Chances are your skin is probably feeling and looking a little lack-lustre post winter and with summer on the horizon there's no time like the present to sort it out.
As the temperature warms up our skin reacts to the heat, which encourages increased sweating that in turn rids of all the impurities. Meaning drier skin, blotches and even unsightly breakouts.
A quick and simple fix is to reach for a face mask to remedy any issues, most offer immediate results and are relatively inexpensive – far cheaper than a salon facial anyway.
With so many great ones to choose from, we asked some of our Notebook Magazine readers to test out some of the best on the market and give us their honest thoughts (and scores).
Take a look at all of our top picks for the best face masks for 2019 which promise to detoxify snd get rid of any impurities in skin, leaving you with a glowing complexion.
Best face masks for glowing skin
1. L’Oréal Pure Clay Detox Mask
What it does: A charcoal-based mask to help draw out impurities in your skin, making it more luminous and fully detoxed from pollution and dirt.
Tester says: "It applied mess-free and set quickly. It smelled a little over-perfumed, which worried me, but my skin felt nice and clean, albeit slightly tight." – Natasha Griffiths, London
- Price: £7.99 – buy here from Boots
- Score: 8/10
2. Kiko Bright Lift Mask, £9.90
What it does: The main ingredient is marine collagen – usually reserved for much pricier creams – for lifting, tightening and reducing signs of tiredness.
Tester says: "It’s not thick like normal face masks, the texture is like a moisturiser. I left it on for 15 mins and I could see my skin looked bright and refreshed. My crow’s feet look better too!" – Chris Gardner, Dorset
- Price: £9.99 – buy here from Kiko
- Score: 9/10
3. Vichy Double Glow Peel Mask
What it does: A two-part peel – the fruit acids (AHAs) sweep away dead skin cells, while volcanic rock particles buff and brighten your skin.
Tester says: "You scrub it on as an exfoliator first, then leave it for 5-10 mins. My face felt really soft and bright. I wouldn’t need to use it more than once a week, as it cleared a good layer of dead skin." – Lucy O’Donnell, London
- Price: £15 – buy now from Lookfantastic
- Score: 9/10
4. Origins GinZing Peel-Off Mask
What it does: This energising mask sets into a light film and peels off after 15 minutes, getting rid of dirt, oil and daily grime.
Tester says: "The difference in my skin tone was amazing. After one use it looked brighter, and after a few weeks it looked smoother and my pores were much smaller." -Amy Lane, Devon
Price: £22 – buy now from John Lewis
5. Clarins Extra-Firming Mask
What it does: They say 10 minutes to radiant skin. Perfect for more mature complexions, it firms, smooths stress lines, and boosts radiance.
Tester says: "It has a soft, creamy texture, and it really did make my skin very soft. Lovely to use and I think my skin looks healthier for it." – Ayla Hadad, Birmingham
- Price: £46 – buy now from Boots
6. Skin Republic Youthfoil Sheet Mask
What it does: It will deliver a 'one-way surge' to skin with a double dose of Hyaluronic Acid for hydrated, luminous, younger looking skin.
- Price: £8.99 – buy now from Superdrug
7. Glamglow YOUTHMUD™
What it does: Dubbed the 'facial in a jar' this mask will gently exfoliate, leaving skin that is smoother and brighter.
- Price: £16 (15g) – buy now from Marks and Spencer
8. Eve Lom Rescue Mask
What it does: The award-winning formula deep cleans skin by purging out impurities and gently exfoliating pores, leaving skin decongested, smoother looking and more supple to touch.
- Price: £35 (50ml) – buy now from Cult Beauty
9. Pixi Glow Mud Mask
What it does: Purifying clay mud draws out dirt and impurities in the skin while the botanical extracts help to rejuvenate and brighten the appearance and feel of skin.
- Price: £18 – buy now from Marks and Spencer
10. Sukin Hydrating Facial Masque
What it does: The fruit extracts and pineapple and papaya enzymes in the Sukin mask's ingredients help protect the moisture barrier of your skin leaving you with a healthy glow. A great option for drier skins as the rich mango seed butter and avocado oil in it are
- Price: £7.61 – buy now from Holland & Barrett
11. Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask
What it does: The cult-favourite from Aussie brand Sand & Sky boasts detoxifying clay enriched with minerals that draw out dirt and impurities, while antioxidant Mangosteen and pomegranate help promote cell turnover. The Insta-famous mask works on all skin types, even acne prone skin.
- Price: £39.90 – buy now from Amazon
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