Between the twice-daily battle on your commute, exposure to the elements and sleeping-in-makeup abuse (we’re all guilty), your face deserves the utmost respect. So every so often, we require the help of something a little more nourishing, something to impart some extra TLC on our poor, exhausted complexions. Usually this is where the face mask comes in – but if you're after some private-jet, personalised-number-plate, next-level $$$ vibes, get acquainted with South Korean beauty brand Oh K! Their range reps all the lavish ingredients (but without the gold-plated price tag).
THESE ARE THE MOST EXTRA FACE MASKS
By Maybelle Morgan, 13 May 2018
Mother of pearl
Yep, generally worn in an expensive string around the neck, pearls are usually associated with the finer things in life rather than being smothered over your face. But hey, we’re willing to move with the times if it means reaping the beauty rewards. And Oh K!’s enriching mask does not disappoint. It's formulated with pearl extract to up the radiance, plus seaweed and red algae to provide intense moisture – all captured in a mess-free cooling and soothing hydrogel layer.
Did you know that when you're not spooning microscopic amounts onto a cracker with silverware, caviar has some pretty powerful beauty properties? Well, now you do. Rich in amino acids, the moisturising ingredient amps up the radiance factor, while the formula also includes the antioxidant red tea to protect your skin from pollution nasties. Finally, a hit of charcoal detoxifies skin, while deep cleansing and minimising pores. Yes please.
Sit up and glow-tice
A super-luxurious fibre barrier which near melts into your face contours and locks in all the moisture – oh, we love a sheet mask. And as if we needed any more persuading, this beauty from Oh K! comes infused with, wait for it… real gold extracts (no lie). The beauty bling not only resembles teensy fish scales, but also works to brighten the skin (so it looks as good as it feels). Plus, added apple chamomile calms distressed patches, and the wild cherry extract conditions the skin barrier.
We get it. Spreading snail mucus on your face will never be the most appealing thing in the world, but did you know the slimy essence is basically like magic for your skin? Yep, what started out as a South Korean beauty craze actually helps the formation of collagen (to improve skin tone and fade things like acne scars), plus it restores moisture to the face for a legit firming effect. And good news, this mask is packed to the rafters with the stuff, as well as chamomile flower extract to soothe any red areas. Hydration tip: after removing the mask, massage any remaining residue into your skin.