5 FACE MASKS TESTED
By Daniel Reid, 28 April 2018
This past winter was a long one, and if your face is looking a little worse for wear at the end of it, you’re not alone. But now the good news: project coordinator Daniel Reid has tried and tested five ultra-moisturising face masks that'll offer up a quick fix for your weather-beaten woes.
As far as my skincare routine goes, I usually stick to the same method – a face scrub followed by a little cocoa butter to keep my skin moisturised. Luckily, I tend to have fairly clear, hydrated skin but I've noticed that it could do with a bit of a post-winter boost. So, I’ve sampled a range of face masks available on ASOS that’ve taken my skin from dry to fly.
Now, I know the box looks a bit daunting, but trust me when I say that the product inside it is well worth it. These masks have a really fresh smell to them which is a good indication of what they do to your skin. I took one out of the packet, and although it was super-moist, it didn’t drip everywhere which is a bonus. After one use, my face definitely felt refreshed and appeared brighter.
This stuff has a super-thick, smooth consistency which means it’s fairly easy to slather on. It dried in about two minutes and I could feel my skin tightening as the product started to work. I thought it’d be a nightmare to wash off, but I used a damp face cloth to wipe it clean which seemed to do the trick. And, just FYI, it smells a lot better than it looks.
Just by looking at the upmarket packaging you can tell this is a heavy-duty product. As an overnight treatment, I definitely noticed a shinier appearance to my skin in the morning. You only need to massage a small amount into your skin and then leave it to do its thing, and the bottle recommends that you only use it twice a week – just wash it off with a warm cloth in the morning.
One of the pricier masks out of the selection I tried, this bad boy has a rich, chocolatey smell to it. It’s got a soft, creamy texture, so it glides on without any trouble – you may notice it slightly changes in colour upon application because of the ingredients at work. The after-smell was great, too, and my skin definitely felt smoother.
Made from natural Australian ingredients (hence the pink clay), this mask is supposed to remove all the dirt and impurities from your skin. Conveniently, it comes with a little brush, so you can dab it on without having to get it all over your hands. It also had a pleasant scent to it and I noticed that my skin instantly felt smoother after I’d washed it off.