Face masks are more than a skin savior. They can also help soften your mood—while softening your skin, to boot. So, in the spirit of self-help, the editors at Estée Stories tested out a whole variety of sheets, balms and cremes to find a fix for whatever you’re feeling, regardless of the swings (skin-related or otherwise) we all go through. Consider the following results your prescription for a happier, healthier-looking complexion.
The feeling:Working up the energy to party
The fix:Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask
This shiny silver sheet mask is the skincare equivalent of a disco nap before a big night out. And that foil is more than just cool to stare at—it increases the absorption of the mask’s ultra-moisturizing and soothing serum, so it works fast to rehab your skin. Grab a glass of champagne, relax with the mask on for ten minutes, remove, and rub in all the remaining goodness to face the night looking fresh and dewy.
The feeling:Partied out
The fix:NightWear Plus 3-Minute Detox Mask
What is life without the occasional evening of excess? That’s when this speedy clay mask comes to the rescue. It draws out the gunk in your pores, sops up excess oil and leaves your complexion looking cleaner, brighter and healthier—all in the time it takes to floss and brush your teeth. So feel free to sleep in tomorrow.
The feeling:Like you need to go on a juice cleanse
The fix:Nutritious Super-Pomegranate Radiant Energy 2-in-1 Cleansing Foam
If you’ve overindulged, reset with this deeply purifying daily cleanser that doubles as a mask. It’s infused with a superfruit cocktail (the nourishing kind!) that includes the pure essence of Mediterranean pomegranate, plus a patented Super-Berry ferment, to deliver extra potency. Use it morning and night as the cleanser in your skincare routine; then, once a week at night, smooth it on as a mask and leave it on for two minutes. Rinse as usual to reveal a fresh, rosy radiance.
The feeling:When you could use a glass of wine
The fix:Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask
We all have those days when wine o’clock can’t come soon enough. Next time that happens, grab your glass of Cabernet and kick back for ten minutes with these plush pads made specifically for your stressed-out undereye area. They flood the most delicate part your skin with 20X more of the proven soothing and hydrating ingredients found in our cult-favorite Advanced Night Repair serum.
The feeling:In desperate need of a vacation
The fix:Micro Essence Infusion Mask
You know the signs: skin appears dull, dried out, somehow it even looks exhausted—so reach for this silky cotton sheet mask to give yourself a mini getaway. It envelops skin with a double hit of our nourishing Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion, providing a cocoon of intense hydration. Leave on for 10 minutes, then press in any remaining essence; you’ll emerge looking dewy, refreshed, and like you just went for a dip in a sparkling, sunny sea.