Masking It

loves | Jan 5, 2024

When you finally get a brief minute to yourself, nothing says self-care quite like a face mask.

As we navigate through city life, our faces often bear the brunt of environmental stressors, demanding a skincare ritual that goes above and beyond. To elevate your pampering routine, we've curated a round-up of the best face masks, designed to rejuvenate and revitalise. Whether you're seeking hydration, radiance, or a soothing escape from urban hustle, our tried and tested suggestions promise to be your ally for a luminous complexion.

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Ilapothecary Warming Anti-Breakout Face Mask

Ilapothecary use the remedial properties of herbs and spices in their gorgeously scented products. In this richly scented clay mask, cumin, magnolia bark and soothing manuka honey work to blast blackheads and reduce inflammation. Better yet, as the mask dries, it imparts a pleasant warming sensation on the skin, improving circulation.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Face Mask

Since 1851, Kiehl's has provided us with efficacious skincare formulas, with stripped-back, science-backed ingredients that have become mainstays for ultra hydration in many of our washbags. This heavy-duty iteration of the iconic Ultra Facial moisturiser works magic while you sleep. The Ultra Facial Overnight Rehydrating Mask is suitable as a quick 15-minute tissue-off facial, but it’s at its best when used before bed. Formulated with 10.5% squalane and glacial glycoprotein, it enriches parched skin with a much-needed boost of hydration.

Dr Levy Switzerland Freezing Anti Fatigue Mask

Dr Levy Switzerland is the go-to brand for dermatologist-approved, results-driven skincare. Bottling the sensation of an ice bath, this mask’s mineral and probiotic-rich formula needs upto 20 minutes for its depuffing effects to be felt. It’s a bracing sensation for sure, but as with a dunk in cold water, the results are tighter skin, improved texture and a resonant tingling freshness. Best stored in the fridge for extra refreshment!

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

Korean beauty brand Laneige garnered a cult following with its Lip Sleeping Mask, which blew across social media after gaining celebrity endorsement. But its offering extends beyond the lips, with an all-over Sleep Mask, imbued with its signature gel-based, water-rich formula. The mask deeply hydrates and soothes the skin, with a cooling effect, while you catch those Zzzs. The product can also be used as part of your morning routine on chilly winter days when your skin needs some extra TLC.

MALIN + GOETZ Brightening Enzyme Mask

Malin + Goetz’s USP has always been reliable products with refreshingly unfussy packaging, and this enzyme mask is business as usual. Boasting naturally derived AHAs, this 5-minute enzyme mask is perfect for anyone in need of a quick brightness boost. Ginger and bilberry extracts give this gloriously nubbly exfoliating mask a delectable scent too.

AESOP Blue Chamomile Hydrating Facial Masque

Renowned for its nature-derived ingredients and herbaceous notes, you can count on Aesop for naturally glowing skin. This lightweight, transparent and sweet-smelling Chamomile Hydrating Facial Masque is perfect for popping on before bed without going to sleep feeling slathered and waking up with a refreshed face.

SISLEY Velvet Sleeping Mask with Saffron Flowers

SISLEY has been providing elegant skincare solutions for over 50 years, and this saffron-flower mask embodies Parisian luxury. Perfect both as a sleep mask and a 10-minute quick fix, silky macadamia oil and kokum butter is blended with thyme honey into a supremely hydrating rich cream, whose silky texture applies easily. Perfect for a self-pamper day (and night!)

N°1 de CHANEL Red Camelia Revitalising Mask

Launching on the 12th January, the N°1 de CHANEL Collection is expanding with the first Red Camelia Mask! CHANEL Research has developed a mask that boldly pairs the effectiveness of hibiscus extract with the technical sophistication of two naturally derived AHAs. This dual blend of active ingredients allows for gentle exfoliation, promoting desquamation. Visibly energized, skin is smoother and suppler, and has a youthful glow.