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Winter masking for every skin type

Kristen Kipouropoulos

Wintertime can be tough on our skin.

When not whipped around by chilly winds, skin can suffer in indoor heating and low-humidity environments, which draw out moisture and can leave our complexion stressed.

Luckily, there are ways to make sure that when the temperature drops, your skin stays in tip-top shape. Here are our recommendations for skin-saving face masks that are easy to slip into your existing routine, and will help you and your face peacefully transition into the winter months.

To deliver intense, lasting hydration: Verso Deep Hydration Mask

A typical skin concern for many Canberrans is dehydration. Our winter air is particularly dry and lacks humidity, and our skin pays the price. If your skin feels taut, sensitive, or has a dull tone, chances are its thirsting for hydration. For the ultimate moisture-fix that truly lasts, try the Verso Deep Hydration Mask.

Formulated with a unique patented hydrogel technology, hydration can be felt up to 120 hours after use. Actives such as hyaluronic acid, grapefruit extract and ceramide-3 (a naturally occurring fatty acid) add moisture to the skin whilst strengthening its barrier function. The result is a beautiful, soft and hydrated complexion.

Find at Mecca Cosmetica, Canberra Centre |

To soothe stressed out, irritated skin: Ren Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask

If you find that winter weather leaves your skin sore, irritated or sensitised, the Ren Evercalm Ultra Comforting Mask is your calling. This soothing mask is a gentle and effective way to instantly calm, protect, and alleviate signs of sensitivity. White mushroom instantly works like a soft blanket to minimise irritation and comfort the skin, whilst jojoba oil and shea butter heal and moisturise. The perfect remedy for non-cooperative, stressed-out skin.

Find at Mecca Cosmetica, Canberra Centre |

To restore that summer glow: Kiehl’s Tumeric and Cranberry Seed Energising Radiance Mask

If your skin is looking a bit lacklustre, and you pine for that glow of summers-past, show it some love with Kiehl’s Tumeric and Cranberry Seed Energising Radiance Mask. This mask brightens and re-energises dull and fatigued skin and helps it to restore a healthy complexion over time.

Anti-oxidant packed cranberry extract defends skin from environmental aggressors, keeping it healthy and strong, while turmeric extract acts as an anti-inflammatory, and the inclusion of small cranberry seeds can be used to gently exfoliate the skin whilst washing the mask off. Skin is left balanced, glowing and protected.

Find at Kiehl’s in Myer, Canberra Centre |

To purify and cleanse: Aesop Primrose Facial Cleansing Mask

When you feel like congestion is brewing under the skin’s surface, reach for Aesop’s Primrose Facial Cleansing Mask. The clarifying mask should be used on a weekly basis to purify and draw out imperfections from the skin. French clay aids with decongestion, rose geranium and primrose seeds work with their powerful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and vitamin E protects the skin’s natural barrier. Whilst this mask is powerful, it is not harsh.

Leave on for 15 minutes and make sure to follow through with the rest of your skincare routine to lock in that moisture.

Find at Aesop, Canberra Centre |

To improve texture overnight: Omorovicza Midnight Radiance Mask

If you struggle with texture or an uneven skin tone, let the Omorovicza Midnight Radiance Mask work its magic whilst you sleep. Intended for overnight use, this lightweight gel-textured mask resurfaces and brightens skin for a even texture and glow. Sand lily and salicylic acid exfoliate the skin and also assist in cell renewal to help fight hyperpigmentation and discolouration over time. Wake up and experience a smoother, brighter and more luminous complexion.

Find at Mecca Cosmetica, Canberra Centre |


Kristen Kipouropoulos

Kristen is a student at ANU, studying Commerce and International Relations. Born and raised in Melbourne, she's a passionate Canberra-convert, who takes any chance to boast to her friends back home about the capital. When she's not cramming for exams you can catch her rock climbing, playing double bass, and perfecting her winged liner. More about the Author