111Skin Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask, $170 for a box of five, exclusively at Robinsons The Heeren
The price tag might be tough to swallow, but it contains NAC Y2, an antioxidant formula, for astronauts to treat scars and boost the body’s natural repair system, it’s a splurge we are willing to make.
It has arbutin to help brighten your complexion and even out skin tone, silk amino acids to repair skin structures, and centella asiatica to reduce skin irritation and stimulate collagen production.
Elizabeth Arden Superstart Probiotic Boost Skin Renewal Biocellulose Mask, $85 for a box of four
Saturated in a blend of probiotics, this cooling mask fits snugly on face contours to help optimise skin’s microflora and strengthen its natural defenses to allow skin to function at its best.
It contains hyaluronic acid to give skin a moisture boost too. After use, skin feels refreshed and is left smoother and firmer.
Est.lab VitaliftA+ Brillage Mask, $98 for a box of six, from Estetica
This bio-cellulose mask has repairing and brightening ingredients, protects against UV damage and boosts cellular repair.
It also has niacinamide to help increase ceramide and fatty acids levels in the skin to prevent water loss, strengthen skin and boost skin’s healthy tone, licorice root extract to moisturise and brighten skin, and a form of hyaluronic acid to help maintain moisture levels in the skin.
FANCL Aging Care Mask, $74 for a box of six
The first thing you would notice about this mask is its extended flaps that are meant to be pulled up and stuck to the sides of your ears for a lifted effect.
The flaps do not stay put so it’s best if you lie down when you have this mask on. The lifted effect is not obvious but what was obvious if how your skin looks plumped up and refreshed after. This mask improves product absorption with a zizyphus jujuba fruit extract, and helps enhance collagen production and maintain moisture levels.
For Beloved Girl Active Resilience Youth Mineral Cloud-Silk Mask, $16 for a box of three, from Sephora
This has copper gluconate to help remove damaged cells, and boost the rebuilding of collagen and elastin in the skin so your skin looks visibly clearer and more hydrated.
The mask sheet is made with cotton and textile technology known as the “cloud-silk” mask. Almost like a second skin, the lightweight sheet is translucent and wraps over facial contours right down to the smallest crevice.
Kiehl’s Instant Renewal Concentrate Mask, $52 for a box of four
This mask uses a unique hydrogel-biocellulose technology that comfortably adheres to the face and leaves skin dewy – no dripping mess.
It is infused with a blend of three plant-derived cold-pressed Amazonian oils, namely Copaiba Resin to soothe, Pracaxi to moisturise, smooth and refine, and Andriroba to fortify the skin’s protective barrier. Handle this mask with extra care as it is prone to break if you use too much force.
Lancôme Advanced Genifique Hydrogel Melting Mask, $125 for a box of seven
As you age, you would notice that your skin gets dry, dehydrated and easily irritated.
This hydrogel mask contains the same amount of probiotic extracts as a bottle of Advanced Genifique serum to strengthen the skin barrier against external aggressors. 10 minutes is all you need for skin that looks less red, more refined, hydrated and radiant.
Mamonde Flower Lab Essence Mask in Camellia Anti-Aging, $3
Soaked in an emulsion texture, this has filtered camellia extract to help protect skin against premature ageing.
The mask sheet material is a tad stiff and may not adhere perfectly to the face contours. With that said, you would love the results. When used at night, the skin looks plump and radiant the next morning — and the little laugh lines are far less noticeable.
ReFa Expression High Tension Mask, $80 for a box of four
Unlike most hook-on-your ears mask that comes with a single hook system, this comes with a double hook design that allows the mask to stay put completely and to give you a temporary, superficial lift along the jaw lines. This mask gives you an instant moisture perk, and makes the skin feel tighter and more toned after use. Even better, the effects last up to three days.
THEFACESHOP Yehwadam Pure Brightening Nourishing Face Mask, $9.90
Anti-ageing is not just about lines and drooping; pigmentation is a part of skin ageing, too. This 2-step mask has both brightening and anti-ageing ingredients to help illuminate and firm skin.
First, (after your toner) place four essence patches on prominent dark spots, fine lines or any areas that require more care. Then, place on the face mask over the essence patches and remove after 20 minutes. You’ll find that the essence patches have been broken down and absorbed into the skin to leave it bright and supple.
Text: Simone Wu/Herworld