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#1 BLISS MULTI-‘FACE’-ETED ALL-IN-ONE ANTI-AGING CLAY MASK, $85.
This packs a double whammy with gunk-removing and anti-ageing benefits – thanks to glycolic acid in the formula. I washed it off after seven minutes, and my skin was super-smooth and supple.

#2 INNISFREE JEJU VOLCANIC CLAY MOUSSE MASK, $28.
I love that this mask is dispensed as a foam – much more convenient and hygienic than sticking your fingers in a jar – and its hyaluronic acid-packed formula leaves me with plumped-up and clearer-looking skin. Tip: a half-pump is enough for your entire face.

#3 PETER THOMAS ROTH IRISH MOOR MUD PURIFYING BLACK MASK, $107.
Need a quick pre-party perk-up? This mud mask is my new go-to. It’s made from 9,000-year-old moor mud that’s rich in nutrients and minerals. The result? A brighter, more even-toned complexion. Makeup glides on like magic afterwards.

#4 ANNIE’S WAY CHARCOAL BLACK JELLY MASK, $32.90.
Its jelly-like texture leaves a cooling sensation on my skin (so good on hot days!) and gives my tired complexion a boost of radiance.

#5 LANEIGE MINI PORE WATERCLAY MASK, $38.
The first thing that caught my attention: its easy-to-spread gel-cream texture that feels oh-so-comfortable on skin. This makes my pores look practically non-existent.

Photography: Jasper Yu, Art direction: Sharmaine Khor

This story was first published in Her World Magazine September 2015.

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