Our Fave Glowy Skin Masks At Every Price Point

2020 is the age of glowy skin. No longer are we lusting after matte, two-dimensional complexions like we were 5 years ago - we want the glow. And we'll stop at nothing to get it.

You know, that reflective radiance that makes the skin look... bouncy? If you're unsure what I'm referring to, head to NYC makeup artist Nam Vo's Instagram and browse her profile for 'dumpling skin' inspiration (Nam is also behind the terms 'glowgasm' and 'glowjob').

Since 2017, there's been spike in searches for terms like 'radiance mask', 'glowy skin products' and 'dewy skin'. That doesn't surprise me as we saw celebrity makeup trends shift, and concepts like baking and block brows fade out into fresh, skin-like finishes and fluffy brows.

What Are The Best Ingredients For Glowing Skin?

Where do I even start?! There's heaps - but my standout recommendations would be AHAs (glycolic, lactic, mandelic acids), Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) and Vitamin C.

Your alpha hydroxy acids helps to gently resurface the skin, encouraging cell turnover to reveal smoother, softer, glowier skin underneath. Vitamin B3 (which you find out more about here), has brightening and skin evening properties, as does Vitamin C, which also boasts antioxidant benefits to protect the skin from damage.

But, if you're lusting after that dew-licious looking skin and you're not prepared to outlay the cash for a comprehensive skincare routine, I've got some shortcuts for you in the form of my favourite radiance masks (from bargain to bougie).

A stand out for sensitive skin types, this French pharmacy creation is made with thermal spring water (the heart of Avène's brand), and also features antioxidant Natural Berry Extract which instantly delivers lipids to rebuild and strengthen the skin barrier, while the skin is protected against external aggressors by a Vitamin E precursor. It has a cocoon-like texture that soothes, repairs and replenishes.

Surprise, surprise. I'm talking about this mask again. Ideal for restoring dry and dehydrated skin, this rich face mask is designed to comfort, soothe, firm, and moisturise the skin in one shot. It's probitoic-rich, so it delivers essential nutirents to the skin, while shea butter and argan oil deeply hydrate, and antixidants offer protective benefits.

If certified organic skincare is your thing, then Pai's Radiance Mask is right up your alley. It not only restores radiance to dull complexions, but it addresses dry or dehydrated skin with nourishing, hydrating ingredients. It contains rosehip, rich in omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9 to help deliver essential nutrients that your skin for a healthy-looking, radiant glow. This mask also comes with a natural muslin cloth for easy, no-mess removal.

Get that glow on a budget. This shortcut sheet mask contains botanical extracts and the powerful antioxidant Glutathione to brighten and revitalise skin. It helps to even out the skin tone and boost radiance, while Licorice Root Extract refines and repairs skin. This vegan friendly mask is ideal for using as your pre-event prep before makeup, and the price won't break the bank!

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