Seven Body Masks You Have To Try

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Long gone are the days where a sticky face mask was all you could get to soothe and prime your skin to the best condition. Yes those things still exist and some of my favourite masks are the traditional ones which set on your face and crack when ever you smile but there’s so much more on the market now from sheet masks and sleep masks to masks for your lips, eyes, hands and even feet. I’ve tried quite a number of different brands over the years and here are my top picks.

Best traditional face mask

You know sometimes when you just need something a bit more intense than a sheet mask, something which feels like it’s really working on your skin? Well for me my go to traditional mask is the Lush Mask of Magnanimity which not only smells amazing but leaves my skin feeling great. As it’s natural I find my skin doesn’t go red-raw after washing the mask off which is another great thing. I always find my skin feels soft, supple and generally clearer after using this and it’s something I try to do once a week when I have a pampering bath.

Dr Botanicals Overnight Masque

Best Overnight Mask

Did you know that March is National Bed month? So, of course, it’s the best time to start looking at overnight masks. Dr. Botanicals Advanced Purifying Overnight Masque* is all natural, cruelty-free and vegan which is intensive and so hydrating. Just putting on a light layer before bed I can feel the mask soothing my skin and regenerating it more than it would without a mask.  The mask is a little thicker than normal moisturizer but not so thick you notice it/ it wipes onto pillows and I always find the mornings after I use it my skin is brighter and there are less blemishes (I usually wake up with slightly red blotchy cheeks!) I could not live without overnight masks’ now as my skin is always brighter and more hydrated when I use them. If you fancy trying this you can grab it for £19.99 instead of £79 throughout March only by using code RHIANBLOG here.

Best nourishing lip mask

As I use liquid lipsticks on a really regular basis I am finding that I need to use lip masks more often to keep my lips hydrated, plumped and primed ready for the liquidy goodness. I’ve tried a few overnight lip masks which and a lot either feel sticky or just don’t feel that they’re doing much but as soon as I found the Bite Algave Lip Mask last summer I’ve not really tried much since. The liquid is clear and a little on the thick side but during the night it sinks into your lips and leaves them looking amazing. I find my lipsticks apply so much better after using this and I try to use it every few days to keep my lips looking their best.

Face Masks

Best high-end face mask

Normally I don’t like spending a huge amount of money on face masks where I know cheaper versions work just as well but the Glamglow GravityMud intrigued me pretty much just because it goes a shiny silver colour when it sets on the skin. Once I decided it would be mine I wouldn’t rest and thankfully I found it in the duty-free when I was coming back from Budapest last September, although it probably worked out more expensive but #yolo. As soon as I first put it on my face it was love, it’s easy to apply, doesn’t feel as messy as a traditional face mask and I could feel it working as the mask set. Everything about this mask feels luxurious and my skin was so smooth after I took it off the first time I couldn’t stop stroking it, definitely a great purchase if you’re looking to splash out.

Best hydrating mask

Before last summer I had never heard of a sleep or overnight mask before but I grabbed a couple of the Sephora own brand ones when I was in Paris in April. They worked really well so when I headed to the States and did a massive haul I grabbed the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight mask and I don’t think anything is going to beat it. Firstly I’m not usually a fan of scented products but this smells of mango (without being too overpowering) and it’s amazing and refreshing. Secondly, my skin always feels so hydrated and bouncy after I have used it. Annoyingly I usually have dry patches around my nose and sometimes on my chin but the Origins mask has pretty much solved this issue.

Sephora Sheet Masks

Best sheet mask

Sheet masks are everywhere and so many brands are coming out with them that’s probably tried 25+ different brands. Despite the fact that I’ve tried some which have been super expensive, I’m taking £10+ for one mask, I don’t find they leave my skin feeling any nicer than the cheaper brands. The Garnier Skinactive Moisture Bomb mask is probably one of my favouites and it’s only about £1 in Boots but I find it easy to apply (well as easy as a sheet mask can be), it’s drenched in serum and my skin literally drinks it up. I love the brand’s moisture collection anyway and this just leaves my skin bouncy, hydrated and glowing. Who needs to spend silly money on a piece of fiber anyway?! Although I do always think I’ll have a collection of the Tony Moly I’m Real Masks nestled in my collection.

