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We are back at it again with a face mask review! It feels like forever since I sat down and wrote about a face mask but here we are.
Today’s review is going to be on another Superdrug mask. This particular one is from their ‘Spaa Retreat’ range and is the ‘Purifying Sheet Mask’. I really love Superdrug and usually have a quick look through some skincare categories to see if there are any products kicking about that I haven’t seen or tried before. This mask is only £1.99 so I decided to give it a go since I love masks (specifically sheet masks).
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I can’t say this is the most exciting packaging that I’ve ever seen. I can see where they’re going with the spa feeling with having the rocks in the bottom right and the colour of the packaging is pretty neutral and calming but I can’t help but think that they could have picked a more exciting and eye catching design.
The product has the brand name ‘Spaa Retreat by Superdrug’ written at the top in rose gold writing followed by what the product is, its main ingredients, and whose skin type it is for.
The only thing that you can really see clearly out of the writing is the word ‘purifying’ since the background of the word is green. The colours of the rest of the text sort of blend into the background making it more challenging to read. I think black text would have possibly worked better since there is a little black circle in the corner with the word ‘new’ in it, that’s easy to read.
Overall, this isn’t the best packaging I’ve seen, but it’s all about the product inside.
The following passage is taken from the Superdrug product page:
‘In need of a quick beauty fix? Reawaken skin’s vitality with this Superdrug Purifying Five Minute Facial Sheet Mask; the ultimate at home express pampering treat. Soaked in a cooling and refreshing blend of Tea Tree and Spearmint essential oils, it will energise the skin and leave it clean, bright and fresh.’
I used this before bed like I always do, and chose to use it at a time when I had quite a few blemishes as I thought that the fact it contains tea tree might help with that.
The scent when I opened the packet wasn’t very pleasant and smelt kind of like medicine which did put me off a little but I continued.
The mask itself wasn’t very wet so it was difficult to get it to stick on my face and remain there. The holes for the eyes/mouth were also cut poorly.
Once applied it felt cold to begin with but this was verging on a burning sensation. Initially I thought it wasn’t too bad as it only had to be on for 5-10 minutes so I could handle it. I was aiming to keep it on for the full 10 minutes but honestly the stinging was so much that I took it off at 7 minutes. It was extremely difficult to relax with the mask on when my face felt like it was burning.
After I’d removed it there wasn’t much serum left to massage in like there usually is. The only way I can think to describe how my face felt was minty – like when you get some toothpaste on your skin, but worse. My cheeks looked quite red that night and my blemishes were stinging and irritated.
Overall, I’m not sure what it is in this mask that makes it sting so much, it might be the spearmint essential oils, but whatever it is I don’t like it. Face masks are supposed to be relaxing and this is anything but that. Whatever spa this mask is meant to emulate, I don’t want to go to. I think it’s safe to say that I would 100% not recommend this mask. I don’t have particularly sensitive skin and it stung a lot on me, so if you have sensitive skin I can’t begin to imagine what this would be like. It did nothing for my blemishes and just irritated my skin, I don’t see what skin type of skin concern this would be good for so I’d just avoid it! The only saving grace is that it’s only £1.99, but honestly I think even that price is too high. Superdrug have a tea tree peel off mask that is only 99p that is a million times better than this mask.
There are two reviews on this mask on the Superdrug website which I didn’t see when purchasing so if you’d like to read those, or if for some reason you’d like to try this product, then you can find the mask here.
This brings us to the end of this review on the Superdrug Spaa Retreat (or Spaa Retreat by Superdrug, whichever you would prefer) ‘Purifying Sheet Mask’, I hope you enjoyed reading this post more than I enjoyed actually using this mask! If you did enjoy then please leave a like, and comment below if you’ve tried this mask – did you have the same reaction and feeling as I did? Finally, please follow my blog if you aren’t already, I’m posting three times a week at the moment and am so painfully close to hitting my follower goal for the year but am rapidly running out of time!
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