Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Peel Off Face Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Boots’ Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Peel Off Face Mask. It promises to lift dirt out of skin pores, to help remove blackheads, to help tighten pores and to prevent future breakouts.

The instructions state that you should apply the mask to cleansed skin, leave it to dry for 15-20 minutes, peel it off and then wash your face to make sure you remove any mask residue.

I’ve given this mask (2 of these masks actually) a try, and I think this is one of the most pointless face masks I’ve ever used. It removes nothing at all – not even itself. I think you’d be better off trying to remove blackheads and dead skin cells with sticky tape (although I wouldn’t recommend that).

I won’t be repurchasing this mask. But if you’re interested, Boots’ Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Peel Off Face Mask used to be available as single-use sachets. However, Boots now offers this mask as a 50ml tube for £3.50.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

OM SHE Aromatherapy Skin Lifting Hydrating Face Serum

Hi there! Today’s post is about a product I picked up not too long ago – OM SHE Aromatherapy Skin Lifting Hydrating Face Serum. This product promises smoother, firmer and more radiant skin. It’s suitable for all skin types, and it’s safe for use around the eyes.

This product contains 16 ingredients only! And amongst those 16 ingredients there are damascena rose flower water and flower oil, rosehip seed oil (to nourish skin), sodium hyaluronate (to bind moisture), hydrolised collagen and vitamins C and E (to brighten and protect from free radicals). I’ve been using this serum for over a month now. And if you read on, I’ll tell you if it’s any good. 🙂

The serum is a non-greasy clear gel. When I apply the serum, it doesn’t feel nourishing. It feels watery. And once the serum is absorbed it makes my skin feel dry. The first 2 days it was OK, but on the 3rd day I could see that my skin looked dry under my make-up.

I haven’t introduced any new products to my daily skin care routine (I sill use the same hyaluronic acid spray, moisturiser, cleanser, face wash, toner, etc.). So it’s pretty clear that this serum isn’t anywhere near as hydrating as it promises to be. Disappointing!

I will continue to use the serum – in conjunction with the greasiest (!) moisturiser I have. This seems to work, but it’s not perfect. And it doesn’t look perfect. But there’s an upside – I finally get to finish that greasy moisturiser! Yay! 😀

I got my OM SHE Aromatherapy Skin Lifting Hydrating Face Serum from TK Maxx. I paid £4.99 for the 30ml serum.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde