A Feature: The Face Mask, Face Off - Top picks #10

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I have been trying lots of different masks for quite a few months to give you some of my recommendations and top picks to help you pick the mask that is right for you. Obviously I cannot try every mask but I find they can be so beneficial to your skin that I will continue to try masks and other skincare items. These are some of my favourites which I switch up and I highly recommend them all.


Hydrate:


Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask//

Whether you have oily skin or very dry skin, keeping your skin hydrated is so important, regardless of what skin concerns you have. Skin can be oily but still be dehydrated. This is the mask that everyone needs. Not only does it hydrate your skin but your skin then thanks you for it by looking and feeling more plump, it can smooth the skins texture slightly and it can also give you a healthy glow. This mask is da bomb and everyone should at least try it. I apply this at night before I go to bed after all my normal skincare products and I just whack a layer of this on and go to bed. In the morning, your skin will look plump, any fine lines will look visibly reduced, and it will also of course hydrate and nourish your skin. 


Radiance Booster:



Naturally Radiant Renewal Mask // REN Radiance Renewal Mask //

A cult favourite, the REN mask is a totally must have in my skincare stash. I absolutely hate the texture and scent of this stuff, it's just vile, but what it does to my skin is just too bloomin' amazing to not use. Normally once a week I apply this and it makes my skin smooth and soft and gives a nice glow. The Naturally Radiant from the Superdrug range, is a toned down version of the REN offering. It still has fruit extracts which exfoliates the skin to revive the skins radiance, refines the skins texture, and it also helps to clarify skin discolouration and smooth the appearance of fine lines. This mask is £2.49 and is such an amazing mask for the price and I definitely recommend this as an affordable mask.


Peel:



Soap & Glory Fab Pore 2 in 1 Facial Pore Purifying Mask & Peel // Quick Fix Facials Brightening Peel Mask //

These are the masks I was very anxious to try as they sound very scary, but I was very surprised and amazed at the results. The Soap & Glory mask contains an ingredient which is perfect for those with more visible and enlarged pores. It also is brilliant when used once a week to unclog pores, prevent spots and just detox the skin. I haven't seen the Quick Fix Facials masks mentioned or used but I picked up the radiance peel off mask as Dani and I hadn't tried one before that actually peeled off, but the promise of brightening dull skin was just too good to pass on. Containing fruit acids, this is brilliant at promoting cell turn over, even out skin tone and give a radiance boost to your skin in 10 minutes. Amazing right? This definitely deserves some more credit and I am looking forward to trying another one from the line, but as you can see, I have far too many as it is. 


Clay:



Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Facial Mask // Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Mask // The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask // Superfacialist by Una Brennan Tea Flower Pore Purifying Clay Mask // 

Clay masks are something I highly recommend for blemish prone skin (I know I've said that for all these masks) but clay masks really help to draw out the impurities and dirt which can cause blemishes. All of these masks dry and make the skin feel tight and super clean, but not in a bad way. The Superfacialist and the The Body Shop masks are an amazing, affordable alternatives to the likes of the Aesop masks which are a little more expensive. 


Blemish Fighter:


Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2 in 1 Wash & Mask //

Although lots of these masks, in fact all of them, in some way or another, benefit blemish prone skin. Whether it's a radiance mask which has chemical exfoliants, or clay masks to draw out impurities and even moisture masks which gives the breakouts nourishment so they don't go all dry and gross.
But this particular mask contains spot fighting ingredient Salicylic Acid which helps to get into the pore and remove all the dirt and bacteria which causes spots. Plus it can be kept on a bit longer for a mask which then gives it more time to work it's magic - although my face always feels really cold after using this?

I hope you found this helpful and leave in the comments and face mask recommendations as I would love to try them.

What's your favourite face mask?




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  1. I am so obsessed with masks lately.. I have the seaweed one too! It's amazing! I want to try the superfacialist one now.. I have the rose cleanser from them but not tried any of their masks. I really want to try the Ren one too, surprised that the texture isn't great? I guess i'll have to try it to find out!

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    1. My face mask obsession is becoming a real problem, I just can't help myself. Lots of other people like he texture of the REN mask but I just find it really... icky. The Superfacialist line is brilliant, I've tried an eye cream from them too and it was bloomin brilliant.

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