Happy New Year 2018

Will we all be slathering our faces with JELLY in 2018? 

It wasn’t too long ago that facial sheet masks were all the rage, with people madly applying moisturised pieces of material to their faces.

But it looks like there could be a new contender on the face mask scene in Australia, thanks to the introduction of jelly.

Here, FEMAIL has rounded up some of the latest brands offering up the gooey substance for your beauty routine – and just why it’s beneficial for your skin. 

It wasn't too long ago that facial sheet masks came on the scene but it looks like there could be a new contender on the face mask scene with the introduction of jelly (stock image)

It wasn’t too long ago that facial sheet masks came on the scene but it looks like there could be a new contender on the face mask scene with the introduction of jelly (stock image)

So first things first, just why is jelly the new It ingredient? 

The reason jelly masks seem to be making waves in the beauty world is because they are ultra-hydrating.

They typically feature a cocktail of hydration-boosting actives, like hyaluronic acid and alpha hydroxyl acids – all of which are like a shot of vitamins for the skin. 

The reason that jelly masks seem to be making waves in the beauty world is because they are meant to be ultra-hydrating

The reason that jelly masks seem to be making waves in the beauty world is because they are meant to be ultra-hydrating

The reason that jelly masks seem to be making waves in the beauty world is because they are meant to be ultra-hydrating

LUSH’S FOMO JELLY FACE MASK – $13.50

Lush has a variety of jelly face masks on the market and FOMO is the crowd favourite

Lush has a variety of jelly face masks on the market and FOMO is the crowd favourite

Lush has a variety of jelly face masks on the market and FOMO is the crowd favourite

Lush has a variety of jelly face masks on the market and FOMO is the crowd favourite. 

This pink, floral jelly is packed with soothing calamine and replenishing carrageenan.  

Gentle calamine powder calms and soothes while rose absolute balances for enviably clear skin.

A touch of bright neroli evens skin tone and will have you feeling fine in no time.

All you have to do to use this affordable mask is pinch off a piece of the mask and work to a paste between clean, dry hands before applying it to the face.

ERNO LASZLO HYDRATE AND NOURISH HYDRA-THERAPY MEMORY SLEEP MASK $138

This mask is designed to be fuss-free and easy as the main effort it requires is sleeping.

All you have to do is apply a layer of the silky pink jelly all over your face before tucking yourself into bed at night and you will wake up in the morning with hydrated, glowing skin.

The mask is designed to lock in vital nutrients while you sleep and has a memory gel texture that restores bounce and youthful elasticity to the skin. 

You’re bound to wake up looking better than you did when you went to sleep. 

This mask is designed to be fuss-free and easy as the main effort it requires is sleeping

This mask is designed to be fuss-free and easy as the main effort it requires is sleeping

This mask is designed to be fuss-free and easy as the main effort it requires is sleeping

KIEHL’S CALENDULA AND ALOE SOOTHING HYDRATION MASK – $67

This mask is packed with hydration thanks to the aloe vera and calendula flower petals.

The fact that the gel is gold makes it seem extremely luxurious and it provides a coolness the instant you apply it to your face.

You only need to let the mixture sit on your face for five minutes before rinsing it away to see glowing skin beneath. 

This mask is packed with hydration thanks to the aloe vera and calendula flower petals

This mask is packed with hydration thanks to the aloe vera and calendula flower petals

This mask is packed with hydration thanks to the aloe vera and calendula flower petals

DIOR HYDRA LIFE GLOW BETTER FRESH JELLY MASK – $98

This mask has two-in-one action as it is a face mask as well as a scrub – this peel-scrub hybrid works its skin-glowing magic in only three minutes.

The combination of alpha hydroxyl acids and ground apricot kernels is designed to buff away any dryness and unveil a radiant face just moments later.

The citrus-coloured jelly is designed to refresh the skin while being both gentle and powerful.  

The combination of alpha hydroxyl acids and ground apricot kernels is designed to buff away any dryness

The combination of alpha hydroxyl acids and ground apricot kernels is designed to buff away any dryness

The combination of alpha hydroxyl acids and ground apricot kernels is designed to buff away any dryness