Splurge vs Save: Face Masks for Winter Skin
There’s nothing worse for sensitive skin than harsh winter weather. For your face in particular, the long months of cold winds and frigid temperatures can wreak havoc on your skin, stripping it of its moisture and making you more susceptible to dullness, fine lines and breakouts. Lock in moisture and treat your face to a little TLC for the last but of winter with these face masks that have you covered with high and low-cost options.
Splurge: Sisley Paris Velvet Sleeping MaskThis luxurious and restorative sleeping mask from Sisley includes Saffron flowers as part of its formula to help restore moisture to the skin overnight, promising a softer complexion and radiant glow by morning.
Sisley Paris Velvet Sleeping Mask with Saffron Flowers, $175
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Save: Laneige Water Sleeping MaskAn Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner, this overnight face mask by Laneige is a fan-favourite, suitable for all skin types and targeting dullness, dryness and fine lines. We love that this deeply-hydrating mask rings in a fair price point and is formulated without parabens and phthalates.
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, $33
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Save: Aztec Secret Indian Healing ClayAn Amazon bestseller, the notoriously intense face mask has a cult-following of loyal beauty lovers in the know, who swear by Aztec Secret’s ability to do a serious cleanse of pores once mixed and diluted with water or apple cider vinegar to create one heck of an effective paste-like mask.
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, $13
Splurge: Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting MaskThis sheet mask is formulated with coconut promises to boost moisture in the skin by 200% in 15 minutes – which might just make this one worth the hefty price tag.
Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask, $135
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Save: L’Oreal Energizing & Brightening Pure Clay MaskPerfect for dull skin and formulated to help skin combat winter weather, pollution and debris, this L’Oreal clay mask is a winner for the season — and at this price point, one that won’t break the bank.
L’Oreal Energizing & Brightening Pure Clay Mask, $18
Splurge: Summer Fridays R+R MaskThis two-in-one mask does double duty as a gentle exfoliator which works to then nourish the skin with natural oils. While it’s not a lot of product for the price-point, you just can’t argue with the brand’s cult-status following and the over 35,000 “loves” on Sephora.com.
Summer Fridays R+R Mask, $68
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Save: Biore Self-Heating One-Minute MaskTargeting blackheads, this mask heats up to open up and unclog pores. With a one-minute time stamp on this one, the price point and the time commitment make this mask an easy buy for those who are looking for a quick, cheap and effective option.
Biore Self-Heating One-Minute Mask, $10
Splurge: La Mer Lifting and Firming MaskThe priciest mask on our list, this one comes from the iconic La Mer beauty brand, whose moisturizers are notorious for being super-rich, with long-lasting benefits. The La Mer Lifting and Firming Mask is targets loss of firmness, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness and uneven tone. At this price point, anything from this brand is a definite splurge, but one that many beauty lovers swear by as the “holy grail” of moisturizers.
La Mer Lifting and Firming Mask, $350
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Save: Yes To Cucumbers Paper MaskThe least expensive option on our list, the Yes To masks may get your attention for their price-point, but they’ll gain your love for their ability to live up to the hype. Yes To Cucumbers is a calming mask that uses cucumber to sooth and nourish the skin.
Yes To Cucumbers Paper Mask, $4
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