Maxbrands Luxurious Gold Mask / Peel-Off Face Mask

Hi there! I hope everyone had a good weekend! This week I’m going to post about face masks only, so this week is going to be FACE MASK WEEK. ☺️ And today’s post is about Maxbrands’ Luxurious Gold Mask / Peel-Off Face Mask for normal skin.

Maxbrands is a brand from the Netherlands. I’ve never seen their products anywhere in the UK – until I found their face masks (gold masks and charcoal masks) at my local Home Bargains store. Since a pack of 5 masks was 99p only, I picked up 2 packs right away.

This gold mask promises to give skin a deep cleanse and to remove blackheads. I’ve now used 2 of these masks, and I think they’re the most powerful peel-off masks ever. But let’s start from the beginning…

First of all, if you use peel-off masks a lot, you’re probably used to them being runny. However, these gold masks are much thicker, almost paste-like. These masks don’t take long to dry. I think that leaving them on for 15 minutes is more than enough. Now, when you remove the mask, you have to be extra careful – because it removes blackheads AND facial hair.

If I had known how powerful this mask is before I’d used it, I would have shaved my face. I’m serious! Trust me, you have no idea how much peach fuzz you have until those teeny tiny strands of baby hair are pulled out. My face was bright red for about an hour after I removed the mask, but that was from the unexpected and unwanted peach fuzz removal; this was not an allergic reaction.

Having mentioned this, this mask is actually one of my new favourite products. It made my pores squeaky clean, and it completely transformed my husband’s nose after a single use. My husband enjoys an occasional face mask, but his nose has always been a problem (nose strips didn’t help – we tried). Now I don’t want to spoil your dinner, so all I’m going to say is that once my husband peeled the mask off of his nose, he was actually ashamed of how much gunk it caught. It wasn’t pretty, but again, a single use of this mask completely transformed his nose.

Based on my experience, I would recommend this face mask to anyone who’s fighting a losing battle against their blackheads. Just be aware that you might want to consider shaving your face before you use this mask. I will continue to use this mask on a regular basis, and I have already stocked up on this amazing little product!

Maxbrands’ Luxurious Gold Mask / Peel-Off Face Mask is available as a pack of 5 masks I paid 99p (Home Bargains).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Fascy Bubble Tina Aqua Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about this Fascy Bubble Tina Aqua Mask. This face mask contains a number of botanical extracts, and it promises to hydrate skin. The mask itself is a cellulose sheet mask that claims to adhere to the skin perfectly.

This mask works life almost any other sheet mask out there. Place it on your face, leave it on for 15-20 minutes, massage the remaining essence into your skin, and you’re good to go. 😎

I’ve already used 3 of these masks, and I like them very much. The cellulose mask is great. It fits my face well, it retains its shape, and it stays in place. I hope other brands will switch to cellulose masks!

I’m also very happy with the essence. Whilst the essence is quite sticky, I’m satisfied that it provides plenty of hydration and that it plumps up my skin. So yeah, this mask gives me visible results after every use!

All in all, this is a very enjoyable mask, and I would recommend it to people with dry skin. Fascy Bubble Tina Aqua Masks are available as a pack of 10 masks for £5.99 at TK Maxx.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Deep Action Deep Cleansing Charcoal Peel-Off Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Superdrug‘s Deep Action Deep Cleansing Charcoal Peel-Off Mask.

This face mask with activated charcoal, birch leaf and witch hazel promises to absorb excess oil and to cleanse pores deeply for a fresh and clear complexion.

I’ve tried this mask, and I think it works. It makes my skin feel clean and clear, and I agree that it removes excess oils – this is very noticeable around the nose!

Based on my experience, I would recommend this mask to anyone who’s looking for an inexpensive but effective (charcoal) peel-off mask that helps with oily skin or skin impurities. 👍

Superdrug‘s Deep Action Deep Cleansing Charcoal Peel-Off Mask is available as 10ml for 99p. Superdrug ran a Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price promotion, so I bought 2 masks.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug B. Glowing Clay Face Mask, Superdrug B. Purified Clay Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about 2 face masks that I bought in March – Superdrug’s B. Glowing Clay Face Mask and B. Purified Clay Face Mask. These 2 face masks are suitable for all skin types, and they’re vegan and cruelty-free (Leaping Bunny certified).

Superdrug’s B. Glowing Clay Face Mask promises to brighten and exfoliate skin and to refine skin texture. This mask contains a blend of 3 clays, red seaweed and apricot seed powder.

Since the pack provided enough product for 2 uses (10ml), my husband was happy to test the mask with me. We both agree that the mask feels cleansing and exfoliating. In addition, the mask feels extremely cold for the first minute or two, and I can see that some people would find this unpleasant. What else? My husband and I also agree that apricot seed powder is great in body scrubs but that it’s too harsh for facial skin. Because of this, I wouldn’t repurchase the mask.

