Hello there beautiful people, I have been MIA for quite some time, but I’m officially back now that exams are done – can I get a WHOOP WHOOP?! For today’s post I thought I would give you my review on three different face masks that I have been trying out, namely the Young Solutions Triple Take 3 in 1 Cleanser, Scrub and Mask, the Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2 – in – 1 Face Wash & Mask and the Himalaya Herbals Almond and Cucumber Peel – off Mask.
Young Solutions Triple Take 3 – in – 1 Cleanser, Scrub, Mask
This mask contains purifying charcoal and can cleanse the skin in three ways. It can be used as a daily wash to clear away dirt, as a scrub to remove excess oils and as a mask to deep clean pores. Charcoal is said to draw out bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. I usually use this as a mask and have never tried to use it as a cleanser or scrub, mostly because of the consistency which is a bit runny, which I don’t think will work out well as a cleanser or scrub. I do however love this as a mask, because it’s affordable (N$ 73.95 at clicks), it makes my skin feel great and it does what it says it’s supposed to do, which is definitely the most important elements I look for in products. It definitely makes my skin feel refreshed, clean and soft and I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good, affordable charcoal mask. It does also say to leave it on for 10 minutes, but I usually leave it on until it dries before washing it off. Also, can we just take a minute to appreciate the packaging, I love red and black combos and this packaging is absolutely beautiful!
Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2 – in – 1 Face Wash & Mask
This next mask can be used as a face wash to help reduce spots and as a mask to unclog pores and purify deep down. It is said to remove impurities and clear spots giving you skin that looks twice as clear. I also just use this as a mask and have actually tried using this one as a face wash, but did not really enjoy using it as a face wash, simply because it does have a thick consistency, which I am not a fan of for a face wash, but I absolutely love this as a mask. It does also have a very pleasant fragrance, which is definitely an added bonus. On applying this, you will feel a tingly sensation (which I feel is always a good thing, because I just feel like it is busy working its magic) and the instructions say to leave it on for 5 mins, but as I previously mentioned, I usually leave on masks until they are completely dry and this one dries down to a matte finish. This product makes my skin feel soft, super refreshed and clean and therefore I highly recommend this product. You can find it at Clicks for N$ 116.
Himalaya Herbals Almond and Cucumber Peel – off Mask
I feel like all the products I usually review or talk about are always products I like, but I have actually found a product I’m not a huge fan of. The mask is said to unclog pores, peel away blemishes and should leave you with healthy, firm and glowing skin. The almond in the product is said to nourish, soothe and soften the skin. The Cucumber tones your facial skin and provides a cooling effect, while the Pineapple removes impurities and dead cells and firms up the skin. The Indian Gooseberry is also said to have cleansing and antioxidant properties. I do feel that the mask does everything it says it’s supposed to do, as my skin does feel good after using it. The problem does however come in with the consistency of the product, which when it dries feels like a thin layer of glue on your face. This definitely took me back to my younger days when we would apply glue to our hands and peel it off. This felt exactly like that only worse. It is super hard to get off, as you firstly struggle to find a place to start peeling from and the peeling process itself is just horrible, as it does not go off with a few peels, you literally have to scratch this off your face. Even though it does leave your skin feeling good, I do not want to stress about the removal process of a mask and therefore would not recommend using this product.
But that is it for this post; it feels good to be back again. I really hope you liked this post!
Until next time!