While face masks are all the hype today, they’ve been around for much of history and they’ll continue to be around for decades to come. Why? Face masks can soothe, nourish, and heal skin, with long-lasting effects, given how they work—masks typically stay on the skin anywhere from 3 to 20 minutes while being absorbed and can be easily washed off or thrown away.
Many face masks include ingredients that can be potentially harmful or damaging to our skin, which absorbs nearly 60% of what we put on it. Instead, organic face masks are on the rise, using all-natural ingredients, eco-friendly packaging, and plant-based formulas that are as sustainable as they are effective. We’ve rounded up 10 brands whose organic face masks (cream or sheet) are sure to give you youthful, glowing, and bright skin.
Ethics | Organic, natural, made in USA
Ingredients | Aloe, willow bark, rose clay, fruit ferment, beet root extract
Perfect For | Blocked pores, rough or dull skin
Price | $62 for 1 oz.
Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Mask was named one of Allure’s 2017 Best of Beauty products, and we can see why. Formulated and manufactured in the hills of Vermont, this mask is considered an “instant solution” for skin that appears dull, rough, or porous. Using aloe, willow bark, extracts, and organic oils, 100% of this mask’s ingredients are natural, while the majority of them are eco-friendly or organic. You’ll feel smooth and glowing after using this mask 2–3 times a week, which removes debris and dead skin for a fresh face. It’s no wonder they call it the resurfacing mask—you’ll see fresh, youthful skin immediately.
Ethics | Organic, natural, cruelty-free, made in USA
Ingredients | Aloe, willow bark, fruit extracts, blue tansy oil
Perfect For | Cooling and refreshing skin
Price | $48 for 2.3 oz.
Similar to Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Mask, Herbivore’s Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask is a high-quality blend of enzymes, oils, bark, and aloe. The difference here is their blue tansy oil, a powerful anti-inflammatory, that cools and refreshes skin even through harsh seasons. All of Herbivore Botanicals’ products contain all-natural ingredients, especially those that are plant-based or organic. Made in small batches in the USA, your skin will feel exfoliated and soothed after using this mask 2 times a week. (And might we add, the deep blue color of this mask is simply gorgeous.)
Ethics | Natural, vegan, cruelty-free
Ingredients | Algae extract, white tea, resveratrol, jojoba seed oil, fruit extract
Perfect For | Dull, uneven skin tones
Price | $48 for 1.7 oz.
OSEA, which stands for Ocean, Sun, Earth, and Atmosphere, puts natural and toxin-free ingredients at the heart of their products. Their White Algae Mask is no exception, and it will have you feelin’ yourself once you’ve added it to your weekly skincare routine. This age-defying mask whips together algae extract, jojoba seed oil, fruit extract, ferments, and white tea extract to give you visibly brighter skin and fewer wrinkles. Like many of OSEA’s products, this mask is all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free. And they’ve gained a mass following since customers praise how their skin feels glowing and plump after just a few uses.
Ethics | Natural, vegan, cruelty-free
Ingredients | Enzymes, vitamin C + E, essential oils, rosehip & pomegranate oils, retinol
Perfect For | Lessening lines and wrinkles
Price | $6 (1 sheet mask) - $28 (5 pack)
100% Pure uses only natural and pure ingredients to create their effective line of skincare and makeup products. Their mix of retinol, licorice, enzymes, vitamins, oils, and acids has created a beloved mask that’s known to do it all (yes, seriously!) Whether you want to reduce fine lines, even or brighten your complexion, moisturize and hydrate your skin, or improve your overall skin texture, this multitasking mask will make it happen. This is a one-time use sheet mask that comes in eco-friendly packaging with soy print ink. Ready to commit? You can buy a single mask or get your money’s worth with a 5 pack. Either way, your skin will thank you.
