Best Face and Hair Masks to Beat Dryness

We've found the best face and hair masks to deliver much-needed, concentrated moisture to parched midlife skin. A relaxing and indulgent beauty ritual, they're perfect for when you want some me-time.

La Mer The Treatment Lotion Sheet Mask, £125 for six


When it comes to the best face masks, La Mer is the ultimate luxury. The brand is synonymous with pricey indulgence, but this sheet face mask is a more accessible product from the range – with no compromise on skincare benefits. Containing a super dose of the best-selling Treatment Lotion, it works to calm, renew and repair skin in eight glorious minutes.

Sisley Velvet Sleeping Mask, £93


Formulated for dry, dehydrated skin, this is one of the best face masks we’ve tried. Deeply soothing, it works overtime while you sleep to restore damage and enhance your moisture levels. Apply as the final step in your skincare routine to wake up looking healthy, glowing and refreshed.

Seed to Skin The Black Magic Mask, £119

This unique face mask contains activated charcoal to purify your complexion and a clever oxygen complex to deliver its benefits deep into your skin. The best bit? It also promotes natural collagen production which is much needed during these midlife years, when your levels begin to deplete.

Joanna Vargas Bright Eye Firming Mask, $60

Joanna Vargas Bright Eye Firming Mask

This New York export gives salon-worthy hydration to your delicate eye area, as well as firming and reducing inflammation caused by tiredness. If you’ve had a sleepless night (don’t all shout ‘yes’ at once), there’s nothing more transformative or refreshing.

Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector, £26

Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector

Your hair begins to feel drier during menopause, not helped if you also bleach, perm or use heat to style it. This mask will work wonders. Renowned in the beauty industry, Olaplex uses a patented active ingredient to repair broken bonds, leaving hair stronger and softer.

Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturising Mask, £30


The antidote to dry, brittle hair, this Aveda mask is a secret staple, especially amongst clean beauty fans. A quick worker, your hair will feel super soft after just one use. Infused with organic lavender, bergamot and ginger lily, it has a delicious, relaxing scent too.

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