Beauty must-haves for multi-taskers: 3 cleanser masks that will hydrate, mattify and prevent breakouts

Cleanser Masks trend
Cleanser Masks trend

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During the bustle of summer, who has time for a skincare routine with multiple steps? And when we’re out cottaging or on a summer road trip, we have limited space in our bags for an entire line of products. That’s why we love the lastest multi-tasker on the beauty scene: cleanser masks. It’s a single product that can be used two ways—daily as a cleanser or weekly as a mask to help mattify, hydrate or prevent breakouts. Here are some new ones worth taking for a road test during the upcoming long weekend.

Excess oil can lead to makeup meltdowns and the humidity doesn’t help. Perfect for anyone with oily skin, Philosophy’s Pore-Minimizing & Mattifying Cleanser Mask ($32, will leave your skin sheen-free thanks to willow bark extract which exfoliates while cleansing, and bamboo extract absorbs excess oils to maintain a matte finish.

In the heat, your skin can become dehydrated, especially with regular dips in a chlorine-filled pool. Estée Lauder’s Multi-Action Crème Cleanser & Moisture Mask ($28, is ideal for those with parched complexions. The formula contains blue algae, an ingredient jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients to calm your skin, while milk thistle extract moisturizes. Slathering this on after being out in the sun all day is total bliss.

For those of you who gravitate toward green products, 100% Pure Purity Facial Cleanser & Mask for Acne Care ($21, contains all natural and organic ingredients. It is water-free, so the formula is more potent. It’s also loaded with essential oils such as eucalyptus and peppermint to help kill blemishes. When a layer is left on your skin, the nourishing seaweed and parsley will work together to dive deep and shield against future breakouts.

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