Give your face a Pamper with Ooh-Arr

I’m no stranger to a face mask and if you’ve read my posts recently, you will have seen I shared a few of my favourites with you all. This time I’m featuring a few bargain face masks from the lovely people over at Amphora Aromatics.

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Similary to my 7th heaven, these masks come in a handy sachet which would get about 2 uses out of it. I want to review each of these masks individually, so over the next week, expect to see 2 more reviews popping onto your screens.

First up I am featuring the lovely Rosie Glow. This mask has a floral scent which hits you as soon as you open the packet, which makes a nice change to some face masks out there. It is a natural clay mask featuring essential oils, vitamins and minerals to draw out the impurities, moisturise and tone the skin. The Rose in the mask helps to reduce redness and inflammation in the skin which is what drew me to reviewing this one first. Rosehip oil and Rosemary in the mask also help the skin to regenerate, leaving it soft, clear and supple.

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Above you can see a photo of the mask after putting it on. This was taken seconds later so as you can see, the mask is a pink-orange colour which is easy to apply and smells incredible. I managed to get 3 face masks out of this sachet which was amazing, and I really didn’t expect it to provide that much.

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Next up you can see the mask after drying onto most of my skin. The colour goes a very burnt orange shade and looks a little like being Tangoe’d. (hopefully you all remember that reference from going up in the 90’s-00’s) The mask tightens after around 10-15minutes of having it on, but surprisingly is easy to rinse off with some warm water and a muslin cloth.

Overall I have a noticed a little difference in my skin this week, with a noticeable reduction in redness mainly. I have still had a few lurking spots on my face which will hopefully settle down soon anyway but I never expected the mask to work miracles.

Keep your eyes peeled for the other 2 masks in the range starring on my blog soon; The Dead Sea – cooler deap cleansing mask & Star Glow – Skin Polisher face Mask.

Laura x

 

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My Favourite Face Masks

We all know I’m an avid skin care fan, whether it’s a cleanser, toner, or moisturiser. This week I’m sharing my favourite face masks. You know the score, Sunday is pamper day, when you can have a bubble bath, paint your nails, cover your face in what can only be described as coloured goop and just chill. I love coloured goop, I will not lie, and here are 4 of my absolute favourites.

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I have been using the Quick Fix Facial Masks now for over 2 years and these are some of the best face masks for bringing some pep back to your skin. I use the Purifying Charcoal Mask & the Anti-Blemish Mud Mask. Both of these masks leave your skin feeling super fresh and clean but both work in completely different ways. The Charcoal mask is fab for making dull skin look brighter and not having such a full feeling; if that makes sense. I hate when my skin feels like its covered in rubbish and needs a good clean, sometimes a scrub is too harsh so this product works brilliantly. The Anti-Blemish mask is great for zapping those damned zits. You can smell the tea tree in the product so it definitely smells like it works. After a few uses, your skin starts to improve and you can really see it works.

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Next up is 2 amazing products from The Body Shop; Honey & Oat 3 in 1 Scrub mask and the Warming Mineral Mask. The Honey & Oat mask is amazing because it’s so multi-purpose. If you want to leave it on to use as a mask then its super nourishing on the skin and leaves it feeling silky soft. You can also use it as a scrub and the oats feel like a really natural way of helping clear the skin. This has been one of my favourite products since I started buying things from The Body Shop. My other favourite is the Warming Mineral Mask which says it all really. It absorbs all the crappy oils on the skin and warms when you rub it in. I love a self-heating product like this and this is one of their best products to date. I get why people raved about it before I tried it.

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Hopefully you’ve found this little post useful as a mid-week pick me up post. If I find any more gems like this, I will definitely share them with you in future.

Thanks for reading

Laura x

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Instanatural Dead Sea Mud Mask

Just before Christmas I received the biggest tub of face mask in the post. I have reviewed products from Instanatural before and this one did not disappoint. This product came in the form of the Dead Sea Mud Mask. I love a good face mask and like to use them at least once a week to refresh and care for my skin. I was really excited to start using this one and testing it out, so I have been trying it for 3 weeks now and feel ready to share my thoughts with you all.

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First thing to say about this product is the look of it when you open the tub. The best way to describe it is grey sludge. I kid you not folks it looks slimy and like it has solidified. If it wasn’t for the shine you wouldn’t even know it was soft to touch.When you touch it, it has a jelly like consistency and feel until you start applying it to your face. Once applied to the skin it is smooth to apply and easy to get a nice even layer.

The instructions say apply a thin layer which is exactly what I did. It then says leave to dry on the skin before rinsing off with warm water. It dries quite lightly on the skin and is actually barely visible to the eye. I quite liked this element of the face mask since normally you dry with cracked looking cement on your face. It definitely left my skin soft feeling however I would still say apply your normal moisturiser after using to keep the moisture locked in the skin. I wouldn’t say I have noticed a great difference to my skin however I think that down to a food intolerance more than bad skin in general.

I would say this is a fantastic product for those of you new to the world of face masks as it gives you a quick freshen up of the skin and if you don’t have problematic skin in general then this will probably give the quick fix you need. The tub is a huge size and would last ages so its value for money no doubt.

I hope you found this a useful little post.

Laura x

 

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