The Bargain Face Masks That Target Every Skin Concern
The H&M Face Masks are an absolute steal at £1.99 each. At first I assumed that one tub would equate to one application, but there's more than enough for 3 or 4 uses in each. The only downside is that the tubs aren't resealable and the product is almost certain to dry out if not transferred to an airtight container between uses. I have a few old Lush tins lying around that are ideal for storing the masks and keeping them fresh for longer - but you could just as easily pick up a few miniature travel containers and do the same thing.
Charcoal & Volcanic Soil
"Pore cleansing face mask with sea salt for blemish-prone skin"
This was the mask that convinced me to give the others a go. It's quite often sold out at my local store, but I love it enough to make bulk purchases. Charcoal & Volcanic Soil is marketed as an acne treatment mask and is ideal for those of us whose skin gets frequently congested. It takes less than 20 minutes for the mask to dry fully, with the clay-like formula beginning to crack on the skin once it's ready to remove. After use, I'm left with soft skin that feels deeply cleansed and free of any excess oils. It's easy to see why this has already gained such a loyal following - I've tried my fair share of charcoal masks in the past and this is one of the best.
Dead Sea Minerals
"Reviving face mask, with bergamot oil and fucus seaweed for tired skin"
This is probably my least used of the bunch. I can't put my finger on exactly what it smells like, but I find the scent really off-putting. It's a very unnatural - a little like washing detergent or talc. Still, I can imagine that this would be a winner with anyone who can get past that. Dead Sea Minerals is a vibrant blue and has just about the perfect face mask consistency. I was surprised to find that it doesn't feel drying at all, in fact it does a good job at nourishing the skin when my complexion is looking dull and lacklustre.
Charcoal & Pumice
"Exfoliating face mask with walnut and fig for tired skin"
Another charcoal based mask - can you tell they're my favourite? The main difference between this and the volcanic soil mask is that this one is far more exfoliating. The consistency is thick and packed full of tiny grains that feel almost gritty as you apply the mask to the skin. Dry, flaky skin something that I suffer with quite frequently around my nose and chin, so this is the one that I reach for when those areas are looking particularly worse for wear. The consistency feels fairly abrasive and it probably isn't the best choice for those with very sensitive skin, but it's a sure bet if you're looking for something to deeply refresh and awaken a tired complexion.