Best sheet masks for other body parts

When I first saw hand and foot masks I did snigger at the idea because who really needed a sheet mask for those body parts. Of course despite my initial reaction I did have to try them and in all honesty they’re amazing. Think how much work both areas get, your hands do pretty much everything for you and your feet carry your entire weight around. The best ones I’ve tried are the own brand Sephora Hand and Feet Masks which much like their face masks come in a variety of scents for different things but I find them all pretty much the same. Much like a traditional sheet mask they’re drenched in serum, feel cold at the first touch but sink into your skin beautifully leaving both your hands and feet smooth, soft and well cared for. The only thing I did find hard was laying in a position where the masks didn’t come off my feet and I was relaxed enough to pretty much do nothing.

What are your favourite masks?
March 16, 2017
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  • Beautyqueenuk

    OOh some I have and some I havent tried. Lush Cup O’ Coffee would appear for me because of how smooth it leaves your skin x

  • These all sound like amazing products my favourite at the moment is Himalayan charcoal face mask from the body shop.

  • Chloe Griffiths

    I tried the sephora ones when I was in America after all the hype, but I actually wasn’t too impressed xo

  • Donna

    oooo I like this post a lot! I have wanted to try the Glamglow mask before but am always a bit confused! I will definitely take your advice x

  • Always Carry On.

    Some of these sound really nice – I’ll definitely have to check them out!

  • Melanie Williams

    Hey hun, you must have read my mind been looking for masks!! Thank you, save sme any leg work 🙂 x

  • I’ve never tried any masks for my body, other than for my face. The hand masks sound intriguing!

  • lianne

    I’m really loving mud masks at the moment, my favourite is NSpa, it feels so good! But I really like the sound of the Garnier one, at that price I’m definitely going to pick some up!

  • oh ive heard bout the sephora ones and really want ot give them a go

  • Nayna Kanabar

    Interesting I have not tried body masks before only face masks.I am keen to check out the hand and feet one as I have very dry hands and feet.

  • Laura

    I have SO many of the Sephora masks to try out that I picked up from Sephora when I was in Dubai at the end of last year xxx

  • Natasha Mairs

    I have not tried any of these yet. my favourite mask at the moment is a tea tree clay one, which rally leaves my skin smooth and soft

  • Baby Isabella

    March is National Bed month?! I bet start stocking up on some overnight goodies! I have a lot of sleeping and resting to do now that I’ve left hospital xx

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Love the selection. I have yet to try a lip mask or sheet mask. I do love masks and need to use them far more often.

  • The Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight mask is one of my favourites to use. But I love the Sephora face masks too x

  • Great selection of masks. I have tried all of these and my favorite is GlamGlow. A perfect mask. Thanks for sharing this list.

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  • shoshana sue

    Iam yet to try out masks and this is a great list to start from. Might give the overnight mask a go

  • mummyslittlemonkey

    Love the sound of the lip mask – I can’t bear the feeling of dry lips, so this is definitely my kind of product! x

  • francesca

    I am so in love with lush and all of their face and body products the mask of magnaminty sounds lovely but I haven’t yet tried that one!! I’m in love with masks lately so I’ll defo be looking up some of your suggestions!

  • I love the Sephora sheet masks, they are my goto masks! xo

  • I normally stick to face masks, but am so intrigued by all the other offerings now. I feel you really can’t go wrong with a 7th Heaven face mask.

  • Jazmin Williams

    Mask of Mag is my absolute fave! Ever since trying the LUSH face masks, I’ve found it hard to want to try other brands.

  • Ayesha Farhad

    I still need to buy the origins drink up mask and the glam glow gravity mask! Love the tin man feel after putting it on haha!

  • I really love the Lush Mask of Magnaminty as well. I’ve recently tried a few sheet masks, I was sceptical of them but I do really enjoy them. I didn’t realize that their were hand and feet sheet masks though! I may have to give those a go x

  • Alison Rost

    I’ve never tried a masks other than for my face. Admittedly, I’m intrigued. I’d probably start with Sephora. My love affair with that store runs deep.

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