Choosing face masks can be difficult when they all appear so similar but can achieve such different results. The Best Face Masks aren’t necessarily the same for each person. So, the key is what does your skin need? To decide this, you need to understand the different benefits Face Masks can actually bring.
Face masks are a great addition to any good home-care routine. Providing a wide range of benefits, boosting results and bringing that luxurious feel of having a ‘treatment’ in your own home. A face mask can be a gentle, soothing and hydrating treatment that can be left on the skin overnight to reveal fresh, plump skin in the morning. It can also be a detoxifying and balancing remedy for oily or acne prone skin. The key is in the ingredients and the application.
Choosing the right mask for your skin is important, but don’t worry, we have some suggestions for you. Depending on your skin type and the results you are after. We have a whole range of masks to suit every skin type and skin concern. Some skins even benefits from the use of 2 or 3 face masks, one after the other! Just ensure you wash each one off before applying the next one and finish off your treatment with serums and moisturisers. I often have one mask through my T section and another on the outer parts of my face!
Sensitive Skin: Healing and Restoring Face Masks
Osmosis MD Tropical Mango Barrier Repair Mask. A a combination of nut and fruit butters and oils that nourishes, hydrates, and restores the skin’s lipid barrier. With ingredients rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-inflammatory properties, skin is soothed and replenished.
Osmosis MD Remedy Healing Balm. This is an intensely hydrating, powerful soothing mask. Formulated with rich anti-inflammatories and healing agents, it encourages and supports the skin’s innate recovery function to alleviate redness and reduce signs of distress and further damage, making it the perfect mask for sensitive, irritated, or post-treatment skin.
CosMedix Activated Charcoal Mask. A charcoal- and clay-based mask that gently exfoliates skin, draws out impurities and effectively cleanses away pollutants for a visibly brighter, more radiant complexion. Great for those with sensitive skin and congested pores.
Dry Skin: Hydrating and Soothing Face Masks
When your skin is extremely dry and feels cracked and sore, it needs hydrating. But even more importantly, it needs barrier repair.
CosMedix Rescue Intense Hydrating Balm and Mask. A product we, in the clinic, all love and know to be a multitasking performer. A protective balm, an intensive hydrator – alone or mixed with other moisturisers to increase their impact, and also…a mask! Leave on for a few minutes or overnight to soften and protect the skin.
Aspect Hydrating Mask. A beautifully rich and nourishing mask for all skin types that need a moisture boost! Great for ageing and menopausal skin, as well as those suffering from dehydrated skin. With green tea, jojoba oil, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C, this combo nourishes as well as protects.
Aspect Probiotic Sleep Mask. A probiotic-rich, firming mask designed to immediately comfort and soothe skin that is requiring an infusion of moisture and nutrition, as well as being used as a night-time skin rejuvenation treatment. One of my personal favourites, I often sleep in this one and wake up to super soft skin.
Particularly great post-treatment!
Societe Rejuvenating Peptide Gel Mask. Using peptides, plant based stem cells and great anti-ageing ingredients, which help skin rejuvenation. Additionally, it rapidly minimises dehydrated skin and improves the skin’s self-moisturising ability. These cooling masks leave skin smooth and moisturised – by promoting elasticity – and protects it from harmful environmental agents.
Medik8 Ultimate Recovery Mask. Great if you suffer from damaged, dry or post-treatment skin. Providing intense hydration, relief from discomfort and forms a protective barrier to protect weakened skin. Boosted to increase oxygen levels for faster healing.
Medik8 Ultimate Recovery Bio Cellulose Mask. Contains hyaluronic Acid that works wonders to draw moisture to the upper layers of the skin for maximum hydration. For dry, flaky skin or following professional treatments such as microneedling and microdermabrasion.
Dull Skin: Exfoliating and Brightening Face Masks
Osmosis MD Polish Cranberry Enzyme Mask. Smoothes and firms the skin and smells divine! The cranberry enzymes, lactic acid and CoQ10 combo are highly effective in lifting away dead cell build-up and bringing luminosity back to the skin. Very simple to use, just apply all over and leave on for 15 minutes!
Aspect Fruit Enzyme Mask. This mask is super satisfying with instant results! A fantastic option for all skin types wanting to brighten and buff the skin, it’s even safe for those who have more sensitive skin.
CosMedix Glow Bamboo Brightening Mask. This brightening mask helps remove dead surface cells to provide optimal absorption of brightening ingredients and reduce the appearance of discolouration, uneven skin tone and roughness for smoother, brighter and luminous-looking skin.
Three Warriors Tasmanian Sand Scrub. Three Warriors Full Body Life Scrub will cleanse you with a toxic-free Tasmanian sand, walnut shell and manuka/leatherwood honey blend. This is particularly wonderful on your dry hands, elbows and knees!
Oily, Acne &/or Congested Skin: Detoxifying Face Masks
Aspect Exfoliating Clay Mask. A detoxifying and exfoliating mask for problematic skin that is prone to oil and congestion. The ingredients in this mask work to purify, soothe and calm, as well as mattify the skin and prevent further breakouts.
CosMedix Clear Deep Cleansing Mask. Draws out pore-clogging impurities, balances oil production and improves your skin’s texture, while soothing botanicals reduce the appearance of redness.
CosMedix Pure Enzymes Cranberry Exfoliating Mask. A gentle, exfoliating mask harnesses the natural power of cranberry enzymes and lactic acid to tenderly scrub away facial impurities and decongest blocked pores. As active ingredients exfoliate, protect and revitalise the skin, potent, oil-free moisturisers add a dewy softness to blemish-prone, flaky or irritated skin.
Medik8 Natural Clay Mask. Enriched with the purifying energy of bentonite and kaolin clay, this clarifying facial mask gently detoxes the skin to promote a clear, radiant complexion.
Ageing Skin: Anti-Ageing and Revitalising Face Masks
Great for wrinkles, loose skin, fine lines, dull complexion and rough uneven skin tone.
CosMedix Restore Moisture Rich Mask. Restores skin with vital moisture, vitamins and essential fatty acids to help promote water retention and proper lipid balance. This ultra moisturising mask visually plumps skin to help smooth out wrinkles and refine skin texture. The result is a healthier-looking complexion and skin that feels soft and revitalised.
CosMedix BioShape. This age-defying mask helps improve skin texture, while also helping to firm and plump for a more lifted and sculpted appearance. This is another one that I quite often sleep in and I love it.
What I love about masks is that they are an affordable option to really get your skin glowing without having to go into a clinic. You might want to try a couple of masks, especially if you have a special event coming up.
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