Finding a suitable face mask can do wonders for your skin and there is no better form of self-love than devoting 20 minutes a day to care for your skin. Simply put, it is the easiest yet the most indulgent step is your daily skincare routine.

In this Editor’s Choice list, we have rounded up 12 best face masks with dermatologist-approved formulas that will surely deliver with every use. 


Dry Skin:

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask (56.7g), S$23.00

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A cult favourite facial mask that contains calming and soothing properties, First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask aims to replenish and restore the moisture in your skin.

Slather this hydrating mask over your skin for 10 minutes weekly for deep penetration into your skin layers to achieve your much-desired nourished and supple skin.

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask (70ml), S$22.90

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Another well-raved mask that has been around for quite some time, the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is loved by K-beauty gurus and YouTubers alike. The unique blend of beta-glucan, ceramide, Snow Water and a myriad of essences help soften and moisturize dry skin overnight. The end result? Fresh skin when you wake up in the morning that will create the perfect canvas for your makeup.

This mask is not only for dry skin but works great for oily skin as well as it replenishes the moisture beneath the surface skin layer to balance out the oiliness on your skin.

Dr.Jart+ Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution (1 sheet), S$4.10

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Another one from the K-beauty scene, the Dr. Jart+ Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution will be the one to cure your dry patches. A single use will visibly revitalise your skin with active ingredients that will lock in the extra moisture. Crafted from fine cellulose fibres, the mask tightly hugs your facial contours to prevent the active ingredients from rapidly evaporating. We assure that the Dr Jart+ masks will be well worth every cent.

Oily Skin:

Origins Clear Improvement® Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores (75ml), S$39.00

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For those of you plagued with oily skin, purifying clay masks are usually the best solution for you. The Origins Bamboo Charcoal & White China Clay combines ingredients that act like magnets to deep cleanse, detox and dissolves the likes of impurities and debris. Don’t worry about being stripped of any moisture or left with sensitive red patches for the Origins Clear Improvement mask will not let that happen.

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque (142g), S$35.90

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If you are familiar with the beauty and skincare scene, Kiehl’s would be a familiar name to you. The Kiehl’s Rare Earth Daily Cleanser purifies and thoroughly exfoliates the skin without stripping away natural oils. With Amazonian White Clay and Diatomaceous Earth particles, it is effective at cleaning any makeup debris, unclogging pores and softening skin. Your skin will be visibly softer and enlarged pores will be significantly reduced with consistent use.

Innisfree Super-Volcanic Peel Off Mask 2X (100ml), S$13.90

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A more affordable brand for the masses, the Innisfree Super-Volcanic Peel Off Mask 2X cleanses pores with volcanic ash. Infused with Jeju Volcanic Scoria Sphere™, the mask removes dead skin cells while smoothing and improving your skin’s texture. Also, this handy peel-off mask needs minimal washing after removing which earns an extra thumbs up from us!

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Acne-prone Skin:

Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Mask (60ml), S$59.00

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This astringent clay-based mask works in two ways; as a typical 15-minutes mask and apply it twice a week, or as an intensive overnight treatment. We suggest layering this on your stubborn zits to draw out the bacteria and impurities in no time. 

The Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Mask is also exceptionally ideal for blemished, troubled skin and is highly known to keep breakouts at bay. Expect a smoothened and even complexion within a few uses with its specially formulated botanical oils and plant-based extracts.

Origins’ Out of Trouble™ 10 Minute Mask (75ml), S$39.00

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With excess oil production comes painful breakouts. Keep your skin Out Of Trouble fast with the 10-minute mask from Origins. This cocktail of active Zinc Oxide and Sulfur plus the calming Camphor will rapidly soak up unnecessary shine, slough off dead cells and accumulated debris.

Together the three musketeers refine rough texture and pull up the stop sign on possible troublemakers. Alternatively, slab the product on your concern areas for an effective zap on the zit!

Dermalogica Medibac Sebum Clearing Masque (75ml), S$68.40

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Dermalogica’s Medibac Sebum Clearing Masque minimizes premature signs of skin ageing and most importantly, helps clear breakouts. Salicylic acid, a key ingredient to fight acne, relieves pore congestion, redness and irritation. Other properties such as calming botanicals impart a cooling sensation on the skin to ease breakout irritation while safflower oil fights fine dehydration lines for refined skin texture. Make sure to also use this mask as a spot treatment to help target and clear breakouts!

 

Combination skin:

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask With Red Clay (90g), S$43.00

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This super-strength red clay peel-off mask delivers results akin to a professional facial. Bid goodbye to unwanted excess sebum and enlarged craters and instead welcome your new levelled and smoother skin. The First-Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask is a peel-off wonder that will be your new best friend.

Origins ORIGINAL SKIN™ Retexturizing Mask With Rose Clay (70ml), S$39.00

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Another Origins mask on the list, the Original Skin Rose Clay mask is dedicated to solving the concerns of combination skin types. This mask features acne-busting Canadian Willow Herb and Mediterranean rose clay and works like a charm when it comes to eliminating toxins and dirt. Jojoba beads in the mask also work as a hydrating exfoliant for a much needed multi-action mask. With retextured skin and minimise pore size, you won’t need any photo filters from now on.

belif First Aid Deep Pore Care Mask (50ml), S$25.10

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A Korean skincare that features au-naturel products and simplistic packaging, belif’s First Aid Deep Pore Care Mask is a mineral-rich green clay mask for deep cleansing. The raspberry leaf extract with pore-minimising properties helps to clear your clogged pores on your T-zone area and improves skin metabolism which will help to reduce acne breakouts.


A wide variety of face masks are available in the market, whether in the form of clay masks, overnight masks or paper-thin sheet masks. With our curated Editor’s list, we help refresh your skin and give it a new lease of life.

Happy masking!

*All prices are accurate at the time of writing and subject to change without prior notice.

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