Beaute Forest Witch Hazel & Chamomile Soothing Mask, $10.90 for a box of six sheets.
Aside from antibacterial witch hazel, this sheet mask has camomile extracts to calm sensitive skin and reduce redness. Even if you’re not prone to flushing, this is great for soothing sunburns.
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, $107.
Unclog pores and even out skin tone with this exfoliating gel mask, which has potent pumpkin enzymes that dissolve dead skin cells on the skin surface. This enables alpha-hydroxy acids in the formula to penetrate the skin and peel away the top layer. Leave on for 10 minutes, then massage your face to allow the aluminium crystals in the formula to slough off dead skin cells.
Origins Ginzing Refreshing Face Mask, $50.
Caffeine is said to shrink blood vessels, reduce inflammation and improve skin cell function so our complexion looks fairer and more taut. The cucumber and hoelen mushroom extract in this cream also help to calm and soothe skin.
Derma-RX Biocellulose Facial Mask, $20 per sheet.
The gel-like material of this sheet mask enables it to adhere well to skin, so it can soak up all the good stuff, such as sodium hyaluronate (to hydrate), peptides (to firm and smooth) and vitamin C (to brighten).
Algenist Algae Brightening Mask, $83.
Th is creamy wash-off mask is said to have both reparative and preventive benefi ts. Six types of antioxidant algae combat the harmful effects of pollution, UV rays and stress, so you can show off smoother, brighter and younger-looking skin.
This story was first published in Her World magazine, November 2014 issue.