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The Best Organic Masks for Your Skin Type

Y’all know I’m a huge fan of masking. I mask at least 3-4 times a week and I’m absolutely confident it makes a huge difference in my skin. However, there are so many on the green beauty market…which one should you try? Never fear! I’m here to help you sort through the best organic masks for your skin type and/or concern. Let’s do this thing!

ALL-AROUND MVP

may lindstrom the problem solver

May Lindstrom The Problem Solver – This is the one mask that makes me feel like a broken record. I mean, how many times can I sing the praises of this wonder? BUT ‘TIS SO GOOD.

A jet-black fusion of antioxidant-rich raw cacao, salts, exotic spices, and activated bamboo charcoal brightens, heals inflammation and irritation, fades hyperpigmentation, stimulates collagen production, and treats and prevents breakouts.

The Problem Solver is a real miracle worker, as you will see a definitive difference in your skin from the first go-round. The formula is intense, though! You might feel the warming ingredients going to work while it’s on, but it never upsets my skin. (Not gonna lie, the first time I tried it, I was afraid the slight tingling was a bad thing, but no no no. My skin isn’t even slightly red when I remove it.) One of the great skin beautifiers in this mask is cayenne pepper. Yep! Cayenne stimulates circulation, enabling fresh blood, oxygen, and vital nutrients to reach the cells.

However, despite being warming and intense, it completely restores balance to even the most delicate complexions. It is especially beneficial for those of you that struggle with severe acne, rosacea, psoriasis and all types of inflammatory disorders. It really does it all and it’s a must-have for all complexions.

This mask comes in a powdered form, so you just mix with water before applying. Also, it lasts forever (mine usually lasts a year or more) so the price tag is totally justified.

BALANCING/ACNE

tata harper clarifying mask

Tata Harper Clarifying Mask – This mask is fantastic for those with acneic or congested skin. I love it a few times a month to clear any congestion. Great as a spot treatment too. This mask balances sebum and controls excess oiliness on the surface of the skin, as well as calm and relieving the appearance of redness. Salicylic acid minimizes the appearance of blemishes and you can thank Chlorella for the beautiful green color, which nourishes and hydrates the skin with essential vitamins and fatty acids. Don’t forget the AHA superfruit blend and lactic acid that refines the appearance of pores. Ladies, this one is a winner.

beautycounter balancing mask

Beautycounter Balancing Charcoal Mask – Ten minutes to a purified complexion, ladies. This nutrient-rich kaolin clay mask deep-cleans and balances, absorbing excess oil and drawing out impurities. Activated charcoal minimizes the appearance of pores, giving skin a smooth, refined appearance, while salicylic acid stimulates exfoliation.

Perfect for those concerned with congestion and oily skin, and this one definitely pulls. You have some blemishes and blackheads and want those things gone? BAM, look no further. I use this mostly as a spot treatment because it’s almost too strong for my sensitive skin. #delicateflower

HYPERPIGMENTATION/SCARRING

Laurel Brighten Mask – A beauty blogger friend of mine used this mask every morning for a month and you would not believe how much her sun spots and hyperpigmentation diminished. I was utterly shocked, so I bought it pronto. It is nothing short of amazing for brightening and fading pigmented spots on the face – this mask is bursting with Vitamin C and all of its vital cofactors to lighten discoloration with delicate raw fruit acids. Its phytonutrient density works to repair discoloration damage on a deeper level, while it strengthens and firms connective tissue. The concentrated vibrancy of this mask is truly unmatched and benefits are seen after as little as one use.

If you have sun damaged, mature, and/or scarred skin, this is the one for you. Also, did I mention 100% Whole Plant Organic ingredients?!

HYDRATING/PLUMPING

mahalo the petal mask

Mahalo The Petal Mask – This is a rich and decadent pre-mixed face mask that brings out the look of natural glow and vitality. It melts luxuriously on the skin and dries to a pink sheen, without a feeling of pulling or tightening, which is so nice for those with dry and/or senstive skin. Also, the longer you leave it on, the more it seems to beautify your skin. The base of enzyme-rich honey makes skin feel silky smooth and moisturized, while rose clay and cacao leave the complexion feeling soft and gently detoxified.

Floral essences of rose, hibiscus, chamomile, jasmine, ylang ylang, and rose geranium are perfectly arranged to create the ultimate skin beautifier, gentle enough to apply several times a week. Such a beautiful mask!

May Lindstrom The Honey Mud – Mega hydration! Made with honey, clay, and pure plant oils, this mask is so delightful I could eat it. It’s not a mask that dries or pulls, it just gently exfoliates while plumping up your skin something fierce. I sometimes leave this on for an hour if I have time. My skin looks years younger after using this mask.

You can use this as a daily cleanser as well! With the upcoming colder, drier seasons, I would get this in your lineup ASAP.

GLOW/ILLUMINATING

Leahlani Meli Glow – Get yer glow on, mamas. This illuminating nectar fusion mask, filled with enzyme and vitamin-rich tropical fruits, nutrient dense beauty oils, hyaluronic acid, and stimulating clays is next level for illumination. Meli works at the molecular level to increase blood circulation and oxygenation, and deeply nourishes and strengthens the barrier of your skin.

