6 of the most insta-worthy face masks to try
These formulas get a double-tap from us
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / May 29 2018
The benefits of doing a face mask at least once a week are countless. Besides how incredibly relaxing they can be, they’re also really good at boosting hydration, softening roughness, brightening your complexion, and even gently removing dead skin cells if exfoliating acids are present in the formula. As for the latest slew of face masks? Beyond offering skin-improving qualities, the newest products have colourful formulas, meaning they’re guaranteed to be the perfect accessory for your next Instagram post. Here are six of the most selfie-worthy masks on the market right now.
Glamglow #GLITTERMASK GRAVITYMUD Firming Treatment
Look no further if you’re after a sure-fire way to up your Instagram game. This one from Glamglow is black in colour and loaded with tiny particles of circles and stars that catch the light for a KiraKira filter effect in real life. What’s also worth shouting about is its firming properties, powered by skin-loving ingredients such as licorice and marshmallow leaf to improve sagging, as well as its ability to be peeled off rather than rinsed off after you’ve left it on for 20-30 minutes.
Kiehl’s Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask
If your favourite colour is pink then the Kiehl’s Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask is just the thing to try. Its rosy colour comes from the key ingredient hibiscus, which can improve skin texture with a single application. You’ll also find ginger leaf in this product, which is ace at reducing the appearance of fine lines, especially around your eyes and lips.
Omorovicza Midnight Radiant Mask
There are three standout reasons to love the Omorovicza Midnight Radiant Mask: the bluey-green formula is bound to bring on the likes, it’s loaded with Omorovicza’s signature Healing Concentrate, which is rich in vitamin C to increase luminosity and is sourced from the thermal waters of Hungary, and it contains salicylic acid to gently buff away dead skin cells and improve cell renewal.
L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Yuzu Lemon Brightening Mask
Bright yellow in colour, the L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Yuzu Lemon Brightening Mask is bound to turn heads on Instagram, and it’s really good for your skin. It can help clear congestion and brighten your skin all thanks to ingredients such as pure clays and yuzu lemon. Still not convinced? This product was recently awarded 4 stars by our Review Crew® panel, with one member, Montanna, saying: “It is so so easy to apply and never irritates my skin, which I struggle with from other masks. The light exfoliation is my favourite part! It's not too much but also leaves my skin with a smooth finish which I am absolutely obsessed with!”
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
Not only are we impressed with the sea-blue colour of the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, but we also love that this product can be used as an overnight cream to improve hydration levels without feeling too heavy. Inside the formula you’ll find evening primrose root extract to soothe and quinoa seed extract to repair and strengthen the skin’s barrier.
The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask
Take your obsession with matcha green tea to the next level by applying this pastel green formula all over your face. The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask smells seriously divine and is packed with matcha green tea from Japan to draw out impurities and detoxify, whiles Mexican aloe vera soothes irritated skin.
New to masking? Then make sure you check out our ultimate face mask guide to improve the quality of your skin.
What’s your favourite mask to use at the moment and why? Let us know in the comments below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.