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20 Face Masks Our Readers Truly Swear By

Time to make that face glow.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the face masks they swear by. Here are some of their excellent suggestions:

1. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask is a dream come true for anyone with oily and acne-prone skin. Get ready for dramatic before and after photos.

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And it is vegan!

"The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask mixed with apple cider vinegar. I use that twice a week, and it’s worked WONDERS on my skin! My acne used to be terrible, and my face looked like a road map. But luckily, the clay mask got rid of all that. I highly recommend it, but only if you have oily/acne-prone skin. If your skin is dry, it’ll only dry it out more." —lenar4f4c68d64

"After struggling with acne for literally the longest time, I finally gave the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask a go. Using it every day has made my skin practically flawless, and it's definitely the glue to my skincare!" —lilyk4f0788ae0

Get it from Amazon for $9.30 or from Target for $7.99.

2. Yes To masks are cruelty-free and come in a variety of convenient single-use packets. Or you can get a tube of ready-to-apply cooling cucumber mask.

"Any of the Yes To mud masks! I love the argan oil mask, the coconut oil mask, and cucumber mask!" —lilaa3Get them from Target: the triple coconut mud masking kit for $3.69, or a single-use coconut sleep mask for $1.69. Or get the cucumber cooling mud mask from Amazon as an add-on for $9.11.
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"Any of the Yes To mud masks! I love the argan oil mask, the coconut oil mask, and cucumber mask!" —lilaa3

Get them from Target: the triple coconut mud masking kit for $3.69, or a single-use coconut sleep mask for $1.69. Or get the cucumber cooling mud mask from Amazon as an add-on for $9.11.

3. The Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask is here to hydrate, soothe, and rejuvenate that sensitive face.

"It feels so good on your skin, it hydrates, tightens your pores, firms your skin, and relieves irritation. I use it after a scrub and it makes me skin look so glowy; plus it smells likes roses. I have super sensitive and dry skin and I couldn't live without it." —katiejayn1Get it from Sephora for $52.
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"It feels so good on your skin, it hydrates, tightens your pores, firms your skin, and relieves irritation. I use it after a scrub and it makes me skin look so glowy; plus it smells likes roses. I have super sensitive and dry skin and I couldn't live without it." —katiejayn1

Get it from Sephora for $52.

4. The Alba Botanica Even Advanced Deep Sea Facial Mask needs to be a must in your skincare routine. Reviewers say it evens complexion and makes them feel confident enough to go makeup-free!

And it is cruelty-free!"This mask is the only reason I can go without makeup and feel completely comfortable. It's the only product that aims to even your complexion that actually does its job. I get splotchy redness on my face, but using this product makes my skin look and feel like baby skin, and who doesn't want baby skin as their skin?" —paigea419a8f693Get it from Amazon for $7.51 or from Walmart for $7.36.
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And it is cruelty-free!

"This mask is the only reason I can go without makeup and feel completely comfortable. It's the only product that aims to even your complexion that actually does its job. I get splotchy redness on my face, but using this product makes my skin look and feel like baby skin, and who doesn't want baby skin as their skin?" —paigea419a8f693

Get it from Amazon for $7.51 or from Walmart for $7.36.

5. Kerafole by BioElements is formulated to dry up blemishes as a spot treatment and remove dead skin as a mask. Sign me up.

"I use it weekly. It removes dead skin, and helps to dry out blemishes. I'll sleep with a dab on a pimple overnight, and it will be pretty much healed by morning." —l4050fbe9dGet it from Walmart for $20.17.
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"I use it weekly. It removes dead skin, and helps to dry out blemishes. I'll sleep with a dab on a pimple overnight, and it will be pretty much healed by morning." —l4050fbe9d

Get it from Walmart for $20.17.

6. Lush's Cup o' Coffee Face Mask wakes up your skin, because the only thing better than coffee in the morning will be using coffee and agave to exfoliate the gunk out of your pores!

And it's cruelty-free 😊."Lush’s Cup o’ Coffee! It has agave syrup in it and that helps pull everything to the surface of the skin. It always wakes your face up just how coffee wakes you up!" —i48b703877Get it from Lush for $16.95.
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And it's cruelty-free 😊.

"Lush’s Cup o’ Coffee! It has agave syrup in it and that helps pull everything to the surface of the skin. It always wakes your face up just how coffee wakes you up!" —i48b703877

Get it from Lush for $16.95.

7. Alba Botanica Good & Clean Pore Purifying Mini Peel is a cruelty-free chemical peel fortified with fruit acids so you can take control of breakouts in only five minutes!

