• Nicole Sherwin

It's Time For A Skincare Routine 7: Face Oils and Masks

OMG finally we have reached the top! Now it’s time to seal everything in. 

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Note: all recommendations are author's own and prices are correct in AU$ at time of publication. Please ensure you know your own skin conditions before using any of the below recommendations.

It’s Time For A Skincare Routine- as discussed on Episode 11 of the Large Almond Latte Podcast.

Have you read the other parts? Make sure you get all your beauty hacks in order for your fresh new routine here.

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Face Oils


Aside from a sealant, look for an oil that meets your specific skin concerns. This is kind of the 'Should I brush my teeth before bed?' of skincare.  It’s definitely better if you do but...it’s not the world if you don’t.


Our recs:


Jojoba Company 100% Jojoba Oil - $29.99

  • Savey option with lots of benefits and good for clogged pores and acne prone skin


Go-To Face Hero

  • Zoe Foster-Blake’s best-selling cult hero.


Face Masks


Confession: I am a bit of a masking freak – I think they work wonders in between your daily routine. Here are a few of my go-to’s:

Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Colour Clay Masks - $14

  • These are those mud/gel masks

  • You paint them on, wear for 10 mins until dry and wash off

  • They have absolutely transformed my skin!

There are a few colours that do diff things, my faves are:

  • Blue – has hyaluronic acid and is hydrating

  • Pink – really good for pigmentation

  • Yellow – great for brightening

Skin Republic Sheet Masks - $8-14 depending on type

  • This is the brand I used to work on, but I use them because they are still the best. I recommend:

For Face:

  • Charcoal Peel Off Mask (to purify)

  • Any of the hydrogel masks (but particularly the 24K gold and retinol)

  • Brightening sheet mask

  • Hyaluronic boost foil mask


For Eyes:

(I wear these the day of an event while I’m getting ready to look super fresh)

  • Fast Fix 5 Minute Under Eye Mask

  • Collagen Hydrogel Under Eye Patch

  • Retinol Hydrogel Under Eye Patch

If you don’t buy these, try to get anything from Korea, basically the forefront of skincare technology.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask - $69

  • You can actually use this two ways, either sleep with it on overnight and wash off in the morning, or you can wear for 10 mins and wash off

  • This is how Mecca describes it:  A skin-smoothing, glow-boosting treatment infused with watermelon, AHA's and Hyaluronic acid that gently exfoliates and refines pores, in a super versatile formula that can be used as an overnight or wash-off mask.


And don't forget:


Spot Treatments

This is where you pop on your Clearasil spot treatment. I mean, it's not your first rodeo.


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