Treatments that will unclog your pores, brighten your complexion and soften your skin. By Dawn Chen
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No matter your skin concern, there’s definitely a face mask to suit your need. These powerful treatments will perfect your complexion, allowing you to reap the benefits of a spa day at home.
Biotherm Life Plankton Mask ($72, Tangs at Tang Plaza)
A high concentration of Biotherm’s trademark life plankton – an ingredient that speeds up cell renewal and recovery – makes this a winner for soothing and repairing skin.
Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque ($49)
Launching in February 2016, this innovative mask claims to reduce the effects of UV damage and oxidative stress thanks to bitter orange extracts. It also has vitamin E – a known antioxidant – and cilantro seed oil to nourish and strengthen skin.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Purifying Enzyme Mask ($15.90, leading pharmacies)
The two key ingredients – kaolin clay and papaya fruit acids – in this deep-cleansing mask work together to unclog pores and soften skin. The result? A brighter, clearer complexion after just one use.
Handmade Heroes Beauty Warrior Face Mask – Hibiscus Vitamin C Boost ($22.90, Isetan Scotts)
Combat dull and tired-looking skin with this antioxidant-rich face mask. This also doubles up as a facial exfoliator – just mix one parts mask with two parts water and gently buff onto skin.
Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Mask Boost ($124)
Firm and hydrate skin with this hardworking multitasker. Made with patented technology, it promises to boost skin’s ability to fight ageing, keeping your complexion plump, youthful and radiant.
June Jacobs Mandarin Moisture Masque ($97, Sephora)
Thirsty skin will drink up this refreshing gel mask that has algae extracts and hyaluronic acid to promote moisture retention. Best of all, it’s free of nasties like parabens, preservatives and synthetic dyes.
Skin Inc Get Glowin’ Brightening Mask ($98-286)
Score a more radiant complexion in just 10 minutes with this fast-acting mask. The rich formula has active ingredients like vitamin C and liquorice extracts to slow the production of melanin and give you a dewy glow.
Arcona Tea Tree Mask ($47, Sephora)
Reap the antibacterial effects of tea tree extracts with this detoxifying mask that’s especially good for congested skin. It also has lavender extracts to calm and soothe angry skin.
Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay ($50)
This creamy mask deep cleanses skin by drawing out dirt and impurities from pores. Leave on for 10 minutes, then add a bit of water to activate the jojoba beads. Rub them into skin to gently slough off dead skin for a smoother complexion.