Hydrating Face Masks That Work For Every Skin Type

Like a big drink of water for the skin, a hydrating face mask can add hydration and glow back to the skin. 

Hydrating face masks aren’t just designed for dry skin only. 

Although dry skin types would benefit the most, every skin type can gain from the nourishing ingredients in a hydrating face mask, as they are formulated to boost skin’s moisture, resulting in a dewy glow.

Hydrating face masks come in many different forms, from 15-minute sheet masks, overnight sleep masks, gels, lotions to thick creams.

Here are our top picks for hydrating face masks, for every skin type.

Dry Skin

Patchology Get Dewy With It Mega Moisture Sheet Mask RRP $7 MECCA

A sheet mask is perfect for popping on the skin for a self care moment, skincare prep for an event or for added hydration. This one from Patchology has hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin and leave the skin dewy.

Naturally Serious After-Dark Natural Peptide Sleeping Cream RRP $52

The perfect solution to dry skin issues. And can even be used as replacement day cream on cold winter days, to help skin stay plump and hydration. If you do wear in the day, it’s best to keep makeup light, stick to just a concealer for cover up, as the texture is thick and silky.

For night, it’s perfect for sleeping in, and skin feels soft and well nourished when you wake in the morning.

LA MAV Beauty Sleep Mask RRP $12 La Mav

A formula that is rich in both hyaluronic acid and natural oils rich in omega-3, this overnight sleep mask will deliver intense hydration for even the most dry skin.

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask with Avocado & Glacier Water RRP $42 MECCA 

A mixture of Swiss glacier water, hyaluronic and avocado butter to nourish and hydrate the skin, this face mask will hydrate even the most dry skin. Apply overnight, or leave on the skin for 10 minutes and rinse off.

Normal / Combination Skin

YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask RRP $74

This mask is packed with hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin, but it also has vitamin C which is going to add to the skin’s overall glow. The gel consistency is perfect for combination skin types as it wont be too thick on the skin.

Summer Friday Jet Lag Mask RRP $73 MECCA

A beauty editor’s favourite hydrating product, the Jet Lag mask is packed with hydrating ingredients such as niacinamide, glycerin and hyaluronic acid to calm, plump and hydrate the skin. The thick formula can be left on as a 10 minute mask, or overnight for the skin to drink up.

Habitual Beauty Hydrating Sleep Mask RRP $95 Habitual Beauty

A nourishing mask that hydrates the skin with rich shea butter, as well as having added skincare benefits with probiotics and vitamins to make the skin radiant.

Enbacci Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating Sheet Mask RRP $73 (for a box of 5 masks)

These sheet masks contain the antioxidant powers of grape stem cells, which is designed to help protect the skin against environmental stressors, the first signs of ageing, and leaves the skin feeling healthy and nourished.

Oily Skin

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrogel Mask 5 Pack RRP $20.49 Priceline

This gel-sheet mask is perfect for oily skin because it will provide moisture to the skin without being too heavy for oily skin types.

Caudalie Vinosource-Hydra Moisturizing Mask RRP $47 Sephora

A hydrating mask great for oily skin, this cream to gel formula will deeply hydrate, whilst not being too rich for oily skin types. 

Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial RRP $78 MECCA

This mask is great at hydrating the skin overnight for normal or combination skin types. It has niacinamide to support the skin barrier, squalane to regulate oil production in the skin and ceramides which helps seal in moisture on the skin.

Sensitive Skin

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast B5 Mask RRP $12.95 Adore Beauty 

La Roche-Posay are known for their skincare to help soothe sensitive skin and this one is no different. This nourishing sheet mask will hydrate the skin and calm down irritants.

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque RRP $98 Adore Beauty 

This is a calming mask to replenish the skin’s skin’s sensitivity and reduce redness and discomfort. This is a great mask for even the most sensitive skin for its calming properties.

Chantecaille Jasmine And Lily Healing Mask RRP $138 MECCA 

This hydrating mask will hydrate the skin, whilst soothing and calming down inflammation and tension, making it great for sensitive skin types. It is a luxurious, rich mask that can be used overnight for healthy, glowing skin.

Kelly Smith


Bondi Beauty's beauty contributor and aspiring beauty writer, Kelly is obsessed with all things beauty and can probably be found researching skincare ingredients or trialling a new foundation to give her an all-over glow. She swears by green juices, matcha lattes and spicy margaritas- because it's all about balance.

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