The best quick fix for skin that’s been misbehaving? A face mask. In just a few minutes, moisture levels can be boosted, your glow game can be restored, and the best part? You get at least 5 minutes of ‘me time’ – bliss.
Not just a fad, face masks are getting better and better at tackling concerns head-on. With technology and choice constantly evolving, we’ve hand-picked 6 of our favourite face masks that we know you can also rely on. Clay, cream, sheet… whatever you’re masking style, there’s an instant hit for you and your concerns below. Scroll to find your perfect fit…
#1 The Face Mask for Blemished Skin
• AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) & BHAs (beta hydroxy acids)
• Kaolin Clay
• Avene Thermal Spring Water
How does the Avene Cleanance Mask work?
Avene’s Cleanance Mask is the one to choose if you suffer from frequent or occasional breakouts. We all know how sore spots can be, but this gentle exfoliator/mask hybrid gently performs 3 actions on the skin: purifying, mattifying and soothing, making sure you reap the benefits of its sensitive-skin friendly formula. Together, glycolic acid, lactic acid and salicylic acid are what help to unblock pores, while Monolaurin® is what stops nasty bacteria producing excess oil to prevent future breakouts.
How do you use the Avene Cleanance Mask?
Make sure your skin is freshly cleansed, then apply the mask all over your skin (avoiding your under eyes and lips). Leave the mask for 5 minutes, then use buffing motions with your fingers and lukewarm water to remove the mask. Finish up with a spritz of Avene Thermal Water Spray for an extra hydration boost.
#2 The Anti-Ageing Face Mask
• Hydrolyzed Collagen
• Lactic Acid
• Black Fibre Sheet Mask Technology
How does the Filorga Time-Filler Mask work?
Filorga is known for their innovative anti-ageing products, and this redensifying sheet mask is no different. An ‘a la carte’ version of an essence, this sheet mask is soaked in one dose of their iconic Time Filler Serum, and in just 15 minutes, your skin can regain a smoother, more taut appearance.
This face mask takes a double action approach when it comes to wrinkles, visibility lifting and tightening skin. But unlike many sheet masks, this one is black, and it’s the black fibre technology that really makes this one stand out. This one fits all face shapes perfectly, making sure you can relax and not waste any serum at the same time.
How do you use the Filorga Time-Filler Mask?
My favourite method is the sheet mask sandwich. After applying your serum, apply the Time Filler Mask to damp skin, sit back, leave for 15 minutes, then massage the excess serum to your face and neck and follow with your favourite moisturiser to complete the sandwich.
#3 The Sensitive Skin Mask
• Rose Water
• Coconut Oil
• Rosemary Leaf Water
• Rice Milk Powder
How does the Nuxe Clarifying Cream-Mask work?
The perfect match for those with sensitive skin, this soothing face mask is made from 97.4% natural origin ingredients. A ‘reset button’ for skin that needs freshening up, in just 10 minutes, this face mask deeply cleansing pores, without irritating or drying out your skin.
How do you use the Nuxe Clarifying Cream-Mask?
This mask is a rinse-off formula, so you’ll need to apply a thick layer to clean skin, then leave for 5-10minutes before taking it off. It’s fine to use this mask two or three times a week, or whenever you need a deep cleanse – you can also apply it directly to blemishes to soothe and calm inflammations.
#4 The Face Mask for Pigmentation
• Pea Extract
• Sweet Orange Essential Oil
• Salicylic Acid
• Vitamin b5
How does the Decleor Hydra Floral White Petal Hydrating Sleeping Mask work?
Decleor has combined the sensorial benefits of aromatherapy and active ingredients to create a fuss-free face mask that works while you sleep to visibly brighten your skin. How? Pea extract. Not only does this limit melanin browning, but it gives your skin its glow back. You might feel a slight tingle when you try this, but that’s only the salicylic acid gently exfoliating and working extra hard to fade the areas of discolouration.
How do you use the Decleor Hydra Floral White Petal Hydrating Sleeping Mask?
Use the Hydra Floral White Petal Mask after you’ve finished your skincare routine (cleansed, toned, moisturised) and just before bed. Apply a thin layer, and leave it to work its magic. Try using this two or three times a week.
#5 The Face Mask for Dehydrated Skin
• Hyaluronic Acid
• La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water
How does the La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Masque Soothing Rehydrating Mask?
Thirsty skin types will love this mask for its ability to refresh and plump. Cooling, calming and completely rejuvenating, hyaluronic acid puts moisture back into your skin, while helping it to retain moisture over time, and the star ingredient, La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, enriches skin with nutrients needed for a supple and comforting result.
How do you use the La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Masque Soothing Rehydrating Mask?
There’s no need to rinse this face mask. Apply a thick layer to clean skin, then choose to remove any excess with a cotton pad after 10 minutes, or leave on for as long as possible. I like to apply this as a sleeping mask. My skin always feels incredible in the morning!
#6 The Detox Face Mask
• Natural Origin Charcoal
• Kaolin Clay
• Vichy Mineral Water
How does the Vichy Detox Clarifying Charcoal Mask work?
This is not your average charcoal face mask, this charcoal mask also has the purifying benefits of kaolin clay to deep cleanse the skin and draw out impurities, but without any tingling or discomfort. Ideal for a weekly detox, or your t-zone multi-mask choice. If pores are a problem for you, this mask acts as a magnet, attracting dirt, grime and oil; making sure your skin looks clear and feels fresh too.
How do you use the Vichy Detox Clarifying Charcoal Mask?
Always apply this face mask to clean skin. Apply a thick layer and leave it dry on the skin for up to 15 minutes. Use this twice a week to give your skin the detox it needs.