From drawing out excess oil and impurities to awakening tired-looking skin, using a weekly face mask can greatly help improve the appearance of your complexion. Formulated with indulgent textures and nature-inspired ingredients from around the world, discover the benefits of our face masks and find the perfect match for your skin concern.
Face masks are a great way to complement your daily skincare routine. They give you time to pamper and relax while keeping your skin looking and feeling its best. Here are our top 4 face mask benefits for your skin and your lifestyle.
1. FAST VISIBLE IMPROVEMENTS
Unlike other daily skincare products, face masks don’t have to be used continuously before you notice a visible difference to your skin. Masks can help skin look and feel softer, smoother, refreshed and replenished with moisture in minutes, which is perfect when you need instant results.
2. DEEP CLEANSING
Face masks dive down deeper into the pores than regular daily cleansers. They can help draw out dirt, oil and impurities from below the skin’s surface, giving you a more thorough cleansing session.
Masks are great for body and mind as well as skin. Setting aside some ‘me time’ for a masking session can be therapeutic and a great opportunity to relieve daily stress. Masking is the perfect time to practice meditation, soak in a hot bath or just catch up on your favourite TV shows.
4. BENEFITS FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
Our face masks are formulated to benefit a wide variety of skin concerns and skin types. Charcoal masks are great for oily and combination skin because they can help absorb excess oil and impurities from the skin’s surface, while masks with gentle and creamy textures and ingredients, like those in our Almond Milk with Oats Mask, are better for pampering dry, sensitive skin. Discover our full range of face masks to find your perfect match.
Our Facial and Body Care Expert, Vanda Serrador, shows you how to get the most out of your face mask in this beauty video tutorial. She recommends masking 1-2 times a week or more frequently if you have oily to combination skin. For best results, always cleanse your skin before masking.
Step 1: First, remove make-up so the mask can be applied on a clean base.
Step 2: Use a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, oil and impurities from the surface of your skin.
Step 3: Use our Facial Mask Brush to spread the formula evenly over your face or use your fingertips to apply to targeted areas.
Step 4: Leave the mask on for 10 minutes.
Step 5: Rinse the mask off using warm water and a muslin cloth.
Step 6: Finish by applying a moisturiser to your skin.
Learn how with Vanda Serrador
Want to master multi-masking? While many of us have one skin type, various areas of the face can have very diverse needs. And that all too common beauty dilemma is how the concept of multi-masking originated. In this multi-masking tutorial, our Facialist and Skincare expert, Vanda Serrador, shows us the best way to use different masks to achieve seriously satisfied skin.
Recommended for normal, oily or combination skin (and great for tackling a troublesome T zone!)
Apply our Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow mask to purify your T zone and Amazonian Acai to energise the rest of your face.
Recommended for normal-dry skin (and great for energising and hydrating a tired appearance!)
Apply our Amazonian Acai mask to energise your T zone and our Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask to nourish your cheeks.
Recommended for normal to dehydrated skin (and great for pampering skin in need of a little boost!)
Apply our Ginseng and Rice Mask to illuminate your T zone, British Rose Mask to hydrate and soften your cheeks and Ethiopian Honey Mask to smooth the skin around your chin.
Our range of richly textured face masks are enriched with natural ingredients sourced from around the world. From creamy oatmeal to gently exfoliating coffee bean particles, you can feel our nature-inspired formulas at work.
NICARAGUAN COFFEE INTENSE AWAKENING MASK
Give your skin an energy kick with our Nicaraguan Coffee Intense Awakening Mask. This gently exfoliating, vegan face mask is enriched with a powerful blend of coffee bean particles and Community Trade sesame seed oil from Nicaragua, Community Trade shea butter and cocoa butter from Ghana, and Community Trade organic cane sugar from Paraguay. It has an intense coffee scent and rich texture that warms and gently exfoliates your skin to help reduce the signs of fatigue. This leaves skin feeling awakened, cleared of impurities and looking more radiant.
2-3 times a week, smooth on this face mask, avoiding the eye and lip area. Now feel it warm your skin. After 5-10 minutes, rinse off in circular motions to gently exfoliate and reduce the signs of skin fatigue.
HIMALAYAN CHARCOAL PURIFYING GLOW MASK
Our skin-tingling, vegan Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask has an exfoliating texture that draws out impurities, refines the appearance of pores and leaves skin with a healthy-looking glow. It’s enriched with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan foothills, green tea leaves from Japan and Community Trade tea tree oil from Kenya.
Apply an even layer of the mask to cleansed skin, avoiding the eye and lip area. Now feel the tingling, purifying power! Leave on for 5-10 minutes then rinse off in circular motions to gently exfoliate your skin. Use 2-3 times a week to help absorb excess oil and purify your skin.
BRITISH ROSE FRESH PLUMPING MASK
Our vegan British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask has a refreshing gel texture that leaves skin looking smoother, replenished with moisture and with a youthful, dewy appearance. It’s enriched with rose petals, rosehip oil, Community Trade English rose essence and Community Trade organic aloe vera from Mexico.
CHINESE GINSENG & RICE CLARIFYING POLISH MASK
Reveal brighter-looking skin with our vegan Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polish Mask. This gently exfoliating face mask helps to reduce the appearance of dull and uneven-looking skin. It’s enriched with Chinese rice and ginseng root extracts and Community Trade sesame seed oil from Nicaragua.
Smooth an even layer of our mask onto your face, avoiding the eye and lip area. Leave on 5-10 minutes then rinse off in circular motions to gently exfoliate. Use 2-3 times a week or daily if desired.
JAPANESE MATCHA TEA POLLUTION CLEARING MASK
Our vegan Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask deeply purifies your skin from the build-up of everyday pollution and impurities, revealing a radiant, younger-looking complexion. This gently exfoliating formula is enriched with matcha green tea leaves from Japan, dandelion extract and Community Trade organic aloe vera from Mexico.
After removing make-up and cleansing your skin, smooth on an even layer of the mask, avoiding the eye and lip area. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off in circular motions to gently exfoliate. For best results, use 2-3 times a week or daily if desired.
MEDITERRANEAN ALMOND MILK WITH OATS
INSTANT SOOTHING MASK
Our Mediterranean Almond Milk With Oats Instant Soothing Mask helps recharge sensitive skin with moisture and relieves feelings of tightness and itchiness, leaving a softer, smoother-feeling complexion. It has a creamy, porridge-like texture enriched with oatmeal from the UK and Community Trade organic almond milk from Spain.
After removing make-up and cleansing your skin, smooth on an even layer of the mask, avoiding the eye and lip area. Leave on for 5-10 minutes. Gently massage with smooth, circular motions to delicately exfoliate your skin. Rinse off in circular motions. Use up to twice a week for best results.
HOW TO USE CLEANSERS
Cleansing is the essential first step in your daily skincare routine. Cleansers help clear away daily dirt and impurities, leave skin feeling refreshed and prepare skin for the next step of your routine. Discover the best cleanser for your skin type.