The lazy days between Christmas and New Year present the perfect opportunity to unwind, chill out, and tackle that never-ending ‘must watch’ list on Netflix. And if you’re struggling to choose, why not multitask and take ‘Netflix and chill’ to the next level with some on-theme skincare? After all, six days of screen-viewing from the sofa is the perfect opportunity for a complexion overhaul.
The Crown + Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask
Peter Thomas Roth’s 24 Karat Gold face mask – which contains real gold and gemstones – was practically made for watching this show – 20 hour-long episodes which follow Queen Elizabeth II in the early days of her reign. It looks and feels like something that royalty would use, utilising a host of luxurious ingredients to leave skin nourished and hydrated. HRH approves.
Ru Paul’s Drag Race + Frank Body Glow Mask
Setting challenges for contestants in the search for ‘America’s next drag superstar’, the focus of the show itself may be more concerned with makeup than skincare, but that’s not to say that Ru Paul and co don’t have an impressive dedication to giving their skin some hardcore TLC off-camera. Plus, if there’s any face mask we can imagine Miss Fame getting on board with, it’d be this skin-brightening glow-getter.
Stranger Things + Dr Brandt Magnetic Age Defier
A face mask that you remove using a magnet… I mean, stranger things have happened, right? Like a young boy disappearing amid supernatural events occurring in the sleepy town of Hawkins, Indiana. Taking inspiration from sci-fi greats like E.T. and Alien, Stranger Things has captured the imaginations (and buzz for 80s nostalgia) of Netflix viewers worldwide, in much the same way that this face mask became one of the most Instagrammed of the year.
Bridesmaids + Biobelle Happy Hour
Following a maid of honour whose life comedically unravels ahead of her best friend’s wedding, this is the kind of movie you (and your girl gang) can’t watch without prosecco, popcorn, and face masks on hand. And what could be more on brand than pairing it with a sheet mask that uses red wine to smooth, firm, and boost radiance – and makes for great #selfie content?
Love Actually + Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask
It’s a classic mask for a classic film… Antibacterial honey, hydrating coconut, and refreshing mandarin, soothe, cleanse, and moisturise skin whilst you watch eight couples deal with their hectic love lives in loosely entwined stories that countdown to Christmas. Plus, because the mask is so gentle and hydrating, you can leave it on for the full 2 hour 15 minute runtime.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens + Nugg Mermaid Mask
If you’re refreshing your memory of the 2015 blockbuster ahead of watching the latest instalment of the saga in the cinema, reach for Nugg’s Mermaid Mask before you leave the house. You make it yourself by mixing water and powder together in a small pot, paint on, and then peel off once a thick gloopy gel substance has formed. What could be a more perfect fit for 2+ hours of sci-fi?