Sunday, 20 April 2014

Superdrug Cucumber Cooling Clay Mask | Review ♥

Hey beaut's!

 Recently I've really been getting into skincare alot more, which is quite a shock to be honest as it's always been something that I'm quite weary about because of my sensitive skin. Myself and face masks in particular have never got on, in the past I've had some bad reactions and it simply put me off them for years but whilst I was in Superdrug a while back their Cucumber Cooling Clay Mask caught my eye and when I saw that the packaging read 'ideal for sensitive skin' I took the plunge and bought a couple of sachets as they where only 99p each or 2 for £1.50.
Each sachet of Superdrug's Cucumber Cooling Clay Mask holds 15ml's worth of product and I easily got 2 applications out of 1 of my sachets which I thought was great and amazing value. The mask itself has a thick, creamy consistency and is enriched with cucumber fruit and Dead Sea Minerals which smell incredible and claim to help eliminate impurities and sooth the skin for a vibrant, fresh faced look. The mask is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans, is paraben free and BU AV approved which again I thought was brill.
I applied my mask to cleansed skin whilst I was in the bath, at first when I applied the mask it didn't feel cooling at all like the packaging suggests, it was more of a tingling sensation than cooling, I can only describe it as the same feeling you get if you was to put toothpaste on your face, at this point I was slightly worried that I was having a reaction but I persevered and the tingling soon wore off after a few minutes once the mask had started to set. Once the mask had hardened I still wouldn't say it was cooling at all but it did smell delightful and I had plenty of fun making silly faces trying to get that tight, hard feeling of the face mask to crack, there really is something very satisfying about making those funny faces whilst having a clay mask on isn't there? Ha ha. I left the mask on for around 15 minutes ( the packaging states 10-15 minutes) and then rinsed off with warm water and a damp flannel, the mask came off very easily, I didn't need to scrub, or wipe my face roughly, it simply melted away with the damp flannel and left my skin feeling extremely soft and refreshed.
Overall I did really like this face mask and its the first and only face mask in 5 years that hasn't given me a bad reaction. I do think it's cooling ability is a bit iffy, even the second time I used the mask it still had that tingling sensation but wasn't as harsh as the first time around, I think that was because I applied a thinner layer the second time around so Id suggest if you have sensitive skin like me just apply a thin layer to begin with as appose to slathering it on ha ha.

**I did notice something peculiar on the packaging that I'd just like to add in my review, under the 'Care and Safety Advice' it states that the scrub should not be used on broken, damaged or sensitive skin? However the front of the packaging reads 'Ideal for Sensitive Skin' which I think is really bad on Superdrugs part and needs looking into pronto.**

Have you tried this particular face mask beaut's?? What did you think?? I'd love to know.

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4 comments:

  1. This sounds like a lovely mask, I love doing them but I have sensitive skin at the moment so this sounds ideal, Jess xx

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    1. Ohh it's defo worth a go if you have sensitive skin, it felt so lovely after I took it off too, baby soft skin haha xoxo

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    1. Yeah it made my skin so soft and clear too, it defo feels like such a treat aswell. Ohh do let me know how you get on with the others as I may branch out and try some more xoxo

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