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    There's A Perfect Face Mask For You, No Matter How Much Time You Have

    Treat yourself...and your face, from 15-second-long to overnight masks, and everything in between!

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    1. Blithe Patting Splash Masks provide targeted (but gentle!) exfoliation via lactic acid and botanical extracts, so you can just pat for 15 seconds, rinse off, and be on your merry way — sometimes you need efficiency, stat.

    Promising review: "This is definitely a very creative product. I use it differently since I feel like I’m wasting a lot by splashing. I read reviews of people using a spray bottle instead, so I did exactly that. Besides my face, I use it on my body too, especially on my back since I do have bumps and blackheads there too. I use my loofah afterwards to further exfoliate, and my back feels clean and smooth. My face feels the same way too." —Esther L.

    Check out my full review for more deets!

    Get them from Glow Recipe for $45 each: available in Rejuvenating Purple Berry, Energy Yellow Citrus & Honey, and Soothing & Healing Green Tea.

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    2. Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial works its magic in conjunction with shower steam to gently exfoliate dead skin, so you emerge from the tub reenergized!


    Promising review: "It really does feel like a facial in the shower. Goes on easy, just like face wash, except you don't wash it off immediately. Leaves skin feeling super soft and definitely minimizes pores and helps treat pimples. The label says to use up to twice a week, but on my oily and acne-prone skin, using three times a week has been fine." —Lisa J.

    Get it from Walmart for $6.77 or Ulta for $7.99.

    3. Bioré Charcoal Self-Heating One Minute Mask heats up upon contact with water for a soothing treatment you can really ~feel~ working — seriously, charcoal is great at pulling out all of those impurities stuck inside your pores.

    Promising review: "This is honestly the only mask that's ever really been effective for me! Most others either dry me out and irritate my skin to the point of a breakout, or just do absolutely nothing. With these, I noticed a difference right after using it. It exfoliates without irritating and it sucks up dirt and oil without being drying, plus it feels soooo good when it warms up on your face and hands. Immediately after use, my face is glowing and smooth, and over the next couple days, any pimples are cleared up and my skin is nearly perfect! Personally, I only use it once every other week, and I've always been able to get two uses out of one packet. It's worth it!" –Callie

    Get four single-use masks from Amazon for $5.82.

    4. Ren Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial contains 10% water-activated Vitamin C to give that brightening boost your skin craves! Because who wants a dull complexion? Not I.

    Promising review: "I was extremely surprised at the efficacy of this product after only one use! I had a sample of this laying around for months because nine out of 10 products break me out, so I held off on this one. Tonight I used it, and wow! My skin is GLOWING! No bad reactions or breakouts, and it faded a stubborn dark scar next to my mouth!" —harmony1977

    Get it from Sephora or Dermstore for $48.

    5. GlamGlow Instamud 60 Second Pore-Refining Treatment forms microbubbles pretty much instantly, and its concoction of bentonite and kaolin clays, witch hazel, aloe vera, and licorice root starts to refine and minimize the appearance of pores — so your skin looks the *opposite* of tired.

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    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite products in my facial cleansing routine. It makes your pores look smaller, and your skin cleaner, fresher, and more radiant. Best of all, you just have to put it on for one minute. My skin looks radiant without much effort." –mariandreinavs

    Get it from Sephora for $42.

    6. Philosophy Purity Made Simple Deep-Clean Mask amps up your skin's natural glow with marine extracts (like algae and kelp!) and Vitamin E — softer skin is so within reach.

    Promising review: "Great cleanser! I use it when I am on a time crunch in the morning. I apply the mask to my face, brush my teeth, and then rinse the mask off. My face feels amazingly soft afterwards ." –Lory B.

    Get it from Walmart for $21.91, or Nordstrom and Ulta for $25.

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    7. Malin + Goetz Detox Face Mask foams up to cuddle your face in bubbly bliss so oxygenating cleansing agents can lift all the dirt, makeup, and oil off your face — plus, like the picture suggests, there's stable Vitamin C and natural almond extract to help with all that.

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    Promising review: "Honestly, even after using this product for a couple weeks I still see the effects. I can really see the difference after I wash it off, but you really feel it working on the skin when it bubbles up. My skin feels fresher and my pores are smaller. It's like it rips out all the gross stuff that gets on it through out the day. Love it!" —rmw885

    Get it from Amazon or Malin + Goetz for $46.

    8. Farmacy Bright On Massage-Activated Vitamin C Mask brightens, detoxes, and CHANGES COLORS! The product comes out purple, and as you massage it into your skin, the Vitamin C capsules burst, which turns the mask green. Once you've transformed into a pale green Shrek, you wait five to ten minutes, and voila — bye, clay and hello, happy skin!

