Face masks 101


Whatever your skincare concern, there are a multitude of face masks out there to help, whether your skin needs buffing, soothing or nurturing. Used as part of your nighttime routine or for a spot of self-care pampering, they can be an effective way to help relax and calm your mind. Not sure which one is right for you? Take a look at our easy-to-follow guide to face masks. 

Clay masks
Designed to unblock and reduce the appearance of your pores, clay masks will leave your skin looking brighter and clearer. For a quick fix that also works to improve your skin over time, try Sisley’s Radiant Glow Express Mask with Red Clay. Omorovicza’s Ultramoor Mud Mask is a deep-cleansing clay mask that helps to absorb excess oil and eliminate impurities and toxins from the skin. Enriched with calcium and magnesium to draw out impurities, it also contains plankton extract to firm and lift the skin.

Soothing & hydrating masks
If you want to combat dryness or irritation, a hydrating or smoothing mask is the secret to creating fresh and radiant skin. Look out for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and CBD or sativa seed oil. REN Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask is powered by White Mushroom Extract to alleviate skin sensitivity, perfect for if your skin is acting up. Looking for a quick fix? Darphin’s Hydraskin Cooling Hydrating Gel Mask is a 10 minute mask packed full with hyaluronic acid to refresh and plump the skin.

Sheet masks
Originally a K-beauty export, sheet masks have long since moved to the mainstream. They're easy to apply wherever you are, which makes them ideal for travelling or anytime you don't want the hassle of washing one off. La Mer's contains a full 30ml of their bestselling Treatment Lotion for a surge of hydration, while Charlotte Tilbury's clever Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask is the ultimate fuss-free experience - perfect for those long-haul flights. 

Overnight masks
Your skin works hardest to repair itself while you sleep, so make the most of its natural recovery cycle by applying an overnight mask. A restorative mask like the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask will intensely nourish dry skin and help it to regain its strength, while the Kiehl’s Ginger Leaf and Hibiscus Firming Overnight Mask leaves skin looking radiant and rested every morning even when you don't get your eight hours. 

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