Clear, healthy skin is the product of a consistent routine and holistic daily habits, but you can't deny the virtues of an effective mask whenever things go awry.
It might be party-induced dryness, a hormonal breakout, or a broken barrier due to too many actives - but whatever the issue, a well-placed face mask can be an easy way to course correct.
So here we've curated a bunch for a range of different skin concerns, each one sure to mitigate further complexion freak outs. Keep scrolling to read.
For Minimising A Breakout
Rich in yeast extract, this mask works to crowd out acne-causing bacteria (the yeast is actually what’s behind the vegemite smell). There’s also cucumber to soothe, lactic acid to gently resurface and antioxidants to calm and protect the skin. Ideal for anyone experiencing congestion, large pores or dullness, it’s a fast-acting treatment that leaves the complexion clear, bright and balanced.
For Instant Glow
This sheet mask comes with a unique foil backing to ensure all the good ingredients effectively penetrate the skin, plumping surface cells. It contains a mix of hyaluronic acid to hydrate and botanical extracts to soothe, firm and restore luminosity. Because the results are instrabt, it’s a great option before an event.
For Hydration + Nourishment
Founded by Dr Timm Golueke, Royal Fern uses potent botanical extracts to encourage optimal skin health and regeneration. The mask in particular is packed with antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, chlorophyll and an anti-inflammatory fern extract to calm, hydrate and soften stressed-out skin. In minutes, it restores bounce, softens fine lines and instils impressive glow.
For Soothing + Calming
If your skin is red, irritated or stressed, this mineral-rich cream mask will reduce heat, flushing and repair the barrier. It's full of Avene’s signature thermal spring water from France, plus occlusive oils to nourish, repair and protect. There's also mineral oil, which often gets a bad wrap in skincare, but the truth is that if your skin is hurting and subject to water loss, it's one of the safest, most effective moisturisers out there.
For Post-Party Skin
Dr. Barbara Sturm Deep Hydrating Face Mask
Skin that's been subjected to late nights and one too many glasses of Champagne is often dehydrated, sluggish and (potentially) not that clean. What you want is a clarifying but hydrating option, like Dr. Barbara Sturm’s clay option. Because it's made with kaolin, purslane and chamomile, it absorbs dirt and excess sebum without stripping. For best results, apply to skin that's fresh out of the shower, and use your fingers to rub it off once dry - the friction will increase circulation and restore your glow.