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Hydrating Gel Face Mask Recipes

Hydrating Gel Face Mask Recipes

Do you have dry, dehydrated skin and find it challenging to treat?

Fortunately, there might be one skincare product you may want to build into your skincare routine.

That can treat all of the following conditions:

  • eczema
  • fine lines
  • flakiness
  • dehydration
  • dry patches
  • sensitivity

That product is gel masks; they are highly hydrating formulas and help to soothe sensitive skin; what’s more, you can make them in the comfort of your home.

Face Mask Recipes

Follow these two steps when preparing the following recipes:


  • begin by measuring the water and pouring it into a bowl.
  • Weigh the xanthan gum and sprinkle it onto the water. Xanthan gum is a gelling agent that is entirely natural.
  • mix the gel until it completely dissolves. Be careful not to over-whisk, or the mixture will become too white and frothy.
  • as an optional step, consider adding glycerine at around 1%, preventing the gel from drying on the skin.
  • Finally, add all the pre-measured active ingredients and mix,
  • apply to your skin and enjoy.

Rose Face Mask

This is one of those lovely, fragrant face mask recipes.


  • 10ml rosewater
  • 0.3 grams of xanthan gum
  • 12 drops of preservative
  • 3 drops of geranium essential oil
  • 2 drops of palmarosa essential oils
  • 2 drops of rosewood essential oil

Sensitive Skin Face Mask

This recipe is formulated with aloe vera gel, a wonderful ingredient for its gentle, soothing properties.


  • 76 ml of water
  • 0.3 g of xanthan gum
  • 8 ml lavender hydrosol
  • 8 ml aloe Vera
  • 2 ml st johns wort oil
  • 11 drops preservative
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop of chamomile oil

Cooling Gel Mask

If you want to get a little more technical, this DIY gel mask recipe shows you how to make a lovely cooling gel mask.


  • 5g glycerine
  • 1.25g carrageenan
  • 8g geranium hydrosol
  • 34g distilled water
  • 0.25g preservative


  1. Add glycerine into a glass bowl or beaker, and sprinkle the carrageenan over the top to prevent clumping
  2. Next, whisk to combine and leave it to sit for ten minutes while you prepare the ingredients
  3. Weigh the hydrosol, surfactants, water, and preservative into another container and whisk to combine
  4. Once the gum has been sitting for ten minutes, gradually add the water mixture to it – about a quarter at a time and whisk in between each addition
  5. Transfer the gel to a 60ml container

To Conclude: The naked truth

These gel face mask recipes are practical. Depending on your skin type, you can get creative, adding whatever herbal infusions or whatever you want.

You can easily change the colour of your gel without having to use artificial colouring.

For instance, to make your gel yellow, add marigold or carrot CO₂. To make them orange, add Sea Buckthorn CO₂, ensuring that you add the colours in step two.

If your DIY jelly mask is too runny, sprinkle on more xanthan gum until you achieve the required consistency.

As with all other masks, they should be applied to the skin neat and left on for around 15 minutes to have any real benefit, then rinsed off with warm water.

Follow the link for a super hydrating face gel recipe.

20 thoughts on “Hydrating Gel Face Mask Recipes

  1. Priya says:

    Hello can I make rubber mask with xanthum gum at home ?
    Please help
    As it is written you can substitute sodium alginate with xanthum gum.

    • Samantha Miller says:

      Hi Kirsten the inci name is Aqua, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Propylene Glycol, Urea, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Oleth-20, Asparagus Officinalis Root Extract, Sodium Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitol, Ethylhexylglycerin. Kind Regards Samantha

  2. marcina says:

    would like to mix essential oil to jelly base for facial after AHA treatment. will the essential oils penetrate skin if only left on for 15 min.

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