Blame it on the growing influence of multiple-step K-beauty routines or the daily influx of unpredictable weather, but face masks are still having a moment. The model-approved quick fix delivers a hefty dose of hydrating, brightening, and clarifying ingredients, often in less than 15 minutes, making it the ultimate cherry-on-top to any skin-care regimen no matter the season. But with thousands of formulas on the market, choosing a product that works—and looks great on Instagram—is a potentially daunting task. Who better to navigate the tricky market than some of Hollywood’s top facialists? With their A-list clientele, they’ve seen it all, having tackled virtually everything from redness and dry skin to all the skin-care emergencies in between. Needless to say, only the hardest working ingredients on the planet will do.
And while applying one mask a week is a great way to boost skin’s moisture levels, these seasoned pros are making the case for a two-step process to ensure no pore is left behind come spring. Here, five celebrity facialists explain their foolproof methods to getting your best skin, without even leaving the couch.
“For ultimate hydration and nourishment, this overnight mask will have you waking up looking fresh and like you just had a facial. The trick is [to apply] Biologique Recherche’s Creme Masque Vernix, which uses a mix of fatty emollients that simulate vernix (the waxy coating on a newborn’s skin) and then The Balm, which is loaded with chamomile to soothe and calm the skin and mango butter to help seal in the moisture.”
—Georgia Louise, Georgia Louise Atelier, New York City