Happy face mask Friday everyone. It’s a cold wintery sort of autumn day and cosy, snuggling nights in, on the sofa with a good face mask is my favourite thing to do. Every Friday I try and review a different mask for you all. Kind of a way of you doing more research into the mask before you buy and work out if its worth your money or not.
My skin type is normal to dry and as the colder days are becoming more apparent, my skin is becoming drier which sucks really but makes you want to do more to help it. This week’s mask is iN.gredients Pumpkin Latte Cream mask and its all about cleansing, nourishing and refining your skin. Its aim is to cleanse and soothe your skin.
I have never tried pumpkin kinds of beauty and skincare before, though I have seen a few reviews and it seems to work wonders. So I was excited to try this mask. Of course I read the instructions because some brands and masks do change it up a bit than your regular 10-20 minute masks. This mask is a 15-20 minute mask.
Love how the packaging is orange and a rusty orange at that. Its circular edges make it pumpkin looking, though iN.gredients masks I have tried before have been this shape too. Autumnal colours are my favourite and the packaging is super clear and simple. The colour is bold but dull and autumnal like the mask’s name, little orange whip of cream in the centre and a latte and pumpkin in the corner. Whiting writing stands out against this because of the rusty colouring making the orange a dull bold.
The instructions tell you to start with a slightly wet face, as I had just got out the shower my face was clean and dry. So I just applied a little water to my face as instructed. Normally the masks I use, ask to start with a clean, dry face.
When I opened the packet, the smell of the dentist appeared strong. Not that I know what pumpkin latte smells like but to me this smelt more of the dentist and clean sort of smell. The mask was quite thick in constancy and a beige looking colour.
As I was applying this to my face, though it was thick, it applied ok. The mask spread out well and a little did go across a far amount of skin. Normally masks seem cold when you first apply but this didn’t. It didn’t take long for me to cover my face and I even managed to leave my mouth and eyebrows without even a dot of mask.
Its a leave for 15-20 minutes mask. That’s what is good about masks you can wear them whilst doing so much more and double task getting more done. So I left and started to read my book whilst it set. Really you can do so many things, so you can’t overly say you have no time for skincare. Cook, clean, read, watch tv, meditate, catch up with someone, have a pamper party, anything. In fact doing something to fill the time, makes the time go faster.
Throughout application and for at least 5 minutes of the time to leave it, my face stung. Luckily it went off after a while but I was thinking I was going to have to remove the mask straight off and say no thank you.
Taking this mask off took a lot of effort. The mask was super dry by the time I took it off and took some to scrub off with warm water and a flannel. Maybe the 20 minutes were too long for me and my skin type.
Anyway my face was red for a while, which was probably from the removal of the mask. But my face felt smooth and clear. Even the day after now my face feels smooth and is on the edge of my t-zone becoming on the dry side. The weather is colder so that is expected but the day after, well the evening after my face I feel is ready for some attention. My face does feel cleansed and in better condition but its not in the best condition.
For this mask I would say its not the best personally. Its £3 to buy so pretty reasonable. The scent to me puts me off because really why would you want to have the smell of the dentist on your face, especially if you’re not at the dentist. I mean it works but its not work amazingly for me.
Personally I wouldn’t buy this again, but it did soothe my skin and cleanse my skin. I just expect a mask to work and be good for more than a day.
What’s your go to mask at the minute? Would you recommend it to me?