Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Superdrug's Own Brand Face Masks


Hi guys. Recently, my skin has been really struggling and I thought to myself that I really do not use face masks as often as I should. So with that in mind, as well as not wanting to break the bank, I decided to pop into Superdrug and have a look at their selection of masks. I used to use the Simple Deep Cleansing Face Mask, which did work quite well, but I wanted to branch out and see what else was out there. Superdrug's own range caught my eye mainly because of their amazing 99p price tag, (I am on a bit of a budget at the moment,) but due to the variety of masks they offer too. There is literally a mask for every skin type with an array of ingredients and yummy scents to choose from! I choose three sachets so that over a period of time, I could decide which one worked best for my skin type so that I can repurchase more further down the line. Below will be a mini review of each mask and then I will tell you my overall verdict. Enjoy!

Dead Sea Purifying Clay Mask - 99p
First up is this Dead Sea Purifying Mask. I chose this particular mask because it is specifically for oily or blemish prone skin, which I have. It also claimed that it would deeply cleanse my pores and draw it any impurities at the same time. I applied the mask all over my face and unfortunately, after a few minutes, my skin started to burn/tingle quite a lot. I thought that this must have been due to the witch hazel in the mask but after a few more minutes, the burning got worse and so I had to wash the product off early. I was really disappointed with this mask as it was just too irritating. The only good thing that the mask did do was make my skin feel slightly softer and my make-up went on flawlessly the next morning.

Superfruits Exfoliating Mask- 99p
About a week or so later, I decided to give the second mask a go. I was a little dubious at first in case my skin had the same reaction as before but I proceeded with caution anyway. The Superfruits Mask is suitable for any skin type and I was really excited about the concept of this as it was an exfoliating mask - which is something I have never used before. The mask had little strawberry seeds within it but they were not to harsh or gritty on the skin. The raspberry, cranberry and blueberry scent was really lovely and refreshing (I adore fruity products!) Luckily, this mask did not react badly with my skin and I kept it on for the suggested time of 10-15 minutes. The only trouble I did have was the removal, the seeds were a little rough and my skin did go a little red but I guess that's what you get from an exfoliating mask. However, afterwards my skin felt very smooth and revived.

Cucumber Cooling Clay Mask - 99p
The last mask I tried was the Cucumber Cooling Clay Mask, which is for people with sensitive skin. I applied the mask and almost straight away, the cooling effect that the mask gave was extremely relaxing. Again, I left the mask on for the suggested amount of time before removing it with my flannel. I could automatically tell that I loved this mask the most out of the three because as it dried throughout the 15 minutes, I did not feel as tight or dehydrating on my face. Yet, I still followed up with my usual moisturiser anyway. The next day, my skin felt so well nourished and super soft, which again made my make-up go on like a dream that day!

Overall, the mask that I preferred by an absolute mile was the Cucumber Cooling Clay Mask. It was really refreshing to use and it left my skin feeling baby soft. As for the other two masks, the Dead Sea one did not agree with my skin at all and the Superfruits one was nice but just mediocre. I guess that you have to expect mixed results for a sachet from Superdrug which costs 99p but there are so many variations to test out, that you are more than likely to find one that you like. I will definitely buy the cucumber mask again as it is great value for money, especially if you are on a budget like myself!


What is your favourite face mask? Have you tried any of the Superdrug ones before? Please let me know by leaving a comment below. Thank you!

5 comments:

  1. I love your blog Michaela - just followed! ♥
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    1. Hi Aimee, thank you so much :) I will check out your blog now! xx

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  2. I have actually used a few of the Superdrug faces masks years ago a cucumber and chocolate one if I can remember correctly and I really liked them especially for the price :) I will need to have a look at the newer ones next time I am in!! xx

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    1. The cucumber one is definitely my favourite so far, it's so cooling :) I might have to check out the chocolate one! I agree, the prices are so good. Thank you for reading Jenny xx

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