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    Promising review: "I’ve been using this mask for two weeks and so far I’m really liking the results! It smells kind of medicinal but not in an overpowering way. It’s massage-activated so you rub the purple mask on your skin and once it turns green, you let it sit for a few minutes. I have really bad hyperpigmentation from a breakout a few months back and this mask has been the only thing that’s helped fade it. If you’re looking to fade some acne marks and detox your skin, then this might be your answer!" —AmandaEliza

    Get it from Sephora for $38.

    9. Sephora Collection Gel Mask Hydrating & Quenching hydrates, illuminates, and protects the skin against free radicals with the help of sea fennel extract and hyaluronic acid. And you don't even have to ~rinse~ it off — just wipe away the excess product off with a cotton ball, and hit the hay!

    Promising review: "This mask is amazing/unreal and on top of that, the price is so affordable! I have tried tons of masks triple this price, but this and the Ren Evercalm Mask are my favorites. But price-wise, this can't be beat! I also use it on my arms where I have always had small, dry bumps, and it helps to soften and hydrate the skin there as well. My skin is super reactive: I get hormonal breakouts, redness, and allergy bumps under my eyes if I use the wrong products. This hydrates, soothes, and keeps my skin super fresh and young looking — most folks think I'm in my mid to late 20s when I'm actually almost 40." —Arkatecture

    Get it from Sephora for $10+.

    10. Origins Clear Improvements Active Charcoal Mask nails the whole ~purifying~ business by using bamboo charcoal and white China clay to flush out excess oil, environmental toxins, and dirt — think of it as your skin care clean-up solution!

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    Promising review: "I've been using this mask for years and I absolutely love it! It is perfect for drawing out all the impurities in my skin — I have a problem with oil and clogged pores, and this stuff works great. The deep-cleaning formula leaves my skin feeling refreshed and renewed." —glamgyrinc

    Read a BuzzFeeder's full review for more deets (#6)!

    Get it from Sephora for $28 or Ulta for $28.

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    11. Ole Henriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask stays true to its name and feels like a cooling and refreshing AF burst of skin care heaven — inspired by the "cold plunge" of a Scandavian sauna circuit, it contains snow lotus, alpine willow herb extracts, and Green Fusion Complex™ (a blend of active botanicals 🌿), and AHAs/BHAs to lift dead skin cells, refine pores, and give skin a major nourishing boost.

    Promising review: "This product did wonders for my skin!! When I wake up, my skin is usually oily and needs prepping before I even think about putting on makeup, and this mask is perfect for that! I leave it on for about 15 minutes and it helps keep my makeup looking flawless all day! Also, where did my pores go?! Ole Henrickson killed it with this one!" –airamal

    Get it from Sephora for $36.

    12. Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask's power ingredient is clary sage, which thrives under harsh conditions in the Mediterranean because it's able to trap and retain moisture — and now it's gonna do the same job for your skin, yay!

    The instructions state to leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes, remove excess product with a tissue, and then massage the remaining product into your skin, but some reviewers just leave the whole layer on overnight — as with most skin care products, see what's best for your skin!

    Promising review: "I will never live without this. I actually use this every single night as a night cream. Leave it on all night long. I am 44 years old with 'neutral skin' — not oily, not dry. Luckily I have no wrinkles and I still get carded, so I'm doing something right! It might be a tad much for someone with combo or oily skin, but if you are 'mature' like me and need that extra nighttime moisturizer, give it a try. Also it seems like it 'mattifies' after you put it on; not shiny, glowy, or oily, but just kind of a soft, matte feel. This is my second bottle: a little goes a long way; I've been using this nightly for about six months now." —Stephanie H.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    13. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask addresses dry, dehydrated skin head-on with a soothing formula of colloidal oatmeal and avena sativa oat bran, as well as shea butter and sea buckthorn to avoid any post-mask redness.

    Promising review: "This mask is really great for calming your skin. I have really sensitive skin, and every time I have a reaction, I put this on and it has an extremely calming effect. Combined with Mario Badescu Rosewater Spray, its a miracle worker!" —cgarc

    Get it from Sephora, Dermstore, or Ulta for $24.

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    14. Make Pre:M In-Shower Face Mask saves you lots of time and hassle by letting you mask (no slipping here!) *and* rinse off straight in the shower — the heat and steam helps hyaluronic acid and berry extracts penetrate deeper into your skin, so the benefits last well into the next morning.

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    Promising review: "I like using this every other morning in the shower and it helps give my skin an extra boost of hydration, especially since my routine is a lot simpler in the morning. It's pretty cool that it doesn't move around or easily wash off (until you're ready to), even though it's a gel. There should be more multitasking products like this out there!" –Useh F.

    Get it from Glow Recipe or Target for $25.

    15. Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask fills up the 'ol skin hydration tank with goodies like shea butter, plant-derived squalane, sweet almond, and soybean oils — plus, oxygenating agents provide stressed cells with breathing room, and honey and aloe help seal all of that newfound moisture IN.


