The 5 Best Face Masks and Moisturisers For Redness
Cool down your face
As anyone who deals with red, reactive skin will tell you, trying to find the right skincare is no mean feat, and usually means tiptoeing around anything that could trigger a flare-up. The problem is that virtually anything can cause a face flush, with the most common triggers being stress, extreme temperatures, spicy foods, alcoholic drinks and most importantly fragrance and alcohol in our skincare.
But, the good news is is that there are plenty of ways to tame outbreaks of redness, all you need are the right products to calm and camouflage inflamed skin - namely a quick-fixing mask or moisturiser that will work to soothe the skin in a matter of minutes. As mentioned, fragrance and alcohol are big no-no’s for redness-prone skin, and instead, you want to opt for products that contain natural and healing ingredients that won’t exacerbate any irritation.
Ahead, here are our 5 favourite masks and moisturisers that promise to combat redness, calm, clear and hydrate inflamed skin.
（１）Kiehl's Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque
This ultra-cooling mask face mask from Kiels is packed with skin-soothing calendula and aloe vera to nourish and hydrate angry, irritated skin. It’s also perfect to use after waxing, facials or chemical peels.
（２）Dr.Jart+ cicapair tiger grass sleepair intensive mask
We've never met a skin saviour from cult-loved Korean brand Dr Jart+ that we haven't liked, and this redness-reducing face mask is no exception. Including what has become one of the brand’s signature ingredients, centella asiatica, this ancient ingredient is what soothes stubborn redness and inflammation and protects the skin barrier from future aggravation. Slather it all over your face and neck twice a week or so for the best results.
（３）Peter thomas Roth cucumber gel mask
This cooling gel mask is especially heavenly during the hot summer months or after a particularly bad case of sunburn. Combining cucumber, chamomile and aloe vera, this mask works to soothe and de-puff, whilst ingredients like sugarcane and papaya extract work to gently exfoliate. Top tip: Keep it in the fridge for the ultimate cooling effect.
（４）Mario Badescu Honey Moisturizer
Not only does this honey moisturiser smell heavenly, but it's also one of the most popular formulas to help cure dehydration, uneven skin tone, and persistent redness or irritation. Marrying the moisture that comes from a rich face cream with the lightweight, no-fuss texture of a lighter formulation, it’s perfect for the summer months.
（５）Drunk Elephant Lala retro™ whipped cream
We couldn’t compile a list of products made for sensitive skin and not mention Drunk Elephant. Free of what its founder Tiffany Masterson calls the ‘suspicious six’, all Drunk Elephant products are specifically geared towards those battling with common skin issues, such as redness and irritation. Containing six African oils to nourish the skin, it’s also formulated with fermented green tea and brightening plantain extract to treat and hydrate the skin all at once.