7 Sustainable Face Masks To Test Out This Winter
With temps dropping, it’s likely your skin is looking for some extra nourishment. Cue: a face mask. But why not give a sustainable option a go?
I’m not going to lie, my skin felt the seasonal shift before I even realised that winter was coming. As much as it pains me to bid farewell to hot summer days I am looking forward to rugging up, wearing fluffy slippers and drinking approximately 234 cups of tea a day. So, much like our wardrobe changes when the cooler months roll around, so too should our skincare routine.
But before you throw your summer routine entirely out the window, take a deep breath. All that I’m suggesting is that you add a little extra nourishment into the mix–and face masks are the perfect way to do so. Depending on the formula, these bad boys can help keep your skin hydrated, reduce redness, handle pesky breakouts and help tighten your pores. Plus, they are the perfect addition to a winter bath.
Before we get started here are a couple of mask memos to keep in mind:
- It is important to cleanse before any kind of mask
- When using a clay mask always follow with a hydrating serum and moisturiser
- Remember when you’re introducing a new skincare product to your regimen start with a patch test, add in one new product at a time and ease into it. If you start to get a reaction of any kind, stop immediately
- Sheet masks are not flushable, dispose of them in your general waste bin
MUKTI Deep Cleanse Antioxidant Mask
This clay mask works to cleanse and purify the skin using a unique papain enzyme-exfoliating complex and bioactive native cellular extracts to remove dead skin cells and promote moisture absorption. Use just a 20c piece worth of product for best results and follow with a hydrating serum.
Conscious Codes: Vegan, Organic, Cruelty-free, Recyclable
Habitual Beauty Hydrating Sleep Mask
The brainchild of GP Woman with Gritt, Kiera Rumble, Habitual Beauty (which only launched in 2021) is taking the industry by storm. If you’re new to the brand, its Hydrating Sleep Mask is a great place to start. Simply lather your face, neck and décolletage with the mask, wait a couple of minutes for it to absorb then hit the hay. While you catch some much needed rest, this mask will work for you, deeply hydrating your skin. Rise, rinse and start the day!
Conscious Codes: Cruelty-free, Recyclable
Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Mask
With over 2,500 reviews, it’s no wonder that Sand & Sky’s Australian Pink Clay Mask is an Australian fave. S+S O.G mask uses the power of Australian Pink Clay to draw out impurities and toxins leaving skin brighter and less congested. This 4-in-1 treatment doesn’t just work as a great full face mask but also works as an overnight spot treatment.
Conscious Codes: Cruelty-free, Locally-made
Skin Republic Reusable Silicone Face Mask
In an Australian first, Skin Republic has released a Reusable Silicone Face Mask. The thin silicone mask works to lock in serums creating warmth for even better absorption and doesn’t allow for any evaporation. Simply apply after your favourite serum, leave it on for 15-20 minutes, rinse (the mask, we mean, leave the serum on your skin) and repeat. Each mask can be used up to 50 times.
Conscious Codes: Vegan, Cruelty-Free
Sabbia Co Matcha Clay Mask
This is one of the few beauty products where I see results almost instantly. The matcha in this mask works to calm and reduce redness in the skin. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, pair this with Sabbia Co’s Charcoal Adaptogen mask, use the charcoal mask on your T-Zone to combat any breakouts and blackheads then apply the matcha mask over the rest to reduce redness.
Conscious Codes: Recyclable, Locally-made, Vegan
Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Mask
You’ve probably seen this mask on your Tik Tok feed with users boasting about its ability to “pull blemishes right out of your skin.” This mask uses the power of botanical fruit oils to combat blemishes, blackheads and odd spots, plus the fact you only need to leave it on for 5-1o minutes is a multi-maskers dream. Apply to your t-zone twice a week for the best results.
Conscious Codes: Vegan
La Mer The Lifting and Firming Mask
Using none other than La Mer’s Concentrated Miracle Broth™ it’s no wonder this mask is one of the brand’s best sellers. The Lifting and Firming Mask visibly firms, plumps and lifts the skin in under 24 hours. Simply leave-on, let it absorb and you’re good to go.
Conscious Codes: Locally-made