When I think of my ideal relaxing night in, one of the first things I think about is putting on a face mask and hopping in the bath. Ideal for anyone who hates the fuss of mixing powder masks or slathering on a cream or gel, natural sheet masks are designed to deliver a boost of skin-loving natural ingredients in a quick and easy, mess-free sheet form. Perfect for busy parents and those who are time-poor, natural sheet masks make a really easy at-home facial treatment to leave your skin bright, refreshed and deeply hydrated.
Benefits of sheet masks
One of the best things about sheet masks is that they're a bit more concentrated than your everyday products, so the skin care benefits of the ingredients are intensified in a quick 15-20 minute treatment. The sheet itself actually helps the product penetrate the skin more, so it can really push the product into the face and keep it in place. They're also great to travel with as you don't have to deal with the potential of any cream or powder masks spilling. The only thing about sheet masks is that they're a bit scary looking, so maybe wait until the kids have gone to bed or else you'll give them a fright! For an extra cooling treat, pop your mask in the fridge for 15 minutes or so before you use it.
Best natural sheet masks
100% Pure Caffeine Mask
With dozens of five-star reviews, the 100% Pure Caffeine Mask is a favourite for helping to refresh a tired complexion. With Organic Green Coffee and Green Tea Extracts, this caffeine rich mask is designed to awaken and brighten skin by delivering a boost of hydration and antioxidants. Vegan and Cruelty Free, it also contains soothing Aloe Vera, Hyaluronic Acid, Seaweed Collagen and Vitamin C. To use, carefully place over your face and allow the mask to sink in for 20 minutes. No need to rinse off your skin after use, just massage in any residue as you would a regular serum to really reap the benefits.
Andalou Naturals Sheet Mask - Instant Lift & Firm
Ideal for those with mature skin, the Andalou Naturals Sheet Mask in Instant Lift & Firm uses Resveratrol and CoQ10 which may help firm the skin, preserve collagen, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin texture. Perfect for travelling, this single use mask also contains antioxidant rich Goji and White Tea Extracts, leaving skin bright, soft and smooth. Apply for 10-20 minutes, then remove and massage remaining serum into skin. Vegan and Gluten Free, another great thing about this mask is that it can just be placed in the compost after use as it's biodegradable.
Edible Beauty Express Bloom of Youth Infusion Mask
Made from natural and plant-derived ingredients, the Edible Beauty Express Bloom of Youth Infusion Mask is great for plumping up the skin and brightening skin tone. It contains anti-ageing ingredients including Bamboo Extract, Ribose, and Swertia Chirata, as well as Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and Australian Lime Caviar and Pomegranate, which both have an instant brightening effect on the complexion. Designed to promote firmness and elasticity, this Vegan and Australian made mask comes in a pack of three for luxurious at-home treatments. To use, apply for 20 minutes then massage in the remainder, following with your usual serum or moisturiser.
Andalou Naturals Sheet Mask - Instant Brighten and Tighten
The Andalou Instant Brighten and Tighten Sheet Mask is a good one for mornings when your skin is looking a bit tired and dull as it's packed with Vitamin C which may help to brighten the complexion as well as lighten any sun spots and pigmentation. It also gently exfoliates the skin thanks to Hibiscus Flower extract, which gently removes any dead and dull skin cells and unclogs pores to leave you with bright, baby soft and deeply hydrated skin.
100% Pure Ginseng Collagen Boost Mask
With anti-ageing ingredients including Korean Red Ginseng, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid, the 100% Pure Ginseng Collagen Boost Mask may help to plump, lift and firm the skin to promote a youthful complexion. With soothing Aloe Vera, brightening Vitamin C and calming Manuka Honey Extract, this revitalising mask may also help to encourage healthy skin cell turnover and moisture retention. Leave on for 20 minutes, no need to rinse after use.
Andalou Naturals Sheet Mask - Instant Pure Pore
Another favourite from Andalou's Natural Sheet Mask range is their Instant Pure Pore Mask, designed to deliver a deeply penetrating boost of hydration, soothe inflammation and balance oily and acne prone skin. With antibacterial Coconut Water, Witch Hazel and Willow Bark, this pH balancing mask may help to regulate oil production and reduce acne-causing bacteria, clear blocked pores and soothe blemishes, while Aloe Vera calms redness and irritation. Gluten Free and Vegan, this clarifying mask helps soothe and rejuvenate the skin.