8 hydrating face masks bound to get skin glistening
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By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / November 15 2021
There are about a zillion and one skincare masks on the market these days, with formulas ranging from creams and gels to liquids and sheet masks. Many, however, do promise to do the very same thing: hydrate.
And don't get us wrong; we're eternally grateful for any option willing to help us rescue our poor complexions from the desperately thirsty domain they currently exist in – dehydrated/dry skin isn’t exactly a cakewalk, now is it?
But because dry skin isn't usually particularly happy or comfortable (in fact, it's usually tight/itchy/uneven/dull and downright uncomfortable), the act of applying a moisturising skin care mask is as much about the sensory experience as the skin care benefits.
Why? Well, while we’re hardly the kind to turn our dry noses up at any option determined to help us achieve dewy, plump, glowing, bright skin (AKA our entire life goal in a nutshell), some beauty mask offerings are simply superior, especially when it comes to hydration.
So we've rounded up eight moisture-replenishing masks that feel like hydrating heaven going on and ensure your skin stays firmly in the nourished neighbourhood long after they've sunk in...
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Lavender
A purifying and replenishing overnight treat for your face, it smoothes, soothes and hydrates skin while you snooze, thanks to its luxuriously moisturising lavender water and beta-glucan mix.
$44 at Sephora
Olay Niacinamide + Hyaluronic Sheet Mask
If glowing skin is your goal, this niacinamide and hyaluronic sheet mask is the way to get there. With a fancy elastic substrate-aided fit that won’t budge from your face, it’ll let you swap dehydrated, dull skin for the dewy, fresh kind while also encouraging mid-mask multitasking.
$5.49 at Chemist Warehouse
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Caudalie Vinosource-Hydra Moisturizing Mask
Prefer a cream to a gel in the moisture mask department? This deeply hydrating shea butter and grape water blend is beautifully buttery but not too rich; it's still stellar for sensitive and congestion-prone skin types.
$47 at Sephora
Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask
Want your skin to scream 'hi, I'm hydrated and healthy'? This multitasking delight teams hyaluronic acid, glycerin and squalene with vitamin C to leave the complexion looking just as glossy and hydrated as it feels.
$23 at Sephora
Salt By Hendrix Crystal Waters Hyaluronic Face Mask
You'd be forgiven for thinking this was just a pretty product with a dreamy name, but we promise its hyaluronic acid-powered plumping and hydrating abilities are something akin to wizardry.
$44.95 at Sunday Society
Wishful Thirst Trap Cocoon Mask
Sheet masks are beloved by beauty gurus for good reason; they do a great job of ensuring the ingredients (like replenishing aloe vera and rose extract in this thirst-quenching instance) have nowhere to go but straight into the skin.
$14 at Sephora
Wander Beauty Staycation Hydrating Mask
If you're searching for a hydrating option that's not too heavy, this is your lightweight but lush-feeling peptide-packed ticket to long-lasting hydration with a welcome side of plumped fine lines.
$64 at Sephora
L'Occitane Aqua Mineral Moisture Mask
Fast-absorbing and deeply replenishing, this moisture mask is the kind that you can feel your face drinking up. It's rich in Réotier waters as well as an array of moisturising minerals that'll send skin straight to hydration station.
$65 at Adore Beauty