Five Face Masks You Should Be Using Already
Get a smooth, photo-ready face in just 15 minutes
Chances are that if you're reading this, you already pay a fair amount of attention to your grooming, and rightly so. But even if you've got the basics down, there's still good reason to bolster your skincare with some more advanced players. While even the best face mask may not be an everyday staple in the same way a cleanser or sunscreen might be, there's no denying that it's a beneficial add-on when tackling specific skin issues.
Suffering from dry or sensitive skin? Look for formulas packed with hydration heavy-hitters like hyaluronic acid and anti-inflammatory ingredients such as aloe. Struggling with shine or breakouts? Target spotty areas with a detoxifying mask made with clay or mud. Or if you just want to give your complexion a boost before a big event, go for a multi-tasking mask that will hydrate, nourish and gently exfoliate all at once.
If you're ready to jump in face first into the fountain of youth, consider one of these five BEAST.-approved products to get you started.
Best Face Mask For Oily Skin
Proverb Cleanse & Shave Nutrient Mud
Though we wouldn't recommend using a shampoo as toothpaste or a lip balm as a hair gel, there are a few multi-tasking grooming products you can double up on to save time in the morning. Proverb's Cleanse & Shave Nutrient Mud, for example, contains all the right ingredients (chiefly zinc, magnesium and essential fatty acids) to work as both a skin-soothing shaving balm and a deep-cleansing mud mask. Looks like you can hit that snooze button after all.
Best Face Mask For Dry Skin
Allies Of Skin Bright Future Sleeping Facial
Most face masks deliver results with consistent use, but if you need a quick fix for a tired and lacklustre complexion, reach for Allies Of Skin. The brand's Bright Future Sleeping Facial is powered by a potent blend of actives including AHAs, probiotics and brighteners that will revitalise your complexion overnight. It's also supercharged with Ally-R – a patented form of Retinaldehyde that is 20 times stronger than Retinol – making it an effective antidote to taxing days and sleepless nights.
Best Face Mask For Eyes
Patchology Rejuvenating Eye Mask
As Instagrammable as face masks are, they aren't intended for the unique issues associated with the skin around your eyes. If you really want to release your inner Patrick Bateman, you need targeted solutions like Patchology's slimy yet satisfying patches. Coated in caffeine and hydrolysed collagen, they're the easiest way to fake a full eight hours. Pack them in your carry-on before a long-haul flight for a dose of de-puffing before touchdown.
Best Face Mask For Acne
Dr. Barbara Sturm Clarifying Mask
More of an intensive moisturiser than a mask, Dr. Barbara Sturm's Clarifying formula is the closest you can get to an anti-ageing miracle without keeping a haunted painting in the loft. Made with 20 years of clinical experience, it's loaded with hydration heavy-hitters as well as plant-based extracts that strengthen the skin's barrier and zinc to counteract breakouts. With regular use, sebum becomes reduced, wrinkles become minimised, and friends become jealous.
Best Face Mask For Sensitive Skin
Bullfrog Anti-Stress Night Mask
When we say Bullfrog's Anti-Stress Night Mask will change your life, we're only being slightly dramatic. Designed to simultaneously soothe skin while fighting the signs of stress and anxiety, it jumps on the craze for cannabinoids, combining hemp oil with barrier-replenishing ingredients like avocado and shea butter. Plus, you don't have to wash this off, it's an overnight mask, so you can sleep while your skin and beard soak up the magic.Back