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The 15 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…

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The Best Face Masks For All Skin Types

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Red face mask packets next to red box

Aesthetically Perfect SKIN

Lift and Illuminate Natural Silk Mask (Pack of 5), £34, aestheticallyperfectskin.com

Best For: Firming & plumping

A new release from British beauty brand, Aesthetically Perfect SKIN, these sheet masks are suitable for all skin types and focus on firming and plumping skin. Made with a vitamin-rich formula, with key ingredients including diamond powder (for firming), niacinamide (for calming and anti-inflammation) and hydrolysed collagen (for anti-ageing), these masks are great for delivering a hydration boost and smoothing out your complection.

White sheet mask packet

Decree

Sos Revitalising Mask, £20, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

Best For: Sensitive skin

Ideal for all skin types (even those struggling with sensitivity), this face mask from Decree is packed with reparative and brightening antioxidants, as well as hyaluronic acid and silk amino acids to boost hydration and restore skin barriers.

Blue box with four blue packs of face masks

Starskin

Red Carpet Ready Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Face Mask (Pack of 4), £27, harrods.com

Best For: Rejuvenating & energising skin

This super-hydrating sheet mask from Starskin uses amino acids and brown algae to nourish and plump up skin, leaving the user feeling more rejuvenated than ever.

Dropper bottle next to white packaging box

The Ordinary

Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%, £5.60, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

Best For: Smoothing skin

The Ordinary’s peeling mask uses high-strength lactic acid to mildly exfoliate the skin, leaving it feeling smoother and softer (and those wanting an even gentler experience can opt for the five per cent formula).

Pink face mask packet from 111Skin

111SKIN

Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask, from £22, cultbeauty.co.uk

Best For: Brightening skin

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

Sublime Replenishing Night Mask, £93, aesop.com

Best For: A vitamin boost

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, £5, beautypro.com

Best For: Rebalancing skin tones

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, boots.com

Best For: Winter-worn skin

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.

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Chanel

Sublimage Masque, £180, chanel.com

Best For: A deeply moisturised afterglow

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.

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Origins

Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores, £25, origins.co.uk

Best For: Deep cleaning

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, cremedelamere.co.uk

Best For: A hydration boost

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.

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Lancer Skincare

Lift And Plump Sheet Mask, from £29, lookfantastic.com

Best For: Energising tired skin

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.

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Elemis

Pro-collagen MARINE Mask, £54, elemis.com

Best For: Anti-aging

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, spacenk.com

Best For: Blackhead busting

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 £22, 111skin.co.uk

Best For: A morning pick-me-up

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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