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Fast-Acting Face Masks (That Work On Mum Time)

Section: Skin & Hair
Who’s got 20 minutes to wait for a face mask to do its thing? When you need a speedy skin fix, these get to work in minutes and transform your complexion fast
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Sanctuary Spa 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask (£10.20,

Like a mini sauna for your pores, this heats gently on contact to purge your skin of impurities. Great if you’ve been slack with looking after your skin and it needs a detox.
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Aveda Intensive Hydrating Masque (£28.50,

Lack of sleep or a poor diet can leave skin a little parched, even if you have oily skin. This clear, oil-free gel mask is soothing and rehydrating with with aloe, rose water and lavender. Like a pint of water for your skin.
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Elemental Herbology Facial Glow (£40,

Brightening and clearing, the mousse-like formula is full of natural exfoliants like papaya and jojoba beads, plus soothing and nourishing Manuka honey and argan oil. In just four minutes you'll see a marked difference to your skin. It also smells amazing.
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Champneys Spa Facial Skin Resurfacing Mask (£12.50,

Goes on like a cream and tingles a little on application, but after five minutes (or 10 minutes if you have more time), the salicylic acid smooths dry, tired skin. It also doesn’t leave skin feeling stripped.
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Nude 5-Minute Miracle Mask (£38,

This gel-like mask contains natural AHAs and physical exfoliating rice beads to quickly remove dead skin cells and leave skin glowing. The gentle texture makes it suitable for even sensitive skin.
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Melvita Nectar Bright Brightening Exfoliation Mask (£27,

This natural, cream-textured mask gently exfoliates and contains white flowers to brighten skin. A great pregnancy buy or those concerned with harsh chemicals
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Sampar Equalizing Foam Peel (£48,

Apply to damp skin, leave on for two minutes, then massage to create a lather, then rinse off. Leaves skin super-clean and smooth without the harsh effects of some peels.
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Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial (£34,

Oil-free, with tiny-but-very-effect micro exfoliating beads, so as you’re removing the mask after five minutes, you’re physically sloughing off dead cells too.
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Super Facialist by Una Brennan Intense Moisture Mask (£8.99,

Feels cushiony and comforting on skin, this hydrating mask contains calming and replenishing geranium and damask rose water for plump, glowing skin.
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Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Crème Cleanser/Moisture Mask (£22,

A great multi-tasking cream cleanser and mask in one. Whip off make-up and dirt by massaging into skin then rinsing off, or leave on clean skin for three minutes and it will rehydrate and plump.
  • Author: Lisa Durant Lisa Durant
  • Job Title: Beauty Editor

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