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15 of the Best Face Masks for Redness and Irritation

By Rebecca Jenkinson - 2 years ago | Updated
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Are redness and irritation a regular occurrence? I feel you. Whether it’s the cold winds of winter or the blistering heat of newfound British summers, my skin can’t seem to catch a break.

Luckily, the skincare gods have graced us with a plethora of calming and cooling face masks, which take you from one big, red blotch to a soothed, glowy angel. The trick is staying away from the hardcore purifying face masks and instead opt for formulas that are enriched with nasty-free ingredients. Star players include the likes of Mr Relaxing Chamomile, Ms Soothing Aloe Vera and the queen herself, Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid.

Sure, these face masks can’t solve all our woes, but they can certainly help you relax at the end of the day. So, without further ado, here are some of the very best face masks for redness, irritation and sensitive skin.

REN Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask

REN Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask

£39.12

This is one of the best face masks for sensitive skin sufferers, thanks to the nasty-free formula. It stops redness and irritation using naturally derived bio active ingredients. Rich in vitamins and nutrients, this face mask is truly a treat to your complexion.

The Organic Pharmacy Honey & Jasmine Mask

The Organic Pharmacy Honey & Jasmine Mask

£38.00 £40.00 (5% off)

Banish redness in an instant with this soothing anti-redness face mask. It’s perfect for beauty lovers with struggle with redness and tightness, thanks to the blend of organic ingredients including honey, jasmine, shea butter and evening primrose.

Dr Hauschka Soothing Mask

Dr Hauschka Soothing Mask

£4.95

If stress has taken its toll on your skin look no further than this redness-busting and moisture-boosting face mask. It provides a fantastic dose of soothing goodness for your skin and helps relieve any irritations. Simply add this face mask into your pamper routine for the ultimate zen moment.

Garnier Moisture Bomb Pomegranate Hydrating Face Sheet Mask

Garnier Moisture Bomb Pomegranate Hydrating Face Sheet Mask

£2.65 £2.99 (12% off)

For something a little more budget friendly, take a look at the Garnier Moisture Bomb sheet masks. This one utilises pomegrante and hyaluronic acid to give long-lasting hydration, which helps soothe even the most sensitive skin.

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque

£56.95 £66.00 (14% off)

Experiencing redness from a facial treatment or a mega gym workout? This is the face mask for you. It helps cool the skin and calms any irritations using a clever blend of botanical ingredients, hyaluronic acid and dipeptide. Skin feels moisturised and nourished all day long.

Avène Antirougeurs Calm Redness Relief Soothing Mask

Avène Antirougeurs Calm Redness Relief Soothing Mask

£12.82 £18.00 (29% off)

Struggling with rosacea and dryness? This dermatologically tested face mask is the best antidote. It’s essentially an intense treatment, which deeply nourishes and protects your skin, whilst offering instant relief from redness. Enriched with thermal spring water, it leaves your complexion feeling comforted and hydrated.

Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask

Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask

£2.05 £3.00 (32% off)

Sometimes our skin feels a little stressed out, whether it’s a major breakout, jet leg or blotchy redness. It can be a pain, but you can keep irritation at bay using this calming sheet mask.

Easy to pack with you, wherever you go, this sheet mask provides a cooling effect to calm heat-irritated and inflamed skin, and utilises tea tree leaf oil to soothe and calm the complexion.

Sarah Chapman Skinesis 3d Moisture Infusion

Sarah Chapman Skinesis 3d Moisture Infusion

£49.50

This sheet mask is specially designed for relieving irritations and redness on the face. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, rose water and bio-cellulose technology, this mask also helps smooth, soothe and plump up the skin.

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque

£35.95 £39.00 (8% off)

Another luxury mask to add to your collection is this one from Dermalogica. It contains a botanical blend of antioxidants whilst vitamins c and e work on enhancing skin texture and combatting free radicals to achieve an overall healthy skin texture. It’s an indulgent pick-me-up for days when you want to pamper yourself.

Clarins SOS Comfort Nourishing Balm Mask

Clarins SOS Comfort Nourishing Balm Mask

£29.50

Stressful week? No problem. Treat yourself to this soothing face mask from Clarins. The SOS Comfort Face Mask really does save our skin with its ultra-rich balm texture. Brimming with nourishing ingredients, it's a saviour for dry and irritated skin types, as it softens and comforts in just ten minutes.

Medik8 Ultimate Recovery Bio-Cellulose Mask

Medik8 Ultimate Recovery Bio-Cellulose Mask

£47.88 £50.40 (5% off)

Suitable for all skin types, this intelligent mask works its magic on reducing redness and irritation by drenching the skin in a mix of restorative ingredients. Zinc, hyaluronic acid and rockweed algae extract work together to deeply nourish the skin, leaving the skin to feel deeply nourished.

Mesoestetic Anti-Stress Face Mask

Mesoestetic Anti-Stress Face Mask

£47.49 £49.99 (6% off)

This cream mask helps soothe skin irritations by offering immediate relief. Once applied, it instantly counteracts the reactive signs of sensitive or damaged skin, including redness, tightness and inflammation. The result? A fresh, smooth and soothed complexion.

Pixi Milky Remedy Mask

Pixi Milky Remedy Mask

£19.17 £20.00 (5% off)

This aesthetically pleasing pink mask is a soothing jelly that comes to the aid of stressed-out skin. Delivering a full facial from the comfort of your own home, the nourishing formula soothes stressed complexions and leaves skin feeling cool, calm and collected.

Institut Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Mask

Institut Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Mask

£29.00 £33.00 (13% off)

This formula is a must-have in your bathroom cabinet if you struggle with very sensitive skin. It has an ultra-hydrating formula which contains hyaluronic acid to help reduce redness, while also restoring and calming your skin.

ELEMIS Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask

ELEMIS Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask

£24.95 £38.00 (35% off)

Advertised as a repair mask, this formula is perfect for those days when you need a quick solution to get your skin back on track before a big event. It has a super hydrating formulation to treat distressed skin, using peptides to instantly revitalise skin.


For more skin care secrets, take a look at the 9 Rosacea Skin Care Products to Soothe Redness and our guide to face masks.

Rebecca is a content writer with over three years’ experience and a keen interest in cosmetics. Cosmetify allows her to combine her blogging skills with her passion for beauty.

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