The best facial masks to set your skin right

Masked Heros: We pick the best from the latest slew of skin fixers

Eye Zone
Eye Zone
23 Sep 2015

Eye Zone

Giving the eye area a dose of hydration and anti-ageing ingredients can make a huge difference to your appearance. The eyes are the first thing people look at, so keeping your eye area supple, radiant and fresh-looking is vital.

1. Erabelle 45min Fine Lines Smoother Eye Mask, $370 for a box of 10
This boasts growth factors to enhance cell regeneration for plumper, more luminous skin.

2. Guardian Cute Eye Mask Cocoa, $9.90 for a pack of 10
This has cocoa and camellia-leaf extracts to boost radiance, plus moisturising hyaluronate and olive oil.

3. Sephora Marine Algae Eye Mask, $3 each
Place these patches under eyes to moisturise and banish dry skin, fine lines as well as dreaded eye bags.

Forever Young
Forever Young
23 Sep 2015

Forever Young

You can slather on the richest creams but nothing is quite as gratifying as applying an anti-ageing mask that infuses skin with intensively smoothing, hydrating and collagen-boosting ingredients for instantly plumper, firmer and younger-looking skin!

1. 111SKIN Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask, $227 for a box of five
(from www.net-a-porter.com)

A real pick-me-up for tired skin, it brightens and boosts collagen.

2. Chanel Le Lift Firming Anti-Wrinkle Recountouring Massage Mask, $116
This mask has 3.5-DA, an active ingredient that firms, restructures and redensifies skin tissue.

3. June Jacobs Mandarin Moisture Masque, $97
This smells zesty with mandarin-orange extract for antioxidant effects and vitamin C to rebuild collagen and improve skin’s healing ability.

Glow Get It
Glow Get It
23 Sep 2015

Glow Get It

K-beauty may have made it popular but luminous skin is really all about having a healthy, radiant complexion. To enhance your skin’s glow, these masks have pearl and gold extracts, plus ingredients to boost circulation and nourish skin.

1. Sloane Inc Gold Glow Recovery Mask S3.1, $85.60
This is chockful of multivitamins and soothing sea buckthorn berry plus pure gold flakes for luminosity.

2. Dr Morita Whitening Mask, $16.90 for 10 sheets, exclusively at Watsons
Tranexamic acid prevents hyperpigmentation and ellagic acid brightens skin tone.

3. Skin Inc Get Glowin’ Brightenin + Mask, $98 for 30ml
An improved formula infused with nanonised water and plant extracts for immediate and long-term healthy skin radiance.

Pure & Simple
Pure & Simple
23 Sep 2015

Pure & Simple

Thank goodness purifying masks nowadays are no longer moisture-sapping clay pastes that dry into a cement-like layer. The new masks balance sebum production rather than sopping up oil and offer hydrating goodies to replenish moisture.

1. L’Occitane Purifying Mask for Face, $39
Besides sopping up impurities and tightening pores, this has essential oils to restore skin’s radiance and supple

2. Etude house Wonder Pore Black Mask Sheet, $5 each
This uses bijanftan, a high-grade charcoal extract to cleanse and nourish skin, and prevent sebum overproduction.

3. Laneige Mini Pore Waterclay Mask, $38
It has mud clay mixed with a moisture gel-cream base to deep-clean pores while keeping skin soft and supple.
 

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