Face masks belong it the category of beauty products that I absolutely love, but actually use much too infrequently. For some reason I find most face masks to be such a faff. Either they’re too tricky to apply, impossible to wash off, or just don’t have enough of an effect to justify the effort. (Not to mention that most of them are pretty pricey). That said, I’ve recently given two new high-end face masks a go, and ended up loving both of them so much that I just had to share.
TWO HIGH-END FACE MASKS TO TRY
I’ve professed my undying love to the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel several times on this blog, and it’s without a doubt my holy grail cleanser. So naturally when I got a little sample pot of the namesake mask, I couldn’t wait to try it. (In fact, it might have been to whole reason why I subscribed to the Look Fantastic Beauty Box).
The first time I tried the Renaissance Mask I was thoroughly disappointed. I felt like it did nothing at all for my skin. Well, as it turned out, you really do need to read the instructions with this one. While applying the mask to your face, you’re supposed to massage it in to activate the ingredients. Leave it on for 10-20 minutes, then add a little water to activate the second phase and wash off.
The consistency is very similar to the Renaissance cleansing gel, a rosy melting gel that turns white when applied. It also has the same wonderful rose chamomile scent. The mask is packed full of fruit acids and enzymes, which give it that gentle exfoliating effect. It brightened up my skin and left it feeling radiant and renewed.
I got a little sample of this mask with my makeup order, and ended up immediately picking up the full size. Since I have occasionally oily skin, I was really in need of a good clay mask after running out of Glamglow, and girls, this is it.
First of all, I love the fact that unlike most clay masks, this one doesn’t dry hard so it’s easy to wash off. It also won’t leave your face feeling tight and dry, like a lot of clay masks tend to do. The packaging is beyond beautiful and the mask itself is a sweet blush colour, with the loveliest rose scent. It really looks & feels like the ultimate feminine indulgence. The mask is not only packed full of pore cleansing clay, but also sweet almond and rosehip oil, that nourish and hydrate your skin. After washing it off my skin already felt amazingly clean and smooth. But it wasn’t until the next morning that I could truly feel the difference. I woke up with the plumpest, softest and glowiest baby skin, and this little mask immediately became a holy grail beauty bit for me. It’s one of those super easy “do it all” beauty bits, that only takes ten minutes to do.
So if I had to only pick one mask, which one would I get? Hands down the Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin.
Have you tried either one of these masks? What are your favourite high-end face masks?