Problem Solvers

3 Miracle Face Masks to Fix Congested Skin

model with a green face mask on her face

Whether your complexion is chronically congested, or you’re simply susceptible to the occasional breakout, these superstar masks are your ultimate weapons in the war against flaws; the ‘Dysons’ of the skin care world, these potent pore purifiers will leave skin looking spic ‘n’ span, lickety split!

Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleansing MasqueA beauty blogger favourite, apply Aesop’s {Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque} at the first sign of trouble. With white kaolin clay to lure impurities from their lairs, alongside soothing aloe vera, anti-inflammatory lavender and conditioning rosehip seed oil, this works to quickly calm redness, battle blemishes and restore skin harmony.


Omorovicza Deep Cleansing MasqueInfused with Hungary’s mineral-rich healing waters, Omorovicza’s {Deep Cleansing Mask} is brimming with skin clarifying and strengthening ingredients, to reduce irritation and neutralise spot-causing bacteria. Thermal mud persuades pores to surrender their oils, dirt and debris – but be warned, this is potent, purifying stuff so things may get ‘worse’ before they get much, much better


May Lindstrom The Problem SolverYou may well have 99 problems, but a zit needn’t be one of them if you’re armed with May Lindstrom’s {The Problem Solver}. It won’t cook your dinner (sad), but it will brighten, refine and restore stressed skin to flawlessness, quicker than you can say ‘take out’. A jet black, charcoal-rich powder, this turns into a fluffy ‘mousse’ when mixed with water, and stars warming spices and antioxidant cacao to provide antioxidant protection, stimulate circulation and assist skin detoxification.



Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…