If you have oily or blemish-prone skin, these soothing face masks can help––especially when it comes to treating face mask acne
Living in Hong Kong our skin already has a lot to contend with––from the humidity and pollution outside to the drying air-conditioning indoors––but as a result of Covid-19, our skin now has another external factor to content with: face masks.
Now a normal part of daily life, many have found that wearing a face mask day in and day out can have an impact on the skin. And while we've already listed ways to help prevent and treat face mask acne––now known as "maskne"––these soothing skincare masks are sure to leave your skin feeling refreshed. Promising to draw out impurities from skin, these masks are perfect for those with oily, acne and blemish-prone skin, or simply for those who are looking for some mid-week pampering at home.
Caudalie Instant Detox Mask
Staying true to its name, Caudalie's Instant Detox Mask will leave your skin feeling fresher and purified after just one use.
Suitable for all skin types, you can choose to use the mask on a targeted area, or on your full face, with ingredients such as coffee, pink clay and papaya extract working hard to perfect skin. Promising to gently eliminate dead skin cells and reveal a smoother and brighter complexion, the mask draws out impurities to alleviate blocked and congested purse––just what to use if you want to steer clear of blemishes and face mask-related breakouts.
Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask
A similar formula to Caudalie's detox mask, Charlotte Tilbury's Goddess Skin Clay Mask aims to hydrate skin, while tightening pores and fighting imperfections.
Not only does the Spanish clay help to smooth and tighten skin, but the addition of vitamin C has a brightening effect while the sweet almond oil's omega 3's keep skin moisturised and soft.
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque
Known for bringing ingredients-driven skincare that works to the masses, the The Ordinary's Salicylic Acid 2% Masque is the first face mask that the cult brand has released.
Ideal for congested and blemish-prone skin, the mask is enriched with salicylic acid––a dermatologist-approved maskne fighter––to gently exfoliate skin. Paired with charcoal powder, the mask ensures a deep cleanse to leave skin looking clearer and refreshed.
Femmue Flower Infused Fine Mask
Well-suited to sensitive skin, Femmue's Flower Infused Fine Mask is formulated with 99.6% natural ingredients, harnessing the power of botanicals to benefit skin's texture and tone.
This antioxidant-rich mask––enriched with cactus extract and finely ground camellia petals––gently exfoliates the skin, resulting in a brightened complexion. The addition of geranium oil and hyaluronic acid ensure that skin is left feeling plump and refreshed.
Uma Deeply Clarifying Face Mask
Also relying on the healing power of plants to revive and refresh, Uma's Deeply Clarifying Face Mask is perfect for tackling congested complexions.
Promising to soothe and detoxify, the kaoline clay-based formula draws out impurities, with ingredients such as tea tree aiding to combat infections and turmeric and clove keeping blemish causing bacteria at bay.
Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment
This hard-working face mask promises to target skin concerns such as visible pores, oiliness and acne and blemishes.
The Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment mask is enriched with salicylic acid to fight acne, while the activated-X charcoal lifts away dirt and other skin congestions, resulting in a refined, healthy-looking complexion.
Murad Clarifying Mask
Designed for weekly use, Murad's Clarifying Mask is best-suited to acne-prone skin.
The natural, clay-based formula absorbs pore-clogging dirt and bacteria, with the active ingredient of sulphur working to decrease acne’s severity and help to clear skin.
Tata Harper Clarifying Mask
Proudly free from GMOS, toxins, fillers, artificial colours, artificial fragrances, and synthetic chemicals, Tata Harper's brand ethos is to produce high-quality and effective skincare products which are made from 100% natural products.
The Clarifying Mask relies on a powerful Salicylic Acid Trio to help balance sebum and control excess oil making it perfect for blemish-prone skin. The addition of chlorella, AHA Superfruit Blend and lactic, malic and tartaric Acids also aim to nourish skin and encourage cell renewal.