Mud masks, gel masks, cream masks, those ones you can peel off with your fingers – you name it we’ve tried. But which ones actually work? And which one is best for you skin type? Here are our top picks of 2017 face masks that’ll leave you looking and feeling fresh and revitalised.
For getting the glow: Glamglow Flashmud™ Brightening Treatment
With that bright orange packaging, you just know this product is going to make your skin glow gloriously. Made up of light-reflecting ingredients, this product restored the healthy-looking skin we were after. It gave my skin the energy boost it needed and evened out my complexion.
For dry skin: Borghese Fango Delicato Active Mud Mask
This mask will seriously hydrate thirsty skin. Packed with moisturising ingredients including mango butter and chamomile, this will leave skin feeling replenished and soft. We love that you get a big tub of it which lasts a long time when used on a weekly basis.
For smoothing and firming: Liz Earle Superskin™ Overnight Mask
Such a worthwhile investment, the Liz Earle mask is our new favourite addition the evening skincare ritual. The rich cream feels so lovely to apply and smells fabulous. It improves skin overnight and leaves skin looking visibly brighter and feeling healthier and firmer.
For tired skin: Natura Siberica Energising Facial Mask
This face mask is part of the new range from Natura Siberica. It’s great for using at the end of a long day when skin can be left feeling dull and dirty. Cleanse your skin then apply this mask and leave on for around 15 minutes. A lot of the mask will absorb into skin, so when you clean off the rest it leaves skin feeling seriously hydrated and revitalised. Look out for their other masks too which have been specially designed with extra nourishing and extra firming properties.
For unblocking pores: Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask
Charcoal is such a huge buzzword in the beauty industry – people are even drinking it to reap the benefits (though we’re still not convinced about that!). Active charcoal acts like a magnet as it draws out impurities from clogged pores. After wearing this mask for ten minutes, you’ll feel so much cleaner and fresher. It literally draws out all the bacteria and pollution that has become stuck to your face throughout the day.
For clearing blemishes: Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Mask
This is the most gorgeous smelling face mask, ever. It’s so relaxing, which makes you want to keep it on much longer. It’s really soothing too and feels like it’s really helping skin. We recommend using this twice a week to achieve a smooth and clear complexion.
For oily skin: Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Facial Clay Masque
For oily skin, we recommend any mask based with greens. This one includes spirulina, parsley and chlorella all of which work together to detoxify skin, which in turn helps to regulate oil production. This mask will leave you with a dewy (not oily-looking) complexion.