I really have been in facemask heaven these past few months but as the title says, I’ve not loved every single mask I’ve been using. In fact I was quite offended by one of them, more on that later. I’ve been really quiet online but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been pampering myself a lot so there will be tonnes of posts up soon about all the products I’ve loved, and the ones that aren’t worth your money.
Kicking off with one of my favourite brands, Jurlique. I’ve been using three different masks from them and each mask is pretty special. At a whopping £30+ per 100ml you’d expect them to be good anyway, and thankfully they do indeed impress. My favourite is definitely the Moisturising Cream Mask (£32.50) as it is so beautifully moisturising and a real treat to use on your skin to give it a lot of love. My second favourite is the Purity Specialist Treatment Mask (£42.00), a uber creamy clay mask that really helps combat my oily skin and leave me feeling refreshed. Finally I’ve been using the Antioxidant Gel Mask (£40.00), it’s a much lighter feeling mask but it’s a little bit fancier and has ingredients that help the signs of ageing.
The next group of masks I’ve been trying out are from Iroha Nature and they’re pretty dreamy. Not to mention super affordable too! I really adore sheet masks so I was super excited to try out the Moisturising Aloe Mask at £5.99 and the Antioxidant Vitamin C Mask also at £5.99. Both masks contain hyaluronic acid and give immediate results.
I haven’t had the pleasure of using a peeling facemask in so long and I truly forgot how fun they are! Not only did my skin look absolutely beautiful after using the Green Tea Purifying Peel-Off Mask but it was only £4.49 and there’s a whopping 5 using in the pack! I’m so impressed. I still have some left so I haven’t moved onto the Lemon Cleansing Peel-Off Mask yet but I’m definitely excited for it.
One type of mask I didn’t even know I needed in my life is under eye face masks or patches. Seriously they are incredible! I don’t even really need them, I don’t really get dark circles, puffiness, or anything my concealer can’t handle but I really have fallen for them. These BeautyPro Eye Therapy Under Eye Collagen Patch (3 Pairs) at £4.49 went straight upstairs to my mum’s room as I know she’d appreciate them more than me just wanting to pamper myself. They are a hydrogel patch formulated that has collagen, green tea, vitamins A & E, as well as aloe vera. Not only does this mean they cool down under the eyes but they also will reduce puffiness and help with fine lines. I can’t believe how cheap these are because I’d easily spent a lot more on under eye masks as I really think they’re fantastic.
The most expensive facemask in this post is not actually the most impressive. Skin Ceuticals Phyto Corrective Masque (60ml £58) is a very different mask compared to the others in this post. It’s a smaller volume for the price but it’s also a lot more complex. Using a calming dipeptide, hyaluronic acid and concentrated botanical extracts, it’s a face mask that not only cools but it also hydrates. Perfect for sensitive skins, slight flare ups, sun exposure and any type of skin that just needs to calm down. I find that there’s a slight tingle on open skin, but it definitely does what it says!
Not to play favourites, but I’m pretty sure my skin had never looked better until I used the Caudalie Purifying Mask (£22 75ml). I have seriously oily skin, like I constantly look like I’m just pouring in oils unless I’m wearing makeup or a mattifying moisturiser. It’s slightly ridiculous but at least I’ll stay younger for longer? *She says whilst side eyeing her glowing forehead* You’ve probably guessed by now that this mask is indeed perfect for combatting oily/spotty skin. It has two types of clay that work together to soak up the excess oils but in a totally non-drying way. I finally had that glowing skin that wasn’t from excess oils, but just from having radiant skin instead. I’d definitely rebuy.
The other product in the photo isn’t a mask but it did accompany it, the Vinosource Moisturising Matifying Fluid (40ml £23), which is described as a ‘shine-control ally!’ It’s super lightweight, like lighter than you’d ever imagine and it instantly makes your skin look matte whilst battling off excess oils on your skin. It works by keeping your skin hydrated but leaving you matte on the surface. I find that it’s too light of a moisturiser under makeup but it’s great when I’m just working in my office.
And finally the mask that did actually offend me. I laugh whilst I write this as it was just the most unusual and unpleasant experience I’ve ever had with skincare. INSTAWOW Sparkling Facial Mask (50ml £39), also known as, a FOAMING facemask. Yep, it foams up on it’s own, bubbling away on your face. I didn’t like the feel of it, the sound, and I really don’t feel like it did anything. I know these are becoming a ‘thing’ now but this is definitely the first and last one I’ll try.