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October, 03 2017

Which face mask is best for my skin?


Yvonne @JdeV Glasgow Shawlands store

Face masks area familiar part of a weekend pampering session, being extremely indulgent and they are very beneficial for your skin, keeping it nourished with an array of luxurious ingredients. However, knowing which face mask is best for your skin can be tricky and using the wrong face mask can sometimes cause unfortunate results. That’s why I’m here today, to discuss which natural face mask would work best for your particular skin type!

Which face mask is best for…ageing skin?

When it comes to mature skin, you may need a lot more from your face mask. It should be a great source of antioxidants to help combat nasty free-radicals (the molecules responsible for damaging your skin and causing the signs premature ageing!) but it should also contain plenty of collagen- boosting nutrients such as vitamin C and hydrating essential fatty acids.

Fortunately, Dr Hauschka’s Firming Mask offers all of these properties and more! Infused with rich avocado oil, rose water and extracts of jojoba and sweet almond, it’s bursting with an impressive array of nutrients to help strengthen your skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Helping to support your skin’s natural elasticity, it helps to revitalise and renew for softer, suppler skin that’s capable of standing up to premature ageing.

100% natural, Dr Hauschka is one of our favourite premium beauty brands here at Jan de Vries, providing a range of luxurious skincare products. Their Firming Mask is one of our lavish products, costing £38.50. However, a little really does go a long way and the results definitely speak for themselves so don’t be afraid to go ahead and treat yourself!

Which face mask is best for…dry skin?

Dry skin can be difficult to tackle as many of the ingredients found in conventional face masks will only serve to aggravate and antagonise the condition, stripping more moisture and oils from your epidermal layer. That’s why you should be looking for a face mask that serves two primary roles – it should naturally help to restore moisture to your skin but it should also help your skin to retain this moisture, working both in the short-term and the long-term.

Although targeted at ageing skin, Green People’s Vita Min Mask is extremely rich in antioxidants and can help to protect your skin at a cellular level against any damage, making it very useful for dry skin too!

It’s also prepared without abrasive ingredients such as alcohol, artificial perfumes or petrochemicals. Instead it works to soothe delicate skin, with hemp seed oil and evening primrose oil providing plenty of moisture while extracts of aloe vera gently cleanse, leaving your skin feeling smoother, softer and noticeably stronger.

This product is very popular with our customers and, at just £16.00, it’s also extremely affordable too!

Which face mask is best for…oily skin?

Oily skin can be an unpleasant condition to suffer from and the last thing you want is for your face mask to leave greasy residues that may clog your pores and upset the problem. Instead, you want a formula that has a gentle cleansing action in addition to helping to regulate your skin’s production of oil, helping to balance your complexion.

As its name may suggest, Sukin’s Oil Balancing Anti-Pollution Facial Masque, is specifically designed for oily skin types, helping to gently remove impurities whilst tightening your pores. It contains Bamboo Charcoal which works to assist the absorption of toxins whilst avocado, coconut and rosehips oils keep your skin hydrated without leaving any oily residues.  

Naturally high in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, this face mask definitely lives up to Sukin’s mantra that good skincare shouldn’t cost the earth as it’s easily one of the most affordable products on this list, coming in at just £11.95!

Which face mask is best for…sensitive skin?

Sensitive skin is easily stressed and prone to inflammation so what really matters when it comes to face masks, is gentleness. It has to contain soothing, gentle ingredients that won’t irritate your skin or trigger an outbreak. Ideally, it should also be rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants to help repair any damage and strengthen your skin cells for firmer, more resilient skin.

Dr Hauschka makes this list once again as their Soothing Mask ticks all of our boxes! It’s suffused with a whole plethora of nourishing, soothing ingredients, including coconut oil, Shea butter and apricot oil! It even contains extracts of comforting chamomile, helping to calm any irritation and reduce any signs of inflammation.

Protecting your skin from further damage, it helps your epidermis to retain moisture, avoiding any signs of dryness. Again, Dr Hauschka is one of our more luxurious brands so this product is one of the more expensive ones on this list, costing £38.50. However, the majority of our customers seem to agree that this is money well spent and they wouldn’t be without this ultra-gentle, ultra-nourishing face mask!

What about…spot-prone skin?

Spot-prone skin can be difficult to treat because there’s always the worry that one of the ingredients in your face mask might trigger an outbreak. Similar to oily skin, ideally your face mask should be able to gently remove impurities from your pores without leaving behind any oily residues that may clog them back up again.

In this scenario, we’ve found that the best face mask for the job is Antipodes’ Aura Manuka Honey Mask. It contains extracts of luxurious Manuka honey, which is rich in antioxidants and naturally antibacterial, helping unclog pores with the help of 100% pure avocado oil. It’s creamy and intensely hydrating, preventing your skin from drying out and causing further irritation.

Naturally fragranced with vanilla and mandarin oil, it’s perfect for a blemish-free, radiant complexion that’s soft and silky smooth. At 24.99, this is one of our middle of the range products, although it definitely produces high-end results!