Despite frightening directions (see: this may bring out all your imperfections before actually reducing oil), the gentle, bioactive mask leaves you fresh faced and beautiful. Even the oiliest of skin obeys.
Spend 30 minutes in Sulwhasoo’s decadent Skin Clarifying Mask and you’ll understand why it’s Korea’s No. 1 skin care line. Made of Japanese honeysuckle and Solomon’s Seal, the nourishing mask peels off dead skin and removes impurities to reveal a brighter, hydrated complexion.
It’s a likely assumption that flawless-faced ladies who lunch plump up their punims with Chanel’s luxe Sublimage Masque, made with the rare botanical Planifolia PFA (which relaxes the skin) and Argan oil (which nourishes it).
A slight tingling lets you know that this all-natural clay goop is doing its job: soothing and regenerating tired skin and ridding it of impurities and excess oil. The fruit of its labors? A clear, silky-smooth punim.
Is there anything this nightly treatment can’t do? Within one cotton pad, lactic acid and papaya exfoliate; white willow bark controls acne; green tea prevents fine lines; witch hazel shrinks pores; and jojoba moisturizes.
Eight single-use China Clay product pods and an applicator paintbrush make pores look and feel like they just had a three-hour session with a celeb facialist — after just ten mess-free minutes. Available at weibeauty.com, $42.
With her roster of fancy clientele (hi, Kate Winslet), Tracie Martyn sets high expectations — and doesn’t disappoint. Volcanic minerals suck out pollutants and metals, while enzymes remove the dull, dead skin winter leaves behind.
It’s not as scary as its name sounds: Scented like a tropical fruit roll-up, the gel effortlessly smooths skin with a slight tingle. A sheetlike towel takes it all off, leaving everything noticeably smoother and brighter.
The ghost-face cotton mask, rich and full of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids, feeds your pores with all the healthy nutrients missed at dinner. Remove, but don’t rinse — this luxe formula is meant to linger.