Jelly masks. This is a word that is almost difficult to learn without needing to know more instantly, at least if you are a devotee of skin-care. This new crop of teint treatments is based on a special texture that strikes the perfect balance between utterly weird and supremely satisfying: think of them as a Jell-O serving-for your face. With a lightweight, easy-to-rinse-off look, a cooling effect and an undeniably strong Instabait rating, this new face mask category is springing up all over the beauty aisles.
But, as with piñatas, it is what counts inside when it comes right down to it. But if you’re going to be inspired by the tempting jelly feel to use the product more frequently, that is definitely a benefit. With that in mind, we have rounded up a lineup of hydration-boosting jellies that combine silky, dreamy texture with skin-loving active ingredients — like hyaluronic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, and aloe vera — to turn flaky, dull, dry winter skin in as little as three minutes, or even overnight while catching your Z’s beauty. For our favorites read on.
100% Pure Ginseng Collagen Boost Mast
This sleek hydrogel mask, like organic aloe powder, is lined with super hydrators so it’s like a blanket of moisture for your skin. And it really thins out when you’re wearing it, so there’s an element of gratification in realizing that all the moisturizing goodness has been absorbed in your skin (though the glow-y results should also be a dead giveaway all by themselves).
Dior Hydra Life Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask
First Aid Beauty Hello Fab Ginger & Turmeric Jelly Mask
Clock full of superfood ingredients such as ginger, turmeric and vitamin C, this soothing burst of hydrating jelly has an immediate uplifting effect on your senses, your mood and – we swear – those undereye circles too.
Lush FOMO Jelly Face Mask, $14
This is the face mask of jelly heard around the world. When you rub it over your face, the gel turns into a paste, producing science-experiment-like masking experience which we certainly hated not.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
Any product which has a waiting list of 5,000 people is interesting. And when that commodity just happens to be a sweet, light pink jelly and have brightening effects instantaneously, we get it absolutely. Spiked with a skin-loving mixture of hyaluronic and alpha hydroxy acids and watermelon extract, this mask is not unexpectedly constantly disappearing from the selves of Sephora.
Clé De Peau Beauté Illuminating Concentrate
If you feel fancy, this ultra-luxurious, three-step treatment procedure — which includes lotion, essence, and a sheet mask — results in the kind of refreshed brightness that we once thought was only the product of a week spent on a tropical island with an out-of-office response.
Erno Laszlo Hydrate & Nourish Hydro-therapy Memory Sleep Mask
This sleep mask is the dream come true for a lazy girl: Just add a generous coating of the silky cream before your face hits the pillow and wake up in the morning with the smoothest, most dewiest teint imaginable. Where to sleep beauty?
Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask
This blue gel gets its bold hue from the blue tansy oil, a strong anti-inflammatory known to minimize redness and stressed skin soothingness. The instant cooling effect of the fruit enzyme blend is the ideal complement to the gentle exfoliating.