Before we dive in, let it be said: I do not write about things (especially beauty products) here simply because they are cool. Cool is fun, but I take my skincare seriously and I don’t like gimmicks. I will only feature products that work and will get you amazing results. That being said, over the past month or so, three face masks have made their way across my desk that are not only effective, but also super, super cool and really fun to apply… and remove!
The first is Dr. Brandt’s Magnetight Mask. Oh my goodness. I’ve literally never seen anything like this. You apply a thin layer using the spatula that comes with it, leave it on for about ten minutes… and then remove it using… get this… a MAGNET! The mask comes with a (very strong) magnet, which you wrap in tissue paper and then simply wipe the mask off. The magnetic iron particles inside the mask gravitate towards the magnet, making removal a cinch. Left behind is a little bit of serum, which you can just rub into your skin… leaving it glowy + radiant.
And then we have two modeling masks.
If you have not jumped on the modeling/rubber masks train yet, I would advise you to do so immediately. They are my favorite – and also, just so much fun. The modeling mask/rubber trend started as a K-Beauty thing (remember this one that I reviewed, ages ago?) but now they are everywhere. These are the two best ones.
Note: for both, they require a little mixing (it feels like a science experiment!) and I would advise you to lay down immediately after applying. Modeling masks can get a little messy. They are thick and goopy, meaning that they can and will drip all over you if you aren’t laying still. I like to work on my blog at night while masking… you can’t do that with these. The upside is, it forces you to really relax.
Dr. Dennis Gross’s Hyaluronic Marine Hydrating Modeling Mask is perfect for the dry-skinned girls (and guys). Hyaluronic Acid is so good for your skin. It plumps the skin up and leaves it super soft and smooth. This mask contains two packets, which you mix together in the little bowl that it comes with it. Smooth the bright blue gel on over your face and leave on for just five minutes, and then the whole thing just peels off. The mask cools + hydrates, and afterward, my skin felt all nice + plumped up – making fine lines less visible.
Lastly, there is Bliss’s Mask A’peel’ Radiance Revealing Rubberizing Mask. This one is (as the name would indicate) great for radiance. It comes in a travel friendly cup (it looks just like a mini yogurt container) that you just add a bit of water too. Mix it up and apply the gray goop all over your face and it will be ready to peel off in twenty minutes. I will say that it smells slightly funny, but that could just be me. The formula contains Vitamin C which brightens and helps to induce that “I just had a facial” sort of glow. I’ve done this one at home and had it applied as an add on while getting a facial at Bliss. Both times, it did not disappoint.