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The Best Face Masks For All Skin Types

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Looking for the best face masks for dry, oily or tired skin? Look no further. We’ve found the best luxury skincare treats to leave your complexion looking and feeling softer and smoother.

Whether you’re prepping for a girls’ night in, treating someone to a pampering session or just gearing up for a night of self-care, a face mask can do wonders for both your mood and your skin. Having ascended from the status of ‘colourful goop’ (the kind we slathered on each other at sleepovers in our teens) to skincare saviour, face masks can give our skin a much needed hit of hydration and energy. Boots alone has 13 types of face masks to choose from, from clay, sheet and mud to cream and peel-off (a personal favourite). There’s also masks that target specific areas of the face, like blemishes, pores and under the eyes.

Ready to get started? Plumper, firmer and dewy skin is just a sheet away…

The Best Face Masks For All Skin Types

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Pink face mask packet from 111Skin

111SKIN Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask, from £20

Cult beauty brand 111SKIN is renowned for its face masks and this rose gold treatment is the ultimate skin treat. Mixing damask rose, 24-karat gold and argireline, these masks work to resuscitate dull skin and give it a more luminous complexion.

Aesop Sublime Replenishing Night Masque

Aesop’s Sublime Replenishing Night Mask, £93

This is what it says on the brown glass jar: sublime. It’s richly hydrating and perfect for skin in need of a boost of vitamins B, C, E and F and the transformative scent (not to mention anti-inflammatory properties) of frankincense. Slaver lashings of it on your skin overnight and wake up to a new (pre-Covid-style) face. One that’s replenished, soft and super supple. In terms of this product being a redeemer, consider it Jesus in a bottle.

ProBeauty Brightening Sheet Mask

BeautyPro Brightening Sheet Mask with Vitamin C, £4.95

Looking to re-energise your skin? Try BeautyPro’s Brightening Sheet Mask, which works to rebalance uneven skin tones and diminish pigmentation. Combining nourishing ingredients like collagen, Vitamin C and aloe vera, the mask promises to improve your skin’s elasticity and give it a fresh radiant glow. It’s also an ideal anti-ageing treatment.

Liz Earle

Liz Earle Hydrating Cream Mask, £21

Skin feeling drier as the weather gets colder? Liz Earle’s new hydrating cream mask is the product for you. With a luxurious whipped cream texture and made with plant butters and oils, it’s designed to feel like a drink of water for your complexion. It’s all vegan, too.

Best face masks

Chanel Sublimage Masque, £180

More of an intensive moisturiser than a mask, this argan oil-rich formula should be used one to three times a week to give skin a hydration boost. One of our favourite luxury face masks for winter, simple apply a generous layer on clean, dry skin and allow to soak for 10 minutes, then remove any remaining with a tissue. No need to rinse after use. You’ll notice a difference in skin softness and texture after the first use.

Best Treatment Cleansers

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores, £24.50

Bamboo charcoal draws out dirt and blockages from pores, white china clay absorbs environmental toxins and lecithin dissolves impurities making this a triple-action mask for problem skin.

La Mer The Hydrating Facial, £205

This facial-in-a-box intensive hydration treatment is one of the most luxurious face masks on the market. Containing plant and marine algae, cellular lipids and avocado and melon extracts, this soothing sheet mask should be used once a week for an extra moisture boost.

Best face masks

Lancer Skincare Lift And Plump Sheet Mask, from £29

Great for packing for long-haul flights, the Lancer lift and plump sheet mask is a great fix for tired skin. We’d recommend applying this super-soft sheet mask, containing a hydrating, anti-ageing blend of peptides, botanical extracts and antioxidants, an hour before landing for good-night’s-sleep skin whatever time you land.

Best face masks

Elemis Pro-collagen MARINE Mask, £54

Key active ingredients in this anti-ageing face mask include padina pavonica for lift, quartz for firming, noni for relaxation and smoothing and argan tree oil for hydration and smoother texture and tone. Leave for 8-10 minutes for noticeably softer skin.

Chantecaille face mask tub

Chantecaille Aromacologie Detox Clay Mask, £81

This flower-scented clay mask leaves skin feeling softer, smoother and tighter after each use. A good stress-buster for problem skin, and a great face mask for blackheads.

111SKIN mask

111SKIN Sub-Zero De-Puffing Energy Facial Mask, from £20

This de-puffing mask from clinically-inspired skincare brand 111SKIN is ideal for early risers and those seeking to calm sensitive skin. It uses drainage stimulating and cooling ingredients to trigger an acceleration in circulation, making tired looking skin appear brighter and more energised.


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