The benefits of using a face mask

Chances are you already have a step-by-step skin care ritual but even when we’re doing all the right things, sometimes our skin needs (or deserves) a little boost. That’s when you turn to a face mask – or, what we like to call, ‘power products.’ They’re highly concentrated and work hard to solve pesky skin issues, from dryness and oiliness to irritation and blemishes. Here’s why it’s worth adding a weekly mask to your skin care routine.

They target complexion concerns

Face masks are so much more than an excuse to sit down and relax for 10 minutes. They deliver high concentrations of ingredients to the skin, are formulated for specific skin types and address the concerns that come with having dry, dull, sensitive, ageing, acne-prone or oily skin. To address different skin care concerns at once, try multi-masking by layering two (or more) masks in different areas of the face.

Dry and dehydrated skin

We recommend: Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cream Mask. Rich and creamy, this natural moisturising face mask contains Rose Hip Oil and Shea Butter to deeply hydrate and replenish the skin. Visible signs of dehydration and premature ageing are addressed, and skin’s overall texture is improved.

Sensitive skin

We recommend: Jurlique Nurturing Mask. A creamy clay face mask enriched with Shea Butter and Jojoba Seed Oil, this mask moisturises and revitalises the complexion and reduces signs of redness.

Dull, tired skin

We recommend: Jurlique Intense Recovery Mask. Lightweight Rose Hip and Carrot Oils in this mask nourish the skin, while Rosa gallica and Chamomile extracts help to restore radiance. As for any impurities? The mask’s base of Green Clay absorbs them.

Oily or congested skin

We recommend: Jurlique Purifying Mask. To take skin from oily to looking matte and feeling soothed and softened, this mask is our go-to. Containing Kaolin Clay and Moor extract to refine skin and address excess surface oiliness, this treatment mask is deeply purifying.

Ageing skin

We recommend: Jurlique Purity Specialist Treatment Mask. With Apricot Kernel that provides a gentle exfoliating action and Willowbark extract to help smooth and refine skin’s texture, this creamy clay mask deeply cleanses and removes impurities.

They have visible results

As a focused form of skin care, face masks offer instant gratification. As well as targeting specific skin care concerns, cream masks absorb into the skin and encourage the blood vessels to expand so more blood can flow through the face (hello, radiance). Use face masks to complement your current skin care ritual, and to give your skin a boost when you’re dehydrated, tired or before an event. We like to use one once a week, and make sure we pack one in our suitcases whenever we travel.

They’re a relaxing ritual

Stress not only effects our mental health but can have a knock-on effect on our skin, too. Yes, masks contain skin-loving ingredients, but stopping to unwind for 10-15 minutes while they do their magic also carries a pampering, self-care element (which we could all do with more of).

They boost the effectiveness of other skin care products

After masking, your toner, serum and moisturiser will absorb better. Think of your post-mask skin like a canvas, prepped and ready for the next skin care step. Also, since masks have concentrated formulas, there’s a better chance of those ingredients penetrating the deeper layers of your skin. Win-win all-round.

Complete your skincare routine by adding in a weekly face mask. Jurlique products target different skincare concerns - explore our range to find your mask match.