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Who doesn’t love a good face mask? I like to use them on weekend evenings, after the kids are asleep, while I’m chilling on the couch with the husband. They’re a great way to pamper yourself and take care of your skin at the same time. Dermatologists agree that face masks benefit your skin.
While I’d love to try out some higher end products like this:
the fact of it is that spending money on face masks just isn’t my greatest priority, budget-wise (I know, shocking, right?).
So in cases like these, I turn back to the one who will never let me down — of course you know I mean…Target.
I picked up these 5 face masks on a recent Target trip, and spent the last week trying one every evening, just to deliver these reviews to you (you’re so welcome, the pleasure was all mine!).
Clockwise from top left, the line-up:
First up: the Hydrate mask from Miss Spa.
This one’s pretty straightforward. It’s easy to use, it smells nice, kind of floral. My skin felt happy and soft afterwards. At less than $2 a pop, this is one to go in your regular skincare rotation. 5/5
Next: the Panda Calming Sheet Mask from Pretty Animalz.
It’s cute, right? I’ll be honest it’s a little less cute once you’re wearing it. Some husbands (mine) may have done a double-take, and offered helpful comments like “What the actual hell,” and “That’s terrifying.” Sweet, right? I took pictures but…I decided you don’t want to see them. Also, this one didn’t smell that great. It did soften my skin some, but not enough to save my opinion otherwise. 2/5
Next up: the 24k Gold Radiance Mask from Miss Spa.
I enjoyed this one. The gold was novel and pretty. It smelled lovely, it was easy to apply and pleasant to wear. My skin was moisturized and had a luminous glow afterwards. The only downside was that the gold gel stuff got on my bathroom sink and hasn’t come off yet, so I’d be careful not to get it on anything. All said, I’d use this one again. 4/5
Next up: the Hydrating Face Mask with Camellia Seed Oil from nügg.
I had never used a face mask that wasn’t a sheet mask before trying this one out. I was surprised how much I liked it — I enjoyed it more than the sheet masks really, because it didn’t shift around like the sheets do and I felt like I could get it into more places on my skin. There was a surprising amount in the little container — I had extra leftover. This one smelled the best of any of the masks I tried, and I think my skin was the softest after this. I’ll be using it again, and looking to try other masks by nügg. 5/5
And finally: the Detoxifying Charcoal DIY Powder-to-Clay Mask by Yes to Tomatoes.
This one was the most fun of the five. It comes with a little paper bowl, a packet of charcoal powder, and a spoon for mixing. The back of the package has suggestions for different food items to mix with the mask to supposedly achieve different benefits — yogurt for moisturizing, honey for smoothing, lemon for brightening, etc. I added a bit of honey and stirred my mask up. This one definitely took the longest to apply — I spent between five and ten minutes pasting the mixture onto my face. I let it sit for the longer suggested time of 20 minutes before rinsing. I really couldn’t tell any difference at all in my skin afterwards — it didn’t even feel particularly moisturized. But I did enjoy wearing it, so that counts for something maybe? 3/5
That’s the roundup for today! Have you tried any of these? Share your favorite face masks below in the comments.