These New Rubber Face Masks Will Take You Back To Chemistry Lab

Any mixologist will tell you: The best concoctions come when you aren't afraid to shake shit up. (Why else do you think 60,000 people have lined up for a drink with lingering flavors of amputated toe?) Skip the Svedka, though, and the same can be said about rubber face masks.

Unlike sheet or cream formulas, these require you to mix the powder with water or gel yourself before you smooth on, then peel off. But with Dr. Jart's just-launched-at-Sephora Shake & Shot collection (which features four vitamin-packed masks that treat redness, dehydration, dullness, and fatigue) you've got all the equipment you need in cocktail shaker form to make the skin magic happen.

Simply fill up the cup with the two included packets, snap on the (creepily realistic) baby face cap, shake to activate the ingredients, and apply. You'll only get one use out of each treatment, so glowing results — which you can see for yourself in the slides ahead — are a one-night-only affair. Then again, at least you didn't have to put on pants and go to a bar to get it...

For Sensitive or Redness-Prone Skin

Dr. Jart Shake & Shot Rubber Soothing Mask, $12, available at Sephora.
"Sheet masks are the bane of my existence — they're goopy, messy, and way too slippery for me to actually relax while wearing one. Then came rubber masks. The best part about these formulas is that they lock in more moisture than a serum-soaked cotton sheet would. So, when I applied this soothing new option from Dr. Jart all over my face, I felt relieved. Not only did it peel off in one fell swoop, it also didn't drip all over my sink or shirt. I can't say the results were long-lasting, but at the very least, the aloe vera ingredient instantly made my skin less red and irritated." — Sam Sasso, beauty assistant
For Dry, Dehydrated Skin

Dr. Jart Shake & Shot Rubber Hydro Mask, $12, available at Sephora.
"Despite the fact that it's insanely cold out, I've been foolishly neglecting my skin-care routine these last few weeks — and my face is drying out at an alarming rate as a result. I figured the Hydro Shot, which has nourishing vitamins and amino acids, would replenish the moisture that I'm severely lacking. And it did... kind of.

"It was easy enough combine the two solutions together, and I applied the mask immediately after mixing. But the rubber dried way too fast, and ended up peeling off earlier than the 20 minutes intended. The bits and pieces of rubber weren't very fun to clean up, either. Still, once I managed to get the entire mask off, my skin looked noticeably more supple, and I didn't have to use much moisturizer the next morning. I don't think it's my end-all skin savior, but the fun selfies made the experience worthwhile." — Khalea Underwood, beauty writer
For Fatigued Skin

Dr. Jart Shake & Shot Rubber Firming Mask, $12, available at Sephora.
"This formula goes on like a smoothie and drips almost as much, but dried fairly quickly. There's a handy plastic applicator included in the package in case you don't want to get it everywhere, but I found it much easier to spread on with my fingers. Within 10 minutes, the creamy white paste dried in scattered patches across my face, making me look like a horror-movie serial killer with serious hyperpigmentation issues.

"Of course, the fact that it looks ugly doesn't mean it didn't feel delightful and cooling (that's in part due to the soothing witch hazel) on skin, and smell utterly delicious. So I'm glad I didn't judge this face mask by its appearance — and I'll be damned if I don't keep a few on-hand for days I want to scare my roommate's boyfriend." — Kelsey Castañon, beauty news editor
For Dull Skin

Dr. Jart Shake & Shot Rubber Brightening Mask, $12, available at Sephora.
"Full disclosure: I have tried rubber masks before, and have never been able to get the consistency right. This attempt was no exception, even though I followed all the rules! The mask ended up clumpy on my face, and slid around a bit after initial application.

"Once it had set for a few minutes, though, it was pretty comfortable and felt extremely hydrating and refreshing — it was almost cooling. After letting it dry for 15 minutes, I was able to peel off the mask in parts, and I loved that the mask left behind a moisturizing residue. I patted in the excess product and my face felt reenergized, likely due to the grapefruit and vitamin C extract. My skin was definitely more plump and smooth after." — Michaela Rollings, associate partnerships manager
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