At Truth In Aging, we have been collecting some great masks and were almost spoiled for choice when it came to selecting the Five Best. They all serve a slightly different function: serious anti-aging (Jan Marini), environmental face saving (Glotherapeutics), hydration (Abrione), softening and plumping (Amala) and tackling breakouts and problem skin (Astara Blue). I even threw in a bonus DIY mask that has  become a regular staple for tightening the skin (Ildi's parsley mask how to gallery). Notably, Astara and Abrione are still with us from the last Five Best facial masks.

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Ingredients in Jan Marini

Water, kaolin, glycolic acid, sodium glycolate, pichia/resveratrol ferment extract, algae extract, glycerin, butylene glycol, carbomer, polysorbate 20, palmitoyl-pentapeptide-4, sodium hyaluronate, capric/caprylic triglyceride, green tea leaf extract, myristoyl pentapeptide-8, myristoyl tetrapeptide-12, stearic acid, safflower seed oil, glyceryl stearate, polysorbate-60, shea butter, stearyl alcohol, white tea leaf extract, pomegranate extract, roobois tea, linoleic acid, linoleric acid, tocopherol, sunflower seed oil, phenoxyethanol, methyparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylpareben, magnesium aluminum silicate, xanthan gum, myristoyl pentapeptide-11, ubiquinone, PEG-40, hydrogenated castor oil, ceramides-2, sweet almond oil, aloe vera leaf extract, cucumber, arnica, anacylus pyrethrum root extract, tocopheryl acetate, rose hip seed oil.

Ingredients in GloTherapeutics:

Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Dextran, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2, Xanthan Gum, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Myrtus Communis (Myrtle) Extract, Menthly Lactate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Squalane, Alcohol Denat., Dioscorea Villosa (Wild Yam) Root Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Lecithin, Soy Isoflavones, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil*, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Trifolium Pratense (Red Clover) Flower Extract, Linum Usitassimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Lentinus Edodes (Shiitake) Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Laurifolia (Passionflower) Flower Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycol Distearate, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Allantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Benzethonium Chloride, Benzyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 80, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Fragrance/Parfum.

Ingredients in Abrione Hydrodynamic Facial Masque


Aqueous extracts of aloe vera (aloe barbadensis), passionflower (passiflora incarnata) fruit, lemon (citrus medica limonum), grape (vitis vinifera), pineapple (ananas sativus) and sea kelp (macrocystis pirifera), glycerin, montmorillonite, cetyl alcohol, dead sea mud, sodium laureth sulfate, tocopheryl acetate, tocophersolan, carrageenan, sclerotium gum, locust bean (ceratonia siliqua) gum, royal jelly, glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, sodium citrate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, matricaria (chamomilla recutita) extract, cocamide DEA, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycol stearate, PEG-46M, grapefruit (citrus grandis) oil, eucalyptus (eucalyptus radiate) oil, geranium (geranium maculatum) oil, lavender (lavandula angustifolia) oil, cedarwood (cedrus atlantica) oil, orange (citrus aurantium dulcis) flower oil, jasmine (jasminum officinale) oil, imidazolidinium urea, phenoxyethanol and hydroxybenzoate esters.

Ingredients in Astara Blue Flame Purification Mask
Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Kaolin, Bentonite, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Steareth-21, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange/Petitgrain) Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Echinacea Angustifolia (Cone Flower) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Red Clover) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ultramarines, Iron Oxides, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Sodium Stearate, Disodium EDTA.


Ingredients in Amala

Water, sweet almond oil*, glycerin, shea butter*, jojoba seed oil, stearic acid, cocoa extract*, olive extract, polyglyceryl-3 stearate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, bertholetia excelsa seed extract, acai*, carapa guaianensis seed oil, hippophae rhamnoides oil, cera alba, fragrance, vanilla extract*, lemon peel oil, rosa damascena, canaga odorata*, bergamot, mauritia flexuosa, hydrolized lola implexa, licorice root*, coffee seed oil, acai pulp powder, alcohol*, xanthan gum, tocopherol, silver sulfate. *Certified organic