If stress and fatigue are culprits for your lacklustre complexion, turn to these facial masks that will help restore smoothness, hydration and radiance to your skin.
FOR DEHYDRATED SKIN: Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask, $80 (70 ml)
Roses not only smell great but offer amazing hydration and soothing properties. The Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask, $80 (70 ml), is a mask duo that consists of an Essence Mask which quenches parched skin, and a Gel-Cream Mask which locks in moisture and delivers continuous hydration for up to 24 hours.
FOR DEHYDRATED SKIN: innisfree Green Tea Sleeping Mask, $22 (80 ml)
The lightweight gel texture of the innisfree Green Tea Sleeping Mask, $22 (80 ml), turns watery once applied on skin, absorbing quickly without leaving any stickiness. Formulated to be slightly acidic, the mask respects skin’s natural pH levels and helps restore moisture levels for healthier skin.
FOR DEHYDRATED SKIN: KORA Organics Noni Glow Sleeping Mask, $68 (100 ml)
Harnessing skin’s natural healing ability while you sleep, the KORA Organics Noni Glow Sleeping Mask, $68 (100 ml), is filled with natural botanical extracts like silver ear mushroom, coconut milk, caviar lime extract and kakadu plum extract to nourish and repair all skin types.
FOR DEHYDRATED SKIN: La Mer The Intensive Revitalizing Mask, $300 (75 ml)
Ideal for busy women, the La Mer The Intensive Revitalizing Mask, $300 (75 ml), requires only eight minutes to plump and reenergise skin. Proprietary complex Miracle Broth, which is found in all La Mer products, helps restore skin’s health.
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FOR DEHYDRATED SKIN: Tofu no Moritaya Soy Milk Yogurt Face Pack, $33.90 (150 g)
Packed with natural skincare ingredients like yoghurt, fermented soy milk and honey, the Tofu no Moritaya Soy Milk Yogurt Face Pack, $33.90 (150 g), hydrates and brightens skin at the same time. The fermented soy milk is also rich in lactic acid, which gently exfoliates without irritation.
FOR CONGESTED SKIN: Lu Ming Tang Miraculous Detox Paste, $65 (140 ml)
With ingredients like Yunnan black tea, Longjing green tea, jujube, sesame seed and black rice, we won’t be surprised if anyone accidentally ingests the Lu Ming Tang Miraculous Detox Paste, $65 (140 ml), because it smells good enough to eat. The natural ingredients improve skin’s healing ability, while buffing away pollutants and impurities for revitalised skin.
FOR DULL SKIN: Sulwhasoo Snowise Exfoliating Mask, $85 (80 ml)
Finely-ground white ginseng powder within the Sulwhasoo Snowise Exfoliating Mask, $85 (80 ml), helps slough away dull, dry skin. White ginseng is also a powerful brightening ingredient which suppresses melanin production and improves skin’s collagen production.
FOR OILY SKIN: Caudalie The Mask Collection Purifying Mask, $53 (75 ml)
Ideal for oily skin which is prone to blemishes, the Caudalie The Mask Collection Purifying Mask, $53 (75 ml), contains kaolin clay and bentonite which decongest and soothe at the same time. Zinc and flax seed extracts regulate sebum production, leaving skin looking matte and fresh.
FOR CONGESTED SKIN: HERA Blue Clay Cooling Mask, $38 (50 ml)
Containing eight types of antioxidant-rich berries, the HERA Blue Clay Cooling Mask, $38 (50 ml), is great for use on a hot day as its cooling sensation lasts for up to two hours. Walnut scrub powder helps remove dead surface skin for brighter-looking skin.
FOR DULL SKIN: By Terry Hydra-Éclat Mask, $105 (75 ml)
Powered by highly-regenerative native cells derived from white and pastel roses, the By Terry Hydra-Éclat Mask, $105 (75 ml), improves skin cell renewal and hydration. They also work to reduce melanin levels and the activity of the enzyme tyrosinase, which is responsible for melanin production in skin.
FOR PIGMENTATION: Clarins White Plus Pure Translucency Brightening Revive Night-Mask Gel, $115 (50 ml)
The Clarins White Plus Pure Translucency Brightening Revive Night-Mask Gel, $115 (50 ml), can be used both as a moisturiser or when applied generously, an overnight mask. Active ingredients derived from acerola fruit, spergularia blossoms and engelhardia chrysolepis, help brighten complexion by breaking down existing melanin.
FOR LACKLUSTRE SKIN: Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask, $95 (50 ml)
Using AHA derived from seven different fruits, the Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask, $95 (50 ml), sloughs away dull skin gently and without irritation. Water-soluble vitamin C improves collagen production and skin cell turnover rate for brighter and smoother skin.
Text: Arissa Ha
A print version of this story can also be found in the May 2019 issue of The Singapore Women’s Weekly.