The Fast Working Masks That Immediately Brighten Skin
#1: Algenist Algae Brightening Mask, $82, Sephora
Infused with a combination of both micro and macro algae, this helps to visibly brighten, smooth and hydrate skin. It even contains real leaves of sea kelp to gently exfoliate, and blue-green algae silt to fight free radical damage, giving you a smoother, more luminuous complexion.
#2: Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin 1-Minute Mask, $105
This gentle mask is infused with a mix of chemical exfoliants (salicylic acid, glycolic acid, citric acids and flower acids) to brighten, smooth, soften and rejuvenate skin in just 60 seconds.
This facial mask is infused with crushed cranberry seeds within the formula to gently exfoliate skin to give you a smoother, brighter and illuminated complexion. It also has turmeric extract, a strong antioxidant known for its antiseptic, healing and sebum balancing properties, helps to nourish dull, lacklustre complexions.
#4: Kenzoki Kenzoki SOS Roll-On Mask, $50
This has a light, melt-in texture infused with a multi-mineral cocktail of zinc, copper and magnesium to energise skin and boost radiance. Ginger plant essence has toning, detoxifying and revitalising benefits to help boost skin’s glow, while the refreshing roll-on metal applicator leaves your face feeling refreshed.
#5: Dr. Jart+ Dermask Micro Jet Brightening Solution Ultra-Fine Microfiber Sheet Mask, $46 for five sheets, Sephora
Inspired by laser treatments that give immediate results, this a trio of whitening ingredients – glutathione, niacinamide and a-Bisabolol – to brighten dullness, clarify and even out skin tone.
#6: Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy Boosting Face Mask, $105
A concentrated citrus fruit blend with a gourmand jam feel, it contains an all-natural fruit paste featuring 50 per cent crushed oranges, lemons, and clementines harvested in the Mediterranean once a year. Because these fruits are naturally packed with AHAs, the mask gently refines the skin to improve clarity, soften, and smooth. The mask also has a blend of vitamin C, E and B5; lemon and orange extracts, as well as minerals to brighten, soften, protect and soothe skin.
A potent bio-active peel mask designed to renew the complexion, reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve skin tone, it has pineapple, passion fruit and lemon extract to gently exfoliate, get rid of dead skin cells and boost renewal. It also has omegas 3 and 7 to repair, reduce chronic inflammation and prevent scarring.