Looking for a wash-off mask that won’t dry out, irritate, or strip your skin? Below we share some of our favorite nourishing formulas.
After being exposed to the dry winter air, there’s nothing like coming home and applying a hydrating treatment on your skin. While a sheet mask may be more convenient at times, we love hydrating wash-off masks for the ability to treat more targeted areas, the cost per use, and the spa-like experience.
Here, we’ve rounded up some wash-off masks that can tackle a variety of skin concerns while also offering a hydration boost.
This cooling gel mask is great for rejuvenating dehydrated or sensitized skin. It contains pomegranate extract, an ingredient that is rich in vitamin C in order to help repair damaged skin, while multiple botanical extracts – including aloe vera, fig, and licorice root – work to nourish sensitized skin and reduce inflammation. Hydrating ingredients allantoin, panthenol, and hyaluronic acid round out the moisture-boosting formula.
Wash the formula off after 10-20 minutes and follow with your favorite moisturizer or leave it on overnight as a sleeping mask.
Many clay masks can make the skin feel tight or dry, but this one from Klavuuis able to effectively draw out impurities without stripping the skin. It’s formulated with kaolin and bentonite clay to clear out pores and remove excess sebum, while pearl extract brightens and tones to make your skin glow. Aside from this mask’s clarifying and illuminating properties, it can also deeply moisturize dry skin with the help of squalane, aloe, argan oil, and ceramides. Other natural oils such as camellia seed oil and jojoba oil are also included to provide additional hydration.
This multifunctional product from COSRX can be used as an overnight mask, but also as a wash-off treatment or even a daytime moisturizer. It’s able to fight bacteria and heal active acne with 87.26% propolis extract, a reparative and soothing ingredient produced by bees. Also included is beeswax, which can hydrate and protect the skin barrier, and adenosine to smooth wrinkles and encourage a youthful, moisturized complexion. This mask is suited for all skin types, but can be especially beneficial for acne-prone and combination skin.
With the use of natural ingredients, this vegan clay mask can gently exfoliate while hydrating. Kaolin clay is able to soften rough texture and cleanse debris from pores, and flower extracts – including jasmine, calendula, and rose – soothe and moisturize the skin. 100% real fresh rose and jasmine flowers are also mixed into the formula to further revitalize dull skin. Artemisia annua extract (also known as mugwort), a popular healing ingredient in Korean beauty products, is also featured in this skin-benefitting mask.