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Today we’re going to be discussing a brand that I still think is new, but in reality has been around for a while now (I’m living in the past, okay). The brand is called ‘B.’, and sells a variety of products including makeup and skincare, exclusively at Superdrug. B. are vegan and cruelty free and have the tagline ‘B. is for Beautiful’.
As you can see from the title, today I’ll be reviewing the face masks that they have in their range.
These face masks retail for £2.99 each for a one-use 10ml mask, or £6.99 for a 50ml multi-use pot. I bought the following:
B. Glowing Clay Mask (10ml) – £2.99
B. Hydrating Leave On Mask (10ml) – £2.99
B. Detox Clay Mask (10ml) – £2.99
B. Purified Clay Mask (10ml) – £2.99
I decided to only purchase the single use versions of this mask, so I could test them without having loads of product if I didn’t like it. Currently (as of 16/08/18) most of the B. skincare range is on sale, so these 10ml masks are £1.45, and the larger versions are £3.45. Therefore, if you’re thinking about trying these, now is the time!
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As you can see from the photo above, each of the individual masks comes in a small plastic pod which is surrounded by cardboard.
This type of packaging is pretty unique. I’ve only ever seen face masks in pods from Nugg Beauty (review here) so this is only the second time that I’ve seen this type of packaging.
Whilst I do like it, the cardboard is quite difficult to remove from the plastic pod so it’s a little bit of a fight to get to the product. Additionally, they’re quite difficult to store as they aren’t flat. I do think they would be easier to store if you removed all of the cardboard and just had the pod, as they do take up quite a lot of space in their current state.
However, I do like how minimalistic the design on the packaging is, and how you can tell what mask it is by the colour of it, meaning you don’t have to read each product to work out what it is.
Overall, I do like the packaging but I wish it was a little more practical, I don’t think the cardboard and pod is necessary.
B. Glowing Clay Mask
The description for this product on the Superdrug website is:
‘Use B. Glowing Clay Face Mask to polish skin to perfection. It will immediately refine the skin and leave it with a radiant glow.’
Despite this being a clay mask there was far too much product in the pot so I ended up putting it on my neck as well, which I don’t usually do.
It does have quite a strong scent, but it’s pleasant. I have a facial spray from B. (which I may or may not review soon), and this mask smells exactly like it. However, I wouldn’t say that I would be particularly good for anyone who is very sensitive to scents. I do find that certain scents I react badly to, but this I found to be okay.
The product, as it looks on the outside, is pink. As it is a clay mask, it does dry down to a white colour. When I removed the mask I found that the mask contained granules which exfoliated my skin as I was removing it.
The only thing to note is that the reviews on the Superdrug website are pretty negative in regards to this specific mask. Every review stated that the mask burned when they applied it. Personally, I didn’t experience this at all, but if you have sensitive skin then it might be worth avoiding this mask just in case.
If you would like to try this mask then you can grab it from the Superdrug website here.
B. Hydrating Leave On Mask
This product’s description from Superdrug’s website is as follows:
‘Use B. Hydrated Leave On Mask to instantly boost skin’s hydration. It will leave skin fully replenished, looking less dry and feeling more comfortable.’
Unlike the other masks, this one is not a clay mask and is more like a thick cream or serum. It also looks like a cream. Unlike the first one this one didn’t have a scent that I noted, at all.
When applied it felt slightly cooling but not much, and certainly not to an uncomfortable degree. Removing it was extremely easy considering that it had a cream-like texture, and didn’t dry down. Personally, I think there was too much of this product to ‘massage the excess in’ after 10-15 minutes, and I did have to remove a lot of it.
Although it contains hyaluronic acid (my favourite), I didn’t find that it made a huge difference to my skin in terms of hydration, perhaps because I already use a lot of products containing hyaluronic acid.
If this mask sounds like something that you’d like then you can get one from Superdrug here.
