Category Archives: Facial Masks

Three face masks to rescue winter skin under $25

Winter can be hard on your skin. Cold weather outside coupled with heat inside buildings can create dryness, itchy skin and sallowness.  My usual treatment go-tos are tissue and hydrogel masks, but putting them on in the winter makes you feel like you’re in a cryotherapy booth. Here are three products that will soothe winter skin without making you feel like you dunked your face in ice water.

Yes To Miracle Oil Calm & Sooth Primrose Oil Mud Mask, $3.29 (I may get a commission from this link)

This pink tinted mud mask is made with youth inducing evening primrose oil, meadowfoam oil, aloe and  rosemary leaf extract. It  soothes and hydrates skin. leaving behind a faint rosewater scent. Each packet can easily produce least two mask sessions. Find them at Ulta and CVS stores.

Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask, $7.49 (I may get a commission from this link)

This mask is perfect to use after a day out in the cold. Just peel the tab and feel the mask heat up on your fingers. Natural charcoal helps to draw out impurities and blackheads while heat soothes your skin. Note: This mask is more effective and easier to remove in the shower.

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, $25

I got a sample of this mask, tore through it and went to buy the full size.  Laneige Water Sleeping Mask has this “Moisture Wrap” technology that creates a barrier to hold in moisture for eight hours. You can use it with your favorite overnight moisturizer or by itself. I like to cleanse with PIXI Glow Tonic first to keep oily skin at bay, and then apply the Water Sleeping Mask. The directions say to use it two-three times a week, but if my skin is really dried out and needs a good plump, I use it everyday. Get it at Sephora or Laneige.com.

Neutrogena launches new hydrogel mask

Neutrogena Hydrogel Mask, $2.99

Neutrogena has added a sheet mask to its Hydro Boost line and it’s only $3!

The new mask uses my favorite ingredient, hyaluronic acid to hydrate and boost plumpness in only 15 minutes. Unlike most affordable sheet masks, this one is made from hydrogel and not paper. The thicker, gel-like material helps to push the ingredients into your skin and produces better results than a paper mask.

The mask is available wherever Neutrogena is sold (I found mine at CVS) and online at neutrogena.com. Neutrogena also has a second hydrogel mask called the Deep Clean Purifying Mask, also priced at $3. Head over the website right now and you can get two Light Therapy Masks for the price of one ($35)! These innovative masks use LED light to kill acne causing bacteria. Masks last 30 days and can be reused by purchasing a Mask Activator for $14.99.

Free sheet mask with your CVS App!

Check your CVS app and you may have a coupon for a free Beauty 360 Facial Mask! This is the second one I have scored in the past couple a months. The quality is on par with most basic facial masks and even if you’re not into them, you can keep it for a teacher gift or stocking stuffer.

To check and see if you’ve got one, download the CVS app for your smartphone and log in with your rewards card info. Tap on “Deals and Rewards” and scroll down through the coupons until you find it.  You’ll have to load it to your card or it won’t work!

Choose from full size and eye masks, from brightening to plumping, and everything in between. The masks retail at $3.99 or 2 for $7.