If You Need Me From Now Till NYE, I'll Be Doing These Hydrating Face Masks
We’ve officially reached that part of the year when the days all start to blend together, and “plans” include scrolling between Netflix and HBO Max to see which one has something new to watch. But even if you don’t want to leave your home, there’s something productive you can do: a face mask. And if you’re anything like me, you’re reaching for a deeply moisturizing one that restores skin from the winter chill, late nights, and maybe one too many holiday cocktails.
No matter the reason, there’s no time like the present to kick back, relax, and give yourself an at-home “facial” with one of these nourishing formulas. It’s a fun activity to do with your mom, sister, or anyone who could use a little pampering—plus, it’s a great way to get your skin in tip-top shape for New Year’s Eve. From sheet masks to overnight treatments, here are the 22 hydrating face masks worth treating your skin to right now.
Between the aloe, avocado oil, and provitamin B5, it’s clear this formula is full of skin-loving ingredients and antioxidants. But it’s the pistachio oil—which lends a faint, yummy fragrance—that will have you wanting to use it as much as possible.
This is one of our favorite masks of all time—moisturizing or otherwise. Apply it for 20 minutes for a boost of hydration, or leave it on overnight for an intensive treatment.
I know, I know: This one’s pricey. But it’s full of fancy (and rare) ingredients like black rose that improve moisture levels and restore radiance in just 10 minutes. Even if you only use it once a week to savor the tube, you’ll notice a difference.
This overnight mask nourishes and brightens skin of all types—just apply 15 minutes before bed and wake up to a firmer, more hydrated complexion.
Not only is this formula a dream for dehydrated skin, but the cooling gel consistency also helps depuff. Pro tip: Store it in the refrigerator for extra chill benefits.
Honey is a powerful humectant, and it is also packed with nutrients. It’s the star ingredient in Farmacy’s mask, which also contains hydrating glycerin and B vitamins.
Apply this one in the morning, rather than at night: It’s amazing at soothing puffiness and bringing out a glow.
Two birds, one stone: This mask from the clean skincare line contains lactic acid to chemically exfoliate skin, allowing the nourishing ingredients (like avocado oil, mango-seed butter, and green tea extract) to penetrate skin more deeply.
It’s all about the hyaluronic acid with this mask, which helps plump up skin’s appearance for days. Plus, vitamin B5 keeps skin looking and feeling healthier.
Thanks to bio-peptide, vitamin B3, and other fancy ingredients, this mask helps keep hydrated for up to three days—and helps fade signs of aging to boot.
Alcohol-free, fragrance-free, and hypoallergenic, these sheet masks are ideal for skin that’s both dry and sensitive.
Another mask that utilizes manuka honey, this gel formula also has prickly pear extract, which is hydrating and rich in antioxidants.
Think of this overnight mask as the brand’s beloved Moisture Surge moisturizer kicked up a notch (or five).
Loops has hydrogel masks targeted to all different skin concerns; this one has ingredients like collagen and cactus extract to rehydrate and plump distressed skin.
This beloved mask recently got a reformulation, so it’s now fragrance-free but just as moisturizing (whether you’re recovering from a time change or not).
No salads were harmed in the making of this super-hydrating, nutrient-rich sheet mask.
I’ve already shared my love of Alicia Keys’s line, and this mask is no exception. Made with both manuka honey and activated charcoal, it draws out impurities as it hydrates.
The miracle ingredient in this pouch (yes, pouch!) is a plant-based collagen alternative that helps plump skin, while rose-hip oil adds an extra dose of anti-aging power.
This thick, rich mask is, as the name suggests, like butter. It’s great for eczema, or when winter winds get the best your skin.
You may have heard that applying plain yogurt to your face is an effective DIY mask; this moisturizing formula contains added ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe vera and, better yet, is shelf-stable.
Clean-beauty fans love Tata Harper’s botanical-infused formulas, like this mask made with hyaluronic acid, tremella mushroom (another humectant), and an antioxidant floral blend.
K-beauty favorite Lapcos has a dozen different ingredient-focused sheet masks like this hydrating variety, featuring seawater and plankton extract.
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