The Beauty 100 - 2017 - Insider's Guide to SPAS

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Skin Yoga

Sandalwood Saffron Face Mask 

Skin Yoga

A supremely simple dry blend of sandalwood, saffron, and walnut-seed powder, this mask from India, targeted to mature skin types, is refreshingly unique (and beautifully packaged). Mix about a teaspoon of the mask “powder” with water to form a thick paste, and apply. Leaves skin with a nice glow. $39.

Tata Harper Moisturizing Mask

Moisturizing Mask 

Tata Harper

Lightweight yet super-moisturizing, this mask is great for dehydrated (think long flights) or stressed skin. Simply apply before bedtime and let your skin soak it up overnight, or apply during the day for 15 minutes or so, then tissue off. Leaves the skin with a shimmery glow. $115.

Dr  Hauschka Soothing Mask

Firming Mask 

Dr. Hauschka

Loaded with rose petal extract, and rose wax, this fortifying mask made especially for mature skin also includes mango seed butter and beeswax in its nurturing formula. Our skin felt soft and smooth after rinsing off. $58.

Orgaid Greek Yogurt Mask

Greek Yogurt & Nourishing Organic Sheet Mask 


The best (and only) sheet mask we’ve come across that uses a host of certified organic ingredients like organic Greek yogurt powder and organic thyme extract. The “ecoderma” fabric is pretty cool, too. $42 (box of six).

Kypris Deep Forest Clay Mask

Deep Forest Clay Mask 


This detoxifying mask actually smells like a forest in a jar—earthy and many layered—though it also includes oceanic salts and sea algae for their soothing benefits. A wonderfully gentle exfoliating mask, this has a light consistency and an unusual “potpourri of medicinal botanicals” that includes aspen, vetiver, fig, and butterfly bush. $88.

Juara Purifying Mask

Rose & Willow Bark Blemish-Free Mask 


Skin succumbing to hormonal breakouts will benefit from this gently purifying mask, created for oily and blemish-prone skin. Powerful natural ingredients like white willow bark (a skin clearer) and kaolin clay (purifying) add oomph. Dab on stubborn spots for an overnight treatment. $38.

Jeffery James

The Mask 

Jeffrey James Botanicals

A multitasking product—part gentle exfoliant, part creamy clay mask—this pleasant smelling “Whipped Raspberry Mud Mask” is antioxidant-rich and contains natural bamboo and raspberry fibers along with hibiscus petals. $42.

Spa Technologies

Honey Gel Mask 

Spa Technologies

Created by seaweed maestro Dan Fryda, this line is like a best-kept secret, and the honey mask (best for those with dry or sensitive skin) doesn’t disappoint. Soothing and healing, it contains organic honey, along with seaweed extracts and uplifting essential oils like bitter orange and grapefruit. $33.

Beauty Through Balance Restorative Mask

Mineral Boost Restorative Mask 

Beauty Through Balance

Concocted with hand-harvested Canadian glacial clay and Pacific seaweed, this mask (a part of the brand’s Signature Series) is loaded with minerals and vitamins and targeted to mature-skin mavens. $54.

Ilike Gel Mask

Hyaluronic Time Erase Gel Mask 

Ilike Organic Skin Care

Formulated for dull, dry, and mature skin types, this deeply moisturizing mask works on smoothing and hydrating the skin using plant-derived hyaluronic acid from tara tree seeds. We love the pudding-like feel of the mask and the fact that it did leave us looking more alive. BDIH-certified organic from Hungary. $68.

—Mary Bemis