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Best Face Mask for Normal Skin 2015

SK-II Facial Treatment

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Best Face Mask for Normal Skin 2015
WINNER 2015

SK-II Facial Treatment

You may resemble Jason with this cotton cutout on your face. But after 10 minutes, “you’ll look like you had the best first date of your life,” says Dr. Hirsch. Pitera, the brand’s signature Japanese yeast extract, penetrates deeply, resulting in instantly smoother skin. 

$95 for six masks
Best Mask 2015

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Overnight

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Best Mask 2015
WINNER 2015

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Overnight

“Overnight mask” may sound like a giant mess, but this lightweight gel won’t gunk up your linens. “You get tremendous hydration as you sleep, thanks to squalene, a botanical lipid that helps the skin retain water,” says Dr. Ranella Hirsch.

$35
Best Mask 2015

Bioré Self Heating One Minute

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Best Mask 2015
WINNER 2015

Bioré Self Heating One Minute

After massaging in this dampened mask for just one minute, a pleasant warming sensation takes

over. That’s how you know the charcoal is attracting dirt “like a vacuum,” says N.Y.C. dermatologist Debra

Jaliman. Rinse, and skin is left clear with a menthol tingle.

$7

Glamglow Supermud Mask

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WINNER 2014

Glamglow Supermud Mask

Sorry, Scandal. There’s nothing more satisfying than watching this mud mask do its dirty work. A mix of AHA and BHA acids visibly sinks into skin, drawing out blackheads almost instantaneously.
 

$69
Best 2014 Mask for Oily Skin

SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay

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Best 2014 Mask for Oily Skin
WINNER 2014

SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay

This isn’t your grandma’s cakey, cracked clay. A modern mix of acids—including a mild glycolic— unplugs pores, while botanical extracts, like chamomile and aloe, spirit away impurities and calm the skin, says Minneapolis dermatologist Charles Crutchfield.

$51
Best 2014 Editors' Pick

Glamglow Supermud Mask

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Best 2014 Editors' Pick
WINNER 2014

Glamglow Supermud Mask

Sorry, Scandal. There’s nothing more satisfying than watching this mud mask do its dirty work. A mix of AHA and BHA acids visibly sinks into skin, drawing out blackheads almost instantaneously.

$69 Array
Best 2014 Mask

Lancôme Hydra-Intense

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Best 2014 Mask
WINNER 2014

Lancôme Hydra-Intense

The beauty-counter equivalent of home-spa cucumber slices, this clean, cooling mask contains a botanical extract that locks in moisture. Whether you leave it on the suggested five minutes or overnight, “the face will look very hydrated,” says Dr. Graber, who recommends it for post-flight pampering. Lancôme

$35
Best 2014 Mask

SK-II Facial Treatment

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Best 2014 Mask
WINNER 2014

SK-II Facial Treatment

Presoaked with a potent combo of vitamins and amino acids to hydrate and gently exfoliate, these individually wrapped cotton masks leave the skin feeling drenched and radiant in 10-minutes. Washington, D.C., dermatologist Noëlle Sherber recommends them to political players before TV appearances and says brides in Japan apply them “nightly for 90 days before the big day.”

$90/6 sheets
Best 2013 Mask for Dry Skin

Avène Soothing

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Best 2013 Mask for Dry Skin
WINNER 2013

Avène Soothing

Professional results, minus the sermonizing. This dreamy formula, derived from skin-calming thermal water, instantly soothes and pampers red, dry skin. So much so that N.Y.C. dermatologist Rosemarie Ingleton suggests it for post-laser and post-peel patients.

$26
Best 2013 Mask for Normal Skin

Bliss Triple Oxygen

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Best 2013 Mask for Normal Skin
WINNER 2013

Bliss Triple Oxygen

This frothy foam is "a mask with benefits," says Boston dermatologist Ranella Hirsch, and just what normal skin needs during seasonal changes. Humectants and liquefied oxygen coddle, while an antioxidant cocktail (vitamin C and grape-seed extract) rallies collagen and blurs dark spots.

$52
Best 2013 Masks

Clinique Acne Solutions

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Best 2013 Masks
WINNER 2013

Clinique Acne Solutions

This treatment puts oil in its place (read: off your face) in five minutes flat. Micronized kaolin clay absorbs grease without drying out skin, while 1 percent salicylic acid prevents and controls acne, says N.Y.C. dermatologist Neal Schultz.

$22
Editors' Pick 2012

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Age Erase Recovery Mask

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Editors' Pick 2012
WINNER 2012

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Age Erase Recovery Mask

How does this spa-like mask spell gorgeous skin? With all the most important letters in the alphabet. (Vitamins A, B, C, and E protect precious collagen, while vitamin D soothes dry skin.) The self-heating, two-step mask leaves the complexion smooth and radiant.

$48
Best 2011 Mask for Dry Skin

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque

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Best 2011 Mask for Dry Skin
WINNER 2011

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque

Less drastic (and costly) than line-plumping fillers, this weightless gel sinks right in and delivers a quick shot of hyaluronic acid the same ingredient used in Restylaneto lock in moisture and soften the appearance of wrinkles, says N.Y.C. plastic surgeon Mauro Romita.

$52
Best 2011 Mask for Sensitive Skin

Avène Soothing Moisture Mask

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Best 2011 Mask for Sensitive Skin
WINNER 2011, 2010

Avène Soothing Moisture Mask

Unlike other masks that harden on your face, this one feels as gentle as water-and is just as quenching. It soothes with safflower oil and wipes off easily with a tissue, says Ava Shamban, a dermatologist in Santa Monica, Calif.

$22/1.69 oz.
Best 2009 Mask for Dry Skin

Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask

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Best 2009 Mask for Dry Skin
WINNER 2009

Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask

Fusco recommends applying this skin-plumping hyaluronic acid mask immediately after washing your face to seal in moisture.

$35/2.5 oz.
Best 2008 Radiance Mask

Ren Skincare Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask

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Best 2008 Radiance Mask
WINNER 2008

Ren Skincare Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask

Think of this as a speed facial: With a potent combination of glycolic, lactic and fruit acids, this tingly mask works in 10 minutes. "It exfoliates, unclogs pores and improves skin tone and texture," says N.Y.C. dermatologist Amy B. Lewis.

$55/1.7 oz.
Best 2006 Mask for Normal Skin

Exuviance by Neostrata Rejuvenating Treatment Masque

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Best 2006 Mask for Normal Skin
WINNER 2006

Exuviance by Neostrata Rejuvenating Treatment Masque

"It leaves skin feeling clean but not dry," N.Y.C. dermatologist Ellen Gendler says of this gel mask, which minimizes fine lines with alpha hydroxy acids. UCLA dermatologic surgeon Ronald L. Moy praises the skin-calming properties of the aloe vera in the formula.

$30/2.5 oz.
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