Kathryn Lindsay
July 05, 2016 4:00 am

Eternal thank yous to whoever invented the face mask, because nothing feels better in life than popping one on and blissing out. Morning? Noon? Night? No matter what, it’s face mask time. We’re so obsessed, in fact, that we’re always on the hunt for ones we haven’t tried, and types we haven’t tried as well. We’re all familiar with the basics — clay masks, sheet masks, etc. — but there’s a whole world of face masks out there just waiting to be explored.

Here are seven types of unexpected and amazing face masks we didn’t know existed, but now are absolutely going to try.

1. Carbonated face masks

These are exactly what they sound like: they go on like a regular mask, but then start to froth and bubble. Need.

Memebox

Buy here.

Peach & Lily

Buy here.

2. Peel-off face masks

It’s like how we used to let glue dry so we could peel it off when we were kids, except now it’s good for you!

Ulta

Buy here.

Sephora

Buy here.

3. Snail mucus face masks

You read that right. Snail mucus. Don’t worry, though — no snails are harmed!

Ulta

Buy here.

Peach & Lily

Buy here.

4. Food face masks

Because sometimes everything you need is in your kitchen cabinet (or, Lush).

Lush

Buy here.

Lush

Buy here.

5. Lip masks

Lips are usually left out of the face mask equation, so give them some love.

Peach & Lily

Buy here.

Sephora

Buy here.

6. Eye masks

Zero in on where it really matters: those under eyes.

Tonymoly

Buy here.

Shiseido

Buy here.

7. Charcoal face masks

It’s not just for barbecues! Charcoal is actually really great for clearing up your pores.

Sephora

Buy here.

Jet

Buy here.

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