Try multi-masking to give your skin everything it needs, all in one go...
There’s a whole world of face masks out there to fall in love with – from those that scrub, peel and firm to those that hydrate, comfort and nourish. You may have already found ‘the one’ that makes your skin look and feel amazing, but have you ever thought about taking on a bit on the side?
Flick through for our favourite face masks, followed by the products you should be using on your eyes, nose, cheeks, forehead and chin.
Clay's a huge trend in skincare right now and this L'Oreal Pure Clay Purity Mask is an accessible way in. It works best on oily chins or blackhead-prone noses, but can be used all over if you have oily skin. Smooth it on, leave for 15 and watch as all that gunk is drawn out of your pores, ready to be banished for good with warm water and a washcloth.
Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy Boosting Face Mask looks and smells absolutely mouthwatering. That'll be the citrus fruit blend that gives this jammy mask an unusually high level of skin-brightening vitamin C plus exfoliating natural fruit acids. If you can resist the urge to lick it off your face (a costly mistake) this noticeably brightens skin in 10 minutes while nibbling away flaky bits, so is an ideal glow-getter on the day of a big occasion.
Firstly, we need to talk about the packaging. Nugg Hydrating Face Mask comes in the cutest tiny little yoghurt pot pack we've ever seen, just the thing for gifting friends or travelling. Now that's out the way, what's inside is pretty lovely too; a soft, creamy moisture-filled face mask that would suit dry or sensitive skin. It's got camellia seed oil plus aloe so is super soothing, and you only need to leave it on for five minutes to enjoy plumped up, juicier skin all day long.
Busy schedule getting the better of your beauty regime? Don't worry,
these super-fast face masks were designed with you in mind. Done and
dusted in as little as five minutes, Korean-inspired sheet
masks are the fastest route to pampered refreshed skin, and are perfect
for travel as they take up next to nothing of your precious luggage
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Powerfoil Mask contains
a double dose of hydrating Hyaluronic Acid that seeps deep within
skin's surface. Theinnovative foil mask locks in every drop of the
Yes, they might look a little bit Hannibal
Lector-like while they're on (although that's really part of the fun)
super-hydrating and nourishing sheet masks are Infused with the latest
skincare technology and soaked in fasting acting ingredients, to firm,
hydrate, brighten and even improve the appearance of pigmentation with a
single application. So there really is no excuse not to treat your skin
to five minutes with a mask, even on a weekday evening - why not stick
one on while you watch Bake Off? There's a fast-acting sheet mask to
suit every skin type and concern - even if you've only got 60 seconds to
spend on an extra step in your beauty routine, there is a face mask out
there that's perfect for you. So treat your skin to a speedy treatment
tonight and wake up to better skin tomorrow...
A classic and luxurious example is Shiseido Pure Retinol Revitalizing
Face Mask. It's soaked in retinol - a highly concentrated form of
Vitamin A and one of the only ingredients we know really can improve sun
damaged skin - plus aquatic plant extract Chlorella, known to brighten
and firm, Shiseido's
clever revitalising face sheets deeply penetrate dry and dull
complexions to restore healthy, youthful looking skin. At nearly £60 for
four it's not cheap, but add in a little exfoliation beforehand and
you've got yourself an at-home facial for a little less than £15 a pop.
The cold weather can cause deeply dehydrated skin which reveals itself
as dry, overly sensitive patches which are prone to flaking - a
nightmare when trying to apply make-up. Smooth, plump and revive your
skin with Indeed Laboratories
fuss-free face masks. Delivering 24 hours of optimum hydration, this
timesaving sheet it's a quick fix you can't afford to miss.
Pop it on once or twice a week and remember to massage in any left over residue!
Suffering from impromptu redness or emerging dark spots? Pigmentation is a problem which can effect our skin all year round.
in brightening orange extract, liquorice root and vitamin C, with a
generous dose of hydrating hyaluronic acid, these cotton sheets correct,
even and illuminate problem complexions.
A best seller in the US and Masque Bar Brightening Sheets are now available on British shores in Boots.
They sound a bit scary, but no dragons were harmed in the making of these patches. Instead Rodial Dragon's Blood Eye Masks contain the red sap of the Croton Lechleri tree, known for it's skin soothing powers, as well as hyaluronic acid and arnica to brighten shadows. They feel lovely and cooling on, perfect to pep up tired peepers.
We love Sanctuary Spa products, and the new Radiance peel off mask does not dissapoint! In just five short minutes this mask results in smoother, fresher and younger looking skin.
Formulated from a blend of glycolic acid and botanical extracts such as sugar cane, sugar maple, orange and lemon this mask will wash away dead skin cells, unblock pores and encourage cell renewal. The result? Youthful and radiant looking skin - all for under £10! We're sold.
Increasingly, good-old Vitamin C is being recognised for it's amazing
pigmentation-fading powers - and this mask has that in spades. It's also
got white crocus, known to brighten and porcelain rose oil, bringing
the total volume up to 21ml per Nuxe Splendieuse Anti-Dark Spot Perfecting Mask,
nearly as much as a whole bottle of serum! The instructions say 10
minutes, which still has a lovely effect, but if you've got time leave
it on for 30, massaging every 5. It'll make all the difference.
Don't be put off by the girlish packaging (or name, for that matter)
Behind that kitschy exterior lies some serious Korean skincare
ingredients like hydrolized collagen, Vitamin E and natural Ylang Ylang
oil. 10 minutes with Masker-Aide and
skin feels soft and bouncy, but not greasy, plus it's free from
parabens, mineral oil, fragrances and any other nasties you can think
Puffy under eyes can drag your mood down with them, but 20 minutes with Elemis Pro Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks will lift both skin and spirits. These slippery little crescent moons, doused in firming plankton extract and hyaluronic acid, feel instantly refreshing and help plump weary contours.
For forehead and chin
For forehead and chin
For the nose