It is face mask Friday and I am back here reviewing another face mask. Skincare is so important to me and believe it should be for everyone. My skin has always been in pretty good condition, it has only took until I turned 30 in April for me to get a spot. Every week I review these masks for you all, not only to give my honest, own opinion but to help keep my skin in tip top condition. Most masks I try are for my skin type, normal to dry, but others take my fancy and end up in the basket as well.
Tonight’s mask is by the well known brand Burt’s Bees. I have used Burt’s Bees a handful of times and I would say personally, I see them as a brand for lip products. We all need a little exfoliation, every now and again, so I picked out this one. Their exfoliating clay mask helps to remove oil and eliminates impurities, while instantly magnifying skin. This is a 99% natural formula, with the super fruit Kakadu Plum, rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. To help refine pores for a smoother, healthy looking complexion. The exfoliating clay mask unclogs pores and removes impurities from within the pores for a more refined skin texture. Helps to relax, refine and smooth your skin before bed.
Looking at the packaging, you would instantly think Burt’s Bees without probably looking at it. Just because it look like all the other products on their range. The dark yellows and orange with the white background. There is a small box lifted off the back piece of card. Being the tube is only 16.1g it is tiny compared to the cardboard packaging. Burt’s Bees are straight to the point, the branding, name of product and the product. All you need if you have a good name to your brand.
The tube itself is tiny, which I guess is why the directions and all the have too information is on the card piece. It is actually quite cute in size and at first I thought this was a one off use. As long as you know what you have and what needs to be done with it you are good to get going.
Let’s get on to the mask. First of all I love clay masks and always have. Secondly I started picking at a spot on my forehead the day I tried this and maybe I shouldn’t of. I always recommend you read the directions and especially how to start and the timings to wear. Because some masks love to throw you off. Or are completely random!
The tiny tube was perfect to draw a few lines out on my cheeks, forehead and chin. I was surprised that the amount I needed was so little. Two lines on each cheek, a small line across forehead, a dot on chin and upper lip area, and I was good to go. Personally I use my fingers, but you can use a brush if you prefer.
This is so easy to spread and I was so surprised with the amount I used and what I have left. I reckon I have at least 2 more masks in this tube. The texture is gritty but that would be the exfoliator. It has a scent to it, but more of a cucumber scent to a plum scent. Being it has plum extract in it, the colouring is a grey/green so not showing a purply plum colour.
Within a minute or two my face was covered and I was off to chill for a while. This is 10 – 15 minute leave on. What can you do in 15 minutes? For me I just watched a video but you can do a lot in 15 minutes, if you put your mind to it. Cook the dinner or start it at least, hoover, read a chapter of a book. Anything!
Time passes quickly really, then it’s time to wash it off. I was surprised that it dried with a white splodge on my picked spot. Where as the rest was a dark olive green. The thing I love about masks like this, is that they set and you can’t smile without cracking it.
I reread the directions at this point because it looked from the top as if it would peel off a little. But it asks your to rub your fingers with water and your impurities, to exfoliate them really. So that is what I did. Then I splashed water onto my face and rubbed in to remove the mask. It took some time actually to come off, which surprised me.
For the final patches I ended up wetting a flannel and rubbing it off. Last weeks mask left me feeling oily and really did transform my skin to another level. So I really needed something to remove the oil and clean my face.
Ok, so this is an ok price of £6.99, which I would say is cheap for a clay mask. For the look of it to the price you would say £7 for that? Well I would of thought that too, just looking at it. But now I have used it, I am going to get at least 2 more masks out of this. So it is really affordable. An exfoliator and mask in one. Perfect.
I would recommend this to anyone actually. Though it says it’s suitable for oily and acne prone skin. We all need a little exfoliator here and there. Based on exfoliator masks, though they are all gritty, this wasn’t over the top. Sort of like I was rubbing salt over my face. Rather others that feel like rocky sand or soil.
My skin feels soft and smooth, no more oil and back to its normal self. Though my spot is still there, I really think it is like this because I picked it. If I had left it and just used this, then maybe it would of improved more.
This is a definite YES from me. I recommend this to anyone and everyone.