16 Hydrating Face Masks for the Winter
Winter has only just begun, which means skin-drying conditions like hard winds and subzero temps won't be a thing of the past anytime soon. Dry skin can pop up fast and furious, bringing a barrel full of other skin concerns with it. To keep the season's notorious dryness and flaking at bay, reap the benefits of your rich, uber-hydrating skin care products. Ahead, we share 16 of the best hydrating face masks from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands to use all winter long.
Winter has only just begun, which means skin-drying conditions like hard winds and subzero temps won't be a thing of the past anytime soon. Dry skin can pop up fast and furious, bringing a barrel full of other skin concerns with it. To keep the season's notorious dryness and flaking at bay, reap the benefits of your rich, uber-hydrating skin care products. Ahead, we share 16 of the best hydrating face masks to use all winter long.
LANCÔME MOISTURIZING ROSE JELLY OVERNIGHT MASK
Since flowers won’t be in bloom until next spring, bring them to life in your skin care routine with the Lancôme Moisturizing Rose Jelly Mask. This intense re-hydrating mask is formulated with acacia honey and floral-inspired ingredient—rose water—and can help eliminate dryness as you sleep without leaving behind a sticky residue.
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LA ROCHE-POSAY HYDRAPHASE INTENSE MASK
Dealing with dehydrated skin that feels tight and looks lackluster? Your complexion is in dire need of a hydrating face mask that can help plump and rehydrate the skin with moisture. Our recommendation? Smooth on a layer of La Roche-Posay’s Hydraphase Intense Mask over the face and neck to replenish the skin with its fresh and fluid gel cream texture. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and the brand’s Mineralizing Thermal Water, you can expect this mask to intensively rehydrate the skin and leave it looking luminous.
La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Mask, $19.99 MSRP
KIEHL’S CALENDULA & ALOE SOOTHING HYDRATION MASK
Formulated with hand-picked Calendula flower petals and aloe vera, this lightweight gel masque offers a refreshing surge of hydration. With continued use, the skin is revitalized for a healthy-looking complexion.
BIOTHERM LIFE PLANKTON INTENSE NIGHT RECOVERY FACE MASK
If your skin doesn’t boast the healthy-looking radiance of youth, treat your face to an overnight recovery mask. Powered by Biotherm’s impressive fermented ingredient Life Plankton, this intense gel mask visibly soothes skin and relieves that dry, uncomfortable feeling overnight.
VICHY QUENCHING MINERAL FACE MASK
To help boost your dry, uncomfortable skin with much-needed moisture, look no further than this hydrating face mask formulated with Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water, glycerin, and vitamin B3. The gel-like texture of the mask offers an immediate sensation of coolness (tip: store it in the fridge for extra chill) which can be beneficial when skin feels flushed.
Vichy Quenching Mineral Face Mask, $20 MSRP
SKINCEUTICALS PHYTO CORRECTIVE MASQUE
This calming botanical facial mask cools and comforts skin sensitivity, as well as restores the skin’s natural radiance and smoothness.
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque, $58 MSRP
KIEHL’S ULTRA FACIAL OVERNIGHT HYDRATING MASQUE
In just one application, this ultra-hydrating mask—formulated with Ophiopogon Japonicus Extract, Glacial Proteins, and Desert Plants—fills skin’s “hydration reservoir” to help reduce moisture depletion. The result? Skin that feels smooth, soft, and hydrated by morning.
LANCÔME GÉNIFIQUE YOUTH ACTIVATING SECOND SKIN MASK
If you’re a fan of sheet masks, you’ll surely appreciate Lancôme’s Génifique Youth Activating Second Skin Mask. Just one sheet mask contains a half-bottle of Lancôme’s luxurious Génifique serum. What can it do for your skin? The mask works to plump the skin with hydration to reveal more rested, supple-looking skin.
SKINCEUTICALS BIOCELLULOSE RESTORATIVE MASQUE
Don’t let sensitive or stressed skin get the best of you this winter. If you’ve received a chemical peel or laser treatment recently you may be experiencing a bit of a heat sensation. You can help alleviate the discomfort by replenishing your skin with SkinCeuticals’ Biocellulose Restorative Masque. Upon application, you’ll experience a cooling sensation that’ll provide immediate relief.
L’ORÉAL PARIS PURE-CLAY CLEAR & COMFORT FACE MASK
Bring back skin that feels refreshed and comfortable with L’Oréal’s Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Clay Mask, formulated with kaolin, montmorillonite, and Moroccan lava clays, as well as seaweed. The formula works to draw out build-up of impurities, dirt, and oils while gently cleansing stressed areas. After just one use, the skin looks smoother and appears rebalanced.
L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask, $12.99 MSRP
LANCÔME HYDRA ZEN MASQUE
Give your skin the hydration it deserves by capping the night with Lancôme’s Hydra Zen Masque. It’s an anti-stress, moisturizing overnight serum-in-mask that provides intense hydration while you sleep. The formula penetrates quickly, giving you the look of revitalized, velvety skin by morning.
Lancôme Hydra Zen Masque, $48 MSRP
SKINCEUTICALS HYDRATING B5 MASQUE
This deeply-hydrating mask doesn’t skimp on hydration. Formulated with hyaluronic acid—an ingredient known to hold up to 1000x its weight in water—it’s no wonder why it’s a go-to for uber-hydrating skin products. This masque helps replenish depleted moisture levels in dehydrated and stressed skin and is ideal for all skin types. It also includes a unique complex containing constituents of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF) to help restore skin’s optimal moisture balance and maintain a radiant, healthy looking appearance.
SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque, $54 MSRP
GARNIER SKINACTIVE SOOTHING 3-IN-1 FACE MOISTURIZER WITH ROSE WATER
Double-duty products are prized for their ability to do two things at once. Triple-duty products are above-desirable for their prime multitasking abilities. With the Garnier SkinActive Soothing 3-in-1 Face Moisturizer with Rose Water, your skin can be soothed, hydrated, and nourished all in one shot! The formula can be used during the day or night as a moisturizer, or even as a face mask.
KIEHL’S INSTANT RENEWAL CONCETRATE MASK
Kiehl’s premier sheet mask, the Instant Renewal Concentrate Mask, can deliver skin hydration after only 10 minutes. Housing ingredients such as cold-pressed Amazonian oils (Copaiba Resin Oil, Pracaxi Oil, and Andiroba Oil, to be exact), this two-piece product feeds skin nourishing moisture for complete skin renewal.
Kiehl’s Instant Renewal Concentrate Renewal Mask, $32 MSRP for a pack of 4
LANCÔME ADVANCED GÉNIFIQUE HYDROGEL MELTING SHEET MASK
The Lancôme Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Sheet Mask stays true to its name and “melts” on to your face for an optimal fit. Its hydrogel matrix allows the mask to “release” its ingredients for skin that feels smooth and looks more radiant. In fact, results from a three-week study found that 96% of women stated their skin seemed hydrated after 10 minutes of use while 89% stated their skin looked visibly smoother. Plus, the fit is so snug, you can go about your day without even realizing it’s on!
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Sheet Mask, $15 (MSRP) for one and $55 (MSRP) for pack of 4
VICHY CLARIFYING CHARCOAL MASK
Charcoal has become a well-known detoxing powerhouse in the skin care sphere. In the Vichy Clarifying Charcoal Mask, the ingredient plays a key role in lifting impurities from and refining pores. Your skin will feel completely hydrated and clean.
Vichy Clarifying Charcoal Mask, $20 MSRP