This holiday party season, decadence begins with perfectly prepped skin.
The invitation has glitter in the envelope. The champagne punch is golden and sparkly. Can your skin compete with all the brilliant merriment that comes with the season? These five extra-luxurious masks will make you look glowing in no time. JESSICA VELEZ
The Sweet Pot
While Fresh Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask helps tighten the look of your skin, the scent alone will tempt you to lick your lips when you’re wearing it. However, it’s not the same syrupy concoction found inside that plastic bear at the grocery store. A hive of specially bred buzzers, known as Buckfast bees, work to create a superior honey in order to deliver a melt-in-your skin mask.
The Power Clay
As ironic as it sounds, mud and clay are some of the best ingredients to deeply cleanse the skin. That doesn’t mean you should go reaching for the shovel. Instead, reach for Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask, which houses Hungarian mud and French clay inside its fancy glass jar. Slather on this creamy mixture (it has the aroma of a spa found in heaven) to aid in drawing out impurities.
The Gold Standard
For skin that’s dimmed over time, go for the gold. Seriously, it’s really an ingredient in the Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask—and it gives you an incredibly youthful glow. (Pro tip: The metallic hue also makes for a festive pre-party selfie.) Look to this ultra-luxurious antiaging formula to pamper you during your daunting holiday social schedule, and you just might consider it this season’s most essential gilded accessory.
The Super Soaker
While you’re running around in the snow and wind (and trying not to slip in your party heels), do your complexion a favor and pick up a Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask—trust us, it quenches dry winter skin like no other. Made with whole plant green tea, rice bran oil, and red algae, this moisturizing powerhouse nurtures out-and-about skin during cold-weather months in a super-efficient, coconut-derived biocellulose mask format.
The Light Saver
Infused with the line’s signature skin-rejuvenating pitera ingredient, SK-II Facial Treatment Mask sends your radiance factor through the roof—and dehydrated skin out the door. This sheet mask is considered a holy grail product by celebrities and skincare devotees everywhere, and when it comes to hitting the holiday party circuit, we recommend stepping forth with your most opulent looks—beautiful skin included.