B. Detox Clay Mask
The description for this detox mask from the Superdrug website is:
‘Use B. Detoxed Clay Face Mask to liven up dull, fatigued skin. It absorbs accumulated dirt and debris and helps to minimise the appearance of blemishes and pore size within four weeks.’
As this one is also a clay mask, the consistency was quite thick which made it easy to spread evenly over the skin. Like with the first one, there was a lot of product in the pot, so I ended up taking it down my neck as well.
The mask smells pretty fresh and nice, but I’m not sure exactly what it smells like. Again, similar to the first pink one, it is cooling on the skin.
Washing it off was pretty traumatising as I didn’t have my usual wash cloth so decided to try to wash it off with my hands and a loofah. It was an absolute nightmare. The mask did not want to budge and it took forever. One of my earrings got pulled out in the battle, my baby hairs were drowned, it was carnage.
After I’d finally removed everything, my skin felt tight (because I have dry skin), but was extremely soft and had absolutely no texture.
If this mask sounds like your cup of tea then you can grab it online from Superdrug’s website.
B. Purified Clay Mask
The description for the final B. mask on Superdrug’s website is as follows:
‘Use B. Purified Clay Face Mask for a deep purifying cleanse. It will effectively draw out dirt and impurities and give instant refreshment.’
The final mask I’m going to be talking about in this post is the ‘B. Purified Clay Mask’. This mask also smelt pretty nice but the scent was very strong, and unlike other masks it didn’t fade. I had a headache and the scent really didn’t help so I wouldn’t recommend this for someone who is sensitive to scents.
My favourite part of this mask is the fact that it’s super green. Honestly if you’re looking for a cheap Shrek cosplay then look no further.
Again, as with all of the clay masks, you get loads of product. I ended up putting it on too thick and it didn’t ever fully dry. Literally 35 minutes later (it’s supposed to be 10-15 mins) there were still patches that weren’t dry.
I found this one was also quite difficult to wash off, despite using a facial cloth, but I think this was due to the application being too thick.
Afterwards my skin felt extremely soft and texture-free. My pores looked reduced and the mask definitely drew out any impurities that I had and improved the appearance of my blemishes.
If you would like to give this mask a try then you can do so through the Superdrug website here.
I really like these masks and I do think that they’re well priced. I think the packaging is cute and I like that you can purchase these one use ones, or the larger tubs as these give you a chance to try the masks without committing to buying the large version.
The only issue that I have with these is that you get too much product. Yes, I know, who would complain that you get too much product?! I think the clay masks contain enough product to cover your face twice. However, the packaging doesn’t reseal so there isn’t a way to keep the product fresh in order to get two uses out of it. If you were able to find a way to use this product twice then it would make it even more affordable, and would eliminate some of the issues with there being too much product for one application.
For £2.99 I think these are pretty well priced, but not the most affordable masks I’ve tried. However, for their current sale price of £1.45 I think they’re 110% worth purchasing and trying out. I’m extremely tempted to buy the bigger pot of either the ‘Detox’ or the ‘Purified’ one (but I have way too many face masks for my one face).
If you would like to try any of these masks then you can check them out on the Superdrug website here.
So this brings us to the end of this review, I hope that you enjoyed reading it!
To spice things up a little I thought I’d apologise for my absence at the end of the post instead of the beginning. I didn’t post at all last week and, as much as I’d like to tell myself that I’ll still be posting twice a week, I think my blogging will be slowing down a bit. I will aim to post at least once a week, hopefully it will be twice a week, but honestly it’s exceptionally challenging at the moment. My boyfriend is undergoing chemotherapy so we’re going to be back and forth from hospital for the next few months. When we’re home I’m so tired it’s hard to find the motivation to blog. On top of this, I had my nan’s funeral earlier in the week. I know most people don’t really care that much when bloggers take short breaks but since you are all following me (if you’re not then hi, please follow) then I like to keep you updated with what’s going on in my life and why you may not be getting as many notifications.
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