Before you put on your holiday makeup, slap on a face mask that will make you look lit like the Christmas tree — we're talking luminous, glowing skin, that will give off angel vibes (also on theme). Skin that glows is a beauty trend we can all get behind - it looks gorgeous on all skin tones and types — and it’s also one of the easiest looks to achieve.
Ahead, some of the best face masks that promise glowing, dewy skin.
First of all, the jar is so pretty and earns a place on your nightstand or vanity. Second, the pink formula is like a juicy gel, so expect major glow payoff. The Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe is a breathable mask that smoothes and perfects skin, while you snooze — so smear this on your face on December 31, you know, during a party power nap, so you're skin will look radiant when you ring in the new year. Don't worry, this luxuriously, bouncy, formula is "pillow-proof" and will not mess up your linens. The hydrating hyaluronic acid face mask, combines soothing amino-acid, rich Watermelon Extract, and pore refining AHAs that work while you get a cat nap in. You'll notice it gently exfoliates when you wash it off - to reveal gorgeous glowing skin. Bottom line: You glow, girl, and guy, and everyone.
Spiked egg nog, anyone? Can we just say, we love the brand name, Drunk Elephant - it's just so fun - and shouldn't skincare and self-care be fun? This cooling, quenching mask plumps and restores with an electrolyte cocktail of coconut water, sodium PCA, magnesium PCA, and prickly pear extract. They all maintain hydration levels in skin, improving barrier strength and lipid content, while calming redness, and protecting against environmental dehydration. The magic is in the blend of barrier-replenishing ingredients, including niacinamide, sodium PCA, plant squalane (derived from olives), five forms of ceramides, omega fatty acids, and powerful antioxidants, and F-Balm™. We love, love, love, the teeny-tiny beads loaded with vitamin F, because they burst open, like a gift, during application to deliver extra emollience and soothing hydration. If you're not drunk with envy yet, F-Balm™ Electrolyte Waterfacial can also improve signs of damage, uneven tone, and texture thanks to Vitamin B3.This mask hydrates thirsty skin, making it soft, supple, and you guessed it, a total glow show.
Two things we live for at MIRA? A good night of sleep and a luxurious, calming face mask that brings on the sweet dreams. So after you play Santa, and hit the sack, do yourself a favor and treat yourself to this luxe mask. If you're like us, the gentle scent of lavender immediately chills you out - well you're in luck, Sleepscent™ promises a restful night of sleep - that is until the kiddos rush your room at 6 am and beg to open pressies. This mask packs Hydro Ionized Mineral Water™, hunza apricot, and evening primrose. The trio floods your face with moisture, and brightens, plus purifies your skin. The Laneige gel formula also contains hyaluronic acid that delivers hydration for a softer, more plumped, radiant look.
Charcoal is all the rage! Because of activated charcoal’s ability to absorb bacteria and toxins, skin experts believe that a charcoal face mask can help draw impurities from the skin. We like the sound of that. In fact, using a charcoal face mask can lead to a healthier, clearer complexion that you guessed it: glows. Word to the wise when using the Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask by Boscia: You will need 30 minutes for this baby to work - and that is actually one of the things we adore about this mask. Safe to say, we could all use a half-hour of self care this year. Pour a glass of wine, grab a book, or watch an episode of Emily in Paris on Netflix. The tube is packed with powerful antioxidants like Activated Charcoal and Vitamin C, so be prepared for a mega-detox that will banish the appearance of pores and blackheads. The thick, opaque layer will dry and feel tight, but in such a good way - you know, that deep cleansing, soaked up all of the dirt, oil, and grime kind of way. If you agree with us at MIRA, you will love the way it feels when you gently peel off the mask from its outer edges. Lastly, rinse with warm water and pat dry. Post-peel, your skin will have a sheen-clean look, so just dab on a little Pot Rouge For Lips & Cheeks by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and show off your naked glowing face.
