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The 24 Best Face Masks for Dry Skin

From top-of-the-line innovations to drugstore standbys.
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Especially in the dry season, we're often plagued by seemingly incurable dry, flaky skin. But thankfully, the growing skincare industry almost always has a solution in the form of a cream, gel, or sheet mask. Here, we've rounded up 24 of the best face masks for dry skin on the market.

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask


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Hydration is what Korean skincare brand Laneige is all about—and although it's been on the market for decades overseas, it's only in the past few years that we've had access to their products stateside, like this mask formulated with concentrated, hydro-ionized mineral water.

Dr. Jart Water-Max Sleeping Mask


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Another favorite overnight mask, this product from Dr. Jart targets loss of firmness and elasticity alongside dehydration.

Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Facial Mask


Slather this on for a quick 20-minute power session, or leave it on all night for maximum effectiveness. Those with sensitive skin may gravitate towards this mask, as it's formulated to be gentle even on eczema-prone complexions. 

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Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask


For lovers of nature-powered products, this mask from Fresh is a great option. Kombucha, black tea, blackberry leaf, and lychee seed combine in this product, which has the added bonus of a nice whipped texture.

REN Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask


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Especially for those with sensitive skin, dryness often brings along its many friends: redness, irritation, itchiness, and inflammation. This REN mask is formulated to treat all of the above in just 10 minutes.

Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask


While often less economical than a giant vat of cream, individual sheet masks can't be beat for luxury. This one uses egg extracts, coconut water, niacinamide to target hydration and brighten.

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Shiseido Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask


This overnight gel mask features tiny white vitamin capsules, visible to the naked eye that dissolve as you rub them in—and there's something satisfying about seeing the stuff that's about to fix your skincare woes.

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask


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This mask—which consists of a super-thin microfiber sheet, 100 times thinner than a strand of hair—uses lightweight rice germ oil, combined with botanical oils and extracts to soothe and replenish skin.

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque


This SkinCeuticals mask is composed of 99 percent natural ingredients (namely cucumber, thyme, and olive extracts), which are enhanced with an added dash of dipeptide and hyaluronic acid.

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Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask


Indie skincare brand Summer Fridays knows that even if you haven't been on a plane, you're liable to have plenty of the unbecoming symptoms of jet lag: dullness and dryness. And with this cult favorite mask, formulated with a gentle AHA, it promises to cure them.

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Garnier SkinActive Super Hydrating Sheet Mask


This water-based sheet mask features hyaluronic acid, an ingredient common in the bougie-est of skincare lines, at a more accessible price point.

Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask


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There's something intuitive about an avocado-based mask. After all, a creamy, silky mashed avocado looks not unlike a top-of-the-line skincare product.

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask 


There's no denying that these sheet masks from SK-II are pricey; but then, there has to be a reason this cult favorite never seems to go out of vogue.

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COSRX Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask


Pure propolis and honey extracts, paired with hyaluronic acid, give this mask its soothing effects. And for those with the double whammy of breakouts and dryness, you're in luck: this affordable product targets both at once.

Avene Soothing Sheet Mask


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This biodegradable mask is made of cellulose, meaning it delivers its soothing ingredients more effectively and with less irritation than your average cotton sheet.

Farmacy Honey Potion


Farmacy gave honey-based masks the farmer's market treatment with this product. The honey is sourced from the company's upstate New York farm, and the bees even pollinate a trademarked variety of echinacea, maximizing the antioxidants in this mask.

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Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask


For those looking to treat stubborn dryness and signs of aging in one go, this mask is a good bet. Plus, it smells of delicious cocoa!

Natura Blisse C+C Vitamin Souffle Mask


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This mask promises to hydrate while warding off any environmental aggressors—a particular bonus for the city-dwellers among us.

La Mer The Hydrating Facial


Eternal cult favorite La Mer has channeled its luxurious "miracle broth" into mask form, and devotees are more than a little excited. As an added bonus, this sheet mask comes with separate top and bottom components, ensuring a better fit for each individual face.

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Peter Thomas Roth Blue Marine Algae Intense Hydrating Mask


Perennial dermatologist favorite Peter Thomas Roth scoured the earth for this formulation. The result is a combination of blue marine algae, sourced from glacial lakes, and tea from Korea's Jeju Island, which promises anti-aging effects as well as hydration.

MDNA Chrome Clay Mask


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MDNA Skin's mask is the most future-y, sci-fi product on this list by a long shot. Volcanic clay promises to purify pores, while the mysterious "holy water" locks in hydration. This mask's true innovation, however, is in its final stage: a dual-headed device (sold separately) magnetically removes the cream without touching the skin, then pivots to deliver the residual moisturizing serum.

Erno Laszlo Firmarine Hydrogel Mask


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As opposed to the expected cotton variety, this sheet mask was designed to mimic skin's texture for maximal effectiveness.

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque


Botanical bitter orange, hops, rosemary and horsetail power this long-loved mask from enduring skincare label Dermalogica.

Renee Rouleau Bio Calm Repair Masque


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Like valium for an irritated face. If you have redness, rosacea or any accompanying dryness, you'll find this gentle and cooling mask gel not only instantly hydrates, but calms and balances skin that is out of whack.

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors 

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