Deep Cleansing Emergency Mask, $19.50
Why: Face masks can either serve as the occasional indulgent girly treat, or a hardworking member of your regular skincare arsenal. This product from Clinque falls into the latter category. The white, creamy clay-based mask applies easily with no stickiness or funky smell. As it hardens, I can almost feel it vacuuming the oil and gunk out of my acne-prone pores. It washes off with a couple of splashes of water, leaving my skin feeling smooth and clean, and me feeling weirdly virtuous, like I may have subverted a massive skin crisis without even bringing out the big guns.
The best part? The entire process takes less than five minutes, meaning it's not off-limits for busy workweek mornings, too.
Get Yours: clinique.com