La Mer Lifting and Firming Mask, $420 for 50ml
Perfect prior to a long-haul flight, this deeply replenishing mask is a mini facial in a bottle. Supercharged with La Mer’s signature Miracle Broth and the Concentrated Lifting Ferment, both ingredients work in synergy to regulate cellular renewal and infuse skin with moisture. All you have to do is apply a thin layer onto cleansed, dry skin and leave on for about 8 minutes while your skin drinks it all up. Massage in any excess before layering your preferred La Mer moisturiser for optimal benefits.
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Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Revitalizing Mask Noir, $640 for 50ml
This pampering mask comes in 2 steps. Firstly, begin by prepping your skin with the silky soft brush enclosed. Massage over clean, dry skin in gentle, circular motions to stimulate microcirculation so skin glows healthily. This dry brushing step also preps skin for the optimal absorption of the cream mask that follows. Infused with the Black Diamond Truffle Extract, this lavish mask refines skin texture as ultra-fine polishing beads slough away dead skin cells while its nutrient-rich blend feeds skin with antioxidants and vitamins. In just five minutes, skin is transformed, revealing a brighter, softer, smoother mien.
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Chantecaille Bio Lifting Mask, $273 for 50ml, at Takashimaya
Ideal for smoothing expression wrinkles just before applying makeup, this decadent mask is packed with potent botanicals that relaxes facial muscles, soothes inflammation and locks in surface moisture. Hexapeptide and wheat germ extract helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles, a host of antioxidants help fend off free radicals and boost skin radiance, and bisabolol soothes parched and irritated skin. Leave on skin for about 15 minutes once or twice weekly before rinsing, or leave it on overnight for an intensive treatment.
Susanne Kaufmann Lifting Mask Line A, about $508 for 50ml, at Net-A-Porter
Formulated to plump and lift the skin from inside out, this intensive mask mimics the effects of a facial as it promises a never-before-seen glow and lift. Perfect for special occasions, this special blend of White Lupin Blossoms, Argan and Broccoli Seed Oil is quickly absorbed by the skin to fortify skin’s barrier layer, fight free radicals and form a tightening veil to instantly reshape and resculpt facial contours provide rejuvenating.
La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask, $565 for 50ml
Just like its name suggests, this luxurious overnight mask harnesses the skincare benefits of caviar extracts to improve skin firmness and elasticity. With a sensorial, melt-in texture, it delivers caviar extracts that are rich in fatty acids and peptides to all layers of the skin while you sleep. The brand’s Exclusive Cellular Complex also infuses skin with vital nutrients to improve skin’s metabolism and natural turnover for a re-energised and well-balanced mien when you wake in the morning.
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Chanel Sublimage Essential Regenerating Mask, $286 for 50g
Thick and velvety, this decadent mask is pleasurable to use from the moment you hold it in your hands. As you scoop out the desired amount of the cream mask to apply on your skin, you’ll notice that its balm-like texture gradually melts into an emollient rich cream that’s perfect for some massage movements. Let your skin soak up all its goodness, which includes vanilla extract painstakingly obtained using a Chanel-exclusive method to ensure maximum potency and freshness. The soothing scent also relaxes your mind, prepping your body for restful slumber.
Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Nourishing & Revitalising Rose Mask, $285 for 75ml
If you have irritation-prone skin, navigating department stores for luxury beauty products can be frustrating as they’re often scented with artificial fragrances. Tested under dermatological control, this refreshing gel mask could be what you’ve been looking for. Infused with rose petals, it is enriched with the soothing, moisturising and plumping effects of rose extracts and rose water. Leave on for about 15 minutes and tissue off excess before layering on your usual skincare routine.
Lancer Younger Revealing Mask Intense, about $327 for 4 x 13g, at Net-A-Porter
Take your mask game to a whole other level with this super satisfying mask. Formulated by doctor-to-the-stars, Dr. Lancer, this innovative product contains retinoid to improve skin texture and promote cellular turnover. Not only does the magnetic removal tool makes it fun, it is also charged to draw out impurities for a clearer, smoother and brighter complexion instantly and over time.