Best Face and Hair Masks to Beat Dryness

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We've found the best face and hair masks to deliver much-needed, concentrated moisture to parched midlife skin. A relaxing and indulgent beauty ritual, they're perfect for when you want some me-time.

What makes a product right for a Hylda woman?

Here’s how we choose… Our beauty writers are experts in their field and have years of experience writing about the best in beauty. They will only recommend products that they know will make a difference and help with the symptoms caused by the fluctuations of the menopause years. Our reviews are honest – they are not paid for by the brands. We might earn some affiliate commission if you choose to buy the product, but we are not paid by the brands to put them in the article. Never ever. Picked by experts and chosen just for you, that’s our Hylda promise.

Top 6 midlife face and hair masks…

Best for luxury: La Mer The Treatment Lotion Sheet Mask, £130 for six. Buy it now.

Best for dehydrated skin: Sisley Velvet Sleeping Mask, £85. Buy it now.

Best for purifying: Seed to Skin The Black Magic Mask, £119. Buy it now.

Best for firming the eye area: Joanna Vargas Bright Eye Firming Mask, $60. Buy it now.

Best for softer, stronger hair: Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector, £26. Buy it now.

Best for hydrating your hair and scalp: Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturising Mask, £25.60. Buy it now.

Best for luxury: La Mer The Treatment Lotion Sheet Mask, £130 for six

LaMer

Why it’s a great buy: When it comes to the best face masks, La Mer is the ultimate luxury. The brand is synonymous with pricey indulgence, but this sheet face mask is a more accessible product from the range – with no compromise on skincare benefits.

What we love about it: Containing a super dose of the best-selling Treatment Lotion, it works to calm, renew and repair skin in eight glorious minutes.

What we don’t love quite so much: A couple of reviews said it caused some redness.

Best for dehydrated skin: Sisley Velvet Sleeping Mask, £85

Sisley

Why it’s a great buy: Formulated for dry, dehydrated skin, this is one of the best face masks we’ve tried. Deeply soothing, it works overtime while you sleep to restore damage and enhance your moisture levels.

What we love about it: When applied as the final step in your nighttime skincare routine you’ll wake up looking healthy, glowing and refreshed.

What we don’t love quite so much: It’s lightly scented which some customers might not like.

Best for purifying: Seed to Skin The Black Magic Mask, £119

Why it’s a great buy: This unique face mask contains activated charcoal to purify your complexion and a clever oxygen complex to deliver its benefits deep into your skin.

What we love about it: It promotes natural collagen production which is much needed during these midlife years, when your levels begin to deplete.

What we don’t love quite so much: Designed to be applied with a brush and removed with a mitt, this might not be for you if you like low maintenance skincare.

Best for firming the eye area: Joanna Vargas Bright Eye Firming Mask, $60

Joanna Vargas Bright Eye Firming Mask

Why it’s a great buy: This New York export gives salon-worthy hydration to your delicate eye area, as well as firming and reducing inflammation caused by tiredness.

What we love about it: If you’ve had a sleepless night (don’t all shout ‘yes’ at once), there’s nothing more transformative or refreshing.

What we don’t love quite so much: It’s not always available for shipping to the UK.

Best for softer, stronger hair: Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector, £26

Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector

Why it’s a great buy: Your hair begins to feel drier during menopause, not helped if you also bleach, perm or use heat to style it. This mask will work wonders.

What we love about it: Renowned in the beauty industry, Olaplex uses a patented active ingredient to repair broken bonds, leaving hair stronger and softer.

What we don’t love quite so much: Once you start using it you’ll be hooked, and it doesn’t come cheap.

Best for hydrating your hair and scalp: Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturising Mask, £25.60

Aveda

Why it’s a great buy: The antidote to dry, brittle hair, this Aveda mask is a secret staple, especially amongst clean beauty fans as it’s vegan and cruelty-free.

What we love about it: A quick worker, your hair will feel super soft after just one use. Infused with organic lavender, bergamot and ginger lily, it has a delicious, relaxing scent, too.

What we don’t love quite so much: One review said it was too heavy for fine hair.

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