Face Masks That Are Perfect For Every Skin Type

by Claudia Tan
LIFESTYLE  |  August 15, 2018
  • There’s more to masking than you think. Instead of simply using the face mask everyone is raving about, find out which ones suit your skin type best.
    1 / 16 There’s more to masking than you think. Instead of simply using the face mask everyone is raving about, find out which ones suit your skin type best.

    Putting on a face mask is more than just a pampering session. It gives your skin a boost of nourishment for clear, radiant complexion. While it is tempting to hop on the bandwagon and pick up the latest trending mask, know that what works for someone else may not work the same for you. Treat your skin right by picking the face mask that tackles your specific skin concerns. Here are some of the best face masks for every skin type.

    Photo: 123rf.com

    Read more
  • Dull skin: Allies of Skin All Day Pollution Repair Mask ($149 for 50ml, Sephora)
    2 / 16 Dull skin: Allies of Skin All Day Pollution Repair Mask ($149 for 50ml, Sephora)

    Did we just say day mask? That’s right, Allies of Skin has formulated the first leave-on day mask. It works like a day cream, only richer and and more nourishing. Masking has never got more convenient. Look fresh all day as this mask was designed to repair and brighten worn out skin and protect your skin against pollution.

    Photo: Allies of Skin

    Read more
  • Dull skin: Starskin 100% Camellia - Nourishing & Brightening 2-Step Oil Sheet Mask ($16 for one capsule and one mask, Sephora)
    3 / 16 Dull skin: Starskin 100% Camellia - Nourishing & Brightening 2-Step Oil Sheet Mask ($16 for one capsule and one mask, Sephora)

    The secret behind the beautiful, flawless skin of Japanese geishas lie behind the highly prized camellia japonica seed oil. Starskin has combined camellia seed oil and a sheet mask into one product to nourish and brighten dull skin. Even if you have oily skin, this mask will do wonders to balance sebum production to maintain just the right moisture level for you to attain a natural, radiant glow.

    Photo: Starskin

    (Also read: 10 Best Facial Cleansers For Post-Workout That Won’t Dry Your Skin)

    Read more
  • Dull skin: Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask ($95 for 50ml, Sephora)
    4 / 16 Dull skin: Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask ($95 for 50ml, Sephora)

    You will love the creamy texture of this mask that’s packed with brightening and anti-ageing properties. The AHA acids from seven fruits like apple and grapefruit gently exfoliates dull, uneven skin to reveal soft, smooth and radiant skin instantly. It is also infused with Japanese beautyberry plant to support vitamin C that gives you a natural, lasting glow.

    Photo: Tatcha

    Read more
  • Oily, acne-prone skin: Pixi T-Zone Peel-Off Mask ($34 or 45ml, Sephora)
    5 / 16 Oily, acne-prone skin: Pixi T-Zone Peel-Off Mask ($34 or 45ml, Sephora)

    Tired of makeup slipping off your T-zone? Pixi T-Zone Peel-Off Mask is here to combat greasiness. This detoxifying mask gives you instant results by drawing out excess oil and getting rid of impurities. It contains a blend of avocado, cucumber, aloe vera, green tea and bamboo extract that purify and refine pores. We love using it once to twice a week to deal with dull, congested skin.

    Photo: Pixi

    Read more
  • Oily, acne-prone skin: Sephora Mud Mask ($8 for one sheet)
    6 / 16 Oily, acne-prone skin: Sephora Mud Mask ($8 for one sheet)

    This mask clears up and mattifies your complexion in 15 minutes tops. It comes in two halves – for the upper and lower parts of your face – for fuss-free application. No more struggling to spread out your sheet mask. Enriched with mineral clay, it leaves your face feeling clean and oil-free without any dryness or tightness – perfect to prep your face before makeup.

    Photo: Sephora

    Read more
  • Oily, acne-prone skin: Tata Harper Clarifying Mask ($93 for 30ml, Sephora)
    7 / 16 Oily, acne-prone skin: Tata Harper Clarifying Mask ($93 for 30ml, Sephora)

    This all-natural skincare line promises 100 per cent natural and non-toxic products. Bid greasy, problem skin goodbye with the Tata Harper Clarifying Mask. It is formulated with salicylic acid that controls shine on your skin without drying it out. It also contains lactic acid that minimises the appearance of pores.

    Photo: Tata Harper

    (Also read: Anti-ageing Face Masks to Reduce Wrinkles & Dark Spots)

    Read more
  • Dry skin: Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Facial Mask ($36 for five sheets, Sephora)
    8 / 16 Dry skin: Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Facial Mask ($36 for five sheets, Sephora)

    This popular Korean skincare brand is back with a reformed version of their best-selling ceramidin line. Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Face Mask was designed to strengthen your skin’s natural moisture barriers for long-lasting hydration. It contains five hyaluronic acid complexes that work to give you soft, supple skin.The dense fibres of the sheet mask guarantee a seamless adherence to your face, allowing your skin to absorb all its goodness.

