Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask ($95 for 100ml)
Effectively deep clean and detox congested skin with this gentle clay mask. Formulated with the brand’s proprietary mineral-rich Umbrian clay, this won’t make your skin feel taut or dry after use. Contains chamomile and lavender extracts to soothe irritated skin.
Leave it on for three to five minutes before rinsing if you want to use it as a mask. Alternatively, you can use it as a daily deep cleanser by mixing a small amount into your face wash. You can also dab this on imperfections as an overnight spot treatment.
Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque ($62 for 100ml)
After a day out in the sun, nothing feels more refreshing than a soothing facial mask. Let your skin soak in the goodness of cooling aloe vera with this hydrating formula that’s perfect for parched skin. Chamomile, lemon essential oils and calendula flower petals also help to soothe and repair stressed skin. Leave on for five minutes and rinse.
Blithe Patting Water Pack in Energy Yellow Citrus & Honey ($54 for 200ml, Sephora)
This is probably the fastest-working mask you’ll ever find. Also known as a ‘splash mask’, this watery treatment can be used in the shower and works in just 15 seconds. Inspired by traditional Korean bathhouses where women would splash botanically-infused water onto their faces after cleansing, this splash mask likewise helps to moisturise and gently exfoliate skin with its lactic acid blend. Use this in the shower: pour a capful of the liquid onto your hands and gently pat the solution onto clean, moist skin (avoiding eyes and lips). Afterwards, splash and rinse with water a few times and step out of the shower with a glow.
L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime With Peony Extract Flash Moisture Mask ($8)
Give yourself a speedy facial with this hydrating mask that’s designed for women on-the-go. It’s made with peony complex to plump dry skin and add radiance to dull complexions. No worries if you’re strapped for time – the rich formula is also able to moisturise thirsty skin in seconds, but you’ll reap maximum benefits by leaving this on for five minutes.
Text: Dawn Chen, SHAPE / Additional Text: Cheryl Lim