Best Face Masks - Buyer’s Guide

By: FindTopTen Editorial


Face masks are satisfying part of spoiling yourself either at spa or home. I will introduce top ten best face masks based on our real reviews.

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It is handy and easy to take care of your skin when it comes to pampering yourself with face mask at home. You can indulge and enjoy the mask while you are taking a bath, watching TV, talking on the phone, filing your nails, in the morning before applying your make up, throwing a face mask party with family and friends etc.

According to the skin care advisors and reviewers including myself, these products are rejuvenating, hydrating, soothing, and pore minimizing without irritation. Here are the face masks that deliver what you are looking for.

Skincare Brand Name of the Mask Skin Type Great for Price Est.
Cle de peau BEAUTE Illuminating concentrate All Hydration
Clear Complexion
Hydrate $140
TATA HARPER Purifying Mask All Anti-aging
Pore minimizing
bliss triple oxygen instant energizing foaming mask All Brightening
Omorovicza ULTRAMOOR MUD MASK All Anti-aging
RODAN + FIELDS REDEFINE Daily Cleansing Mask Normal
Pore minimizing $43
St. Ives Nourished and Smooth OATMEAL SCRUB & MASK All Nourishing $2.99-$4.99

1. Cle de peau BEAUTE illuminating concentrate – Best sheet mask for leading to beautiful face with confidence

Cle de peau BEAUTE illuminating concentrate

People say: The mask gives your complexion moisture, resilience, and an even texture. It improves skin and enhances vital functions, increases radiance and inspires a feeling of confidence and beauty. The mask exfoliates skin, seals in treatment benefits of the essence through Royal Jelly and help repair damage from dehydration and free radicals.

We tested: It is absolutely fantastic special 3 step mask that makes your skin incredibly smooth, hydrated, and gives youthful elasticity. Cle de peau BEAUTE illuminating concentrate mask is one of the best face masks and picked as first on our list because it has everything…, not only it makes your skin look beautiful but also very handy to carry it with you so that you can pamper yourself anywhere, anytime. The package comes with a lotion, an essence to smooth the area of special concern, and a mask for the entire face to look more radiant and beautiful. First, empty the lotion pouch onto cotton pad and gently wipe impurities off over face. When we tried it, we felt soothing sensation as wiping over face. Second, empty the essence pouch into palm and smooth over face and neck. It has light and luxury scent. As massage the areas of concerns including around eyes, the milky texture of the essence was smooth enough to let fingers glide over the face for complete absorption. Third, remove the backing of the mask and place it on face. Each packet contains the upper and lower components of the mask as individual sheets. Place the lower component on to your lower face and then upper component. The mask was easy to use and had several cuts for the perfect fitting. Then remove the mask after 10 minutes. We felt that the mask was handy, made our skin incredibly smooth and bright like we had a facial at a spa. We enjoyed touching our skin and looking at a mirror over and over. It made the make up last longer afterwards. The face line became toned and sharpened.

About the brand: Cle de peau BEAUTE is an ultra-luxurious skincare collection which commits to every woman to unlock the potential to have beautiful skin within. The brand believes in the concept of ambient light to the skin and eye catching beauty. Cle de peau BEAUTE products are based on world first discoveries and breakthrough skincare research. Cle de peau BEAUTE was inspired by the color, cut, clarity, and cart of diamond and developed Brilliant Cell Management to achieve radiant skin. Their light inspired skincare technology manages the four key areas in the cellular life of skin to restore youthful balance, optimizing the conditions that create and perfectly align illuminated cells. Also, the lab of Cle de peau BEAUTE found an exclusive ingredient derived from rare platinum golden silk and Japanese pearls called Illuminating Complex EX. The Illuminating Complex EX reduces the current appearance of damage caused by environmental stress and brings visible improvement to skin. Each product is formulated with Illuminating Complex EX to deliver radiant skin.

