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Best Masks In the Game, Promise.

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I live for them.

They pull so many nasty impurities out of the skin.

Especially after France when you’re around 502384 million people smoking. Smoking is a real pore clogger. Not for me or my skin. No judgement if you smoke, you do you, but MAN MY SKIN HATES BEING AROUND CIGS.

I’m very specific when it comes to my mask regime. As you know I’m obsessed with my daily ritual of collagen eye pads in the AM so a nightly mask a few times a week really makes sense. Real wrinkle reducer.

In fact, when I do a mask I really commit to it. Nothing gets in the way of my mask.

Even when Michael insisted I go get chips & salsa the other night. I legit threw on my Audrey Hepburn-ish sunglasses over the mint colored mask & got in the car, smiling & ready for a date night. Yes, it’s safe to say at this point he thinks I’m fucking nuts. But whatevs, you know?

The commitment to the mask is so strong that I don’t care what anyone else thinks. Like, at all. To the point where it’s concerning. I will literally wear a mask in public. In fact, I have many times.

Plus after I take it off my skin is always dewy & tight. Just how I prefer it. Just because you’re young doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be investing in your skin! The younger you start, the better off you’ll be.

( Another preventative measure we’ve talked about is Botox. I’m a fan if done sparingly ).

Anyway, let’s get into the whole mask situation.

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Mario Badescu ‘Super Collagen’ mask:

First things first: If you’re going to invest in any mask on the planet, go for this one. It’s simply the best. Really I can’t live without it. My friend, Emily, gifted the mask to me years ago & I’ve been a die hard fan ever since. The mint green color is so therapeutic, I know this sounds strange but the color is calming. The way it lays on the skin is perfection too.

Did I mention it’s $18 dollars?! Yes, see? Every single women needs this minty mask.

Here’s the best thing about it: IT’S A SUPER COLLAGEN MASK.

Ya, ya, ya we all know much I love collagen. And putting it on my skin gives me JOY.

As described “finally a purifying, pore-refining mask gentle enough for mature or dry skin. Nourishing botanicals & collagen come together in a clay formula to refine and revitalize your skin. Non-drying.” LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

You should know that this brand is just unreal in general. I mean, if you follow Kylie Jenner on Snapchat you know she’s always talking about Mario’s drying lotion for spot treatment on pimples. I’m a huge fan of this too. Just dab a Q-tip in the lotion & add it to a zit. Seriously buh-bye, gone the next day.

As you know from my Snapchat, I live & die by Mario’s aloe, herbal, rose-water. Basically it’s a refreshing, hydrating mist which I love after washing my face OR I use a couple of spritzes after my makeup is applied. It’s gentle, light, & smells divine.

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Peter Roth Thomas Sulfur Cooling Masque:

SULFUR! This is my go-to mask when I’m having a real zitty day. Sulfur is INSANE for acne. Give me some tea tree oil & I’m golden. Great things to note about this one: 10% Sulfur dries & clears blemishes, contains Kaolin A which is a type of clay that helps to absorb excess oil, & lastly it has tons of Eucalyptus oil in it. Eucalyptus oil is full of antibacterial properties which prevent future breakouts. You know me & my oils ; ).

Other things to note: “this skin clearing masque dries & clears blemishes while un-clogging pores for a clear, flawless complexion. Sulfur and eucalyptus oil clear blemishes and help prevent their return while aloe soothes and helps prevent over-drying. Cleanses oily, T-zone and clogged pores. Dries and clears blemishes and helps prevent acne formation.”

This mask is for people who are acne prone. Do it, it’s life-changing.

P.S. If you have back-ne, butt-ne, or any acne on your neck, give this mask a try whenever, wherever!

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GLAMGLOW mud mask:

Nothing like a good mud mask. For some reason a mud mask just makes me feel so bougie. Shocking Michael with a super thick, dark mask is always fun too. Some facts: it was clinically developed by GLAMGLOW dermatological chemists to help fight all common skin concerns. Think: breakouts, discoloration, black and white heads, razor bumps and ingrown hairs. ACNECIDIC, a proprietary six-acid blend of AHA and BHA acids, is pH-balanced to deal with damaged skin & de-clogs and minimizes pores, pigmentation, scarring and breakouts. YES PLZ.

