Amyleigh. Winchester, England.
An archaeologist & RE specialist with an abundance of love for makeup, nature & architecture photography, comics, taxidermy & a good cuppa.
Current Fave Face Masks
Ah, face masks. You are my favourite indulgent beauty product and I'm forever searching for my soul mate amongst you. Face masks are products I tend to switch up frequently as different ones work in different ways and my skin often switches between what it needs to feel fresh and healthy. Lately I've been fighting a losing battle with my blemishes - my skin is never completely clear but lately its been particularly bad. So after my latest mask has ran out, I went on the hunt for bigger and better ones that could pack more of a blemish-defeating punch.
Super Facialist By Una Brennan Salicylic Acid Anti-Blemish Clay Mask - I'm a big fan of the Super Facialist by Una Brennan range but I had not tried this face mask before and I don't know why not because it is great. This is your typical heavy-duty clay mask which helps suck out impurities in the skin which cause blemishes and helps purify your clogged pores. This is a great one if you need to help bring spots and general badness to the surface of your skin, so I'd recommend using it regularly a couple of weeks before big events etc. As its heavy duty, your skin will feel quite tight after removing it so its best to lock in some goodness with a good moisturiser or serum/face oil. My one gripe with this product? The smell. This is the sort of mask that even hours after you've washed it away, you can smell it on your skin and I won't lie, the first couple of times I used it the smell actually gave me a headache. Not cool. But due to the salicylic acid fighting this mask provides, I guess I've come to terms with the hideous scent. For the £9.99 price tag, you get 125ml of product which lasts a a pretty long time - I've had my tube for a good couple of months and I've used maybe half and that's from weekly use.
Soap & Glory's No Clogs Allowed Super Self-Heating Detox Mask - Now this mask was a complete wildcard for me. After reading a couple of good reviews for this product, I thought I'd give it a shot, thinking I wouldn't be a mega fan but oh, how wrong I was. This mask is advertised as a deep pore detox mask and is the most pleasant mask I've ever used. Using an olive/grape sized amount, you smooth it over your skin then add some water to it. The water will change the colour of the formula to a blue hue making the product easier to spread over your whole face. Once you have the mask uniformly blue all over, you leave it to work its magic for 10 minutes before rinsing off. This mask is so great. As soon as you add the water into the mix, the mask self heats and feels like its really working. Whilst it gently heats up, sit with a good book or catch up on some blog posts and before you know it, it'll be time to rinse it off. This mask doesn't dry up to inform you its time to wash it off, but I kind of like that about it. It doesn't dry out the skin, it doesn't leave your face feeling tight and unpleasant, but it certainly works wonders on oily zones and blemishes. This mask is my favourite for helping blemishes which are healing have that extra push to disappear and it can leave skin feeling beautifully soft the next day. This is a definite repurchase for me now for as long as Soap & Glory create it - thanks for making an absolute winner, guys!