The 16 Best Cooling Face Masks
By Liz Ritter, Executive Editor |
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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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.
Packed with red algae, anti-agers and aloe vera, this easy-to-use treatment quenches thirsty skin.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Made from the fruit that's practically synonymous with summer, this bouncy-feel formula refines pores and makes skin look better overnight.
Delivering an instantly cool feeling, this airy mask gently nourishes with a mineral-rich mix.