At the start of last year, I was invited to collaborate with Lily Comely on a review of some of their lovely products. A couple of weeks ago the PR team got in touch again to ask if I would like to review some more of their products, and me being the beauty lover that I am, jumped at the chance.
Along with a selection of their makeup products – review coming soon – I was also sent two of the Lily Comely face masks to try and test out. The two masks I was sent were the Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask and the Deep Moisturising Facial Mask, the second of which I actually reviewed last time around. However, I was more than happy to test it out again, especially as after a recent holiday my skin had been left drier than ever before, due to the chlorine in the pool.
I’ve tried and tested out both face masks, and am happy to say am a fan of both. To give you a better idea of what each face mask does, I’ve reviewed each mask separately below:
Deep Moisturising Facial Mask, £29.99 for five masks
According to the Lily Comely website, this mask should hydrate the skin, promote the formation of collagen and elastin – the proteins that keep your skin looking young, stimulate skin cell activity, nourishing and moisturising the skin.
Obviously, as I already reviewed this mask last time around, I had some preconceptions about it. I remembered that from the last time I tried it, it was incredibly hydrating and wonderfully gentle, which is why I chose to use this mask first, in the hope that it would banish my dry skin caused by too much time in the pool on holiday, and I’m pleased to say it did.
As instructed I cleansed my skin and then placed the face mask carefully on my face. As I mentioned last time around the mask was very wet and it did drip everywhere, but once it was on my face the liquid soon began to soak into my skin. Something that I love about this face mask is that it has no smell, so many face masks have strong, overpowering scents to them, which I personally don’t like, but not this one. I left the mask in place for 15 minutes as directed and then carefully removed it, gently rubbing the excess liquid left behind into my skin. It took a few minutes for my skin to dry, once it had dried I noticed that my skin felt softer, smoother, and more hydrated. The dry skin that I had before had all but disappeared, and my skin felt so much healthier.
Priced at £29.99 for five masks, which works out at just under £6 a mask, this product may seem a little overpriced. However, the fact that it works so well, is made from natural silk, and is suitable for sensitive skin makes it worth the money. Admittedly, it’s not a product for if you’re on a budget, but if you fancy a pamper and want to indulge, I would highly recommend the Lily Comely Deep Moisturising Face Mask.
Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask, £34.99 for five masks
The Lily Comely website states that their Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask should brighten the skin and even out skin tone. It also says that the potent antioxidants in the mask help to hydrate and moisturise the skin, and also stimulate the skin cells to increase the production of collagen, helping to keep the skin looking more youthful. I might only be 24 but I’m still keen on products with anti-ageing benefits – after all, you can never start too young, can you?
As instructed I cleansed my skin and then placed the face mask carefully onto my face. Just like the Deep Moisturizing Facial Mask, the Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask was rather wet, so much so that I was concerned that I might rip it when separating it out. Like with the other mask, the excess liquid did begin to soak into my skin rather quickly though, which meant that the wetness wasn’t an issue once the mask was applied to my skin.
As directed, I left the mask on for 20 minutes before removing it and rubbing the excess liquid gently into my skin. I was pleased that just like the moisturising mask, this mask didn’t sting my face or cause redness – I have sensitive skin and a lot of face masks cause my skin to sting or go red, but not these ones. I found that after I’d removed the mask it took my face three or four minutes to dry, and didn’t leave a sticky residue or cause tightness. Once my skin had dried it felt soft and wonderfully hydrated, it also looked visibly brighter.
Priced at £35 for five masks, these masks may seem overpriced – just like the Deep Moisturizing Facial Masks – but they are made from pure silk, suitable for sensitive skin, and give fantastic results. Perhaps not an everyday product because of the price, but should you want to indulge yourself, the Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask is ideal.
I am a real fan of both masks, but I have to say that the Deep Moisturizing Facial Mask is my favourite, simply because I am prone to dry skin and this mask instantly softens and soothes my skin, and leaves it incredibly well hydrated.
*This post contains PR samples but all thoughts & opinions expressed are my own.