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The Best Face Masks for Glowing Skin

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Jan 4, 2021
The Best Face Masks for Glowing Skin

When in doubt, face mask it out with these glowing skin saviors

Sure, the term “face masks” has become a bit vague in 2020. One may wonder if you’re referring to luxurious face creams infused with Green Tea and Charcoal to lift impurities and unveil your most glowing skin, or the PPE masks that we’re required to wear in public. In this case, it’s both… because a creamy face mask for a soft, bright complexion is the ultimate skincare accessory to illuminate your look, prevent “Maskne” from fabric friction, and give yourself a bit of self-love in these stressful times. Glowing skin never goes out of style, and it only takes 10-15 minutes to sit back, relax, and radiate with the most gorgeous face masks for a boost of brilliance. And hydration. And even skin tone. And smoothing of fine lines. Find our favorite glowing skincare products below!

Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask by Fresh, $35

Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask by Fresh
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Just like a cup of tea can calm you down before bed, it can also soothe your complexion and help you wake up with radiance. Among many, many other things. Get your beauty sleep as the Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask makes your glowing skin dreams come true - formulated with a proprietary Complex of Black Tea Ferment, Black Tea extract, Blackberry Leaf extract, and Lychee Seed extract to protect against free radicals and improve elasticity. And that’s just the beginning. This face mask also contains Belle De Nuit extract to soothe and rebalance, peptides to firm and redefine the facial contours (which is as cool as it sounds,) and Hyaluronic Acid for a moisture surge to refresh, recharge, and radiate your look. Here’s the tea - you need to add this face mask to your collection of glowing skincare products… because it’s an overnight burst of beauty for people of all ages and skin types.

THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment Mask by GLAMGLOW, $59

THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment Mask by GLAMGLOW

GLAMGLOW is a luxurious skin care brand that was originally launched to provide behind-the-scenes beauty secrets to A-listers - and even if you’re nowhere near Hollywood, you’re still a star that deserves to be pampered with these face masks for glowing skin. Influencers like Desi Perkins can’t get enough of these glowing skincare products, and you’ll be living your most glamorous life with THIRSTYMUD. This treatment contains a beautiful blend of ginger and coconut for smooth, energized skin - plus Hyaluronic Acid to provide moisture and vitality. But we’re not quite done talking about HA just yet, as this miracle ingredient transforms your skin like a Hollywood dream. THIRSTYMUD provides 24 hours of continuous hydration to balance out tone and texture while turning up the brightness - along with protecting your skin’s moisture barrier and alleviating the painful, “tight” feeling that comes with dryness. Treat yourself to this “thirst trap” that’s perfect for the drying fall weather, as 97% of our community says that this face mask is mega-brightening, and a clinical study by GLAMGLOW showed that skin was 290% (!) more hydrated after just one use.

Hydra Therapy Memory Sleep Mask by Erno Laszlo, $108

Hydra Therapy Memory Sleep Mask by Erno Laszlo
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Find yourself scrolling through Instagram at midnight, when you’re supposed to be sleeping? It happens to the best of us, and you might as well be wearing a smart face mask while you play around on your smartphone. Hydra Therapy Memory Sleep Mask is a weightless, NASA-inspired memory gel that melts into the skin to deliver intense moisture and brilliance. This is due to a repairing mix of 24-hour Smart Hydrators - Prickly Pear, Green Ginger, and Mugwort extracts - that attract water from the environment to moisturize your thirsty skin. Hydra Therapy also includes Winged Kelp extract, rich in fatty acids to firm and freshen, and a fruit-derived dual-action Recovery Complex for naturally glowing skin. Sure, this mask is definitely on the pricey side, but the MIRA reviews don’t lie. 100% say it’s brightening and ideal for sensitive skin, and 98% agree that it’s hydrating and leaves your face feeling fresh.

Violet-C Radiance Mask by Tatcha, $68

Violet-C Radiance Mask by Tatcha
Source: Tatcha

Why have only one type of Vitamin C in your face mask when you can have two? Violet-C provides you with double the benefits of this powerful antioxidant - with one type that absorbs immediately into the skin for an instant glow, because brightness is the name of the Vitamin C game, and another that stays within the skin to provide more long-term benefits. We’re talking about protection against sun damage, more even tone and texture, and accelerating collagen production to leave you with youthful radiance. Speaking of which, Violet-C also contains other standout Tatcha ingredients for the brand’s signature “glow like a geisha” vibe. Hadasei-3™ is a Tatcha-exclusive trio of anti-aging Japanese superfoods (green tea, rice and algae) to help you reach ultimate radiance, while an AHA complex of 7 fruits removes buildup of dead cells and impurities to regenerate and restore glowing skin. 93% of our community agrees that Violet-C is brightening and hydrating, and 93% say that it evens out skin tone.

