Facial masks don't come cheap: on average, they retail for about $8.40 per ounce. This makes them one of the more expensive skin care products on the market. Knowing that masks are only supposed to be used once or twice a week at most somewhat lessens the blow; but you'll likely be wondering if you can get away with using a cheaper product and still get great results.
The price range for masks goes from $3 to $100 and everything in between, regardless of package size (in fact, often the products that come in 1-2oz packages cost the most). What can explain this huge price range? Is it a difference in product quality? Effectiveness of the ingredients? How well the mask actually treats acne or fine lines? We're here to try and answer these questions for you.
Buzzrake collected numerous user opinions from around the web about facial masks, to tease out the true identity of these masks: how well they do their job, whether they're worth their cost, and even how good they really smell. We've found out what users have to say about the products that cost $20 or less, and now we're lowering the bar some more - what can you get for $10 or less?
Here is what we've found from user opinions:
- Some shining stars: In this price range, there are definitely some great products. The #1 ranking product for under $10 is also the overall favorite mask on the market. But as you can see below, there are huge gaps in the scores, which were calculated based on users' opinions of each product.
- Lower score for effectiveness: Users found that the cheaper products, on average, didn't do as good a job, nor were they as good at clearing up the skin. On average, users also found them more of a pain to remove from their face after use.
- $3 per ounce, and 5 oz of product: Those are the average prices and amounts you'll see on the market for the $10-and-under category. Compared to the rest of the products on the market, which offer a price of $14 per ounce and 4 oz packages on average. You're not only getting more product, it's also much cheaper.
If you make a careful choice, you can end up with a great product, and both your wallet and your face will thank you. Check out the highest-scored masks for under $10, and you're sure to find a winner.