It’s Beauty Brawl Day One…
For the past month or so, I’ve been planning the Blogger’s Beauty Brawl: 10 Days of Summer and couldn’t be more excited that today is day one. I love taking part in big collaborations like this as it gives me the chance to get to know lots of lovely new bloggers and find out about products that I may not have heard of before. I am hopping with excitement and anticipation to see what the other girls have chosen to review for day one… I literally couldn’t be more excited – I’m like a kid at Christmas!
Anyway, back to today’s review.
Like last time around, we’re starting with face masks first. I didn’t want to go with your basic drugstore face mask for this, I wanted to find something different. Luckily for me, after reading a post of mine where I mentioned their bath salts, the lovely people over at LaCure offered to send me their Mineral Mud Therapy mask to test out and review. (I was so excited about this as I am crazy about their lovely Dead Sea products.)
If you’re wondering what’s so special about Dead Sea products, the answer is A LOT. Packed full of a range of minerals, the Dead Sea is known for its many skin benefits. The LaCure products use extracts from the Dead Sea to create products that nourish, rejuvenate and revive the skin. As well as containing extracts from the Dead Sea, the LaCure products also contain sweet almond oil, soothing aloe vera, wheat protein, walnut shells, and fruit protein. Because they’re organic and all natural, these products are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and eczema-prone skin.
The product itself, I love. It’s easy to use and apply. There’s no mess. It’s creamy and hydrating. It doesn’t sting or burn. It left my skin feeling fresh and clean. I am a real fan. The only criticism I can make about it is that it’s not as hydrating as I would like it to be, but apart from that I love it.
The packaging of this product is fresh and clean and matches the brand well. The text is easy to read and the name of the product stands out; it’s definitely professional looking. That being said, in terms of how eye-catching it is, it is a little plain. However, I love the fact that the product is stored in a little pot with an easy-to-open screw on lid.
Priced at £29 for a 150 gram pot, it’s easy to assume that the product is overpriced. However, that’s not the case as the quality of the product and the fact it’s all natural and organic, make it more than worth the cost. Plus, a little goes a long way.
How is the mask used?
When I first opened the pot, I noticed a subtle almondy smell. The mask smells just like marzipan – yummy! As directed on the pot, I wet my face using a face flannel and then scooped the mud out and smeared it on my face. I made sure to avoid the eyes, nostrils and mouth areas, as the pot recommends. When I first touched the mineral mask I was surprised at how thick and creamy it was – I expected it to be drier somehow.
I was also shocked by how far a small amount went – I expected to need a large amount but the creaminess of the mask meant that I could cover my face with just a teaspoon of the product. Once I’d applied it, I left the mask on for a couple of minutes before gently removing with a hot flannel. While the mask was on, it tingled a little but that was about all. I was worried it would sting but thankfully, it didn’t.
Would I buy it?
I would buy it again, for sure. I loved how easy it was to use and the fact that it was pre-mixed – most mud masks you have to mix yourself, which can be messy. I like that it didn’t sting or burn and that it left my face feeling refreshed. Plus, the fact that it’s suitable for all skin types – eczema and psoriasis-prone as well as sensitive skin, gives it major brownie points.
For more reviews, have a browse of the lovely Tori’s blog – Powdered & Polished.
*This post contains PR samples.*