Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well!
This post is probably the one I’ve spent the longest preparing for; for literally the best part of a year or more, I’ve been trialing as many different face masks as I possibly can, to find the best ones and tell you about them – so that’s what I’m here to do. I’ve selected my 5 favourites that made the cut, and I’m going to tell you why. You can buy any of these masks by clicking on the name of them.
Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask, £62 – By a landslide, this is the most expensive mask in my Top 5. I know a lot of you may think ‘That’s absolutely ridiculous to pay that much’, but honestly, I bought it and didn’t regret a single penny. Omorovicza is a luxury brand, and this mask is filled with luxury ingredients. It contains calcium, magnesium and Hungarian moor mud. It is incredible.
This mask draws all the shit out your skin basically; toxins, dirt, impurities. My top tip is not to use this before a big night out or a big day. Use this when you know you’ve not really got much on for the next few days, and ideally you’re just going to be knocking about the house. When I used this, I was pretty spotty for a few days after, because it was drawing everything out. Then, the spots went, and I was left with beautifully clear, smooth, and clean feeling skin.
You apply a layer and leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then remove with a damp muslin cloth. Also, they say you can apply it individually to spots to bring them out and clear them up quicker.
It’s actually one of the first mud masks I’ve used that doesn’t dry so much that you can’t move your face whilst it’s on for fear of cracking; it sits comfortably on the skin and it also smells amazing, literally like a spa in a jar.
It’s very pricey, but it’s worth it. If you’re on the hunt for some luxury skincare, or something that’s going to clear your skin up, this is the one for you.
Pür Cosmetics Dirty Girl Detoxifying Mudd Masque (£18) – A much more affordable mask, this definitely does what it says on the tin (or bottle); detoxifies. I flit between using all these masks when my skin is in need of different things, and I find this is amazing for unclogging pores, and really exfoliates and cleanses the skin.
It literally looks like chocolate on your face, and it does dry to that ‘can’t really move your face’ situation, but I don’t mind it. You can leave it on for 5-20 minutes, I always do 20 as when I use this my skin is in need of sorting out. I always find after using this that my skin looks a lot smoother in the morning, my pores look more refined, any spots I might of had have reduced, and I used this the other evening and found my makeup applied a lot better in the morning, probably due to this getting rid of excess oils and dirt on the skin.
I really like this mask, and you get a fair amount in the bottle for £18, so it’s definitely worth a go.
Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub (£29) – Clinique skincare is always great in my experience, but I’d never actually tried any of their face masks until this.
After going through a really severe breakout, I bought this on a whim, and tried it out. It’s a quick mask, telling you to only leave it on for 5 minutes. I find it smells a little bit like Plasticine, and it applies grey on the face, and dries pale blue.
When it’s dried after the 5 minutes, you then get warm water and rub in circular motions to remove the mask, which also exfoliates your skin at the same time as this is a mask/scrub. I really find this gives me a good detox and removes dry skin and impurities. I love the fact it’s more of a quick fix rather than a pamper mask where you lay in the bath with it on your skin for ages; this is just one you put on, take off, and it really does improve your skins appearance and makes it feel seriously soft.
It reduces blemishes without seeming to make them worse, despite the fact it is an exfoliant and a clay mask which can sometimes worsen them briefly whilst the dirt is coming to the surface, and exfoliants can sometimes be harsh on my skin, but I’ve found this to perfect just to apply when I’m rushing about and my skins looking a bit shit and in need of being perked up.
The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask (£17) – I don’t think I’ve ever found a skincare product from The Body Shop that I don’t love, and this is no exception.
A messy mask, for definite (it seems to get bloody everywhere), but worth it. A complete skin detox. Literally a facial in a jar. It’s a tingling face mask, so expect to feel a little something when you apply it; it contains bamboo charcoal and organic tea tree oil amongst others, and it’s 100% vegan.
In my experience, it’s been a complete spot buster, probably down to the tea tree oil it contains. My skin always looks and feels soft, glowing and clearer after using it. I also feel like I look younger after using it, which can only be a good thing. I haven’t found any instructions on how long to leave it on for, so I usually go for a standard 20-30 minutes to really get all the crap out of my skin.
I really do love this mask, especially as it’s full of natural ingredients so I’m not putting chemicals onto my face. I really recommend it.
Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask (£38) – Potentially my all time favourite face mask; in fact not potentially, it is. This is just amazing. Where do I even begin?
It smells lovely; again, like a spa in a tube. It feels amazing to apply; it doesn’t dry to the degree where you can’t move your face. It’s smooth and luxurious, and you only need to leave it on for 10 minutes before washing off. I’d definitely wash it off with a damp muslin cloth, because this really, really tightens your pores and your skin, and your hands feel a bit funny after if you use them to take it off with.
My skin feels like a baby’s after using this; smooth, plump, fresh, clear, and my pores look and feel seriously refined. This is the mask I will always use before a night out, as it gives me the perfect base to apply my makeup onto.
I could not recommend this enough; yes it’s expensive but oh my God is it worth it.
I hope you enjoyed this post and found some masks that will work for you!
All my love BGP xx