While there's something to be said for tweaking your overall approach to skincare come wintertime (more moisture-rich things, less mattifying things), a quick fix is always nice. Enter: Hydrating face masks. Designed to boost the skin's water levels in a matter of minutes, you can find formulas targeted towards all types, from super-sensitive to oily. The ultimate in immediate gratification, most improve the complexion immediately. Got fine lines? Flakiness? Irritation? An extra dose of hydration can correct them all.
Ahead, you'll find eight editor-approved masks ripe for the picking. From a cult treatment that never fails to transform skin completely, to a drugstore ride-or-die for dehydrated types, these are what we reach for when winter shows up on our faces. Note: All are best enjoyed with a mug of hot chocolate in hand.
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Infused with rose oil, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, it leaves skin soft, nourished, and silky smooth.
Perfect for combination skin, this oil-free mask works while you sleep to top up moisture levels by morning.
Made from 70 per cent French spring water (fancy), this drugstore formula is deeply soothing on sensitive skin.
A cult anti-ageing buy from way back, this lush treatment mask plumps skin, boosts radiance, and more.
Made with soothing aloe and calendula, it rebalances skin in five minutes flat.
This antioxidant-packed moisturising mask leaves skin soothed and supple. Plus, it smells moreish, like hot cocoa.
Made especially for irritated, stressed-out skin, it's formulated with white mushroom extract to calm and hydrate.