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Fab Face Masks


All of a sudden I seem to have amassed quite a collection of face masks, face masks that promise to make a whole range of improvements for my skin. I thought I’d do mini reviews of each of the face masks in my arsenal just in case you’re looking for a new one to add to yours.


REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask - £30

This is my special occasion mask. This citrus scented lovely is perfect for sloughing away those dead skin cells and making your complexion bright and radiant. You’re face looks so nice and glowy after using this mask that it’s perfect for using before you go out, or if you’re going somewhere special. It’s also lovely to use before applying make-up as it leaves the face feeling matte. I did a full post on this here.


Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2 in 1 Wash and Mask £3.99

A staple in my collection for at least 5 years now, the Neutrogena 2 in 1 mask comes out whenever I’ve got a blemish (or 10). It’s amazing at clearing up spotty skin, the Kaolin draws out oils and dirt from the skin leaving it super clean. I normally layer this over the areas of my face that are spotty and leave it to dry – it has a cooling sensation that is great if you’ve got sore spots. I use it daily when I’m suffering and the spots clear up quite quickly. It’s definitely worth the £3.99 and I would not be without it now.


LUSH Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask - £5.95

Another spot-fighting mask, I only buy this one as a treat every now and then because of it’s short shelf-life – you only get 2 weeks out of these babies! This blueberry based mask is jam-packed with skin calming ingredients, it deep cleanses your skin whilst nourishing and soothing it too. I use it when my skin is being horrible to me and I need to get rid of some of the oil and bacteria lurking around those blemishes (eww!). It’s quite a messy mask, you need to sit still while you’ve got it on or you’ll have blueberries every where. It leaves my skin feeling soft, matte and any redness or irritation has been calmed down.


The Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask - £10.50

This is one of those self-heating masks that warms up once it’s been applied, I generally use it to really blitz my skin and to blow away the cobwebs every now and then. It’s got charcoal in purify the skin and cleanse deep down, it also helps to balance out the skin and combat any oiliness too. It leaves my skin feeling clean, smooth and any blemishes are less noticeable.


Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Renewal Mask - £4.99

This is the newest mask in my collection, it’s quite different to all of the other masks too. It’s a gel based mask that you can apply quite thickly to skin and leave it to soak right in over an hour or so. It’s not at all sticky and it feels really nice and moisturising when you apply it. It’s full of fruit extracts to brighten and even out the skin tone and it definitely does make my skin appear more bright and hydrated when I’ve washed it off.

Honourable Mention: Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief - £32

This is actually a moisturiser which is great for dehydrated skin, I love using it in the colder months when my face gets all dry. But you can also use it as a rehydrating face mask too, I like to layer this on really thickly at night time and then in the morning my face feels amazing – nice and balanced. I don’t have this product at the moment but when I muster up the courage to spend £32 on a moisturiser I definitely will be buying it again.

Do you use face masks often?

What’s your favourite face mask?

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  1. I love that neutrogena mask too :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  2. I love the Neutrogena two in one mask and wash.
    It was only a recent discovery, but I'm now on my second tube and I'm sure I'll be buying it for the long run.

    I often apply it to spots and leave it overnight, definitely helps the spot zapping process.

    Charlotte xo

  3. I adore Catastrophe Cosmetic, it's the only thing that calms down a breakout almost instantly. And it smells delicious!


  4. I really love Catastrophe Cosmetic too :)
    I also enjoy Caudalie's Moisturizing Cream Mask, REN's Glycolactic renewal mask, and Origins Clear Improvement mask :)

    1. Thanks for the suggestions, will check out the Caudalie and Origins ones! xx

  5. I really want to try out the Lush facemasks but I've heard so many people say it causes breakouts on the skin?



    1. The Cupcake mask broke me out but Catastrophe Cosmetic is fine for my skin, I've also used the Oatifix one and that was ok. I guess it's just trial and error! xx

  6. I love the REN mask, I use it every Sunday at the moment and then use the Origins Charcoal mask midweek - both have made such a difference to my skin! The Lush one sounds good, might pick up a little pot next time I'm in.

    Lynne x


    1. I really want to try out the Origins mask! xx

  7. I love Lush fresh face masks..never tried this one, though. I didn't particularly like BB seaweed - that had larger bits of seaweed in it and created a bit of a mess as it dried out - guess this is similar! Still, it sounds nice and I have moody, acne-prone skin..will definitely pick this up next time :)

  8. Great post! I think I am gonna try the Lush and neutrogena masks!


  9. You cant beat a good face mask. I always have a few on the go. The Sanctuary one sounds good. I need to blow the cobwebs away. My skin is a little dull atm.

    1. The Sanctuary one is lovely, it heats up too which is a bit of a weird sensation at first but I really like it now xx


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