"Alba Botanica Pore Purifying Mini Peel is an amazing AHA peel with fruit acids. It smells like grapefruit, and has completely changed my skin for the better. My texture is smoother, my dry patches have disappeared, and my acne is almost completely nonexistent. And it’s so easy too, slather it on your clean face every couple of days for five minutes and rinse off. I honestly can’t live without it."—gretcheno3Get it from Amazon for $8.99 or from Target for $8.99.
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"Alba Botanica Pore Purifying Mini Peel is an amazing AHA peel with fruit acids. It smells like grapefruit, and has completely changed my skin for the better. My texture is smoother, my dry patches have disappeared, and my acne is almost completely nonexistent. And it’s so easy too, slather it on your clean face every couple of days for five minutes and rinse off. I honestly can’t live without it."

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Get it from Amazon for $8.99 or from Target for $8.99.

8. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask proves that folks with super sensitive skin can live the good life too and slather on a face mask.

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"My skin is extremely, extremely, extremely sensitive; I get red pretty easily. I received Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask in a tiny tube in a gift set, but thought I would never use it due to my sensitivity. On a very red-face day, where I didn't want to leave the house, I read that the cucumber mask will soothe irritated skin, so I put it on because why the hell not. Well it was like a new face was put on my face. I use this whenever I have a weird red-face day, and it's like it never happened." —shanaeh3

Get it from Amazon for $26.59, from Target for $27.99, or from Sephora for $52.

9. The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask puts ~me time~ at the top of your to-do list. Say hi to a luscious cruelty-free mask with natural ingredients your skin will just eat right up.

"The Body Shop’s Himalayan charcoal mask. Bamboo charcoal draws out excess oil, green tea leaves exfoliate, and tea tree oil fights acne! Love it. —acciosnitchGet it from Amazon for $26.60, from Ulta for $28, or from The Body Shop for $20.
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"The Body Shop’s Himalayan charcoal mask. Bamboo charcoal draws out excess oil, green tea leaves exfoliate, and tea tree oil fights acne! Love it. —acciosnitch

Get it from Amazon for $26.60, from Ulta for $28, or from The Body Shop for $20.

10. Dr. Jart Rubber Masks don't dry out, and reviewers report glowing skin after use. You'll first slather on the mask and then use the rubber sheet mask over it to help it all soak in.

"Any of the rubber masks from Dr. Jart, but the Clear Skin Lover and Hydration Lover masks are my favorites. I’ve found that these are even better than traditional sheet masks, because they don’t dry out as fast. My skin is always so glowing and beautiful after I use one." —mjb7Get the Clear Skin Lover from Amazon for $11.90 or from Sephora for $12 (available in four varieties).
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"Any of the rubber masks from Dr. Jart, but the Clear Skin Lover and Hydration Lover masks are my favorites. I’ve found that these are even better than traditional sheet masks, because they don’t dry out as fast. My skin is always so glowing and beautiful after I use one." —mjb7

Get the Clear Skin Lover from Amazon for $11.90 or from Sephora for $12 (available in four varieties).

11. Herbivore Blue Tansy Gel Mask is cruelty-free, vegan, lightweight, and ready to make your acne-prone skin soft AF.

"Blue Tansy by Herbivore. It is light, smells nice, all-natural, and it is an exfoliant. It leaves my skin so soft and glowing. It works really well on my oily, acne-prone skin." —betht403b09245Get it from Sephora for $48.
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"Blue Tansy by Herbivore. It is light, smells nice, all-natural, and it is an exfoliant. It leaves my skin so soft and glowing. It works really well on my oily, acne-prone skin." —betht403b09245

Get it from Sephora for $48.

12. Shea Moisture African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask has what you need if your skin is prone to blemishes. This mask is like a soothing mud bath, but for the face!

"African Black Soap Mask by Shea Moisture! It’s completely lifechanging for acne, and it’s affordable. Plus, the entire company is cruelty-free and organic." —abbyh40eef3f8dGet it from Target for $10.89.
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"African Black Soap Mask by Shea Moisture! It’s completely lifechanging for acne, and it’s affordable. Plus, the entire company is cruelty-free and organic." —abbyh40eef3f8d

Get it from Target for $10.89.

13. Loreal clay masks come in many affordable varieties, so you can choose the mud that speaks to you.

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"I love Loreal's clay masks! They come in about five different varieties, but my go-to is the red clay. It's great for exfoliating." —r438d541d7

Get it from Amazon for $9.26+ (available in five varieties).

14. Charlotte Tilbury's Goddess Skin Clay Mask is an investment-worthy, cruelty-free mask to give you guilt-free baby smooth satisfaction.

