Face Masks have always been part of my weekly skin care ritual, more so this winter especially through January! I have relied on moisture boosting masks as well as exfoliating and brightening masks. It's trying to find the perfect balance for your skin. My skin is dry at the moment which usually entails a sluggish looking complexion. So I've been trying to boost the moisture levels and gain a natural looking glow. OK...so what face masks have I tried and trusted? Well here's my face mask roundup which I'm hoping will help you decide which mask/s are right for you.
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask is the new 'mask' on the block! It's been a must these past couple weeks. It's the ideal winter mask, comparable to an intense moisturiser which delivers a boost of moisture to the skin throughout the night. Waking up to soft, plump skin is such a nice treat first thing in the morning! It surprised me texture wise, I expected a gel formulation like its predecessor Moisture Surge Thirst Relief. I wasn't disappointed in the slightest and actually rather enjoyed the creamy formulation. Another factor which I like is the application, no awkward sleeping is required when using this mask. You massage the mask into the skin rather than leaving a layer on the skin overnight. It sinks into the skin pretty quickly and It doesn't feel tacky. I always freshen my skin in the morning with some cleansing water. The scent is soft and subtle which is very pleasing for an overnight treatment, some scents can be strong and off putting especially when you're trying to get to sleep. A great overnight mask for times when you need a hydration boost!
Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask has been a firm favourite amongst beauty bloggers and after trying this for myself I can now see what all the fuss is about. Antipodes is a brand from New Zealand. I love their simple packaging, no fuss just good natural ingredients. I've tried a couple products from the range, both very good. The Aura mask is made using manuka honey, this is the key ingredient which magically draws moisture to the skin, to the places on your face you need it most. I would say this is a great 'all rounder' face mask to have in your routine. It cleanses the skin and hydrates. It does feel a little 'tingly' after a few minutes which isn't uncomfortable. It's actually nice, I think you know it's working. This would be a great facial mask for all skin types. A little bit of cleansing with the added benefit of hydrating at the same time, making it the perfect all rounder.A subtle fragrance of vanilla pod and mandarin make it a great treatment.
Nude Miracle Mask is a firm favourite of mine, I've only just reviewed this so I won't go into too much detail but in a nutshell this uses natural AHAs to brighten and tone. You do need to protect your skin with SPF when using this mask in your skincare routine. You can read my full review here.
REN Radiance Peel Mask is another favourite which uses natural fruit enzymes, I love the smell and texture of this mask. Where as the Miracle Mask contains natural AHAs with rice beads making the texture finely gritty. The Radiance Peel is thicker in texture and not gritty, the use of enzymes help to naturally exfoliate the skin without feeling harsh. However it's not recommended for sensitive skins. You can read my full review here.
What do you think of the Face Mask roundup? Have you tried any mentioned or would you be interested to try any?