6 FACE MASK TRENDS TO KNOW
By Amelia Bell, 27 January 2019
Emma Hardie’s latest innovation earns its stripes thanks to its stash of rich ingredients, like moringa seed oil, plus heaps of skin-boosting vitamins. The real attraction, though, is Australian pink clay, which, unlike most clays, actually helps improve moisture levels. Meanwhile, the light texture gently exfoliates to tighten and refine pores, too. So, when you’re feeling the effects of the elements (dry, lacklustre skin, clogged pores – you know the drill), this will prove a salve.
Emma Hardie Purifying Pink Clay Detox Mask, £40
Black tea masks
While you’re perhaps well acquainted with green tea in your skincare regime, black tea, with its legion of benefits, is also enjoying a moment in the spotlight. Just landed on ASOS, Cosmetea’s tea-infused sheet mask is packed to the brim with skin-quenching ingredients: raspberry seed oil, sugar cane and shea butter to name a few. The best part? The polyphenols (antioxidants) in black tea help protect your cells from DNA damage and contain anti-inflammatory properties, which in skincare vocab means it can depuff and clarify your skin.
Cosmetea Black Tea Nourishing Moisture Mask, £4
Who would have thought rubber and masking would go hand in hand? Once only achieved via a spa facial, Dr.Jart+’s system – a highly concentrated ampoule of serum plus a rubber mask – lets you skip the messy routine of modelling masks. Instead, you simply apply the gel-based hydrating mask to your face before adding the candy pink two-piece rubber sheet (also an interesting look). The rubber prevents ingredients from evaporating and helps visibly contour and lift your skin, and all from the comfort of your home.
Dr.Jart+ Rubber Mask Firm Lover, £10
Coffee seed extract
The allure of this iN.gredients mask is easy to see. A creamy, caffeine-rich substance that you slather on your face is said to instantly nourish your skin. Opinions differ on its overall effectiveness, but caffeine-enriched skincare is making waves right now thanks to its surprisingly high level of antioxidants. In this case, the caffeine in the coffee seed extract serves to soothe and moisturise – perfect for boosting our dry January skin.
iN.gredients Coffee Cream Mask, £3
If this is your first foray into foil masks, let us introduce you to MasqueBAR’s cutting-edge holographic peel-off mask. 3D metallic and seemingly sent from the future, sure, but the hype speaks for itself. Containing both collagen and grapefruit extract, the mask is made to illuminate your complexion giving you a brighter glow.
MasqueBAR Holographic Foil Peel Off Mask, £2.99
Bubble paper masks
Perhaps the most entertaining face mask variant of all (if you’ve tried one, you’ll know), the latest bubble masks by Yes To come in a fuss-free paper version – with a hot pink colour scheme to further up the enjoyment factor. But it’s not all fun and games: you’ll also see how the deep cleansing mask removes dirt and oil from your face using a special oxygenation process (the reason for all the foam), so you’re left with clear, radiant skin. Check out Rodial and Holika Holika for more of the bubbly good stuff, too.