The 9 Best Face Masks for Every Skin Type

No matter if you're living on the beach, spending your mornings in a crowded subway car, or still braving blizzards, the elements can take a toll on your skin. Pores get clogged, fine lines appear, dry patches develop. Fortunately, sometimes a quick face mask is all you need to restore a healthy glow.

We've shopped around for 9 of the most effective masks that treat all different skin types. So whether your skin is thirsty, acne-prone, or oily, apply one of these potions after a warm shower (or leave on overnight) and let it work its magic.

by Julia Friedman


Winter weather can dry out skin, so replenish it with Clinique’s ultra-moisturizing, oil-free mask. It works overnight, leaving your skin silky come morning.

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, $32, Amazon


Besides the fact that peel-off masks are so fun, this one is packed with cucumber extract, aloe vera, and vitamin a. It works in ten minutes to refresh and sooth normal and combination skin types.

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Peel-Off Mask, $7, Amazon


Active charcoal works to draw out impurities like dirt and oil, so your pores can breath easy. Works on all skin types!

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, $24, Amazon

Dr Dennis Gross

This vegan, overnight mask is great for acne-prone skin. It absorbs oil, calms redness and irritation, and helps to smooth lines. Apply a thin layer before bedtime and rinse off in the morning. “I woke up like this” will be your new catch phrase.

Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Clarifying Colloidal Sulfer Mask, $42, QVC


Here’s another vegan mask made of ingredients like dried organic pomegranate, raspberry lead, and coconut milk. Mix the pink powder with a liquid (like water, honey, or yogurt) and apply to face. It gently exfoliates, leaving your skin radiant, and the antioxidant-rich ingredients help to nourish and hydrate.

Praerie Superfruit Exfoliating Mask, $20, Etsy

Queen Helene

This minty mask helps dry up oily skin and reduce the appearance of large pores. If you’re looking to treat problem areas, apply a dab and keep on overnight.

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque, $6, Amazon


Drawing from the powers of Dead Sea minerals, this mask firms, lifts, and smooths tired skin.

AHAVA Time to Revitalize Extreme Radiance Lifting Mask, $44, Amazon

100% Pure

This vegan mask, made of papaya and pineapple enzymes, gives skin a healthy glow. It comes in a powder form so, to use, mix with a bit of water, tea, yogurt, or fruit juice.

Purist Kiwi & Pineapple Brightening Cleanser, $32, Amazon

First Aid Beauty

First Aid Beauty’s 10 minute mask is like a soothing oatmeal bath for your face. It’s perfect for dry skin and will help reduce redness, without any parabens, sulfates, or synthetic fragrances.

First Aide Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask, $22, Amazon