SPOT IT: BRIGHTENING MASKS
Try the best new remedies to help make your skin look all shiny and new.
You don’t need to wish upon a star to have skin as bright as the solar system. Banishing dull-looking skin isn’t as complicated as getting to the moon—all you really need is one of these shiny new brightening masks. Each innovative formula in these four treatments focuses on something more than just radiance, like pore minimizing and detoxifying, so you can pick the one that works best for the overall health of your complexion. Meet the creamy skin-saving supernovas to add to your beauty arsenal. JESSICA VELEZ
The pretty pale pink color of this mask is a nice change of pace from dark, swampy versions we’re used to pasting on our faces. You can save time and your skin in one application with this Origins creation. The two-in-one formula deeply cleanses pores with Mediterranean rose clay and exfoliating jojoba beads, while Canadian willowherb provides that burst of radiance you desire. Wash it off after a quick 10 minutes and you’ll reveal skin that practically twinkles.
Untwist the neon orange jar and you’ll instantly get a whiff of this gummy-candy-smelling cream—guaranteed to brighten your mood and skin after one use. Packed with complex ingredients like white birch bark, quartz microspheres, and diamond photoluminescence, Flashmud will make you gleam like a crowned jewel, in addition to balancing your skintone. It also provides three levels of intense exfoliating power to obliterate dead skin cells for a baby smooth touch. Use it three days in a row to instantly see results, then move on to twice a week to maintain the brilliance.
Smother on this yogurt-like mask and watch the appearance of pores shrink, dark spots vanish, age spots go back in time, and hyper-pigmentation blend in with the rest of your complexion. Yes, all those results are in one mask. This miracle worker only takes 10 minutes of your day (in other words, you’ll be done before your takeout order arrives). If you normally feel like treating your skin is a chore, the sleek, modern packaging might make you all the more excited to give your complexion a deep clean.
What could be better than an illuminating mask that gives you results in less than five minutes? One that also combats aging, fights stress, and detoxes your skin. That’s exactly what the Facial Flash Recovery Mask can do in the same amount of time it takes to brush your teeth. The secret behind this potent treatment is what’s referred to as a “miracle tree” in India, which produces moringa seeds that Dr. Brandt later extracts for its purifying benefits. The Recovery Mask is made to invigorate skin that’s been having a little too much fun, so go ahead and live it up without worrying about it showing up on your face later.