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The Best Face Masks for Every Skin Type

By Carly Cochrane - 4 months ago | Updated
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Whether you regularly indulge in me-time or frantically dig through your drawers for a last-minute skin fix, it goes without saying that nothing gives Sunday satisfaction like a face mask.

For ten minutes we feel as though we have everything under control; we can kick back, relax and wait to reveal a complexion that will rival both Bella Hadid and J-Lo combined.

But while sheet masks that are infused with 24k gold, covered with glitter and hand-woven by fairies may sound like the ultimate treat, they're probably not doing much for your skin.

With so many options on the market, we don’t blame you for getting lost in the beauty black hole. So here’s a guide to help you get to know the best face masks for every skin type, plus you can take a look at our ultimate guide to cream and gel face masks and our more general guide to face masks.

Best for: Dry skin

GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment

If you battle with rough and dry skin all year round then you’re going to want to stock up on hydrating masks. Coming in all shapes and sizes, Glamglow's Thirstymud Treatment is pretty smooth sailing when it comes to dropping a huge moisture bomb on your complexion.

Best for: Combination/oily skin

L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Mask

While oily skin may be a blessing in disguise (you tend to age better), it also brings a lot of inconvenience. Clogged pores, breakouts and a slick-face are frustrating to say the least, but fear not. All you need to regulate shiny skin is a detoxing face mask like this one from L'Oreal, which uses clay or kaolin as its main ingredient.

Best for: Acne-prone skin

Natura Bissé Stabilising Cleansing Mask

Acne-prone skin is a whole other ball game and often gets confused for oily skin. When browsing the shelves for face masks for acne, be sure to bag the ones that are all for being gentle and work to target blemishes, as these are less likely to strip your skin or cause irritation. We're big fans of this cleansing mask from Natura Bissé.

Best for: Sensitive skin

REN Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask

Unfortunately, the sweet-smelling goodness that comes with pamper time is a no-go if you have sensitive skin, but that doesn’t mean you can’t venture away from the tub of E-45. Soothing face masks like REN's Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask will soon be your best friend if you want to relieve discomfort, itching and redness.

Best for: Mature skin

FILORGA Meso-Mask

As we get older, our skin probably needs more attention than ever before. To keep a young and radiant glow, you’re going to want to go for the anti-ageing masks that are pro at plumping appearance and getting rid of fine lines.


Now that you're fully equipped with all of the best face masks, it's time to wave goodbye to slapping on good-for-nothing skincare. Instead, stock up on the right stuff and start the week with a newfound, glowing complexion.

Want to take your glow to a new level? Check out How to Get Glowing Skin Overnight.

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

My special talents include scoping out the best beauty dupes, nailing a winged liner and carrying an unhealthy amount of lip glosses in my handbag at one time.