While modelling rubber masks were all the rage in 2017, it looks like it’s time to retire those gooey packs as 2018’s answer to skin brightening and hydration is decidedly different. The latest type of mask to hit the market is the jelly mask. Just like the dessert they are named after, their lightweight texture makes them super easy to apply and you don’t have to worry about the face mask slipping and sliding off your face as they work.
Jelly masks focus predominantly on hydrating the skin. Most of these gelatinous-based masks contain moisturising ingredients like glycerin as well as other skin brightening actives like Vitamin C derivatives. The cooling gel consistency works best for individuals with dry and dehydrated skin that does not react well to heavy cream based masks and products. Not different from that of sheet masks, this trend is great for those who are looking to provide their skin with a hydration boost. However, if you are looking for hard-hitting anti-ageing results, these jellies might not be the thing for you.
You know what they say, the proof is in the pudding, or in this case the jelly. If you want to try the trend yourself, here are some of our picks.
First Aid Beauty Ginger & Tumeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask ($52)
Packed with superfood ingredients like ginger, turmeric and vitamin C, this refreshing face masks helps to reinvigorate your skin, lift your mood and calm your senses. This hydrating jelly is also great for bringing your eyes some relief from dark circles, eye bags and tiredness. Pack this jelly mask with you on the plan for your red-eye flights and no one will know you’ve suffered a long flight.
LUSH FOMO Jelly Face Mask ($30)
Made with soothing calamine and replenishing carrageenan, this mask transforms into a paste when you massage it into your skin. The agar ingredient that gives the masks their texture stays fresh in the fridge for about 20 days, so you are good for go for about a month of weekly masks.
Sephora Collection Jelly Mask Moisturising and Energising Cocktail ($20)
The concoction of vitamins (Vitamin E, F, A, C and B5) which moisturises, tones and energises the skin makes this mask one of our favourites in the bunch. This jelly mask is a lazy girl’s dream come true thanks to its no rinse formula: Just apply a generous layer of this silky product on face and you’re on your way to supple and hydrated skin.