It’s official: face masks are here to stay! No longer just for skincare connoisseurs and indulgent trips to the salon, facemasks are more versatile and accessible than ever before. With so many different types to choose from - sheet, gel, foaming - you're guaranteed to find a formula to suit your skin concerns. Perfect for everything from hydrating dry skin to plumping fine lines, facemasks are the easiest way to level-up your skincare regimen for optimal results.
If you’re new to the world of masking or interested in learning more about the skincare trend that is dominating the industry, here’s everything you need to know before you add one to your skincare routine - from the best products to how to see results. For good measure, we've also thrown in a few of our absolute faves. Your face will thank you for it.
Brighten Your Complexion
If your skin is feeling dull and lacklustre, a nourishing facemask might just be what you need. Sheet masks are perfect for penetrating the skin with hydrating and rich ingredients. With nutrient-rich placenta extract as the key ingredient, the Mizon Bio Placenta Ampoule sheet mask delivers a powerful hit of nutrients and hydration for a brightened, even-toned, and more radiant complexion. Slip that bad boy, grab a glass of wine (why not treat yourself?) and let the bio placenta ampoule serum illuminate and lift your skin.
Rehydrate And Refresh
Ideal for irritated, wind-chapped, and dry skin, opt for formulas that have a gel-like consistency that will instantly cool and hydrate or dry skin. If you have sensitive skin, vitamin B5 is perfect for repairing damaged tissue while chamomile calms inflammation and redness. This is perfect for those with rosacea.
If your skin is prone to spots, it's time for some deep cleansing! Clay and activated charcoal are ideal for blemish-prone skin as they absorb excess oil, gently exfoliate, and remove impurities – all at once! The Glam Glow Supermud Clearing treatment mask is a cult favourite for those with congested and problematic skin. The mud is incredible at deep-pore extraction, while eucalyptus extract helps keep your skin bright and glowing! It dries quickly and washes off easily, leaving skin that is visibly cleaner and smoother.
For visibly tighter skin that is uplifted and rejuvenated, opt for masks that have a serum-like texture. The Perricone MD H2 Elemental Energy Firming Foam mask is a gel-to-foam formula that plumps and firms skin, as well as rejuvenates fatigued, dehydrated complexions. The result? Smoother, more radiant skin. The unique gel formula is cool and weightless, instantly soothing and hydrating, and is light enough for daily use. For just an extra 5-minutes a day, this mask is the easiest way to work towards your healthiest complexion, one day at a time. The La Mer Lifting and Firming mask (from the internationally loved skincare brand, La Mer) lifts tired skin and firms and refines the face. Goodbye, fine lines!
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