Estée Lauder PowerFoil Mask

I’m a skincare enthusiast, as most of you may already know. And I (usually) have no problem splashing out on new skincare products, which is why I thought I’d try out the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask. That’s a mouthful. I bought this a while back, but at £16 for only one face mask I couldn’t bring myself to use it… I wanted to wait until the ‘right moment’. Silly, I know.

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So when it eventually came to that ‘right moment’ (you know, super cosy and relaxed on a Sunday night) I decided to make a note of my thoughts to share with you guys.

I did kind of expect it to feel like putting tinfoil on my face, and in some ways I wasn’t wrong. It is actually foil, I’m still not sure what it is supposed to do for your skin, so if anyone knows please do let me know. The mask is basically a double dose of Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Serum, which I have used and love, I mentioned that here.

My skin beforehand was the same as usual (normal-dry), but I did have quite a few breakouts. I had high hopes that these would magically disappear after using this (spoiler, they didn’t!). The mask sticks on well, and feels oh so cooling. But after five minutes I was completely done with it on my face, it feels very uncomfortable. Still, I stuck on in there and kept it on for the recommended ten minutes.

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After peeling it off there was A LOT of excess product which I massaged in, and when I picked up the sachet to bin it, that still had quite a bit of the serum left in it too. So instead of binning it, I rolled the sachet up and saved it to use over the next couple of days. It was £16 after all! My skin felt super super super hydrated afterwards, so much so that I skipped out on my night cream, however I expected to see better results by the morning. Unfortunately, I didn’t. My skin was the same as ever! I feel as if the whole mask idea is a bit pointless, as it is basically just an intensive serum. The thought of people actually forking out on one of theseéé to use once a week (thats what they recommend) is just crazy! Is it worth it? No, not really. Will I repurchase, even as a treat? Hmmm, still no.

Have you tried this mask before? Do you feel the same as me? Let me know of any cheaper but similar alternatives!

Georgia x

 

L’Oreal Pure Clay Review

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I’m sure everyone has seen these face masks by now, they have created a bit of a buzz, and I can absolutely see why. There are three masks in the ‘Pure Clay’ range which all contain a blend of three clays, along with a unique ingredient. The range includes a Detox Mask which claims to detoxify and clarify your skin, a Purity Mask which claims to purify and mattify your skin and a Glow Mask which claims to brighten and exfoliate your skin.

I personally only picked up the Detox and Glow Mask. As the Purity Mask is made to mattify your face, and as someone with dry skin, it didn’t sound like it was for me. I have been using the two that I picked up for quite a while now, so I can give all of my honest thoughts, and I will admit that I have used the Detox Mask a whole lot more. Does this mean it’s my favourite out of the two? hmm…

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This mask is a game changer for me. Honestly, the first time I used it I felt like i’d just been given a face lift (obviously I’m not actually aware of what that feels like haha). Whilst it is drying it makes your face very tight, very fast. So just be aware of that! The actual results of the mask are amazing, I noticed the most difference in the pores around my nose, it completely cleared them, and made my whole face feel so smooth. I won’t lie to you I was dubious of this product, I don’t tend to reach for drugstore skincare as my skin is extremely sensitive, and I assumed I would wake up the next day after using this with a face full of break outs. I was wrong, hurray! It did’t upset my skin at all, and my skin only seems to get better after every use.

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My thoughts of the Glow Mask differ a little from the Detox Mask. The mask does make my skin feel soft, but I much prefer the results of the Detox Mask. I also didn’t notice much difference in my skin being any more “glowy”. The consistency of the mask is like those of a scrub, which means when applying it my natural instincts kicked in and I wanted to start scrubbing away. This does mean that when rinsing away the mask, you can move the product around in circular motions to get the most out of the exfoliation. For me this is the only bonus. I’m not necessarily saying that this is a bad face mask, but I definitely favour the Detox Mask more in that the Detox Mask does what it claims to do, and more! The Glow Mask for me just didn’t give me the wow factor and I doubt I will be repurchasing.

They retail at £7.99, however you can currently get them from Boots for £5. The glass jars are a nice touch, and give a luxury feel. And the smell of the masks is pretty pleasant. One thing I will mention is that they can get quite messy when washing them off, black sink alert!

 

Have you tried any of the masks from the range? Do we have similar thoughts?

Georgia x