Beauty buzz

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 26 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 26 February, 2012, 12:00am


A weekly or biweekly face mask can improve the look and feel of delicate facial skin. We've tested a range of masks that promise to unclog, exfoliate, brighten and nourish the face.

Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief (HK$450/100ml) by Dr Andrew Weil for Origins is a soothing mask for irritated skin. Ingredients include mushroom, chamomile and bamboo leaf extract. Wipe a thick layer over the face and leave for 10 minutes. As the mask dries, the skin tightens and tingles, and, afterwards, feels firm and supple. Available at Origins' Stores.

SK-II's LXP Revival Mask (HK$1,365/seven pieces) is a two-piece skin brightening and nourishing mask with a high concentration of pitera. The skin begins to tighten upon application but we recommend you leave it on for up to 30 minutes. Skin is left feeling soft and looks firmer and brighter after repeated use. Available at all SK-II stores and counters.

Guerlain's Orchidee Imperiale Mask (HK$2,740/75ml) is a rich face mask with the texture of a thick face cream and a strong orchid scent. Use the applicator to brush a thin layer over freshly cleansed skin just before bed. The mask starts to be absorbed straight away. Leave for 10 minutes and massage any remaining cream into the face. Skin glows after use and feels soft and plump. The mask can be used twice a week. Available at all Guerlain stores and counters.

Biotherm's Biopur One Minute Unclogging Mask (HK$220/75ml) is an exfoliating and oil-reducing mask. Wash skin and wipe a thin layer over the face. Skin begins to tighten straight away. Rinse off after one minute - if left on too long, skin feels dehydrated and irritated. The face feels taut and less oily after use. Can be used on breakout or oily patches everyday, and all over the face up to twice a week. Available at all Biotherm stores and counters.