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29th May 2017

This celeb-approved face mask is getting attention on Instagram

Trine Jensen-Burke

Drew Barrymore

The Hanacure is the cult face mask that is going Insta viral these days – much thanks to actress Drew Barrymore, who recently posted a picture of herself wearing it.

The mask (from Korea – where else) is said to ‘make your face age 100 years while you are wearing it, then make you look 10 years younger when you wash it off.’

And looking at this picture of Barrymore, we’d be inclined to agree – at least with the first part.

The actress and mum-of-two captioned the image:

“This is a @hanacureeffect mask @thehanacure nuts when you take it off you are 10 years younger. You paint it on with a brush. It starts to dry. It pulls. It gets so tight that it literally pulls your face. See above. But, It makes you look so fresh when you wash it off. And it’s so effective. How fun is that in a package?”

After the 43-year-old posted the selfie, everyone wanted in on the action, it seems, and the mask even has its own Instagram account now, The Hanacure Effect.

According to the brand, the mask makes your skin contract like a raisin for about 30 minutes, making you look really old and haggard (yikes!). But when you wash the mask off, your skin will feel clean, fresh and more even, making you look properly glowy.

Curious? You can order your own mask here. 

If you, however, can’t be bothered waiting for this to arrive in the post, we are also totally in love with these three face masks (all guaranteed to give your glowing, flawless skin):

1. Bioderma Hydrobio Mask

This has been specially formulated to moisturise dehydrated & sensitive skin, and we love how it feels gentle enough to use often. I sometimes leave a thin layer on my skin overnight, then just wash and moisturise as normal the next morning.

Bioderma Hydrabio Mask, €13, from McCabes Pharmacy and other well-stocked pharmacies nationwide

2. Thalgo Essential Regenerating Mask

I have been a huge fan of beauty products from spa brand Thalgo for ages, and the obsession did not go away with this mask, trust me. This mask contains bio-cellulose, which will almost act as a protective membrane on your skin. As well we this, the Essential Regenerating Mask is choc-a-block with 36 minerals, trace elements, vitamins and marine minerals to give your skin a whole new glow.

Thalgo Essential Regenerating Mask, €56 for a box of six sachets,

3. Charlotte Tilbury Multi-Miracle Glow Cleanser, Mask & Balm

This 3-in-i product is a real skincare superhero if you ask me. You can use it as a cleanser and wash off with lukewarm water and a cloth, or cleanse your face first, and apply this balm-like mask in a thin layer and leave on, even overnight to give your skin a real treat.

Charlotte Tilbury Multi-Miracle Glow Cleanser, Mask & Balm, €59, from