Soap and Glory Face Masks: The Mask Force Five
If you’re a reader of my blog then you’ll probably know that I absolutely love Soap and Glory. Some of my favourite products include the Whipped Clean Shower Butter, Sugar Crush Body Scrub and Orangeasm Body Wash. Well, recently Soap and Glory released five new face masks and very kindly sent them to me to try. So today I thoughts I’d share my thoughts.
Soap and Glory Miracle Moisture Mask
The first of the five Soap and Glory face masks to be released is this excellent moisturising gel mask. I actually mentioned this mask in my June 2017 favourites because I enjoyed it so much. This mask is made of gel so you can imagine it instantly cools and soothes the skin. Unsurprisingly this mask is aimed at those with dry/dehydrated skin so I was keen to give it a try. The mask contains a blend of hyaluronic acid and Soap and Glory’s Pink Flowerpower 3 complex which is made up of rose rugosa, safflower and peony extracts. It has a refreshing sweet orange peel oil fragrance but at the same time, it smells a little floral too which I liked.
A great soothing and cooling mask
As previously mentioned this mask is made of gel but it actually comes in two halves. The first half is for the upper half of your face and features cut out holes for your eyes. The second half is for the lower half of your face and features a cut out for your mouth. I found the mask fairly comfortable to wear, however, the lower half of the mask was prone to sliding off my face. Although not a huge deal it did become a little messy having to pop it back in place over and over again.
Apart from the issues with the mask sitting on my face, I did really enjoy this product. After wearing the mask for 20 minutes I peeled it off and massaged the remaining jelly into my skin. This felt so soothing and refreshing. After using the mask my skin was cooled, soft and slightly plumped up. It also looked much more radiant which I really liked. In terms of price, this mask will set you back £3.50 so it makes a nice affordable treat every now and again.
Soap and Glory Puffy Eye Attack Under-Eye Brightening Hydrogel Patches
The second of the five Soap and Glory face masks I tried wasn’t technically a face mask, instead, it was a pack of soothing under eye gel patches. Again these made an appearance in last month’s favourites as quite frankly they are fab. Much like the Soap and Glory Miracle Moisture Mask, these patches were also made from the soothing hydrogel. The patches come infused with cucumber fruit juice extract which is perfect for instantly moisturising the area. The patches are also infused with liquorice root extract which brightens the skin. They feature Hyper-Hydrators for moisture replenishment and they also feature Puffease Technology. This is a tetrapeptide that has been proven to help the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.
When it came to using the patches I simply peeled they off the packaging and popped them onto my skin. They stayed nicely in place during the 30 minutes I used them and did not slide around like the previous mask. During the time I wore the patches my skin felt so cool and soothed. Not only that but my skin felt as though it had this burst of hydration which was pleasantly refreshing.
After wearing the patches I massaged the remaining residue into my skin. I can’t say I noticed any difference in my dark circles. However, my eyes were definitely less puffy leading me to believe these would be ideal for those days when you’re feeling a little more tired and restless than usual. As for the price these patches retail at £3.50 so they’re not bank breaking but if you purchased multiple packs the price would soon add up.
Soap and Glory The Fab Pore Pore-Refining Mask
The third of the five Soap and Glory face masks that I was kindly sent was the pore-refining mask. This is a sheet mask that contains cool capsule-smooth, lavender, hinoki cypress leaf essential oil, chamomile flower, gotu kola extract, tea tree and mint leaf extracts and white willow bark. The mask is aimed at those with oily and combination skin, something I do not have so I’ve not tried this out I’m afraid. However, Soap and Glory do state that this is a mask that refines pores and smoothes the skin. To use the mask you simply remove it from the packaging, pop it on your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Once times up, you remove the mask and massage the excess product into the skin. Again this mask retails at £3.50.
Soap and Glory Bright + Beautiful Radiance-Boosting Mask
The fourth of the five Soap and Glory face masks I tried was a brightening mask. Just like the Pore-Refining Mask, this is also a sheet mask. Now first things first, this mask is very messy. Because it is so soaked in skin-boosting goodness it is very wet and drips all over. My advice? Apply this in the bathroom then sit with your head back with a towel wrapped around your neck and shoulders.
Anyway, this mask contains things such as vitamin c, rooibos tea extract, white flower, gotu kola extract and radiance boosters called Flatterspheres. The mask is designed to brighten the appearance of dull skin so it is great if you’ve recently been feeling under the weather. To apply you remove the sheet mask from the packaging and pop it on the skin for 15-20 minutes. Then you simply remove and massage the excess product into the skin.
A sheet mask that fits my face? Sadly not.
Now when it comes to sheet masks they never fit my face properly. The nose hole always seems to be way too big and the mouth hole is always too far down. Because of this, I end up with the mask covering both my mouth and my nose. Therefore I end up having to cut bits of mask away just so I can breathe. Now I know everyone’s face is different and everyone has to play around with sheet masks. However, for me, I find they can just be so messy and off-putting.
That aside, I did like the Radiance-Boosting Mask. It had a wonderful orange fragrance and it felt nice and cool. After use, my skin was bright and definitely more plumped up. As for the price tag, the mask retails at £3.50 which isn’t too bad. However, I’ve got to say, I won’t be repurchasing this. I just found it to be too messy. If the liquid product was available in jar form I’d probably repurchase but I’m afraid the sheet mask element put me off.
Soap and Glory What A Peeling De-Clog Mask
The last of the five Soap and Glory face masks I tried was a de-clogging mask. Unlike the other Soap and Glory face masks, this mask comes with two little pots meaning that you get two applications. The mask is said to purify and remove all gunk in the skin. The mask contains things like kaolin, bentonite and white willow so it is clearly aimed at those with oily skin. However, because I suffer from breakouts and blackheads on my chin, jaw and nose I thought I’d give the mask a try. Unlike the Pore-Refining Mask, you can apply this mask on only the areas you want because it isn’t a sheet mask. Therefore I didn’t have to worry about my dry patches being dried out more.
To apply the mask you simply use the handy spatula provided and apply a thin even layer to skin. You then leave it on for 20-25 minutes until it is completely dry. Then you gently peel it off. If there’s any excess mask left you simply rinse with warm water. As for the consistency of the mask, it is a liquid gel and is quite sticky. Therefore I recommend applying this mask over the sink just because it can be a little messy.
A super pretty mask that is effective!
Oh, and did I mention the mask is bright pink? It looks amazing! Anyway, Once on it feels fairly comfortable. Like many peel off masks, it feels tight toward the end but it doesn’t hurt or anything. In terms of removal, it came off fairly easily and wasn’t actually that painful. After use, my skin looked cleaner and surprisingly a lot brighter. However, I think this was down to the Vitamin C that the mask contained. That and the fact that it was most certainly removed some dead skin cells. My skin also felt smoother after use. It also didn’t feel dried out at all which I was pleased with. In terms, of the price, the mask retails at £4.00 making it 50p more expensive than the other masks. However, you do get two applications from this mask as opposed to one with all the others.
Are you a fan of Soap and Glory Face Masks?