  • skin becomes brighter
  • Hydrates well
  • Makes skin incredibly smooth
  • Gives skin youthful texture and elasticity
  • Skin looks toned and contoured
  • Pores are tightened
  • Convenient for travel
  • Perfect for after exposing the sun
  • Luxurious textures and aromas creates uplifting experience.
  • Thick enough and fit face perfectly
  • A bit challenging emptying the pouch of the essence

2. SK-II FACIAL TREATMENT MASK – Best moisturizing concentrated sheet mask with Pitera


People say: A sheet mask for entire face with Pitera (a rich liquid containing amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and organic acids) to improve skin lucency, decrease wrinkles and lighten dark spots.

We tested: The second facial mask on our list for the top ten best face mask is SK-II FACIAL TREATMENT MASK packaged with plenty of concentrated gel liquid. The sheet has fiber technology with 12 cuts for the perfect fitting. As applying the mask with clean fingertips to fit the mask the whole face, we felt that it had a good compatibility between the essence and the sheet. It was highly cohesive and covered the whole face well. Let the mask penetrate on our skin for 5 to 15 minutes. After removing the mask, dullness disappeared and pores were tightened. The skin became soft and moisturized well. Since the bag comes with plenty of Pitera essence, I recommend for you to squeeze the mask gently to eliminate excess liquid when you apply. We used the remaining beauty essence in the bag for the face and other part of the body such as neck, chest as moisturizer.

The only downside about this mask is that we felt light stickiness after removing the mask. Although the stickiness might not bother you, we recommend you to follow by moisturizer to smooth your skin. If you like the pore to be tightened well, we recommend you to keep the bag in a refrigerator before use and apply it on your skin while it is cool. You can also enjoy the mask for 20 minutes or longer by flipping the mask inside out and apply the remaining concentrated liquid on top of it.

About the brand: SK-II is a Japanese skin care product to deliver beautiful, clear, soft, and smooth skin with using the naturally derived ingredient. SK-II was inspired by astonishingly soft, smooth, clear and younger looking hands of workers at a sake brewery. SK-II scientists conducted research on fermentation condition and formulation balance to discover the secret of skin care. They discovered the ingredient called Pitera is produced when “galactomyces” is fermented which contains excellent ingredients for the skin in an ideal balance that can never be reproduced artificially.

  • The sheet is thick enough to apply without tearing
  • 12 cuts and fiber technology for easy fit
  • Plenty liquid essence for a longer use or moisturize other part of the body
  • skin becomes soft
  • Skin look smooth with youthful elasticity
  • Pores are tightened
  • Skin looks brighter and fresh instantly
  • Slightly sticky feel after removing the mask

3. Sisley PARIS EXPRESS FLOWER GEL MASK – Best gel mask to hydrate your skin in 3 min


People say: The skin becomes bright, smooth, and full of moisture by using the mask twice or three times a week.

We tested: Sisley PARIS EXPRESS FLOWER GEL MASK is the third product on our list. It is also the gel face mask for the best hydration on our list. When we applied the mask, the gel was watery, and gave us pleasant and cooling sensations. Let it soak on our skin for 10 minutes. We noticed that our skin became surprisingly smooth and well hydrated in a few minutes. Everything about this mask is great. But we rinsed the gel off because it hydrated my skin too well to leave in even though the mask was instructed as leave in. We had to either wipe it off or rinse it off the excess.

About the brand: Sisley PARIS is one of the most prestigious brand in the luxury cosmetics industry. Sisley uses the blend of plant extracts that have synergistic effects in optimal combinations to provide a solution for each skin. Sisley research team carefully select and use excellent varieties among each plant for product creation. They pay careful attention to not only the desired skin care effect, but also the place of origin of the plant, and if the plant was harvested at the time the plant contains the most useful ingredients. They have been studied the proportions and combinations of the plant extracts for the best effectiveness over the years.

