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6 Hydrating face masks to try this summer

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Summer is a wonderful thing. The days are longer, the evenings are warmer, and peaches are in season. Better yet, the conditions are ideal for activities such as lazing, lounging, and drinking beverages that come served with miniature umbrellas – activities that generally happen out in the elements, beneath the blazing sun.

But while there’s a lot to love about spending time in the great outdoors, it’s also wise to relish the warmer months (dermatologically) prepared. You’ve probably already got most of your bases covered: daily sunscreen application, correct make-up removal, sufficient water consumption. But don’t underestimate the power of a little extra derma-diligence as temperatures continue to soar.

To help keep your complexion looking its best this summer, we’ve gathered six of our most hydrating face masks for you to try today.

AESOP 

Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque

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This clarifying clay formulation decongests and refreshes the skin while delivering optimal hydration with the inclusion of vitamin E. Ideal for oily, combination or neglected skin, a rich blend of antioxidants ensure the complexion stays clear.

CLINIQUE 

Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

Clinique Moisture Surge overnight mask soothes and nourishes to help skin hold in moisture. This creamy, penetrating night mask helps skin drink deep to replenish lost moisture and build reserves for tomorrow. 

CLARINS 

Hydraquench Cream Mask

This mask has a non-drying, creamy texture that helps to re-hydrate even the driest skin in 5 to 10 minutes flat, restoring its freshness, radiance and comfort. Its hyaluronic acid helps to restore the skin's water reserves, while katafray extract limits additional dehydration. Extracts of rowan tree buds also help to boost your skin's radiance.

GROWN ALCHEMIST 

Hydra-Repair Cream Masque 


Suitable for dry, stressed or ageing complexions, the Hydra-Repair Cream Masque from Grown Alchemist is a dual action formula that intensively hydrates facial skin, restoring balance, moisture and comfort. Ideal for travel, this masque also assists recovery from skin trauma, or after medical dermatological procedures. Depending on your needs, Hyrdra-Repair is suitable for use as a daily moisturiser, an intensive hydration bath, or as a masque treatment a couple of times a week.

LA MER 

The Hydrating Facial

A sumptuous spa-like facial that brings skincare to a new level of luxury. The Hydrating Facial by La Mer saturates the skin with signature Hydrating Ferments to reawaken the appearance of youth. 

LANCOME 

Hydra Intense Gel Mask 

This fresh-gel mask is infused with active ingredients to intensely hydrate the skin, leaving it relaxed, refreshed and deeply moisturised. Helping to dramatically diminish the appearance of dry lines, the mask leaves skin feeling soft, supple, and smooth - a welcome sensation after whiling away the hours in the hot afternoon sun.