Nine masks that take the DIY out of food-based beauty.
If you primarily use your kitchen as a place to store utensils for your UberEats deliveries, it’s unlikely you’re the type to whip up homemade beauty products. These fruit- and vegetable-based face masks will add more nutrition to your life (if not to your diet). When Lev Glazman, co-founder of Fresh Beauty, set out to make a brightening face mask, he used food-grade-level citrus fruits that contain powerful natural alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) to make up half of the ingredient list. Naturally sourced ingredients can also be antibacterial (honey), anti-inflammatory (blueberry extract) and even firming (green banana and thyme). No time to mask, you say? Take your cue from Glazman, who says he masks while doing almost anything: “I drink tea, I watch TV,” he says. “My daughters and I love watching reruns of Sex and the City.” Count us in.
Clockwise, from top left: Erborian Pâte au Ginseng Black Concentrated Mask ($76); Renee Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel ($113.38); Ole Henriksen Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask ($55); Tata Harper Purifying Mask ($87); The Body Shop Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask ($28); Clarins Extra-Firming Mask ($65); Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask ($80); Éminence Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque ($70); Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque ($45). For details, see Shopping Guide.