A night in with your best girlfriends (and boys too if you wish), filled with beauty and bubbly can be a fantastic alternative to a traditional hens night out, or just a special time in the lead up to the big day.
In this four-part feature every week we will focus on a different element to help you create the perfect pamper parlour at home.
TIP: Have your pamper night at least two weeks before the wedding, just in case you or any of the women have a breakout or reaction to any products that you use!
Face masks (or masques if you want to be extra fancy) are quintessential for a pamper session – and let’s face it (see what I did there) they make for some fun photos. We recommend having a few different options available for different skin types so that everyone can use a mask that will work with their skin and improve any skin issues they are having.
Here are some of our favourites:
ProPlenish – Snow Algae Anti-Ageing Mask $39.95
Atop the glaciers of the Swiss Alps there can be found an anti-ageing phenomenon known as Swiss Snow Algae. This organism's ability to boost skin cell longevity amongst other age defying powers has been scientifically recognised. Each pack contains four easy to use sheet masks designed to use regularly to increase the firmness and elasticity of your skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and leave you with a radiant, more youthful glow. Suitable for most skin types, this mask will benefit women who are starting to see noticable signs of ageing skin.
Ella Baché Intensive Extreme Regeneration Mask $78
This face mask will cool, hydrate, plump, smooth, soften and protect the skin with antioxidant properties. The bio-cellulose formula is enriched with polarized thermal water liposomes, apple skin extract, native fish collagen to smooth the appearance of wrinkles, hyaluronic acid for intense hydration and aloe vera for its moisturising and soothing effects. It offers a radiant, softer looking complexion. The mask is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive ones.
Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask $180.00
This a soothing skincare mask offers 'instant youth' with a formula that instantly refreshes, smoothes and energises the face thanks to its plumping formula rich in trace elements, vitamins and anti-ageing active ingredients. The mask boosts the skin to restore a luminous complexion and skin that appears redensified in only 15 minutes. It contains black rose, alkekengi calyx, padding pavonica and vitamin E acetate. Ingredients to revitalise skin include red vine leaf, chlorella and essential oil of geranium, while the moisturising and repairing ingredients include great mullein, sheer butter, pro-vitamin B5, vegetable glycerin, phytosqualane and essential oils of rose and magnolia. Its rose-scented creamy, fresh, easily applied texture plumps and moisturises skin, refreshes the face and lifts features. Just leave for ten to fifteen minutes, then wipe away excess using a cotton wool pad.
The Skin Republic Collagen Infusion Face Mask Sheet $7.99
The Skin Republic Collagen Infusion Mask is an anti-ageing sheet mask formulated to improve elasticity, smooth fine lines and wrinkles and promote younger-looking skin. These dermatologist-tested masks are ideal for most skin types, particular more mature skin. With the infused Marine Collagen, Elastin and Vitamin E, the Collagen Infusion maks help smooth and firm for a more youthful appearance.
Treﬁel Moisturising Hydrogel Sheet Mask, $9.95
A plant-based mask, this beauty offer by Trefiel is designed to seriously quench thirst and combat shine for dry or oily skin with a serious boost of hydration. Another handy sheet mask, that’s easy to apply, you’ll be sure to notice the unique “lace” look of these cute masks that take away the less-that-glamorous appearance of most masks. A nice introduction to face masks, these are great for those looking for a boosted glow and plumper more radiant skin. Gentle enough for most skin types, these are fun for sharing around on your pre-wedding girls getaway.
Babor ReVersive Anti-aging Overnight Mask $154
As a nourishing leave on night time mask, it understands the skin’s biological clock and supports the skin’s natural repair mechanisms precisely when they need it. Because while we sleep, the skin’s regeneration and recovery processes work flat out. The rich, cream mask contains selected, effective active reversive ingredients which combat skin ageing right at its source: in cellular activity. ReVersive anti-aging overnight mask is suitable for all skin types and ideal for dry, mature skin and should be used 1-2 times a week.
Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask $29.95
Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask is a creamy clay mask that has been formulated to deeply cleanse the skin while drawing out impurities and absorbing excess sebum. The rich blend of botanical ingredients leaves skin soft, smooth and radiant. It has been formulated with kaolin clay that is rich in minerals and trace elements, delivering radiance through cleansing, evening skin tone and improving circulation. Evening primrose and organic rosehip oils nourish and hydrate the skin, while native New Zealand pohutakawa and other botanical extracts tone, soothe and regenerate the skin. Works well on all skin types including sensitive skin.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask $120 - 4 Pack or $210 – 8 Pack
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask is a ‘dual-matrix’ formula. The inner matrix infuses repair and anti-pollution technologies deep within the skin’s surface. The outer matrix dries the potent formula into the skin using PowerFoil technology that penetrates 25X faster for healthier, younger-looking skin. Each sheet mask offers skin a double dose of hyaluronic acid for a surge of moisture. The PowerFoil-backed sheet creates a one-way virtual force to help seal moisture into skin for long-lasting hydration. Potent anti-irritants, including lady’s thistle, birch extract and magnolia bark extract, help calm and soothe skin. In just ten minutes, skin emerges more fresh, renewed and radiant.
Essano Clarifying Clay Masque $16.99
Introducing a face mask that deeply cleanses, balances and purifies the skin. The formula contains the world’s highest quality natural clay to gently lift impurities, remove dead skin cells and clarify the dermal layer. Rosehip oils, which is packed with essential fatty acids and essential nutrients, works to hydrate and replenish the skin. Aloe vera soothes the skin while shea butter deeply hydrates dry skin from within, leaving the skin feeling soft, smooth and looking radiant. It is ideal for oily or congested skin.
Lush Don't Look at Me Fresh Face $13.95
A dash of rice syrup and grapefruit oil will have you coming back for more of my scrubby, softening skincare goodness. This bright blue vegan mask has a rich exfoliating texture that will tone your complexion, bright and soften your skin. Filled with all natural ingredients including fresh organic lemon juice, rice milk and grapefruit oil, this mask is affordable, and ideal for dry and dull skin types.
Jurlique Purity Specialist Treatment Mask $85
This creamy Kaolin clay mask deeply cleanses the skin and lifts away impurities softened by Purity Specialist Compress Concentrate. Apricot seed helps exfoliate and smooths while cooling Peppermint extract helps invigorate and refreshes for radiant, healthy looking skin and is perfect for all skin types.
Aveda Tulasara Wedding Masque Overnight $84.00
Inspired by the Haldi beauty ritual from India, which is a key part of the Hindu wedding ceremony, both masques deliver wedding-day skin in a way that has been time-tested in Ayurveda, the ancient healing art of India, for generations. The 97% naturally-derived Tulasara Wedding Masque Overnight ultra-rich creme masque is Dermatologist-tested and non- comedogenic plus suitable for all skin types.
Estée Lauder: esteelauder.com.au
The Skin Republic: theskinrepublic.com.au
Sisley Paris: sisley.com.au
Ella Baché: ellabache.com.au
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