Face masks: they’re one of the most satisfying steps in our skincare routines. But they’re also some of the trickiest to nail. After all, with the myriad of consistencies and formulas on the market, all designed to target specific skin issues—navigating face masks can be a bit of a minefield. (Even for those of us with an unhealthy obsession with Skincare Addiction Reddit.) If you’re feeling overwhelmed and just want to slather a little manuka honey on your face and call it a day, we don’t blame you.
Whether you have dehydrated, oily, congested or sensitive skin, there are several masks that we reckon actually make a difference. Check out the best face masks for every skin type below.
The Best Face Masks For Every Skin Type
If lacklustre skin is the issue, this overnight mask treatment is one of our top picks. The Youth To The People mask works by harnessing the powers of antioxidant-rich superberries and THD ascorbate (Vitamin C) to target dullness and uneven skin tone for brighter, glowing skin by morning. The ultimate bi-weekly mask to rely on for constantly optimised glow levels.
Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask $72 from Sephora.
DRY & DEHYDRATED
From the skincare brand that’s rightfully become an Instagram darling, the Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask is a multi-tasking wonder for dry and dehydrated skin. While chugging down your daily water intake is paramount, this rich and creamy mask is a nice boost for days when you need some extra help.
Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask, $77 at MECCA
Caudalie’s Purifying Mask is made with two types of clay that help to soak up impurities, tighten the appearance of pores and remove dead skin cells. It is also highly concentrated in plant ingredients and grape-seed oil for added effectiveness.
Purifying Mask by Caudalie, $51 at Sephora
Ren’s Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue mask soothes and instantly provides relief to redness, irritation and blotchiness. This rescue mask is formulated with mushroom extract to instantly calm and moisturise.
Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask by REN Clean Skincare, $71 at MECCA
Yes, we can maintain acne positivity and skin neutrality while also trying to heal our skin. Dermalogica’s Charcoal Rescue Masque is a great pick that detoxifies and brightens the skin. It contains ingredients to soothe inflammation around areas with active acne and nourish the skin. The key ingredient, activated binchō-tan white charcoal, absorbs oils and impurities.
Charcoal Rescue Masque by Dermalogica, $60 at Adore Beauty
Chantecaille’s Detox Clay Mask is a purifying mask that helps to control excess oil. Honey is featured to ensure the skin feels soothed and nourished, whilst rosemary is also included as an anti-bacterial ingredient.
Detox Clay Mask by Chantecaille, $136 at MECCA
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