What are the Different Types of Face Masks?

April 4, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

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Face masks have the ability to provide the most immediate results within a very short time period, making them staple products in our skincare routines. However, with so many varieties on the market, it can be confusing to navigate through the options. Today, we will be explaining the different types of face masks to help you select the best one for your skin type and needs!

Wash-Off Mask, Clay Mask Mask Square 2

Wash-off masks and clay masks deeply cleanse and detoxify the skin. Ingredients commonly found in these types of masks, such as black charcoal, clay, and mud, are very powerful toxin absorbers. Therefore, they are especially beneficial for people suffering from clogged or enlarged pores or acne-prone skin. boscia’s unique two-part Charcoal Pore Pudding, powered by black and white charcoal, minimizes the appearance of pores while balancing the skin. Activated Black Bamboo Charcoal clarifies and purifies pores by removing dirt and impurities without irritation, while Binchotan White Charcoal Powder moisturizes and balances skin by increasing hydration.

Beauty Tip-> Before applying a wash-off or clay mask, soak a towel with warm water and place it on your face for two to three minutes. The warm temperature of the towel helps to open pores, allowing the mask to better absorb skin impurities.

Beauty Tip-> When removing a wash-off or clay mask, rinse your face with warm water. The temperature of the warm water helps the mask “melt” and come off more easily. When the mask is fully removed, splash your face with cold water, two to three times. The temperature of the cold water tightens and closes the freshly cleaned pores.


Peel-Off Mask

Peel-off masks have several different functions, including clarifying pores, calming skin inflammation, and controlling excess oil. boscia’s innovative peel-off masks provide extra refinement of the skin texture by “peeling off” dead skin cells. Our Green Tea Oil-Control Mask immediately mattifies, provides oil-control, and minimizes sebum production. It is even suitable for acne-prone skin! The Luminizing Black Mask is especially beneficial for people suffering from blackheads or whiteheads. It minimizes pore appearance and removes impurities, giving you a healthy, clarified complexion!

Beauty Tip -> You can use the same Beauty Tips for Wash-Off masks and Clay masks when applying Peel-Off masks!


Gel Mask

Gel masks are designed to provide hydration for our skin. This type of mask has a light and jelly-like texture. They also create a cooling sensation when applied onto the face. Gel masks are suitable for those with dehydrated skin, or individuals with oily skin who are looking to replenish moisture but do not want to feel greasy.

Beauty Tip-> When the weather starts to warm up, place your gel mask in the refrigerator. The mask will make your skin feel extra cool and calm when applied onto your face!

Hydrogel Mask, Sheet Mask

Hydrogel masks and sheet masks are great for brightening, providing deep hydration, and even mattifying skin. boscia’s unique two-piece hydrogel mask completely conforms to the contours of your face, allowing the ingredients to be fully absorbed by your skin. Our Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask is infused with sake to firm, tighten, and brighten your complexion, while our Tsubaki Oil Deep Hydration Hydrogel Mask provides deep hydration, leaving your face baby-soft!

Beauty Tip -> Exfoliate your skin before throwing on a hydrogel mask or sheet mask. Dead skin cells can prevent skincare products from deeply penetrating, therefore, removing them through exfoliation helps the ingredients in the mask to be fully absorbed.

Cream Mask

Cream masks normally have the thickest texture among all of the different types of face masks, as they are rich in emollients and very moisturizing. Cream masks not only provide deep hydration, but they also contain anti-aging benefits, including ingredients that firm skin and smooth fine lines. This type of mask is especially beneficial for mature skin.

Beauty Tip-> Before applying a cream mask, rub the formula in between your palms to warm it up. Warming the mask close to skin temperature will allow it to be better absorbed by your face and avoid the skin sensitivity. Take the time to massage your face upwards to lift the skin while applying the cream mask. This will help prevent sagginess and loss of elasticity. Your face will feel relaxed, as if you are at spa!

Sleeping Mask Mask Square 1

Sleeping masks are often designed to provide hydration or moisture for our skin while we sleep. A sleeping mask is the last step of our evening skincare routine and does not need to be rinsed off until the next morning. This type of mask is especially useful when we are too lazy to go through our entire skincare routine but want to wake up with hydrated skin, or when we want to give our skin an extra hydration boost overnight for the next day. boscia’s Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask intensely moisturizes and delivers long-term anti-aging benefits while you sleep, leaving you with smooth and soft skin in the morning!

Beauty Tip -> Massage the sleeping mask onto your face with gentle, circular motions before going to bed. The circular motions help the ingredients in the mask be fully penetrated into your skin!

Share your favorite types of face masks with us, or let us know if you are excited to try our Beauty Tips!



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