This works great on all skin types, but especially dry, combo, or mature skin. I love this one for a quick glow!

leahlani mermaid mask

Leahlani Mermaid Mask – Just look at the deep emerald green. Could there be a more beautiful color? The Mermaid Mask is a superfood treat for all skin types – a nutrient dense blend of superfood ingredients that will strengthen the skin cells, boost circulation, fight breakouts and moisturize. It’s a little powerhouse, but gentle enough that I feel comfortable letting my daughter join in on the fun.

The deep, emerald color comes from two superfood ingredients, organic chlorella and organic spirulina. The spirulina comes from a farm on the pristine coast of Hawaii and is grown in a biosecure zone. Also, Leahlani uses the cleanest and most pure source of organic chlorella on the planet, which is grown in outdoor pools under the sunlight and contains cell walls that are “opened” or “cracked” using a specific process that preserves nutrients and increases absorption.

This is the mask I turn to when I’m less about specific treatment goals and more about glow glow glow. My daughter loves it too – she is always wanting to get in on the mermaid action.

Pro tip: be sure to add a little bit of water to emulsify the mixture before applying. The product itself is very dense and so super-packed with ingredients that I scoop a little bit into my fingers and drop a teensy bit of water into it which makes it easier to spread.

REJUVENATING/STIMULATING

josh rosebrook cacao antioxidant mask

Josh Rosebrook Cacao Antioxidant Mask – Ohhhhh, this mask is so unique. Where do I even begin? Last year, I did a video on my favorite masks, and I talked about this one blowing me away. Well, it continues to do so. This mask makes you glow like nothing I’ve ever seen…it actually brings the blood to the surface of the skin, and I will repurchase this forever ever and ever amen.

This activating (you will definitely see the blood reach the surface of your skin!) facial treatment works to detoxify, rejuvenate and purify skin through powerful antioxidant and phytonutrient plant synergies. Rich cacao antioxidants help slow skin cell decline and assist in collagen production to increase elasticity and luminosity. Cacao effectively stimulates and triggers circulation which assists in nutrient delivery, and supports the skin’s natural healing ability. This mask works on all skin types including sensitive and dry.

EXFOLIATING

josh rosebrook active enzyme exfoliator

Josh Rosebrook Active Exfoliator – Friends, I can promise you it’s a very rare occurrence if this mask isn’t on my face every Sunday. This exfoliator supports the feeling of healthy cell turnover with enzymes from honey, papaya, yucca, beetroot and elderberry that naturally soften and brighten the skin’s appearance. And man, it does its job – my skin looks brand spanking new (not a dead skin cell in sight!) when I wash this off my face. (Do you watch my Instagram stories? Then you probably see me raving like a lunatic about it occasionally.)

The great thing is that this mask is a chemical (natural enzymes like papaya) and physical (very finely milled walnut shells) exfoliant, so you’re getting the best of both worlds. I’ve tried A LOT of exfoliators, and this one is seriously impressive.

True Botanicals Resurfacing Moisture Mask – Anyone out there looking for a pore minimizer? Um, look no further. This pup is a facial in a jar. This lactic acid-based mask reveals smooth, glowing skin in only five minutes. It moisturizes while exfoliating and imparts a serious glow. Key ingredients are lactic acid, avocado butter, and Astaxanthin.

Here’s the absolute truth on this one – if I can remember to put this on my face for a measly 3-5 minutes when I wake up in the morning, my skin looks insanely amazing. Seriously, I used it 4-5 times a week for a couple of weeks a while back and my skin never looked better. Now if just could remember to put it on every morning… #thisis43

RENEWING

Ayuna Cream-in-Oil Peel – First things first, this mask is messy. You remove it by using a gommage technique – in which you literally roll the product off your face and neck with your fingers. So you definitely need to do this over a sink, but I have never, NEVER experienced such a dramatic difference in the texture of my skin, specifically my neck and decolletage. (I documented this process on my Instagram MASKIN’ highlight – it follows the videos of me using The Problem Solver.)

This incredibly lavish cream texture works in three phases: First as a proteic exfoliant, based in Alpha-amino acids (Aspartic and Glutamic acids), that releases potent renewing benefits when it comes in contact with the skin. Next, a gentle, grain-free gommage quickly and effectively polishes and rejuvenates the skin’s appearance. Lastly, the formula transforms into an oleo-essence finish that leaves the skin remarkably soft to the touch. The skin’s surface is refined, providing a visibly brighter, more even complexion. Amazeballs and worth every penny.

SHEET MASK

Orgaid Sheet Mask Multi-Pack – For all my ladies who love a good sheet mask, the multi-pack by Orgaid is fantastic. This pack contains two of each ORGAID Organic Sheet Mask (2 Anti-aging & Moisturizing, 2 Greek Yogurt & Nourishing, and 2 Vitamin C & Revitalizing). A great way to find your favorite or treat your specific concern as it comes up.

Well, there you have it. Love all these masks something fierce – if you have any questions about which one is right for you, don’t hesitate to leave your question in the comments!

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