With winter finally well and truly upon us, its time to step up our skin routine - SWAT team style. These colder winter days mean that we often see little sunshine, our faces dry out and the extreme change in weather causes extreme changes to our skin, which is far from a good thing. This chilly weather plays a little practical joke on my brain; telling it to produce a heck of a lot more oil. And the result? Spot-galore!
Superdrug are one of my go to 'cheap' own-brands for that extra skin pick-me-up. I previously reviewed another facemask from this range here and as I was so impressed by the results I became the typical blogger and spent even more money on products. As happy as I was, my purse didn't quite see eye to eye with my so called necessary purchases. Hmph.
I've been using this facemask for the past 3 weeks or so and so far I have little negatives to say. I've made it blindingly obvious how I absolutely adore Witch Hazel - it just seems to scare spots right off my face. Witch Hazel has been scientifically proven to help break down excess oils and fight the bacteria that cause spots, making it the perfect targeted treatment for when a blemish makes an appearance.
Although you are advised to leave this face mask on for 10-15 minutes, I tend to leave it on for a good half an hour to let it properly de-tox and get rid of all of those nasties under my skin. The tube packaging is efficient as there is none of this sticky sachet malarky, also meaning that little product is wasted - a big bonus in my eyes!
This face mask has a lovely consistency on top of it all. Some face masks are incredibly runny, which feel reminiscent of a watery yoghurt (petit folois I'm thinking of you). But this face mask is not too thick or sludgy, rather lightweight yet creamy and easily spreadable around the face.
Funnily enough, this face mask smells very aloe-vera-y and witch-hazel-y, which, although apparent in the tube, does not linger on your skin for too long after applying. Nonetheless, upon application of this face mask, your skin feels instantly soothed by these two key ingredients. The face mask dries like any other; it gradually hardens causing an attempt at any facial expression rather funny.
The face mask is removed easily enough; I used a hot face flannel to wash the it off as using make up wipes or splashing your face with warm water is far from effective. I am pleased to say that my spots did look less red, those devil-ish under the skin spots were a lot less sore and my pores even looked smaller. Result!
For £2.59, this is one of those little gems that isn't highly priced, or fancy like some of the other products out there, but nonetheless brilliant; living up to its claims and more.