Ethics | Organic, natural, cruelty-free
Ingredients | Aloe, juice, oils, hydroxy acids, cellulose beads
Perfect For | Exfoliating and softening skin
Price | $125 for 1.7 oz.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s increasingly popular goop collaborated with Juice Beauty to create a high-performance skincare line that blends together luxury with organic ingredients. Their Exfoliating Instant Facial Mask brings together alpha and beta hydroxy acids, cellulose beads, aloe, juice, and oils for glowing skin. Considered 86% organic, this mask washes away dead skin cells while rejuvenating and revitalizing the skin underneath to be both supple and soft. The price tag might seem a bit hefty here, but they now offer a travel size at a fraction of the cost, so we recommend trying that before committing to the full size. We’re confident you’ll be a convert for life, though, after seeing these results.
Ethics | Certified organic, vegan, cruelty-free
Ingredients | Pink clay, oils, vitamin E, extracts
Perfect For | Re-hydrating skin
Price | $34.95 for 2 oz.
Combine antioxidants, pink clay, vitamins, and oils, and you’ve found La Mav’s solution to dry, tired skin: the DNA Phyto-Guard Pink Clay Mask. This organic mask gently exfoliates your skin and deep cleans your pores, to leave you with a radiant and evenly-toned complexion. True to its name, it even protects DNA from UVA-UVB-induced damage from sun exposure. Ideal for anyone with more sensitive, dry, or sun-affected skin, this mask is easy to apply and easy to see results with, too.
Ethics | Organic, natural
Ingredients | Willow extracts, kaolin clay, essential oils
Perfect For | Deep cleaning skin
Price | $55 for 3.5 oz.
If, like us, you’ve forgotten to take your makeup off after a night out, Jurlique’s Purity Specialist Treatment Mask is what you’ve been looking for. This organic mask combines creamy kaolin clay, apricot seed extract, peppermint, and coffee extract for an exfoliating, deep clean. Say goodbye to impurities and instead, say hello to supple, soft, and super-clean skin—that shows even several days later. It’s so effective, you’ll only need to use this mask once a week for maximum results.
Ethics | Organic, vegan, cruelty-free
Ingredients | Enzymes, hibiscus, pineapple, bark
Perfect For | Quick flash treatments
Price | $44 for 1.7 oz.
Not into a long nightly skincare routine or just don’t have time? Ursa Major’s Bright and Easy Flash Mask is coming to the rescue. Superhero ingredients hibiscus, pineapple, alfalfa, bark, and a mix of enzymes create a gentle but effective treatment that works in a flash. In just 180 seconds, you’ll have bright and clear skin, firmness, and elasticity that others work for hours to achieve. And the entire formula is made with 82% organic ingredients and 99% natural ingredients. Consider it the simplest and most sustainable self-care around.
Ethics | Organic, made in USA
Ingredients | Aloe vera, Greek yogurt, vegetable proteins, extracts
Perfect For | Soothing sensitive skin
Price | $6 for one sheet mask
Born out of a small bedroom in Illinois, Orgaid has grown to be a favorite natural brand utilizing high-quality organic ingredients for sheet masks. Their Greek Yogurt and Nourishing Organic Sheet Mask is made in the USA, and their 70% organic masks contain Greek yogurt, botanicals, pro-vitamins, and vegetable proteins that tighten and condition the skin for a youthful look without the sulfates, fragrances, or alcohol. Ideal for the person with sensitive skin, this no-mess mask will keep your wallet happy and your skin glowing (instead of irritated).
Ethics | Certified organic and natural
Ingredients | Aloe leaf extract, organic kelp, extracts, seed oils
Perfect For | Reducing puffiness
Price | $19.99 for two sheet masks
Okay, okay, we know what you’re thinking—we want you to put something from the sea straight onto your face? Absolutely. Whamisa's Organic Kelp Sheet Mask uses real kelp for a soothing mask that reduces puffiness, minimizes your pores, and leaves your skin moisturized for 72 hours. Suitable for all skin types, it may tingle at first, but then gives off a cooling effect so you know it’s working. Their 32 natural and organic ingredients work together to show off a healthy, vibrant look for even the most tired skin. Clinically tested, you can upgrade your current skincare routine with this sheet mask and we know you’ll see—and feel—the difference.