Text: Moore Soboleva, author of the telegram channel Fierce & Cute
Moms and cosmetologists have been telling us from their youth that skin care is a long-term business and requires constant, it is not for nothing that it is called “routine” in English. But there are means (first of all, masks) that, in an emergency mode, can turn a tired face into a jovial and for a while create the illusion that its owner lives a luxurious life by the ocean. There are 10 such masks in our selection.
Erborian Yuza Vitamin-Mask
from 1690 rub
Recent addition to the excellent antioxidant line with Asian yuzu citrus. The texture of the indelible mask is quite dense, but, as they say, melting: it does not lie on the face with a fat pancake and, unlike many of its nutritious sisters, should not clog the pores, even for those who are inclined to it. A good thing for so-called tired skin: with equal zeal it moisturizes and heals peeling and invigorates the complexion.
Valmont Prime Renewing Pack
RUB 14 490 (with discount)
The Queen of Instant Beauty Prime Renewing Pack has been the top bestseller of the Swiss brand Valmont for almost thirty years. They love her for a reason: indeed, in the market, with all its abundance, there are few tools that work so effectively. Prime Renewing Pack restores complexion and smoothes the relief in any extraordinary (although, alas, for most of us more ordinary) situation: lack of sleep, a night of sobbing, a hangover, fatigue, flight, or all together. With a monstrously merciless price, the economy of use is slightly reconciled: the mask can be applied in a very thin layer.
Givenchy L'Intemporel Global Youth Beautifying Mask
3474 RUB (with discount)
The tool is marketed as "anti-aging", but in fact, as usual, is useful, despite the dubious marketing gimmicks. A rose gold-colored gel mask (you can't resist taking a selfie) contains an acid complex in combination with hyaluronic acid and vitamins, as well as a certain "anti-aging" complex belonging to Givenchy. Serious lifting, of course, will not provide any mask, but a fresher, even and moisturized face, which seemed to be sharpened, is quite.
Malin + Goetz Detox Face Mask
The American brand Malin + Goetz, unlike most modern brands, is not inclined to endlessly change its assortment and operates according to the principle “works - don't touch”. So it is with this mask, which for the second decade has been included in various lists of cosmetic bestsellers. Detox Face Mask anticipated the current ubiquitous fashion for "oxygen" products - those that begin to foam heart-rendingly upon contact with air, turning the face into a snowman's head. Due to this foam, blood circulation is improved, and with it the complexion; this particular mask also cleanses and moisturizes the skin at the same time.
Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque
from 1950 rub
When this mask first came out, it became a good form in influencer circles to give it after violent parties (eh, there was a time). But let's not talk about the sad - the mask is still good. Unlike most of the heroines of the collection, which are universal, it is aimed primarily at cleansing: the basis of the formula is clay, where turmeric and cranberry seeds are generously mixed. But due to the oils and antioxidants in the Energizing Radiance Masque, it not only cleanses and tightens pores, but also makes the face pleasantly radiant and rested.
Lancôme Rose Sorbet Cryo-Mask
Traditional make-up and perfume brands do not always have sensible caring lines, but Lancôme is not like that - the brand has a lot of products that will not only decorate the shelf in the bathroom, but will also work great. In this fun mask that pleasantly cools the skin (a light cryo effect is the easiest way to disperse the blood and slightly tighten the oval), the pore-cleansing salicylic acid is balanced by moisturizing rose water. As a result, in five minutes the skin gets rid not only of dullness and unevenness, but also of existential problems.
Oskia Renaissance Mask
The British niche brand focuses on biotechnology, ethics, efficiency - in short, the ideal modern brand. In all her funds, the creator of Oskia puts MSM - methylsulfonylmethane, one of the forms of sulfur, which is known for its ability to restore collagen. In addition to him, this mask contains a whole mountain of cool ingredients with evidence-based action: there are acids and enzymes (which means mild but noticeable exfoliation), and prebiotics, and liposomes. They promise a spa effect - and they don't lie.
Blithe Rejuvenating Purple Berry Splash Mask
The Koreans of Blithe are the pioneers of splash masks on the market: such a product is a liquid tonic that must be slightly diluted with water, generously applied with patting movements and not rinsed off. There are three masks in the collection, of which the most multitasking is this one, with extracts of fruits and berries. One of the first places in the composition is lactic acid, so that the mask exfoliates well, and antioxidants are responsible for the vitality of the complexion and the rapid restoration of the skin in order.
Emma hardie moringa renewal treatment mask
The signature brand of British holistic beautician Emma Hardy creates luxury products that combine the pursuit of naturalness, heavy luxury and ingredients with proven effectiveness - no tears of virgin unicorns gathered at dawn at the crossroads of three roads. Moringa oil is one of Hardy's favorite ingredients; it is he who is included in her famous cleansing balm, which gave rise, in fact, to the fashion for this kind of funds. The same mask simultaneously cleanses, smoothes and moisturizes the skin due to a combination of oils, hyaluronic acid, clay and antioxidants, and with regular use it promises to even affect age spots.
G. Love Face Enzym Mask Pumpkin & Calendula
The eco-friendly Russian brand G. Love makes pleasant products with an understandable composition and effect - everything that we all love so much now. Masks are one of the strongest points of the brand. The brand packs them in disposable sachets (ambiguous from an environmental point of view, but good for the skin, which gets a fresh product every time); each of the masks is made on the basis of an extract of a certain fruit or vegetable. Here the main character is a pumpkin. Its enzymes purify harder than the popular papaya enzymes, but milder than most ANA acids. The action of enzymes in this mask is balanced by a good set of soothing ingredients: it can still tingle, but the reward will be fresh, radiant skin.