Hypoallergenic Cica Sleeping Mask by Laneige, $34

Hypoallergenic Cica Sleeping Mask by Laneige
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Called “the powerhouse of hydration,” this K-beauty brand has been bringing moisture to your thirsty skin since 1994. If you’ve tried Laneige’s Water Bank collection that strengthens the natural moisture barrier and hydrates like a dream without clogging your pores, you know that they mean business when it comes to a dewy glow… and you won’t be disappointed with the Hypoallergenic Cica Sleeping Mask. It’s made with Fermented Forest Yeast extract to protect the moisture barrier, and deliver intense hydration that leaves skin feeling smooth, soft, refreshed, and radiant. It’s also specially made for those with stressed or sensitive skin, as the moisture boost reduces redness and helps your complexion feel healthy and hydrated. And bright, of course… as glowing skin is always guaranteed with a K-beauty powerhouse like Laneige!

Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask by Kiehl’s, $45

Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask by Kiehl’s
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Already thinking about Thanksgiving dinner? Try this brightness-boosting face mask that incorporates your favorite holiday foods. Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance by Kiehl’s is made for dull, tired skin - a common occurrence in the fall as temperatures drop and you’re dealing with the stress of midterms and holiday shopping. But all you need is a quick pick-me-up before Friendsgiving to get your glowing skin back - as Turmeric is a top ingredient known to produce less redness and more radiance. And then there’s Cranberry, which gently exfoliates to leave your complexion looking brighter than the holiday lights. Sorry, we’re getting ahead of ourselves… but the holidays are just around the corner! And you need all the energizing, brightening, and skin-balancing power of this delicious mask to give the gift of glowing skin this season.

Superfood Skin Reset Mask by Youth to the People, $44

Superfood Skin Reset Mask by Youth to the People
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It’s not just you that needs to eat their veggies and get all the proper nutrients, it’s your skin too. And Superfood Skin Reset has all the right ingredients for a healthy, bright, and hydrated complexion. Press reset on dull or tired skin with seagreens spirulina and bioactive microalgae - combined with a proprietary superfood blend of kale, spinach, and green tea - to infuse your skin with the best vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential amino acids and more. Rejuvenate, restore, radiate - all three happen almost instantly to provide a surge of vitality and glowing skin. Only the best and most natural glow from Youth to the People!

Original Skin Retexturizing Mask With Rose Clay by Origins, $28

Original Skin Retexturizing Mask With Rose Clay by Origins
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Everything about this face mask from Origins just screams “self-care” - from the romantic pink hue that looks sweet on your complexion, to the way it gently exfoliates and boosts radiance while leaving your skin petal-soft. Made with Mediterranean rose clay to deep clean pores and balance texture, plus Canadian willowherb and exfoliating jojoba beads, your skin will always be dreamy and dewy with this Origins favorite. And it’s not just glowing skin you’ll get, but also a reduction in blackheads, more even texture, smaller pores, and a sense of romance that makes this face mask perfect for a home date with the boyfriend. And if he resists, just tell him that face masks and glowing skin are men’s grooming favorites that never go out of style!

Brighten Pineapple + Gemstone Mask by Herbivore Botanicals, $48

Brighten Pineapple + Gemstone Mask by Herbivore Botanicals
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A natural glow and face that smells like pineapples? That’s the dream. Look beautiful and bright with one of our favorite glowing skincare products from Herbivore Botanicals - formulated with Pineapple and Papaya Enzymes to naturally exfoliate and smooth, Rice Powder to add radiance and soften the skin, and Brazilian White Tourmaline Gemstone for a boost of illumination. How do you know that this face mask for glowing skin is 100% legit? Skin care experts may recognize Rice Powder as one of Tatcha’s regular ingredients, as it’s been used in Japan for centuries to glow up and soften the complexion. And if The Rice Polish is good enough for the Duchess of Sussex (seriously, it’s Meghan Markle’s favorite product), this ingredient is definitely good enough for you when it’s present in this Herbivore Botanicals favorite.

Pure Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask by L’Oreal, $13

Pure Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask by L’Oreal
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Clay is always here to save the day. Or more specifically, your skin after months in quarantine have left you more prone to blackheads and blemishes. Along with its exfoliation BFF, Activated Charcoal! These ingredients work together to pull impurities from deep within the pores - including dirt and oil, blackheads, dead skin and leftover makeup - and restore your glowing skin in just 10 minutes. That’s right, you could totally apply this face mask by L’Oreal between virtual work meetings if you wanted to. You won’t have to worry about Pure Clay drying out your skin with the exfoliation process, either - as 96% of MIRA guests say that this face mask is hydrating, 99% noticed that it’s smooth and evens out tone, and 93% agree that it’s great for sensitive skin. Give yourself a Detox in more ways than one (it’s called self-care, okay?) with one of our favorite glowing skincare products that does it all - brightens, refines, smooths and hydrates.

Glowing skin is coming your way - shop all the best brightening face masks on MIRA!