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Trying it Out: Sanctuary Deep Cleanse Facial - 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask

Hello super long title.

I bought this the other day with my £5 off voucher from Boots, really loving Sanctuary skincare at the momento, as I was looking for a new mask to try. I normally use the Neutragena 2 in 1 jobby and that's fine but doesn't offer magical warming properties like this one, it's also not in a sleek grey slightly sparkly tube that looks pretty. Shallow.

Anyhoo, on to the productio this is what Boots/Sanctuary have to say about it:

The warmth of this self-heating mask helps to open up the pores so the charcoal and kaolin clay can help draw out the impurities from deep within the skin. As well as purifying, the mask also rebalances the skin's oil levels to clarify, cleanse and leave skin with a silky touch, essential oil of myrrh helps soothe and calm.

And this is how we use it:
Cleanse skin thoroughly to remove make-up and leave skin damp. Twice-weekly, massage a thin layer of the mask over the face and neck. Allow to warm and cool naturally while you relax for 5 minutes. Rinse off with warm water or using a cloth. For best results use pore-refining toner followed by 
Sanctuary moisturiser.

So I'm going to go and whack it on and see how it goes and then let you know if it's a goer or not. yes. yep.


- It has a thick consistency which is quite hard to squeeze out of the tube and spread over your face, so you      end up using quite a lot of product.
- It smells a bit earthy and not that nice really, but it's bearable.
- The warming effect only lasts about a minute.
- It doesn't set or anything so is quite comfortable to have on your face for 5 minutes.

What I thought:

- It was really easy to remove, I just used a muslin cloth and warm water.
- My skin feels a bit smoother and softer but nothing life changingly different.
-Skin does appear mattified 
-Overall I'm not really sure if it was worth it, I'll continue to use it twice a week and let you know if anything magical happens!

Have you tried this?


  1. triedandtested8 May 2011 at 17:20

    I did a post on this last year when I was sent a free sample of it. I absolutely love it, it felt amazing on when it was hot on your face.


  2. Haven't tried this one though I have used a warming mask before which I found quite nice but not life changing. I recommend the Lush fresh face masks :) x

  3. Vintage Makeup8 May 2011 at 19:24

    It doesn't seem worth the money so far, but we'll have to see the results in the future. :)

  4. hmm this sounds good, maybe i will try this! i really like boots products! :)



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