It’s no secret winter is the best time of year to give your skin a little extra TLC. When the temperature plummets, the harsh winds and cold air are a recipe for dull, dehydrated skin.
We’ve rounded up our favourite moisture-boosting face masks to hydrate, soothe and brighten your winter-weary complexion. From the cult-fave Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask to Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque, here are the eight face masks you’ll want to keep on your top shelf this winter.
This creamy, dreamy, everyday face mask is a refreshing drink of water for parched skin. It’s infused with sweet almond oil, plant-based squalane, and hyaluronic acid to plump skin, restore hydration and help banish fine lines.
FRESH ROSE FACE MASK, ($75)
This cult-fave hydrating and toning gel mask is infused with real rose petals, pure rosewater, and a smart algae to deliver optimum moisture and sooth irritated skin. Slather on for ten minutes and reap the immediate brightening benefits.
CLINIQUE MOISTURE SURGE OVERNIGHT MASK, ($34.50 USD)
A must-have on your top shelf this winter. This penetrating overnight mask works while you sleep, replenishing lost moisture and providing ultimate nourishment to the skin. Get ready to wake up with a gleaming (never greasy) complexion.
ANTIPODES AURA MANUKA HONEY MASK, ($43 USD)
This luscious face mask delivers an intensely moisturizing, cleansing and antioxidizing treatment. It’s infused with antibacterial manuka honey, which powerfully draws moisture to your skin to give you that boost of hydration your skin is craving.
HERBIVORE BOTANICALS BLUE TANSY AHA + BHA RESURFACING CLARITY MASK, ($48 USD)
Blue Tansy oil, fruit enzymes and White Willow Bark are combined in this brilliantly blue-hued, gently resurfacing and clarifying mask. Together, these all-natural ingredients work to unclog pores, exfoliate dead skin cells, and reduce redness to help soothe irritated, winter-weary skin.
These ultra-luxe moisture-boosting sheet masks are soaked with Pitera, a clear liquid rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids. Renowned makeup artist Pat McGrath swears by these instantly hydrating masks and uses them to prep models’ skin backstage during fashion week.
This powerful mask formulated with cilantro and orange extract promises to banish the harsh effects of pollution on the skin in exchange for a radiant complexion. The oil from cilantro helps to replenish skin barrier lipids to maintain a proper skin barrier protection, which is often compromised by pollution damage. The orange extract helps to protect skin by blocking damage caused by pollutants that attach to skin, while simultaneously being an anti-inflammatory and giving you hydration benefits.
This luxurious nighttime mask is formulated with avocado and apricot kernel oil to deeply quench compromised moisture reserves while helping to prevent future dehydration. Bonus: you can even use it on elbows and knees to sooth dry patches.