I'll be honest: face masks have gotten pretty weird in the past couple of years. There are sheet masks that can transform you into a panda, peel-off Tin Man masks, and even masks that you can remove with a magnet. But if you can only try one of these strange facials, make it an oxygenating face mask. You know, the ones that bubble up and make people's faces look like pretty clouds? Yes, they appear and can even feel totally bizarre, but they work.
Typically, oxygenating face masks work to remove impurities from the skin and clean out your pores. But unlike other purifying masks, these won't dry out your skin. Sure, you have to sit through a few minutes of popping bubbles tickling your nose and cheeks. But if you can resist the urge to scratch, you'll be left with a clean and refreshed mug. While all oxygenating face masks will give you those fun bubbles, there are still different types worth trying. Some will work as a peel so you can actually see your dead skin cells being exfoliated, while others contain physical exfoliators or ingredients like charcoal for extra decongesting power. So you can play Santa Claus while revitalizing your skin, here are 10 oxygenating face masks worth trying:
1. Peeling Bubble Mask
MISSHA Super Aqua Oxygen Micro Essence Peeling, $20, Amazon
After foaming on your face for about five minutes, massaging this mask will peel up dead skin cells in a kind of gross yet totally satisfying way.
2. Energizing Bubble Mask
Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Foaming Mask, $56, Amazon
This bubbling mask helps revitalize the skin so it can better defend against environmental stressors.
3. Hydrating Bubble Mask
e.l.f. Hydrating Bubble Mask, $12, Amazon
These bubbles won't dry out your skin so you can clarify your pores in peace.
4. Purifying Bubble Mask
Caolion Premium Blackhead O2 Bubble Pore Pack, $30, Amazon
The activated charcoal and exfoliating beads in this mask will help decongest your skin to leave you with a luminous complexion.
5. Detoxifying Bubble Mask
SEPHORA COLLECTION Bubble Mask Detoxifying & Oxygenating, $19, Sephora
Revive fatigued skin with this foaming mask that detoxifies and protects the skin with antioxidant properties.
6. Sheet Bubble Mask
Tony Moly Bubble Mask Sheet, $7, Yes Style
For an option that's easy to apply, try this sheet mask that bubbles up in a majorly satisfying way.
7. Cleansing Bubble Mask
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask, $11, Amazon
These intense bubbles can be used to remove makeup or just generally cleanse the skin. Plus the charcoal powder helps exfoliate and unclog pores.
8. Brightening Bubble Mask
Peter Thomas Roth Brightening Bubbling Mask, $55, Amazon
Brighten and even your skin tone with this bubbling and cooling mask that also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines.
9. Speedy Bubble Mask
M-61 PowerBlast, $54, Bluemercury
Just one minute is all it takes for this foamy mask to resurface and firm the skin to leave you with a radiant glow.
10. Acne-Fighting Bubble Mask
Kate Somerville EradiKate Mask, $54, Amazon
Not only does this foaming mask dissolve impurities, but it also fights and prevents breakouts. Oh, and it's pink.
Who says skincare can't be fun?