Monday 9 December 2019

Four of the Best: Anti-ageing face masks

Elemis pro-collagen mask
Elemis pro-collagen mask
Dermalogica recovery mask
Darphin camellia mask

Sinead Van Kampen

Whoever said that youth is wasted on the young clearly never had to shell out for anti-ageing cream. In a bid to stave off the cruel attentions of Father Time we at Independent Woman have been scouring the beauty aisles of Ireland to find the best products for hydrating, plumping and brightening skin.

Here are four of our favourite anti-ageing face masks for anyone wishing to turn back the clock:

Elemis Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Mask

Packed to the rafters with a who's who of skin care goodies including Quartz, Padina Pavonica, Moringa and Argon Oil the Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift mask by Elemis is sure to be a lift for anyone looking forward to turning back the clock. It's rich, it moisturises and comes complete with a waste minimising dispenser which goes a long way toward this particular fountain of youth flowing on for a little bit longer.

Available from selected salons, priced at €63

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque

Skin damage is a primary cause of premature ageing, so Age Smart face mask from Dermalogica reinforces the idea that prevention is better than cure. Containing a concentrated cocktail of vitamins A,C,E and F, a few dabs and 15 minutes is all it takes to promote tissue regeneration and enhance the skins natural barriers. Perfect for skin in need of a fresher finish.

Available from selected salons,  priced at €40.20.

Darphin Youthful Radiance Camellia Mask

Dull skin in need of illumination will feel the benefits of Darphin's Youthful Raidiance Camellia Mask. Designed to seal skin and hydrate from within the formula is great for softening. Camellie and Ximenia combine well to brighten and define the skin tone and seven minutes is all it takes to renew elasticity and reduce the appearance fine lines and wrinkles. Perfect for anyone in a hurry!

Available from selected salons, priced at €55

Chanel's Hydramax + Active Moisture Mask

Skin already blessed with youth can keep wrinkles at bay with a hydration injection from Chanel's latest face mask. The Hydramax+ Active Moisture Mask will firm and hydrate in seven minutes for regular use or can be applied overnight for skin in need of more intensive moisturising. If you tend to suffer from the odd dry patch this also makes for a great repair serum as the super rich formula can be worked neatly into the areas where skin needs protection the most.

Available from Chanel Counters, priced at €45.

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