So last year L’Oreal brought out three clay new face masks which were advertised EVERYWHERE however i am a skincare fanatic and have a box full to burst of face masks (despite on using about two of them) so i resisted the purchase of yet another mask to add to my overflowing collection.
I have always been loyal to Kiehls when it came to skincare and swore by the ‘Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask’ however after recently running out of this beloved skincare product i felt it was time to purchase something a little different, and the first which came to mind were the L’Oreal clay masks (which might i add, were a fraction of the price of the Kiehls mask which retails at £29).
The first thing i noticed was that these masks are only £7.99 (but they are on offer quite a lot at Boots and Superdrug for around £5) which i think is an absolute bargain and much more reasonably priced in comparison to a lot of other skin care brands.
The second thing I noticed that there were three different masks (Purity, Detox and Glow), that all claimed to have different benefits and catered for different skin types. I picked up the Glow mask as i have combination skin which can range from extremely dry to relatively oily (especially around my T zone) which i find leaves my skin looking quite dull so i am always looking for ways to brighten my skin and add a little glow.
With the Glow mask, the name sold itself to me, with it coming up to summer, you want your skin looking bright, healthy, am i right? The aim of this mask is to brighten and exfoliate the skin, by using three clays which have been combined with red algae extract (which claims to help to brighten the skin).
The formula for this mask is very thick and bright orange in colour (with small beads which help to exfoliate the skin when rinsing off). When applying this mask, i leave it on for around 10 minutes until it is completely dry then rinse off by massaging the beads into my skin to exfoliate, which leaves my skin feeling so soft and refreshed.
I wanted to test this mask out for a reasonable amount of time before i actually reviewed it as i wanted to compare it to the one i had previously owned (and loved) by Kiehls. In terms of price, i can really say this one wins by a long shot! I mean £5… talk about beauty on a budget! I also find this mask is very similar to the Kiehls one in terms of its benefits, and found that they both left my skin feeling smoother, brighter and more illuminated. So if you are looking for a drug store skincare dupe for the Kiehls ‘Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask’ then this is the one!
All in all, i would highly recommend this mask for skin that needs a little healthy boost, as this will energise the look of dull skin and restore a healthy, rosy complexion…perfect for summer!