8 Of The Best Hydrating Masks For Soothing Dry Skin


No matter your skin type or concern, every complexion can benefit from an intense hit of hydration. In spite of the fact that our skin routines fluctuate seasonally — ramping up the richer creams in winter or sticking to lighter cleansers in the summer — there’s one item that remains a staple all year round: a hydrating face mask. 

And while you may have employed the help of salicylic acid to clear breakouts, vitamin C to reduce pigmentation, or a retinol serum to slow down the ageing process, these skin care goals will only be possible if your skin is also adequately hydrated.

So, from overnight treatments to 15-minute sheet masks, here are our top eight face masks for hydrating dry skin.

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

Hailing from the same line as their best-selling gel moisturiser, the Clinique’s Moisture Surge Overnight Mask leaves skin plump and supple while you sleep. It contains aloe barbadensis leaf water for hydration, trehalose and sorbitol sugars for preventing dehydration, and sodium hyaluronate to moisturise and leave your complexion dewy and glowing.

“The creamy concoction will not leave nasty oil patches on your pillow. It clings to the face and neck while you feel like you’re not wearing a mask at all.” – Frenchy1

$56 at Clinique

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel

Using optimal amounts of hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5, the SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel replenishes moisture-deprived skin to restore a healthy, youthful appearance.

$124 at Adore Beauty

Clarins SOS Mask Hydration – Dehydrated Skin 

The Clarins SOS Mask Hydration – Dehydrated Skin is the answer to seriously thirsty skin. Within just 10 minutes, the ultra-refreshing gel-cream restores moisture, leaving dull complexions supple, refreshed, smooth and toned.

$52 at Myer

Swisse Hyaluro-Natural® Intensive Hydrating Mask

Unique to most hydration-focussed formulations, the Swisse Hyaluro-Natural® Intensive Hydrating Mask is a leave-on overnight formula that has been enriched with a natural botanical alternative to hyaluronic acid.

$10.49 at Chemist Warehouse

Nu Skin® Nutricentials® Spa Day Creamy Hydrating Masque

Nu Skin®’s Nutricentials® Spa Day Creamy Hydrating Masque has been formulated with plant-based hydrating ingredients to keep the skin dewy and radiant. Regular use of this nourishing formula will help to lock in moisture, reduce dryness and leave the skin with a visible glow.

$38 at Nu Skin

LYCON SKIN Deep Hydration Hyaluronic Mask

Supercharged with vitamin E, jojoba oil, shea butter and Australian kakadu plum, the LYCON SKIN Deep Hydration Hyaluronic Mask can be used weekly or nightly as a sleeping mask for more intense results.

$36 at Beautopia.com.au

Dermalume Hydration, Deep Hydro Sheet Mask

Enjoy 15 minutes of skin-nourishing bliss with the Dermalume Hydration, Deep Hydro Sheet Mask, as it infuses the skin with the moisture-retaining and skin-strengthening ingredient, trehalose. 

“My skin really responded well to this mask and i woke up with great skin the next day. I was even surprised with how much serum was left in the packet it actually spilled all over my bed – you could easily save this and repeat the treatment with a beauty roller the next day for added wow and plumping of checks and under eyes.” – Ourlensinfocus

$29 at Dermalume

Habitual Beauty Hydrating Sleep Mask

Go to sleep and wake up to hydrated, smooth and nourished skin. Using a powerful combination of vitamin C, niacinamide, and essential enzymes, Habitual Beauty’s Hydrating Sleep Mask works to repair damaged skin, brighten dull patches and deeply infuse moisture into parched skin.

$95 at Sephora

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Which of these hydrating masks are you looking forward to trying?

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  1. I haven’t tried any of those masks in the article, most are way too expensive anyway. There are some good cheaper ones available like Sukin. I keep my mask pastes and sheet masks in the fridge, so soothing that way!

  2. Ah, it is working now…

    I was going to say to Izzy, that I have used the Clinique moisture surge mask and it feels like a super moisturising face cream and that I really like it.

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