Return of the Face Mask

If the last time you applied a face mask was your 15th birthday slumber party – you need to rethink your skincare routine. Because face masks are back with a vengeance. With so many on the market now that target so many skin concerns, you can definitely find one to suit you. The benefits are numerous and it’s so relaxing. So light your candles, press play on the soothing sound of the ocean and let the pampering begin.

Face masks have obviously evolved a bit since your drying, oil stripping, face paralysing formulas. These new face masks mean business – providing instant benefits with super ingredients that even out skin tone, minimise breakouts and increase skin glow.

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Skin Firming/ Lifting

Sagging, droopy and tired looking skin be-gone. If you’re trying to combat the visible signs of ageing look for a firming mask that boosts collagen production and evens out fine lines and wrinkles.

Payot Design Lift Masque  $79.20 – contains a de-crumpling rice extract and acts at the cell’s core to reactivate skin and restore elasticity.


Satin Smooth Ultimate Collagen Face Lift Masks x3  $25.95 – with natural plant ingredients and marine-based collagen boost skin’s firmness. While aloe, vitamin E, vitamin C and rose oil soothe and nourish.


Elemis Pro-Intense Lift Effect Super System Pack $330.00 – contains Pro-Intense Lift Effect Jowl and Chin Mask x4 – infused with arjuna, the mask is used over the Lift Effect Super Serum to further enhance it’s active ingredients for a more powerful lift effect.


Instant Glow

If you’re skin is dull and dehydrated you might start feeling a little dull. Give your skin, and your confidence a boost with an easy 15 minute face mask. With these great options below, you’ll feel and see the difference instantly.

The Little Alchemist Cacao and Banana Face Glow Mask $65 –  these super fruits combined with raw cacao delivers powerful anti ageing nourishment and antioxidants that boost skin’s vitality, radiance and luminosity.


Decleor Paris Aroma White C+ Intense Brightening Mask x5 $56 – perfect combination of sodium hyaluronate and liquourice means your complexion will be instantly clearer, more pure and more radiant.


Lewin and Reilly Organic Skin Care Zeolite and Elderflower Purity Face Mask $36 – packed with anti-oxidants as the name suggests this mask removes impurities while smoothing for healthy skin that glows.


Dry Skin – 

Masks have the bonus of being rich which works to draw moisture into the skin and holds it there. Face masks also condition dry skin while rejuvenating and nourishing. Try masks that are mild enough to be used every day for instant relief from dryness or tightness.

Decleor Hydra Floral Moisturising Mask $48.02  – provides continuous “drip-feed” hydration, reinforced by the technology of aquaporin, true “water channels,” combined with an anti-pollution plant active ingredient to protect the skin against harsh environmental elements.


Lonvitalite C4 Coconut Milk Hydrating & Nourishing Face Mask x 5 $39  – Coconut oil is well known for its highly effective moisturising properties, supporting the natural chemical balance of the skin. It also helps to relieve and prevent dryness and flaking of skin, sagging of skin and age spots.


Clarins HydraQuench Cream Mask for Dehydrated Skin $52 – intensively hydrates and revitalises dehydrated skin, in all climates, at all times.

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Acne Prone Skin

If you’ve got skin that’s prone to break outs look for a mask that won’t dry out the skin or clog pores. Activated charcoal is a great ingredient to incorporate as it draws out impurities leaving skin fresh and clean while still feeling soft and moisturised.

Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque $52 The negatively-charged surface of the charcoal works to bind itself to positively charged toxins on the skin, drawing impurities from the surface of the skin allowing them to be rinsed away.


Mesoestetic Purifying Face Mask $98 A dual action mask that offers exfoliation and purifying action for oily, congested skin types.


Dermalogica Medibac Clearing Sebum Clearing Masque $51.21 This cooling masque with oil-absorbing clays helps clear and prevent breakouts while detoxifying skin.


You can see from just this small selection just how many face masks are out there that can treat your specific skin concern. Shop our whole range of masks here.

So which one are you going to try first?

Renee Volck

Renee Volck

Writer and expert