"Even though it’s a little pricey, I swear by it. I’m very picky about what goes on my face because I have somewhat sensitive skin. But this mask is amazing! Every time I use it, I feel a subtle tingling sensation in my face. Even though it says to leave it on for 10 minutes, I usually leave it on for just under an hour. After I rinse it off, my skin is smooth and refreshed!" —minaazarbarzinGet it from Nordstrom for $55 or from Sephora for $55.
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"Even though it’s a little pricey, I swear by it. I’m very picky about what goes on my face because I have somewhat sensitive skin. But this mask is amazing! Every time I use it, I feel a subtle tingling sensation in my face. Even though it says to leave it on for 10 minutes, I usually leave it on for just under an hour. After I rinse it off, my skin is smooth and refreshed!" —minaazarbarzin

Get it from Nordstrom for $55 or from Sephora for $55.

15. Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask makes face mask night even more fun than it already is, because it will bubble up as it works its magic!

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"Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask — It’s so fun to use and it made my dry skin feel soft and hydrated! Would definitely recommend. —kwanton

Get it from Amazon for $9.52.

16. Whish Renewing Mud Mask goes on smooth and is made from ingredients you can actually pronounce; so say hello to elevated self-care time.

And it's cruelty-free!"Whish Mud Mask. I got it in one of my Fab Fit Fun boxes and I love it!" —sarahd75Get it from Birchbox for $48 or from Whish for $48.
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And it's cruelty-free!

"Whish Mud Mask. I got it in one of my Fab Fit Fun boxes and I love it!" —sarahd75

Get it from Birchbox for $48 or from Whish for $48.

17. Trufora Triple Action Exfoliator is made to clear up that hormonal acne that's been ruining your life. Exfoliating should be a key component of skincare!

And it's vegan and cruelty-free!"It's the only thing I’ve tried in the last three years that helped clear up my hormonal acne, and it’s amazing for combination skin! Pricey, but worth the glow." —zaras43b90fe5eGet it from Dermstore for $45.
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And it's vegan and cruelty-free!

"It's the only thing I’ve tried in the last three years that helped clear up my hormonal acne, and it’s amazing for combination skin! Pricey, but worth the glow." —zaras43b90fe5e

Get it from Dermstore for $45.

18. Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque uses mud to dig deep into pores. Reviewers with oily skin swear by it.

"Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque makes your pores look crazy small, and the jar lasts forever!" —Emma Oberle Donahue, Facebook"Keihl's Rare Earth Mud Masque is a lifesaver for oily skin!" —rickyp432b13f3cGet it from Sephora for $33.
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"Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque makes your pores look crazy small, and the jar lasts forever!" —Emma Oberle Donahue, Facebook

"Keihl's Rare Earth Mud Masque is a lifesaver for oily skin!" —rickyp432b13f3c

Get it from Sephora for $33.

19. Missha Super Aqua sheet mask is the mask you've been looking for when you want to do something nice for your skin and not mix up a mud mask at the end of a long hard day.

And it's cruelty free!"The Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro-Gel Mask! I received this in a Target beauty box and absolutely LOVED it. It was so hydrating, and it made my face very soft." —gabbear11Get it from Target for $6 or get a five-pack from Amazon for $20.
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And it's cruelty free!

"The Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro-Gel Mask! I received this in a Target beauty box and absolutely LOVED it. It was so hydrating, and it made my face very soft." —gabbear11

Get it from Target for $6 or get a five-pack from Amazon for $20.

20. And Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask looks like it is gonna give your skin the divine, gentle, cleansing, cruelty-free treatment your face deserves!

"Murad is my go-to skincare brand because it never breaks my skin out, and I really feel like the products are worth what they cost. The Pore Extractor Pomegranate mask is divine — the texture is almost indescribable, it’s clay-like but extremely soft with a whipped feeling to it. It feels so good on, and it is extremely gentle (I have v sensitive skin). I use it once a week, or more often when I travel and my skin feels dirty or clogged (like it was during a week in NYC). This product is a game changer, and the only mask I’ll use!" —Hayden Keziah, FacebookGet it from Sephora for $38 or from Ulta for $38.
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"Murad is my go-to skincare brand because it never breaks my skin out, and I really feel like the products are worth what they cost. The Pore Extractor Pomegranate mask is divine — the texture is almost indescribable, it’s clay-like but extremely soft with a whipped feeling to it. It feels so good on, and it is extremely gentle (I have v sensitive skin). I use it once a week, or more often when I travel and my skin feels dirty or clogged (like it was during a week in NYC). This product is a game changer, and the only mask I’ll use!" —Hayden Keziah, Facebook

Get it from Sephora for $38 or from Ulta for $38.

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