29 August, 2014 Face Mask Friday #5
I cannot get my head around the fact that I’ve been blogging for nearly 5 weeks! Time is flying by and I’m loving my weekly pamper session and the justification that it’s ‘research for my blog’. Please let me know if there are any face masks you’d like me to try and review.
This week I’m reviewing the No7 Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask. No7 skincare seems fairly underrated – I’ve tried their cleansing oils before and really enjoyed them, and they do some great sun protection products as well. This is a mask targeted at dry and dehydrated skin, that needs an intensive, quick boost of moisture as well as long-lasting relief from the discomfort and tightness often associated with dry skin. I purchased this after my sister bought it and said how good it was, and although I’m typically oily, I like to have a treatment to hand that can help with dry patches and any areas that are lacking in moisture.
The formula is fairly thick and creamy, and the slippery texture means you only need a small amount. I apply this after cleansing and toning by patting it onto my skin in upward strokes, avoiding the eye area. I don’t apply it on my nose as this is where I tend to break out the most, but if you have normal to dry skin I’d say you can apply it everywhere. The scent for me is slightly off-putting as it smells quite talc-like and powdery, but that might just be me and my weird nose. It contains cocoa butter and glycerin as it’s main moisturising ingredients, and on the label it claims that the mask is hypo-allergenic, so I’m assuming the product would be suitable for those with sensitive skin.
After 3 minutes I remove it using a muslin cloth and some warm water, but if you feel like it you can leave it on for 10 minutes or more. Afterwards my skin feels plumped up and healthy, and there’s a slight glow to my skin. I really enjoy this mask as a fortnightly ritual to rehydrate my skin, and it seems to deliver a more intensive boost of moisture than any hydrating mask I’ve recently tried (not including my beloved Origins mask, see my review here).
The mask comes in a 100ml bottle and at £12.50, it’s great value for money. You can buy it here as well as in Boots stores.
Let me know your thoughts on the mask and any recommendations you have! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any quick questions or blog post suggestions!