While we all love a good pampering session with facial masks, not all of them are made equal.
Some of them are so notoriously difficult to get hold of that you’ll be put on a waiting list even if you have the money to splurge on them – read on to find out which ones these are!
1. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
Beauty junkies worth their salt would almost certainly have heard of this breathable, bouncy sleeping mask that claims to give you glowing skin overnight.
The millennial pink packaging and product are certainly a draw, but what the 5,000 people on this product’s waiting list are really hankering after is the luxurious formula that packs a truckload of radiance-boosting ingredients, including amino-acid rich Watermelon Extract, hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, and pore refining AHAs.
P.S. This watermelon mask is made with real watermelon, so users have even reported seeing real fruit chunks in the product – sweet!
2. Wake Skincare Face Mask
This may be the first time you’ve heard of this British skincare brand, but more than 100,000 beauty junkies put on this mask’s waiting list are already in the loop for what is considered the best clay mask for acne-prone skin.
Combining the finest Australian clay with the best of British ingredients, Wake Skincare’s Face Mask contains 100% natural exfoliants to help to detoxify the skin while drawing out impurities and oils, in turn reducing acne caused by blocked pores.
You’re promised a smooth complexion and brighter skin in just 15 minutes, and the overwhelming 5-star ratings on Amazon allude to those amazing results. This would definitely become your next holy grail – if you manage to get your hands on it before it goes out of stock again!
3. Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask
Despite this being the brand’s first-ever product, there were more than 12,000 people waiting in line for this clay mask! And it wasn’t just brand hype though: this received a 4.5-star rating from more than 1000(!) customers on Amazon, and caused quite a buzz when it finally landed on our shores just last year.
If you are wondering why everyone wants a tub of this clay mask, this has a 4-in-1 formula that tightens pores, invigorates a dull complexion and instantly boosts radiance in only 10 minutes. Not only is this very good for sensitive and acne-prone skin (Old Man’s Weed tackles pigmentation clusters and Aloe Vera tightens pores and soothes irritation), it also promotes cell regeneration and collagen production so that you get younger and healthier skin – sounds amazing to us!
Sand & Sky Pink Clay Mask retails at SGD69.90 on Sephora.
4. Immunocologie Vital Clay Mask
Despite first being launched back in 2016, Immunocologie’s Vital Clay mask suddenly sold out on Cult Beauty in a mere matter of hours after the skincare brand’s founder appeared on television in 2017, and had a waiting list of over 3,000 at one point in time.
Described as a deep-detox, mineral-rich mask with three different earth clays and twelve essential minerals, more than 94% of women in a consumer study agreed that this mask was highly effective in purifying pores and giving them fresh skin after usage.
Coupled with the fact that this is reported to reduce the visibility of large pores and hydrate your skin, we too would have joined the waiting list back when it was out of stock.
Immunocologie Vital Clay Mask retails at USD105 on Immunocologie’s website.
5. Peach & Lily Pore Proof Perfecting Clay Mask
Since its launch in August last year, this mask has sold out twice within a few hours on Peach and Lily’s website – quite a feat, considering that clay masks are not new in the beauty industry and there are already many amazing choices out there (see above).
What won many potential customers over was the promise of baby-soft skin with a gentle exfoliation, made possible by the inclusion of kaolin clay, wild cherry, strawberry, and licorice extracts that work wonders on even the most sensitive of skin. The fragrance-free clay mask also carries a delicate fruity scent from the natural ingredients for a truly indulging masking experience!
Peach & Lily Pore Proof Perfecting Clay Mask retails at USD43 on Peach & Lily’s website.
6. Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial
Is it any surprise that cult-favourite Drunk Elephant’s best-selling product has sold out multiple times? The lucky ones who got their hands on this spa-facial-in-a-bottle sing nothing but praises of the amazing glow on their face that lasts for days – almost as though you’ve just undergone an expensive facial!
This glow is created by the formula that contains 25% AHA (glycolic, tartaric, lactic and citric acids) and 2% BHA to resurface your skin. An acid-packed formula can sound rather intimidating, but rest assured that this is very gentle on skin, thanks to its antioxidants that soothe the skin like matcha tea, apple, niacinamide, among others that makes this effective for any skin type.
7. Aceology Green T. Infusion Gel Mask
Married At First Sight star and former makeup artist Martha K first shared about this skincare secret on social media, and the Australian beauty brand was suddenly flooded with email requests and Instagram DMs from consumers who didn’t manage to buy this before it was sold out.
Aceology’s Green T. Infusion Gel Mask is packed with a cooling, nutrient-rich blend of botanicals (including rose petals) designed to restore, replenish and revive your skin from environmental stressors. Martha K showed that this gel mask saved her red and inflamed skin after a day out in the sun, and you too may want to stock up on this for your next beach holiday before you get placed on a long waiting list.
Aceology Green T. Infusion Gel Mask retails at USD64 for 4 masks on Aceology’s website.
8. PDC Wafood Made Sake Grain Mask
Fan Bingbing is a huge fan of masks, and this one ranks pretty high on her holy grail list. She shared about this on Weibo and, as expected, it got snapped up so fast by netizens that it went out of stock.
Containing original sake lees extract derived from sake lees at the Kawazu Brewery in Kumamoto Prefecture, this mask is said to give you skin as bright and smooth as the Chinese celeb – we’ll take it!
PDC Wafood Made Sake Grain Mask retails at SGD26.90 on Lazada.