Whether they’re made of oil-absorbing clay, hydrating gel, or something called “black bee propolis,” face masks are the go-to shortcut to hitting the reset button on life. (Kind of like a hot bath, except a lot less likely to run up your water bill.)
A good face mask can transform not just your skin, but also your outlook on life, at least temporarily. It promises a better future, one with fewer clogged pores and softened wrinkles and a “brightened complexion,” whatever that means. Wash away the day’s makeup, slather on a generous amount of whichever mask you’ve chosen, and lie back. Put on a meditation app. Don’t worry about the dishes.
And if you really want to make a change, why not try something new? Here, the seven best new face masks at Sephora right now — including the perfect one for your skin type. Go ahead and add that extra element of mystery, the hanging question of if this will be the one that revolutionizes your skin-care routine. You’ll never know until you try.