9 Brightening Masks That REALLY Work

We've tried them all, so you don't have to

Astalift Whitening Mask, $19.80 for one piece.
03 Jul 2016

Astalift Whitening Mask, $19.80 for one piece.

You might look like an oompa loompa with this sheet mask (soaked with orange essence) on but don’t judge, your skin will reap its instant brightening benefits. 

Cle de Peau Beaute Intensive Brightening Mask, $35 for one piece.
03 Jul 2016

Cle de Peau Beaute Intensive Brightening Mask, $35 for one piece.

This sheet mask is a perfect fit and is drenched in an intensive brightening formula for supreme glowiness. 

For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask, $63 for a box of three.
03 Jul 2016

For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask, $63 for a box of three.

No drippy mess with this Bio-Cellulose Mask that leaves skin radiant for the days to come. If money wasn't an issue, we would want to mask with this daily.

Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, $144.
03 Jul 2016

Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, $144.

This smells refreshing, feels cool on skin and has a velvety whipped texture that pampers skin. Leave on for five minutes and rinse off to reveal brighter, softer and firmer skin. 

Laneige White Plus Renew Capsule Sleeping Pack, $42 for 16 capsules.
03 Jul 2016

Laneige White Plus Renew Capsule Sleeping Pack, $42 for 16 capsules.

For times when we are really tired and just want to hop into bed or want to mask on a plane without looking ghastly, we give these brightening and hydrating formulas packed in individual capsules a good mix, before applying the cool gel on our skin. The best part: All you have to do is sleep on it.

Ren Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial, $74.
03 Jul 2016

Ren Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial, $74.

Even if you don’t have the time... give yourself just a minute. Apply the cream on cleansed skin and massage with wet fingertips to active its Vitamin C ingredient. Leave on for 60 seconds, rinse, and you’re done.

Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask, $100 for a box of six.
03 Jul 2016

Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask, $100 for a box of six.

If we’ve spent a day out in the sun, we do damage control by immediately applying one of these sheets when we get home. Because the last thing we want is for our melatonin levels to go into overdrive.

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, $23 for one piece.
03 Jul 2016

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, $23 for one piece.

Before every big event, you’ll find us sitting around with one of these Pitera-enriched masks plastered onto our faces. 

Skin Inc Get Glowin Brightening Mask, from $98.
03 Jul 2016

Skin Inc Get Glowin Brightening Mask, from $98.

It only takes 10 minutes for this rich, creamy, hydrating formula to work its magic. It’s also great for reducing inflammation without drying skin out. 

No time for a facial? Mask in the comfort of your own home instead. Our Sunday night ritual: Applying a mask to prep skin so we can start the week with a glowing complexion.

Scroll the gallery above to check out our go-to brightening masks that we are never without.

Elle tip: To reap even more benefits from your mask, exfoliate your skin just before so the skincare ingredients can penetrate better. Or prep skin with the Origins Maskimizer Skin-Optimizing Mask Primer facial spray so your masks work even harder.

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