The 7 Best Peel-Off Masks

By C Mandler

If you're a tactile product freak, the satisfaction of peeling off a perfect imprint of your face is unparalleled. But there's more to peel-off face masks than just being bizarrely satisfying. They're also less messy, since you don't have to wash them off. And while traditional peel-off masks have something of a bad rap, the best peel-off masks on this list are of a completely different ilk. You'll find no skin-drying, chemical-packed formulas here. Instead, these masks contain nourishing, good-for-skin ingredients that are proven to be effective.

Like with any type of skin care product, the key to masking smartly is to make sure you choose a face mask formulated for your specific skin type. Oily and/or acne-prone skin types, for example, are likely dealing with excess sebum and clogged pores, which is where peel-off clay masks come in. Clay masks help suck the dead skin and oil from pores that might be causing breakouts, while also soaking up shine and gently exfoliating in the process. Those with dry skin, on the other hand, should try a mask that contains ingredients like aloe or honey, which both have soothing and moisturizing properties. There are also peel-off formulas for brightening, clarifying, and pretty much everything else in between — and you'll find the best in each category, below.

Scroll on to discover seven of the best peel-off masks for every imaginable skin concern.

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