Of all of life’s little pleasures, we’re pretty sure we speak for like, everyone when we say none are quite comparable to hitting a spa and settling in for some well-deserved pampering. However, the cost of regularly visiting even the most affordable ones can quickly add up, and eat into that precious vacation fund.
Luckily for us, at-home face masks are plentiful, and some are just as effective as in-spa treatments. Here are our favourite 10 that you should definitely try, so you can rock glowing skin on your next vacation.
If acne is the bane of your existence, consider adding this mask that looks straight out of a sci-fi movie to your regime.
Utilising technology actually used by real dermatologist, the mask uses light therapy to target acne-causing bacteria (blue light) and reduces the appearance of breakouts (red light).
Suitable for daily use, simply put the mask on after cleansing for 10 minutes and see clearer and healthier skin.
One of the original at-home bubble masks, this oxygen-and-vitamin-c enriched mask infuses your skin with time-released antioxidants and a healthy dose of moisture for immediate results.
Designed to mimic the effects of bliss spa’s famous Triple Oxygen Facial in just 5 minutes, we love this as a quick pick-me-up anytime our skin looks dull.
Bonus points for being fun to use too.
Considered a holy grail product around the world, this mask was actually clinically developed to address skin concerns such as blemishes, redness, scars, razor bumps and even in-grown hair.
Containing activated charcoal, a special blend of 6 different acids and kaolin clay, purge your pores, tame breakouts and achieve brightened skin with regular use. Guys can definitely get on it too, as a post-shave treatment!
There are some weeks (or months), you find yourself burning the candle at both ends almost every night, which makes for dull, dehydrated and exhausted-looking skin. Designed to combat the stresses of modern-day living, this mask mimics the effects of a professional facial.
Containing a powerful blend of AHAs, Retinol, Probiotics and Hyaluronic acid, it’s like going for a peel as the ingredients work together to help skin achieve an optimal level of exfoliation and hydration levels in just 2-3 nights.
Once only available at professional spas, rubber masks are practically commonplace now!
They reportedly retain and seal in moisture better than their sheet counterparts, and it honestly comes as no surprise that the Koreans have managed to take it to the next level by infusing this particular one with actual gold. It also contains Korean ginseng and caviar for anti-ageing, firming and ultra-nourishing properties.
Simply peel off once the mask has set and marvel at your fresh-out-of-a-facial-like skin.
Reduce wrinkles, smooth, brighten and hydrate your skin with this revolutionary sheet mask – a dry, textile mask that has been imprinted with active ingredients like vitamin B3, plant stem cells and Crocrus bulb extract to encourage collagen renewal and a blend of oils and butters to strengthen and nourish the skin’s natural barrier.
Also, because it uses a dry formula, you can use a single sheet up to 3 times. That’s a heck a lot more bang-for-your-buck than a trip to the spa!
We all know that fruits are good for you – both in your belly and on your face, and this award-winning mask by Fresh is in complete agreement!
It is packed with the vitamin fruit complex of oranges, lemons and clementines that refine the appearance of your skin for baby smooth perfection. AHAs from the fruit gently exfoliate your skin while vitamins C, E and B5 promote a healthy glow.
For the busy girl (or guy) constantly on the go, this multi-purpose mask by LUSH is both a body wrap and face mask in 1 tidy package. Containing kaolin to cleanse and nourish, peppermint and marigold oil to stimulate and evening primrose seeds and aduki beans to gently exfoliate, skin is left soft, bright and refreshed after use.
We love that this mask also contains hydrating, anti-bacterial honey to keep itself clean, meaning it prevents the formula from growing any bacteria or microorganisms that could potentially damage your skin.
This mask is making waves all over social media, with influencers and beauty bloggers alike gushing over the supposedly magical prowess of this shockingly affordable mask. Dubbed as the “world’s most powerful facial”, the mask contains calcium bentonite clay to literally purge out your pores.
If you have oily skin, you can mix this mask with apple cider vinegar for extra cleansing properties. Do note that it may not be suitable for dry or sensitive skin as the formula can be quite drying.
Designed to target only your fine lines and wrinkles, this “mask” is more of a patch that you apply onto specific areas (think laugh lines, crow’s feet and frown lines), instead of your entire face.
They contain pure hyaluronic acid that has been infused with bee venom, and the patches literally dissolves into your skin to visibly plump up wrinkles and lines.
Think of it as a non-invasive alternative to fillers or Botox if you’re particularly afraid of needles.