THE LIST: MORNING BEAUTY’S TOP 10 HYDRATING MASKS
Carla Valois Lobo
A well-hydrated complexion makes us look and feel well. It’s also very important as it prevents premature signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, crow’s feet and even fine lines. Whether you’re not drinking enough water or your skin is prone to dryness, there are plenty of lovely nourishing masks currently available in the market to help you keep your face properly moisturized.
We have tested several hydrating masks to select the products featured in our Top 10 (check out the gallery below). It’s crucial however to remember that nothing replaces the old good water as our body is largely composed of it.
As previously mentioned, check out in the gallery below Morning Beauty’s Top 10 hydrating masks:
- Extremely gentle, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare's Cell Revitalise Rose Mask deeply soothes and plumps the complexion. It also delivers probiotics to the skin, which really helps to reduce inflammation while it prevents signs of premature ageing as well. The Cell Revitalise Rose Mask, which has a creamy texture and a subtle scent, is formulated with damask rose flower oil and water, mango seed butter and avocado, watermelon seed and kukui essential oils. Aurelia Probiotic Skincare does not use parabens, petrochemicals, sulphates or artificial fragrances. Available at http://www.aureliaskincare.com/ ©Aurelia Probiotic Skincare
- Chatecaille's Jasmine and Lily Healing Mask (£60) brings a pleasant refreshing sensation to the skin as soon as it's applied. Within only 10-15 min, it really hydrates, plumps and soothes the complexion, and it also can be used eventually as a night cream. Its active ingredients include seaweed, jasmine flower oil and wax, macadamia oil, ascorbic and glycyrrhetinic acid, and Vitamin B5. Available at Liberty, Space NK and Harrods ©Chantecaille
- The Intense Revitalizing Mask (£105), by Crème de la Mer, is creamy white and almost odourless
. Very effective, it plumps the skin in just 10 minutes and also helps it to neutralise free radicals due to its Purifying Ferment, made with glacial kelp and lime tea concentrate. The Intense Revitalizing Mask, which was launched in September 2014, might be used daily at face and neck. Available at http://www.cremedelamer.co.uk/ ©Crème de la Mer
- Transparent, almost odourless and with a gel consistency, Dermalogica's Hydrating Masque (£33.10) is really, really refreshing. It hydrates, soothes and calms the skin, and only takes 10-15 minutes to work. Its formula has hyaluronic acid, tomato seed oil and antioxidant vitamins, including B5, which helps to enhance skin's moisture levels and restore its protective barrier. Dermalogica's Hydrating Masque does not contain parabens or artificial fragrances and colours. Available at http://www.dermalogica.co.uk/©Dermalogica
- The Reviving Face Mask, by Green & Spring, is a lovely clay-based mask that wonderfully cleanses, moisturises and brightens the skin. Its texture is watery, yet sturdy, and its scent is quite strong (due to the clay). Really indulging, the Reviving Face Mask is made with carrot seed and sunflower oils; cocoa and shea butter; caprylic acid; and bilberry, damask rose and aloe vera leaf extracts. Green & Spring recommends its use for 10-15 minutes, which is in fact enough as it slightly hardens after over 5 minutes. It can be removed with or without a muslin cloth, but the water should be warm to melt it. Available at http://greenandspring.com/ ©Green & Spring
- Mustard-coloured and with a very light scent, Pai's Rosehip Bioregenerate Rapid Radiance Mask (£30) is amazingly gentle and it deeply hydrates and calms the skin. Its formula, which harnesses the brand's marvellous Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil, includes rosehip fruit and seed oils; strawberry leaf extract; shea butter; lactic acid, and castor, sunflower and plum seed oils. The Rosehip Bioregenerate Rapid Radiance Mask should be used for over 8 minutes and after removed with the enclosed muslin cloth. As previously mentioned, Pai does not use parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals or artificial fragrances or colour in its products. Available at http://www.paiskincare.com/ ©Pai
- Liz Earle's Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask (£16) is a lightweight cream that deeply moisturizes and soothes the complexion. In fact, to be more accurate, it's so gentle that is quickly absorbed by the skin. Its formula contains geranium and starflower oils, comfrey extract and shea butter. The Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask should be used for 10-15 minutes and after wiped away with the enclosed muslin cloth soaked in warm water. Available at http://uk.lizearle.com/ ©Liz Earle
- The 3D Moisture Infusion (£39), by Sarah Chapman's Skinesis, is a powerful sheet mask that, within 15 minutes, delivers a boost of hydration even to the dullest skin. Originally developed for professional use, the 3D Moisture Infusion was launched in mid-2014 and has hyaluronic acid, rose water, and the plant-derived Pentavitin® in its formula. Apart from its moisturizing effect, this Sarah Chapman's mask is also great to reduce redness and the appearance of fine lines. Available at http://www.sarahchapman.net/ ©Sarah Chapman
- Amazingly creamy and deliciously scented, Sisley's Black Rose Cream Mask (£95.50) gives the skin a remarkable boost of hydration within 15 minutes. Its formula, rich in anti-ageing ingredients, has black rose and bladder cherry extracts, shea butter and rose, magnolia and geranium essential oils. The Black Rose Cream Mask is particularly good when skin is fatigued as it leaves the complexion quickly smoother and plumper, and with a much healthier appearance. Although Sisley recommends its application for a quarter of an hour, it also could be used overnight (ideally once a week). Available at http://www.sisley-paris.com/en-GB/ ©Sisley
- The Hydrating B5 Masque (£49), by SkinCeuticals, is an oil-free gel mask made with Hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5 and a blend of glycerin, urea, sodium PCA, trehalose and polyquaterium-51. Its formula stimulates hydration and helps to restore skin's water balance. Although the Hydrating B5 Masque really nourishes and revitalises the complexion, it may not be suitable for those with sensitive skin. SkinCeuticals recommends its use weekly. Available at skinceuticals.co.uk ©SkinCeuticals