I have tried so many different types of face masks and they have never ventured beyond the bathroom until recently. Thanks to cute character face masks who have been making lots of guest appearances on Instagram lately, I’ve decided to take my selfie game up a notch with the latest facial masks – especially when they make me look and feel like a Marvel or DC comic heroine. LOL
Iron Woman for Superhero Strength
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask
It’s the first time I’ve ever seen a foil-type sheet mask. Unlike Iron Man’s hard mask, this foil is much more malleable as it is designed specifically to create a protective barrier, allowing its potent ingredients to penetrate fast and deep into the skin and help lock in moisture. Skin is recharged with a double dose of Advanced Night Repair Serum and two times more hyaluronic acid.
Secret Agent for Clarity and Luminosity
Arcona Magic Black Ice Volcanic Exfoliating Mask
I felt like one of those army guys who had to swipe on mud to camouflage the face. But this charcoal mask works way more than just to “camouflage” the face. It has purifying charcoal and Icelandic volcanic sand, which acts as a magnet to attract congestion and excess oil, while black lava and charcoal minimise the appearance of pores, and mandelic acid helps to brighten and exfoliate for a more luminous finish.
Wonder Woman for Eternal Youth and Energy
Skin Inc Lines Be-Gone Rose Gold Mask Anti-Aging & Lifting (for top half of the face) + Skin Inc Soothe-N-Purify Black Gold Mask Calm & Detox (for bottom half)
I love the metallic hues of these hydrogel masks which conform to the facial shape perfectly so it feels a bit like Spidey meets Woman Woman. For best results, mix and match the masks according to your skin needs. For the upper half of my face, I used the Rose Gold Mask which is infused with Skin Inc Vitamin A Serum, a blend of rose and floral extracts, and precious pure gold to help reverse the signs of ageing by plumping and invigorating the skin. Deep nourishing ingredients also help smooth the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, while gold boosts the effects of potent antioxidants to protect your skin’s support structure. For the lower half of the face, I used Black Gold Mask which is infused with Skin Inc Vitamin C Serum, skin-loving plant extracts, purifying charcoal and pure gold. All these ingredients work together to provide instant relief and intense hydration for skin, repairing and strengthening the skin’s natural barrier, while purifying the skin of nasty irritants and regulating sebum production to minimise pores.
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Text: Cynthia Chew
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