Treating yourself to an in-spa facial is a serious treat. Or at least, it was until 2020 happened and all the facial spas began closing. However, there’s always a silver lining… or in this case, a silver face mask. It’s been a lot of fun to experiment with new self-care and skin care rituals from home! Some of us finally mastered the Gua Sha technique, others found our ideal moisturizer while online shopping, and the rest of us started giving ourselves at-home facials. Because they’re truly the greatest thing ever. This quarantine-friendly facial really isn’t as difficult as you may think, as all you need is a few simple beauty products to treat yourself right from your living room. Here are our favorite at-home facial products!
If we’ve learned anything from Violet Chachki, it’s that you should always double cleanse. And even if you’re not unwinding after a drag show like she is, it’s still a great first step before your facial! Ultra Facial Cleanser by Kiehl’s is here to help - a liquid formula containing Apricot Kernel and Avocado oils, plus squalane, to remove impurities while keeping your skin feeling soft and moisturized. Without stripping your skin of its natural and necessary oils, of course. You deserve to start your at-home facial off the right way, and you’ll be feeling Violet Chachki levels of self-care with a double cleanse routine from Kiehl’s.
We know what you’re thinking. “CeraVe? Isn’t that the skin care brand that got famous on TikTok?” The answer is kind of, but they’re so much more than that. Exhibit A: the Foaming Facial Cleanser that’s effective for people of all ages and skin types. It’s formulated with Ceramides to restore and maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier, Hyaluronic Acid for a surge of hydration, and Niacinamide to keep your skin calm even when you’re definitely not. Hence, why you need a facial! Foaming Facial Cleanser isn’t just beloved by skin-fluencers like Hyram Yarbro, our MIRA community also can’t get enough! 91% say that this CeraVe favorite is super hydrating, and 93% agree that it’s good for acne and zaps zits basically overnight.
If you needed any more inspiration to try this top-rated, ultra-calming cleanser by First Aid Beauty, just know that it’s TikTok star Charli D’Amelio’s nighttime favorite to keep her complexion clear while she’s not dancing. Sure, she’s only 16 years old… but Charli has a seriously gorgeous complexion, and you will too! Pure Skin Face Cleanser is infused with a powerful Botanical Antioxidant blend to wash away makeup, reduce blemishes and redness, and protect skin against environmental factors. Your skin’s natural acidity will be maintained while acne flare-ups are kept to a minimum, and you’ll be treating a variety of complexion issues as you get ready for step 2 of your facial. Exfoliation, here we come!
What do you get when you pair a skin-smoothing blend of cupuacu bio scrubs with breakfast-friendly ingredients like bananas, almond, and honey extracts? The most sweet-smelling facial exfoliant, ever. This affordable scrub gently polishes and smoothes the skin by removing all the bad stuff, and keeps your face moisturized in the process. The goal of any exfoliant is to remove dirt, oil, and makeup - without drying out your skin - and you’ll be ready for the rest of your facial after a session with Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub.
Oh come on, when has Clinique ever done you wrong? This water-based scrub sweeps away dead cells and removes oil and dirt under the skin, refining your complexion and leaving you feeling refreshed. You’re supposed to exfoliate 1-3 times per week (no more!) to remove all the junk from within your pores, and this process is even more important before an at-home facial treatment. Masking is no use when you have blackheads and dirt lurking beneath the skin! Try this top-rated exfoliant that MIRA reviews say is gentle, pore minimizing, good for acne and reduces redness.
Everything about The Unscrub is gentle, yet still cleanses and exfoliates your skin to perfection. What more could you ask for in an exfoliating product? It’s made with biodegradable Jojoba Beads that deep clean without disrupting the natural moisture barrier, and the milky gel texture looks and feels lovely on your skin. Overscrubbing is a common mistake with exfoliators, which causes micro-tears in the skin, and The Unscrub makes it actually impossible to do so with natural and calming ingredients. Awesome. Now that you’ve done this step, it’s time to move on to the face mask step of your at-home facial!
Your delicate under eyes always deserve extra love, and that includes a pampering during your at-home facial. Use these eye patches by Etude House to revitalize and brighten - as they’re formulated with collagen essence, natural fiber, and vitamins to treat this sensitive area. The packaging is cute, they feel cool and calming on your skin, and you erase last night’s eye bags in an instant while preventing wrinkles - what’s not to love?
