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The Best Post-Party Masks That Are Basically Facelifts In A Product

Here's our crop of the best masks that are basically facelifts in a product. Here's to the same instant lifting effects, minus the downtime.
Peter Thomas Roth 24k Gold Mask, $159, Sephora
This mask allows you to slather your face in 24k gold and feel as regal as Cleopatra but also reap its firming, lifting, brightening and calming effects at the same time. Caffeine in this helps skin appear firmer and tighter while peridot – a gemstone rich in magnesium – re-energises and helps reduce signs of ageing. Glamglow Glittermask Gravitymud Firming Treatment, $98, Sephora
Apart from being your best friend when it comes to firming, this mask is a load of fun to use too. It’s the holographic, sparkly version of the brand’s coveted firming mud mask – complete with the same skin-contouring complex of liquorice and marshmallow leaf. Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask, $144
Catch up on your beauty sleep while this overnight mask replenishes your skin with the moisture it needs. The result? A healthier and visibly more contoured, defined visage. Origins Plantscription Powerful Lifting Overnight Mask, $113
A mix of red algae and sweet almond extract visibly plumps the skin while you sleep. By addressing the key signs of ageing that change the skin overtime and boosting moisture, this quick-absorbing mask reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles for a more lifted complexion by morning. Dr Jart+ Rubber Mask Firming Lover, $17, Sephora
This two-step rubber mask defines and contours the face while also cooling it down. The first step consists of a highly concentrated ampoule and next, a firming rubber mask that wraps the skin up to ensure that all the goodness from the serum absorbs into the skin. Derived from algae, the mask reacts with calcium to cool and calm the skin, while actives cling to moisture to maximise benefits. The formula contains berry complex featuring salicylic acid to support the appearance of firmer skin and red seaweed to help maintain moisture for a more supple-looking complexion. Chantecaille Bio Lifting Mask, US$201.15 (S$273), www.net-a-porter.com
Packed with wrinkle-preventing hexapeptides and antioxidant tocotrienols (basically chemicals that are part of the vitamin E family), Chantecaille’s Lifting Mask works to restore your skin’s protective barrier. It also doubles up as an anti-ageing one because pullulan – a purified algae extract – increases collagen production. Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask, US$19.03 (S$25.80), www.net-a-porter.com
Reportedly hydrating, tightening, brightening and smoothening the skin in just 15 minutes, this sheet mask is powered by a waterless formula that’s infused with the brand’s signature 5-skin solution.