Suffering from dry, sensitive or chapped skin? You’re not alone. The colder months can be particularly hard on skin especially when surrounded by central heating, a factor that exacerbates dry skin as much as Winter frost and wind. When dryness strikes, we like to give our skin the ultimate in rehydration – an overnight face mask. Choose your organic face mask correctly and this simple trick will help restore soft skin from the comfort of your home….
Best for Superfood Fans - Inspired by ancient Ayurvedic restorative therapies, Aurelia Cell Revitalise Rose Mask has been designed to envelop the skin in a soothing, inflammation reducing and balance restoring infusion of botanicals and probiotics. Combining these with some of nature’s most nourishing oils and superfoods, one of our favourites (not to mention a regular in our morning smoothies) Baobab, has been included for its high content of precious Omega 3, 6 & 9. Another #SkinFood favourite that this ultra-hydrating mask contains is Avocado Oil, additionally high in Omega 3 and essential skin-loving fatty acids.
Best for Calming Sensitive, Chapped Skin - Designed to deeply moisturise and refine the skins texture to reveal a silky soft, refreshed glow, the AMALA Hydrating Yoghurt Mask contains ultra-hydrating plant-based ingredients such as macadamia nut, wild rose and jasmine along with one of natures best skin ingredients - rich yoghurt derived from organic milk*. Included to help promote cell renewal and protect against environmental damage, the delicate formula of this organic face mask makes it particularly beneficial in reducing redness and soothing irritated winter skin.
Best for Anti-Ageing Benefits - Created to hydrate, replenish and plump dehydrated skin, the Absolution Le Soin Repulant Mask features a host of skin-plumping ingredients such as Silver Ear, a Chinese mushroom renowned for its beautifying effects; extract of young Alfalfa shoots which contain vitamin U to promote epidermal growth, and Beech Buds to increase oxygenation of cells. Dryness and dehydration can exacerbate the appearance of fine lines so this all-natural skin saviour is great for those wanting to plump up the odd line.
Best Instant Fix - For those in need of a ‘miracle cure’, Tata Harper’s Moisturising Mask is the treatment for you. Providing long-lasting moisture to even the most dehydrated skin, this organic mask combines Cameilla, Coconut and Olive oils with the skin tissue promoting, wound healing accelerating and anti-inflammatory benefits of Tamanu. Further enriched by the antioxidant properties of Cacao and Beet Extract and the inclusion of naturally derived Hyaluronic Acid , this fast working gentle yet effective treatment promotes immediate retention of moisture from deep within the skin cells.
While anyone one of these face masks will be a welcome addition to a Winter beauty regime they also make the perfect travel companion on a long haul flight. Pack one in your carry on luggage and apply a layer (we promise no one will notice, all masks dry clear!) and get skin back to its pre-Winter state pronto.
* Just make sure you are not allergic to dairy!