4 Facial Masks That Work
The Remedy: The grape extract in Caudalíe Vinoperfect Radiance Revealing Mask ($46; Caudalie.com) "dissolves the material that holds dead skin cells together," says Francesca Fusco, MD, a New York City dermatologist. Applying the citrus-scented cream with the soft, built-in brush makes the process feel as luxurious as a spa treatment.
The Remedy: The katafray bark in Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask ($35, department stores) encourages the production of a protein essential to forming new cells—and when cells are new, they retain more moisture.
The Remedy: B. Kamins Chemist Clear Control Purifying Masque ($45; BKamins.com) opens pores and soaks up excess oil. Glycolic and citric acids remove the oil, dirt, and dead cells that plug up pores. To counteract their drying effect, the clay-based formula also contains maple tree extract, an oil-free humectant, which attracts moisture and binds it to the skin.
The Remedy: 3LAB Perfect Mask ($120 for six; Nordstrom.com) has proven, effective antioxidants such as green tea and ginkgo biloba, and anti-irritants including licorice root extract. It also contains several cutting-edge ingredients that, when combined with a good daily antiaging skincare regimen, may help treat ruddy tones and fine lines: Nano-Claire GY, the first bioengineered growth-hormone-like material that speeds up cellular turnover; Matrixyl, a peptide that contributes to collagen synthesis; and SymGlucan, a moisturizing oat extract that promotes scar healing and wrinkle reduction.