Did you know that your under eye skin is roughly 10 times thinner than the rest of your body? This sad fact makes them more prone to wrinkles, dullness, dryness and other signs of aging. It’s not fun, but you can prevent the crow’s feet process with the right eye patches! Pumpkin Hydra Gold Eye Gel Patches are an ideal addition to your at-home facial lineup, as they feature pumpkin ferment extract and 24K gold to firm, depuff, and brighten the under eyes. Rupaul’s drag queens and Jonathan Van Ness love their eye patches, and you will too once you try these cute beauty tools!
These adorable eye patches are only $5, and here to solve all your under eye woes. Eye Bright is formulated with Vitamin C, the best antioxidant to add brightness and fade discoloration (AKA, dark circles) around the eyes. It also contains Marine Plant Extracts for a hydration boost - exactly what your eyes need to look brighter and less creased! A pair of eye patches can go a long way in your skin care and self-care routine, and the MIRA reviews say it all about Eye Bright. 100% of guests say these eye patches are gentle, hydrating, and reduce puffiness!
If you just got excited about the Retinol in this face mask, we like the way you think. There’s no denying the power of this anti-aging, exfoliating, brightening and acne-clearing ingredient… and this Shiseido mask does all that and more during your at-home facial. In addition to Retinol, it also contains Hydroxyproline, a high-technology amino acid that helps to firm up your skin. Even if you don’t need it quite yet. Shiseido is known for pairing classic skincare ingredients with modern beauty technology, and Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask can do it all.
In case the name didn’t give it away, this K-Beauty mask is ultra-hydrating. Like, really hydrating. It’s infused with Watermelon extract, packed with Amino Acids and Lycopene to intensely moisturize, along with Aloe Leaf Extract and Hyaluronic Acid to make your complexion look and feel better. Exactly what you need during your at-home facial treatment. All the moisture is what helps you beat winter dullness and glow up your skin, as sheet masks are the ultimate symbol of self-care, and nobody does them better than K-Beauty brands! MIRA guests say that Quench Intense is hydrating and brightening - making it a tall glass of water(melon) for your skin!
If you want to feel fancy during your at-home facial, the Facial Treatment Mask by SK-II will certainly do the trick. Sure, it’s pricey… but there’s a reason that people can’t stop talking about this award-winning J-beauty face mask. It’s drenched with a high concentration of Pitera, a blend of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids that work together to accelerate the natural surface rejuvenation process. As a result, you’ll get the “crystal clear” skin that countless beauty publications and influencers can’t stop talking about. It may even be better than an in-spa facial!
Now that your face mask is off, it’s time for moisturizer! Hydration is everything when doing an at-home facial, and most skin care junkies know what that means: Hyaluronic Acid. In the form of this dreamy, cloud-like beauty product by Peter Thomas Roth. It uses a 30 percent Hyaluronic Acid complex to drench multiple layers of the skin with moisture, for up to 72 hours! And we can’t forget Ceramides, which repair the skin’s natural moisture barrier and help your complexion look smooth and silky. Even the consistency of this moisturizer goes along with the theme of self-care - with a whipped, cloud-like texture that feels lightweight and soaks up oil while providing intense hydration. Soak up every second of self-care and Hyaluronic Acid with this must-have moisturizer for your at-home facial.
“My definite go-to is by Youth-To-The-People. I’m usually super skeptical of products that say ‘for all skin types’ but this one has not failed me yet, and I’m one who has SUPER oily skin.” Have you ever tried a green smoothie for your face? You’re about to with the Superfood Air Whip Moisture Cream by Youth to the People. It combines a blend of your favorite healthy snacks, including Kale, Spinach, Alfalfa and Green Tea, with Hyaluronic Acid to give your skin a taste of hydration and beauty. MIRA guests love how lightweight and gentle it feels on the skin, while reducing acne, blemishes, and uneven skin tone, making it the most ideal for oily or combination skin. Finish off your at-home facial with this superfood blend of nourishing antioxidants, helping you unwind and get gorgeous - inside and out.
The Water Cream is as silky and lightweight as it sounds, giving you all the hydration you need to end your facial on a good (and moisturized!) note. This oil-free, anti-aging cream is formulated with Japanese nutrients like Wild Rose, Leopard Lily, and Hadasei-3 Complex. And in true Tatcha fashion, it features modern water-burst technology that adds moisture throughout the day or night for optimal hydration and a poreless appearance! This moisturizer is as luxurious as the glass jar it comes in, and you’ll enjoy major moisture and radiance during your at-home facial with this Tatcha moisturizer.
Find all the best products for your next at-home facial on MIRA.