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At this point, there's a face mask for every skin-related concern. Whether you're after a sheet mask or an overnight mask, there are treatments to help your skin retain its natural moisture and brightness, to fight breakouts, to even skin, to unclog pores, and so on. So, whatever way you're looking to brighten your complexion, these are the best face masks for you:

SK-II Pitera Facial Treatment Mask

Beloved Japanese skincare brand SK-II uses the power of pitera essence to clear and brighten your skin. Providing skin with the hydration it craves, each of these sheet masks is stocked with 30 mL of SK-II's cult-favorite Facial Treatment Essence. To soak up all the nutrients, leave the mask on for a full 15 minutes and be sure to pat the excess essence into your skin upon removal. To buy:, $170

Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Facial

Essentially functioning as an overnight facial, the fairly new Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Facial is packed with vitamin F, omega fatty acids, and antioxidants, making it the perfect cure for dehydrated skin. This mask "rehydrates hungover, overly-parched skin, making it soft and supple." And the first step toward brighter, more nourished skin is to make sure your face is properly hydrated. For additional moisture, pair this electrolyte facial with Drunk Elephant's Virgin Marula Oil—or use it after their T.L.C. Framboos for an overnight exfoliation treatment. To buy:, $52

La Mer Hydrating Facial

La Mer brings all the power of their soothing and intensely hydrating creams to this luxurious cotton sheet mask. The Hydrating Facial by La Mer is a package of six "comforting on contact" cotton-based face masks that give skin "a renewed radiance." The cotton has been soaked in La Mer's "Miracle Broth™", essentially giving your skin a concentrated shot of nourishment and hydration to help restore your natural glow. To buy: La Mer, $250

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

Tata Harper's Resurfacing Mask was made with the goal of brightening dull skin by unclogging pores, soothing dehydrated skin, and brightening with BHA and enzymes. To incorporate Tata Harper's Resurfacing Mask into your skin-care routine, apply a thick layer two to three times a week and leave for 20 minutes, letting the nourishing ingredients, like pomegranate enzymes and white willow bark, seep in. Rinse gently with warm water, or to enhance the experience, steam your face after application to further activate the mask. To buy:, $65

Caudalie Instant Detox Mask

Longtime favorite French brand Caudalie uses Bordeaux grapes for their award-winning products. One of their best face masks, perfect for skin in need of nutrients, is the Instant Detox Mask, packed with grape essence, papaya enzymes, and soothing lavender and sage essential oils. The pink clay mask should be applied to clean, dry skin, left on for 10 minutes, and rinsed with warm water. You'll then want to follow it up with your regular morning or evening skin care regimen, to seal in the radiance this mask helps you uncover. To buy:, $39

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask and Radiance Energy Mask

Touted as one of the best face masks for anti-aging, the Sulwhasoo ginseng creamy mask from Korea is also known for firming skin and delivering a luminous glow to dull skin. This sheet mask is double wrapped, which allows for better absorption of the nutrient-rich cream. If you're keen on trying the power of the iconic Korean skin care brand Sulwhasoo, but aren't a sheet mask fan, you can instead try their Radiance Energy Mask, a sleeping mask that harnesses "the brand's Jadesphere technology (which) delivers the power of jade in circular capsules." To buy Radiance Energy Mask:, $85. To buy Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask:, $120.


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