The Best Moisturizing Face Masks To Stock Up On, Because It's About To Be *Very* Cold
Some beauty fans collect eyeshadow palettes. Others, glossy rows of pretty, bottled skin care, carefully organized amongst diptyque tumblers. If I could — bathroom shelf space being the limiting factor here — I'd invest in a collection of the best moisturizing face masks. And I'd only break into it when it starts to snow (OK, well, maybe before that).
It's a basic equation known by anyone who's interested in skin care and lives in a place where they routinely need to de-ice their windshield. Cold air plus your fragile face equals sensitive, flaky skin. Your skin gets dry in the winter for a variety of reasons: A lack of naturally hydrating humidity may be the most well known — and certainly plays a major role — but little details contribute to the phenomenon, too. Even taking cozy, toasty showers can lead to dry skin.
Luckily, there is a way to strike back against the season. Hydrating face masks, available in multi-use packages or as travel-friendly sheet masks, let you reinforce your everyday skincare routine with an extra boost of much-needed moisture. And plenty fan favorites include benefits that go beyond the scope of saving dehydrated skin, like Go-To's glowy Transformazing sheet mask or Glossier's softening Moisturizing Moon Mask.
Ahead, nine moisturizing masks to stock up on before the worst of winter truly arrives — because now is the perfect time to begin your very own collection.
Use this skin-plumping sheet mask when you need moisture, stat. It's saturated with a dose of revitalizing niacinamide and vitamin C (thanks to Kakadu plum extract).
Heal dry skin while you sleep for only $25? No wonder LANEIGE's sleeping mask has won over thousands of reviewers at Sephora.
Farmacy's creamy, antioxidant-rich Honey Potion mask features a warming formula — ideal for chilly winter nights.
Versed's face mask gives you what may be the most bang for your buck: At just $9.99, the slim package is enough for 12 or more applications.
Pick up Dermalogica's mask if you experience a mix of dry and oily skin. The oil-free mask promises to hydrate your face without leaving it feeling uncomfortably slick.
Glossier's Moon Mask delivers when it comes to cult-favorite ingredients; its formula relies on plant-based squalane and hyaluronic acid, to name just two.
With Dr. Barbara Sturm's game-changing purslane included in its mix, this luxe face mask is well worth a trip to Sephora.
Summer Fridays' Jet Lag Mask has that classic, selfie-inspiring look. It's rich and creamy, and only needs to be left on for 10 minutes for it to work its magic.