I love face masks! Although I get professional facial at work every month (I made sure we offer vegan options!), it’s safe to say that I compliment it with great skincare at home. But aside from that, I associate at-home masking with me-time, a self-care indulgence I can totally dissociate myself with from all the worries of the outside world. Below are some of my go-to masks lately, all vegan and cruelty-free, and yes, they fit every budget (read: how to veganize your beauty stash)
Under $10: Derma e Purifying Charcoal Mask. Activated charcoal helps decongest pores. If you have oily, combination or acne-prone skin, this is a good mask for you as it “pulls out” the dirt and dead skin cells that contribute to acne formation. It also has very fine apricot seeds for gentle exfoliation. Looking to “detox” your underarm? yes, you can use this too!
Purified Water, Alumina, Stearyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Stearic Acid (Vegetable Derived), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (Vegetable Derived), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Carrageenan (Seaweed Derived), Kaolin (Clay), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Pumice (Volcanic Sand), Maris Sal (Dead Sea Salt), Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin
Under $15: Andalou Naturals Rosewater Mask. For sensitive skin, this mask soothes and hydrates and while the name has rose in it, it does not have that overwhelming rose fragrance. It has a consistency akin to a moisturizer so this can pass for overnight mask as well.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Purified Water (Aqua), Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Distillate*, Vegetable Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil*, Stearic Acid, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Plant Stem Cells (Alpine Rose, Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Juice*, Panthenol, Allantoin, Soothing Complex Sodium Hyaluronate, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Boswellia Serrata (Boswellin) Extract, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract*, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract*, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Rose Isolates, Vanilla Isolates, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Flower Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil* *Certified Organic Ingredients Fair Trade Ingredients
Under $20: John Masters Organics Calendula and Toning Mask. Intended for dry and aging skin, this mask has calendula, spirulina and aloe vera that helps nourish and repair skin.
Aqua (purified, deionized water), prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel oil),* cetearyl alchohol & glucoside, vegetable glycerin, sea algae extract (wild-crafted), arachidyl & behenyl alcohol, arachidyl glucoside, yeast extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender hydrosol),* plant phospholipids, retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), tocopheryl acetate vitamin E), ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin C), avena sativa (oat kernel) protein, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter),* squalane (olives), aloe barbadensis (aloe vera gel), avena sativa (oat kernel) extract, lecithin, essential oils of calendula officinalis (calendula),* canaga odorata (ylang ylang)* & rosa damascena (rose),* vitis vinifera (grape seed) extract,* zinc oxide, capryloyl glycine, undecylenoyl glycine, lonicera japonica (japanese honeysuckle) extract *Certified Organic Our ingredients and products are never tested on animals.
Under $50: Herbivore Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask. It’s a cooling gel face mask with AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) and BHA (beta hydroxy acid) which help resurface and gently exfoliate the skin. Blue tansy is touted for its anti-inflammatory benefits.
Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose (Plant Derived), Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Tanacetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Flower Oil, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Flower Water, Ananas Sativus (Organic Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Organic Papaya) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Organic Papaya) Leaf Extract, Leucidal (Radish Root Ferment).
Under $100: Elina Organics Aronia Berry Mask. Enriched with vitamin C and willow bark extract, this mask can help with sun-damaged complexion or minor case of hyperpigmentation. The consistency is similar to a serum as pictured above so yes, it can pass for another overnight mask. The short list of ingredients is also admirable!
Distilled Water, Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C), Willow Bark Extract, Aronia Berry Extract, Xanthan Gum, Vegan Hyaluronic Acid, Essential Oil of Extractum Iuniperorum (Juniper Berry Extract)
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