7 Face Masks That Work In Five Minutes Or Less

by Dawn Chen
Lifestyle  |  August 31, 2017
  • Skincare treatments that give you glowing skin in no time.
    1 / 8 Skincare treatments that give you glowing skin in no time.

    When it comes to skincare, you want a face mask that works – and works fast. Enter these five masks to suit every girl’s need. Purify, brighten, soften and nourish skin in minutes and say hello to a beautiful, glowing complexion!

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  • Belif The White Decoction – Ultimate Brightening Bubble Mask ($53)
    2 / 8 Belif The White Decoction – Ultimate Brightening Bubble Mask ($53)

    The latest product from Korean herbal skincare brand Belif will bring out the child in you. The brightening mask applies on as a gel but quickly foams up with fizzy bubbles. The foam helps to draw out impurities and excess sebum without stripping skin of moisture. Leave on for five minutes and rinse to reveal a softer and more radiant complexion.

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  • Garnier Pure Active Matcha Deep Clean Blackhead & Pore Purifying Clay Mask ($2 for two doses, leading pharmacies)
    3 / 8 Garnier Pure Active Matcha Deep Clean Blackhead & Pore Purifying Clay Mask ($2 for two doses, leading pharmacies)

    This mask warms up upon application to open your pores for a deeper cleanse. Kaolin clay helps to dissolve oil and remove dirt while matcha extract reduces inflammation and irritation on acne-prone skin. Apply evenly to clean skin and rinse off after three minutes. Available from September 2017.

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  • Blithe Patting Water Pack in Energy Yellow Citrus & Honey ($54 for 200ml, Sephora)
    4 / 8 Blithe Patting Water Pack in Energy Yellow Citrus & Honey ($54 for 200ml, Sephora)

    This is probably the fastest-working mask you’ll ever find. Also known as a ‘splash mask’, this watery treatment can be used in the shower and works in just 15 seconds. Inspired by traditional Korean bathhouses where women would splash botanically-infused water onto their faces after cleansing, this splash mask likewise helps to moisturise and gently exfoliate skin with its lactic acid blend. Use this in the shower: pour a capful of the liquid onto your hands and gently pat the solution onto clean, moist skin (avoiding eyes and lips). Afterwards, splash and rinse with water a few times and step out of the shower with a glow.

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  • Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask ($95 for 100ml)
    5 / 8 Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask ($95 for 100ml)

    Effectively deep clean and detox congested skin with this gentle clay mask. Formulated with the brand’s proprietary mineral-rich Umbrian clay, this won’t make your skin feel taut or dry after use. Contains chamomile and lavender extracts to soothe irritated skin.

    Leave it on for three to five minutes before rinsing if you want to use it as a mask. Alternatively, you can use it as a daily deep cleanser by mixing a small amount into your face wash. You can also dab this on imperfections as an overnight spot treatment.

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  • Estelle & Thild Biocleanse Deep Cleansing Detox Mask ($57, Sephora)
    6 / 8 Estelle & Thild Biocleanse Deep Cleansing Detox Mask ($57, Sephora)

    Natural bentonite clay draws out impurities and toxins while black elderflower calms and softens skin. True to this organic Swedish brand’s belief, this deep cleansing mask is both gentle on skin and on the environment. Leave on for three to five minutes and rinse with warm water.

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  • L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime With Peony Extract Flash Moisture Mask ($8)
    7 / 8 L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime With Peony Extract Flash Moisture Mask ($8)

    Give yourself a speedy facial with this hydrating mask that’s designed for women on-the-go. It’s made with peony complex to plump dry skin and add radiance to dull complexions. No worries if you’re strapped for time – the rich formula is also able to moisturise thirsty skin in seconds, but you’ll reap maximum benefits by leaving this on for five minutes.

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  • Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque ($62 for 100ml)
    8 / 8 Kiehl’s Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque ($62 for 100ml)

    After a day out in the sun, nothing feels more refreshing than a soothing facial mask. Let your skin soak in the goodness of cooling aloe vera with this hydrating formula that’s perfect for parched skin. Chamomile, lemon essential oils and calendula flower petals also help to soothe and repair stressed skin. Leave on for five minutes and rinse.

    Photo: Kiehl’s

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