The Instant Face Mask


Is there any beauty ritual more cliched than the face mask? In movies, it seems that anytime a boyfriend catches his girlfriend unawares in her pajamas, she's in the middle of her face-mask treatment. I have to admit: I don't really like to be seen carrying out this rather indulgent activity either. That is why I love the Biore Self-Heating Mask, which takes less than two minutes from start to finish. You just wash your face, squeeze the gel-like solution out of its packet, massage it into your face for 60 seconds, then wash it off with water.

As the name suggests, this mask feels warm as it goes on, and despite its drugstore origins, it works better than almost every other face mask I've tried. The warming effect opens up and clears out your pores and leaves your skin feeling smooth and buffed. Plus, it’s over so fast that no one has to know about your stupid beauty rituals but you. You can buy a box of eight treatment capsules here for $6.99. Better yet, a little of this stuff goes a long way; you'll probably only need to use half of a capsule each time.

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