Monday 22 June 2020


Since moving back to Australia, my skin has been unpredictable to say the least. Wearing a mask on the plane for 24 hours made it feel irritated, in addition to an air conditioned hotel room for 14 days which not only dried out my skin, but also flared up rashes on other parts of my body. Before departing the UK, I spent a few weeks stocking up on different types of face masks; from moisturising, exfoliating, and brightening. I arrived into Melbourne at around 9pm, and even though I felt exhausted, I made an effort to spend 15 minutes on my skincare so that the irritation faded by the morning. Throughout my stay, I listened to my skin and gave it what I needed. I’m sure a lot of you can resonate with this having spent a lot of time indoors yourself. So below are some of the masks I’ve been trialling the last month.

This was the first mask I used post flight as it’s recommended for travel. Purslane helps to calm the skin and reduces visible signs of irritation. I left this mask on for 15 minutes. I could feel my skin calming thanks to the aloe vera and chamomile.

This is an intensive mask, and I use it after cleansing in the PM once a week as an overnight mask. It keeps your skin hydrated for up to 72 hours, so this was a game changer in an air conditioned hotel room when the air is drying out skin. Skin feels renewed, supple and radiant. I also really liked how the texture turns milky when washing off. Contains AHA extracted from the precious Australian caviar lime, Lime Pearl™, which is a gentle yet effective exfoliant that works to remove the buildup of debris and promote natural cell turnover.

I’m a big fan of masks that also have a scrub element. This was one that I liked to use once my skin felt calm, as didn’t want to use whilst my skin was still stressed. It’s an all-in-one peel, exfoliator and mask. Glycolic acid, multi-alpha-hydroxy acids work together to gently polish away dull, rough patches and minimize fine lines, discoloration and enlarged pores to reveal a glowing, baby-smooth complexion. Skin feels a lot smoother and brighter.

Made from plant extracts, sustainable beeswax and hazelnut oil to deeply hydrate, protect and smooth the skin. Skin is left feeling smoother, fine lines are minimised and tone is brighter. Free from silicones, phthalates, sulphates or synthetic fragrance. A fuss free mask to nourish the skin.

I found this mask easy to apply, and glided on smoothly with a brush. A nourishing facial mask that is both deep-cleansing and rehydrating. Excess sebum is absorbed leaving the skin clear. It’s perfect for all skin types and ages.

I really liked this sheet mask, and used a few sheets the few days in quarantine - because we all feel a little dehydrated after a flight. Formulated with native Australian botanicals to brighten, even out skin tone and support collagen production. The size and shape was snug on my face. Sometimes I find sheet masks can slide off or don’t fit quite right. This was the perfect size.

I’ve been using these eye masks for a few months, especially when I am feeling tired or as an early morning rescue for photoshoots. They help reduce the appearance of wrinkles in as little as one application. Added bonus: the stretchy material adheres nicely to visible laugh lines around the mouth too! These eye masks were perfect for the 4:30am jet lag.

Have you tried any of the above? 
All images photographed self-portrait. *Products were kindly gifted

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