Yeah, yeah, we know face masks can seem cumbersome – especially for those who are time-poor (let’s be real – all of us!).

It’s an extra skincare step that can require up to 15 minutes of downtime.

So, why bother? Well, here’s why: face masks can leave your complexion even, glowing and wrinkle-free — much like a pricey facial would — but at a fraction of the cost and time.

When our skin is acting up — be it dullness, dryness or redness — it’s time to bring in the big guns: face masks.

Here, we’ve rounded up four miracle face masks to decongest, hydrate, soothe, and treat skin. All that’s left up to you is to pick and choose by clicking on the picture icons below. Sheesh, talk about us doing the hard yards for you! We’re good like that…


Charlotte Tilbury Multi-Miracle Glow
Created by celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury and used backstage at photo shoots and runway shows, this oversized pot of goodness is a serious skin saviour. The pale pink crème-gel is powered by natural skin-nourishing ingredients such as cranberry seed oil, rosehip oil and frangipani flower. But, aside from the rejuvenating and refreshing effect it has on the face, the best part is this mask’s multi-use. Use it weekly overnight, apply it as a gentle cleanser or slather it on for an emergency treatment on dry, cracked skin. Good one, Charlotte. Good one!



Eve Lom Age Defying Treatment
Now this might sound like a biology lesson but please stay with us. These little gold capsules contain a skin-changing cocktail of hexapeptide (a combination of six naturally-derived amino acids) and tocotrienol (an antioxidant and natural member of the Vitamin E family). Yes, it is hella pricy but dare we say that this fancy-pants treatment is worth the coin. Your complexion will be better-looking skin in the 15 minutes it spends on your face. End of story.



Coast to Coast Skin Brightening Red Clay Mask
It looks like plum jam, but don’t try spreading this pretty peel on your morning toast. You’ll be wasting all of its skin-smoothing, pore-unclogging, radiance-restoring wonderfulness. It’s packed with potent antioxidants (antioxidants fight free radicals, which are the little suckers that break down our skin and cause visible signs of ageing, FYI) including kakadu plum, desert lime and desert quandong. Used weekly and left on for 10 minutes, skin will be even, rehydrated and rejuvenated. But, don’t blame us if you put it on and suddenly start craving something sweet.



SK-II Facial Treatment Mask
Ever bought a face mask, used it, and then saw no noticeable difference in your skin afterwards? Yeah, this isn’t that kind of face mask! Developed by scientists who noticed elderly workers at a Japanese sake brewery had extraordinarily youthful-looking hands, this celebrity cult product contains patented Pitera, which uses an exclusive blend of amino acids, vitamins and minerals to boost hydration, fade pigmentation and minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Just 20 minutes of your time with this disposable cloth (on the lounge, in front of the TV, will do the trick) will see your skin sing (tip: pop it in the fridge first for a refreshing cooling effect). Just don’t wipe off or waste the excess – apply the liquid gel all over your neck, decolletage and arms. Anywhere, really. Leave it on because this stuff is worth every cent!

Tell us, what are some of your favourite face masks?


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