8 August 2014

Mask Mania

Mask Mania
Face masks are one of my favourite products to use when it comes to my skincare routine. I find that by using a facial mask there are often instant results to be seen there and then which pleases me to no end. My skin type is generally combination/oily with a few dehydrated areas around my eyes therefore I've a few areas that require particular attention from different types of facial masks. Luckily the face mask market is huge so there is quite a variety of choice across a wide range of budgets for you and all your skin needs.

Roughly twice a week I like to use a clay mask to help clear my skin of any congestion which I find tends to be a little worse in the summer, particularly around my nose and chin area. My favourite clay mask to date has been the Super Facialist Tea Flower Deep Clean Pore Purifying Clay Mask which I have mentioned on here on more than one occasion. Due to the fact that my local Boots has stopped selling this range which has resulted in it being a little harder to obtain I decided to pick up the Quick Fix Facials Purifying Charcoal Mask in order to see what it was like. Both of these brands are quite affordable however if I had to pick one I would definitely once again choose the Super Facialist Clay Mask because I do find that this provides a deeper clean whereas the Quick Fix Facial mask whilst being quite nice leaves my skin a little red and not as clear.

In the middle I have a mask that helps to purify the skin whilst hydrating too. This arrives in the form of the much hyped about Antpiodes Manuka Honey Mask which in my opinion is slightly overrated. By all means this is a beautiful mask which certainly achieves what it claims to however I can't help feel as though I was waiting to be blown away, of which if I'm truthful I can't say that I was. My skin once I have used this feels incredibly soft and nourished so it certainly receives some brownie points there, it also I'd like to add smells rather lovely. Personally though when it comes to tackling blemishes I haven't seen much of an improvement, therefore this isn't the first thing I reach for when my skin has a blip.

Skipping straight to focusing on hydration one of my favourite masks so far is once again from Super Facialist. The Rose Hydrate Intense Moisture Mask has a soft rose fragrance which I find it to be quite light and not too overpowering for my own personal taste. My favourite time to use this mask is straight after I have used a clay mask as whilst the clay masks in my possession are rather good when it comes to not stripping the skin of moisture I do find that using a hydrating mask really does help to improve the condition of mu skin as opposed to skipping straight to moisturiser; my skin looks and feels even better when I do this.

The last type of face mask that I like to use is an exfoliating mask of which to date I haven't yet had much experience with. The REN Glycolatic Radiance Renewal Mask had its moment a while ago now within the beauty community which I'll admit to falling for and found myself parting with the best part of £30 in Space NK. Whilst I do like this mask I once again can't help feel like I was expecting more from it, it sure smells nice and works OK however for how expensive it was and from the amount of coverage it received this time I really did want to be blown away. Overall I found this particular product from REN to fall a little flat compared to some of the other products I have tried from the brand. At first I really liked it however I'm now quite convinced that I was fooling myself into thinking it was working and trying to make myself think that it was money well spent, it wasn't.

What are your favourite facial masks?
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31 comments

  1. This post could be dangerous, I loooove face masks! I really want to try the Superfacialist Tea Flower mask, it sounds incredible <3 I really like The Body Shop's Seaweed clay mask, & I've just opened my REN Pore Detox this morning and I'm liking that so far :)


    Jess xo

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  2. I always find that masks get so over hyped, and I normally just go for cheaper options. The Rose Hydrate one does sound lovely though!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  3. My favourite is the Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque! It's such a great mask for blemishes and while it is pricey, it's incredibly effective on my skin. xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  4. Lovely post, I love using face masks though I've only really tried the clarifying sort. The Antipodes one sounds like such a lovely all-rounder, but I also really want to try the an exfoliating one, perhaps not the REN one though!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  5. I love finding new masks to try, there are so many on the market I get a little lost. The pore purifying clay mask sounds really good.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  6. This post has me itching to go throw a mask on my face - I loved it! I've been dying to try the Super Facialist range, but alas they don't carry it in the US. My favorites are probably the Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque and the Origins Drink Up Intensive, they get the job done!
    XO Camey

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  7. Really keen to try out the ones from Super Facialist! They sound great, especially considering the price :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  8. My skin is feeling quite sensitive and sorry for itself at the moment. I'm going to head down to Boots today and see what I can do to stop the lizard-skin feeling!

    http://beautiful-life-as-i-know-it.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I love masks. Never tried a hydrating one but the rose one you mentioned is defs on my wish list!

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  10. Everyone has been saying such good things about the Super Facialist masks. I really need to try them!

    speakingbeautyuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. It's nice don't get me wrong however I was expecting more due to the amount of hype it received from the online community xx

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  12. The clay mask from Super Facialist is really good, I enjoy using that. Oh I have heard such good things about the REN Pore Detox Mask, that is on my list of things to try x

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  13. Most of my masks are cheaper options I find, and they do seem just as good, if not better x

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  14. Oh yes I'd like to try the Aesop Mask Celina, everyone raves about that one! x

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  15. I'm still on a mission to find a good exfoliating mask xx

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  16. There are SO many available, I like testing face masks so this pleases me haha x

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  17. Thank you!! Origins Drink Up Intensive is lovely, why didn't I include that in this post?! x

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  18. They are very good, I hope you're able to try them soon xx

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  19. It sounds like you may be a bit dehydrated, the Super Facialist Rose Hydrate Mask is really gentle and should help xx

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  20. It's lovely!! I think you would like it :) x

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  21. I love a good face mask, just feels like a nice pick me up half way through the week! I was using the Origins Clear Improvement Mask which was really good for un-clogging poors etc, the Soap & Glory No Clogs Allowed is also really good x

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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  22. They sure do, I love using clay ones especially! That Soap and Glory Mask sounds familiar, I'm sure I have used that before and really liked it x

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  23. I love masks! (well, I love all skincare products, to be honest!) There's a few REN masks that I'm loving at the moment, but I daren't buy anymore because I've got so many products to go through - maybe I will have to treat myself to just one more.....!! x

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  24. The Una Brennan rose mask is one of my all time favourites! I was so surprised by it :) x


    Megan / pixiecrop.com

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  25. Just one more won't hurt! I'd like to try the Pore mask from REN, I've heard some very good things about it x

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  26. It's really lovely isn't it :) x

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  27. You sure do, I think they are worth trying for definite x

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  28. I love a good face mask! The fact that you were expecting more from the more famous ones is interesting though... xx


    gyudynotesofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  29. Yes I think I was, purely down to the amount of hype I have seen over time. They are nice don't get me wrong but for the price difference I have struggled to justify them, especially if you're on a budget x

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  30. I love this selection! When I am having a real pamper night I like to start with the Una Brennan Clay Mask, then go in with the REN Radiance Mask and then Finish off with a layer of Origins Overnight Moisture Mask. That is the dream team right there!


    www.gingernroses.co.uk

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  31. That sounds perfect to me! :D x

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