It seems many are digging “a mask a day keeps the skin doctors away” – the professionals, celebrities to even Google. There’s now even a popular Instagram trend where celebrities like Lady Gaga, Bella Hadid to Chris Pratt swear by masks and add them in their daily skincare routine.
Whether it’s to hydrate, exfoliate or revitalise and if you prefer a wash-off mask, peel mask, sheet mask, bubble mask, there’s a mask for everyone. Here at Girl Friday, our beauty editors gallantly tried various face masks from the
interesting troublesome magnetic face masks to peel-off masks (super ouch) so you can be sure we’re featuring effective masks. Spoil Pamper your skin with these 5 face masks our beauty editors can’t do without to help minimise or eliminate 5 common skincare concerns.
“Staying in the air-conditioned office is drying my skin out and as it is also sensitive and gets easily irritated, I take extra care in selecting all my masks. My recent obsession, my all-time favourite mask is Fresh Rose Face Mask. It’s a gel mask that is infused with real rose petals and pure rosewater that not only smells awesome, it efficiently quenching my skin’s need for moisture for a fresh-looking and radiant complexion.” – Christie Walden
Everyday Clear Skin
“Magnetic masks are some of the latest trending masks and after trying several brands, I really love the one from SW1. Its Opposites Attract Detoxifying & Purging Mask is more than just fun to use; it is packed with active ingredients such as black tourmaline to energise skin and peptides to firm skin and smooth wrinkles. My skin feels clean, smooth and soft after use. It also doesn’t dry out the skin. It’s the secret to my newfound fabulous healthy complexion!” – Elizabeth Chu
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Oily Skin No More
“I have combination skin and my T-zone suffers from oil spills every so often I run out of a pack of oil blotting papers in a week. Forking out US$62 for Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask (not the cheapest clay masks around) is one of the best choices I’ve made. The result is amazing! Rich in mineral content, Sandalwood oil, known for its astringent properties, chamomile flower and lavender water, this clay mask remedies visible skin woes like redness, large pores and takes away the excess shine without drying out my skin. Additionally, it’s free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates; just awesome.” – Linda J Strong
“If you want to claim victory over acne, activated Charcoal which can absorb 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities is a formidable weapon to possess. For me, Schizandu Organics Activated Charcoal Powder is by far the most effective for treating my occasional breakouts. Made purely of high quality activated charcoal, it saps sebum out of clogged pores, staves off blackheads and calms inflammation at lightning speed. What sets this DIY wash-off mask apart is its versatility; ingestible to eliminate bloating and indigestion and can be applied to whiten teeth.” – Katherine Lee
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The Fairest Of Them All
“How are Korean actresses so fair? In my quest to lighten up, I discovered Peter Thomas Roth Brightening Bubbling Mask, bringing both fun and serious into my skincare routine. Infused with potent skin brightening boosters, hydrators and antioxidants, it certainly imparts a luminous skin glow with continued use. It works through a cooling sensation, gentle and thin-layered foam (not too dramatic) to cleanse and calm skin.” – Alicia Liu