When the AC goes bunk and your skin is in a funk, reach for one of these face masks to keep skin cool, calm and collected.
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Aromatherapy Associates Hydrosol Sheet Mask ($68)
Wellness powerhouse Aromatherapy Associates just launched a WHOLE bunch of newness as the summer started. Checking off the skin-care box? This magical mask creation, a water-binding formula (read: super hydrating) that employs cooling eucalyptus.
Ænon’s Mint Cooling Mask ($22)
DIY-lovers, rejoice: A water-activated mask that keeps it simple with the soothing power of peppermint and chamomile is a few minimalist moves away.
bliss Mint Chip Mania ($16)
It looks good enough to eat and literally smells like ice cream, but let your complexion reap the benefits with this hydrating-soothing-calming cure.
Dr Roebuck’s ICEBERGS Hydrating Mask ($28)
Packed with red algae, anti-agers and aloe vera, this easy-to-use treatment quenches thirsty skin.
Lano Face Base Aussie Flyer Mask ($24)
Ginger makes it “zing,” the size makes it perfectly portable and the glow-worthy results make it a real winner. What more could you want in a leave-on?
Generation Clay Ultra Violet Brightening Purple Clay Mask ($29)
Not just a pretty Pantone color, this hard-working mask gently exfoliates with alpha-hydroxy acids and tops it off with cooling, antibacterial witch hazel.
Joanna Vargas Twilight Face Mask ($75 for five)
Celeb facialist Joanna Vargas says a client trick is to stick these soothing sachets in the fridge—we’re looking at you, Sarah Hyland—and recommends them specifically for post-summer, post–sun exposure insurance.
Maya Chia The Refresh Mint ($68)
Another color-popped product in the bunch, this active-packed moisture mask exfoliates and combats dullness.
Peach Slices Calm Mask ($2.50)
The directions say “chill out” and we’re ready to oblige. This fast-acting, just-smells-relaxing cotton sheet mask makes multitasking—and mellowing—easy.
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask ($52)
How a cooling gel somehow manages to be powerful enough to detoxify, yet calming enough to work wonders on skin that’s been compromised from sun exposure, peels, waxing, facials, and extractions is beyond us but, trust the claims, this one has all the benefits.
SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque ($58)
Perfect for the sensitive types, clinical studies show this green-hued mask even works to cool skin surface temp by a few degrees when applied immediately post-Fraxel.
SMEG FAB5 Mini Fridge ($999)
The wild card in the group, a space-savvy mini fridge may not be of the apply-to-skin sorts, but it can transform pretty much any mask into the cooling variety in a fairly simple move.
Snow Fox Arctic Breeze Rescue Mask ($35 for a box of five)
It’s almost always sold-out, but if you can snag one of these breakout-busting, brightening, plant-based powerhouses, perfect skin can be in your future.
Versed Look Alive ($10)
The trio of soothing rosehip seed oil, hydrating aloe leaf juice, and a plant-based collagen do away with dryness in this cooling, chic-looking gel-mask.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask ($45)
Made from the fruit that’s practically synonymous with summer, this bouncy-feel formula refines pores and makes skin look better overnight.
Lumene Hydration Recovery Aerating Gel Mask ($15)
Delivering an instantly cool feeling, this airy mask gently nourishes with a mineral-rich mix.