I’m a facemask fanatic. If you want proof check these two posts I wrote earlier in the year: My GlamGlow Collection and Origins Superstar Giftset. Obviously this meant that when I saw Soap&Glory had come out with a line of facemasks I was like a magpie and needed all the shiny new goodies. A week or so later they were mine, (well all but one of them that appealed to me.) Since the summer, when I first purchased a few of them I have been using them up one by one so I could write a nice review for you.
I’m going to start with the two I didn’t get along with, as I don’t have as much to say about them. First was Puffy Eye Attack to help brighten the under eye. These were a set of hydrogel patches to place underneath the eye to cool and soothe the area. I thought these would be the most relaxing of masks, but sadly instead they left me with stinging, irritated eyes. Now I doubt this will be the case for everyone, however do be warned: if you have a sensitive under eye area or just sensitive eyes these may not be the most comfortable things to bear. As soon as these started to sting I removed them so did not see the brightening effect, but I hope these work for others. The second fail was the Fab Pore which claimed to be a pore refining mask. This was never going to be my favourite in the first place as I’m not a great fan of sheet masks, also this one was quite a tight and tingly mask and my skin is not great with that kind of feeling, so again it didn’t stay on my face long.
Onto the hits of the selection. The What A Peeling, purifying declog mask is already one of my all time favourite masks. I love that it comes with a spatula as I hate getting my hands stick when I apply a mask, to me it’s silly that for a peel off mask you’d have to get your hands icky. The fact it comes with two pods means it’s great for sleepovers, or trips away and the colour is great for selfies – check my IG stories for proof. It applies in such a thick pink layer you can peel the mask off in one, which is intensely satisfying. As for skin benefits when I peeled it off my skin felt oh so soft, and it did get some gross stuff out of my face. I definitely recommend this mask to anyone with sensitive skin, in need of a detox.
The second hit was the Speed Plump mask, a super hydrating miracle moisture mask: ‘a treat for dry/dehydrated skin.’ My skin is exactly the type it is recommended for use on and it’s also a hydrogel mask – my favourite kind. I prefer a hydrogel mask as, unlike sheet masks, they feel like they’re hydrating so much better. Sheet masks just feel quite heavy on my skin whilst the gel ones just feel like a layer of normal facemask (if you know what I mean!) I left the mask on for a lot longer than suggested, simply because it felt so relaxing and hydrating. Once I took it off I massaged the excess in and my skin felt amazing. It was soft and supple and nowhere near as dry as usual. I would and will certainly be buying this one again, it’s just as good as more expensive alternatives.
Two of the masks worked for me and two did not, while I would have liked the eye patches to work I’m not too fussed that they didn’t. For the price these Soap&Glory masks are definitely worth trying – especially What A Peeling and Speed Plump, the most expensive is around £4 I believe. These are so far my favourite budget friendly facemask, but I’ll never be opposed to finding others.