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The best hydrating face masks under $30

The best way to keep dry winter skin off your face (without breaking the bank)

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by Stephanie Papanikolas
Updated on Jul 6, 2023 • 3 min read
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Stephanie Papanikolas Avatar
by Stephanie Papanikolas
Updated on Jul 6, 2023 • 3 min read
We’re here to share what we know — but don’t take it as medical advice. Talk to your medical provider if you have questions.

In winter, there are two kinds of face masks: one for snowy weather; the other for glowy skin. While you can use a hydrating face mask any time of year, lots of us are prone to dry skin during the chillier months of the year. Face masks are low commitment. You don’t have to use them every day to reap their benefits — many are designed to be used just once! And, while doing a mask may feel indulgent, it doesn’t have to make your wallet hurt. Here are the 10 best hydrating face masks for dry skin that you can find at the drugstore or online.

1. Tonymoly I’m Honey Deep Moisture Rescue Mask

  • hydrating nectar-like texture helps revive dried out skin

  • moisturizes the skin with royal jelly and honey

  • leave on for 15 minutes then rinse off for a quick moisture surge

  • $15.00 ($4.44/oz)

2. COSRX Hydrogel Very Simple Pack

  • jelly-patch mask perfect to stick on dry cheeks

  • helps restore your skin’s natural moisture barrier

  • leave on for up to 30 minutes, then peel off

  • $26 for 60 patches

3. Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Sleeping Mask (Mini)

  • fluffy texture perfect for PM moisturizing 2–3 times a week

  • chemically exfoliates with glycolic acid and lactic acid

  • sodium hyaluronate helps temporarily plump the skin by locking in moisture

  • $22 ($21.78/oz)

4. Laneige Lavender Water Sleeping Mask

  • relaxing lavender scent helps lull you to sleep

  • hydrates with mineral water, butylene glycol, and glycerin

  • good for dry to very dry skin types

  • $25 ($10.87/oz)

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5. Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack

  • vitamin A and C provide antioxidant benefits

  • use as a mask or a PM moisturizer — more bang for your buck!

  • locks moisture into the skin with ceramides and sodium hyaluronate

  • $20 ($5.92/oz)

6. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Overnight Mask

  • jelly mask works while you dream

  • a drink for your skin with glycerin and hyaluronic acid

  • one use product (if one-and-done is your thing)

  • $3.95 for 1 mask

7. Yes To Grapefruit Vitamin C Mud Mask

8. Olay Overnight Gel Mask with Vitamin E

  • light-weight gel mask can be used as a nightly moisturizer

  • infused with vitamin E to fight free radicals

  • a key ingredient is niacinamide, which can improve some signs of aging

  • $26.99 ($15.88/oz)

9. I Dew Care Sugar Kitten Hydrating Holographic Peel-Off Mask

  • peel-off mask with an intergalactic aesthetic

  • leave on for 20 minutes then peel off

  • dazzle your face with gem dust like diamond powder and pearl extracts

  • $23 ($8.01/oz)

10. Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment Mask (Mini)

  • cooling mask soothes from the moment it touches your skin

  • contains a little bit of kaolin, but this ain’t your typical clay mask

  • lightweight gel with a hydrating formula that brings out a glow

  • $25 ($50/oz)

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Doing a face mask is one of the funnest ways to supplement your skincare routine. No matter your skincare style, there’s a face mask that’s perfect for your unique skin. For a daily skincare routine custom catered to your goals, try Curology for free. Just pay $4.95 (+ tax) to cover shipping/handling and you’ll get a prescription-strength formula to help treat skin concerns like acne, texture, and dark spots. Add on other essentials like a cleanser or moisturizer and make your box complete.

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