Masks are the secret to glowing, radiating skin. And if it weren’t obvious it most definitely is now, thanks to Instagram, models have made facial masks a selfie phenomenon. Exhibit A: Selfies from a handful of those who started the trend — Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima, Sara Sampaio, and Lindsay Ellingson. Whether instantly hydrating skin or cooling & soothing, masks are an essential component of every solid skin-care routine, especially when you’re jetting to-and-fro vacation. But with so many masks to choose from — figuring out what types of mask to use and when to use them — can be an even greater conundrum than deciding what filter to use on your spa selfie. Luckily for us, b.glowing washed away all our worries and gave us the ins and outs of choosing the right masks for us, for every #VacationStyle scenario — and our skin could not be more thankful for it!
FOR LONG PLANE RIDES
Koh Gen Do Macro Vintage Essence Mask
THE DETAILS: A highly concentrated moisturizing mask. The unique Moisturizing Skin Ingredients increase immunity and boost regenerating and anti-oxidizing powers by calming the skin and preventing hydration from being lost.
THE SCENT: Hard to describe, but it has a very light, refreshing scent
THE TEXTURE: Very thick, velvety texture
THE RESULT: The mask made our skin feel flawless and as smooth as a baby’s skin. Skin felt very refreshed, moisturized and perfectly clean.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Covered entire face, left no heavy residue or did not feel sticky and was very easy to take off.
Nugg Revitalizing Face Mask
THE DETAILS: A tingly peppermint mask that revitalizes and plumps dull, tired skin. The powerful blend of natural oils and extracts nourish and restore moisture.
THE SCENT: Has a cool, minty scent from peppermint oil and menthol.
THE TEXTURE: A translucent-white, thick gel
THE RESULT: Our skin felt refreshed, hydrated, and more plump.
WHY WE LOVE IT: We loved how the peppermint-loaded gel feels cold and tingly on your face — it’s almost like you can feel the mask invigorating your skin. The refreshing feeling lingered even after the mask is taken off. Our skin most definitely felt more plumped and super moisturized for a few hours following. We also loved that even the single-serving pod had a generous amount of the mask in it.
FROM COLD WEATHER TO HOT WEATHER, AND BACK
THE DETAILS: A mask that uses nourishing botanical extracts, vitamins and minerals to stimulate cellular renewal, reduce wrinkles, firm and hydrate skin.
THE SCENT: Amazing! Had a very nice and light, yet elegant scent (that isn't floral!).
THE TEXTURE: A light, with a just-right creamy feel.
THE RESULT: Our skin felt very refreshed and nourished.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The first perfect mask that doesn't sting or tingle, but still feels like it's doing something. We love how it had a calming-factor and made our skin feel more supple.
THE DETAILS: Quenches the skin to reveal brighter, younger-looking skin.
THE SCENT: No scent
THE TEXTURE: Felt thick. We were expecting this mask to feel more lightweight than it was set out to be.
THE RESULT: Our skin felt very refreshed only after keeping this mask on overnight. Not a quick fix like the Acrcona Wine Hydrating Mask was.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This is a great, nourishing overnight mask. Results are best if you use it when are in serious need to hydrate your dry skin.
THE DETAILS: A refreshing, cooling, moisturizing and calming gel that helps soothe dry, irritated skin.
THE SCENT: Very light
THE TEXTURE: Lightweight. It feels very similar to aloe vera
THE RESULT: When we used this after our skin was exposed to the sun - dare we say, burnt - and our skin felt very calm and more soothed after 15 minutes. If your skin isn't exposed to sun, you won't feel as much as an effect.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This is a great ultragentle gel mask that calms and soothes irritated skin after sun exposure.
THE DETAILS: An instant smoothing, nourishing sheet mask featuring Foxtail Millet Sprout. Restores clarity and radiance, evens out skin tones.
THE SCENT: No scent
THE TEXTURE: A gooey texture, very sticky
THE RESULT: It was difficult to notice a difference after one use and little sun exposure.
WHY WE LOVE IT: It makes the skin feel very smooth, best to use this one after you have sun exposure to soothe the skin.
INSTANT PICK-ME UP
THE DETAILS: Disposable adhesive gel patches that instantly infuse skin with a concentrated amount of soothing ingredients.
THE SCENT: No scent
THE TEXTURE: Patches - no texture, just feel very cool underneath the eyes
THE RESULT: After a 10-minute use, it reduced swelling and brightened the skin underneath the eyes.
WHY WE LOVE IT: If you need an instant fix, this is it! It felt refreshing against the skin.
THE DETAILS: A one-step process that detoxifies, rejuvinates and oxygenates your skin using cinnamon oil.
THE SCENT: A very heavy scent of cinammon
THE TEXTURE: A thick, jelly-like texture. Once on your face, it immediately starts to feel warm and tingly and has a tightening heat effect.
THE RESULT: Immediately saw the results after using the product - our skin felt very clean and rejuvinated!
WHY WE LOVE IT: After one use, pores seemed smaller and skin felt so much brighter. We love how this peel didn't dry out our skin like most peels do!
#JETSETSHOP THE MASK STORY