Welcome to the second instalment of Mask Month, (or Mask Month #2.) Last week saw me going for only a couple of highend masks. Partly due to the fact that I accidentally got myself sunburnt while at the beach, I’ve been using my most hydrating masks to combat the redness of my sunburn – but still had time to use a couple of others as well. This week I used masks by Origins, Formula 10.0.6, Antipodes, Disaar and Etude House.
I was quite happy when I got home from the beach, simply because it meant I could generously apply my Origins Drink Up mask over my rather red face. I love this mask, it’s lasted ages so far and it smells amazing. I tend to use it at night as a thicker night cream, I apply a medium layer all over my face and neck and let it sink in – when I had sunburn that took no time whatsoever and I reapplied, usually I leave it 15mins before I rub in the excess. I only have a mini and I probably would actually repurchase this as it is really nourishing and what my skin needs quite often to stay hydrated. (Luckily for me, the wonderful people at M&S sent me over a beauty box with a full size one, so I am stocked up for a while!)
Another favourite of mine, mainly because of the scent, has to be the Pores Be Pure Skin Clarifying Mud Mask from Formula 10.0.6. This smells like strawberry yoghurt, the kind you remember from your childhood. I love using this mask as a less aggressive version of Glamglow’s SuperMud, it gets rid of oils from the skin in a similar way but then doesn’t have the same tingle. I prefer to use this all over my face and the Glamglow one as a spot treatment. Also, the packaging needs a mention as it is bright pink, which is incredible, and you get a crazy 100ml for only £7.50.
From Disaar, I have one of those Purifying Peel Off masks, you know the ones you see all over Instagram. I know these aren’t meant to be good for your skin, but sometimes I do find they give quick results. The pore strips everyone loved just don’t work for me, so I use this charcoal mask to get rid of all the black heads on my chin and nose. I try to keep this to a once a week or less, so as not to damage my skin.
I was also kindly sent the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask a couple of months ago. It’s a really gentle mask that is meant to cleanse the skin and clear the blemishes. I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily a favourite of mine, don’t get me wrong, it’s not a horrible mask by any means. Personally, I am just not a fan compared to many of my other masks. Although, I do have to give Antipodes credit as their packaging is eco friendly and their ingredients are from sustainable sources.
The final mask in the second instalment of Mask Month is from Etude House and is their Strawberry Brightening and Revitalising sheet mask. Again, like last week, I have to point out that I do not enjoy sheet masks – though I keep buying them for some reason. I think this one was around £2/3 so I was able to justify a couple, even if I end up giving them to friends. I preferred this sheet mask to others though as it was so incredibly thin and so was tolerable when on the face, and it smelt really good.
I think we’re learning through this Mask Month feature that I am not a sheet mask fan, but throw me a good smelling, hydrating face mask and I am there. I also think I will be donating the Antipodes mask as it’s just a little ‘meh’ in terms of other masks available on the market at the moment.