We challenge you to find a more addictive beauty product
There are some beauty products that are so deeply satisfying to use that I swear you could become addicted. Things like those exfoliating socks, Erborian’s CC Cream that goes onto skin white, but then blends to match your skin tone right in front of your eyes and then there are the best peel off masks. I reckon these are the most satisfying of all, because you feel like you’re actually peeling away bad skin to reveal good skin. They fall into a very camp to the best face masks, because as wonderful and powerful they are, they just don’t have the same addictive draw.
There are different types of course – ones that help to hydrate, those that light up the skin to give it a natural-looking glow and those that deep clean and help with congestion
Best peel off masks with charcoal
You’ve seen the thousands of YouTube clips of people with their black peel off masks and it all going a bit Pete Tong; peeling the black substance off their faces with painful results, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Activated charcoal is wonderful at drawing crap out of your pores, which is why it is such a popular ingredient in peel-off masks. However, there are a lot of crap products on the market, in our opinion the best peel off mask with charcoal is Rodial Glamoxy Snake Mask, £63 Space NK.
Golly, we love this mask so much. As this dries, you can almost feel it tightening everything underneath, then after 15/20 minutes you peel it off and with it comes the dirt, grime and excess oil that have been clogging your pores. This super duper deep cleanse rids your skin of the things that cause dullness, so you’re left with a brighter and happier complexion.
Keep scrolling for our list of the best peel off masks on offer…
But do so at your own risk, for they are highly additive.
We couldn't do a mask round up without including one from Origins - the leaders of face masks. Grab your phone, because you will want to take a picture of your face wearing this metallic copper mask. It energizes the skin and lifts dirt away to boost radiance.
This peel off mask Whilst this peel off mask does what a lot of the others do (lift away dead skin, dirt and oil, as well as reducing the number of visible pores) the best thing about this is that it acts as a pollution and free radical repellent. There's a blend of antioxidants to neutralise skin damage and enzymes that help the skin with its own detoxification process.
You've probably seen this all over Instagram. It's the ultimate selfie mask. It goes on an iridescent pearl colour - unicorn lovers will go mad for it and then dries down to a slick silver. After 30 minutes the contours of your face will more defined - hello cheekbones.
This is for the inner scientist in you. Mix the powder in with the gel and using the spatula provided apply this hydrating mask to your face (avoiding the eyebrows - ouch) and allow 30 minutes to dry completely. Feels v v different to the other peel off masks - this is like a jelly mould.
Whilst this might be your purse-friendly option, it's by no means any less effective on the skin. Packed full of AHAs to gently exfoliate and to expose a glowy face underneath. They're not lying when they say it really only takes five minutes. No excuses really.