  • light and watery gel texture provide skin pleasant feeling when you apply
  • provides fresh feeling to the skin
  • leads skin smooth surface
  • gives youthful elasticity
  • provides skin great hydration without greasy feeling
  • light and pleasant scent
  • may leave you some crumbs if you do not wipe or rinse it off

4. TATA HARPER Purifying Mask – Best gel mask to rescue aging and a solve stressed skin

TATA HARPER Purifying Mask

People say: TATA HAERPER Purifying Mask is great for fresh start anytime your skin feels puffy or irritated. It leaves a smooth, luminescent and healthy skin. It is one of the best concentrated treatment mask that uses advanced natural technology to counteract the effect of aging. It is intense deep cleansing treatment mask that cleanse the build ups on your surface of your skin and minimize the appearance of premature aging that comes from modern life and polluted environment.

We tested: Apply thick layers to cover the face and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes. We enjoyed soothing sensation. After rinsing it off, we felt pores were minimized and cleansed. Our skin became softer, more elastic, refreshed, clean and cool. If you are looking for a great result in shorter than 30 minutes, then this is not for you. Other than that , TATA HARPER Purifying Mask is a great mask to pamper your skin.

About the brand: 100% natural, TATA HARPER skincare brand uses the highest quality ingredients only. They use active ingredients from the plant extracts produced in organic farms. Unlike other organic brands, TATA HARPER contains 6 to 29 different kinds of active ingredients for anti-aging effect. The products contain the active ingredient more than twice as much as other skin care lines that are the same price range. The owner of the products put some effort in eco conscious packaging and labeling. TATA HAPER products are acclaimed in various media such as Allure, Vogue, Elle, New York Times etc.

  • Refreshes your skin
  • Great mask for resetting your skin from every day stress
  • pleasant cooling sensation
  • Cleanse pores
  • Skin becomes softer
  • Skin look youthful and more elastic
  • Light and pleasant scent
  • 100% natural
  • Great for sensitive skin
  • Not an instant mask and need 30 minutes for better results

5. fresh BLACK TEA FIRMING OVERNIGHT MASK – Best overnight facial mask that instantly leads to a youthful look


People say: Overnight mask that restores elasticity and leads to youthful skin. It works with the natural night time skin repair process to achieve a lifted, firmer look by the morning. The intensely moisturizing treatment delivers visibly more defined, contoured complexion to your face. Fermented black tea, black tea extract, and blackberry leaf extract formulation prevent skin damage caused by free radicals. Belle de Nuit extract calms and rebalances the skin. You will notice the skin become soft and moist, healthy skin with smooth texture.

We tested: The mask has creamy texture. Massage a generous layer onto face and neck. For dry and combination skin, we recommend you to use good amount for a thicker layer for better moisturizing effect. Leave on overnight. We applied the mask for 3 nights as the final step of the skincare ritual. At the first morning, we noticed our skin looked visibly healthier. We noticed neither the firmness nor contour. By the 3rd morning, we noticed our skin looked more supple and radiant, smooth, revitalized, soft and moist. The only down side of this product was that we barely noticed the visible contour even though it is named as “firming overnight mask”. Other than that, it is a great night time mask to give your skin smooth and refreshed look, and a great hydration without being greasy.

About the brand: It all started with a soap which the founders of fresh created. With their amazing scents and nourishing formula, the brand has evolved into skincare, body care, fragrance, and haircare products by using natural ingredients like soy, sake and sugar as the core. The founders traveled the world seeking natural ingredients used in cultural beauty rituals.

  • nice whipped texture
  • skin becomes amazingly soft
  • Skin look incredibly smooth
  • great for all skin types
  • great in hydration
  • gives revitalized and youthful look
  • can be used as night time moisturizer or final step of your beauty routine
  • not noticeable in contouring

6. Kiehl’s TUMERIC & CRANBERRY SEED ENERGIZING RADIANCE MASK – Best mask to minimize pores, invigorates and brighten the skin appearance


People say: This facial mask instantly brightens dull, fatigued skin and restores skin’s healthy, rosy appearance over time.

