If you have oily skin, you need a mask to really refine and clear out those pores- as well as reduce the oil production that can lead to breakouts. Look for ingredients such as clay (kaolin is extremely popular right now), glycolic acid and beta-hydroxy acids (BHA). I can recommend love the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque from Kiehl's, the Cupcake Mask from Lush, and the Aspect Skincare Exfoliating Clay Masque.
Suffer from dehydrated skin and need some nourishment? Masks that contain hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E and glycerin will give your skin the hydration it needs. I have tried & love the Aspect Hydrating Masque, Kiehl’s Overnight Hydrating Masque or The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask.
Still suffer from breakouts? The best masks for acne relief contain citric acid, sulfur and plant botanicals; and are designed to clarify and detoxify . The brand new Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque is being raved about by beauty editors, bloggers & YouTubers alike; and I also rate Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Masque, as well as the amazing Purifying Facial Peel from Manuka Doctor.
If you think that there's no facemask that can help with visible signs of ageing, you're mistaken! I seriously can't get enough of the Intensive Revival Masque from Environ. It contains Asiatic Acid, Lactic Acid and Mandelic Acid; all of which are scientifically proven to reduce fine lines and sun damage. Masks that contain retinol (Vitamin A) such as the Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque and Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalising Face Mask are also incredible.
Sensitive skin benefits from masks that contain soothing properties such as chamomile, shea butter and oatmeal. It’s definitely best to steer clear of artificially fragranced or coloured masks to avoid further irritation. The Ultra Repair Oatmeal Mask from First Aid Beauty is beautifully gentle as well as being effective. We also love Oasis Rhino Repair, and Lush Oatifix Fresh Face Mask.
If you're desperate to brighten up your complexion, you need to search for masks containing glycolic acid, salicylic acid, & fruit enzymes. These ingredients gently exfoliate the skin while encouraging cell turnover- resulting in bright, clear skin. There are a multitude of these around due to the current strobing trend; my favourites are Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Peel & Reveal Revitalising Mask, Aspect Skincare Fruit Enzyme Masque, & Oasis Fruit Smoothie.