One of the things I have always been a sucker for is facemasks. I love them and have scared many a housemate over the years who has arrived home to find me looking like Princess Fiona (and no, they don’t make me skinny so you know which version!) wandering around the place. I went through a phase of buying (and accumulating!) random facemasks from various sources but there are very few that I have bought again and again. One that I discovered in the Boots in Heathrow airport when going to Australia in April 2009 was The Fab Pore Intense Action Pore-Refining Facial Peel from the Soap & Glory range.
This is an amazing face mask. You have the option of leaving it on for just five minutes for a quick refresher or for 15 minutes for a deeper cleansing mask. I tend to opt for the longer time as I just love the effects! I think this is one of very few masks that people have commented on seeing a difference in my skin after. It has a lovely fresh feeling that makes you feel like your skin has really been renewed and revived. For me, it strikes the perfect balance of renewing my face without drying it out or leaving me bright red from scrubbing. The one major criticism I have with this mask however is that it cannot be described as a ‘peel’ despite having it as part of the title! It’s much more subtle than that.
This has been a staple in my (sporadic) beauty routine for well over three years at this stage and it’s something that I always come back to.
Do you have any face masks you keep coming back to? Do you prefer a quick mask or something you leave on for a bit longer?