Skincare Roundup | Best "10 Minute" Face Masks

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Shockingly enough, I'm actually pretty low maintenance (or at least I like to think I am). So I'm very excited to have found powerful masks that work quickly. The days of leaving clay masks for 20-30 minutes are behind me, I'm all about the 10 minute facials.

I've recently been using  two new masks, and I felt it was important for me to talk about these. I think I might actually get to the bottom of these and then repurchase them (or you know, until the next cool thing comes out haha).

Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask - As you may know, I LOVE the Peter Thomas Roth face masks. So when I saw they were coming out with the Irish Moor Mud Mask, I had to contain myself. Months passed, and face masks emptied, it was finally time to make this one mine. Right now, I need to contain myself not to swear because, HOLY SH**. Okay, let's break it down, this mask is designed to purify, unclog congested pores and hydrate. So it's composed of Irish moor mud  which helps "to draw out dirt, oil, and impurities as it infuses skin with moisture and vitamins.", Hijiki Seaweed to nourish and hydrate and Volcanic Ash and Activated Charcoal to really deeply purify the skin. Holy results Batman! I don't think I've ever been this impressed by a face mask upon the first use. My skin was instantly brighter and ridiculously smooth. I kept freaking out and my husband was telling me it was in my head because I wanted to like it so much. I made him touch my face, and even he noticed how much softer it was. You really feel like your skin is super deeply cleansed. Best part? It doesn't dry hard and only takes 10 minutes. It's this thick, pudding like, black goo. Oh and it makes you look scary as hell though, like the Black Warrior. Over time, it's really helped to keep my skin fresh and glowy (with the help of my Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate I'm sure). I think it's excellent for ALL skin types. Rapidly becoming my all time favorite mask.
a picture of Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask

a picture of Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask
a picture of Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask (texture)
Caudalie Instant Detox Mask - I got a deluxe sample with a Sephora purchase and this is another hit. This one has Grape Marc to detoxify and drain the skin, Pink Clay and Coffee to purify, Papaya Enzymes to help brighten the skin and Eight Essential Oils (including lavender) to help nourish. This is a flesh colored paste, so you look like you have really thick, gross foundation on, but to me it's also reminiscent of calamine lotion. And in fact, I find the best description for it is "soothing". I feel like it really helps calm the skin and purify it. I like to use this one when I do have bumps and things. I'm sure the Peter Thomas Roth one would help with that too, but I more so use that one to help keep things clear and bright, if that makes any sense? Again this masks only takes 10 minutes and doesn't dry out your skin but it does harden up a bit. 
a picture of Caudalie Instant Detox Mask
a picture of Caudalie Instant Detox Mask (texture)
I would also like to mention, that even though I'm not using them at the moment (because I ran out), but I've spoken about them before, these also make the list :

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask & Cucumber Gel Mask - You can check out the blog post HERE.
a picture of Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask & Cucumber Gel Mask
Origins Out of Trouble 10 minute Mask - You can read my review HERE.
a picture of Origins Out Of Trouble Mask (texture)
Lush Brazened Honey Fresh Mask - I talked about in my Honey Skincare Post, but seriously, the Lush fresh face masks in general!
a picture of Lush Brazened Honey Fresh Face Mask
Who doesn't have 10 minutes to pamper themselves? Give one of these a try (or all of these, I'm not judging) and let me know how your skin feels! I seriously can't recommend these enough! And also I feel my skin has shifted through the entire spectrum of skin types lately, so they're really suitable for all.

Talk to you soon,

-Val
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