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Whether your skin is begging for a boost of radiance and moisture after a day of sun and wind at the beach or you’re broken out after a string of hot, humid days, there is a perfect mask for that—not to mention skin devices to complement it. What we love most about clean masks in particular is that they’re so concentrated; without the fillers, texturizers, fragrances, and other ingredients potentially hazardous to our health, there’s more space for active botanicals to nourish and replenish our skin.

A mask can be a nearly nightly ritual or it can mark the end of a long week (perhaps accompanied by a soak in a bath or even a sweat in a sauna blanket or a gem-mat session). Either way, cleanse first. Applying your mask to wet skin increases absorption and thus the effectiveness of the mask.

  1. Gel


    G.Tox Malachite + Fruit Acid Pore Purifying Cleanser, goop, $48/$44 with subscription

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    G.Tox Malachite + Fruit Acid Pore Purifying Cleanser
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  2. Balm


    Okoko Beauté Majestique Cleanser, goop, $118

    Okoko
    Beauté Majestique Cleanser
    goop, $116

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  3. Foam


    Dr. Nigma Cleanser No. 1, goop, $70

    Dr. Nigma
    Cleanser No. 1
    goop, $70

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Pick the Mask That’s Right for Your Skin

1

DETOX FOR CLEARER SKIN

A detoxifying mask sweeps away oil, dead skin cells, dirt, and other impurities that can build up in pores. Depending on your skin type, look for ingredients like clays, acids, sulfur, and zinc oxide.

  1. Clay and Acids

    This clay mask is great if you have oily, acne-prone skin: It combines kaolin, bentonite, and montmorillonite clays to help reduce excess oil and salicylic, glycolic, and lactic acids to help break up dead skin.

    Follain Dual Detox Mask, goop, $34

    Follain
    Dual Detox Mask
    goop, $34

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  2. Sulfur and Zinc Oxide

    Sulfur and zinc oxide are both fabulous for sensitive types and work powerfully to detoxify and purify skin. Sulfur deeply exfoliates pores, getting rid of dirt, excess oil, and dead skin, and zinc oxide smooths and soothes skin. Bonus: This is brilliant as a full face mask but also amazing as a spot treatment.

    Goldfaden MD Facial, goop, $65

    Goldfaden MD
    Facial Detox
    goop, $65

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2

MOISTURIZE DEEPLY

For dry, beach-worn, or irritated skin, a super hydrating mask feels incredible as it brings the look of your skin back to life, renewing, plumping, and smoothing.

This mask’s all-star ingredients like seaweed, marine collagen, and hyaluronic acid moisturize and soothe the skin, and antioxidants nourish, too. You can optimize it with the Magic Glow Wand, which uses both warm and cool massage to help skin-care ingredients penetrate, as well as to help cleanse pores.


  1. Dr. Nigma Treatment Mask No. 1, goop, $120

    Dr. Nigma
    Treatment Mask No. 1
    goop, $120

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  2. Joanna Vargas Magic Glow Wand, goop, $285

    Joanna Vargas
    Magic Glow Wand
    goop, $285

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  3. For a boost of radiance and moisture, this mask—great for all skin types—leaves your skin firm, calm, and ultrahydrated. The combination of a moisturizing pink clay blend and soothing rose water sink into your skin for dewy results that really last. If your skin is feeling extra dry, you can leave the mask on overnight for revived, moisturized skin in the a.m.

    Tammy Fender Restorative Radiance Masque, goop, $235

    Tammy Fender
    Restorative Radiance Masque
    goop, $235

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3

SUPERCHARGE YOUR GLOW

There’s nothing like an exfoliating mask to revitalize dull skin for a brighter, more radiant, just-took-a-dip-in-the-pool face.

  1. Keep this magical mask in your shower and you’ll find yourself reaching for it every few days (it’s GP’s favorite product). Both physical (quartz, garnet, alumina, and silica) and chemical (glycolic acid) exfoliants combine to polish and even your skin for the ultimate goop glow.

    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator, goop, $125/$112 with subscription

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    GOOPGLOW Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator
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  2. Super fine rose-hip-seed granules and papaya enzymes exfoliate and buff, aspen bark purifies pores, and turmeric soothes and brightens for luminous skin.

    KORA Organics Turmeric Brightening Exfoliating Mask, goop, $48

    KORA Organics
    Turmeric Brightening Exfoliating Mask
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  3. Even those with sensitive skin can (and should) use exfoliants. This one from Tata Harper’s new line for sensitive and reactive skin uses lactic acid to dissolve dead skin cells without irritation for smoother, brighter skin. It’s made with prebiotics for microbiome balance and a sugar-carbohydrate complex for longer-lasting moisture.

    Tata Harper Radiance Mask, goop, $65

    Tata Harper
    Radiance Mask
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4

THERE ARE EVEN MASKS FOR LIPS AND EYES

You can do these masks at the same time as you’re doing an allover face mask or spot-treat as you need. Either way, they feel absolutely incredible.

These sheet masks from top makeup artist Jillian Dempsey are easy to apply, and they smooth and depuff, waking up your entire face. You can double down on the benefits by running Dempsey’s vibrating gold sculpting bar over the masks while you wear them (it feels amazing, too).


  1. Jillian Dempsey Hydrating Eye Mask, goop, $75

    Jillian Dempsey
    Hydrating Eye Mask
    goop, $75

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  2. Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar, goop, $195

    Jillian Dempsey
    Gold Sculpting Bar
    goop, $195

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  3. This rich, ultramoisturizing lip mask transforms dull, dry lips into the supplest, smoothest, most hydrated version of themselves. Thick, luxurious, and loaded with sea buckthorn, rose hip, and avocado oils, it’s especially great to use overnight.

    Henné Organics Lip Mask, goop, $37

    Henné Organics
    Lip Mask
    goop, $37

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5

HIGH-TECH ADDITIONS

As with the Joanna Vargas and Jillian Dempsey devices above, you can optimize results by combining a topical mask with red or blue light, heat, cooling, vibration, or even electrical treatments.

  1. LED Light

    This futuristic-looking gadget uses red and blue LED light to decrease the appearance of fine lines, treat breakouts, and soothe irritated skin. Use it after a face mask or other skin treatment to amplify your results.

    Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite Faceware Pro, goop, $435

    Dr. Dennis Gross
    DRx SpectraLite Faceware Pro
    goop, $435

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  2. Electrical Treatment

    Developed by renowned electrical aesthetician Melanie Simon, this handheld nanocurrent device delivers nine different electrical treatments. It comes with a conductive gel that works double duty to nourish your skin as the device sculpts, lifts, brightens, and tightens—and it’s best used before or after a topical mask.

    ZIIP ZIIP OX + Crystal Gel Kit, goop, $480

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    ZIIP OX + Crystal Gel Kit
    goop, $480

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  3. Vibration, Microcurrent, Heat, and Red Light

    This easy-to-use multitasking treatment (it takes only five minutes) gives your skin four different treatments at once. Before or after a mask, touch the wand to your skin (it’s touch-activated) for microcurrent, red-light therapy, vibrating facial massage, and therapeutic warmth.

    Solawave, goop, $149

    Solawave
    SolaWave Wand
    goop, $149

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