9 fab face masks for all skin types

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Whether your skin is in need of a deep clean, a brightening boost or a hit of hydration, these face masks are sure to please, no matter the skin type or concern.

Face masks have come on a long way since the 5-minute sachets that groups of teens would adorn at sleepovers. Beauty brands now offer a range of powerful formulas that have the ability to quickly transform the skin with visibly noticeable results. Check out our faves below...


Unlike other clay-based masks that have the tendency to leave skin feeling stripped, this multi-tasking formula combines Spanish Clay with Sweet Almond Oil to nourish and tightens pores leaving you with clearer, softer and glowing skin. 

Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask, £45; available at Fenwick Bond Street, Brent Cross, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells

This multi-award winning mask plumps and rejuvenates tired complexions thanks to its blend of hydrating vitamins and restorative plant extracts. Apply a generous layer over dry, clean skin for 15 minutes for visibly smoother, luminous results.

Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask, £95.50; available at Fenwick Bond Street, Colchester, Kingston, Leicester, Newcastle, Windsor

If you find the more traditional grainy scrubs on the market irritate your skin, plump for an acid-based resurfacing mask like this award-winner from Oskia. Its luxe, buttery balm is packed with Passion Fruit and Papaya enzymes that slough away dead skin, boost radiance and promote cell regeneration.

Oskia Renaissance Mask, £49.50; available at Fenwick Bond Street

This powerful little mask safeguards your skin against the damaging effects of city life, such as UV rays, pollution and daily impurities thanks to its anti-oxidant rich formula. Plus, the nourishing formula replenishes skin with vital nutrients so skin is left feeling refreshed and ready to face the elements.

Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque £28; available at Fenwick Canterbury, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells

If you’re suffering with uncomfortably dry, dehydrated skin, Eve Lom’s Moisture Mask is your new best friend. A deeply hydrating  mix of Aqua Complex and Sodium Hyaluronate increase the moisture content and longevity of skin cells while Vitamin E acts as a protective barrier. 

Eve Lom Moisture Mask, £65; Bond Street, Canterbury, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, York

This juicy mask is packed full of nourishing Mango Oil and Shea Butter to strengthen, tighten and define the contours of weak, ageing skin. 

Clarins Super Restorative Replenishing Comfort Mask, £56; available at Fenwick stores nationwide

Despite common misconceptions, those with oily, breakout-prone skin can also be dehydrated. Enter: Aveda’s intensely hydrating, yet oil-free mask that contains soothing Aloe, Kelp and Lavender to calm and nourish the skin.

Aveda intense hydrating masque, £28.50; available at Fenwick Brent Cross, Canterbury, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, York

If your skin is screaming out for a deep clean, reach for this purifying mask from Neal’s Yard that’s designed to detoxify and rebalance oily and combination skin. A potent mix of Green Clay and Palmarosa unblocks pores, removes impurities and calms existing blemishes.

Neal's Yard Palmarosa Purifying Facial Mask, £26.50; available at Fenwick Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Leicester, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, York

REN’s cult Glycolactic mask harnesses 100% pure fruit acids, such as Glycolic, Lactic and Citric, to gently exfoliate away dirt and dead skin cells that build up and give the appearance of dull, decongested skin. Leave the gel-like texture on for around 10 minutes and you’ll be left with a more even, radiant complexion.

REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask, £32; available at Fenwick Bond Street, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor, York

By Grace Gargini