25 Affordable Face Masks That Work As Well As The Expensive Stuff

No busy woman can deny the appeal of a good face mask to soothe both the skin and the mind when life feels out of control. Though we’re all hanging out for our next spa appointment, those heavenly professional facials that leave our skin feeling like silk can also leave behind some damage to the bank account. You can buy many of the products they use in-house at the spa, but that will cost you, too. So what’s a girl who’s just looking for a little facial skin love, but doesn’t have money to throw at expensive spas and products to do?

Glad you asked! You might not have thought it possible, but several of the affordable face masks (like, under $25 affordable) actually do just as good a job with your skin as the stuff that will cost you big bucks. These products have been tried and tested by online beauty gurus, and the results show that even though they come at a fraction of the cost of high-end face masks and creams, they work just as well or better!

Naturally, every skin type is different, so what works for somebody else might not work for you. But these budget-friendly masks certainly worked for those that gave them the test run. Check them out below!

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25 Garnier Skinative Clean + Pore Purifying 2-In-1 Clay Cleanser And Mask


We always love finding products that serve more than one purpose, and this Garnier product is like a little jackpot!

Not only does it serve as both a cleanser and a mask, but it is also infused with Kaolin and Charcoal.

This product leaves your skin feeling fresh after it draws out and eliminates the impurities within, and unlike other masks, can be used daily as a cleanser. Believe it or not, but you can grab this from Target for only $5.99.

24 GlamGlow Bubblesheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask


Many of the products in the skincare industry are catching on to the many benefits of charcoal, and this GlamGlow mask is no different. Infused with charcoal, this mask is filled with amino acids. These help to clean out all the dirt that is trapped in your pores, which will leave you with a flawless glow. At only $9 from Sephora, this sheet mask is worth looking like a villain in a horror movie while it works its magic.

23 Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque


The beauty experts over at Gurl claim that this Queen Helene product is their favorite mask, and considering how many products they trial, that’s a pretty big compliment! Best used once a week, this mask works by drying up any breakouts you’re having, reducing their appearance, and makes the skin look brighter.

The cooling mint also makes you feel like you’re in a spa, even when you’re not.

And the best part is it will cost you only $4.99 from Walgreens!

22 Karuna Anti-Oxidant + Face Mask


For those of you who struggle with dry skin, this Karuna mask could be what you’re looking for. All you need to do is position the sheet on your face and leave it there for 15 minutes, and your skin will feel hydrated. The hyaluronic acid is what moisturizes the skin, eliminating any dryness and making it feel soft. At the same time, it uses green tea extract to heal and soothe any damage. True radiance can be yours for only $8 from Sephora.

21 Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask


This Neutrogena cleanser gets bonus points for being two-in-one. When your pores are struggling and in need of a good clean out, this product is designed to be lathered on in thick layers to draw out all those impurities.

That only needs to be done every now and then, and the rest of the time, you can take a much smaller amount and use it daily as a cleanser.

From Walgreens, you can pick this one up for only $8.99.

20 nügg Hydrating Lip Mask


Okay, we know this is a face mask list, but having smooth skin on your face is pointless if your lips are cracked and peeling. This hydrating lip mask does what regular old lip balms can’t, thanks to the shea butter, licorice root extract and coconut oil its packed with. Simply leave the thick cream on your lips for 20 minutes to reap the benefits. It’s only $9.99 from the nügg website and is perfect to prep your lips for lipstick.

19 Queen Helene Grape Seed Extract Peel-Off Masque


Those people at Queen Helene really know what they’re doing!

This is a peel-off mask, so not only do you get all the benefits of the product itself, but you can also have fun picking it off.

The antioxidants in this mask will work to reduce the appearance of impurities and make your skin look brighter and more even, and many reviewers praise its ability to exfoliate and remove dead skin. You can get it from Walgreens for $3.79.

18 Masqueology Vita Clarifying Cream Mask


This is another dream for those who suffer from dry skin, which if not managed properly, can lead to deep wrinkles, particularly on the forehead and around the eyes. Packed with vitamin E, this cream will leave your skin feeling hydrated and soft, and help reduce the chances of premature aging and wrinkles. It also contains adenosine, an anti-inflammatory ingredient, and niacinamide, which will reverse hyperpigmentation by brightening any dark spots. Try it out for only $2.67 from Walmart.

17 Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay


Dubbed a “miracle in a tub” by the ladies at Gurl, this is packaged as more of a powder than a mask.

You turn it into a clay by mixing the powder with an equal amount of water.

It only needs to be left on your skin for 15-20 minutes for the effects to work and is said to follow beauty traditions that date back 4,000 years. Many acne sufferers swear by this calcium bentonite clay, which can be yours for $9 on Amazon.

16 Dr. Jart+ Shake And Shot Rubber Soothing Mask


Rubbery masks are the latest beauty trend, and Dr. Jart+ is right on the ball. To get this treatment working, you have to place your finger over the straw and shake (which is considerably less work than mixing your own concoctions, the way some other rubber masks require). The rubbery texture emerges, ready for you to apply to your face! For $12 from Sephora, this mask leaves your skin feeling calm and reduces the appearance of redness and blemishes.

15 Formula 10.0.6 Skin Brightening Peel Mask Papaya Citrus


This mask is one of the best products out there for clearing your complexion. Forget endlessly scrubbing to clean out your pores and try out this peel mask. It tightens on your skin as it dries, so when it’s time to take it off, you’re left with a much smoother complexion, without all those extra dead skin cells.

Soap and sulfate free, this product is great for those who suffer from sensitive skin.

The trial size comes at just $2.99 from Target.

14 Laneige Water Pocket Sheet Mask 


The gurus at Allure believe that this Laneige mark is exactly what you want in your carry-on before you embark on a long flight. All about the hydration, this simple sheet mask is easy to position on your face, and according to testimonies, doesn’t slide off. It leaves the skin feeling calm, soothed and moisturized, which definitely comes in handy in the middle of an uncomfortable transatlantic flight in coach. You can grab it for only $6 from Sephora.

13 L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Intensive Overnight Mask

Some masks work in as little as 15 minutes, and others take longer to unleash their magic.

This L’Oreal tub of heaven falls into the latter category and is worn overnight.

Best suited to those losing firmness and elasticity in the skin as a result of aging, this product clings to the face for hours to firm and lift. By morning, the complexion is nothing short of radiant. It’s a little more expensive at $17.99 from Target, but so worth it.

12 Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask Gel Moisturizer


Here’s another overnight mask, but this Olay version works a little differently from the others. After putting it on, this mask is absorbed straight into your skin, so you don’t have to worry about getting stains on your pillowcase. In the morning, you don’t even have to rinse it off. It contains mulberry root which fights against discoloration, and niacinamide, which soothes irritation. Your only job is to wake up feeling glowing and hydrated! Amazon is currently selling it for $23.99.

11 Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask

We’ve had a few products that are perfect for those with dry skin, but if you struggle with oily skin and constant breakouts this Botanics mask was made for you. It works to absorb the excess oil you have and dry out any blemishes, leaving your skin feeling smoother and softer while looking clearer.

Rich in minerals, this mask actually contains a negative electrical charge that attracts the impurities to it like a magnet.

It can be yours for only $13.99 from Target.

10 Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Mask


This Saturday Skin mask claims to brighten, but it does so much more than that. It is packed with aloe vera and eucalyptus extract, which work together to calm and soothe the skin, reducing redness and blemishes, or any other irritations bothering you. The brand has a patented peptide formula which helps to improve the elasticity of the skin, which will help in the fight against wrinkles. You can grab this cooling sheet for a cool $6 online from Sephora.

