Brightening and tightening, pre- and post-party pick-me-ups, pollution deflectors and deep extractions; face masks come in all shapes and sizes, and cater to myriad skin complaints

Whether you suffer from sensitive skin or you’re a seasoned sun-worshipper with a track record of turning 'lobster', you'll be sure to land upon a mask that’s right for you in our edit of five that are leading the way.

Kahina – Antioxidant Mask 
Clearing away the cobwebs and extracting impurities at the deepest level makes for the foundations of happy-as-Larry, balanced skin – and Kahina’s eucalyptus and mint-infused Antioxidant mask will leave you feeling as fresh as a daisy, blended with silica-rich rhassoul clay, indigenous to the Atlas mountains of Morocco, argan oil and Vitamin C-rich pomegranate and acai extracts. Props to its free-radical fighting and collagen encouraging capabilities, too.

Omorovicza – Gold Hydralifting Mask
Brimming with a cocktail of bio-polymers to iron out imperfections and emulate a velvet-y texture, three types of hyaluronic acid to resurface fine lines and wrinkles, wheat polysaccharides to plump and firm, and anti-inflammatory and healing colloidal gold (Omorovicza’s secret ingredient), Omorovicza’s Altuzarra-approved Gold Hydrating Mask is just about as indulgent as it gets. Going against the grain of a typical mask, there’s no need to rinse it off; lap up the rose scent and let your skin drink it all in to give your complexion the Midas touch and the boost it craves.

UMA Oils – Ultimate Brightening Mask 
Firing a barrage of pollutants on the daily, city life has a knack of sucking the vivacity out of our complexions – but fear not! This is where UMA Oils Ultimate Brightening Mask excels. A good-enough-to-eat 100% organic ingredients list that includes sandalwood, orange peel, cinnamon and honey invigorates and instantly enhances, gently peeling away to reveal that peak dewy glow.

Dr. Sebagh – Deep Exfoliating Mask
A no-nonsense scrub-a-dub-dub after a long day is all you need to set your skin to ‘refresh’ – that is, unless that long day was spent basking in the sun. Sans harsh granules that do more harm than good, and packing exfoliating azelaic and lactic acids in their place, Dr. Sebagh’s Deep Exfoliating Mask polishes and evens skin tone to promote a speedy turnover of cells. Touted as a pre-party pick-me-up, just 10 minutes will set you up to glow all night.

Tracie Martyn – Complexion Saviour
For the days of which you have spent a good portion lounging in the sun, Tracie Martyn’s all-natural aloe vera and botanical concoction steps up to the mark to soothe and calm the skin. Plus, for the rare but irritating random breakout day (the type that typically tends to occur when having your picture taken), its anti-irritants will keep redness and pesky pimples at bay. Saviour by name, saviour by nature

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