I must confess that face masks don't feature very highly or predominantly in my beauty regime.
I view them as an added extra, a Brucie bonus...a special treat for when time allows.
Previously, in a hope to conform to the stylised image of the girl with cucumbers on her eyes wallowing in a foamy bath with a green solution caked on her face, I use to splurge on those little 99p sachets from Boots.
Faling to transform my life, I hadn't contemplated using a face mask for many moons...
That was before this little beaut beckoned to me!
This Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask is really special.
It is a highly concentrated clay and botanical mask that sucks out all the impurities, excess oils and nastiness in your skin, leaving your skin feeling fresh, clear and purified. It also contains Manuka honey, organic aloe vera and the essential oil of rose-scented geranium, all making it sound rather lovely.
The smell is quite pungent yet completely indescribable. I can't express what the scent is reminiscent of, maybe slightly like damp moss and earthy wood fires, laced with a sweet, herbal-like undertone?!
The mask is rich and concentrated and Liz Earle do advise it isn't suited for sensitive skin, but it is specially formulated for oily, combination or problematic skin.
My skin is just quite normal really, with maybe a few seldom yet troublesome breakouts.
The mask is really easy to apply. Just take a generous dollop and smooth onto your face and neck area, avoiding eyes, lips and hairline, and leave for 5 - 10 minutes.
I was crazy and left mine on for a whole 20 minutes and my skin loved me for this rebellious streak!
Once on, the greeny-tinged mask will dry on your skin, making it feel tight, but not unpleasantly so.
WARNING: you will resemble the Incredible Hulk for the duration of this treatment.
I sat, twiddled my thumbs, did some sit ups and ate some toast, and attempted to distract myself any way possible from the niggling itch on the tip of my nose. And then voila, was time for removal. The starter kit, which is the one I am using, comes with two circular sponges which you can soak it water and then gently wipe away the mask. I personally preferred to splash it off with cool water over the basin.
What I loved about this product is the way it made me skin feel the moment after I had rinse it off. It felt really fresh and cleansed and deeply-purified. The moment I had washed off the mask, my skin didn't feel tight any longer, but toned and really smooth.
Another plus about this product is that you are able to use it as a facial mask as often as you require, or as a intense treatment on specific areas or blemishes. I may have to rethink my beauty regime, and reassess my precious free time, as I do believe there is a vacancy for this certain magical mask to join my beauty regime.
Price: £12.50 for the starter kit (including 75ml of the deep cleansing mask and 2 sponges)
Available online at Liz Earle.
Do you use face masks as part of your beautifying program?
Which are your faves and would you be tempted to try this?