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7 Face Masks ELLE Editors Swear By

Our editors share their favorite moisture-packing, pore-shrinking, humanity-restoring face masks that get their skin as close to perfection as possible (or as one editor describes, Cate Blanchett)

Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask

"I stan pretty hard for Tatcha From their cleansing oils to their ACTUAL gold-spun products, they can do no wrong in my eyes This goes for their masks too, and their latest is a doozy I love anything with Vitamin C, and this formula brightens up my skin as soon as I do that dramatic yet useless face-splash-over-the-sink thing actresses in commercials always do This also comes in the most delightful shade of lavender, making it difficult to not post to your stories"— Justine Carreon, ELLEcom Associate Market Editor

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask

"I can disembark a 12-hour flight with a face like an old hot dog (as I often do), then slap one of these miracle-workers on for 20 minutes and presto—my humanity is restored Not only does this mask, which is drenched in the brand's signature pitera, impart a certain lit-from-within radiance (see: Cate Blanchett), it also moisturizes and firms, making it the ultimate complexion-revitalizing trifecta—and one of my top 5 most-hoardable beauty products ever"— April Long, Executive Beauty Editor

Tonymoly Master Lab Sheet Mask

"This mask is uber hydrating–and since my skin can act like a sad, neglected sponge in the winter, absorbing my daily moisturizer so fast it's like I never even applied it, uber hydrating is exactly what I need" — Sally Holmes, ELLEcom Executive Editor

Tonymoly Master Lab Sheet Mask (Set of 2), $9; tonymolyus

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment

"When it comes to masking, I'm all about instant gratification This tingly, menthol-scented charcoal mask targets breakouts and shrinks pores (albeit temporarily) in just 15 minutes with a mix of mandelic, glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids"— Julie Schott, ELLEcom Beauty Director

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment, $22; sephoracom

The Body Shop Amazonian Acai Energizing Radiance Masque

"This mask is pretty, firstly, and smells good If you saw it out of the jar, I'm pretty sure I could convince you it's homemade So many masks I've tried have barely noticeable effects (and maybe it's just a placebo thing), but this one leaves my skin glowing as soon as I rinse it off" — Leah Melby-Clinton, ELLEcom Senior Editor in Branded Content

The Body Shop Amazonian Acai Energizing Radiance Masque, $28; thebodyshop-usacom

Zelens Transformer Instant Renewal Mask

Zelens Transformer Instant Renewal Mask, $175; zelensTatcha VioletC Radiance MaskI stan pretty hard for Tatcha.com

Fresh Rose Face Mask

"New York City's elements are harsh year round, but this mask helps fight whatever it throws my way In the dead of winter when my skin is looking more tired and dull then ever, the rose infused gel gives it a moisture boost, and reminds me of warmer days It also has a cooling and calming effect - making it perfect to use after a day at the beach - or Central Park" — Mariel Tyler, Photo Editor