There’s a widespread belief that the huge increase in face mask sales is solely due to Millennials and Gen Zers.

This is only true up to a point reveals a new report from Persistence Market Research.

The US third-platform research firm predicts that global sales of face masks will reach US$10.5 billion by 2026, propelled by several major factors.

The APAC region will continue to dominate worldwide revenues, accounting for 80 per cent of the market.

Peel-off masks are predicted to continue their sector-leading ranking, followed by cream and clay masks.

There will also be a surge in the sales of sheet and oil-based masks over the forecast period.

Supermarkets and hypermarkets are predicted to remain the leading channel for mask sales, as consumers seek out convenience and portability.

The major trends fuelling growth are anti-ageing benefits and the use of natural ingredients such as honey, aloe vera and botanical extracts.

 Men have gained a major share of the face mask market worldwide, notes Persistence Market Research.

Going forward, the development of products that target sagging skin, dryness, blemishes, wrinkles and enlarged pores will further expand the face mask category.

Trilogy is currently promoting its core range of naturally-based face masks with the tagline – Meet Your Trilogy Face Mask Match.

Up for consideration are: Mineral Radiance Mask ($31.95), Very Gentle Hydra-Mask ($37.95), Age-Proof Overnight Mask ($44.95) and Hydrating Jelly Mask ($31.95).

Trilogy products are available from selected Priceline, Priceline Pharmacy, Chemist Warehouse, Myer and pharmacy and health stores nationwide and online.

La Roche-Posay has debuted its first Vitamin B5 sheet mask under the Cicaplast franchise.

A hydrating, soothing treatment for sensitive, dry, dehydrated and post-aesthetic treatment skin. Available from pharmacies nationwide; RRP$12.95.

Minenssey, an Australian brand founded in 2017 by former international model Cheryl Ross, has recently launched a Nutritious Skin Treatment Mask as part of its premium skincare range.

The mask, which retails for $50 for a pack of five sheets, uses Australian native botanicals and is powered by prebiotics and probiotics.

The Minenssey mask.

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