We tested: Light cream base mask has the light orange color with cranberry seed. The scent is very gentle. When we applied onto face, it glided smooth and gave us cooling sensation first. Then within 5 seconds, it gave us tingling sensation. We massaged our face with the mask for 2, 3 minutes, then allowed the mask to dry for about 10 minutes. The mask turned like a dry clay stick to face. After dry, we rinsed the mask with warm water. Unlike the 8 on our list, we felt that it was easy to rinse it off even though the mask stacked to the skin. We noticed the skin looked brighter, clean, textured, and pores were tightened. It did not give us moisture as much as other masks on our list. Some people may be sensitive to the tingling sensation.

About the brand: Kiehl’s was founded in New York in 1851 as apothecary, trusted and reliable pharmacy supported from all over the world. Since 1979, more than 100 of products have been displayed at the Smithsonian Museum in the United States, with achievements of the high quality of the products in the pharmaceutical and scientific community. Kiehl’s offers sampling service and free facials so that the customers can try their products before they buy and to deliver them personal and customized skin care products.

  • skin look brighter
  • pores are tightened
  • leave skin feeling cleaned
  • skin look energized
  • easy to rinse off
  • gentle scent
  • leave skin feeling fresh
  • strong tingling sensations

7. bliss triple oxygen instant energizing foaming mask - Best foaming mask that is gentle and leaves clean feel

bliss triple oxygen instant energizing foaming mask

People say: Triple oxygen instant energizing foaming mask is a self-activating mask formulated with multi-action CPR technology to clarify, revitalize skin, energize and supercharge skin’s natural defenses resulting in healthy, glowing and youthful skin. Vitamins C & E helps to prevent cellular damage while moisturizing and brightening for a radiant, supple complexion. Grape seed extract helps to protect skin from free radical attack that damages and ages skin. Aloe helps to keep skin hydrated. Aloe, rice bran, and sodium PCA helps moisturize and hydrate skin.

We tested: An orange-colored gel-like liquid came out when we squeezed the container. The gel turned into foam when we applied and massaged onto damp skin. The mask gave me a mild tickling sensation when the gel turned into foam. We waited for about 5 minutes and then rinsed well. The skin looked brightened, cleaned, refreshed, hydrated, smooth and soft instantly. I also used the mask as shaving cream because the gel turns into foam just like it. The only down side of this product is that the effect lasted for only a day or so unlike other masks in our lists.

About the brand: bliss innovated many global spas and skin care products to empower people to achieve higher state of happy. By understanding the benefits of the spas and individual’s skin and well-being needs, the brand created powerful and delightful products so that many people can enjoy the spa benefits at home.

  • skin feels refreshed and energized
  • skin looks smooth and youthful
  • pores are cleaned
  • instant result
  • gentle
  • rinse off easily
  • improves skin texture
  • Skin may lose the result in a day or so

8. Omorovicza ULTRAMOOR MUD MASK – Best mud mask that leads to silky smooth skin


People say: Gentle exfoliation and deep pore cleansing complete the treatment to leave the facial contour more sharply defined and the complexion brighter. With daily use, collagen and elastin production is boosted, vital moisture is locked in, surface damage is repaired and skin is soothed, moisturized, visibly younger looking and rejuvenated, illuminated from within and strengthened.

We tested: It feels gentle and soothing at the moment we applied the mineral mud. Let it sit for 10 minutes and the mud became dry, then remove the mud with splashing water onto face and wipe off the remainder using a wet face cloth. The only thing about this product is that the mud did not come off easily and tend to remain onto skin so make sure you remove gently without rubbing too strong. We loved the fact that our skin was clean, mildly moisturized, smoother and in great elasticity. We felt that all the pores were tightened.