    Photo: Dr. Jart+

    Read more
  • Dry skin: Saturday Skin Intense Hydration Mask ($43 for a box of five, Sephora)
    9 / 16 Dry skin: Saturday Skin Intense Hydration Mask ($43 for a box of five, Sephora)

    The soft, cooling sensation from the Saturday Skin Intense Hydration Mask will make you want to leave the mask on all night. You will be surprised by how much moisture this thin and lightweight mask can deliver. It leaves your skin feeling plumped and refreshed.

    Photo: Saturday Skin

    (Also read: 20 Best Facial Cleansers For Every Skin Type)

    Read more
  • Dry skin: Minon Amino Moist Essential Mask ($18.90 for four sheets, Watsons)
    10 / 16 Dry skin: Minon Amino Moist Essential Mask ($18.90 for four sheets, Watsons)

    This Japanese sheet mask is infused with nine types of hydrating amino acids to deliver intense moisture to dry skin. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines caused by dryness. The soft, fitting mask sits on your face comfortably without any dripping. Fifteen minutes is all you need for soft and supple skin. Tip: On no-makeup days, use it before heading out to instantly hydrate and brighten up your face.

    Photo: Minon

    Read more
  • Ageing skin: Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask ($56 for 77ml, Sephora)
    11 / 16 Ageing skin: Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask ($56 for 77ml, Sephora)

    Matcha is not just delicious, it’s also great for your complexion. Pamper your skin with the Boscia Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask that’s jam-packed with antioxidants and vitamins to prevent signs of anti-ageing and inflammation. It is perfect for detoxifying your skin after a day of wearing makeup and being exposed to harmful environmental pollutants. It also contains bakuchiol, a seed-based compound that promotes collagen and elastin for firm, youthful-looking skin.

    Photo: Boscia

    Read more
  • Ageing skin: Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask ($110 for 150ml, Sephora)
    12 / 16 Ageing skin: Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask ($110 for 150ml, Sephora)

    This mask is infused with the thermal waters from Hungarian spas, also known as the fountain of youth. It contains a wide range of Hungarian botanicals like almond and elderberry to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles for younger looking skin.  Don’t be alarmed by the flash of hot, tingling sensation – the mask opens up your pores for maximum nutrient absorption.

    Photo: Peter Thomas

    (Also read: 7 Best Body Moisturisers to Rescue Your Dry Skin)

    Read more
  • Ageing skin: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Overnight Firming Mask ($125ml for 50ml)
    13 / 16 Ageing skin: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Overnight Firming Mask ($125ml for 50ml)

    Maximise your beauty sleep with the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Overnight Firming Mask that firms and hydrates your skin. The result? Smooth and moisturised skin by morning. Its moisture-sealing technology forms a breathable film that prevents any moisture loss while you snooze. We also love its soothing, sleep-inducing scent.

    Photo: Elizabeth Arden

    Read more
  • Sensitive skin: The Body Shop Aloe Multi-Rescue Gel ($26.90 for 200ml)
    14 / 16 Sensitive skin: The Body Shop Aloe Multi-Rescue Gel ($26.90 for 200ml)

    This multitasking lotion can be used as a day cream for your face and body or as a leave-on overnight mask. It’s non-greasy and super gentle on your skin while it works to restore moisture. It also contains organic aloe vera gel and is formulated without alcohol, fragrances or colorants to avoid irritating sensitive skin.

    Photo: The Body Shop

    Read more
  • Sensitive skin: April Skin Rose Water Modeling Mask ($8 for 5g, Guardian)
    15 / 16 Sensitive skin: April Skin Rose Water Modeling Mask ($8 for 5g, Guardian)

    This fun DIY mask allows you to mix up the ingredients to create your very own pink, jelly-like mask that sits comfortably on your face. It is infused with hydrating rose water that comes with an invigorating scent. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes to let the nourishing ingredients penetrate deep into your skin and soothe any irritation. Look forward to clear, dewy skin.

    Photo: April Skin

    Read more
  • Sensitive skin: Caolion Black Powder Rejuvenating Mask ($65 for 50g, Sephora)
    16 / 16 Sensitive skin: Caolion Black Powder Rejuvenating Mask ($65 for 50g, Sephora)

    This mask is perfect for those with dull, dry and sensitive skin. Spread a generous amount on your face before going to bed and rinse off in the morning. You’ll wake up to moisturised and brighter skin thanks to the graphene, lemon peel oil and walnut shell oil in the mask.

    Photo: Caolion

    (Also read: 6 Cheap & Good Makeup Brands You Have to Check Out)

    Read more