12 Best hydrating masks for parched skin

12 Best hydrating masks for parched skin

Skin? Quenched.

Text: Redzhanna Jazmin

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Has Ramadan left you and your skin dehydrated? Fret not–we have 10 simple solutions for your pickle.

Nothing foils foundation application quite like dry, flaky patches can—take it from us. Whether you've been lax on drinking enough water (or you're just fasting for Ramadan) or your skin is just naturally on the drier side, we have a solution for you. Introducing your skin's new best friend: The hydrating mask.

We've taken the liberty of compiling the best hydrating masks on the market right now, and we've split them by mask type just for you.


Sand and Sky

Australian Emu Apple Super Bounce Mask

You’ve probably heard of Sand and Sky through their Australian Pink Clay Mask, a miracle-cure social-media fave of beauty influencers. However, we present to you the Australian Emu Apple Super Bounce mask, a hydrating, brightening and antioxidant-rich treat for your skin. The mask contains Vitamin C-rich Kakadu Plum and a blend of five types of hyaluronic acid, making it perfect for all types of skin.



Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask

This mask is a real experience, with the gentle sweet scent being complemented by a sensational application. The formula warms with application, thickening to a rich creamy texture that leaves you with glowy, hydrated skin in little more than 10-15 minutes. Note: The warming sensation may not be ideal for those with sensitive skin and this product is not vegan!



SOS Hydra Refreshing Hydration Mask

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This cooling mask is formulated with the leaf of life (also known as Bryophyllum calycinum), which helps to jumpstart the mechanisms in the skin that promote total hydration.




Moisture Liposome Mask

Don't like spending more than 10 minutes on your masking routine? This mask is your perfect remedy for dry, dull skin—the formula has amino acids, polyphenols and phospholipids (which help the skin to better retain moisture). Ten minutes of application time is all you need to give your skin an instant hydration boost and glow.



Luminous Dewy Skin Mask

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This sheet mask is infused with green tea, rice and algae for nourishing hydration and anti-ageing benefits. An added plus? Its cooling effects and gentle, hypoallergenic ingredients make it the perfect companion for sensitive skin.


Lumi Beauty

Rose Brightening Moisture Mask

This local favourite is infused with calming rose and sea buckthorn fruit extracts which work to soothe, brighten, and smooth the skin. All it takes is 15 to 20 minutes of masking (best done just before bed, if you ask this writer) to revitalise your skin and calm the senses. We love how radiant it makes the skin look and the dewy finish it leaves.



Glow Recipe

Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial

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If you haven't yet heard of Glow Recipe—where have you been? Also known as the K-beauty and Western beauty hybrid mask that took the internet by storm, this watermelon-powered sleeping mask is formulated with exfoliating AHAs and fortified with hydrating hyaluronic acid. Wake up with smooth, bouncy skin every time!


Indie Lee 

Clearing Mask

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This powerful, multi-tasking mask is the perfect match for any of you with dry and blemished skin. This bentonite clay and sulfur mask is blended with salicylic and glycolic acid for gentle exfoliation, chamomile and red seaweed extracts to soothe and condition, and hydrating hyaluronic acid to target dryness.




Hydra Beauty Hydrating Oxygenating Overnight Mask

This one-of-a-kind mask transforms to dew-like droplets to help your skin oxygenate when you're catching your beauty zzzs. Packed with Blue Ginger, Camellia Alba and a complex of zinc, copper and magnesium, it also strengthens your skin barrier while maintaining optimal moisture levels so you don't have to worry about waking up with parched skin.



Cica Sleeping Mask

The brand's new and improved Cica Sleeping Mask has once again solidified its status as a cult-favourite. Perfect for beauties with dry, sensitive skin, the Sleeping Microbiome and patented 'Forest Yeast' ingredients within this barrier-enforcing mask leaves the skin hydrated, nourished, and soothed.



White Lucent Overnight Cream and Mask

If you’re looking for decadence, you’ve found it. This luxurious all-in-one treatment has a brightening complex to support the skin's natural resistance to the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone. The moisturiser also doubles as an intensive face mask for ultra-hydrated, supple skin by the next morning (and it won’t leave a residue on your sheets, either!). 


Drunk Elephant

F-Balm™ Electrolyte Waterfacial Hydrating Mask

This overnight mask is perfect for combination and sensitive skin as it is lightweight and free of fragrance. Layer it up before bedtime to get your hydration fix, and wake up with plumper skin by the next morning.


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