Lockdowns may be making us limit our time outdoors, but it’s a fantastic opportunity to incorporate some good old pampering time into our everyday lives. There’s no better time than now to indulge in some me-time.
Sure, getting a facial or a skincare treatment may not be as accessible, but who says you can’t create a luxurious, relaxing, DIY beauty routine at home? With a stash of tried-and-tested masks, you can stay rejuvenated and moisturized to keep looking fresh all day.
Fret no more, because we’ve done the searching for you. Here, we’re sharing the 5 Best Masks Under $25.
How much it costs: $16 (Travel Size)
Best for: Normal, dry, combination, and oily skin types
How to use it: Apply it gently on freshly cleansed face and leave it on overnight.
What we love about it: It’s got a fruity, berry scent. It’s cruelty-free and the packaging is recyclable!
It’s an overnight mask packed with clinically-tested THD Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid, and Superberry Blend to help brighten and plump up dull skin.
This combination of ingredients helps fade dark spots, stimulate collagen production, protect the skin from harmful UV rays, and keep redness at bay - all while locking in moisture.
The best part about this mask is its Superberry Blend, a rich mixture of rare superberries that fights free radicals and keeps the skin hydrated.
How much it costs: $8
Best for: Normal, combination, dry, oily, sensitive, and combination skin types
How to use it: Remove the film and apply it on a freshly cleansed face. Leave on for 15 to 30 minutes, remove, and massage the serum into your skin. Apply your fave moisturizer afterward.
What we love about it: It’s affordable and comes in multiple varieties that we can use to address various skin problems.
From brightening, removing fine lines, firming, hydrating, to peeling, it pretty much covers all the usual skin problems.
The masks are made out of fine cellulose fiber so that the formulation seeps fully onto your skin. Rest assured that these are gentle as these do not contain any parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. The best part? It gives a cool and soothing effect as you’re wearing it.
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How much it costs: $22
Best for: Dry and sensitive skin types
How to use it: Apply a thick layer and leave on for 15 minutes before washing off or leave on a thin layer as a moisturizer.
What we love about it: I love how you can use it as a mask or a moisturizer! Plus, it has a cooling effect that’s excellent on a hot summer day.
We tried to be not partial about Evio products but hey, they’re really amazing! If you’ve ever suffered from dry skin or eczema, this mask is a godsend. It’s made with natural fatty acids that make your skin retain moisture more and antioxidants derived from hemp seed oil, making it a potent hydrating product. Plus, it’s non-comedogenic, making it a safe, gentle option, so you can rest assured your face won’t break out with nasty allergies.
It also won’t leave you feeling guilty as it’s certified vegan, toxin-free, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and paraben-free.
How much it costs: $25
Best for: Combination and oily skin types
How to use it: Apply a thin layer on the face and let harden. Rinse.
What we love about it: We know it’s working cause there’s a tingling sensation when we use it!
Activated charcoal has pretty much proven its wonders to the beauty world. Not only does it detoxify your skin, but it also absorbs unwanted oil and sebum, making it a staple in a number of skincare hauls we see on YouTube.
This mask instantly rids your face of unwanted shine and leaves it feeling soft and supple. It’s infused with activated charcoal and six exfoliating acids for ultimate clarifying action.
How much it costs: $22
Best for: Normal, oily, and combination skin types
How to use it: As a sleeping mask, apply generously on the face, patting it gently until absorbed. Leave on overnight and rinse in the morning. As a wash-off mask, apply thickly on the face and rinse with lukewarm water after 10 minutes.
What we love about it: You can use it as an overnight or wash-off mask! Plus, it doesn’t smudge on your pillow.
Who knew watermelon has skincare properties? The watermelon extract in this mask helps calm and nourish the skin, providing tons of moisture. Plant-derived lactic acid or AHA and glycolic acid work hand-in-hand to gently remove dead skin cells, while peony root gives your face its dewy, bright, appearance.
No matter what your skin type, don’t let the quarantine affect your skincare game. Taking care of yourself is an excellent pick-me-upper. Choose the best mask that suits your skin best and enjoy feeling like a glamorous queen from the confines of your home and within minutes.