About the brand: Omorovicza products are created by founders by utilizing the beneficial effects of absorbing a powerful blend of Hungary’s mineral rich healing water and patented Hydro Mineral Transference delivery system. The products are combined with the finest vitamins, essential oils and other natural ingredients from across the world. They exclude parabens, polyethylene glycol, petrochemicals, silicones, sodium laureth sulfates, synthetic colors, synthetic fragrances, microbeads, and nanoparticles.

  • Reduces pore size
  • Removes impurities
  • Great for dull skin
  • Great for anti-aging
  • Lifting and elasticity
  • Gentle
  • Free of many harsh chemicals
  • Being patient removing the mud

9. RODAN + FIELDS REDEFINE Daily Cleansing Mask – Best mask for mattifying and drawing impurities

RODAN + FIELDS REDEFINE Daily Cleansing Mask

People say: Incorporating the REDEFINE Daily Cleansing Mask into your morning and evening skincare rituals, your skin feels much softer. This Kaolin clay based cleansing mask dries quickly when you massage it evenly onto your entire face. The mask clears pores without losing your skin of essential moisture. The finely granulated exfoliator gently smooths out the skin and deliver younger looking skin.

We tested: The mask is white clay based mask. Applying the mask evenly onto entire face, skin felt fine exfoliator and cooling sensation. We allowed it to dry for about 5 minutes then rinse thoroughly with water. When we pat dry our face, our skin looked bright, cleaned, and mattified instead of moisture. The cooling sensation made our skin feel like the pores were tightened. The only downside of this mask was that the mask tended to stick to the skin during rinsing, which made us rub our skin hard. Other than that, it is a great mask for those people who is looking for clarifying and mattifying your skin.

About the brand: RODAN + FIELDS is anti-aging skincare brand founded by world renowned dermatologists to bring dermatology inspired skincare to everyone so they can experience a healthy, clear, even toned complexion. The brand commits to create positive change in people’s skin in their lives by offering the best skincare solutions. Their unique business model enables independent consultants to run their own business as social commerce brand.

  • Cooling sensation tightens pores
  • Brightens skin
  • Mattifies
  • Finely granulated exfoliator gently draw the impurities and smooths out the skin
  • Tough rinsing that may result in rubbing your skin too much

10. St. Ives Nourished and Smooth OATMEAL SCRUB & MASK – Best scrub mask with an affordable price

St. Ives Nourished and Smooth OATMEAL SCRUB & MASK

People say: 2-in-1 face scrub & mask infused with the soothing scent of oatmeal and honey it’s made with 100% natural exfoliants like walnut shell powder. The mask gently buffs and can be used 3 to 4 times a week for fresh, glowing skin with all the added extras. Skin is left looking and feeling soft and healthy. The mask is hypoallergenic, paraben free, dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic (meaning it does not block your pores).

We tested: After cleansing face, dispense product onto fingertips and massage over face. The scent is light and fresh. The mask is creamy and in low exfoliation scrubs. Left on 5 minutes, then rinse off. As rinsing off, to started foaming like a soap. We rinsed it off with warm water a few times with massaging face as if we were washing any remaining impurities away. Pat dry face with soft towel gently. Our skin felt soft, smooth, nourished, good in elasticity, looked fresh and brighter. The only down side of this product is that our skin felt like the natural moisture was stripped away a bit after rinsing. Other than that, it is the best mask to nourish your skin with the lowest price on our list and many other masks on the market.

About the brand: St. Ives values using 100 % natural ingredients to their products. The brand carries face care lines and body care lines that are infused with natural ingredients such as apricots, coconuts, cranberries, and shea butter. The brand also uses natural exfoliates like crushed walnut shell powder and moisturizers like soybean oil and plant based glycerin. St. Ives is inspired to be America’s #1 scrub brand that can be many drug stores across the United States.

  • Affordable price mark compare to other masks on the market
  • 2-in1 face scrub and mask that softens and nourishes skin
  • Smoothens away dullness
  • Hypoallergenic free
  • Paraben free
  • a little bit of feeling that your natural skin moisture was stripped away