When you want to create your own personal mini-spa, there's nothing like a good mask. And here's the beauty part: immediate gratification as soon as you rinse. "Mask ingredients are concentrated and remain on the skin for an extended period, so they deliver instant results," says Fancesca Fusco, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Here are a few standouts.

Give yourself some quick R&R with Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Mask Boost ($65). It's a five-minute refresher with hyaluronic acid to plump fine lines and wrinkles, and cucumber extract to help soothe redness.

When you're hungering for comfort, try Laneige Multiberry Yogurt Repairing Mask ($25), which smells and feels like luscious strawberry yogurt. The ultrarich formula reduces inflammation and smooths and brightens with niacinamide.

Make like Goldfinger with Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask ($80). The precious metal particles impart a glow, caffeine firms the skin and a combination of hyaluronic acid and glycerin hydrates.

Kate Somerville Eradikate Mask ($54) attacks beakouts with a one-two punch. Sulfur unclogs pores and treats and helps prevent blemishes; honey extract helps calm the skin and reduce irritation.

Get the most out of your beauty sleep with Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask ($26). As you doze, niacinamide will be improving skin tone and texture, glyerin will be hydrating and antioxidant vitamin E will be fighting those damaging free radicals.


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