Get ready for fashion month like the pros with these top face mask recommendations from beauty industry insiders.
How do designers, models, and celebrities manage to look so good during the marathon of runway shows, parties, and other fashion month events? They start with great skin. While fashion month, which kicks off in New York City on February 14, will largely be virtual this season, you can still expect to see A-listers putting their best faces forward for the digital shows. Although spa visits and professional facials usually preceed the shows, this year's focus on at-home treatments means that there are plenty of face masks available that give spa-level results. Ahead of the new runway season, L'OFFICIEL consults seven beauty pros about their top picks, from restorative clay masks to hydrating eye patches, to prep skin for fashion month.
From designers like Oscar de la Renta's Laura Kim to models including Christy Turlington, Lily Aldridge, and Candice Swanepoel, esthetician Joanna Czech helps a number of fashion A-listers prep their skin for fashion month. Besides her famous in-studio treatments, Czech loves masking at home and the 111Skin Sub-Zero De-Puffing Energy Facial Masks are her favorite. "These energizing, cooling masks are great in the morning or after a late night to depuff," she says. In other words, they're perfect for fatigued skin that has whethered running to back-to-back runway shows all day, or this year, for watching the stream of digital presentations.
For the under-eye, Czech recommends the Exquisite Face + Body Brightening Anti-Puff Eye Masks. Instead of two separate patches like most eye masks, this one comes in one piece for maximal coverage. "Soothing and hydrating for the fragile eye area, these biocelulose masks contain active peptides and plant extracts," the esthetician says. Czech is big on multi-masking, or wearing multiple face masks that target specific areas simultaneously, so you could layer these eye masks with your favorite sheet mask for a custom treatment.