Problem Solvers

Got Acne? Reveal Flawless Skin with These Masks

Best Face Masks for Acne

So many of us suffer from acne without even realising – or acknowledging – we’re on the ‘acne spectrum’. It’s not just the chronic kind that earns the scary-sounding title – those hormonal breakouts, and that determined cluster of pimples that dares to show up when you’re stressed or run down (ie: often) – are both in ‘camp acne’ (#truefact). However, that doesn’t necessarily mean drastic action or specialist attention – it just means figuring out your skin’s specific needs, and showing it a bit of TLC. Which is why we’ve rounded up some of the best face masks for battling blemishes, whatever your skin’s type (or temper).

May-Lindstrom-The-Problem-Solver{Best for congestion…}

Adored for her holistic approach to skin healing, May Lindstrom’s {The Problem Solver} is a powdered blend of raw cacao and jet black bamboo charcoal, alongside a powerfully detoxifying blend of warming spices to stimulate circulation and blast away blockages. Although entirely natural, this mask is astonishingly active – just mix into a paste with luke warm water, and apply directly to congested areas to purge those embedded impurities.


Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask{Best for dullness…}
For those whose skin is dry yet blemish-prone, clearing surface ‘scurf’ is key. Alpha-H’s {Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask} contains 15% glycolic acid, to gently dissolve all the glue that ‘sticks’ dulling dead cells to skin’s surface. Lavender, rose oil and manuka honey then help to combat spot-causing bacteria, calm irritation and reduce redness to leave your skin smooth, soft and glowing.


Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Rose Revitalising Mask{Best for sensitivity…}

If your skin is very easily upset, inflammation could well be the cause. Aurelia Probiotic Skincare’s {Cell Revitalise Rose Mask} stars probiotics – good bacteria which encourage skin to stabilise its ‘eco’ system and in turn, quell sensitivity and reactivity. The inclusion of palmarosa – beloved for its detoxifying properties – helps to assist detoxification; drawing and eliminating impurities to reduce reactivity and swiftly battle breakouts. Ideal if you’re battling with problematic skin that’s easily offended by aggressive, oil-controlling acne options.



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…