Three face Masks to use this Canada Day Weekend
Slough. Your. Soul.
Any true Su OG-er will know we use this term a lot, and what’s more, they’re realize that the saying extends far beyond that of skincare. Reaching into the domain of the existential, slapping on a face mask isn’t just about surface stuff; it’s about the feeling, the gentle act of kindness, the silent acknowledgement that, even if just between yourself and your bathroom mirror, you’re worth this little gesture of self-preservation.
This coming weekend, we want you to do more of that. Dividing this sloughable, shoppable series into two was born out of experience; One article to show you how to live your best sheet mask life, the other, of course, to help your sunned-out face recover. Stay tuned for that on Monday. You’re welcome.
Ignoring the trendy “detox” marketing, this mask is seriously effective. What we consider as delivering on the perfect melange of soothed and sloughed, this Instant Detox Mask acts like a vacuum to the pores, coaxing out - to the best of a superficial masks ability - any excess oil and pollutants, combating congestion to reveal luminous skin. When it comes to ingredients, grape marc (the fruit of the grapevine, which has a purple or green skin) powerfully detoxifies, while pink clay and coffee absorb blackhead-causing dirt and excess sebum. Papaya enzymes invigorate and brighten, and organic essential oils like lavender and sage actively fight off bacteria, reducing the probability of future breakouts. TLDR: It’s good.
This product also is vegan, non-toxic, cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin, and free of all fillers, gluten, GMOs, and synthetic chemicals.
PRICE: $51 CAD
Being incredibly honest, Su was late to the game here. We skipped this brand entirely during its launch phase, for fear of tapping into the hype an influencer-born brand can conjure. If it wasn’t for the pleas of a few (diligent!) readers, we’d have never come across the beauty of these wonderful metallic tubes; a good soul slougher, indeed. Good for all skin types, this clarifying mask uses pumpkin and apricot seed powder (this one won’t damage your skin) to polish away dead skin cells for a luminous effect. It’s great for eschewing dullness and uneven texture; the exact thing this Canada Day weekend could do without. It’s also formulated without fragrance or silicone, and is gluten, vegan, and cruelty-free.
PRICE: $58 CAD
TATA HARPER: RESURFACING MASK
What we consider to be one of Su’s biggest splurges at $78, this baby is quite possibly the only Tata Harper product we’ve found testers to repurchase from the brand, again and again. This award-winning beta-hydroxy treatment works like a traditional peel to tell your dull skin to GTFO without causing downtime or irritation. We like that, on all skin types, we were able to observe an instant glow and improved texture for a result that many said made makeup application / overall life a heck of a lot easier. This mask is also formulated to deeply purify and help decongest surface debris and dead skin for a refreshed, instantly revitalized appearance.
PRICE: $78 CAD, $62 USD