Thanks to my job, I am always discovering new things and am forever adding to my beauty regime. One such thing that I have taken great pleasure in the last couple of months is masking. Masking is using a face mask- often just one, but sometimes I multi-mask- with a glass of wine, a beautiful candle burning and a good book. My research into the Best Face Masks has been super enjoyable and has become somewhat of a ritual, these are my findings…
The best face masks can be a great supplement for the skin; the mask I choose to use on a particular day is often in response to how my skin is feeling and what I think it needs at that time. If I feel like a part of my face needs something different to another, I multi-mask; e.g. My t-zone is feeling clogged while my cheeks feel dehydrated. Below are what I have found to be 5 of Best Face Masks and what they do for the skin.
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is an intensive, enzymatic skin resurfacing treatment. Since the enzymes do majority of the work, this doesn’t feel excessively grainy but certainly gets the job done. The aluminium oxide in it polishes the skin beautifully leaving behind smooth, soft, even, revitalised skin. I use this when I feel like I have a build up of dead skin and my skin needs a good deep clean.
Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Mask is a detoxifying, brightening, invigorating treatment mask. The charcoal powerfully absorbs impurities while sulfur promotes cell turnover for brighter skin. The mask works to reduce congestion, brighten, exfoliate and calm the skin. It is also amazing at refining pores! I use this when my skin feels congested and my pores need a bit of help; it’s best put it on 5 minutes before a shower since it can otherwise make quite a mess!
Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Mask is an intensely hydrating gel mask combining multiple skin perfecting complexes to plump the look of lines/wrinkles and refine the skins appearance for brighter, more youthful looking skin. It can be used as a mask or left overnight. I often use a thin layer of this over night when my skin feels dehydrated and I begin to notice fine lines. (I also love the cleansing pads from this range!)
Origins GinZing Peel Off Mask is the most fun of the lot; not only is it peel off, it looks like rose gold on the skin- Yes, I am that easily entertained! This powerful mask peels away dirt, debris and stubborn dead skin cells while refining pores. The formulas natural acid ingredients help refine pores and refresh tired skin. Ingredients like Caffeine and Panax Ginseng boost the skins energy, eliminating signs of fatigue. After use, pores are instantly tightened, skin is smoothed leaving smooth, refined, rejuvenated skin. I use this mask as a quick pick me up mid week when my skin needs a boost- it’s the most fuss free mask of the lot. I also love it just over my nose and cheeks where my pores are most prominent.
Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask is a smoothing, plumping, brightening, ‘instant youth’ mask. Rich in active anti-aging ingredients (Black Rose, Padina pavonica, and Alkekengi calyx extracts), it immediately gets to work on signs of fatigue and leaves the skin looking youthful and energized. It brings together three actions to restore a luminous complexion and redensified skin in just 10 to 15 minutes. This is the most luxurious mask of the lot and the one I enjoy the most. I tend to only use this mask for special occasions, the times when I know I need to look my best. My skin never looks as healthy as it does the morning after using this mask. I use Sisley’s eye contour mask along with it and love that too- I think a post on eye masks is needed soon…
The more I have used and seen how gratifying the results of masks can be, the more I have tried but these are undoubtedly 5 of the Best Face Masks I have come across. I have also become a huge fan of sheet masks for both the skin and eyes and have a huge pile of them to turn to in times of need. I will post my favourite sheet masks for you lovelies in the next 2 weeks (and eye masks sometime after that!).