Tried & Tested: Face Masks

21 Sep 2017

I love face masks. I have skin that is prone to breakouts and blackheads so using detoxifying face masks once or twice a week helps to keep my skin clean and clear but I also have some that are hydrating and nourishing too.  
I have quite a few in my collection including;

Skin & Tonic Detox & Plant Apothecary Matcha Green Tea Mask*
I've put these two under the same category as they are very similar. They're both clay masks, they're both green and they are both detoxifying. Skin & Tonic's is made with five simple ingredients; green clay, cornstarch, matcha powder, lemon peel oil and basil peel oil. Plant Apothecary's has a slightly shorter ingredients list; white clay, matcha powder and chamomile oil. They both work well to detoxify my skin, calm down spots and help clear any blocked pores.

I would probably lean towards the Skin & Tonic one being my favourite out of the two as it has the lemon and basil which are more detoxifying and better for my skin issues but Plant's is still a nice clay DIY mask.

Mallow & White Soothe*
I reach for this mask when my skin looks a little bit on the red side. I sometimes get slightly flushed cheeks which is usually down to not drinking enough water (naughty me) but sometimes my skin can play up and get a little red & blotchy so that's when I opt for this mask. You can mix with water and I also like to add in a little honey to soothe my skin even more.

Isla Apothecary Refine & Radiate Mask*
This is one of the brightest masks I've ever used. It's bright orange thanks to the turmeric inside. It also has sandalwood powder and coconut milk powder which soothe your skin. The day after using this mask my skin feels super soft and it looks plump and clear. Definitely one of my favourite new discoveries.

The Body Deli Glacial Mineral Mud Masque
This one is made from fresh ingredients and needs to be kept in the fridge. Keeping it in the fridge makes it really nice to apply, especially when the weather is warm, as it has a cooling effect on the skin. I really liked this mask and would definitely consider re-purchasing although it is a little annoying keeping it refrigerated as I'd forget that I had it, so would forget to use it - also as it's a fresh product the expiry date was quite short - it did last a little longer than the date but I would make sure to use it up before that in future! It's a much easier mask to use than the others though as there's no mixing involved and it was very effective. 

Leahlani Mermaid Mask
The latest addition to my collection thanks to Leahlani now becoming available on Cult Beauty in the UK. I knew this was the first product I'd get my hands on. I've only used it a couple of times so far but I'm really liking it. It's a different texture to what I expected as it's quite hard in the jar and needs a little bit of water for it to spread over my face but I'm pleased so far with the times I've tried it. I will update in a few weeks time with a full review!

Amber

*This post contains products sent for consideration for review & affiliate links. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

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