The Ultimate Ranking of Victoria’s Secret Pink Face Masks

As an aspiring skin care guru, I’ve seen my fair share of flawed skin care routines. Prominent, of course, is the misuse of face masks by all those striving for glowing skin. That flaw can now be remedied, as I have collected a list of the best (and worst!) face masks from Victoria’s Secret Pink. 

9. Pink: Coconut Conditioning Sheet Mask

I have honestly never been one to jump on the coconut oil bandwagon, and that’s for good reason. As with all other coconut oil products I’ve tried, this mask left me just a little too sticky. My fingers became greasy even from just taking the mask out of the packaging. The material of the mask itself also seemed unfit for maintaining so much oil in it, since it just dripped oil everywhere instead of absorbing it into the material. Seek other hydrating masks.

  • Scent: 1/5
  • Invigoration: 1/5
  • Moisture: 1/5 
  • Overall: 1/5

 

8. Pink: Glow to Sleep Clay Mask with Coconut Water

I generally find Pink’s clay masks to be refreshing and cleansing, but this mask disappointed me — it dried out my face like a desert. As someone who drinks excessive amounts of water to avoid this, I was not a happy camper. Although the addition of coconut water provides a nice, fresh scent, it ultimately doesn’t do much for balancing the dehydration aspect of the mask.

  • Scent: 2/5 
  • Invigoration: 1/5
  • Moisture: 1/5
  • Overall: 1/5 

 

7. Pink: Aloe Hydrogel Mask

Aloe vera has long been hailed the skin care goddess and the antidote to all your blemishes. I had never found anything aloe vera-related that let me down... until this mask. While hydrogel is usually a godsend for face masks, I found that it absorbed poorly in the mixture of this mask. Although it’s not a bad mask, it’s not much better than a cheap mask you could find at Target. Color me disappointed.

  • Scent: 2/5 
  • Invigoration: 2/5
  • Moisture: 2/5
  • Overall: 2/5

6. Pink: Honey Mask with Mint

Honey and mint is not a common face mask combination, but this mask makes a good effort at joining them in holy matrimony. The consistency is partly clay-like, partly jelly-like, which is a little odd, though it does a pretty good job of leaving you moist and glowing. I wouldn’t call this mask a home run, especially since honey and mint are not very popular within the skin care world. If you’re looking for a low-key mask to throw on while watching The Bachelor, give this mask a fighting chance.

  • Scent: 3/5
  • Invigoration: 2/5
  • Moisture: 3/5
  • Overall: 3/5 

5. Pink: Glow to Sleep Clay Mask with Lavender

This mask, unsurprisingly, is one of the most calming masks I’ve ever had on my face. The clay mixture is not drying and you can still feel it invigorating your skin. The lavender is also a great addition. However, for a “Glow to Sleep” mask, I'm still not convinced that clay is the best choice; I wouldn’t want to roll out of bed to wash clay off my face before going to sleep.

  • Scent: 5/5 
  • Invigoration: 2/5
  • Moisture: 3/5
  • Overall: 4/5

4. Pink: Detox Clay Mask with Charcoal

While I tend to not be a fan of detoxifying clay masks since they generally dry out my skin, I found that Pink’s clay mixture is surprisingly moisturizing. The addition of charcoal effectively detoxifies your pores while not removing any moisture. 

  • Scent: 3/5 
  • Invigoration: 5/5
  • Moisture: 3/5
  • Overall: 4/5 

3. Pink: Rose Hydrogel Mask

The rose scent is the star of this mask. I also can’t complain about the lovely pink color. The rosewater cleans your skin of toxins while not disrupting any moisture, though it doesn’t seem to absorb phenomenally well into the hydrogel.

  • Scent: 5/5
  • Invigorating: 4/5
  • Moisture: 3/5
  • Overall: 4/5

2. Pink: Charcoal Refreshing Sheet Mask

This mask is the perfect mixture of relaxing and detoxifying; it’s very invigorating and really clears you up. As a sheet mask, it’s very easy to just put on while you rewatch High School Musical 3 for the second time this week. It doesn’t require any washing off, just rubbing in afterward.

  • Scent: 3/5 
  • Invigoration: 5/5
  • Moisture: 5/5
  • Overall: 4/5 

1. Pink: Lavender Hydrogel Mask

This mask is the gold standard for skin care. It’s invigorating, moisturizing, and most importantly, smells incredible. The hydrogel is a great choice for this mask — it absorbs the scent incredibly well, allowing it to leave behind a faint smell of lavender. Every time I use this mask I find myself wondering why I would ever buy any other mask. It ultimately leaves your skin glowing, your body energized, and your face smelling amazing. 

  • Scent: 5/5 
  • Invigorating: 5/5
  • Moisture: 5/5
  • Overall: 5/5

For a million-dollar company, you’d expect all Pink masks to be created equal. That, however, is not the case. Luckily, since I’ve already done the legwork for you, you don’t have to go through the vigorous trials and accompanying disappointment of trying a bad face mask. Just pick up a lavender hydrogel mask (or order it online so you don’t have to leave your bed) and call it a day.