BEAUTY LAB Tried and tested peel-off masks

Nov­elty peel-off masks circa 1990 are back, but are they any bet­ter? Con­tribut­ing beauty ed­i­tor BECCI VALLIS re­lives her teens to find out

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Ur­ban De­cay Re­hab Makeup Prep Pore Re­fin­ing Peel, £24 An oily T-zone can ruin a base, so a peel-off you ap­ply 10 min­utes be­fore foun­da­tion to stop shine has legs – and pro­duces some sat­is­fy­ing gunk. With plant ex­tracts that tighten pores, it makes for a good primer, too.

Soap & Glory What A Peel­ing! Pu­ri­fy­ing De-Clog Mask, £4.99 A gloopy Pepto-Bis­mol pink for­mula, you get two mask pots per pack with a diddy scoop to help you ap­ply (which doesn’t stop drips, so don’t wear your best top). Af­ter the 25-minute wait, it didn’t peel off in one and wasn’t good enough for me to go make-up free. A vi­able deep clean, though.

Ed­i­tor’s pick... Elizabeth Ar­den Pre­vage City Smart Dou­ble Ac­tion Detox

Peel Off Mask, £60 This gel promises to stick to pol­lu­tion par­ti­cles like glue. You can’t see pol­lu­tion, but there was no smoke and mir­rors when it came to skin soft­ness af­ter. The mask was trac­ing-pa­per thin, but very easy to peel off af­ter 20 min­utes. A lit­tle goes a long way, and I went to bed mois­turiser-free.

Nügg Mer­maid Ma­rine Peel Off Mask,

£9.99 A soft pow­der that you add wa­ter to and stir, the re­sult­ing thick, rub­bery mask made me look more sea mon­ster than mer­maid. It tin­gles for 15 min­utes, but in a re­fresh­ing way. It came off in one go, with sat­is­fy­ing pore de­bris. It also left black­heads ripe for squeez­ing. Just say­ing.

Zero Skin Caviar Mask,

£24.99 Ig­nore the fish eggs, it’s the char­coal that makes this black. It also has liquorice to brighten, col­la­gen to firm and kaolin clay for ex­tract­ing im­pu­ri­ties. It’s thin but very tacky, so works quickly – and woe be­tide you get any in your brows. It took a few yanks to re­move, but my com­plex­ion did look clearer.

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