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Mask Up To Look Good!

You should also put on a face mask at home… the kind that could improve your skin health, that is.

By Chris Ong      16 June 2021

Face masks are a must when you’re outside… but, they are also important to have on when you’re indoors. But, just not the kind that keeps the bad stuff out – we’re talking about facial masks that let the good stuff in for your skin. With all the constant mask-wearing, the drying air-conditioning when we’re staying in, or just the stress from the pandemic (yes, it can have a negative effect on mind, body and skin), our complexions might just end up suffering from a whole host of problems – think mask-ne (see here on how else to combat this affliction), overly dry or oily patches, inflammation or redness, and so on. Which means you ought to show some extra TLC to your countenance by using a face sheet infused with serum or essence at least once a week, just to make sure your skin and you, are kept cool, calm and feeling good. Try out these 5 here (make sure to pick one that suits your skin condition, please) so you can be seen looking your best anytime, anywhere, even when covered up with a high-BFE mask.

Barber Pro Post Shave Cooling Mask With Anti Aging Collagen
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Post Shave Cooling Mask With Anti Aging Collagen, $9, Barber Pro

Guys who suffer redness after shaving, or want to feel super special after your weekly shaving ritual, or look even better after getting ridding yourself of unwanted facial hairs, here’s your post-shave save. This made-for-the-lads mask can cool, nourish and hydrate all at once (it contains soothing aloe vera), calming down angry skin irritated by your blade or shaving foam. What’s even better, the mask is enriched by anti-aging marine collagen and boswellia serrata extract (or Indian frankincense, a known ingredient used for anti-inflammation and anti-aging treatments), along with witch hazel, tomato, lemon and tea tree extract, so that it gifts you a youthful glow just before that all-important outing with your bae.

Available at Lookfantastic

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BONUS: SAFRA members receive 25% off regular-priced products at Lookfantastic. Click here for more information.


Mi By K TU Mask Pack Premium Set
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TU Mask Pack Premium Set (5 packs), $39, Mi By K

Not all of us just have that one skin type or condition for our face. For instance, you might have an oily forehead, but drier cheeks, which is apparently more common than one thinks. But, you don’t need to cut up and stick on two different sheets from two different packs on your face just to treat each kind of condition. Luckily for those of us who suffer such a “predicament”, there’s this “two-in-one” face mask developed for combination skin. The one for the T-Zone targets the sensitive or oily part with Jeju water, Jeju seaweed extracts and natural herbs to soothe the skin and tighten pores, while the other for the duller and drier U-Zone provides moisture and a brightening effect with an essence formulated with vita water, beta glucan and salmon eggs (yes, you read right).

Available at Viimart

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BONUS: SAFRA members receive $10 off with minimum $60 spend (for new Viimart customers) or 10% off with no minimum spend (for existing Viimart customers) at Viimart. Click here for more information.


Skin Authority 7-Minute Makeover Mask
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7-Minute Makeover Mask, $22.50, Skin Authority

Don’t have the luxury of time to just lie back and put on a face mask, you say? Well, here’s your saviour, then. This black oak charcoal biodegradable fiber mask supposedly just needs seven minutes to work its magic. And by magic, we mean the “bubbling effect” upon contact with skin to “melt” away surface build-up such as impurities and toxins. It’s packed with a serum made of a delish ingredient-mix of neroli, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange, lemon, bilberry and grapefruit to do its multi-tasking job of refining and hydrating, but it’s especially helpful for the outgoing urbanite, since it supposedly helps to fight environmental aggressors (think pollution in the air) and reduce their damaging effects on an already work-stressed skin.

Available at Lookfantastic

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BONUS: SAFRA members receive 25% off regular-priced products at Lookfantastic. Click here for more information.


Dr.Jart+ Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution Facial Mask
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Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution Facial Mask (5 pieces), $36, Dr.Jart+

If you have acne-prone, oily or sensitive skin – or, all of the aforementioned conditions – it might do you good to treat it with some weekly TLC, like say, gently “enrobing” your face with this clarifying mask. It’s formulated for complexions that are “blessed” with a little more sheen than desired, what with the Korean brand’s Clearing Solution Complex that’s blended with niacinamide, tea tree oil and salicylic acid to aid in controlling sebum production, and glutathione, an antioxidant that works to even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of dermal hyperpigmentation such as minor scars, discolourations and dark spots.

Available at Viimart

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BONUS: SAFRA members receive $10 off with minimum $60 spend (for new Viimart customers) or 10% off with no minimum spend (for existing Viimart customers) at Viimart. Click here for more information.


Sephora Collection Hero Mask – The Peeling Face Mask
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Hero Mask – The Peeling Face Mask, $8, Sephora Collection

One reason to buy this in-house product from the beauty retail giant – it comes in a vibrant yellow with a citrusy scent (there’s orange peel oil, bilberry extract and sugar cane extract infused in this) to make mask time a little more fun. The second reason, you just need to slap it on for 3 minutes to yield benefits. And as for the third, it doesn’t actually peel your skin as much as it gently exfoliates to leave your mien looking a little brighter and feeling a little softer. It’s like your weekend glow-up treat after a long work-week!

Available at Sephora, multiple locations, www.sephora.sg

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