Spa facials are generally a lengthy and costly business, but the new breed of home face masks couldn’t be easier to use. You simply place the paper-silk mask, which comes pre-loaded with product, on your face and leave for 15 minutes before removing the mask and massaging the residue into your skin, with no need to rinse. And at less than the price of a cocktail, you can afford to try a new one every week. There’s a mind-boggling selection at the big beauty chains including Watsons, Sephora and Innisfree: below are three of our favourites.
For wrinkles and fine line
Lingzhi Mask, 19RMB, Sephora
The main ingredient in this smoothing and anti-wrinkle mask is imported extract of Taiwanese lingzhi mushroom, a TCM staple that reportedly has anti-aging powers.
For a dull, tired complexion
Real White Tea Mask, 15RMB, Innisfree
The hugely popular Korean skincare chain uses all-natural plant extracts in its products: here white tea and ‘green complex’ combine to perk up dull skin and give it some glow.
For dry winter skin
Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Mask, 10RMB, Watsons
Hyaluronic acid is well-known for its ability to lock in moisture, giving a satisfyingly plumping effect to dehydrated skin.Find it Watsons, branches citywide.
Watsons branches citywide