Breaking Out? These 10 Bestselling Face Masks Are Great For Acne-Prone Skin
Whether it's hormonal or a reaction to doing too much, dealing with acne and breakouts can get frustrating. The number of products on the market to help manage acne seems endless. We're talking cleansers, serums, toners, moisturizers — pretty much every step of your skin-care routine. However, sometimes a helpful, targeted face mask is all you need to clear up and calm those pesky breakouts.
We curated the best face masks Sephora has to offer, so you can minimize zits and diminish breakouts in just a few treatments. We found a variety of options featuring incredible ingredients, including powerful blends of AHAs and BHA, masks with gentle fruit enzymes, clay-based picks, or even a sulfur-based one. Whether you have dry skin, sensitive skin, or oily skin, there's a face mask made just for you and your skin concerns. Shop our top picks ahead.
— Additional reporting by Krista Jones
For Dry Skin: Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial Mask
If you have dry skin, take care of your breakouts the right way with the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial Mask ($40). It's a nondrying clay-based mask that contains BHA, PHA, and watermelon enzymes. It's infused with hyaluronic acid, so that your skin remains hydrated.
For Oily Skin: Youth to the People Superclay Purify + Clear Power Mask
If you have oily skin, the Youth to the People Superclay Purify + Clear Power Mask ($36) contains niacinamide to help balance out your pores. It contains three types of clays and BHAs to keep oil production at bay.
A Gentle Exfoliator: Alpyn Beauty Wild Huckleberry 8-Acid Polishing Peel Mask
Give your skin a much-needed exfoliation treatment with the gentle Alpyn Beauty Wild Huckleberry 8-Acid Polishing Peel Mask ($56). It's a multitasker that will help prevent breakouts as well as diminish dark spots and smooth out the skin.
An Exfoliator: Korres Pomegranate Triple-Dose Resurfacing Mask
The Korres Pomegranate Triple-Dose Resurfacing Mask ($39) has three types of exfoliants for a deep and thorough treatment. It contains a blend of AHAs, BHAs, and fruit enzymes, to fight acne and resurface the skin. It also has gentle pomegranate grains that help remove dead skin cells and even out your skin's texture.
A Charcoal-Based Option: Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Honey Mask
If you have oily or combination skin, the Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Honey Mask ($36) is a face mask that will prevent breakouts while nourishing the skin. The active charcoal formula helps to rid your pores of dirt, debris, and environmental toxins. Honey is a known anti-inflammatory and antibacterial ingredient.
For Oily and Combination Skin: Herbivore Blue Tansy Fruit Enzyme Resurfacing Clarity Mask
Give your skin a sense of relief with this cooling Herbivore Blue Tansy Fruit Enzyme Resurfacing Clarity Mask ($48). Made with blue tansy oil, which is naturally high in azulene and acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory to soothe irritated skin and help relieve redness.
A Cooling Mask: OLEHENRIKSEN Cold Plunge Pore Mask
Containing lactic acid and salicylic acid in a clay-based formula, the OLEHENRIKSEN Cold Plunge Pore Mask ($41) helps control oil and combat breakouts. It has a refreshing and energizing cooling feeling that will wake up your skin.
Peter Thomas Roth Therapeutic Sulfur Mask Acne Treatment Mask
New breakouts will be no match for this Peter Thomas Roth Therapeutic Sulfur Mask Acne Treatment Mask ($52). The powerhouse formula is made 10 percent sulfur to clear blemishes, but also contains aloe vera to sooth irritated areas.
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial™ 25% AHA + 2% BHA Mask
This Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial™ 25% AHA + 2% BHA Mask ($80) is a personal favorite. This strong and mighty, yet effectively gentle formula is what I use when I feel a breakout coming on. It helps exfoliate dead skin and resurface for a fresh new feel.
TikTok Famous Mask: Caudalie Instant Detox Mask
From breakouts to congested, dull skin, the Caudalie Instant Detox Mask ($39) can handle it all. It contains grape marc to detoxify your pores and coffee to clarify the skin. It went viral on TikTok, and we had to try it out!