We know the change of seasons can play havoc with you skin, so we’ve found five of the best brightening masks guaranteed to have you glowing in no time.

1. Brightening Vitamin C Mask (80g) by Seed & Sour, $56.99
This one is hot off the press. New Australian skincare brand Seed & Sour has launched a Brightening Vitamin C Clay Mask containing a world-first trio of Kakadu plum (the planet’s richest known source of Vitamin C), desert lime and finger lime caviar. It promises to boost luminosity, even skin tone and minimise fine lines. At the same time, yellow Australian clay draws out pollution while kale and grape seed extracts work to prevent free radical damage. Perfect for city dwellers everywhere.

2. Instant Glow Face Masque (75ml) by Retreatment Botanics, $65
There’s no doubting the power of Australian native extracts, and this range was developed by Olivia Newton-John and her team to leverage those potent benefits. The rich mask is loaded with nourishing botanicals including emu apple, kale and Kakadu plum. Giving it extra zing are papaya enzymes to remove dead skin cells, kaolin clay to remove impurities, bilberry extract to promote circulation, and a luscious blend of nutrient-rich oils. Hello radiance.


3. Turmeric Face Mask (50g) by Golden Grind, $24.95
This mask is a bit different in that it comes as a powder and you mix it with water (for those with oily skin) or nourishing plant oil such as coconut (for those with dry skin). Its ingredients include the hero organic turmeric with antibacterial and antiseptic properties to help to combat pimples. In supporting roles are organic Australian sandalwood, Fuller’s Earth clay, and organic orange peel giving it a delicious, uplifting scent.


4. Brilliantly Brightening Face Mask (50ml) by Acure, $16.95
This mask has won awards for its amazing brightening effects. (Reviewers also love the way it foams up once water is added to wash it away.) Moroccan Argan nut oil and chlorella – a green algae – combine to revitalise skin cells while French green clay draws out any impurities. If you’re serious about hydration, this is the one for you. We also love that Acure’s packaging uses soy-based inks and at least 70% recycled material.


5. Brightening AHA Peel Mask (60ml) by Madara, $40
If you have dull, tired skin, clogged pores and a general lack of glow, you need to get back to basics and undo some of that damage. This AHA mask is just the thing to help brighten your skin with a super dose of active acids. Fruit acids and vitamin C from quince, blended with hydrating lactic acid and soothing elderflower exfoliate are all on the team to deeply cleanse, exfoliate and brighten your skin. If you’re new to peels, prepared to be converted.


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