12 Of The Best Face Masks To Suit Every Skin Type & Concern

No matter your skin type or texture, look to these skin saviours to restore radiance


Smooth, soften, refine and tighten, these face masks can do just about anything.

Photo / Rebecca Zephyr Thomas

Goodness Superfood Skincare Glow-and-Go Multi-Masking Kit, $20

Get on board with the multi-masking craze by adopting Goodness’ multi-masking kit into your Sunday night beauty regimen. The kit comprises of the Paprika Target Mask to detoxify the T-zone, and the Green Tea Face Mask to offer skin an antioxidant boost. Each formulation includes kaolin clay for its purifying properties, plus coconut, avocado and chia seed oils to nourish and hydrate skin.

Kiehl’s Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Overnight Face Mask, $85

Add a little luxury to your nighttime routine with Kiehl’s most velvet-soft mask yet. Allow hibiscus extract, whose flower is said to close overnight to preserve its nectar, do all the hard work for you while you slumber. Massage onto clean skin at night using an upward motion, and you could awake to softer, smoother, younger-looking skin by morning.

New Zealand Glacial Clay Mud Masque, $45

It’s common knowledge that clay works wonders at purifying and detoxifying skin. Formulated with a newly discovered deposit of rare nontronite clay in the Canterbury high country, this unique mud masque looks to restore the mineral balance in skin. High mineral levels and the omission of heavy metals allows clay in its purest form to work its healing and regenerative magic.

Elizabeth Arden Skincare Super Start Probiotic Boost Skin Renewal Biocellulose Mask, $97

If you’re familiar with Elizabeth Arden’s best-selling Super Start Skin Renewal Booster, then we challenge you to try their newest sheet mask – which delivers double the probiotic power of the aforementioned. When blended with hyaluronic acid, this probiotic blend seeks to support skin’s own natural defenses, and optimise its renewal process in just one treatment.

FERNZ Bee Venom Mask, $56

Famed for its plumping properties, bee venom combines with Manuka honey in this dual action treatment to help plump skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Apply generously over your face and décolleté, and leave on for 20 minutes before washing off to reveal the hydrated, radiant skin within.

Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask, $56

The cult pink mask you’ve seen flooding your feed is now available in New Zealand. Meet Alya Skin’s Pink Clay Mask, the millennial pink mask that’s said to detoxify and brighten skin with consistent use. The cruelty-free formulation works to extract pollutants from skin and lessen the appearance of pores, making it a viable option for acne-prone skin.

Skinfood Quench Coconut Mask, $16

Coconut oil, lime pearl caviar and glacial clay combine in this multi-purpose mask, which seeks to cleanse, hydrate and moisturise skin. The antibacterial properties of coconut oil help heal skin, while alpha-hydroxyl acid-rich lime pearl caviar gently exfoliates skin to offer a smoother, more even complexion. Glacial clay comes to the fore to absorb toxins, rejuvenate and deeply cleanse skin.


Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask, $108

Powered by Japanese beauty berry, vitamin C and alpha hydroxyl acids, this brightening and tightening anti-ageing mask is as effective as it is pretty to look at. This creamy rinse-off mask targets dullness, uneven skin tone, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, promising skin will appear healthier over time. For best results, use two to three times per week.

Eve Lom Rescue Mask, $121

There’s good reason why Eve Lom’s Rescue Mask won the InStyle award for ‘Best Mask for Congested Skin’ for seven years running. Think of this at-home detox mask as fast-acting response to your skin S.O.S. Containing kaolin, camphor and almond extract, this mask helps to extract dirt and debris from pores and de-puffs skin as a result.

Frank Body Glow Mask, $24

Known for their cheeky approach to skincare, Frank Body extends the same mantra to their Glow Mask. Formed under the title, ‘beauty sleep: bottled’, this light cream mask is infused with antioxidant-rich goji berry extract, hydrating shea and cocoa butter, as well as caffeine- and vitamin-E-rich Arabic coffee seed oil to tone and firm skin. Plus, it smells utterly delicious.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sleeping Mask, $8

Perfect for popping in your carry-on luggage for your next weekend getaway, Neutrogena’s newest single-use, overnight mask works to deeply moisturise skin while you catch some Z’s. Apply liberally before you hit the hay, and wake up to skin that’s optimally hydrated and refreshed.

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