This is a great mask. It says it is for oily skin, but I have very dry skin and found this product is very good to use once a week. The price is very good for the quality of the product, and as I have said before "YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR".
This product comes in a tub which is great for getting every little bit of the product. I like products that come in tubs, while I see review after review of people saying they don't like tubs because they are not hygienic. Listen up people, you should be the only person to use your products, and you should also have clean hands when using your facial products. If you are serious about skin care you would know this. Im also an RN, so I have read many infection control articles related to products that come in tubs.
The mask is grainy but spreads easily over your face, especially if you add a bit of water to the mixure. The mask starts to feel a little tingly when the ingredients become activated on your face. This only lasts a few minutes, and if it lasts longer, or is very intense, you should wash it off and use a gentle toner. I leave the mask on for 10 minutes until it is dry and feels tight on my face.
It washes off very easily and I can visibly see my pores smaller. My face feels so smooth and tight after, it is great.
Some people have said that their face is very red and that their skin is stinging even after the mask is removed. Some tips for this include 1. this product has exfoliating granules in it, you do not have to scrub very hard, just use light circular motions to spread. 2. You need to use a gentle toner after removal, preferrably with aloe. The aloe will calm the skin down and decrease redness. Also, the toner will remove any of the mask that may have been missed with rinsing. Product residual is usually the main reason that peoples face continues to burn after use because the ingredients are still activated.
I am very happy with this product, it leaves my skin smooth and radiant. It also lasts a long time. Hope this helps!
I use a lot of different face masks. This is by far one of my favorite ones to go back to especially in the summer. The kaolin clay-based ingredient and exfoliating beads helps draw up my white heads a little and it seems to really deeply cleans other impurities. It gives a refreshing slight sting sensation during use and after my skin feels very soft. The added alcohols in the ingredient list may make this mask a bit drying or irritating on some, but can be adjusted to be more appropriate for all skin types. For dryer/more sensitive skin just apply on T-Zone or use mainly during hotter seasons when skin is more oily.
I have the ultimate combination (bad...) skin, very sensitive, very oily T zone, large pores around the nose area, prone to breakouts.
I seldom use this mask as I find it somewhat drying and a little bit irritating if I use it too often. I'm not too fond of the scent either.....
You'd think this has the makings of a bad review, HOWEVER I actually like this mask for occasional use (once every 10-14 days). I use it only on the T zone and find it very cleansing, a small miracle for my large pores and oily T. I leave it on for about 8 mins, as opposed to the recommended 10-15 mins, and it seems to do the trick.
It's a great alternative to a regular exfoliating regiment, something I cannot do as just about every exfoliating product I've tried turned my skin into a red, irritated mess.
Have been using this for about 10 years off and on - it does the job. I only use in summer when my skin is particularly oily as it can be a bit intense if my skin is feeling in any way fragile. The scrubby bits are too big to really be effective I wish it had a finer texture (similar to St Ives scrub) I only use once a week and make sure I follow up with night cream. Its good for the price.
the price is okay, though i wont say its very cheap. i didn't like this initially, hence i didn't write a review. however, after reading many raves on cozycot and flowerpod, i decided to try this again.
it works wonder - after washing this mask off, its so much easier to extract my blackheads!!! the mask brings my blackheads to the surface, i don't have to apply strength to remove them. my skin looks cleaner after this too.
waiting for sales to purchase this again =)
I bought this product because I wanted a mask/exfoliator and saw it reviewed on MUA. It is what it is. It does a great job as an exfoliation tool due to its grainyness and leaves my skin smooth, soft and tames any redness that I have. I didnt have high expectations and didnt expect more than the results I received; but for $15 i knew it would last me for 12 months (vs. buying lush masks for $5 each and it only lasts 2.5 weeks). Its highly recommended that you use a spatula if you want hygenic use. I'll use it all up but I dont think I'd repurchase..on the look out for a better mask!
This mask is alright overall. I find that it doesn't do much more than exfoliate, and it smells like baby wipes, which I don't find very appealing. Its thick enough to stay on your face for sure, however, it doesn't harden into a clay either, yet I think this is due to the granules found it in, giving it that exfoliating quality. Before I wash it off, I like to add some water and exfoliate in a circular motion, just to get the most out of it. I've tried better masks, I wouldn't buy again, but I won't throw it until I've finished it. Not terrible, not exceptional, something I expected from a generic drugstore brand. However, I had higher expectations from the Body Shop.
Bought this when my friend said that this purifies and had a promotion. I've used this product once so far. Here's what I think:
Pro: I really like the grainy-ness of it, as it can be used as a gentle exfoliator when washing away the mask. It left my skin feeling smooth and soft.
Con: Would be better if it was not in a tub (very unhygienic). Also, it did not completely purify. I still can't seem to get rid of my stubborn blackheads -_-"
Smell: Smells like sweet corn. Very yummy.
Texture: Really grainy, but creamy.
Conclusion: I will continue to use and review. Will only reconsider buying again if I see progress with this product, but only when there is a promotion/sale with it (must be 50% off or more).
Large granules in this mask. has a nice scent. mask is easy to apply, and doesnt dry. works well as an exfoilator, but pores are not cleaned out well. repeated usage doesnt improve the results. The mask can dry out your skin, so be careful not to use it daily.
I don't find it deep cleanse my skin. I use it as a scrub. Works okay but I really hate the scent. It smells too chemical