We love a multitasking product here at MIRA - and that is exactly what you get with this mask from Fresh: It's a brightener, exfoliator, and a gentle chemical peel. Oh and it gets better - the jar is packed with literally the contents of a Farmer's Market. We're talking about 50% crushed oranges, lemons, and clementines, to refine skin for a healthy, glow-from-within look. Vitamins C, E, and B5; plus revitalizing minerals refine skin and give off luminous vibes. It goes on like a paste, transforms to a soft scrub (not harsh) and finally a gentle chemical peel made from the natural AHAs (alpha hydroxy acid). The results are in: This mask improves your skin’s healthy glow by 31% (clinical assessment on 29 subjects during 4 weeks + self-assessment on 29 subjects during 4 weeks).
This drugstore brand sheet mask is only $3.99 (you can't beat that price!) and it gets the job done - even the packaging is glow goals. Here's the deal: fold the left side of the mask to the center, along the dotted lines, next fold the right side of the mask to the center, add as much serum as you want, then drape it over your face and chill out for 15 minutes. The powerful boost of Vitamin C and algae " jellifies," to activate the sheet mask for glowing skin that looks clean, dewy, and rejuvenated. Bonus: you don’t have to rinse any product off after removing the mask, just gently massage the remaining serum into your face. Shop for sheet masks on MIRA.
Oh yes, we are obsessed with this Yes To mess-free mask stick. This vegan, 100% free from toxic ingredients, is made for people who love their skin and want healthy results. The product fuses antioxidant heavy hitters, grapefruit seed extract, vitamin C, and lycopene, to naturally even skin tone, enhance glow, plus, promote healthier, smoother and softer looking skin. The treatment is done in a flash - seriously, swipe it on, let it dry, keep it on for just 5 minutes, wash off with warm water, and get glowing - we mean going - we mean both, really! There's a reason Yes To is the fastest growing natural beauty brand in the US. Shop for vegan products on MIRA.
We love smoothies, too. The kind you drink and the ones that we slather on our faces. BERRYGLOW™ is that superfood smoothie to drench your skin in. It's blended with beet root and hibiscus flower, plus a mixture of antioxidant-rich fruit extracts (blueberry, cranberry, and goji) and vitamins to nurture your skin. There's a lot more at play here, we are talking glam and glow. Lactobacillus ferment is a probiotic that helps balance and support a healthy skin flora. Jojoba oil, hyaluronic acid, and shea butter serve up a big glass of hydration to visibly plump skin while protecting the skin’s moisture barrier. BERRYGLOW is a creamy, nutrient-dense, soothing mask that produces a visibly revived, healthy glow.
When we think of Summer Fridays, we dream about a sun-kissed glow. The Overtime Mask uses soothing oat kernel proteins, vitamin-packed pumpkin and exfoliating apricot seed powder to soak up oil and grime and leave behind a luminous effect. Plus free radical-fighting antioxidants work to brighten your skin for the holiday gathering (not just on Summer Fridays). The brand even boasts this mask is a "glow-getter," and we agree. Use it when your skin is looking a little dull this winter, or is feeling congested, because the mild exfoliants won't damage your skin's surface - they will polish it right up. Shine on.
It's no secret, that we have a crush on all things, Charlotte Tilbury. We adore Pillow Talk Makeup Secrets and think it will make an excellent holiday gift for your mom. The Goddess Skin Clay Mask is no exception: we heart it hard. The award-winning, nutrient-rich mask should be worn for 10 minutes max. It moisturizes, tightens pores - and of course leaves you with a dewy, glowing complexion. The secret ingredient is Spanish clay - it absorbs oil and draws out impurities without drying the skin. Essential oils quench the skin and Charlotte Tilbury's patented BioNymph peptide complex supports collagen and elasticity. This mask is ideal for all skin types and promises to hydrate, repair, and purify for flawless, baby-soft skin.
Get your glow on. Shop masks on MIRA.