There are plenty of facemasks for men out there, and if you’re not already using them, you’re missing out. The purpose of a facemask is to offer a deeper, more thorough clean than is achieved by most day to day cleansers and toners, unblocking pores and evening the complexion when used once or twice a week.
Face masks come with a variety of active ingredients. Absorbent materials such as (but not limited to) charcoal or clay, are common. Compared to chemical cleaning products, the cleansing process is typically far gentler with these masks. Dirt, sebum and other pollutants are taken up by the clay or charcoal as it sets into your face, and during this time any additional ingredients take their effect. When you peel or wash the mask off, the dirt is expelled with it, leaving your complexion brighter, and reducing the appearance of blemishes.
Moisturising face masks, either in the form of gel-saturated cloth masks or thick creams, are another common form of face mask. These deliver an intense dose of moisturising, anti-blemish, or anti-ageing ingredients, and contribute to brighter, healthier looking skin.
In either case they’re a fantastic addition to any skin care routine, and that’s why we’ve compiled this list of the best facemasks for men.
First up on our rundown of the best facemasks for men is the Face Putty Black Peel-Off Mask with Activated Charcoal from BARBER PRO. A rejuvenating and deeply cleansing, it is ideal for acne-prone and oily skin types. Activated charcoal draws out impurities, dislodging and eliminating blackheads. Apply to skin and leave on for 10 minutes before peeling away.
The Facial Cleansing Mask from Menscience is formulated with refined clay to remove impurities and anti-oxidant rich Green Tea to revitalise and nourish the skin. It works well with any skin type to absorb impurities and excess oil.
The Aesop Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque is a fast acting face mask which specialises in refining and refreshing your complexion. It’s antioxidant rich and dense with nutrients, meaning it replenishes nourishment while cleansing the skin.
Mineral rich Hungarian Moor Mud is the active cleansing ingredient in the Deep Cleansing Mask from Omorovicza. Naturally replete with Calcium and Magnesium, the mask is gentle but thorough, leaving skin feeling clean, refreshed, but well balanced.
The Oil Control Face Mask from Bulldog is specially designed to tackle excess sebum, and contains Cornish Clay, Witch Hazel, Willow Bark and Juniper. It’s shine free, absorbent, and offers a deep clean.
The EvolutionMan Resurfacing Clay Mask sets deep into your pores, dislodging and removing deep lying dirt. Its salicylic acid content also means it treats blemishes while preventing future outbreaks.
Lab Series Urban Blue Detox Clay Mask is specially designed to revitalise the complexion while stripping surface oil from the skin. It’s ideal for those with an oily T-Zone, but is suitable for all skin types. Expect your face to feel smoother and softer, and expect to see fewer visible blemishes and less shine.
The Sukin Oil Balancing + Charcoal Anti-Pollution Facial Masque is formulated with rich cleansing and nourishing agents including Bamboo Charcoal, Willow Herb, and Rooibos Tea. It cleanses deep into the pores to buff away dirt and toxins, while delivering the anti-oxidant benefits of White Tea, Bilberry and Quince to fight ageing by combating environmental free radicals.
The penultimate product on our list of the best facemasks for men men-ü D-Tox Deep Clean Clay Mask makes use of powerfully absorbent Kaolin Clay, as well as Witch Hazel and Zinc Oxide to decongest pores and refresh your complexion.
A transparent facemask, the NIOD Mastic Must Mask is an innovatively designed treatment that uses dense, gum-textured Greek Mastic Tree Sap to absorb impurities and decongest pores. Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, it has benefits for acne prone, oily, and dry skin.
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