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Our skin goes through a lot on a day to day basis. We’re talking sun exposure, sweat and pollution. Aside from washing your face, a detox face mask is the best (and easiest) way to hit the reset button on your complexion and remove the build-up of gunk, pollution, makeup and bacteria sitting on your skin.

 If you have oily and acne-prone skin, you can use a detox mask on a daily basis to unclog the pores. For those with normal or dry and sensitive skin, you might need to mask less often. Look for ingredients like charcoal, algae and seaweed which will help to unclog pores, cleanse the skin and leave you with a smoother and more radiant complexion after use.


Caudalie Instant Detox Mask ($43)

Packed with antioxidants and detoxifying ingredients like grape marl and pink clay, this mask is a skin saviour especially for those with combination skin. When you have combination skin, you will tend to get oily in the T-zone but dry and flaky on the cheeks. This mask helps to purge pores and draw out the impurities without dehydrating the skin.


Leaders Insolution Derma Soul Detox Mask ($3)

Single sheet masks like this one is great for those with sensitive skin because they typically contain fewer preservatives. Plus, they are fuss-free, easy to use and soothing. In just 15 minutes, this dermatologically tested mask helps to eradicate impurities, reduce the appearance of blemishes and slough off dead skin with its algae extract.


Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment ($105)

We’re all for skincare products that benefit the skin in multiple ways. Combing the purifying properties of the French sea clay and skin-soothing properties of green tea, cucumber and camellia leaf, this mask acts more like a revitalising skincare than simple detoxifying mask.


L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask – Detoxify ($14.90)

Charcoal has been regarded as a holy grail skincare ingredients by beauty aficionados with oily skin because of its absorbing properties. Infused with Montmorillonite clay, this clay mask guarantees a deep cleanse by drawing impurities out of pores as well as minimising their appearance to help you achieve a smoother complexion.