Not only is it a bomb mask but it also contains activated charcoal which we all know strips the toxins ( remember this post? ). Basically it extracts & encapsulates excess sebum oils, bacteria and toxins. You kind of can’t go wrong. HUGE PLUS: use this to spot treat razor bumps or ingrown hairs. Works like a gem.

To use, simply apply a thin layer to clean skin. Leave on for 5-20 minutes. I use it weekly when I’m on this one, sometimes I switch up my masks though to shock the F out of my skin.

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Oh, & you should know, I usually double the time it says on masks…meaning if it says 20 minutes, I do 40 minutes…so sue me. For some reason I find this works better. Sometimes even longer than an hour?

If I don’t have time I use the three masks above as a spot treatment on a pimple. I do this a lot & go to bed & just leave it on. Easy.

For another insider beauty tip, listen to our podcast ( just press play above the nav bar!! ) while scrolling. I’m sharing a wellness, health, or beauty trick every single podcast episode now & this particular one has to do with ACNE! ZITS! CRATERS! LOL. Enjoy.

( For the record, nothing is sponsored here, just exactly what I use & like ; ). )

Bottom line: pick a mask & really commit to it. Even if your boyfriend wants to go eat. Put on a head scarf with big sunglasses. Very Hollywood. Also, VERY fun to embarrass him.

I’m off to bed, it’s been a very long week for me which we will get into soon. I’m having a sibling sleepover tonight so we have the whole clan in the room…as you can imagine, they’re dead asleep as I’m typing away, sipping peppermint tea ( weird ).

Hope you’re all having an amazing week.

lauryn x

+ other posts on masks here & here.

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  1. This post is awesome! I am always looking for better masks to use! I love them. I have been using collagen masks under my eyes for a few months now and it helps puffiness, but I am wondering what would work best for dark circles. That seems to be my biggest struggle. Did this brand of collagen eye pads work for that?

  2. I had no idea about Sulfur – that is so, so interesting! The pumpkin enzyme one from PTR is bomb too. But I must admit, I am incredibly intrigued by the collagen one so safe to say I’m sold. Also major LOL at date night with huge sunglasses on with the mask. I like yo style! xx Shannon

  3. I love the GlamGlo clay mask, but that price tag hurts! Also, I was giggling aloud when you said you went out even when you had a mask on!


  4. Hey. Love your blog. You seem to be focused on more natural skincare and you may want to look into the collagen eye pads as it appears they may contain parabens.

  5. The sulfur and mud masks sounds perfect for my type of skin! I have to try it out next time! Love the post!

    xoxo, Truc

  6. Another AMAZING mask if you can be a little spendy is the Sisley Paris Gentle Facial Buffing Cream… you apply it, let it dry (I also leave it on way longer than it says)… and then this is the fun part- you gently rub the mask off… it balls up onto itself and takes all your dead skin with it!… it’s a lot like the same satisfaction of when you would peel dried glue off your fingers as a little kid… no joke, your skin will feel like a baby’s butt after.

  7. I’m on day 4 of trying the eye collagen masks! I love the GlamGlow masks, especially the clarifying one. I’m definitely buying the Mario Badescu mask, more collagen please!


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  8. Hey Lauryn,

    Just wanted to throw in my two cents: Why not double the fun? Follow up a detoxifying or purifying mask (clay mask or exfoliating) with an extra hydrating or calming one. Also, check out the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme mask – it is the best mask I have ever used (with divine smell), instant results of incredibly smooth and glowy skin

    Ps: thanks for your hard work in TSC, love your blog and the ice roller tip has seriously changed my life (and skin) 🙂

    1. OH! That is such a great idea Viktoria. I love that. Will definitely give it a shot. Thanks for the suggestions! xx

  9. Love these suggestions.

    Try the Beautycounter charcoal mask. It is UNREAL for pulling nastiness out of your pores!


  10. Just tried the collagen mask after reading this recommendation ages ago…and I’m obsessed! This stuff is the shit. You definitely know your stuff.

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