The masks I want to try this month
Nothing adds a little excitement to a monotonous skincare regimen like a mask. Not the kind you buy a jar of and keep going back to over and over again—more like a single-use sheet mask that gives you a chance to try something new without straying from your regular skincare efforts. I’ve come across a few over the past few weeks that have me itching to plan a girls’ night in, because who doesn’t want to drink wine in comfy clothes and go home looking better than you did when you went out?
1. Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask
Newsflash: Sheet masks no longer have to be messy and drippy—and the latest iterations are actually imprinted with active ingredients so you’re not left with a slippery, slimy mess. As if that’s not reason enough to make the move to dry masks, oftentimes this technology allows you to use each one multiple times. That’s the case with this marvelous Charlotte Tilbury mask, which features ingredients that brighten, firm, lift, hydrate and reduce wrinkles in 15 minutes—and keep working for up to eight hours after you take it off. It’s a must, darlings.
2. Petite Amie Skincare Emoji Masks
Remember when a # was a pound sign? (My son doesn’t.) That was before hashtags and emojis basically took over the world—including our skincare. Yes, I’m 40-years-old, but I’m also obsessed with these masks. Don’t let the juvenile appearance fool you, because each version features different ingredients designed to target firmness, smoothness, cellular rejuvenation, redness/irritation, etc. The Instagram possibilities are endless (and there’s no need for a Snapchat filter).
3. Nannette de Gaspé Uplift Revealed: Tush
Bathing-suit season is closing in fast, and frankly, I’d rather pay almost $200 instead of doing more squats—and that’s where this mask for your derriere comes in. It, too, features dry technology (imagine sitting on a squishy mask for 15 minutes—ew) that incorporates ingredients like marine collagen and hyaluronic acid to make the most of your ass-ets. (I couldn’t help myself.) The company recommends sticking one pair of “infusers” inside your underpants for an hour for eight consecutive days, and then twice a week (two days in a row) for four more weeks. Imagine yourself confidently rocking a thong bathing suit by July 4th… We all need goals, right?
So there you have it/them, my mask picks for May… Which ones have you been using?