These Skincare Masks Are Perfect for Acne-Prone Skin Types

June 17, 2022
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal

If you find yourself dealing with concerns such as excess oil, clogged pores, and visible blemishes more often than not, chances are you have an oily, acne-prone skin type. To help address some of these skin concerns, you can look to face masks designed with mattifying and/or detoxifying benefits. Here, we’re sharing our favorites. 

Best Drugstore Pick

L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Face Mask with Charcoal

Detox and brighten your skin with this potent clay mask. It works to clean out pores, draw out excess oil and capture dirt and pollution. The best part is when you wash it off, your skin will feel clean, radiant and not stripped.

Best Peel-Off Mask

Garnier SkinActive Black Peel-Off Mask with Charcoal

Reduce the appearance of pores with this peel off mask that helps strip out impurities. It will visibly reduce pore size, detox congested areas and is suitable for all skin types.

Best Luxe Option

Skinceuticals Clarifying Clay Mask for Acne Prone Skin

Built with acne-prone skin in mind, this deep pore cleansing mask will refine and smooth uneven skin texture. It’s rich in hydroxy acids to gently exfoliate, plus kaolin and bentonite clays to absorb impurities and oils, and chamomile to soothe and calm the skin.

Best Detoxifying Pick

Youth to the People Superclay Purify + Clear Power Mask with Niacinamide

Purify and detox the skin with this powerful clay mask chock full of volcanic, white and French green clays. It will absorb excess oil, diminish the look of large pores and improve clarity with ease.

Best Cooling Mask

OLE HENRIKSEN Cold Plunge Pore Mask

Zap the appearance of pimples with this pore mask from OLE HENRIKSEN. It contains clay, snow lotus and a proprietary blend of active botanicals plus BHAs to gently exfoliate and detox clogged pores.

Best Brightening Pick

Peach & Lily Super Reboot Resurfacing Face Mask 

Soften uneven skin texture and tone with this AHA, BHA and blue agave mask. It works to exfoliate, unclog and minimize the appearance of pores and also has hyaluronic acid and chamomile for a soothing, moisturizing finish.

Best Antioxidant Rich Mask

INNBEAUTY Project Green Machine Insta-Glo Mask

In just seven minutes, this insta-glo mask will help exfoliate and resurface the skin, making it suitable for dull, acne-prone complexions. It has a blend of eight AHA and BHA acids that will brighten the skin, plus super greens for a boost of antioxidants.

Photographer: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay

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