I love me a good face mask, who doesn’t? From clay masks to sheet masks, I think I’ve tried them all!
I never really got into religiously wearing a face mask until about 4 years ago when I was 22 years old. When I was younger than that, I only applied a face mask once in awhile whenever I feel like my skin needed some help.
After some trial and error, I’ve found some face masks that I’ve loved and repurchased a few times and today I am going to tell you all about them.
These masks are not just for oily skin (which is what mine is 80% of the time), as I’m currently on Accutane and my skin is now considered ‘normal’ and sometimes even ‘dry’, so I’ve been through a few different skin types myself which puts me in a good position to recommend a whole variety for everyone!
Lush’s Mask Of Magnaminty
Best Suited For : All Skin Types
I’ve mentioned this mask a couple of times on my blog, mostly because it is my most repurchased mask of all time. I think I’ve repurchased it about 12 times now, and that is a crazy amount for a face mask.
It retails for £9 for for a 125g tub or £27 for a 600g tub. Since the mask has an expiry date, I usually don’t get the huge tubs as I’m afraid I won’t finish them in time. There are also two versions – one self preserving one and one non-self preserving one. I usually get the non-self preserving one as I find it less liquidy and less sticky, which I prefer.
If you want a more moisturising effect, go for the self preserving version. You can also use it for back and chest acne!
From the Lush website –
A minty, multi-purpose mask with a mixture of gentle yet effective ingredients, including honey and kaolin, to help you maintain your magnificent skin.
This mask is SO extremely cooling and I put it in the fridge for maximum cooling effect. It helps decrease the amount of breakouts as well as soothe the skin. The mild grounded aduki beans also act as a gentle exfoliant when you wash it off.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Clay Mask
Best Suited For : Oily, Acne Prone Skin
This mask is a great pick me up for acne prone skin. If you already love and use other items from the tea tree range in The Body Shop, this is a must-add to your collection. It has my favourite skincare ingredient – tea tree! Unlike most tea tree products, this mask is NOT drying at all and I love it so much!
On The Body Shop website, it describes this mask as –
Enriched with Community Trade tea tree oil, the mask helps clear impurities whilst absorbing excess sebum, leaving skin feeling soothed and looking clearer. Enriched with Community Trade tea tree oil from the foothills of Mount Kenya.
Would highly recommend it even if you don’t have acne as it is generally very soothing and mild. I used this daily at one point and found it was very suitable. Sometimes I only use it on areas where I have a breakout and it would calm it down.
The Body Shop’s tea tree range is great for anyone with acne and blemishes. It’s my favourite range of all time!
Innisfree’s Bija Trouble Mask
Best Suited For : Acne Prone Skin
This was the first Innisfree mask I had ever tried. Because I already used the Bija Trouble Toner and Bija Lotion, I knew this range was suitable for me. The range is perfect for acne prone skin, as stated on the website –
Bija that bears precious fruits after enduring for a long time retains excellent natural energy to dramatically improve skin condition. Citrus green herbal fragrance from Bija Forest produces phytoncides and lavender that allows your soul to breathe and relax.
The texture is very creamy and smells slightly medicinal and minty, which is fine for me. You barely notice the smell after awhile. It also washes off very easily. The formula contains 2% salicylic acid content which works wonders for acne and blemishes. It also doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry or tight which I like and that is hard to find with masks that claim to help with acne and oily skin. This doesn’t dehydrate the skin at all!
Etude House’s Therapy Air Sheet Mask
Best Suited For : Dry, Irritated Skin
Sheet masks are the type of mask I use the least, but when I do I really enjoy them!
I save my sheet masks for days where my skin feels dehydrated and would appreciate a good moist pampering. Etude House’s sheet masks are sooo affordable at only £1 per mask, and they have over 20 different types to choose from so there is something for everyone.
On the Etude House website, the sheet masks are described as –
Light and comfortable like air! The hypo-allergenic sheet that is good for the sensitive skin type.
My picks would be the hyaluronic acid mask, the aloe vera mask, the blueberry mask and the snail mask. Their masks can also be used daily, which means they’re very mild, lightweight and also not harmful to the skin when used 7 times a week. Many users have also reported putting these masks in the fridge before use for a cooling effect.
Some By Mi’s Bye Bye Blackhead Bubble Mask
Best Suited For : Sensitive Skin, Blackheads
If you haven’t tried a bubble mask before, I would highly recommend this as a starter!
This mask also doubles up as a cleanser and is described as –
Bubble cleanser formulated with 240,000ppm of green tea water, 16 tea extracts and 5,000ppm of naturally derived BHA to cleanse blackheads and whiteheads from pores for brighter skin.
To use it as a bubble mask, simply leave it on the skin like you would a normal mask and watch a cloud form on your skin – it is the funniest but also most interesting way to wear a face mask ever! I looked like a proper cloud and it made me laugh. When I washed it off, I felt very refreshed and cleansed. To use it as a cleanser, just apply on damp skin and use like normal.
It is a very cool product and I swear by SomeByMi’s ranges! At some point I will do a more in-depth review of their other products that I’ve been enjoying.
I hope you enjoyed reading my post as much as I enjoyed writing it. I’m obsessed with skincare and anything you can do to give yourself a little pamper.
Have you tried any of the face masks I mentioned? Which are your favourites?
If you haven’t, which are you most looking forward to trying? Let me know in the comments!