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GROOMING TIPS

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.

Daniel testing out face masks, available at ASOS

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.

Rodial face mask, available at ASOS

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.

 

Rodial Pink Diamond Lifting face masks x8, £85

L'oreal face mask, available at ASOS

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.

 

L'Oréal Paris Pure Clay Detox face mask, £7.99

NIOD face mask, available at ASOS

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. 

 

Niod Voicemail Night Masque, £30

Perricone MD face mask, available at ASOS

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.

 

Perricone MD Cocoa Moisture Mask, £52

Sand & Sky face mask, available at ASOS

Pictures: ASOS

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.

 

Sand & Sky Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask, £39.99

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