Photographed – Irving Penn January 1996
Photographed – Irving Penn January 1996

There’s nothing like indulging in a masque before bed or before a night out. Masques deliver highly concentrated actives, vitamins and nutrients to skin, they help tackle seasonal challenges our skin face. Here are some at-home masques that derive from nourishing ingredients in all sorts of forms.

Syrene Hydrating Masque
Syrene

An overnight gel masque that restores critical moisture to a dry complexion. It melts into your skin while creating a deep reservoir of hydration, providing antioxidants to protect your skin from the environmental drivers of ageing and leaves skin dewy and plump. $119.99

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Intense Hydrating Balm and Mask
Cosmedix

CosMedix Rescue + Intense Hydrating Balm and Mask restores severely dehydrated skin and rapidly relieves a chapped complexion for a rejuvenated appearance. Argan oil and shea butter work together to moisturise for a soft and touchable texture. This thick mask is perfect for dry and post-procedural skin.  $115

prescriptionskincare.co.nz

Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask
111Skin

It’s time for a complete under-eye overhaul. These hardworking eye masks are loaded with a plethora of anti-ageing actives and powered by targeted, time release technology to deliver serious results. $172

dermalogica.co.nz

Hydro Masque Exfoliant
Dermalogica

Hydrating and exfoliating five-minute masque smoothes and renews for luminous, healthy-looking skin. Exfoliating bamboo primes skin for optimal hydration. Snow mushroom holds 450 times its weight in water – infusing skin with hydration, antioxidants and vitamin D. Jojoba ester and amino acids derived from sugar beets hydrate and help strengthen skin’s moisture barrier. $108

dermalogica.co.nz

Purifying Masque
Codage

This powerful purifying mask is a white clay and bamboo powder-based emulsion formulated for combined to oily skins. A truly purifying film, this mask’s in-depth cleansing unclogs pores, eliminates impurities and absorbs excess sebum. Within a few minutes, skin is left soft, comfortable and completely mattified. The complexion is brightened with a radiant glow. $80

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Active Enzyme Exfoliator Mask
Josh Rosebrook

Josh Rosebrook’s professional resurfacing treatment works to clear, soften and renew skin. Potent fruit and herbal enzymes gently slough off dead skin cells while finely ground walnut shells mechanically reveal new skin. This dual-action exfoliation delivers results that are visibly better than either method alone. Suited for all skin types including acne, rosacea, psoriasis and sensitive. $122

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