Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Beauty: Favourite face masks...

For me face masks have always been the icing on the cake skincare-wise. I think even from an early age when I was starting to become interested in skincare and make-up, I used to buy face masks on those precious early days when my parents started to let me go shopping solo with my friends.

Over the years, the brands and types that I use have varied and rightly so. I've become more accustomed to higher end skincare brands such as Origins and less of the one-use £1.99 jobs which I used to use when I was about 11 (I do still use them from time to time and I like them). Fair enough, I didn't have my own source of income when I was that young and so the single use ones were ideal.

The brands that I tend to come back to time and time again are Origins, Good Things and The Body Shop. Simply because I love them.

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Origins Drink-up Intensive:

This mask is an overnight mask which I use before bed (not every day). What I love about this mask is I do not need to take it off within a certain amount of time. In general, it's lazy beauty at its finest. This mask leaves my skin feeling incredibly plump and moisturised.

Good Things Five Minute Facial:

This mask not only smells incredible but it contains lots of goodies in it to make your skin feel incredible: Green Clay, Avocado Oil and Kaolin to name a few. It is also paraben-free and suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians. Clay masks are actually one of my favourite types of masks to use as I love the feeling after it has been removed.

Origins Clear Improvements:

Looks scary, right? Actually it's not that bad. This mask contains Charcoal (hence the black), White China Clay and Lecithin. The main aim for this one is to draw out any impurities below the surface which are clogging up the skin leading to break outs. I wouldn't recommend you use this one if you're expecting someone at the door - they may run away!

Good Things Blemish Control:

This one is similar to the one above in regards to the purpose. However, this one contains Witch Hazel and Willow Bark extract. Like the Five Minute Facial, this also contains no parabens and is suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask:

Forming part of The Body Shop Drops of Youth range, this mask is an overnight mask similar to Origins Drink-up intensive. It comes in the biggest jar you have ever seen for a face mask and its gel-like consistency means that you hardly have to use a drop. This mask leaves my skin feeling super smooth and dare I say it....bouncy!