problems. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then peel your issues away. In the labeled time frame, the mask absorbs impurities, detoxifies and purifies your complexion with the incredible power of red clay. The clay helps to draw out impurities, regulates excess sebum and eliminates clogged pores. With just one use, results will show with smooth, soft and refreshed skin and reduced pores. The active ingredients, aside from the red clay, include Rosemary Leaf Oil to unclog pores and tone the skin; Glycerin to moisturize and help protect the skin; and First Aid Beauty Antioxidant Booster to combat free radicals with licorice root, feverfew and white tea. Available at Sephora, $30.


If you have wrinkles:


Gravity Mud Firming Treatment by GlamGlow is great for those pesky wrinkles and aging. The mask instantly firms and lifts the skin for a smooth and defined look. What makes this mask even more exciting is the formula appears to be white and dries to a beautiful chrome, making you shine like the star that you are. The mask should be left on for 20 to 30 minutes, then peeled off and used twice a week. The active ingredients include: Vizitight (with firming matrix and marine algae plasma and BioDefine polymers), Lunarlift (with soy isoflavone lipsome and red algae extract) and Teaoxi Complex (with marshmallow and licorice leaf) to help the skin look and feel firmer and toned. The formula also includes Cosmiplexion (with Icelandic kelp, hyaluronic acid and mineral–rich glacial clay) to help skin feel younger and be more resilient. Available at Sephora, $69.


If you have dry skin:

Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask by Boscia

Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask by Boscia fixes the dryness with which nature may have cursed you. This mask deeply moisturizes the skin, delivers anti–aging benefits and provides baby–soft skin. Massage it on before bed and let it work its magic as you dream of hydration. Active ingredients include: Tsubaki oil to firm, hydrate and protect against free radical damage; allantoin to provide hydration and support natural cell renewal with natural anti–bacterial and deep–cleansing benefits; wakame to prevent fine lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness by replenishing protein and supporting natural collagen production; and rice bran oil to reduce dark spots and increase micro–circulation for soft, glowing skin. Available at Sephora, $34.


If you have oily skin: 

Cupcake by Lush

Cupcake by Lush is a freshly made mask that will make you want to go back in time and save your skin in high school. This mask was made for those who suffer with oily or acne-prone skin. This one is especially great for chocolate lovers as cocoa powder is a heavy ingredient. Cupcake uses spearmint oil to cool, vanilla absolute to calm redness and Rhassoul mud to deeply cleanse the skin. Leave this non–edible treat on for about 10 minutes and make sure to refrigerate it when you're done, as it is perishable. Available at Lush, $8. 


If you have sensitive skin

Soothing Moisture Mask by Avene

Soothing Moisture Mask by Avene is a good choice for all skin types, but especially sensitive skin as it is hypoallergenic. This rich and creamy mask helps to replenish moisture and restores the barrier of your skin. The formula penetrates deep into the skin to restore suppleness and minimize redness. After applying generously, allow the mask to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. The active ingredients include Avene Thermal Spring Water (72%) to smooth and soften, safflower oil to nourish and glycols to hydrate. Available at Drugstore.com, $26.