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Here at Voir, skincare is our favourite type of self-care. There is something incredibly relaxing and nurturing to the self in taking the time to ‘feed’ our skin with nourishing ingredients, let alone the profound feeling of joy that is experienced once skincare begins to work. We’ve all evolved our skincare habits massively through the years, but understanding the nature of our skin is the hardest of it all. It is much more complex than it seems to master a routine that over time gives us the results we want, especially without the assistance of a dermatologist or access to facials and medical treatments. But these face masks are the closest thing to the intervention of a professional at a spa or salon.
There can be several types of face masks: from sheet masks to jars, with fancy applicators and innovative packaging. Face masks have become rituals, an experience to get to know others, as well as ourselves better, for socialising and forming intimate bonds. Our skin dictates our relationship with the outside world, and there is something quite magical in taking the time to nourish these relationships. As the role of face masks in society becomes increasingly popular (as it should), here are some of our favourite suggestions that will make you truly cared after, your skin radiant and leave your soul exuding positive energy anywhere you go.
BEST FOR: sensitive, inflamed skin
Herbivore Blue Tansy resurfacing clarity mask
This lightly exfoliating mask is infused with soothing ingredients that will calm your skin and any type of inflammation. Cool and soothing on the skin, this cleansing mask includes natural AHA from fruit enzymes and natural BHA from white willow bark (a much gentler version of our loved salicylic acid, yeah!). These elements work to clear away dead skin cells and exfoliate the complexion. As the key ingredient, blue tansy oil promotes a smoother and more even texture with less redness.
BEST FOR: detoxifying and restoring properties
I’m from mugwort mask
This mask is a wash-off mask made with mugwort sourced from the Ganghwa County in Korea to calm and soothe irritated, red or troubled skin. It’s formulation is rich in minerals and vitamins, as Korean mugwort is known for its ability to restore youthful skin and its amazing calming and detoxifying properties.
BEST FOR: that blinding glow
REN glycolic lactic radiance renewal mask
This cult-favorite exfoliating mask contains fruit-derived acids to renew and refine skin’s appearance, and the best thing about it is that it’s all natural! (as the company name ‘Clean Skincare’ claims). It will leave you the most gorgeous glow your skin has ever achieved, and it’s the ultimate exfoliating mask (forget the irritating red mask you’ve seen dominating TikTok).
BEST FOR: anti-aging properties
Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask
An overnight mask that deeply hydrates, plumps, and brightens with THD ascorbate (vitamin C), squalane, and hyaluronic acid. This powerful mask combines luxurious hydrating ingredients – such as superberries rich in antioxidants – to promise dream like skin. And the many 5-star reviews on Sephora make it ever so desireable!
Words By Tommaso Donnati