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Wage war on stubborn concerns with the Cult Beauty mask force

The Cult Beauty mask force reporting for BEAUTY! Whether you need a quick fix or your glow has gone AWOL, make sure your cabinet’s equipped with this edit of winter skin saviours, asap!


A mean green spot-fighting machine, Tata Harper’s {Clarifying Mask} unites three types of beta-hydroxys – the acids that operate under the skin to help counteract clogged pores and sore, cystic pimples. Brilliantly balancing and brimming with chlorella to help calm the inflammation that goes hand-in-hand with acne, this rapidly banishes existing breakouts while helping to hinder those dormant eruptions…


If the weather is leaving your face feeling upset and ‘stressed’, reach for Kypris’s calming {Cerulean} treatment. Yes, it’s expensive but this potent blend of marine-derived extracts – a soothing blue cocktail of algae, plankton and sea fennel stem cells – brings rapid relief from the negative impact of winter’s extremes. Rushing to rescue complexions in crisis, this is the ultimate après-ski mask for wind-whipped and frost-reddened visages.


Icy winds and central heating leaving your face dehydrated? Hyaluronic acid is phenomenally hydrophilic (water-loving) – attracting and retaining up to 1000 times its molecular weight to flood parched cells with much-needed moisture. A long drink for skin that feels like the Sahara, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare’s blue-hued {Hyaluronic Marine Hydrating Modeling Mask} is messy but marvellous – leaving your skin feeling plumped up and dewy in just 15 minutes.


A seasonal must-have, this burnt orange mask is ideal for your ‘cluttered’ complexion. If your skin’s lost its glow then this textured gel-balm is a triple-threat cadet for dry and flaky faces. With physical and enzymatic action to resurface and refine, alongside a buffet of free radical-fighting vitamins and minerals, SUMMER FRIDAYS’ {Overtime Mask} not only polishes rough, scaly skin to perfection, but smells like your fave festive beverage… cheers!


If you’re plagued by dark spots or have post-blemish scarring then reach for this peachy-pink gel. Heavenly scented, Oskia’s tingling treatment is brimming with enzymes to gently dissolve dulling, dead surface cells, while lactic acid helps to stimulate regeneration – accelerating turnover to gradually brighten and restore skin’s uniformity of tone. Called {Renaissance Mask} for a reason, this resuscitates pigmented, post-summer kin and helps counteract cellular slow-down.


The clue’s in the title with Sand&Sky’s {Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask} – a pleasingly pink clay-based treatment that counteracts blackheads and battles congestion to keep your skin clear while refining its texture. Granting rapid results (this guy dries in ten minutes), the Australian clay works to neutralise toxins and draw out embedded impurities, while the cocktail of zing-giving extracts (think: liquorice, pomegranate, aloe vera and mangosteen) works quickly to tighten and grant an unparalleled glow.



Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...