14 Best Skin Care Products – We tested to see which work and which don’t

Are you hunting the best face mask to rejuvenate your skin after a long and exhausting day at work? Finding the right formula for your skin type can be daunting and challenging, especially if your skin is excessively sensitive and vulnerable to irritation.

Lucky for you, we have experimented with 14 of the best, top-rated skin soothing and healing formulas, including creams, clays and mud masks, to help you make an investment that is truly worth your while. It is important to choose your products after understanding its benefits from the point of view of someone who has actually tried and tested these products. Otherwise, it could always lead to nothing but a waste of your money.

Finding the best face mask can do wonders for your skin, but are the new ones all they're cracked up to be? We tried, tested and reviewed 14 of the UK's top-rated skin soothers, from clays to creams. #facemask #bestfacemasks
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Here, take a look at some of the best sheet mask reviews that will help you find the perfect match for your skin:

1. Niod Flavanone Mud

With a price tag of £38, the Niod Flavanone Mud is a three-stage treatment that will cleanse, purify and protest your skin. It is will seep deep into the pores of your skin to cleanse away the dirt and purify the skin, eliminate all environmental toxins and help your skin fortify itself against any possible damage.

We all want to rock a glowing and healthy complexion that is lit up with a natural radiance, and while we can achieve this glow by using highlighters and other makeup products, we all yearn for a natural glow that doesn’t require much work on our part.

Well, this decongesting face mask will help you give your skin a youthful glow without having to try so hard. The formula has been crafted with three kinds of clays, and aside from the subtle tingling sensation, the results are quite impressive. After using it for a week, you will find yourself gushing at your beaming complexion.

Niod Flavanone Mud Face Mask
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2. Ole’s PHAT Glow

PHAs, the potently powerful exfoliating acid, are considered one of the most important ingredient in cleansing the skin, and Ole’s one-step at-home facial formula is infused with these PHAs. You see, PHAs are large molecules that do not penetrate into the skin as they unfasten the “glue” that keeps the surface layer of the skin bound together. So basically, it works to reduce irritation and recovery time amongst sensitive skin types.

Using an acid-based formula on a sensitive skin is always a tough decision to make. However, Ole’s PHAT glow is a remarkable formula that is gently and mild, and does not cause any kind of irritation, redness of other adverse effects caused by most chemical-based exfoliators. For best results, be sure to use circular motions of the fingers to massage it until it forms a white color. Then, leave it on for at least 15 minutes before rinsing it off. Using this exfoliator twice a week will give you a youthful glow and radiance.

Ole’s PHAT Glow Face Mask
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3. Seed to Skin the Black Magic Mask

This remarkable formula is designed to provide an all-in-one therapy that will improve radiance and give your skin an instant rejuvenation. With a price tag of £119, the Seed to Skin Black Magic Mask is designed to give a powerful treatment that resurfaces and detoxifies your skin, alongside increasing oxygen to energize the skin cells by penetrating deep within your skin.

This triple-action formula will give you a vigorously deep cleanse and a smooth skin surface, alongside boosting the natural production of collagen and reducing your pores. The price may be higher than most other beauty products, but it is truly worth it given the impressive ingredient list consisting of organic botanical compounds. This formula is infused with the goodness of grapefruit seed, hibiscus, juniper fruit, and olive leaf extract, alongside a potent Oxygen Complex.

These organic botanical actives allow the Black Magic Mask to deliver powerful rejuvenation to the skin, which will increase the production of collagen and the cell renewal process, alongside decreasing sebum and enhancing the complexion.

Seed to Skin the Black Magic Mask
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4. Omorovicza Silver Skin Saviour

If your skin is heavily problematic, this Skin Saviour mask is infused with the potency of niacinamide and colloidal silver, which is brimming with powerful curative and anti-bacterial properties.

The niacinamide and colloidal silver combination makes it a very powerful blend to fight against acne breakouts and eliminate blemishes. It also contains glycolic and salicylic acids, which work wonders at ensuring a smooth complexion, unclogging pores and leaving behind a youthful and healthy skin.

