Ah, face masks, the ultimate pick me up in the world of skincare. There’s an undeniable comfort that comes with taking ten minutes or so out of our busy routines to inject some TLC into our evenings. A good face mask can work wonders for your skin, whatever your concerns.
But the one drawback is that you can’t exactly test a face mask before you buy it. And with so many options at various prices, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you, and what will work best for your skin. After all, there’s no one size fits all when it comes to skincare.
To make things easier for you, not to mention your skin and your bank account, we’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to. Here are the best face masks available to you, depending on what your skin concerns are. From dry and lacking like to dehydrated and oily, there’s the perfect face mask out there for everyone.
For Dull Skin
Usually, skin can appear dull because of a build-up of skin cells. This calls for a transformative face mask, that includes a hard-working ingredient. Introducing the IMAGE Ageless Total Overnight Retinol Masque. This beloved mask works to reveal radiant, fresh skin while the triple action time-release retinol helps to increase firmness in the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. On top of this, it also gives your skin a boost of hydration by plumping out the skin with water bank technology.
And the best part? This beauty works its magic while you sleep. Simply apply it to freshly faced skin and leave on overnight. Or, up to three hours if you find you have sensitive skin.
Then, rinse it off the next morning and follow up with your usual routine, most importantly, don’t forget your SPF! Use up to three times a week (once or twice for acne-prone skin) and sleep your way to a fresh, smooth and radiant appearance. Shop it here.
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For Stressed/Ageing Skin
Currently, we’re all going through a lot more stress than usual. Stress can have various effects on our bodies, but it can also widely affect our skin too. Cue, the IMAGE I Mask Firming Transformation Mask. IMAGE is known for its unbeatable products, and this mask is no different. It supports the skin’s ability to resist stress, which will inevitably lead to signs of early ageing. All with a curated cocktail of perfectly blended ingredients to leave your skin feeling plump, smooth, and stress-free. Complete with Jojoba beads to transform dull skin and improve tightness, while the ever so popular hyaluronic acid provides as much hydration as your skin may need.
Three to five times a week, apply a thin layer onto clean skin. Then sit back and relax with a cup of tea for 5-15 minutes. With wet fingertips, gently massage the mask into your skin for one minute, and rinse off with warm water. Read further benefits and reviews right here.
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For Pigmented Skin
Pigmented skin can be an issue for many people, particularly those who haven’t previously reached for SPF on the daily. However, if you’re seeking a product to give you a helping hand with pigmentation, let us introduce you to the Environ Focus Care Youth+ Revival Mask. Complete with three diligent acids: Lactic, Asiatic and Mandelic. They work together to rejuvenate the skin, brighten and improve the appearance of darker areas caused by pigmentation.
For the next time we can enjoy exciting events, this mask will be your best friend in the lead-up, because it ensures that your skin is plump and hydrated, so makeup will sit flawlessly all day long.
Start off by applying this mask to cleansed skin for 10 minutes twice weekly, which will then build up the strength of your skin, eventually, you’ll be able to leave this mask on overnight to work wonders. Shop the Environ Revival mask right here.
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For Tired Skin
When we’re constantly busy, it can show immediately in our face. Skin tends to look tired in itself, dull and as if it’s missing a certain something. Ideally, a mineral-rich mask will be best for both you and your skin in this situation. The Elemis Peptide 4 Thousand Flower mask is formulated with Nordic Peat to revive dull and tired skin, while the integrated Willow Complex encourages gentle, yet effective exfoliation to reveal a brighter complexion. Packed with various other vitamins and minerals, this cooling and velvet-textured mask is your one-stop shop to healthy-looking skin.
Simply apply it to clean skin once a week for 15 minutes, sit back and enjoy before rinsing off with warm water. Check it out here.
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For Ageing Skin
Ever wanted to say that you have the same skincare products as none other than Victoria Beckham? Well, now you can. Victoria Beckham previously gave this powerful mask the highest of compliments, ''I call Dermalogicia's MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque my ambulance in a tube'', and let us tell you, she’s not wrong. This wonder product from Dermalogica rescues tired and ageing skin by replenishing and strengthening the skin’s outer barrier with concentrated Vitamins A, C and E, and powerful antioxidants. All of this, while calming and soothing the skin with nutrient-rich algae and botanical extracts.
Once weekly, apply a generous amount of the mask to both face and neck, leave it to work its magic for 15 minutes and rinse off. Shop it here.
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For Normal Skin
This mask works wonders for all skin types, including ageing skin and skin with a loss of radiance. The MAX Stem Cell Masque from IMAGE contains state of the art plant stem cells to restore youthful, firm and radiant appearance to the skin. On top of this, the vectorize technology means that the encapsulated ingredients are time-released into the skin for a hydrating, plumping and firming effect.
Simply apply a thin layer of this luxurious mask to your face, neck, chest and hands for 5-20 minutes before rinsing off. To achieve MAXimum cell rejuvenation? Use 3-4 times a week as part of your self-care routine. For more information, check it out right here.
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For Dehydrated Skin
Many people can suffer from dehydrated skin, yet confuse it with dry skin. Dehydrated skin differs from dry in the way that it’s a skin condition, while dryness is a skin type. The Environ Hydrating Clay Mask has a triple action function, depending on your skin concerns. It can absorb excess oils in the skin, and doubles up as super hydrating mask.
Apply this to cleansed skin and leave it for 10-20 minutes, then wet your fingertips and gently massage the excess product into the skin. Plus, you can leave this multi-use product on overnight, and wake up to fabulously hydrated skin. Check out how to begin your Environ journey here.
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