I can’t remember the last time I used a wet sheet mask. *Wet* masks, yes, but I can’t say I love that dead-flatfish-on-your-face feel of an actual wet sheet. Dry masks are a different thing altogether, although because it’s so hot, unless you’re in front of a fabulous fan or in the luxury of air-con, I can’t recommend either right now! When I first encountered dry masks, they were a complete revelation – Charlotte Tilbury adopted this type of mask pretty quickly and Selfridges stock Nanette de Gaspe masks which is where the technology originated. Little by little, the prices are going down as more brands buy into this more convenient way of sheet masking.


If you’ve not used a dry mask before, the sheets are impregnated with tiny dots of product (peptides, oils etc) that become volatile when warmed by your skin. They’re remarkable in that you can’t really feel what’s going on until you take the mask off and feel how soft and moisturized your skin actually feels. New brand No20 has four versions – Hydrating, Detoxing, Protecting and Firming. My personal belief is that the Hydrating Mask is the most reliable in that you certainly will get hydrated skin (it’s the one I’ve tried) but I’m not sure from a two use mask you can expect to see a lot of firming going on. Hydrating is a good holiday option – this won’t disturb your liquid allowance at all and is a handy post-sun boost for your complexion, containing Hyaluronic Acid, Saliporine Extract (a moisturizing protein), Phytosterol and Squalene.

Once the mask is on, massage for a minute or so and leave it for 15 minutes. The masks are £18.95 HERE and you’ll get two uses from each one.

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