The Best Drugstore Face Masks: 831K Reviews
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The Best Drugstore Face Masks: 831K Reviews

Based on 831,450 Influenster Reviews

Face masks can be used for just about any skin (or emotional) issue–acne, redness, dry skin, dull skin, anti-aging, de-puffing, or maybe just for relaxation. One 12 or 15-minute treatment can even brighten your skin and give you a dewy look or temporarily fill in fine lines. 

Since face masks are basically a cure-all, we wanted to round up the top-rated face masks that won't break the bank. This way you can buy a bunch and not feel guilty! Here's a list of the most highly-rated drugstore face masks, based on thousands of Influenster reviews.

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L'Oréal Paris Detox & Brighten Pure-Clay Mask
BY L'ORÉAL PARIS
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars57%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.4 / 5 (13,672 reviews)
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Our Take

L'Oréal Paris Detox & Brighten Pure-Clay Mask deep cleans and energizes skin to brighten your complexion and even your skin tone.

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Stephanie S.Stephanie S. said...
This product is by far my favorite of the L'Oreal Pure Clay mask collection because it left my skin feeling incredibly smooth and soft to the touch. The application process can be kind of messy, but I promise the end results are worth it. To be completely honest, when I first opened the container, my first thought was that I probably wouldn't be a fan because the texture and consistency reminded me a lot of paint. But once I got past that I really fell in love with it. The mask is simple and easy to apply because it's thick and spreads evenly, so there's no guessing if you've missed a spot, but I would definitely suggest a headband or hair clip to keep your hair out of the way. You don't want this mask drying into a hard clump in your hair, especially if your hair is longer than shoulder-length. (Speaking from experience).

During the fifteen minutes after it's applied, once it starts to dry you'll notice right away how it makes your skin feel tight. You can also tell when it's completely hardened because the color turns into a light grey coating. The most challenging part for me was removing the mask, and it took a good fifteen minutes or so before I finally had it all washed away from my face (and hair). But once you feel how soft and supple your skin is afterwards, you'll be SO glad you tried it. My pores have a tendency to become clogged with oil, especially on my nose and cheeks, which can lead to breakouts, but you can really tell how the charcoal in this mask draws out the impurities in your skin. The fragrance isn't too powerful or overwhelming either, and that is an added bonus, especially if you're like me and you have a problem with heavily scented products aggravating your allergies. I would recommend this product to anyone, and even though I have no doubt that it will become a staple in my beauty regime. ...read more
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SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask
BY SHEAMOISTURE
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars56%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star3%
4.3 / 5 (5,898 reviews)
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Our Take

This SheaMoisture African Black Soap Mask draws out impurities and helps combat problems associated with acne. 

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Amee S.Amee S. said...
I am obsessed! I'm 27 and have been dealing with Acne since I turned 18. I have used so many OTC and even a few prescription products and once in a while I will find things that work but not like this. Lately I've been dealing not only with breakouts (that seem to be hormone related, idk) but super oily skin. I've been using this one to two times per week for about a month now and started noticing a difference instantly in the overall look and feel of my face. It does smell exactly like play doh but other than that, no real complaints. And a little goes a long way, I bought mine at Walgreens for around $16 and as far as a drug store product goes, that seemed a little steep for me but it's so worth it. ...read more
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SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask uploaded by Amanda S.
SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Mask uploaded by Anika T.
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Freeman Feeling Beautiful™ Polishing Charcoal & Black Sugar Gel Mask + Scrub
BY FREEMAN BEAUTY
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars59%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (10,174 reviews)
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Our Take

First Activated Charcoal absorbs the oil without drying out your skin and then black sugar exfoliates skin to make it oh so soft.

