9 Face Masks That Work Miracles

Photo: Courtesy of Dior.
Sometimes, no matter how diligent we may be with our skin-care regimen, our complexions take a turn for the worse. Be it dullness, dryness, redness, or all-around meh-ness, when our skin is acting up, it can feel like nothing we do will bring it back to its usual luminous self.
When nothing else seems to work, it's time to bring in the big guns: face masks. But, not just any old face masks. No, you need a treatment that will take your burnt-out visage, smack it around vigorously, and make it stand at attention. In other words, you need a skin-care miracle.
Lucky for you, we've scouted nine such wondrous masks, all tried and tested by our crack team of skin-care guinea pigs. From a detox mask that will make your complexion feel born again, to a bubbling treatment that breathes new life into exhausted skin, we've got just the cure for what ails your complexion. Let us lead you into the land of awesome skin, right this way...
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Photo: Courtesy of Dior.
Yes, it is hella pricy. But, dare we say that this fancy-pants treatment is worth the $$$. Never has our skin felt so velvety smooth or looked so naturally luminous than after we've wiped this off of our faces. It made us look and feel like we had suddenly grown new, much better-looking skin in the 15 minutes it had been on our faces.

Dior Capture Totale One Essential Masque Regenerant, $95, available at Nordstrom.
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So fresh you can actually identify all the little pieces of fruit and herbs it's comprised of, this all-natural mask from Lush is a great way to jumpstart a dull, tired complexion. A combo of linseed, eggs, shea butter, wheatgrass, papaya, green tea, and ginseng root give skin the moisture, vitamins, and brightening boost it needs to look more awake. You have to store it in the fridge, which is a bonus — we think the coldness of the cream only aids in its complexion-perfecting powers.

Lush The Sacred Truth Fresh Face Mask, $6.95, available at Lush stores.
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Who knew bubbles could be so beneficial to your face? Packed full of vitamins, this foaming, popping mask is like energy in a bottle — after just a few minutes your complexion looks refreshed, rejuvenated, and loads brighter.

Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask, $65, available at Sephora.
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From the queen of green beauty comes this super-natural exfoliating mask. It decongests clogged skins and gets rid of dullness thanks to a blend of pomegranate, white willow, and French pink clay. Used weekly, it will help refine the texture of your skin and get rid of the pore-clogging dead-skin cells that stand in the way of you and your best Beyoncé glow.

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask, $55, available at Tata Harper.
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Like a Dirt Devil for your face, this self-heating mask uses the power of charcoal to Hoover up the dirt and oil clogging your pores, banishing blackheads and preventing breakouts from happening before they can start.

Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask, $6.49, available at Ulta.
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Ever bought a face mask, used it, and then saw no noticeable difference in your skin after you washed it off? Yeah, this isn't that kind of face mask. Developed by biotechnology scientists in the Bay Area, it uses patented alguronic acid to minimize the look of wrinkles. Meanwhile, sea kelp calms skin while exfoliating, freshwater green algae delivers antioxidants. In short, when you wash this baby off, your skin looks younger, softer, firmer, and pretty damn amazing..

Algenist Algae Brightening Mask, $59, available at Algenist.
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Your nighttime beauty routine just got loads more amazing, thanks to this set from Clé de Peau. You start by applying the purifying Lotion, helpfully labeled as vial one, to your face. Follow this up by patting on the glow-giving Essence and, while your face is still wet from the product, affix the face-hugging mask over your visage. A unique beauty gel infused within the mask helps it lock in the moisturizing benefits of the Essence, leaving you with brighter, dewier skin.

Clé de Peau Beauté Illuminating Concentrate Skincare Set, $25, available at Nordstrom.
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Photo: Courtesy of Renée Rouleau.
It looks and smells like raspberry jam, but don't try spreading this pretty peel on your morning toast. You'll be wasting all of its skin-smoothing, pore-unclogging, acne-scar-fading wonderfulness. But, don't blame us if you put it on and suddenly start craving a jelly donut...

Renée Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel, $85.50, available at Renée Rouleau.
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Photo: Courtesy of Ling Complete Skincare.
Straight from the superstar facialist's private stash, this hydrating mask uses soothing aloe, firming collagen, and toning ginseng to help rescue your winter-ravaged skin. Redness, flakes, and dullness will be a thing of the past after a couple of minutes with this on your face.

Ling Complete Skincare Ginseng Therapy Moisture Mask, $36, available at Ling Complete Skincare.
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