Rubberizing Masks Are the Future and the Future Is Now
Just when you thought those peel-off masks were the closest thing you'd get to a full-face pore strip, along comes the rubberizing mask, and our skincare routine is forever changed. Also dubbed a "modeling mask," consider these formulas to be thicker, more hydrating counterparts that yank pretty much everything out of your pores. Rubberizing masks are spread on in a similar way to your traditional mask, but as it starts to dry, it takes on a rubber-like texture (hence the name) that comes off in one completely intact sheet. The thick exterior locks the moisture into your skin, making it ideal for dry complexions, and the end result is equal parts cool and creepy. Here, we put together a list of our five favorite modeling masks so far.
Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Hydratine Modeling Mask
If the harsh winter air gets the better of you, consider this mask to be your ultimate savior. Just 15 minutes is all you need to completely reverse dry, red skin, and any lingering signs of wind burn.
Shangpree Gold Premium Modeling Mask
Consider the 24-karat, Bond girl-esque finish to be a sneak preview of how radiant the mask will leave your skin underneath.
MD's Pick Goji Water Rubber Mask
Considering that our sun intake is pretty few and far between in the middle of winter, now would be the perfect time to enlist the powers of licorice root and goji berry extract to reverse the spots previously triggered by the summer sun.
Bliss Mask-A-Peel Complexion Clearing Rubberizing Mask
Infused with a generous amount of tea tree oil, this mask banishes both under-the-skin and surface breakouts alike in less than the time allotted for an episode of The Bachelor, and leaves behind the most satisfying cooling sensation.
Lindsay Lavender Modeling Mask
Don't be fooled by the Greek yogurt-esque exterior—the mix of lavender and aloe vera is gentle enough to soothe sensitive skin, but doesn't skimp on hydration.