9 Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb The Super Hydrating Sheet Mask, Anti-Fatigue


Glowing skin is all about hydration, and this Garnier mask is indeed super hydrating. Each of these sheet masks contains half a bottle of serum which is packed with hyaluronic acid.

Put simply, this helps to retain water, leaving your skin feeling supple and moisturized.

If you suffer from dry skin and any associated problems, this could be the answer for you, especially considering its free of mineral oil and parabens. Try it out for yourself for just $2.49 at Target.

8 Shea Moisture African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask


This mud mask might be the answer to your prayers if you suffer from problem skin. Rank and Style reported that users who trialed this mask said that it helped with skin breakouts, and cleared the skin within only a couple of weeks of using it. Immediately after use, the skin will feel soft and smooth. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and offers the benefits of antibacterial tea tree oil and tamarind extract. Pick it up from Target for $14.99.

7 Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Clay Mask, Avocado & Oatmeal

Whether you’re in need of a dose of hydration, or your skin is just looking a little dull, this Freeman clay mask is worth giving a try.

The avocado (a miracle ingredient, in our opinion) helps to inject hydration into dry skin, leaving it feeling moisturized and plump.

The oatmeal (which is underrated as a skin remedy) helps to exfoliate to remove dead cells and reduce any redness. This mask will leave your face looking positively radiant and starts at $3.27 from Walmart.

6 Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Hydrating Mud Mask


Having skin that’s easily irritated can be tough, but this product is especially soothing and gentle. It’s perfect for those with dry skin because it provides an immediate hit of moisture. If your skin has given you trouble in the past, this butter contains fatty acids which repair it. It is also packed with frankincense and myrrh to ease redness and imperfections. You can try it out from Walmart for $2.50, or get the full tub from the Shea Moisture website for $15.99.

5 Botanics Intensive Moisture Mask


Here’s another one that’s perfect for a dry face, particularly in the winter when the heater sucks out all the moisture from your skin. It has the seal of approval from Gurl and leaves the skin feeling refreshed.

It’s packed with apple extract to brighten the skin, and also vitamins A, C, and E to make the skin feel younger and softer.

It’s currently out of stock on Amazon, but you can still find it on eBay starting at $9.99.

4 Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask!


This is the one for you if you’re in need of a serious detox ASAP. This natural charcoal treatment is creamy and rich so it easily glides on the skin, and is a great option for acne-prone skin because it gets rid of impurities. Users have claimed that this mask is able to intensely clean pores without being too rough or harsh, which is perfect for sensitive skin. Grab it from Target for just $13.99 and reap all the benefits.

3 Biore Self-Heating One Minute Mask


A mask that heats up? Um, yes, please!

This Biore beauty rises in temperature when it comes in contact with water, and takes only one minute to remove oil and other impurities from your skin.

It has all the benefits of natural charcoal, and the best part is it’s dermatologist tested and safe for sensitive and irritable skin. It’s oil-free so it won’t cause future breakouts and is gentle and hypoallergenic. Pick it up from Target for only $5.99.

2 Yes To Grapefruit 2-Step Single Use Face Kit All About Face!


This kit is not only about leaving your skin feeling phenomenal but about looking like you’ve been at the spa as well. The kit comes with two simple steps that will have you on your way to radiance. The first one is a scrub, which prepares the skin. The second step is a peel infused with grapefruit, which is known for its brightening abilities. After using this kit, your skin will glow and marks will disappear Target has it for only $3.99.

1 Feeling Beautiful Facial Anti-Stress Mask, Dead Sea Minerals


Sometimes, using a facial mask isn’t so much about treating your skin, but more about treating your mind and soul with a calming therapy. This mask will leave you feeling serene and tranquil by doing the very same to your skin and reducing any redness that you have.

It absorbs oil, clears up clogged pores, and even promotes relaxing aromatherapy.

You can use it twice a week, or as often as you need it, and can grab it for only $3.99 from Walgreens.

References: gurl.com, health.com, allure.com, rankandstyle.com

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