Face masks for men have become a booming market and a skincare must-have following the internet trend for multi-masking. It really went crazy in 2016 and social media can take the credit for most of it. The trend for multi-masking has been a real boost for skincare sales in this emerging new category. Face masks were valued at £11.2 million in 2016, increasing by 45% on the previous year according to the NPD Group. Experiencing double digit growth since 2014 face masks are the new must-have.
Whilst there’s a face mask for pretty much every skincare concern, today we are going to look at the 10 best face masks for men. All tried and tested by The Spa Man. So, join the mask brigade with The Spa Man’s top picks of the face masks for men.
Perricone MD Pre:Empt Series – Refreshing Shower Mask
This is very clever and unlike any face mask I have tried before. It definitely does maximise your time in the morning as its specifically developed to be used in the shower to refresh, tone and hydrate skin in one easy step. Its light gel format stays put on skin while you shower and is activated by the shower’s heat and steam to enhance the benefits. Genius! Oh and the science bit: contains Dr. Perricone’s Nrf2 Antioxidant Support Complex™ which helps activate antioxidant pathways, allowing these improved age-fighters to better preserve youthful skin. Naturally derived from a complex of turmeric, olive leaf, green tea and cress sprouts,
www.perriconemd.co.uk and leading department stores nationwide.
Lab Series Skincare for Men: Urban Blue Detox Clay Mask
This one works hard on city skin. It works to refine, detoxify and eliminate impurities, whilst softening and smoothening the face. With a bright blue formula, the weekly treatment delivers a deep pore cleansing action to decongest skin and unclog pores, diminishing dirt, pollution and excess oil without stripping moisture. Ideal for those with an oily T-zone.
Shills Deep Cleansing Peel-Off Black Facial Mask
Apply, dry and peel off. It really is that simple. It was an internet hit last year and is specially-formulated to unblock clogged pores by peeling blackheads, dirt and spot-causing bacteria away. Activated bamboo charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out the most deeply-rooted impurities while naturally-derived ingredients calendula, rosemary & grapefruit help to rebalance and restore a glowing complexion. It removed some blocked pores, but you do need to allow it to dry properly. Try removing it to soon? It’s a messy business.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Purifying Enzyme Mask
This promises to be a facial in a tube. It has a creamy consistency but feels chalky quickly. That’s the kaolin clay which works to clean congested skin. the formula also containing natural papaya fruit acids to tighten pores and banish dead skin cells, leaving skin beautifully smoothed and looking younger. Does leave the skin feeling smoother.
Germaine de Capuccini Detox Energising Mask
Pollution, fumes, UV rays etc. all have negative effects on our skin leaving it suffocated and saturated by toxins. This mask has been formulated with white clay and pure vital clay, a complete duo to facilitate oxygenation and to protect the skin. With its inclusion of Defense Detox Complex within its formula, skin is protected and detoxified, and the formation of free radicals are blocked and those there are neutralised.
men-ü’s Deep Clean Clay Mask
This fast drying, deep cleansing, absorbent & ﬁltering mask with kaolin clay, witch hazel & zinc oxide. Removes excess oil, dead skin cells, impurities & blockages leaving skin clean, dry, smooth & ﬁrm. Good for normal, combination & oily skin. Great for the T-zone!
RRP £16.45 FOR 100ml
Clarins SOS Pure Rebalancing Clay Mask
It’s green, you can see where you are applying it. It’s a creamy texture and smooths over the skin, then dries. SOS Pure is a clay based face mask formula with organic alpine willow herb that is perfect for oily and combination skin. A purifying mask that leaves skin toned, matte and rebalanced. Works a treat and would use it again.
Clarins counters nationwide
Bulldog Skincare For Men’s Oil Control Face Mask
Fast acting, this clay-based mask is specifically for oily skin. The ingredients list is spot-on for oily control and it really does the trick. I only used it on my nose – which is where I suffer from oiliness. It works. It contains witch hazel, willow bark and juniper along with Cornish clay.
Stoer Skincare for Men Vitamin Power Mask
Excellent, soft texture, this is super-hydrating and a breeze to apply. you really feel it working it’s magic. It’s packed with antioxidant vitamins A, C & E, anti-inflammatory Pro Vitamin B5 and featuring unique Clima5 technology to bolster skin’s natural defences.
BARBER PRO Gentlemen’s Sheet Mask
Rejuvenating and Hydrating with Anti-Ageing Collagen this promises an anti-ageing facial treatment that delivers results in just 20 minutes. Soaked in Marine Collagen and an array of key vitamins, herbs and botanicals, the innovative mask is able to visibly improve skin tone, whilst ensuring the complexion is supple and firm. A dose of Green Tea extract offers antioxidant and antibacterial properties, which target problematic skin. Note – if you have a beard, sheet face masks are notoriously difficult to apply and adhere tot he skin. they flap around.