the ultimate reviving face masks to perk up tired skin

team triplemelt love ‘masking’ à trois

Is your skin looking exhausted? This time of year mine goes totally ‘meh’ when my summer glow wears off – thanks to depleted energy levels, colder weather and the central heating onslaught, my skin looks down-right tired. It puts me off updating my new season makeup because, well, I’m just not feeling my face.

Happily there’s a simple solution in the form of a facial fix without the price tag: the at-home face mask. All those in desperate need of transitional TLC, read on…

1. plump & glow

If you need to rehydrate & brighten dull, rough skin, these little beauties are for you…

Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Sheet Mask, £19.98 for 4 – BUY!

Ashling-approved, this serum sheet mask is jam-packed with hyaluronic acid and comes in a bumper x4 pack that will last you a month.

Skyn Iceland Arctic Hydration Rubberizing Mask with Vitamin C, £30 for 3 – BUY!

I love the format of this vitamin C rich mask: gel base + treatment powder = a rubbery gel that dries airtight to your skin for maximum penetration. Futuristic.

Lancôme Énergie De Vie Sleep Mask, £42 for 75ml – BUY!

Ali’s fave, this light formula transforms with skin’s natural heat, instantly breaking into hydrating water droplets.


2. detox & renew

Suffering from spotty breakouts and congested pores? Need a seriously deep clean? These masks will leave skin alive and new.

Captain Blankenship Mermaid Detox Face Mask, £25 for 40g – BUY!

A powder mask rich in antioxidants and minerals that deploys a potent blend of organic seaweeds, organic plants, organic tea and clay to deep clean skin.

Caudalie Instant Detox Mask, £22 for 75ml – BUY!

Pink clay with a blend of grape-derived antioxidants to exfoliate and papaya extract to tighten pores. Smells delicious and gorgeous packaging.  

Rossi Detox & Cleanse Rhassoul & Strawberry Powder Face Mask, £13.50 for 85g – BUY!

Rhassoul is a Moroccan lava clay with high absorption properties to purify skin. Great value for money – a little goes a very long way.


3. soothe & calm

Puffy & sensitive, unsightly redness, uneven skin tone? Then these are for you…

REN Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask, £28 for 50ml – BUY!

Increase skin’s ability to cope with stress, leading to long term well-being of your skin. ‘Nuff said.

Erno Laszlo Soothe & Calm Sensitive Hydrogel Mask, £14 for 1 – BUY!

Oooh, you’ve got to love a sheet mask with a jelly texture. It’s pretty expensive for a one-shot use but I promise it’s worth every sensitive skin penny.

Avène Soothing Moisture Mask, £8.59 for 50ml – BUY!

Rich in Avène Thermal Spring water, this mask is intensely nourishing and helps to restore skin’s natural barriers.

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