Skincare 101: Fresh face mask tips


Face masks have become one of the most coveted and used skincare products, and they’re only getting better with time. There’s a mask for every skincare need: blemishes, dullness, uneven tone and even masks to make your makeup pop.


The Ordinary salicylic acid masque

Formulated for blemish prone skin, cult skincare brand The Ordinary’s salicylic acid masque works to leave the skin feeling refreshed, targeting dead skin cells for skin that’s prone to blemishes and oil. Radiant skin, here we come!  

$9 each, $45 pack of six

Go-To transformazing sheet mask

This mask is designed to be used before makeup, think before a big event, and will leave you with a serious glow in just 10 minutes. The key ingredients are this year’s skincare hero niacinamide, Kakadu plum extract and finger lime extract. This one has the beauty editor tick of approval!

Biossance squalane and glycolic renewal facial

This is a triple threat; a peel, exfoliator and a mask all in one. The ingredients, namely glycolic acid, multi-alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and exfoliating minerals, work quickly to leave behind skin that’s soft and bright.

Garnier Vitamin C shot tissue mask

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With Vitamin C, another ingredient that’s having a moment right now, it helps to treat photo-damaged skin and pump up collagen production. This sheet mask works to “energise and illuminate” the skin, delivering a ‘shot’ of hydration for an all-day glow.

Frank Body glow mask


This one’s for the morning after (or the night before the morning after), delivering a major hit of hydration for reduced puffiness and give your skin an extra pep. Within five minutes, the coffee seed oil, shea and cocoa butters, goji berry extract and cranberry and raspberry seed oils will have worked their magic, leaving you ready for the day/night ahead!

Alya Skin pink clay mask

This is your perfect Sunday night mask – head into the week with a Monday morning glow! The pink clay detoxifies and brightens the skin, tightening pores and extracting pollutants from the skin, and in turn helping clear up blemishes.

Grown Alchemist age repair gel mask

Designed to combat signs of ageing, this mask from Grown Alchemist is lightweight and includes pomegranate extract to form and smooth the skin. The gel mask increases skin elasticity, hydrates, firms and nourishes the face, leaving the skin smooth and supple.

Prep and maintain

Most masks need to go onto clean, dry skin to work, so be sure you remove any products or makeup before applying. Also, make sure you moisturise with your usual routine after removing your mask to ensure your skin retains all that glow-y goodness.

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