Hydrating Face Masks


Winter is most certainly in full swing in Philadelphia. The humidity level is extremely low and the winds are relentless! By the time I get to work I feel like a box of raisins that a 3 year old left out on their blacktop driveway in Arizona in summer for 3 weeks. Imagery my friends. Anyhow, when I get home all I want to do is throw on a soothing face mask! These are my picks!


Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask: This doesn’t feel too terribly thick or sticky while still packing in some serious moisture. It’s actually a really gorgeous leave on moisturizer if you are feeling especially dry. It does contain fragrance so for those who are sensitive to that be warned. I haven’t found this to cause any issues whatsoever. It’s a bit on the pricey side but you don’t need much and it really does work!

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask: This mask is definitely a bit friendlier on the wallet! It is a bit thicker, a more traditional hydrating mask, but I like to leave it on overnight as a treatment. When I wake up my skin is smooth and plump! Like a juicy grape that has not been left out on the blacktop in Arizona for 3 weeks in June.

Let me know your remedies for extremely dehydrated skin down in the comments! I’m sure most of us are suffering from dehydrated skin right now!


  1. E January 13, 2016 / 12:47

    I’ve got insane dry skin and the best thing I’ve ever tried for it is a mixture of sweet almond oil and avocado oil! I slather it all over my face after using an essence that helps it absorb better. It’s the besttttt


    • Ellen January 13, 2016 / 16:39

      Yes! I absolutely love oils! They definitely area a huge help and they penetrate the skin well!

    • Ellen January 13, 2016 / 16:46

      Right! I am always looking for moisturizing products!

    • Ellen January 13, 2016 / 16:40

      I’m so glad you like them Elizabeth! If you have any requests for makeup looks or product reviews just let me know!

  2. Shannon Sage January 13, 2016 / 14:44

    I live in Philadelphia as well! And yeah winter is definitely here(finally)! My skin is throwing a fit and a half and is so dry! I need these masks! It’s only going to get colder from here!

    Shannon Sage

    • Ellen January 13, 2016 / 16:41

      The weather is being really bad lately! One day it’s 50 degrees and then next its like 15 degrees! I say if it’s cold it might as well snow! None of this freezing rain!

  3. Erica January 13, 2016 / 20:18

    This is so great! I’m excited to try these products as my skin is super suffering! I have been loving carmen for my lips this winter. I can’t wait to follow more of your blog!

    • Ellen January 13, 2016 / 20:19

      Definitely give them a go! Winter is definitely trying on the skin! Thanks so much Erica I’m glad you are enjoying it!

  4. Nida | Caked To The Nines January 14, 2016 / 02:22

    Lmao “a box of raisins that a 3 year old left out on their blacktop driveway in Arizona in summer for 3 weeks” is me during the winter.

    I’ve been wanting to try some Paula’s Choice goodies for a while now. I definitely need to give this mask a go!
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

    • Ellen January 14, 2016 / 06:24

      HA! Right?! Winter is so hard on the skin! Definitely give the mask a go it really is fantastic! And great for sensitive skin too!

  5. Shireen L. Platt January 14, 2016 / 22:22

    I recently received a few Paula’s Choice products and they were really lovely and I plan to try more from her range. Thank you for introducing the mask, it sounds great and I think my dry skin would appreciate it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Ellen January 15, 2016 / 06:29

      Her products are consistently pretty good. They’re simple but effective. You’re welcome! I hope you find that it helps your skin!

    • Ellen January 15, 2016 / 06:42

      The cold weather definitely sucks the life out of skin. You could even just apply it to your dry areas and leave it on overnight. That may work nicely!

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