My apologies for the radio silence over the past week! Work has been keeping me ridiculously busy lately, but happily I’ve been able to squeeze in a tiny bit of pampering time after a loooong day at the office. I can’t lie, I’d love to go to an actual spa and get a real facial, but I just haven’t had a chance to squeeze one in. So here are my favorite masks (or masques, if you’re fancy) when I want to keep my skin looking more alive and glowy…and not just from the glare of my desktop computer. Lavender/random fragrant plant spa water not included.
Ren Skincare F10 Smooth and Renew Peel Mask: In my opinion, this is the only stand-out product from all the Ren products I’ve ever tried (they were actually my first foray into clean beauty). And although this mask has been labeled for exfoliation, I actually find it to be ideal for hydrating and brightening purposes. I also love the soft muslin cloth that comes with it!
Gloss Moderne High Gloss Masque: I workout in the mornings so in addition to all the lovely chemical damage, I put my hair through its paces on an everyday basis. For that reason, it’s especially important that I baby my hair whenever I can. For the longest time, I thought hair masks were sort of useless, but this one has made me a convert. I just rub it in for 10 minutes 1-2x a week and find that it leaves my hair ridiculously soft and air dries especially well. I’m also very partial to the coconut smell…so if you usually don’t like coconut scents, I’d probably stay far, far away.
Yuli Skincare Purifying Mask: A magical mask for all skin types. I don’t know how but it somehow manages to be both clarifying and moisturizing. I particularly like that you have to add water to create a paste before applying, so while the bottle does look small, it doesn’t contain any fillers, like water, so you know you are really getting your money’s worth!