Let’s face it, faces are complicated. Most of us will battle one skin issue or another at some point. Whether it’s blemishes, dryness, oiliness, or uneven skin tones, our faces can (and often are) begging for a detox. Fortunately, face masks can help. Fast. A few minutes once or twice a week and you may see rapid results in improving your skin. And since the best detox agents are all plant-based, these skin masks are all cruelty-free, too.
1. Crude Detox Skin-Balancing Miracle Mask
Get a polished glow naturally with Crude’s Detox Skin-Balancing Miracle Mask. With just two ingredients—French green clay and matcha green tea—this mask is proof that less is more when it comes to skincare. While clay removes impurities, matcha tea delivers a bounty of antioxidants.
2. Herbivore Blue Clay Spot Treatment Mask
Herbivore’s Blue Clay Spot Treatment Mask is a two-in-one powerhouse. Use it for a deep cleansing all-over skin detox, but keep in mind that it also doubles as a spot treatment for acne flare-ups. Its potent detoxing abilities come from Cambrian Blue Clay, which gets its azure hue from minerals (iron and zinc) and freshwater algae. One of the rarest clays on earth, this Siberian mud was treasured by Russian royalty for its purifying effects. Give your skin a royal glow all its own!
3. Pacifica Kale and Charcoal Ultimate Detox Mask
Charcoal and kale isn’t the latest dish in haute vegan cuisine (yet). But it just might be the best thing in your cruelty-free skincare regimen. For easy, on-the-go detoxing, Pacifica Beauty's green and black mask combines the detox power of charcoal with clay, willowherb, aloe vera, and all that kale to give you gorgeously smooth and soft skin. It also helps to remove excess oil and deep layers of dirt clogging up your perfect pores.
4. Kypris Forest Clay Clarifying Mask & Exfoliant
If you live for luxury, say hello to Kypris. This brand may just be the ultimate name in high-end skincare. Not only is it all cruelty-free, but it sources the finest botanicals—from trees, roots, and leaves, to fruits and flowers. This Forest Clay Clarifying Mask & Exfoliant also features mineral-rich ocean salt and clay, and oil-rich algae for a supple after-mask glow that lasts.
5. Urban Skin Rx Purifying Pumpkin Pore Detox Face Mask and Scrub
PSL season may be winding down but pumpkin should be on your skincare menu year-round. It’s a gem for cleansing and detoxing, rich in antioxidants and natural exfoliants. Bonus: this face mask doubles as a daily scrub, too. Watch your pores and uneven skin tones disappear when using this vegan and paraben-free detox mask.
6. Derma-E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask
Charcoal is known for its ability to rid the body of toxins, and it can do the same for your skin. This all-natural mask from Derma-E gives skin a detox from the inside out, removing deep layers of dirt, oil, and harmful bacteria. A potent blend of clay, charcoal, and apricot seed offer extra exfoliation, as this mask is designed for hard-working skin exposed to elements and urban pollution. While the detox action purifies, seaweed supplies an abundance of minerals and antioxidants to help your skin stay hydrated and balanced.
7. MyChelle Perfect C™ PRO Speed Peel
One of nature’s most powerful detoxifiers is vitamin C. And MyChelle harnesses its magic in this Perfect C PRO Speed Peel. You’ll feel and see results instantaneously! It’s so potent you only need to wear the mask for a minute or two. It’s loaded with ten percent L-Ascorbic Acid for a quick and easy way to slough off old skin and let the natural you shine through.
Jill Ettinger is an LA-based writer and editor focused on vegan and cruelty-free living.