Best face mask for men: How to get rid of spots, redness and dry patches
Soften your skin, brighten dark circles and get rid of trouble areas such as acne, blemishes and dry patches with our pick of the best men’s face masks for all budgets
J ust because your mates don’t openly talk about latest face mask they’ve found which has given their skincare regime a new lease of life, this doesn’t mean it’s not happening. You only have to take a quick glance online to see facial care products for men are everywhere.
If you’re fully onboard already, this won’t be headline news. Meaning the chance to explore some of our recommendations will be welcomed. If you’re sat on the other side of the fence, reading in amazement at what your brothers are getting up to behind closed doors, it’s time to get with the program and dedicate an evening to some you time.
Don’t expect miracles as soon as you jump in. These facemasks are not going to immediately take years off you, or make you wake up with Chris Hemsworth staring back at you in the mirror. What we can promise you are products that provide the perfect pick-me-up or begin that all-important fight against ageing skin, acne, dark circles and more.
We’ve picked out some of the best face masks in the business to give you a helping hand. They’re all guaranteed to go that one step further than your average soap products – and give you a deeper and more thorough facial cleanse. Who’s for a bit of self-care?
Best Face Mask for Men
2. Barber Pro Face Putty Black Peel-Off Mask – £4.95
5. Tropic Clear Skin – £20
1. Editor’s Pick: Rugged & Dapper Detoxifying Mineral Clay Facial Treatment Mask For Men
£49.98 | Buy now from Amazon
It’s just a name, we know that. But it appeals to our egos and has the strong masculine branding to carry it.
This effective product is fragrance-free and uses both Kaolin clay and purified smectite clay to purify and detox your skin. Clay is known for drawing out impurities and helping get rid of spots. This mask also contains spirulina, kelp, and grapeseed oil to cleanse, moisturise, and protect.
Retailing at around £50, you might deem this a bit pricey but with barely a single negative review to be found, this face mask will leave you feeling a million dollars inside and out.
Reviewers of this product say it’s perfectly suited for men with an oily, bearded complexion as it helps prevent ingrown hairs, as well.
2. Budget Buy: Barber Pro Face Putty Black Peel-Off Mask
£4.95 | Buy now from Boots
If you’re new to the best face mask for men game, peel-off masks are perhaps what immediately springs to mind.
Designed specifically for oily and acne-prone skin, this bestseller from Barber Pro contains activated charcoal to flush impurities away.
The beauty of this kind of mask is that it’s easy to remove once dry. It works by gently removing the outermost layer of your skin to remove dead cells and take away any dullness. Dirt and bacteria will be banished, and with regular application you should be squeaky clean. All without the need for any additional nourishing ingredients for your skin.
The Barber Pro Face Putty is an award-winning option for about the price of a pint, if you just want to give it a go. At £4.95 for a pack of three they’re a high street steal to get you into the game.
3. Luxury Buy: Aesop Sublime Replenishing Night Masque
£93 | Buy now from Mankind
This absolute belter brings a whole new meaning to ‘beauty sleep’.
If you produce your best work after dark, this is the perfect product for you. Designed to be applied and worn overnight, it means you can prep before bed and let it do its magic before waking up to first-class results. It’s also absolute minimal hassle.
This repairing, hydrating treatment has great reviews, smells incredible and will leave you feeling revitalised.
Priced at £93 for 60ml, it’s not likely to be an entry-level product, but remember that a small amount of product goes a really long way so you’ll be sorted for a good while with this one. Plus, it’s 100% vegan and the packaging will look great on your bathroom shelf.
4. L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Pure Charcoal Purifying Clay Mask
£6.99 | Buy now from Amazon
The brand lovers out there will take comfort in this household name, in the form of a L’Oréal Paris Men product to begin their newfound skincare regime.
One of the real benefits of this mask is that application time only takes 10 minutes to buff away dirt and toxins from your pores, so you can take advantage at your convenience and with relatively little time out of your day.
It’s a simple product with a great texture, boasting pure charcoal within the rich cleansing and nourishing agents.
There’s nothing stopping you giving this a go; available for a little over £5 in the supermarket or chemist, this is an easy one to get hold of and if applied once or twice a week, you will soon start to see great results.
5. Tropic Clear Skin
£20 | Buy now from Tropic
Full of innovative, and, as the name implies, tropical ingredients – this is a product that comes from a player in the market proud to offer 100% naturally derived contents.
Tropic Skincare is an ethical company founded by Susie Ma, the former The Apprentice winner. Its Clear Skin mask – in fact, its entire Clear Skin range – targets those with an oily complexion or breakout-prone skin. It’s not specifically targeted at men, or women, which means you’ll get extra points by roping the other half in on the action.
As a result, the mask offers good value with a mid-range price point of £20 for 50ml and you can additionally buy a handy spatula to help you ensure an even application. Users have noted a refreshing cooling feeling on your face, making it perfect for the warmer months.
Scented with zingy lime and fresh rosemary, and with a rich green colour, you’ll walk away from this one feeling and smelling super fresh.
Buy now from Tropic
6. Alitura Anti-Ageing Professional Clay Facial Mask
£51.85 | Buy now from Amazon
Alitura claims its USP in the best face mask for men market is that it gives the only true “all-in-one” facial treatments proven to thoroughly purify the skin at its deepest layers.
Reviewers seem united in their view that you really notice the difference with more radiant skin after just one use, which piqued our interest, for sure.
Priced at around £50 for 190g, it’s packed with quality ingredients including Vitamin C, freshwater pearl powder, colostrum, ginseng, three different types of clay, and kelp powder.
It’s worth noting that there’s a little bit of work required with this one. Before applying the mask, you need to prepare your face which means doing some simple mixing between the compound and water. This is what creates the mask consistency and therefore, it’s perhaps one for a weekend treat when you have more time. Don’t worry, though, as you’ll see there are handy tutorials online and with great preparation comes guaranteed results.
Buy now from Amazon