With a price tag of £65, the Silver Skin Saviour is considered to be one of the most potent blemish-fighting formula. Unlike other blemish-fighting formulas that cause dryness, this formula has a dreamy gel-like texture that will nourish your skin from deep within. It packs up a powerful concoction of blemish-busting ingredients, such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid and colloidal silver, which will make your skin feel tighter, brighter and free from all kinds of breakouts.

Omorovicza Silver Skin Saviour Face Mask
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5. Pixi Glow Mud Mask

Despite being highly affordable with a price tag of £18, this potent revitalizing mask will help give you a clear skin and a brightened complexion. This formula is brimming with essential minerals, and it is designed to absorb excess oil, eliminate all impurities and breakouts, alongside energizing your complexion. It also contains sea salt, aloe vera, ginseng and kaolin for added potency and benefits.

This mask is strikingly impression and within one use, you will be able to identify the healthy glow and plumpness it leaves behind. It ensures a smooth application, thanks to its soft and buttery texture.

Be sure to leave it on your skin for at least 15 minutes before rinsing it off and drying your face with a towel. It will work its magic overnight, and in the morning, your skin will flaunt a healthy glow and radiance that comes from a good night’s sleep.

Pixi Glow Mud Face Mask
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6. Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask

Infused with the potency of Clary Sage, the Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration mask is a scientifically proven treatment to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, and keep the skin well hydrated. It is highly recommended for dry skin types and the lack of scent is ideal for those with a sensitive skin type.

The mask needs to be applied for at least 10 minutes, during which it change its bright white color into a clear shade. When you remove the mask, it will leave a great deal of residue on your skin, which you can wipe off with a soft dry cloth or tissue.

At the price of £19.99, it will give your skin a deep rejuvenation alongside locking in moisture to prevent dryness.

Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask
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7. Charlotte Tilbury Goddess-Skin Clay Mask

With a price tag of £38, the Goodness Skin Clay Mask is brimming with a concoction of powerful ingredients, including rosehip oil and sweet almonds, which help moisturize the skin, eliminate imperfections and tighten up the pore to leave behind a flawless radiance.

Charlotte Tilbury has a remarkably impressive skincare line, and this clay mask is indeed one their best products when it comes to pampering and rejuvenating combination skin types. It will work wonders at unclogging your pores and moisturizing the skin from deep within. It is one of the very few clay masks that rejuvenate the skin without causing any dryness.

Be sure to leave it on for at least ten minutes, and after only one use, you will be able to see visible differences in terms of reduced redness, minimized pores and a softer, clearer skin complexion.

Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask
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8. Clarins SOS Comfort Nourishing Balm Mask

Highly recommended for skin types suffering from excessive dryness, the Clarins Nourishing Balm Mask is a potent protective skin formula. This nourishing mask will help soften the skin and deeply nourish your pores to leave behind a supple radiance and a healthy glow.

 It will cost you £30, a price tag that is extremely worth it for it creamy butter-like texture that will protect your skin through the chilly months of winter. If you always struggle against dry patches during winter, this will help you lock in moisture deep within the pores, which makes makeup application much easier and fun.

Be sure to apply this mask for at least 10 minutes for a smooth and clearer texture that will inject a powerful shot of moisture and plumpness without making your skin look greasy.

Clarins SOS Comfort Nourishing Balm Mask
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9. Sand and Sky Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask

A powerful 4-in-1 formula that is designed to brighten the complexion and detox your skin within 10 minutes. At the cost of £39.99, this pink clay mask helps protect the skin against sun damage, pollution and it tightens the pores to leave behind a youthful radiance.

It works wonders at refining and brightening the complexion by effectively cleansing and detoxifying the pores. It comes with a brush that makes application so much easier and less messy. The mask will completely dry off within 10 minutes, and then you can wash it off with lukewarm water. Soon after washing off the mask, you will find your skin much softer and clearer, and the cleansing properties will leave behind a brighter complexion. The pores will also appear much minimized and you will be able to spot the de-clogged blackheads.

After using it several times, you will find your skin to be much smoother and tighter.

Sand and Sky Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask
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10. Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

The Improvement Active Charcoal Mask is infused with bamboo charcoal, which acts like a magnet to unclog pores and eliminate all the impurities dwelling deep within the layers of your skin. It boost superior skin clearing benefits, thanks to white China clay, which eliminates all environmental toxins, while Lecithin aids in eliminating impurities. It will leave your skin complexion looking much clearer and brighter.

