Dry skin? Red and inflamed? Too oily? We found the best natural and organic face masks for every skin care need!
By Diane Small
No matter what the season, it’s a fact that weather can play havoc with your skin. In the winter, central heating makes it dry and flaky, whilst the wind and cold outside can lead to redness. A lack of sunshine can lead to vitamin D deficiency and duller skin, and we tend to drink less water in winter too, favouring hot chocolate, tea and coffee – none of which are as hydrating as simple H2O.
In the summer, of course, the sun does a number on our skin, doing damage that eventually ends up transforming into brown spots and wrinkles over time. So, how can we mitigate the effects of weather (and time) on our skin?
Good news! A simple face mask with gentle yet power-packed organic ingredients list can target many of your skin’s main issues, restoring your visage to radiance with just a few applications.
Whether it’s resurfacing, hydrating, or detoxifying that your skin needs, these natural and organic face masks are here to the rescue. Oh, and they’re all vegan friendly, too!
Natural & Organic Face Masks For All Skincare Needs
1. ORGANIC FACE MASKS FOR EXFOLIATION
A natural beta-hydroxy treatment, this mask works like a traditional acid peel to give dull skin an instant boost. It contains pomegranate enzymes to minimise pores, and white willow to eliminate dead skin cells, amongst other organic ingredients.
I know that ‘resurfacing’ sounds harsh, but actually it’s a very gentle mask that gives a bit of instant cellular renewal.
Doing double duty, this wonderful organic face mask uses three kinds of purifying clay to pull impurities from the skin to detox, but also uses activated charcoal to exfoliate.
I know these ingredients sound potentially abrasive, but never fear: raw cacao leaves the skin soft and rejuvenated.
This clean, simple, natural anti-ageing treatment will remove accumulated debris from the skin, while enriching it with phyto-nutrients and minerals.
The main ingredients are extracted enzymes of pineapple, papaya and cellulase, among other enzymes, that are there to nourish and hydrate the skin.
Add your favourite facial serum or oil to this mask to create the ultimate skin nourishing experience.!
2. NATURAL HYDRATING MASKS
Packed with flower oils and algae, this cut-out, peel off mask makes you look a bit bizarre whilst it’s on, but when you peel it off after around ten minutes, the results are incredible – my normally dry skin was seriously radiant after one use, and it stayed like that all day!
It says it’s a firming mask, but to be honest, rather than feeling ‘tight’, like some firming masks make you feel, I just felt super dewy and hydrated after using this, which is why I put it in this category.
Using fruit stem cell science, this mask will renew, repair, and hydrate the skin, mainly by using essences of rose. Roses have been known throughout the centuries to have the ability to hydrate the skin and counteract the signs of ageing.
Using all non-GMO, vegan, and cruelty free ingredients, this mask smells lightly floral and leaves your skin plump and glowing.
Deep hydration is the name of the game here. Organic olive and jojoba oils will improve elasticity and moisture levels, while Vitamin E and tea tree extracts to fight free radicals. Hyaluronic acid plumps fine lines and wrinkles immediately, making this the perfect for mature or dry skin.
This pre-prepared sheet mask is like a spa in a package! Ginseng is known to be anti-ageing, and improves collagen production for a more elastic skin. The hydrogel in this natural face mask is composed of 95% organic aloe vera gel, which allows the active ingredients to be absorbed right into the skin.
It doesn’t cost a fortune, and it’s a lot of fun to use!
Mango and Shea butter make this face mask ultra-rich and soothing. It also boasts organic aloe vera leaf juice, which is known for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties, making this a great choice if your skin is red and irritated by the elements.
Given the richness of the avocado oil in this, it’s also the perfect product for dry, sensitive or mature skins.
3. DEEP CLEANING, DETOXIFYING MASKS
This is a super fun mask to use! Made in Korea, the Onyx Youth Magnet Mask seriously deep cleans your pores thanks to electromagnetic technology. The rich formula is removed with a ‘magic wand’ that rather surprisingly removes the mask from your skin, leaving it cleansed, toned and enriched with the Earth’s natural vitamins and minerals.
The healing properties of magnet therapy have been used to promote health and wellbeing since the earliest civilisations. The cutting-edge technology behind the Onyx Youth Magnet Mask also uses magnetic filings to stimulate blood flow through the thousands of microscopic blood vessels in your face. It leaves you with a rather strange but pleasant sensation while you use it, and afterwards, your skin will feel positively dewy!
Chocolate lover? Look no further! This all natural face mask smells good enough to eat, and will undo any damage done to your skin by free radicals thanks to the anti-oxidising properties of cacao.
But that’s not all! Organic cacao also stimulates the circulation of blood to the skin, and boosts your skin’s natural ability to heal.
Of course, this mask is packed with other rich ingredients, such as alfalfa to calm the skin, beetroot to destroy free radicals, and sage oil to minimise blemishes. No wonder this is a hero product to many A-list actors!
Eucalyptus and mint make this weekly rhassoul clay mask a detoxifying dream. Drawn from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, this very special clay draws out impurities and replaces them with nourishing trace minerals.
4. NATURAL TIGHTENING MASKS
Looking for the effects of Botox without actually having to use the toxin? We have a solution!
This mask by Enbacci contains Leucojum Aestivum Bulb Extract. Never heard of it? It’s an ingredient that mimics the effects of of Botox by plumping the skin from within for a fuller, more youthful appearance.
In addition to the botulinum effects of this extract, there’s also a combo of rare Swiss apples which are known to brighten the skin, reduce puffiness, plump fine lines and treat acne scars, blemishes and dark spots.
What more could you ask for?
Got oily skin? This is the mask for you! Not only does the combination of Bentonite clay and charcoal in this all natural face mask pull out all impurities and pollutants, but Alpine Willow is also present, to balance oil production, shrink pores, and refine skin tone and texture.
For tightening, there’s oat lipid, a well-know ingredient that’s rich in ceramides that support the structure of your skin, slow the ageing process, and give your visage a tighter appearance.
Problem skin? This intense treatment by one of the biggest female names in the beauty industry will pull out impurities, tighten pores, and eliminate inflammation, no matter what your skin type. It contains antioxidant rich raw cacao and exotic warming spices that go deep into the skin.
Its magical powder-to-mousse formula feels unique on your face, and has contributed to making this mask a celebrity favourite.
Using 12 hydrating certified organic ingredients, this mask is perfect for using after suntanning, skiing, or any activity that leaves your skin feeling dehydrated and craving moisture.
It protects against free radical damage with a high concentration of antioxidant-rich spirulina, and soothes redness with conditioning calendula. Aloe vera also helps reduce inflammation, and makes the skin feel tauter almost immediately.