Unfortunately, I don't have perfect skin so I am constantly searching for good skincare products. I have been using the Seaweed Facial Mask from The Body Shop religiously for quite a while, but I came across an article for the Superdrug Superberry mask which was very positive. Coincidentally, the same range of masks were on sale in Superdrug so I scooped up two that I hoped would work for my skin tone.
I have now used both face masks, let's start with the green purifying mask first. This is the Superdrug Witch Hazel mask (now £1.69). This is marketed as a "purifying, anti-blemish mask" for "oily and blemish-prone skin". It contains ingredients, such as, witch hazel and salicylic acid to target blemishes and dead sea mud to remove any excess oil. Firstly, it is not suitable for sensitive skin, even slightly sensitive, it is suggested to apply for ten-fifteen minutes. After about five minutes it starts to tingle or sting depending on your level of pain sensitivity. I am actually used to, and prefer this, in a face mask, especially a mask that treats acid as this is how I can tell it is working. With any face mask I use, after it starts to tingle/sting I wait a minute or two before washing it off. I do not have sensitive skin in any way. I noticed that my face looked slightly red but I felt very clean and refreshed after just one use. The redness disappeared after twenty minutes or so. For the price I think it is a decent product, only if you don't have easily irritated skin. If you do this, definitely only leave it on your face for five minutes (maybe seven at most).
The Superdrug Superberry mask (now £1.69), on the other hand, is an "exfoliating face mask for all skin types". This face mask is another mud-based mask which contains superberry extract, hence the name, china clay and raspberry seeds which is the ingredient that gives it that gritty exfoliating texture. I love exfoliators, they are my favourite kind of skincare product, this one is interesting and the beauty feature I read mentioned this particular face mask. The feature claims "it absorbed any oily patches (rendering them) shine-free", which is all I want from life, so I thought I would put it to the test myself.
It was my cousin's wedding day yesterday, so I decided to apply this face mask at the crack of dawn to prep my skin for the long day ahead and give my skin a boost. I liked the texture, gritty, and massaged it in circles on my face as instructed. I left the mask on for about eight minutes, again like the Purifying mask I did notice some tingling. As I was short on time, I removed it before the ten minutes stated on the back of the bottle. It did leave me feeling refreshed, I didn't notice any redness but that could be because my skin is used to exfoliators. I exfoliate my skin almost every day because I notice a huge difference in the oiliness of my skin if I don't. That is simply what works for me. Overall, for the price I can't complain. I think they should definitely alter the packaging to say that the masks in the range are not meant for sensitive or easily irritated skin (although on their website it does state that) and the required length of time the masks should be left on should be significantly reduced.
Overall Rating: 3/5
A good product for the price, but not for sensitive skin. Use the night before so your skin has time to cool down after initial application and do not leave on for longer than five minutes. The actual product is smaller than other face masks on the market, but you could get about ten uses out of it if you use it sparingly and squeeze out all the product.
Thank you so much for reading, let me know what you would like me to review next and what face masks you swear by, I have been on the look out for a good sheet mask but there are so many options now I don't know which one to buy, Any suggestions are, of course, welcomed, don't forget to follow my blog and comment below. I love reading your comments. Take care,