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The Best Face Masks For Sensitive Skin

By Carly Cochrane - 2 years ago | Updated
Best face masks for sensitive skin

Those of us with sensitive skin know that slapping on a spontaneous face mask is simply a no-go.

Whilst those glitter infused, peel-off formulas that smell like candy-floss are tempting, we know our skin will undoubtedly pay the price. So, we reach for that bland old tub of E45 once more and are left feeling nothing but totally unsatisfied with our skin care routine.

It doesn't have to all be doom and gloom, though. There are indulgent options out there, you just have to look in the right place. The right place being *drum roll* Cosmetify.

Keep scrolling as we round up the best face masks for sensitive skin, and don't forget to visit our guide to face masks if there's anything more you want to know.

REN Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask

REN Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask

£39.12

REN is one of our favourites at Cosmetify HQ and you’ll soon understand why. This rescue mask is formulated without parabens (always good for irritable skin) but still packs a punch when it comes to soothing and re-hydrating, making it one of the best face masks for sensitive skin.

Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque

Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque

£13.95 £15.00 (7% off)

This luxurious treatment has been specially designed to rescue sensitive, stressed and ageing complexions. Boasting a regenerative blend of essential vitamins, panthenol, liquorice, burdock and oat kernel, it repairs damaged, dull and fatiguing skin without causing irritation and, instead, leaves you with a radiant, restored complexion.

Dr Hauschka Hydrating Cream Mask

Dr Hauschka Hydrating Cream Mask

£4.95

Discover intensive skin nourishing care with the Dr. Hauschka Hydrating Cream Mask. Rose wax, quince seed extract, almond, avocado and jojoba oil all come together in order to replenish and restore much-needed moisture. The rich, comforting cream texture feels good on dry, tired and sensitive skin, making it a must-have for your routine.

Avène Antirougeurs Calm Redness Relief Soothing Mask

Avène Antirougeurs Calm Redness Relief Soothing Mask

£14.53 £18.00 (20% off)

Avene has taken into consideration all levels of sensitivity, including hypersensitive skin, and formulated the ultimate face mask. A variety of good-to-skin ingredients are packed into this formula in order to target irritation, redness and dehydration. Skin is provided with long-lasting relief, plus moisture and nourishment.

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque

£56.95 £66.00 (14% off)

Struggling with sensitive prone skin? It's all cool, as SkinCeuticals have the perfect solution.

The Phyto Corrective Masque is a stellar soothing treatment for the face, neck and chest. Whenever you're experiencing a bad flareup, you can trust this formula to provide a much-needed burst of hydration that minimises the appearance of redness and irritation.

Bioderma Sensibio Mask

Bioderma Sensibio Mask

£12.29

If your skin is stressed-out and struggling, then you can count on Bioderma to come to the rescue. Getting to work in just 10 minutes, this face mask caters to stressed and sensitive skin with a unique Toléridine™ patent that soothes skin and increases its tolerance.

Clarins SOS Comfort Nourishing Balm Mask

Clarins SOS Comfort Nourishing Balm Mask

£29.50

Sensitive skin types can often fall victim to inflammation. But this SOS Comfort Nourishing Balm Mask from Clarins is here to correct all of that. With nourishing wild mango butter powering the formula, the look and feel of your skin is instantly hydrated and soothed. No more irritation or redness, just soft, comfortable and rejuvenated skin.

ZOEVA Flower Infused Gel Mask

ZOEVA Flower Infused Gel Mask

£18.33 £26.50 (31% off)

We adore the Zoeva Flower Infused Gel Mask for its ability to hydrate and tone without upsetting skin. Infused with caffeine and real rose flower petals, it’s all you need for a smooth, soft and calmed complexion.

Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask

Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask

£2.56 £3.00 (15% off)

Sensitive skin doesn't just mean redness and irritation, it can also mean breakouts. This sheet mask from Klairs utilises super calming ingredients, such as tea tree leaf oil and bark extract, in order to control excess sebum and inflammation that lead to spots and pimples. The mask is ideal for those with oily and acne-prone skin, and the ultimate solution for dry, heat-irritated skin.

Guinot Masque Hydra Sensitive Face Mask

Guinot Masque Hydra Sensitive Face Mask

£55.75

Wave goodbye to irritation, redness and uncomfortable skin as Guinot supply just the remedy. This calming face mask soothes sensitive skin and boosts natural defences to prevent future irritation.

The Organic Pharmacy Honey & Jasmine Mask

The Organic Pharmacy Honey & Jasmine Mask

£38.00 £40.00 (5% off)

The Organic Pharmacy to the rescue. Whether it's sun exposure, pollution, cold weather or everyday stress, this healing mask provides skin with everything it needs to stay cool, calm and collected. The formula is bursting with soothing botanical extracts, like honey, jasmine, shea butter and evening primrose oil, which work together to replenish, relieve and protect your complexion.  

Decléor Eucalyptus Cica-Botanic Mask

Decléor Eucalyptus Cica-Botanic Mask

£28.12 £37.00 (24% off)

We always turn to Decléor when our skin is throwing a wobbly, as they utilise natural, aromatherapy-based ingredients which help soothe and smooth all types of complexions.

This multi-tasking formulation is all you need to put your skin back on track as it replenishes and hydrates. It's perfect for skin types prone to redness, tightness and sensitivity.

Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Hydrating Mask

Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial Hydrating Mask

£45.00

Drunk Elephant are all the rage right now. With the 'suspicious six' (essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrance/dye and SLS) banned from all of their formulas, you can sit back and relax knowing that this face mask will leave your skin nothing but soft, smooth and soothed.

Caudalie Vinosource-Hydra Moisturising Mask

Caudalie Vinosource-Hydra Moisturising Mask

£17.99 £19.95 (10% off)

Looking for a mask that leaves skin silky smooth, soothed and strengthened? We've found a winner!

The Caudalie Vinosource-Hydra Moisturising Mask packs the ability to do all three, as it contains grapeseed oil, hyaluronic acid and vinolevure. Expect intense hydration, a plumped appearance and a stronger skin barrier, all within one application.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

£20.50

You have to try this award-winning, Instagram-approved formula. With a pretty pink, jelly-like texture and a watermelon scent, it's the closest you're going to get to a fun face mask that doesn't irritate your skin. In fact, this overnight mask works overtime to soothe aggravated skin types, provide long-lasting hydration and ignite an unmatched glow - all while you sleep. Great stuff!

So there we have it: a bunch of new and exciting face masks that will make your Sunday pamper sessions extra appealing. Sit back, relax and let your sensitive skin savour every luxurious moment. Want to discover more options? Check out our guide to The Best Face Masks For Every Skin Type.

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

As the Senior Content Editor for Cosmetify, Carly is the go-to for all the latest (and greatest) beauty tips, tricks and trends. With over six years of experience in the industry, she knows all the ins-and-outs when it comes to health, beauty and wellbeing. 

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