There’s nothing quite like a good self-care night, with a good show queued up on the TV, a glass of wine in hand, and face mask on (🙌). There’s something just so satisfying about treating yourself and your skin to something luxurious every now and then—or making it a weekly routine. But, as with all beauty products, not all masks are created equal. Many traditional masks are full of artificial ingredients like perfumes, dyes, and harsh ingredients that irritate skin. Clean beauty products don’t just omit toxic ingredients, they’re full of high-performing ingredients from nature. No need to worry about where to start looking, we did the homework for you, rounding up some of the best clean-beauty face masks, so you’ll find your new favorite (or two, or three) to try on your next self-care night.
Herbivore Botanicals Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask
Ethics: Organic, natural, cruelty-free, made in the USA
Price: $48 for 2.3 oz.
If you need: Something clarifying
This face mask’s star ingredient—blue tansy oil—is naturally high in azulene and a powerful anti-inflammatory that soothes irritated skin and reduces redness. It also features white willow bark (natural BHA), fruit enzymes (natural AHA), and aloe leaf to gently decongest and unclog pores for a smoother, healthier-looking complexion.
Shea Brand Electric Daisy + CBD Enzyme Face Mask
Ethics: Organic, vegan, natural, cruelty-free, inclusive brand
Price: $40 for 1.5 oz
If you need: Something tightening & rejuvenating
Full of fruit enzymes and Omega 6, this mask gently detoxifies the skin while also evening, nourishing, tightening, and improving elasticity. It uses enzymes to gently eat away at the debris sitting at the surface of the skin. This mask also contains Electric Daisy, a stimulating medicinal plant that is known for giving a tingly sensation when applied topically, and is sometimes referred to as a “natural botox.” When added to skincare it results in a powerful tightening effect.
OSEA Red Algae Mask
Ethics: Natural, vegan, cruelty-free
Price: $48 for 1.7 oz.
If you need: Something detoxifying
This purifying mask uses French pink kaolin clay to purfify and decongest blemished skin and shrink pores for a visibly refined complexion. Its formula is non-drying (score) and eliminates excess oil while gently hydrating skin with organic red algae. The algae also will minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. A blend of thyme, juniper, and tea tree oils will cleanse the skin. This mask is also perfect for skin that has been exposed to environmental stressors.
Ursa Major Bright and Easy 3-Minute Flash Mask
Ethics: Organic, vegan, cruelty-free
Price: $44 for 1.57 oz.
If you need: Something quick & easy
This gentle but oh-so-effective “flash” enzyme face treatment quickly exfoliates dead surface skin while accelerating turnover to brighten and clarify, boost firmness and elasticity, and balance your skin tone and texture in just three minutes. If the texture and aroma don’t knock your socks off, the results definitely will!
Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Full Strength Exfoliating Mask
Ethics: Organic, natural, vegan, cruelty-free
Price: $48 for 2 oz.
If you need: Something peeling & exfoliating
Formulated with an organic base of botanical juices and potent alpha and beta hydroxy acid peel, this mask delivers spa grade exfoliation, revealing a brighter complexion while creating firmer-looking skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation for optimum age-defying results. It also nourishes the skin with vitamins A, C & E for a healthy, glowing look.
IMAGE Skincare Vital C Hydrating Overnight Masque
Ethics: No parabens or phthalates, artificial fragrances, or synthetic dyes, no animal testing
Price: $58 for 2oz.
If you need: Something you can wear overnight
Just apply a thick, even layer of this overnight treatment before you go to sleep to boost the appearance of radiance in dull skin. Its gel formula drenches the skin with hydration and locks in vital nutrients as you sleep. Formulated with blue-green algae extract and a triple mineral complex, you’ll wake up to ultra-hydrated, glowing skin.
Beautycounter Counter+ Charcoal Facial Mask
Ethics: Certified B Corp., cruelty-free, member of American Sustainable Business Council and Safe Cosmetics Business Network, offset carbon footprint
Price: $49 for 2 oz.
If you need: Something charcoal-based
A nutrient-rich mix of kaolin clay and charcoal, this mask works to gently exfoliate, draw out impurities, and soothe. Activated charcoal minimizes the appearance of pores, giving skin a smooth, refined appearance, while salicylic acid stimulates exfoliation, which is ideas for oily and congested skin.
Yuni Yunicorn Celestial Jelly Daily Mask Cleanser
Ethics: plant-based, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, organic, fair trade, non-toxic
Price: $25 for 2.7 oz.
If you need: Something dual purpose
This dual-action gel cleanser mask purifies and revitalizes skin. It’s a unique luminescent gel to milk formula that will leave your skin feeling clean and silky smooth whether you’re doing a quick rinse or a relaxing mask. Sea lavender, rice bran, and honeysuckle help to maintain healthy skin while providing tired skin with a surge of deep moisture.
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
Ethics: Organic, natural, cruelty-free, vegan, ECOCERT certified, made in the USA
Price: $65 for 1 oz.
If you need: Something glow-giving
This award-winning, natural BHA- and enzyme-powered mask works like a traditional peel to provide an instant solution for dull skin. Pomegranate enzymes provide gentle chemical exfoliation to loosen dead, dry skin to help clean and clear clogged pores and encourage cell renewal; pink clay absorbs oil and buildup to gently clean and clear pores; and beet root extract supports skin’s natural moisturizers to boost hydration and smooth roughness.Description here
Evolve Organic Beauty Bio-Retinol Gold Mask
Ethics: natural, vegan and certified COSMOS Organic
Price: $33 for 2 oz.
If you need: Something anti-aging
Blended with a sustainable bio-retinol analogue from the plant Bidens Pilosa, which works to smooth the skin, plump up wrinkles, stimulate collagen synthesis, and rejuvenate the skin, this mask will help you get your (golden) glow on. It also features organic rosehip oil, rich in fatty acids and omegas 6 and 3, helps to keep the skin nourished and hydrated, and argan oil, high in vitamin E, works to give skin a youthful glow.
Snow Fox Arctic Breeze Rescue Mask
Ethics: bleach-free, biodegradable 100% cotton sheets, cruelty-free,
Price: $35 for count of 5 sheet masks
If you need: Something hydrating & cooling
A sustainable sheet mask? *gasp* Hear us out. This natural sheet mask is known as the “SOS” mask, and works to revitalize your skin in just 20 minutes. It’s formulated to help hydrate skin, sooth and brighten skin, reduce the appearance of redness and irritation, and soothe after sun exposure. And because each sheet is made from 100% unbleached, organic cotton it will biodegrade after use.