Boing: 4 Jelly Masks to Bounce Up Your Skin
Face masks come in all shapes, sizes, and textures. From clay masks to sheet masks, peel-off masks to cream masks, the choice is pretty huge. One of our favorites, though, has got to be the weird and wonderful jelly mask.
Practically Jello-O for your face, jelly masks might seem bizarre but they’re supremely satisfying — and just as effective as any other facial mask. Lightweight, cooling, and easy to rinse off, what’s not to love about this emerging category of face masks?
Here’s everything you should know about jelly masks, and the 4 best ones to bounce up your skin. If you’re ready to “boing,” that is...
WHAT ARE JELLY MASKS?
Jelly masks are a Korean-inspired skincare product that focuses primarily on hydration, which is why you’ll often see “glycerin” on the ingredients list. That said, different jelly masks serve different purposes, depending on your chosen formula. Some work to hydrate while others are more exfoliating, targeting breakouts. Some help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, while others offer brightening effects.
Just like their name suggests, jelly masks have a texture like jelly. They’re typically calming, soothing, and moisturizing — offering relief to dry skin and sensitive skin types. That said, they can be beneficial for all skin types, as long as you pick the right formula.
Lucky for you, there are plenty to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a hydrating mask, anti-aging mask, or blemish-clearing mask, there’s a jelly mask for each and every skin concern.
If you want to try the trend yourself, here are our four picks of the best jelly masks to brighten, hydrate, and revitalize your skin.
BEST JELLY FACE MASKS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE
A glossy, purple-hued mask to brighten dull and depleted complexions. If you’re after smooth, glowing skin, this is the formula for you. Made with glycolic acid to buff away dead skin cells and anti-aging bakuchiol, this jelly mask refines texture and leaves skin feeling fresh. It also contains aloe vera, green tea, Ashwagandha, and salicylic acid to hydrate, soothe, and clarify blemishes.
Glow Mask is a perfect choice if your skin’s looking a little meh. Plus, it won’t take long before you see the results from this wonderful wobbly formula.
Best for: Acne-prone, oily skin, and dull skin.
How to use: After cleansing the skin, apply a scoop full of the mask and massage into your face and neck. You can also apply it to your body for instant brightening effects. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse. Finish with sunscreen. For best results, use this mask 2-3 times a week.
A cooling, blue-tinted jelly treatment of moisturizing hyaluronic acid and elasticity-restoring vitamin B5 to instantly drench lasting moisture and elasticity into the skin. Ideal for anyone dealing with daily dryness!
This hydrating mask also contains a nourishing blend of glycerin, algae, bakuchiol, and glycolic acid to boost collagen production, remove dead skin, and alleviate dark spots and uneven skin tone.
Best for: Dry skin, mature skin, and sensitive skin.
How to use: After cleansing the skin, apply a scoop full of the mask and massage into your face, neck, and body. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse. Finish with a hydrating face cream or body lotion to seal it all in. For best results, use this mask 2-3 times a week.
A revitalizing face and body mask powered by antioxidant-rich red microalgae and alpha hydroxy acids that work in tandem to firm, smooth, and brighten skin. Red microalgae is clinically proven to protect skin against oxidative stress and fend off free radicals, preventing fine line formation and pigmentation. Glycolic acid and lactic acid, the two AHAs, lightly exfoliate the skin, spurring on the shedding of old, dull skin cells while boosting collagen production for youthful, radiant skin.
It’s an ingredient-driven beauty product that can work wonders for your skin. Whether you’re dealing with lines, dark spots, breakouts, or uneven skin texture, it works for all!
Best for: Mature skin.
How to use: After cleansing the skin, apply a palmful of mask and massage into your face, neck, and body. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse. Finish with a hydrating serum or cream to lock it all in. For best results, use this mask 2-3 times a week.
A bouncy jelly mask designed to smooth and prevent fine lines and wrinkles while illuminating skin on the face and body. A boost of brightening vitamin C and plumping vegan collagen deliver a fresh, youthful glow to the skin’s appearance while shielding it from free radical damage. Both active ingredients work together to thicken the dermis, plump out creases, and protect the complexion from UV damage.
It also contains turmeric, algae, and witch hazel water to soothe, hydrate, and further protect skin from external aggressors.
Best for: Mature skin, dull skin.
How to use: After cleansing the skin, apply a thin layer of mask to your face, neck, and body. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse. Finish with your favorite anti-aging serum of moisturizer. For best results, use this mask 2-3 times a week.
Jelly masks really are the best. Of course, they don’t have to be your one and only choice, but they’re supremely satisfying to use and certainly beneficial for solving your skincare woes. As you can see from the list above, there’s a mask for every skin type and concern. So, take your pick and enjoy slathering on one of these fun and effective jelly masks.
If you have a skin condition such as eczema or rosacea, we recommend consulting your dermatologist before trying new products. While jelly masks are generally quite gentle, some do contain potentially irritating ingredients, like alpha and beta hydroxy acids. Check with your derm before applying them to your skin.