This traditional Maori recipe combines antibacterial and blemish busting properties as well as promising a luxurious boost of hydration. Our beauty director Charlotte Jolly rates this as one of her best-loved skincare products. “If you have a spot it will get rid of it and if you suffer from dry skin, it clears it away.” Big praise indeed.
GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Mask, £49.99
We do love a product that does what it says on the tin. Thirsty Mud is a mud-like mask that devotes itself to quenching thirsty skin. With super-technologies such as Dewdration, which boosts and locks in moisture and HydraPack a silky soft-skin ensuring system, this mask will combat dry, dehydrated skin super fast.
Good Things Five Minute Facial Mask, £5.99
If you’re on the hunt for a blemish-busting option, look no further than this. The Good Things Five Minute Facial clarifies, brightens and smoothes whilst being a fab affordable option. Gentle on sensitive skin, it deeply penetrates and lifts away dirt and grime for squeaky-clean skin.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask
The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask has reached cult status and is a favourite amongst celebs and beauty buffs alike for its intensive moisture-boosting qualities. Pop this on before bed and let the mask do the hard work for you whilst you sleep. In the morning wake up to fresh, healthy looking skin.
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Moisture Mask, £23
Without doubt, the yummiest smelling mask on the market. With a marmalade-meets-apricot aroma, it’s a joy to put on in the evening. Waking up with gleaming, soft skin isn’t bad either.
Perricone MD Chloro Plasma, £67
With more science behind this mask to shake a stick at, this carefully formulated anti-aging treatment is great skin in a jar. Microcapsules containing Blue Green Algae and Watercress are activated upon contact with skin and deeply detoxify, illuminate and smooth complexions. Note: This mask is bright green, which makes it lots of fun to stroll in on unsuspecting family members with.
Ren Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial, £32
A fab choice for ladies with a busy life, this unassuming little tube has the ability to transform your skin in less than the time it takes to brush your teeth. Helping to rejuvenate grey and dull skin, this reignites your skin’s natural glow whilst toning and smoothing for a beautifully even complexion. After massaging into the skin for a few seconds, the magic happens when you add water, activating the gel to deliver a shot of potent vitamin C.
Rodial Super Acids X-treme Hangover Mask, £45
With all those heavy nights over Christmas and New Year, it’s time to crack out the big guns. Enter Rodial’s X-treme Hangover cure. The triple action mask helps to lift away dead skin cells and says “hello” to healthy, resurfaced skin, whilst it’s ‘Biotilys probiotic technology’ helps protect tired, overworked complexions from daily aggressors. That, we like.
Una Brennan Superfacialist Salicylic Acid Anti-Blemish Pre Purifying Clay Mask, £8.99
This little beauty has all the hallmarks of a high-end product: super sleek packaging, impressive ingredients and the science to back it - with the notable exception of the eye watering price tag. This is a bargain! The anti-blemish, radiance-boosting mask targets imperfections and gets to work on clearing excess oils and nasties but without stripping skin of its much-needed moisture.
Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Face Exfoliant, £39
An oily-skinned gals idea of heaven (though it works well for all skin types), this multi-purpose mask can be used daily or on the odd skin-detox day (Sunday, we’re looking at you). Working to absorb impurities, calm the skin and mattify, without sapping your complexion of moisture. Use it all over your face or pinpoint on imperfections.