It's time to get your glow on at home with our pick of the best face and eye masks that work to hydrate, brighten and boost skin
If you’re planning a little at home pampering, it pays to make sure your products are working hard in order to flood your skin with nutrients, as well as elevating the results of any aesthetic treatments you may be having.
Sophisticated formulations and top of the class ingredients to look out for include hyaluronic acid
, tranexamic acid
and even a slick of retinol
to hydrate, firm and plump.
The latest active face masks have all you need to get your glow on, and here we present our star lineup. Which one will you choose?
111 Skin Y Theorem Bio Cellulose Facial Mask
Initially used to treat burns victims, this face mask comes from the 111 Skin stable so you know it’s going to be good. This healing treatment is designed to soothe, support and strengthen stressed skin by acting as a second skin that encourages penetration of ingredients, including a blend of botanical and synthetic actives, plus licorice root. “I have been using bio-cellulose in wound repair throughout my medical career,” says 111 Skin MD Dr Yannis Alexandrides. “With fibres 500x finer than tissue masks, it can lock hydration into the skin and is the perfect way to soothe, soften and saturate your skin in nourishment.”
Meder Beauty Hydra-Fill Mask – Deep Hydration
Meder Beauty has a great range of face masks, including this celebrity favourite which is reportedly used by Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan to get her skin camera-ready. The closest you’ll get to an instant, non-invasive beauty treatment to brighten, plump and deeply hydrate skin, the formulation blends hard-working low and high molecular weight ingredients that work on each level of the epidermis – from the surface to the deep – and includes Irish moss alga, polyhydroxy acid
, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E
, peptides and tranexamic acid.
PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Overnight Mask
Want a stay-at-home partner to team up with your Profhilo
injectable moisturiser? Then why not opt for this hyaluronic acid-packed mask, which saturates your skin in hydration while you slumber. Containing a blend of corrective ingredients including sodium hyaluronate and hydrolysed hyaluronic acid, 2 per cent niacinamide
and 2 per cent panthenol to boost skin radiance and luminosity, additional natural extracts calm and soothe to encourage deep, restful sleep.
Skin Republic Retinol Hydrogel Face Sheet Mask
Costing under £10, you won’t find a retinol
-based home use product that’s more affordable than this mask. The biodegradable eco sheet mask
supports natural collagen production, speeds cell turnover, increases elasticity and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Additional ingredients include conditioning jojoba, soothing chamomile, and one of our favourites, niacinamide
, which helps to even out skin tone and boost collagen production.
Jillian Dempsey Hydrating Eye Masks
These high tech, ultra hydrating and calming bio-cellulose eye masks from makeup artist Jillian Dempsey infuse the skin with a milky prebiotic
serum, to reinforce the skin barrier around the delicate eye area while firming and hydrating. Available in a pack of 10, the 100 per cent natural masks also contain hyaluronic acid and almond oils to further reduce dryness, while working on minimising fine lines and wrinkles and plumping the skin.
Medik8 Ultimate Recovery Bio-Cellulose Mask
Said to be the ultimate SOS and rejuvenating treatment, this hydrating mineral sheet mask cares for skin in need of a hydration boost. Fragrance and alcohol-free, and enriched with detoxifying minerals to calm the most sensitive skin types, additional ingredients include healing zinc, hyaluronic acid
and antioxidant rockweed algae extract, along with bio-cellulose, which is said to be the gold standard in sheet mask materials.