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Maria V.Maria V. said...
This face mask is wonderful. I use it about 2 times a week. I use it two ways, either by following the instructions for use on the back, which is wearing it as a mask for 15 minutes, then rubbing it in with some warm water for a full 2 minutes, then washing off. Or I use a little bit in the shower as just a face wash, where instead of letting it sit for 15 minutes, I just scrub my face with it for 2 minutes and rinse off (which I feel works just a swell because the hot, steamy water opens up my pores). After only a few uses, my pores appear smaller and my skin is SO SMOOTH. It removes ALL the dead, dry & flaky skin from my face and my skin looks & feels brighter. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin and this does not irritate it at all. If you have sensitive skin and are worried about that when looking to buy this, I would say it's worth a try. I purchased this because I often use the avocado mask they make, and that's great for rejuvenating my skin but not for reducing/cleaning out my pores. I love this mask and definitely plan to buy more when I run out. And the price is fantastic in my opinion.
***The one negative comment I have about this product is that it can be hard to apply, because as soon as I rub it on, it starts to clump in one spot, or I try to smooth it out, and it wipes away from the spot I'm trying to cover, which results in me using more of the product to get my face covered. I will probably end up buying this more often than other face masks because I have to use more of it at a time. Once you get used to applying however, it does get easier. ...read more
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Queen Helene Mud Pack Masque
BY QUEEN HELENE
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars65%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.5 / 5 (4,109 reviews)
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Our Take

Relax tired facial muscles, tighten sagging skin, and soften wrinkles with the Queen Helene Mud Pack Masque.

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Charnita F.Charnita F. said...
This is no joke: I have been using this "masque" since I was a teenager (when it only seemed to come in a jar) and I'm now in my mid-30's! Before we had the Internet to buy anything we wanted, I was buying this at the drugstore and my local Kmart or Walmart. Now, I'm glad to have the convenience of purchasing it online because it's one of those products I swear by.

Nowadays, I only use this once every one or two weeks as a mask or as a spot treatment as needed, and it still works wonderfully for me; it leaves my skin very soft and looking brighter. It's best for blemishes, though. It always brings any blemish to a head and by morning I have a whitehead. If I already have a whitehead and apply it, by morning, it will either come off when I rinse this off or it will pop off later on in the day.

This is a Godsend when it comes to blemishes because it helps to get rid of them super quick and it helps to heal the damaged skin after too. Even in my mid-30's I break out all the time due to sensitive skin and PCOS. So, I always keep this on hand. One bottle lasts me months because like I said, I don't use it often as a mask, just mostly as a spot treatment. So I'm only using a little each time. It seems to last forever! I once had a bottle that I had for over a year and it was still good! It may not be for everyone, but it's perfect for me. ...read more
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Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask
BY BOOTS
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.5 / 5 (360 reviews)
Our Take

Have you ever heard of Willowbark? Willowbark is a key ingredient in the Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask that's a natural source of salicylic acid which helps to refine skin texture and target imperfections.

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Connie C.Connie C. said...
I love this clay mask! It makes my skin very soft, although a bit dry (I have combo skin) but it really feels like it's pulling out oils and dirt from my skin. I usually use this mask on a freshly washed, steamed face so that my pores are very open and the mask can penetrate deeply. I usually leave it on for less than 10 minutes to just about where it's almost fully dry and then I wash it off right away to prevent it from drying out my skin too much. I don't know how helpful this is with actually cleaning or reducing acne, but it feels good and is fun so I'll keep using it! It has a , well, clay smell but it's not too unpleasant. I got this from a Voxbox! ...read more
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Freeman Facial Masque Clay Avocado and Oatmeal
BY FREEMAN BEAUTY
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars56%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.4 / 5 (2,757 reviews)
Our Take

Avocado and oatmeal aren't just great to eat, they're also really good for your skin! Try this nourishing clay mask by Freeman for a recipe for your face!

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K T.K T. said...
At first I was worried that I would break out from using this because of the cheap price and I hadn't heard of the brand before. But I ended up really liking this! I didn't break out and I almost feel like it is helping my skin from getting breakouts as often. It really dries on the face pretty quickly and and makes the face kind of dry and tight feeling. So this is perfect for oily skinned people. It leaves the skin feeling clean and soft. This isn't peel off, so you need a wash cloth to get all of it off. I started out with doing this mask once a week at first and now I do it every other day and it hasn't dried out my skin. I would definitely recommend this! I plan on trying the other kinds of masks from this brand. ...read more
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Freeman Facial Masque Clay Avocado and Oatmeal uploaded by Lena R.
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