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Top 10 Skin Brightening Masks

Shine Bright: Top Ten Brightening Masks

Shine Bright: Top Ten Brightening Masks

Whether you're solving acne scars or simply seeking more luminous skin, anyone can benefit for a brightening mask. Known for their skin enhancing ingredients and ability to even out the dullest of skin tones, these top 10 facial masks will help you to reveal a brighter and clearer complexion. We gathered up our selections using our algorithm, unique to Rank & Style, which filters through reviews, best seller lists, as well as social and editorial mentions, to compile a list of only the best products. No matter what your skin desires for its daily fix, these facial masks will keep your skin right, tight, and bright. Go ahead and scroll through, brighter days await with just one click! 

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August 23, 2017

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The Rankings

Mario Badescu Whitening Mask
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Mario Badescu Whitening Mask

USERS SAID: "This mask is awesome! The jar is little but it only takes a tiny amount to cover your entire face."

LOVED FOR: The moisturizing quality of the mask

Fresh Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask

FUN FACT: This mask is meant to be worn overnight. When you wash it off in the AM, your skin will be left feeling hydrated and more luminous.

USERS SAID: "This product changed my skin. I had a few very deeply pigmented post-acne scars. In just a few weeks of nightly use I could see that they were starting to fade. After 2 months they were completely gone." 

Acure Brightening Face Mask

USERS SAID: "I've used it once and I like how clean my skin felt without the dry pulling I have felt with other product. Also, didn't feel the need to put on moisturizer immediately afterwards. Definitely a keeper."

FUN FACT: This product is vegan, gluten and cruelty free.

GlamGlow Flashmud Brightening Treatment

FUN FACT: This product uses white birch leaf for its brightening qualities.

USERS SAID: "It does brighten your face and clear your complexion, leaving your face cleaner and smoother for that natural glow look just after one use."

Belif First Aid Overnight Brightening Mask

USERS SAID: "I have been using this product for 5 months now, about two to three times a week, with noticeable improvement in my skin."

FUN FACT: This product utilizes ingredients such as black truffle extract, visible capsules of amber, pearl, and gold powder. How's that for treating yourself?

Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Mask

USERS SAID: "This mask is absolutely amazing. My face feels refreshed and more even toned with each use." 

LOVED FOR: The ease of use—this sheet mask can be easily removed without the commotion of washing off a cream or liquid mask.

Josie Maran Whipped Mud Mask Argan Hydrating And Detoxifying Treatment

USERS SAID: "This is literally my holy grail product. I have super acne prone skin, combination, leaning more to the oily side lately. Every time I'm breaking out and I use this, it instantly calms down the redness and makes my skin look so much better."

BEST FOR: Pore visibility, loss of elasticity, and dryness

Algenist Algae Brightening Mask

USERS SAID: "Once I tried this, I had to have a jar of it. It makes my skin feel clean and nourished at same time."

LOVED FOR: The detoxifying and nourishing power of main ingredient, algae.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

USERS SAID: "This stuff it's amazing! Really! All the hyper-pigmentation and dark spots are gone. My skin looks glowing and clear, not to mention I haven't gotten a single pimple since I've been using this."

FUN FACT: This product is formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.

OLEHENRIKSEN Power Bright 3-Step Professional Brightening System

USERS SAID: "Definitely a favorite with me - I'm on my second box! Incredible product."

FUN FACT: This product contains 25% vitamin C concentrate, which is kind of a big deal. You can expect results in as little as one use.

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