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The Glow Up: All The Best Face Masks To Prep You For 2020

We hate to break it to you, but its officially five days to New Years. If you're still battling pesky dull skin, then these fast-working face masks are worth a shot for that instant 2020-approved glow.
This story first appeared on Her World. 

If you want to look great before a big night out, then you should be spending more time on your skin and less time going through your makeup cabinet. After all, a gorgeous complexion is the perfect base for any party look.

If you’re in a crunch for time and want to perk up your skin immediately, then these eight face masks should be your go-to for that instant, 20-minute pick-me-up.

 

 

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Creamy Mask, $148 for a box of five
If your skin is feeling – and looking – tired, then you’re going to want to get your hands on this mask. Enriched with the brand’s exclusive balancing extract (made with traditional Korean herbs) and ginseng extract, this smooths out fine lines, softens signs of ageing and boosts skin translucency so your complexion looks more vibrant and youthful. La Mer The Hydrating Facial, $500 for a box of six
This ultra-nourishing mask softens, smooths and conditions your skin, leaving it looking dewy and luminuous. It is infused with a blend of algae, melon and avocado extracts that moisturises, evens out skin’s texture and lightens dark spots. It even has soothing properties to diminish any redness and is great for sensitive complexions. Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask $460
A healing mask that is infused with 24k gold and anti-ageing ingredients, this helps to fight inflammation, repair damage, and address signs of stress, fatigue and ageing. It also has a probiotic ferment to stimulate skin’s self-renewal, and an energising microalga that boosts cell turnover to give you a luminuous, smooth complexion. Glamglow Berryglow Probiotic Recovery Mask, $68
This creamy, yoghurt-textured mask is packed with powerful ingredients and probiotics to moisturise, smooth and soften. It boosts skin’s vitality so your complexion instantly looks more youthful and refreshed. Infused with an antioxidant-rich cocktail of berries, hibiscus flower and beetroot, this will leave you with a gorgeous glow. Another plus: it has a yummy berry fragrance. Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask, $17 for one sheet
Think of this as giving your skin a tall, cool glass of water on a hot, humid day. It instantly drenches your complexion with moisture to boost skin’s plumpness, helping it to better reflect light. It also has a blend of rice germ oil, fermented Uji green tea, Okinawa Mozuku algae and botanical extracts to nourish, detoxify and restore skin health. 111SKIN Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask, USD$113 ($154) for a box of five, www.net-a-porter.com
A favourite pre-show trick that models Lily Aldridge and Romee Strijd use to prep their skin and boost radiance fast, this contains Silk Amino Acids and vitamin E to condition and soften, as well as 24k gold and Damask Rose extract to protect against environmental stressors and provide relief to inflammed, sensitive skin. For Beloved One Flawless Brightening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Bio-Cellulose Mask, $63 for a box of three
This is our go-to whenever we want an instant boost of radiance. Just leave it on for 15 minutes and you’ll look instantly fairer. Designed to treat Asian skin that is prone to pigmentation and sallowness, this has ingredients like glycolic acid and vitamin B3 to brighten, reduce the formation of melanin and boost skin plumpness and suppleness.