December | The Edit
Party-Ready Beauty Masks
Prep your skin for the festive season (and repair it afterwards) with these earth-friendly, glow-boosting beauty masksMorgane Nyfeler
Tis the season to bring on the parties, but, while we love dancing in our metallic kitten heels till the end of the night, we are determined to avoid the inevitable toll that rich food, drink and late nights takes on our skin. To ensure skin glows safely throughout the winter revels, we really should be using beauty masks right now – and every time stressed skin craves extra care.
From detoxifying deep treatments filled with organic, non-toxic ingredients to biodegradable sheet masks that quickly boost skin recovery, here’s our pick of the best planet- and party- friendly beauty masks to help ensure you wake up the day after with your skin looking and feeling as fresh as a December morning.
L: Intense Overnight Mask (50ml), £85, by Votary R: Boosting Liquid Mask (50ml), £80, by Susanne Kaufmann
Before bed after a big night out, apply Votary’s Intense Overnight Mask to ease next-day signs of fatigue, reduce redness and brighten your skin with its blend of natural plant oils and botanical active ingredients. The subtle fragrances of rose, lavender and neroli will help you drift into a deep, restorative sleep, and you’ll wake up to flawlessly glowing skin that’s nourished and rejuvenated.
Boosting Liquid Mask by Austrian brand Susanne Kaufmann is formulated with powerful stem cells from a variety of Swiss apple that never wrinkles and is valued for its longevity. Use it to help promote the regeneration of new skin cells, while smoothing the signs of ageing and infusing the skin with moisture, leaving it looking firm and toned
L: Purifying Mask, £67, by Tata Harper R: Everything Mask (50g), £34, by Non Gender Specific
Handmade on the brand’s Vermont farm, Tata Harper’s Purifying Mask is the perfect detoxifying treatment to clean pores of impurities and give your skin a nourishing break between parties. Featuring non-toxic, organic ingredients from natural origins, including white clay and papaya enzymes, the mask leaves the skin looking fresh and renewed.
The ultimate clay mask to prevent holiday breakouts, the Everything Mask by inclusive and sustainable brand Non Gender Specific contains a powerful mix of botanicals and apricot-seed powder to gently exfoliate, reduce the appliance of dark spots and pores, while brightening the skin, so you can go out make-up free and looking better than ever.
L: Instant De-Puffing Gel Eye Mask, £20, by Révive R: Kelp! Seaweed Sheet Mask, £15, by MAY
Puffy eyes are the first signs of party fatigue, so the cooling hydrogel eye mask by Révive is a quick fix to instantly soothe and hydrate the eye area for a refreshed, brightened appearance. Powerhouse antioxidants, including brown seaweed and a potent fruit blend, also protect the skin and diminish fine lines and wrinkles when used over time.
May Botanicals has created Kelp! Seaweed Sheet Mask, infused with organic aloe vera and antioxidant pear and peach extracts, to help boost skin’s elasticity and firmness and prepare it for any occasion. The seaweed has natural hydrating properties that promote collagen production and maintain a healthy, even skin tone. The packaging is also completely recyclable.
L: Green Tea Hydrating Sleeping Mask (80ml), £25, by Innisfree R: Photon LED Light Therapy Facial Mask, £195, by Beautypro
As a last step before bed, Innisfree’s Hydrating Sleeping Mask with Green Tea supports your skin’s hydration overnight so you wake up with a natural glow. The K-Beauty brand’s organic green tea leaves, sourced from Korea’s Jeju Island, are rich in hydrating amino acids and selected for their skin moisturising quality.
Finally, enjoy LED light therapy in the comfort of your own home with Beautypro’s Photon LED Mask. It uses five LED light therapy colours that focus on specific skin concerns and deliver a broad range of benefits, from reducing fine lines to soothing inflammation and redness. In fact, the non-invasive, chemical-free treatment promises to revolutionise how we nurture the skin and unlock its inner radiance, whatever the time of year.