Move over, sheet masks, there’s a new beauty trend in town: jelly face masks. Jelly face masks, or gel face masks, have a wobbly texture but are ultra-hydrating and easy to rinse off. They’re also packed with skin-boosting ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, alpha hydroxy acids and aloe vera. Plus, they come in a rainbow of colors. Here’s a look at some of our favorite jelly face masks for a relaxing spa day at home.
WATERMELON GLOW SLEEPING MASK
Korean beauty specialists Glow Recipe recently debuted their own product line, and one of its newest stars is the Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask. The jelly face mask is a shade of pale pink, and like the name implies, smells just like watermelon. It can be worn overnight (and won’t come off on a pillow) or rinsed off. It’s packed with hyaluronic acid for added moisture, as well as watermelon extract which helps soothe skin.
HERBIVORE BOTANICALS BLUE TANSY RESURFACING CLARITY MASK
Herbivore Botanical’s Blue Tansy mask works best for anyone looking to calm redness and tackle breakouts and dark circles. Ingredients such as white willow bark, which contains salicylic acid, help to exfoliate the skin along with papaya and pineapple. Aloe leaf works to unclog pores and soothe the complexion. The mask’s striking blue color comes courtesy of blue tansy oil, which is meant to have anti-inflammation properties.
HELLO FAB GINGER & TURMERIC
Hello FAB’s jelly face mask is jam-packed with superfoods such as ginger and turmeric which help nourish skin, while a dose of vitamin C brightens the complexion. Additional powerhouse ingredients include Rose of Jericho, a botanical extract that helps hydrate and cool.
DIOR HYDRA LIFE GLOW BETTER JELLY FACE MASK
The Dior Hydra Life Glow Better Jelly Face Mask pulls double duty as a scrub-peel hybrid. Apply a thin layer of the pink mask and let it sit for about three minutes. Apricot kernels help to manually slough off dead skin cells while natural citrus fruit extracts give the skin a light peel. Key ingredients include blueberry, sugar cane, orange, lemon, and sugar maple.
OLEHENRIKSEN BERRY NURTURING GEL FACE MASK
OleHenriksen’s gel face mask smells like a spring day, thanks to a combination of berries and lavender. It is best suited for anyone looking to add a hydration boost to their skin. Powerhouse ingredients include blackberry and blueberry extracts to brighten skin, and aloe vera juice that is meant to soften and hydrate. Apply a thick layer and leave it on for 20 minutes for best results.