If your skin is currently not ultra clean and plumped, you’re doing this whole lockdown thing wrong! 

In your “normal” life (if you can still remember it) the time is of essence and for many a good skincare habits are not on the top of their priority lists. But all the time between eating, snacking, eating again … you have a minute to slather a good hydrating mask on your face, don’t you think?

For me they are a true superstars in my routines as they are ultra easy to use and you don’t have to set a timer to remove them – until your next face cleansing (we are still doing it twice a day, remember?). Essentially a no commitment masks. And you can wear them all day long! I don’t thing you’ll ever have an opportunity like this to get your skin in shape!

Apply on cleaned skin splashed with a toner. I normally layer them over my beloved serums. If you want even better performance, you can wait for a couple of minutes for them to absorb and then seal them in with a face oil. I mean, who except the delivery drivers (and UberEats guys) will see your greasy face? 

I currently have these three in rotation:

Dr Sebagh – Rose de Vie

This mask is my ultimate guilty pleasure. Having tried it just once, I had to get the biggest bottle that exists. It honestly gives you visibly plumped skin after just half an hour. I’ve noticed some brightening results as well – it just evens my skin tone out like a dream. It is an absolute game changer in the world of hydrating masks for me …

I am a big fan of the brand anyway – currently on my third bottle of their Serum Repair and am patiently shopping my stash of face oils to finally repurchase their Rose de Vie Serum. 

50ml £74

Aesop – Sublime Replenishing Night Masque

This is Aesop’s newest addition to the +range. The mask comes in a jar and has a funny bouncy texture to it. Packed with vitamins B, C, E and F this mask is a perfect treat for stressed, dehydrated skin with uneven skin tone. It absorbs relatively quickly for a hydrating mask (compared to the other two). I personally love to layer it over Seeking Silence Hydrator – it’s super light, hydrating and soothing.

Sublime has a painful price tag. As the Dr Sebagh mask feels and behave like a mask, this one can get away as a moisturiser and can be used every day – as a night cream.

I have to admit, if I could choose, I would go with the Rosie one above.

60ml £93

Aesop – Blue Chamomile Hydrating Masque

This one is my go to on long haul flights. Its Algae based humectants really plump your skin and protect it from the recycled air in the sky. It comes in a handy pump so you don’t have to dip your fingers in a jar. The effect is immediate and relatively matt so it’s very discreet to be used in public. Around people you don’t know 🙂 It also has a super cooling effect so if you leave it in your fridge it’s your best friend after a long night out! Oh, do you even remember those …

60ml £37

Sheet masks

I am not the biggest fan of sheet masks as I haven’t stumbled upon “The One”. Yet I always have quite a stash at home – normally an impulsive buy. There is some kind of unexplainable feeling of satisfaction putting them on. It just feels more “pampering” than just applying a product, isn’t it.

Is there anything in your stash that you don’t really believe in yet it always find its way to your shelf?