The Best Face Masks To Revive Dull Skin
The Best Face Masks To Revive Dull Skin

The Best Face Masks To Revive Dull Skin

Skin looking and feeling a little lifeless? We’ve rounded up the best face masks to improve radiance and prep your complexion for make-up…
By Sapna Rao

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however we may make commission on some products.

Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask, £22 | 111Skin

Best For: Boosting Glow 

Why We Rate It: One of these sells every 26 seconds worldwide, and it’s easy to see why. Not only does it instantly cool and calm skin – thanks to anti-reddening niacinamide and centella asiatica – it also provides a hefty dose of hydration. Ingredients like damask rose, 24-karat gold and hydrolysed collagen are what make it stand out – each ingredient works together to give your complexion a plumper, bouncier glow. Expect a post-facial radiance that helps you look fresher and younger.

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Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial, £54 | Elemis

Best For: Smoothing Out Uneven Tone

Why We Rate It: Glycerin, hydrolysed protein and red algae combine in this anti-ageing mask which works overnight to flood skin with moisture. It contains vitamin E and glycerine, too – both of which are moisture magnets. You’ll find your skin drinks up this hydrating formula, leaving it feeling softer and more refreshed. Come morning, expect better luminosity and suppleness, as well as smoother-looking skin that’s more even in tone. We love how the gel texture absorbs so quickly.

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Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask, £36 | Farmacy

Best For: Stressed-Out Skin

Why We Rate It: Suffering with breakouts, under-the-skin-bumps or general inflammation? This antibacterial mask will be a godsend. The luxe, syrup-like texture transforms into a velvety cream when you massage it into the skin. Simply leave it on for 10-15 minutes and let ingredients like royal jelly, Echinacea and antioxidants get to work on taking down redness and minimising angry breakouts. When you wash it off, you’ll love how radiant and healthy your skin looks.

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Black Rose Cream Mask, £124 | Sisley

Best For: A Complexion Overhaul 

Why We Rate It: If your skin’s looking a little tired after a couple of late nights, this nutrient-rich mask will help you combat signs of fatigue. Luxuriously scented with soothing rose and magnolia essential oils, it only takes 15 minutes to revitalise your complexion – apply it all over your face, neck and décolletage to ensure skin feels plump, velvety soft and thoroughly pampered. The magic ingredient? Red vine leaf tones skin and improves radiance, so no one will know you’ve been to three Christmas parties on the trot. It comes with a hefty price tag, but you’ll find a little goes a long way – expect to be eking this one out for months.

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Water Sleeping Mask, £23.80 | Laneige

Best For: Extreme Dryness 

Why We Rate It: gel-like mask is guaranteed to help dry skin types. An intensive moisturising treatment, it delivers hunza apricot, moisture wrap technology and hyaluronic acid deep into the skin, as well vitamin C to brighten and smooth. Overnight, it will purge clogged pores as it absorbs these key anti-ageing ingredients – ideal if you want a bit of me-time.

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Skinesis 3D Moisture Infusion Mask, £50 | Sarah Chapman

Best For: Minimising Redness

Why We Rate Them: These are an investment, but there’s no doubting they’re some of the best sheet masks out there. With a bio cellulose texture, the mask clings to skin and instantly floods it with hyaluronic acid, rosewater, zinc and aloe. You only need to leave it on for 10-15 minutes to see a post-facial glow and smoother, more refreshed-looking skin. Added zinc and copper means those prone to redness and inflammation will get some much-needed relief, too.

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Cryo Rubber Masks, £11 | Dr Jart+

Best For: Instant Hydration

Why We Rate Them: Powered by Korean skincare technology and hydrating ampoules, this juicy mask locks in serious moisture and boosts the skin’s natural barrier for a suppler, more refined complexion. You soon get used to the feel of the rubber, which clings to the skin to allow the ingredients to sink down deeper. Expect skin to look fresher and more even – some testers said their pores appeared visibly reduced after use.

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Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask, £20.80 | Fresh

Best For: Softening & Refreshing Skin

Why We Rate It: Our skin does most of its repairing and restoring while we sleep, and that’s exactly why Fresh launched this overnight mask. Designed to help your complexion reset, it houses both a gel and a cream – you layer one on after the other – both of which provide intense hydration thanks to ingredients like hyaluronic acid and rosewater. The mask uses a time-release system which, put simply, means your skin enjoys a continuous stream of moisture while you sleep. The result is dewy glossy-looking skin that feels softer and less sensitive in the morning.

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