My 5 Favourite Face Masks

August 7, 2014

Freeman Chocolate & Strawberry Detoxifying Mask ♥ R63.65 (Dis-Chem)
I think I’ve lost track of the amount of times I’ve mentioned Freeman masks on the blog. I just can’t get enough of them to be honest. The thing that sets these apart from other masks for me is the packaging, price and quality. These are so ridiculously affordable but are still extremely effective. I’m obsessed with the indulgent, chocolaty scent and creamy consistency. My skin always looks and feels healthier after using this detoxifying mask. My skin is softer and less oily. A chocolate treat without the calories!

Balm Balm Hibiscus Face Mask ♥ R214.95 (www.rubybox.co.za)
This organic offering from Balm Balm is wonderfully gentle, but highly effective. It’s made up of a combination of brown rice flour, ground hibiscus and rose geranium essential oil. Oh boy, this smells ah-mazing! A very natural, essential oil kind of scent. You add a bit of water to the powder and it turns into a thick, exfoliating paste that you apply to your face. It helps draw out impurities and your skin is left feeling incredibly smooth, soft and radiant.  This is very different to creamy masks that you might be used to. But it packs a punch and I like to look at it the same way as I do food. If you put fresh fruit and veggies in your body it thanks you by staying healthy. The same goes for using a mask with fabulous organic ingredients like this one contains. You can almost hear your skin singing with happiness 😉

Alive Green Envy Face Mask  ♥ R129 (www.aliveproducts.co.za)
I posted a full review on this mask a while ago. Go check it out here. It offers a long list of healing benefits. Anti-bacterial, detoxifying, and cellular rejuvenation are just a few. When my skin starts to feel a bit icky after wearing a lot of makeup then I turn to this mask for a deep cleansing, detoxifying pamper session. It really draws out toxins and leaves your skin feeling like it’s brand new. Who doesn’t want that?

LUSH Catastrophe Cosmetic Mask ♥ R125
I haven’t used many masks from LUSH, but this blueberry-packed one is a definite winner. This is ideal for those of you with sensitive skins. It’s nutrient-rich and deep-cleansing. It contains a blend of calamine, rose absolute and chamomile blue oil. I like to use this when my face is looking a bit spotty or during that dreaded ‘time of the month’. It soothes redness, calms any irritation and even helps reduce swelling. If you have problem skin then this is an absolute must. The best part is that this antioxidant mask smells divine, but one tricky thing about LUSH masks is that they need to be stored in the fridge and have an expiration date of about 4 weeks. I will admit they are well worth it though. Also, in case you didn’t know if you take back 5 black LUSH pots you will receive a free face mask. Winning!

Freeman Pineapple Facial Enzyme Mask ♥ R63.65 (Dis-Chem)
The best thing about this zingy, pineapple-scented enzyme mask is that it’s super gentle on the skin. The pineapple extract and exfoliating AHA’s slough off dead skin cells and leaves you with a radiant complexion with a very inexpensive price tag. This little gem actually boasts quite an impressive ingredient list. A few worth mentioning are ppapaya, lactic acids,glycolic acids, seaweed, lavender oil, peppermint oil, tea tree leaf oil, aloe vera, vitamin E and a mild version of vitamin A. This feels super refreshing on your face and when my skin is looking a bit dull and blah then I usually whip this mask out to revitalise my face.