Superdrug’s B. Purified Clay Face Mask promises to refresh and purify skin and to minimise shine. This face mask contains a blend of oil absorbing ingredients as well as eucalyptus extract.

My husband and I gave this mask a fair try as well, and we liked this one a lot more. My husband found that this mask stung a little around this nose, but I didn’t notice anything unpleasant or scary. This mask is very effective – it sucks the grease right out of the pores. I won’t buy this mask again because it’s too powerful for me. But if you have oily skin, or if your skin tends to develop impurities, you might want to give this mask a try!

Superdrug’s B. Glowing Clay Face Mask and B. Purified Clay Face Mask. are available as 10ml for £2.99 each. I paid £1.45 each (special offer).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Valjean Labs Glow Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Valjean LabsGlow Face Mask with vitamin C and magnesium. This mask promises to brighten skin and to even out skin tone.

This mask is easy to use. Cleanse your face, place the sheet mask on your face, leave it on for 20 minutes (I always leave sheet masks on until they’re dry) and relax. Then take it off and massage the remaining essence into your skin.

I’ve now used 2 of these masks, and I think they’re pretty awesome. Since Valjean Labs’ Hydrate masks weren’t great, I didn’t expect these Glow masks to be much better. But I couldn’t have been more wrong!

These masks do what they claim to do. I used 2 Glow masks on 2 consecutive days, and I’m happy to confirm that they made my skin tone look brighter and more even. In addition, these masks left my skin feeling great. The essence is rich, but it’s not sticky and it doesn’t feel uncomfortable. It really feels great on my skin.

Based on my experience, I’m happy to recommend these masks! Valjean Labs Glow Face Mask is available as a set of 5 masks. I paid £4.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Skin Treats Unicorn Hydrating Sheet Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about a sheet mask that’s exclusive to B&M Bargains – Skin Treats Unicorn Hydrating Sheet Mask. My local B&M store stocks a number of different new sheet masks for £1 each, and I picked up quite a few!

This face masks promises to hydrate skin. It works like pretty much any other regular sheet mask out there. Once you’ve cleansed your face, place the sheet mask on your face, leave it on for about 15 minutes (I always leave sheet masks on until they’re dry), then take it off and massage the remaining essence into your skin.

This face mask contains a few ingredients that (I think) I’ve never heard of before, so I looked them up! Hydrolised sclerotium gum is a moisturising and soothing agent that protects the skin. Corn gluten amino acids have moisturising, smoothing (!) and relaxing properties. And when I looked into mozuku extract, I found out that mozuku is a type of edible seaweed which is also sold as a health supplement.

Onto the mask – isn’t it cute? I think this is the cutest sheet mask ever. It fits my face quite well, and it looks sensationally cute on! Those eyebrows, those nostrils, that horn – squeeee!!! 🦄😍

And what about the actual mask? I think this face mask is pretty awesome. The essence isn’t too runny, and most of it is actually in the mask and won’t get left behind in the sachet. I found this mask to be deeply hydrating and smoothing. Yes, my skin looked smoother than usual. The essence is a little sticky, but it’s not too noticeable unless you keep touching your face.

I would recommend Skin Treats Unicorn Hydrating Sheet Mask to anyone who likes sheet masks which are not just cute but also effective. I’ve already bought 5 more of these sheet masks on my last trip to B&M.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Valjean Labs Hydrate Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Valjean Labs’ Hydrate Face Mask with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5. This face mask promises to plump up skin, and to improve skin’s elasticity.

This mask works like any other sheet mask. You’re supposed to… cleanse your face, place the mask on your face, leave it on for about 20 minutes, then remove it and massage the remaining essence into your skin.

I’ve already used 2 of these masks, and I have to say that I’m not impressed. I found that the mask doesn’t hydrate my skin, but that it makes my skin feel sticky. And this makes my skin feel uncomfortable to the point that it feels like something is pulling at my skin.

Whilst I can report that the mask did plump up my skin and smooth out the lines on my forehead, this effect was very short-lived (20 minutes). I’m not impressed.

A look at the ingredients showed that the essence contains a number of botanical extracts, and this is great. However, it also revealed that sodium hyaluronate was listed near the end of the ingredients list and only after parfum, so there can’t be much of it in this mask. Overall, I’m disappointed with this mask. I won’t recommend it, and I’ll take the remaining masks from the set into work, and whoever wants them can have them. If you’re looking for a hydrating face mask, I recommend Nature Love’s Hyaluronic Face Mask.

Valjean Labs’ Hydrate Face Mask is available as a set of 5 masks. I paid £4.99 (TK Maxx).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde