In these incredibly testing times that are currently upon us, it is a good time to focus on our self-care. Relaxing and unwinding from work, whether that is from home or as a key worker, is important in this period of uncertainty. Here’s six face masks we have found for you to treat your skin to some TLC whilst in isolation.
PHAT Glow Facial – Ole Henriksen – £42
The PHAT Glow Facial from Ole Henriksen aims to exfoliate and hydrate the skin, making it brighter and smoother. This illuminating mask is also age-fighting, with Nordic birch sap helping to reduce texture and nourish the complexion. This mask hydrated my skin, which was particularly dry at the time. The chia seed oil also helped my skin achieve the ‘glow from within’ look by plumping the skin. This mask is great for those of you who want to glow on the go! You can purchase the PHAT Glow Facial nationwide from Boots.
Rescue Mask – Eve Lom – £55
This Rescue Mask from EVE LOM aims to deeply cleanse and boost the complexion by removing impurities, without drying the skin. This mask comes with a spatula which applied the product evenly, giving a good amount of coverage. The almond and honey-infused Kaolin Clay dries down quickly on the skin, however can become somewhat flaky towards the end of the recommended time. This mask left my skin feeling extremely clean and smooth, and my blemishes were noticeably calmer the next day. I would recommend the Rescue Mask to anyone that suffers from problematic skin, or anyone in need of a deep facial cleanse. EVE LOM products are available to purchase at Space NK, Harrods or their website
Every Body Purity Paste – Saint Iris Adriatica – £48
The Saint Iris Adriatica Purity Paste is not only a facial mask but acts as a mask for the body too. This mask is full of many antioxidants and aims to rejuvenate and brighten, dry skin, Although this mask claims to be warming, it in fact gave a cooling sensation on the skin. The Mediterranean cedar and willow bark gave this product a lovely, soothing scent. This 3 minute mask is great for those who do not have much time to spend on skincare. The outcome left my skin feeling fresh, smooth and looking healthier. Saint Iris Adriatica also have a body brush (£22) which helped distribute the product evenly. You can purchase the Purity Paste here
Cold Plunge Pore Mask – Ole Henriksen – £30
The Cold Plunge Pore Mask from Ole Henriksen is inspired by the “cold plunge” aspect of the Scandinavian sauna cycle, bringing a whole new experience to the face mask world. This mask aims to improve texture, replenish and refresh the skin and diminish pores. The bright turquoise colour comes from the Green Fusion Complex™, which includes green tea, algae and Irish moss extracts. This mask is incredibly cooling, which provides a very refreshing and minty feel to the skin. It distributed an even coverage to the whole face, making it easy to apply. The outcome resulted in my face feeling very fresh and soft, much smoother skin and less noticeable pores. Anyone looking to refresh their complexion would benefit from this product! Check out the Cold Plunge Pore mask here.
Clear-Out Stick and Mask – Clarins – £22
This newly released 2-in-1 Clear-Out Stick and Mask from Clarins works on tightening pores, absorbing excess oil and diminishing blackheads. I really enjoyed the exfoliating stick, it left my T-Zone feeling very clean and smooth. It also seemed to diminish my blackheads and pores in my T-Zone, which are quite evident on my skin. As for the mask, the green clay and morgina extract helped cleanse and mattify my skin. However it was quite drying, therefore this mask would work great for oily skin types. See the Clear-Out mask here.
Natura Miracle Mask – NINI Organics – £20
The Natura Miracle Mask from NINI Organics is a totally unique concept, this cacao and activated coconut powder allows you to mix whatever liquid you want with it to create a mask – this means it has endless mask combinations. I chose to mix mine with water for the first time using it, however I would love to try other liquids such as almond milk, crushed fruit, juice, etc… This product has a nice scent of cacao and a blend of herbs, correlating to the organic and natural ingredients of the product. The cacao mask applied nicely, providing a decent and even layer. The result of this mask, left my skin feeling supple and clean. This Miracle Mask was a little drying, therefore would work for more oily/problematic skin types, as this solution was created to heal and treat acne-prone skin in a holistic way. Find the Natura Miracle Mask here.