    Promising review: "I have very acne-prone, sensitive skin and I rely on a daily dose of benzoyl peroxide and frequent hits of 10% lactic acid to keep my skin almost all clear. I'm SO happy to say this didn't break me out, and it has done wonders for my skin. I use it as my final skin care step at night to lock everything in, and I wake up with a calm, even complexion that's wickedly hydrated." —Kylie V. H.

    Get it from Glossier for $22.

    16. Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial hits the ~reset button~ on your skin and employs AHAs and BHAs to exfoliate surface dead skin cells and support that sweet, sweet cell turnover, so you'll have brighter, refined pores in no time at all!

    Promising review: "I've never written a review on here, but this stuff is really magical. I'm on my second bottle and have even begun using on my arms to treat my keratosis pilaris. I've never found anything that this issue would respond to before this stuff. Of course things like moisturizing are very important to treat keratosis pilaris, but this stuff is a holy grail step for me. And I've tried EVERYTHING." —mmnash

    Get it from Sephora for $80.

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    17. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is JUST what your parched skin needs: an intensive hydrating gel treatment with hydro ionized mineral water, ~Moisture Wrap~ technology that forms an eight-hour time-release, and apricot and evening primrose that brighten and purify fatigued skin.

    If anything plumps up your skin, it's THIS. It feels so cool and soothing as soon it makes contact with your skin, absorbs instantly (but, as previously stated, it has time-controlled release so it keeps working all night long), and instantly gives you that dewy glow you want to wake up to. Whenever my skin needs a no-fuss reset, I slather this on.

    Get it from Laneige or Sephora for $25.

    18. Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial is on a mission to correct pesky, uneven skin tone with the help of wild rose oil, stabilized Vitamin C, tumeric extract, and hyaluronic acid — it's like a delicious ~soufflé~ for your face!

    Promising review: "I bought this product a few weeks ago and have been using it every night. The results are fantastic: my skin looks bright and I have noticed many of my acne marks have faded, and I wake up with moisturized, beautiful skin. I have noticed such a difference in my skin, and so have others. I feel much more comfortable without makeup. The light rose scent is lovely and feminine as well, which is always a good touch." –kellysunshine

    Get it from Sephora for $48.

    19. Pixi Nourishing Sleep Mask seals in skin-loving nutrients like fruit and flower oils, arginine, and fatty acids, so they turn around plump and healed by morning.

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    Promising review: "I have incredibly sensitive skin and sebbhoric dermatitis. I have been dealing with my skin issues for about 15 years and have tried to use countless high-end moisturizers and face masks to resolve my flaky sensitive skin, but I always end up with greasy skin, blackheads, and still-flaky skin. This product, however, is light yet powerful, and seriously resolved my issues overnight. I wake up with soft, smooth, radiant skin that's free of blackheads and breakouts!" —Melissa

    Get it from Target for $22.

    20. SkinRx Lab Madecera Sleeping Mask ensures you wake up with a ~natural~ glow, while ceramides form a protective layer that plumps the skin and restores/retains moisture and guards against foreign, harmful elements from the surrounding environment.

    Get it from Free People or Ulta for $24.

    21. Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask sticks with ya and keeps sinking into your skin throughout the night. It uses a potent blend of Vitamin B3, mulberry extract, and humectants to brighten, even out, and restore skin immediately *and* over time.

    Promising review: "I really like this product: I use it at night and have since noticed a considerable difference in facial texture. I alternate between this and the Regenerist Night Recovery Cream, and my face feels amazing. I actually began using this mask as my under-makeup cream, and I love it. It acts as a primer for me and makes my makeup stay put all day — and my face is so soft that I can't stop touching my face. I am in love with Olay products and have tried more expensive peels, gels, moisturizers, and serums, but I always go back to Olay. This product did not disappoint at all." —MW

    Get it from Amazon for $21.57+.

    22. CosRx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask douses your skin in 65% rice extract, niacinamide, and sunflower seed oil, for effortless and effective hydrating and brightening while you get your beauty sleep — since it's lightweight, you can likely use it during the day too. Hello, non-irritation skin products, I've been waiting for you!


    Promising review: "So I was already hyped for this product when I ordered it — but wow, it makes my skin so supple and bouncy by the morning, and I can't stop squishing my cheeks because they're so soft. I really like the new packaging too; it's much more compact and travel-friendly than the previous jar container. I have dry/combo skin and use this maybe three to four times a week. If you're oilier, you may want to use it only once a week, because this stuff is pretty rich and could feel too heavy. No discernible scent that I can think of/remember at the moment, and I think it would be soothing enough for sensitive skin (but always ALWAYS remember to do a patch test and to check CosDNA to see if there are any ingredients that can cause a reaction)." —Madison White

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

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