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How to choose the right face mask for an at-home facial

How to choose the right face mask for an at-home facial
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When it comes to face masks, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. With a wide variety available, we're here to help you in the selection process. Whether you prefer indulgent textures or purifying treatments, discover our ultimate guide to all types of face masks.

Clay and Charcoal Masks

Clay and charcoal face masks are a popular choice, as they work to refine pores, draw away impurities and clarify the complexion. These masks can be applied to oilier areas such as the T-zone of the face and the chin, or to the whole face as a deep cleansing treatment.

The Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask is ideal for oily and acne-prone skin as the formula actively decongests the skin, leaving it more refined and noticeably smoother.

Nourishing Masks

For an instant boost of hydration, nourishing masks offer a variety of luxurious textures. Formulas often include moisture replenishing ingredients such as Honey, Hyaluronic Acid and Rosewater.

The Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Mask is a rich texture that feels highly nourishing on the skin. Infused with Royal jelly and Honey, this indulgent mask is suitable for all skin types.

Gel Face Masks

With a light consistency that feels cooling and refreshing, gel masks are a summer staple beauty product. The Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask delivers an instant soothing effect that relieves any irritation. You can even refrigerate this face mask to boost the cooling effect.

Exfoliating Masks

Exfoliating masks, also known as glow-boosting or radiance-boosting masks, offer multiple skin benefits. Powered by AHAs, Vitamin C, and other antioxidants, exfoliating masks are incredible skincare treatments. These formulas actively resurface the skin and draw out toxins. For best results, use as a weekly treatment, and always use SPF during the daytime.

A new brand to LOOKFANTASTIC, the Herbivore Prism 20% AHA and 5% BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial is a cocktail of ingredients that gently slough away dead skin cells to reveal a brighter, more radiant complexion.

Peel-Off Masks

Peel-off masks are not only fuss-free to remove, there are also many skincare benefits. A celebrity favourite is the Glamglow Gravitymud Mask, which delivers a lifting action to reveal noticeably firmer skin. Complete with a mask brush, it's the ultimate self-care essential.

Sheet Masks

Originating in Asia, the sheet mask is now a cult product in the skincare world. The sheet is soaked in a high-performance serum which will penetrate deep into the skin without risk of evaporation. The Rodial Dragon's Blood Eye Mask is enriched with Hyaluronic Acid and Dragon's blood extract to hydrate and depuff the under-eye area.

Overnight Masks

Designed to be worn while you sleep, overnight face treatments leave your skin feeling hydrated and radiant. The ESPA Overnight Hydration Therapy is a 'spa in a jar' treatment that nourishes and revitalises your complexion. This wonder formula includes Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Konjac root.

Discover the full range of face masks and facial treatments at LOOKFANTASTIC.

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