Best Hydrating Face Masks—Ranked

You're one product away from baby soft skin.

By Taylor Stephan, Jake Thompson Jan 08, 2020 11:34 PMTags
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The quality of your skin says a lot about you.

A well-rested dewy complexion introduces you before you speak. We're all human, though, so most of the time we're dehydrated, running on empty and lucky if we have 10 minutes to dedicate to self-care at the end of the day. But, truly, if you can find the time to use a face mask once a week, we promise you'll see a difference. 

In honor of National Winter Skin Relief Day, from fan favorite brands Glow Recipe, Tatcha and Drunken Elephant to luxury brands Clé De Peau Beauté, Kora and Laneige, we've handpicked the most hydrating masks chock-full of skin-plumping ingredients so you don't have to. 

Not only will investing in a mask you love make you look better, it'll make you feel better. You deserve it!

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15. Summer Fridays R + R Mask

Why we love it: A two-in-one mask to buff skin brighter before hugging it in a plush mix of restorative natural oils makes this formulation #15 on our list!

14. Bobbi Brown Skin Nourish Face Mask

Why we love it: A unique triple emulsion, this seriously moisturizing mask features rich, hydrating emollients and natural oils plus a super lightweight feel. With ingredients like Coral Grass, Hydro Herb and Salicornia (to name few), it moisturizes for skin that's plump, smooth and nourished. 

13. Beneath Your Mask Illuminate Clarifying Face Mask

Why we love it: Achieve youthful, radiant and smooth skin with this revitalizing blend of detoxifying clays, superfoods and pure plant botanicals formulated to clear complexion, minimize pores, brighten and soften skin, increase cell turnover, and promote healthy, glowing skin.

12. Herbivore Botanicals Brighten Wet Mask

Why we love it: With gentle fruit enzymes combined with micronized Tourmaline gemstone and rice powder, it helps brighten your skin and even out your tone all while keeping you super hydrated. 

11. Obagi Professional-C Microdermabrasion Polish + Mask

Why we love it: this unique formula minimizes the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation and sun damage to boost a youthful glow all while keeping your face feeling fresh and light.

10. Clé De Peau Beauté Vitality Enhancing Eye Mask Supreme

Why we love it: Kicking off our top ten with this luxe find! Formulated with hydrating and retexturizing ingredients and the most refined essence of Iris extract to make skin appear plump and firm from within. 

9. Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask

Why we love it: Helps to improve the look of uneven skin tone, addresses the damage caused by daily exposure to pollutants and other free radicals, natural ingredients fight wrinkles and environmental aggressors, and helps to revitalize, neutralize free radicals, and soothe.

8. Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask

Why we love it: an overnight mask that deeply hydrates, plumps, and brightens with powerful, antioxidant-rich super berries and THD ascorbate (vitamin C).

7. Kora Organics Noni Glow Sleeping Mask

Why we love it: a lightweight bouncy gel treatment mask that boosts hydration to deliver smoother, plumper-looking skin.

6. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

Why we love it: it's formulated with highly concentrated Hydro Ionized Mineral Water to deliver high doses of moisture to stressed, parched skin.

5. SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque

Why we love it: coming it at #5, this leave-on, rinse-off overnight face mask cools on contact to provide immediate relief to stressed, sensitive skin.

4. Jurlique Intense Recovery Mask

Why we love it: this thick recovery mask restores radiance to a tired or dull complexion while softening fine lines and impurities. 

3. Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask

Why we love it: we can't get enough of this Glow Recipe masterpiece! Making it in our top 3, this skin-smoothing, radiance-boosting nightly sleeping mask with watermelon, hyaluronic acid, and AHAs gently exfoliates and refines the look of pores.

2. Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Mask

Why we love it: chock-full of antioxidant-rich and powerful humectant ingredients and electrolytes are vital to helping maintain hydration levels in skin, improving barrier strength and lipid content, calming redness, and protecting against environmental dehydration. It maintains hydration levels and improves signs of aging all while being animal cruelty-free, that's why it's our #2 pick!

1. Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask

Why we love it: coming in at #1, this creamy anti-aging mask, packed with Japanese beautyberry, 2 types of Vitamin C and AHAs from 7 fruits unveils softer, glowing skin!

Check out 15 Clean Beauty Products to Add to Your 2020 Routine.

—Last updated Jan. 8, 2020, at 3:00 a.m. PT; originally published March 27, 2019 at 3:30 a.m. PT