Amazing in Your Snapchat Story

In the age of Instagram, Snapchat, and Instagram Stories, a beauty product is only as good as its ability to make people double-tap. Take, for example, the popularity of sheet masks: They may be a dime a dozen now, but the 4-for-$10 favorite was only a niche Korean novelty until models started appearing on social media wearing them like an accessory. See what we mean?

There’s nothing wrong with being popular, but when you scroll through your feed to find one sheet mask after another, you may start to wonder if there’s something a little more interesting out there. Something … different. Bonus points if it’s alien-looking enough to spark a long comments thread about what the hell it is.

The oft-ignored peel-off mask fits the bill — and then some. Smooth on one of these antioxidant-rich, oil-absorbing, wrinkle-reducing formulas, let it dry, and then peel it off your face like you would Elmer’s glue from your hands as a kid, and you’ve got the making of a great Boomerang. Film yourself tearing it off abruptly in front of your easily startled roommate, and you’re a viral YouTube sensation.

Oh, and did we mention that they’re all kinds of amazing for your skin, too? Sheet masks, step back: Peel-off masks are here, and they’re giving you a run for your inherently Instagrammable money. Just don’t get any in your eyebrows.

Good for: Tightening, brightening, softening and pore minimizing — basically, this spa-inspired mask is a one-stop shop for all of your skin-improving needs.

Standout quality: Packed with healing aloe vera, natural exfoliating (and blemish-fighting) acids and a potent botanical blend, this formula leaves no complexion woe unaccounted for. If you don’t know where to start with peel-off masks, start here.

Good for: Anyone who wants a clearer, more youthful, better-hydrated complexion. Your skin will be so bright, your friends will have to wear shades. (Har har.)

Standout quality: Even the most sensitive skin types won’t take issue with this gentle exfoliating formula, which contains soothing rosehip and moisturizing lecithin but leaves out harsh, drying alcohol-based ingredients.