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Monday, 5 December 2011

Best face mask for HYDRATING

The Body Shop - Aloe Protective Restoring Mask

Good evening all! Hope you’ve had a marvellous start to the week! It’s snowing here in Belfast so I’ve spent the evening in my jammies, drinking tea and pampering myself. It’s been awesome! And it’s got me thinking about my favourite face masks. That could be cos I’m currently using my scrummy Aloe one from The Body Shop

My sister got me this for my birthday which was at the end of October; I’ve used it about 5 times since then and couldn’t be more impressed. Unless I opened the lid and this weeks lottery numbers were carved into the cream. That’d kick ass. Hmm. Now that I think about it I really could be more impressed. As it stands I still like this a lot though
It’s the perfect mask for this time of year cos it’s helped keep those icky dry patches at bay (my skin is an extreme version of combination – my t-zone can look like I’ve washed in baby oil but I’ll still get dry patches on my cheeks. Grr!)

The cream itself is really rich and thick. I’ll pile it on in a thick layer, leave it for 20 mins and then wash it off and my skin feels soft and moisturised for days afterwards. Although the instructions actually say you should just rub the excess into the skin after leaving it for 20 minutes but I’m annoyingly contrary and prefer to do it my way

Another way to get the benefits of this without the whole applying-then-waiting-for-20-minutes kerfuffle is to use this as your night cream for a couple of days… My skin always looks and feels really soft and moisturised the day after

Summary :

Cost - £12
Size – 100mls
How long does it need to be left on – 20 minutes
Best for what skin type? – All! This is one of the most gentle creams I’ve ever used (and I’ve tried a lot) so even the most sensitive skins shouldn’t have any bother with it
Other plus points? – A little goes a long way with this cream so it’s great value for money

4 comments:

Pennyblossoms said...

Why do cheeks always stay so stubbornly dry?
I thought of you this evening...caught the tail end of Laura Geller's TSV on QVC. Did you treat yourself to anything? I would've tried it after your review but they'd sold out of the 2 palest shades. Boo! But at least it meant I saved 30-odd quid!! Hurrah!
Z xx

Anna Elizabeth said...

I'm a big fan of this mask too!

Pretty Wonderful said...

oooh this sounds fab! xx

All Made Up said...

Pennyblossoms my cheeks are just determined to make sure I can’t get away with only using one face moisturiser. Honestly they must think I’m made of money! Lol, I only intended to watch the Laura Geller show but accidentally bought 2 TSVs (one for me and one for my sis) and a couple of eye liners. I never understood why they don’t just get more stock of the paler shades cos they always seem to sell out straight away! :)

Anna I’ve only recently started using masks from the body shop – didn’t expect them to be half as good as they are ♥

Pretty Wonderful I totally can’t rate it highly enough! In fact I bought a second one from the body shop site the other day when they had 50% off everything. Well it’d be crime not to, eh?