I’m a bit excited today because I am in more! magazine.
I am part of the more! beauty hot 100 and through that I got a chance to be in their Triple Tested feature in the mag…. Cue me squeal! I was excited enough to be asked to be part of the hot 100 but then actually being in my favourite weekly mag was just the highlight and its the first issue of 2012!.
Oh look there I am, page 88 if you were wondering 😉
A little while ago more asked the hot 100 to suggest products that we would like to see featured for winter and I said Self Heating Face Masks, which is what I tried and thought to coincide with it being in the magazine I would do a little more in depth review on here.
Self Heating Face Masks
Soap & Glory say use this once or twice a week by rubbing a grape sized dollop in to your skin with wet hands and it can either be used as a quick refresh or left on for 3-5 minutes for a longer squeakier clean, it also comes with a sponge in the box to sponge it off.
My first reaction of this when I put it on my face was ‘Wow! Hotter than I expected’. I mean I was expecting warmth but this was practically hot, not hot to the point where I would be scared to ever use it again as that’s not the case I’ve become quite fond of this little tube but hot as in that was not what I was expecting.
It has these exfoliating beads inside that burst and turn the mask a deeper shade of blue as you are rubbing it in and also has a minty sort of smell, very similar to Scrub Your Nose In It. The mask itself only actually heats up when you pair it with a bit of water and start rubbing.
Overall I really like this and I actually enjoy using it a lot, it leaves my skin feeling and looking cleaner plus its also left feeling as soft as a babies bum!.
The Body Shop say apply a generous layer over clean wet skin once to twice a week and leave for 5 minutes, with Ginger and Cinnamon oils to invigorate and Algae to purify and condition.
This was my favourite of the three, I actually can’t describe how much I love this little tube of goodness.
The smell is utterly amazing although understated but really relaxing, it was warming but not overly hot and it just felt like my skin could breathe through it too. The warmth of the mask lasted the entire 5 minutes it was on my face as some seem to just be there at the initial application.
This had everything I could ask for in a warming face mask – Nice smell, relaxing and warmth which left my skin feeling soft hydrated and looking much brighter than before.
Montagne Jeunesse say that this mask has exotic spices of Cinnamon & Ginger that gently warms to open pores and draw out impurities to leave your skin radiant and deep cleansed. Cleanse, apply a layer and leave for 15-20 minutes.
Where do I start with this one, not my favourite of the bunch I can tell you that. It smells absolutely amazing of Cinnamon and not that overpowering type either but the nice warm smell of Cinnamon but I suppose that’s where my love affair with this one stopped.
I hated the fact it had to be left on for 15-20 minutes, it just seemed far too long for me especially as the warmth had kind of gone by that time and I was just feeling somewhat uncomfortable and sticky.
It did make my skin look clearer and brighter but on the down side it left me feeling really dry and my face tight, sadly I will never be using this again.
Have you tried any of these? Will you be trying any?