The pore shrinking prowess of this pink clay mask saw it go completely viral and out of stock in a matter of minutes. Originally from Australia, it’s now widely available in the UK (Cult Beauty, Harvey Nichols, Boots etc) and is well worth your pennies for a fast working brightening treatment you can actually see.
Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask, £52, Fresh
Need a radiance boost but only have five minutes? This mask has your back. Antioxidant lotus-flower extract and smoothing kombu seaweed work together for one fast treatment that leaves your skin feeling fresh AF.
Instant Renewal Concentrate Mask, £44 for 4 x sheet masks, Kiehl’s
This mango-looking sheet mask is a total dry skin soother. It instantly cools an irritated or wind-chapped complexion and is covered in slippery hydrating goodness to quench dryness. Simply massage in the leftover residue – no sink required!
Supermud Clearing Treatment, £42, GlamGlow
Watch as this mud dries and your pores shrink before your very eyes. Leaves skin satisfyingly super clean.
Glow Mud Mask, £18, Pixi
If time and money means a facial is out of the question, try this instead: all you need is 15 minutes, a sink and, um, a face.
Instant Detox Mask, £34, Bobbi Brown
Perhaps more famous for their makeup than skincare, Bobbi Brown know the perfect look requires a perfect base. This detoxifying mask will leave the smoothest of canvases, ready for action.
Moisturizing Moon Mask, £18, Glossier
Wallet friendly, Insta worthy, and super moisturizing. What’s not to like? Your face will love it as much as your followers do.
Renaissance Mask, £51, Oskia
Whip this balmy formula into a cream and leave it to nourish and quench your skin. Leaves it baby-bottom soft, and smells mega too (that’ll be the chamomile).
Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, £55.50, Peter Thomas Roth
We love a product you can feel working, like this mask. Don’t be scared when it gets a bit tingly, that’s the enzymes nibbling at the dead skin cells. A tiny bit goes a long way too (we got two used just from the lid) so it’s worth the investment.
Flavanone Mud, £29, NIOD
Great for oily skin that needs a good old clean, this clears away the grime and leaves you feeling pleasantly tight.
Radiant Glow Express Mask, £81, Sisley
Leave this on for a mere 3-5 minutes before unveiling your skin: but better. Sisley’s mask, complete with red clay, leaves a noticeable glow to the complexion – we love it.
Deep Exfoliating Mask, £59, Dr Sebagh
Responsible for keeping many a famous face looking forever young, you don’t have to go under the knife or needle with Dr Sebagh to get a taste of his results. This hard-working mask with unveil glowing, smooth skin without a pin-prick in sight.
Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque, £30, Aesop
Purifying, yes, but also pleasantly skin-quenching. If you find some clay based masks leave skin uncomfortably tight, this is the one.
Instant Detox Mask, £22, Caudalie
Perfect for a city dweller with skin that needs a refresh. The natural clays deeply cleanse whilst still leaving your face smooth and complexion even.
Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay, £26.50, Origins
Perfect for shrinking unsightly pores, this refining mask reveals a bright, smooth, photo-ready face. Use it before a date, wedding, first day, or when you just want to smash the skin game. You won’t regret it.
Transformer Instant Renewal Mask, £95, Zelens
Created by Dr Marko Lens – famous for his “red carpet” facials – this mask hydrates skin and helps prevent signs of ageing.
3D Moisture Infusion masks, £43 for 4, Skinesis by Sarah Chapman
Aside from the face this mask promises to reduce redness and plump skin, we’re more interested in the fact it’s created by Meghan Markle’s facialist. Use it to refresh skin, and possibly bag a Prince.
Detoxifying Clay Mask, £45, DCL
Ideal for congested or acne-prone skin. Think of it as a weekly detox for your pores, to deeply clean them and regulate the skin’s oil production to prevent breakouts.
CO2 Crystallising Energy Mask, £125, 111Skin
Totally unique in it’s formulation, this mask forces CO2 into the skin to stimulate an influx of oxygen. This subsequently creates brighter, smoother skin that is even-toned and hydrated. Seriously hard working stuff.
Younger Revealing Mask Intense, £210, Lancer
Containing four doses (so, at £50 a pop, it’s a pricey one), this iron-based mask mask is removed by hovering a magnet over your face. For real. Aside from being incredibly satisfying to use, it’s also super effective. The magnet draws the iron away, taking dirt and grime with it. Better than some facials we’ve had (which would set you back a tad more than £50).