Tuesday, 3 May 2016

A Trio Of Budget Friendly Face Masks - Review

Some people think that face masks are gimmick products that don't actually do anything, and are a waste of money. I personally believe they make a huge difference in the quality and appearance of the skin. Exfoliating and purifying are my favourite types but I love a good hydrating mask too. A little while ago I made an online Superdrug order and picked up a few budget friendly face masks, not expecting anything special. Boy oh boy was I in for a surprise. These masks are incredible, and for the price point, I guarantee you, you won't find anything better! Let's get into the review and see if I can persuade you to try them... Enjoy!




Superdrug Cucumber Peel Off Mask


The mask comes in a small hand sized tube with a flip cap. I like the green packaging, it adds a nice pop of colour to my routine. Good for travel.
Price - £2.59 for 75ml
Texture - Thick gel
Finish - Refreshed, soft skin

What they say
This Refreshing Peel Off Mask with Cucumber extract immediately revitalises dull, tired skin, while gently lifting away dirt and impurities to reveal a vibrant, fresh-faced look. 

Key ingredients
Cucumber Extract - Soothing, hydrating and refreshing
Witch Hazel - Astringent

What is it
This is a quick pick me up when your skin needs refreshing and soothing. The thick gel spreads nicely to create a film on the skin, which dries and then peels off. It has a lovely light cucumber scent. Suitable for all skin types.


How I use it
After cleansing, I apply the mask to my face in a good medium-thick layer, avoiding the eye area. You can use it AM/PM. I leave it on for roughly 20 minutes and then once it's dry, I peel it off. It does not tug or pull on hairs like some peel off masks can do. My skin looks vibrant and fresh whilst still being hydrated. It's great to use if you're just at home and your skin feels a bit bleh. 

Pros
- Travel friendly
- Nice simple packaging
- Light scent
- Good for all skin types
- Quick results
- Does not pull on skin

Cons
- None

Superdrug Vitamin E Moisture Mask


The packaging is the same, it's just blue. Good for travel.
Price - £2.59 for 75ml
Texture - Medium cream
Finish - Soft, hydrating, glowing skin

What they say
This Anti-Ageing Moisture Mask combines the powerful antioxidant properties of Vitamin E and the nourishing effects of Grapeseed Oil to help protect and hydrate the skin for a firmer, younger-looking complexion.

Key ingredients
Vitamin E - Hydrating and moisturising 
Grapeseed Oil - Nourishes and smooths
Goji Berry - Packed with antioxidants

What is it
This is a leave on mask that leaves the skin supple, radiant and nourished. It has a rich texture that absorbs after 10-15 minutes and coats the skin with a lovely layer of softness. It has a very mild scent. Suitable for all skin types.


How I use it
I take a 5p blob and apply it over my face and neck. You cannot see the mask on the skin so its great for planes and trains. You can use it AM before makeup or PM before bed. It gives the skin a blurred radiant look and super smooth feeling. It's my current favourite overnight mask!

Pros
- Nice packaging
- Good for travel
- Nice texture
- Not too rich
- Light scent
- Absorbs nicely
- Skin looks healthy and moisturised

Cons
- None

Superdrug Dead Sea Mud Mask


Same, good packaging, in purple. Good for travel 
Price - £2.59 for 75ml
Texture - Wet, soft clay
Finish - Extremely clear skin

What they say
This Detoxifying Mud Mask contains ultra purifying Dead Sea Mud, which effectively unclogs pores and draws out dirt, oil and impurities, leaving skin feeling soft and revitalised. 

Key ingredients
 Dead Sea Mud - Unclogs and purifies
Kaolin - Smoothes and refines

What is it
This is a magnet for blemishes and blockages. The wet clay starts to dry almost straight away and you can see all of the blackheads and imperfections being drawn out of the skin. It has a nice smooth texture that applies evenly. It has herby scent which I really like. Suitable for all skin types.


How I use it
I apply a good layer over my face and slightly down the neck. I add two layers to congested areas (nose, chin, forehead). The first time I used it, I could see my blackheads being 'extracted' and all of the pores on my face... not a pleasant scene! Remove with hot flannel.
This mask purified my skin like nothing before. I have to be honest and say it's knocked my beloved Pixi Glow Mud Mask off the top spot! You need to have this mask in your life. If your skin is dry/normal you can use it once a week, and if your skin is combination/oily/acne prone, you can use it 2-3 times a week. Or be a rebel and use often as you like!

Pros
- Nice packaging
- Spreads evenly across face
- Thin-medium texture
- Wet, soft clay
- Easy to remove
- Herby scent
- Blackheads GONE!
- Best detoxifying mask I've ever tried

Cons
- None

Summary
These masks are truly hidden gems. I would never have thought these simple products would be so effective. No one can argue with the price and I think it would be a crime not to try them. There's one for every skin type and you can mix and match depending on how your skin is acting. Please, trust me with this one and try them. Thanks so much for reading!

Maiya
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2 comments

  1. Gosh,I need this mud mask like now!Great review. I have included this vitamin E one in my April faves post which will be up in the morning. These masks are awesome for the price. Seriously gems from superdrug :)

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  2. I've heard that the Mud Mask is being discontinued!! :( I saw your April Favourites post and I loved the products you included. I am in love with the NYX Lip Lingerie! You're so right, true gems!
    xxx

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