The Origins charcoal mask ensures a smooth application with its rich clay-like consistency that can be smoothly lathered across the skin. The texture is very rich and thick, and you will find yourself warming up to the charcoal fragrance. Keep in mind that washing off the mask after the 10-minute application process can be a bit of a struggle as it will stick to your skin.

However, once you have removed the mask, you will be delighted with the softness and radiance. As opposed to charcoal masks that often trigger breakouts, this mask will not cause any pimples and in fact, it will work wonders at unclog your pores and eliminate grease from deep within.

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask
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11. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque

Infused with the botanical goodness of chamomile, cucumber, sugar maple, sugarcane, Bilberry, aloe vera, papaya, orange and lemon, this ultra-smooth gel will work wonders at detoxifying, soothing and hydrated irritated skin suffering from heavy dryness spells. It is particularly recommended for those who suffer from skin damage, sun exposure, and irritation caused by facials, waxing, chemical peels and skin extractions.

With a price tag of £42, this cucumber gel mask is the ultimate skin savior. If you’re suffering from severe redness or irritation, this mask will help you soothe and hydrate the skin within a single use.

You simply have to apply a thick layer of this cucumber gel evenly across your skin, and let it stay for at least 10 minutes. It will help you soothe away the burning sensation and restore your skin balance with skin-deep hydration. It is highly recommended for sensitive skin types that are vulnerable to irritation and dryness.

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque
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12. Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask

The Black Rose Cream Mask comes with an offer of instant youthfulness, and its rich profile of active anti-aging compounds work wonders at eliminating all signs of exhausting, giving your skin an energetic and youthful glow. The formula has been designed to restore a brightened complexion, smooth the skin texture, and give it a plumping and revitalizing action, followed by deep-pore hydration and softening.

At the cost of £110, the Sisley Black Rose Cream mask truly works wonders at smoothing, plumping and brightening the skin complexion. It delivers excellent results and thanks to its instant hydration, you will be able to spot the difference quite clearly. If you have a sensitive skin type, you can rest assured that this mask will not cause any kind of irritation or redness. The most impressive aspect is the easy application and removal. You must apply it for at least 15 minutes, and your skin will soak up most of the goodness, while the residue can be wiped off with a cotton pad or tissue.

True to its promise of “instant youth”, this mask will give you a glowing radiance and youthful energy within 10 minutes. The price may seem excessive, but if you want to rock a no-makeup radiance, it is absolutely worth it.

Sisley Black Rose Cream Face Mask
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13. GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment

Designed with one of the highly advanced hydration active technologies, this formula provides skin-deep hydration, instant restoration, moisture and skin-soothing benefits. It is highly recommended for both, men and women.

 It will cost you £42, a price tag that is truly worth it and we guarantee that you will fall instantly in love with this product. It is advisable for soothing and hydrating the skin throughout the summer season, and it is indeed a must-have travel companion to keep your skin cool and protected against sun damage.

If you want to give your skin a plumped appeal and eliminate those fine lines before they become a nuisance, this is definitely one product you need in your beauty arsenal.

GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment Face Mask
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14. REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal

This powerful bio active mask has a potent formula that will rejuvenate your complexion, eliminate fine lines and work wonders at elevating your skin tone. It contains a rich concoction of four Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) that aid in eliminating dead skin, bring about dramatic improvements in skin texture, firmness, and provides the skin a healthy glow and radiance. It will also help reduce skin pores, alongside decreasing pigmentation, reversing sun damage and eliminating acne scars.

With an affordable price tag of £36, it truly works wonders at giving you a brightened skin complexion that is devoid of dead skin cells and clogged pores. It has a lovely fruity fragrance that is not very noticeable, and the box comes with a gentle cloth that can be used to wipe away the residue after applying it for at least 10 minutes.

This exfoliating mask will leave your skin feeling healthy and radiant with and baby-like softness. It will also give your skin a tightened appearance to fight off the emergence of fine lines and wrinkles, alongside hydrating the pores from deep within.

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