Although face masks might seem like one of the girliest skin care products available, the truth is masks can help moisturise skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, exfoliate clogged pores, increase blood circulation and help clear acne and blackheads. But with so many varieties and formulas on offer, it can be hard to know where to start.
The key is to choose the right one for your skin type. Whether you suffer from oily, sensitive, dry, or if you’re lucky enough to have normal skin, it’s important to look after your skin's needs.
So for cleaner, healthier and younger looking skin, look no further than our roundup of the best face masks for every skin type.
Best for oily skin: Herbivore Botanicals Blue Clay Spot Treatment Mask
This powder-to-paste formula contains just three ingredients: mineral-rich Cambrian blue clay, white kaolin clay, and rose geranium essential oil. Together they help purify your pores and banish excess sebum without stripping skin of essential moisture. To use, simply mix 1 tablespoon of powder with a few drops of water until a nice paste is formed. Apply the paste to your entire face, and once dry, rinse off with warm water.
Best for ageing skin: Origins Plantscription Powerful Lifting Overnight Mask
This high-performance overnight mask works to target the signs of ageing. It moisturises skin with a fast-absorbing gel-cream texture to visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Just massage it on to the face in an upward motion in the evening for a lifted look in the morning.
Best for sensitive skin: REN Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask
For a complexion that's cool, calm, and collected look no further than this comforting mask from REN. Specially developed to combat over-sensitivity, this healing treatment calms, soothes, and moisturises, helping to instantly alleviate the key signs of sensitive skin. Formulated with REN's exclusive active complex, it strengthens the protective moisture barrier and aids in recovery for smooth and healthy skin.
Best for normal skin: Allies of Skin 1A All-Day Pollution Repair Mask
The world’s first leave-on day treatment mask, this powerful time-release formula contains the concentration and potency of a treatment mask with the ease of a moisturiser. Designed to reverse the telltale signs of stress, pollution, fatigue, and late nights, it soothes irritation and kick-starts the production of collagen to prolong skin’s strength and integrity. It’s also supercharged with 7 brighteners, 9 antioxidants and a 16.5% Repair Complex to help combat the inflammation that leads to skin damage and premature ageing.
Best for dry skin: Erborian Bamboo Waterlock Mask
Quench parched skin with this this refreshing multi-purpose aqua gel moisture mask. The unique bamboo sap and bamboo fibre formulation works together to lock in moisture, helping your skin feel supple and refreshed. Apply a thick layer of product to the skin and let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing.