Words: Heather Spencer
There’s nothing quite like that wonderfully indulgent feeling of a face mask, particularly when your complexion’s crying out for a little pick-me-up. Whether it’s a purifying exfoliating peel, or a soothing moisture mask; get your glow on with these game changing heroes:
Chantecaille Jasmine & Lily Healing Mask, £76, www.lookfantastic.com
A luxurious treat to restore dull and lacklustre skin that’s in need of some serious TLC, Chantecaille’s Jasmine and Lily Healing Mask is infused with a unique blend of soothing botanicals and can also be used overnight, for increased comforting and calming results.
BioEffect Imprinting Hydrogel Mask, £13 for one mask, www.lookfantastic.com
Designed to opimise the effects of the EFG n the BioEffect serums, (otherwise known as a plant-based replica of Epidermal Growth Factor), apply a Hydrogel Mask immediately after applying your serum, for the ultimate plumped up, dewy finish.
Keys Soulcare Harmony Mask, £28, Cult Beauty
From the Alicia Keys range designed to combine beauty with intention, this purifying and hydrating mask with Manuka Honey is scented with soothing Sandalwood. The songstress encourages applying while reciting the affirmation, “I walk in my own strength”.
Naturopathica Sweet Cherry Brightening Enzyme Peel, £13, uk.naturopathica.com
This exfoliating peel is specially formulated to target the effects of sun damaged skin. Infused with vitamin rich Sweet Cherry Puree, which also acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, either mist your face or apply in the shower for 3-5 minutes, for optimal brightening and smoothing results.
L’Occitane Soothing Mask, £29.50, uk.loccitane.com
Packed with essential skin functioning ingredients, this soothing mask boasts a delicious blackcurrant yogurt like texture. The Magnesium and Calcium rich formula delivers instant calming results, while the decadent smell offers an all-round invigorating experience.
Ole Henriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask, £33, www.boots.com
Inspired by the “cold plunge” part of a Scandinavian sauna cycle, this deeply purifying mask, designed to be used with cool water contains antioxidant rich botanicals and exfoliating AHA and BHA, to dimmish pores, control oiliness and improve overall skin texture.
Origins Original Skincare Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay, £24.50, www.feelunique.com
Designed to complement your skincare routine by using once or twice a week, this mask contains a special blend of retexturizing ingredients such as Canadian Willowherb and Persian Silk Tree, for an envy inducing flawless finish.
Bad Habit 10 minute Rehab Green Juice Charcoal Detox Mask, £22, www.selfridges.com
A juice cleanse for your skin is where it’s at thanks to this ultimate skin detox mask; with specially tailored ingredients such as Charcoal, Cucumber, Aloe, Lemon and Rosemary, leave on for 10 minutes for optimal skin glowing results.
Kiehl’s Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask, £44, www.johnlewis.com
Infused with hand picked Calendula flower petals, this dreamy face mask targets visible signs of discomfort, including dry and blotchy skin. Apply a thick layer and leave to work its magic for 15 minutes, to reveal a comforted, revived complexion.
Filorga Oxygen Peel, £19.65, www.feelunique.com
Fresh from aesthetic medicine experts Filorga, this Hyaluronic Acid rich micro-peeling lotion targets dull looking skin with bio active oxygen captors, to promote cellular oxygenation. Filorga recommend using in the evening after cleansing for the best results.
SVR [C] Anti-Ox Foam Mask, £25, uk.labo-svr.com
This highly concentrated 25% Vitamin C micro-peeling mousse boasts impressive radiance boosting results. The unique formulation infuses dull and tired skin with active retexturizing and plumping ingredients, revealing a regenerated complexion in just 15 minutes.
Algenist Blue Algae Vitamin C Dark Spot Correcting Peel, £80, www.spacenk.com
A nutrient rich correcting peel which helps minimise the look of hyperpigmentation, dark spots and blemishes. The mineral rich treatment contains an exclusive blend of 100% pure Vitamin C, the brands very own Alguronic Acid, as well as a powerful infusion of AHAs, BHAs and PHAs.
Images: Courtesy of the brands