11 Best Organic Face Masks For A Natural Glow
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Face masks are supposed to soothe, nourish, and heal our skin, so why do most mask formulas include ingredients harmful to our health and the planet?
Thankfully, we have better options with organic and natural face masks. They include sustainably sourced botanical ingredients that are good for our skin and the environment. For healthy, glowing, and bright skin, check out these brands for organic face masks (creams and sheets) that are as sustainable as they are effective.
Best For | Dark spots & uneven skin tones Ethics | Organic ingredients, cruelty-free, made in the USA, vegan, climate-neutral Ingredients | Algae extract, white tea, resveratrol Price | $48 for 1.7 oz
Plant-based and nontoxic ingredients are at the heart of OSEA’s products. The White Algae Mask is no exception, with its moisturizing formula, whipped together from algae and white tea extracts, jojoba seed oil, and aloe leaf juice. A mask that’s cruelty-free too, use this one for visibly brighter skin. Our editor loves this super-gentle and cooling face mask (and especially likes that it’s not as messy as clay masks).
2. 100% Pure
Best For | Deep hydration Ethics | Natural & organic ingredients, cruelty-free, gives back Ingredients | Cucumber hydrosol, green & oolong tea, hyaluronic acid Price | $8 for one
100% Pure uses only natural ingredients to create an effective line of skincare and makeup products. Using a mix of aloe, hyaluronic acid, cucumber and calendula, the brand has created the beloved Green Tea Water Bomb Sheet Mask known for replenishing dry skin with deep hydration. This mask is the perfect addition to a self-care Sunday; we can personally attest to it. We love how different the hydrogel texture is compared to regular sheet masks— and hundreds of reviewers agree!
3. Herbivore Botanicals
Best For | Blemish-prone skin Ethics | Natural, cruelty-free, eco-friendly packaging, certified organic ingredients Ingredients | Blue tansy, willow bark, fruit enzymes Price | $48 for 2.02 oz
Herbivore Botanicals’ Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask is a high-quality blend of enzymes, oils, bark, and aloe. We especially love the inclusion of blue tansy oil for a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that cools and refreshes—even in the harsher seasons—and is perfect for acne-prone skin. Herbivore is a 100 percent synthetic-free brand, so you can trust this all-natural formula.
Best For | Tightening & rejuvenating damaged or dull skin Ethics | Organic, cruelty-free, sustainable packaging, part BIWOC-owned Ingredients | Aloe, CBD hemp extract, electric daisy, periwinkle extract Price | $40 for 1.5 oz
To experience the benefits of Botox without, well, getting Botox, we’re turning to Somebody’s Electric Daisy + CBD Enzyme Face Mask. This formula induces a stimulating tightening effect thanks to the medicinal plant ingredient, electric daisy. Using fruit enzymes, it’s also designed to pull dirt from pores and slough away dead skin cells. Use it once a week for 15 minutes. Somebody is also committed to social justice; love that!
Best For | Overnight use Ethics | Organic & natural ingredients, cruelty-free, gives back, eco-friendly packaging, vegan Ingredients | Plant-derived bakuchiol, indigo extract, beta-glucan Price | $24 for 1.7 oz
cocokind is one of our go-tos for affordable, sustainable, and effective skincare and its resurfacing sleep mask is a testament to that! This overnight treatment uses plant-based and naturally occurring ingredients to help reduce inflammation, improve skintone and texture, and get rid of dark spots. We love that it’s light on our skin—so it won’t stain our pillows! Start your day with bright skin.
Best For | All skin types Ethics | Certified organic, vegan, cruelty-free Ingredients | Mango juice, marshmallow root extract, spirulina powder, chlorella powder Price | $34 for 1 oz
Like a smoothie for your face, the Clean Greens Face Mask from Golde is straight up made of superfoods. The blend of certified organic powders and extracts—spirulina, chlorella, mango juice, and marshmallow root—works to detoxify your skin while also providing necessary nutrients. As a powder-to-gel mask, it’s activated with water and becomes a creamy consistency that you can apply three times a week! Free of oils, fillers, and preservatives, you are sure to glow.
7. Tata Harper
Best For | Blocked pores, rough or dull skin Ethics | Organic, natural, made in the USA Ingredients | Willow bark, kaolin clay, calendula Price | $68 for 1 oz
Formulated and manufactured in the hills of Vermont, Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Mask is considered an “instant solution” for skin that appears dull, rough, or porous. Ingredients include willow bark, fruit & flower extracts, and organic olive oil. While all the ingredients in this mask are natural, the majority of them—82 percent, to be exact—are also organic. Use two to three times a week for fresh skin and an instant glow.
Best For | Multi-use balm and mask Ethics | Certified B Corp, cruelty free, EWG verified, ethically sourced ingredients, recyclable packaging Ingredients | Apricot kernel oil, shea butter, sunflower seed wax, avocado oil, jojoba oil, lemon peel oil, lotus extract Price | $79 2.5 oz
This vegan Counter+ Lotus Glow Cleansing Balm pulls double duty as a cleansing balm that melts off makeup as well as a nourishing overnight mask for a powerfully hydrating facial. The potent blend of lotus extract, jojoba seed oil, and avocado seed oil, this plant-based formula calms stressed skin, leaving behind a dewy, luminous glow. Read our full Beautycounter review here.
Best For | Skincare for your period cycle Ethics | Natural & sustainable materials, recyclable packaging, gives back Ingredients | Pomegranate, fig fruit, and citrus fruit extracts, wheat amino acids, licorice root, bamboo Price | $16 for five sheets
Your cycle has a big impact on more than just your reproductive organs (hello breakouts!). From mood to sleep to skin, Rael knows that the different phases of your cycle require distinct care. Their Facial Sheet Masks take sustainable bamboo soaked in natural botanicals to target each need throughout your cycle— from a tendency towards dry skin during the menstrual phase to the oil buildup that can result in breakouts during the luteal phase.
10. Ursa Major
Best For | Quick treatments Ethics | Certified B Corp, organic & natural ingredients, cruelty-free, vegan Ingredients | Pomegranate enzymes, hibiscus, pineapple, aspen bark Price | $44 for 1.57 oz
Don’t have the time for a long skincare routine? Ursa Major’s Bright & Easy 3-Minute Flash Mask is just what you need. Superhero ingredients hibiscus, pineapple, alfalfa, bark, and a mix of enzymes create a gentle but effective treatment that works in a flash—in only 180 seconds, you’ll have bright and clear skin, firmness, and elasticity that other masks work for hours to achieve. And the entire formula is free of synthetic fragrances or color. How’s that for simple and sustainable?
11. True Botanicals
Best For | Intense moisture for dull, dry skin Ethics | Organic & wildcrafted ingredients, MADE SAFE certified, sustainably sourced, Leaping Bunny certified, vegan Ingredients | Green tea leaf extract, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera leaf juice, camellia oleifera seed oil, squalane, orange peel extract, mango seed butter Price | $75 for 1 fl oz
If your dry, dull skin is looking for a powerful hit of hydration, this Moisture Lock Overnight Mask is just the ticket. Packed with plant-derived hyaluronic acid, nourishing mango butter, rich squalane, and soothing aloe vera, this vegan formula is free from pore-clogging waxes traditionally found in overnight masks. Apply like a moisturizer before bed and simply rinse with your morning cleanser to reveal your new glow.