How do you determine the quality of any product you buy? By the brand name? The amount of effort put into designing the packaging? Or perhaps by the list of ingredients? There are $3 and $30 masks with the same ingredients, how would you know which one to pick?
It's hard to determine quality just by looking at a product's packaging, especially when shopping online. In the department of facial treatments, there are many boutique brands you've likely never heard of, so making the choice can be even more complicated.
Buzzrake collected several hundred opinions from all over the web about masks, to find out what users are actually saying about these products' true quality. Each product was scored based on user feedback, and the top quality products are listed below. We did, however, come across some other interesting findings when analyzing user experience with facial masks:
According to users, products with high quality ingredients tend to do a better job at treating breakouts. If you're worried that this means the masks are harsh and drying, don't be: users also report that these masks do a better-than-average job at leaving skin feeling soothed.
Users feel that these products are more worthy of their cost than other products. They feel better about spending the money on high quality products, which isn't surprising.
These products are more expensive than average, though. Average price of higher quality masks is around $34 or at least $11/ounce.
Users rate the Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque, 6 oz the #1 mask with the highest quality ingredients. The container consists of 6 ounces of product, which is a larger amount than most other masks sold on the market. Users are pleased with this mask and would recommend it to a friend. However, at an online average price of $10.6 per ounce, the Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque, 6 oz costs less than other facial masks. Regardless of its low price, users don’t feel that they are getting their money’s worth.
According to user opinions, the SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Masque, 2 oz is the #2 mask with the highest quality ingredients. The packaging size is 2.4 fluid ounces of product, which is about the same amount as most masks sold on the market. Opinions show that users are pleased with this facial mask and would recommend it to others. At a market average price of 14.6 dollars per ounce, the SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Masque, 2 oz is inexpensive compared to other masks. In light of its low price, users feel that they are getting their money’s worth. In addition, when it comes to treating spots, users find that this mask is good.
Users chose the Beau Visage Age Reversing Facial Treatment, 4 oz as the #3 mask with the highest quality ingredients. The container consists of 4 ounces of product, which is bigger than the average. Opinions show that users are somewhat dissatisfied with this mask and wouldn't necessarily recommend it to others. At a market average price of $12.5 per oz, the Beau Visage Age Reversing Facial Treatment, 4 oz costs less than other masks. Regardless of its low price, users feel that it is not at all worth the cost.
Users rank the Sudden Change Green Tea Facial Mask, 3.4 oz the #5 mask with the highest quality ingredients. However, opinions show that users are somewhat displeased with this facial mask and wouldn't necessarily recommend it to a friend.