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Saturday, 15 March 2014

Super Facialist Una Brennan Masks

A few weeks ago I posted about my two favourite Origins masks, the Clear Improvements and the Drink Up Intensive - see post here. Recently though I have been reaching for theses two affordable Superfacialist masks over my much loved Origins so I thought I would share my reasons why with you.  

Tea Flower Deep Clean Pore Puryifying Mask

This is a deep cleansing mask designed to clear your skin of any dirt, toxins or excessive oil which can lead to congested skin. It contains Salicylic Acid and Dead Sea Mud, which is full of ingredients to detox the skin. The combination of Avocado Oil and Acacia Honey then soothes the skin helping it to rebalance,  leaving you with a very cleansed and refreshed complexion. 

This is quite a thick consistency and much lighter in colour compared to the Origins Clay mask. On application it smells very clean and fresh, almost floral. I love that it needs a minimum of five minutes to work, although I do often leave it much longer, as I do hate those masks which need a good 20 minutes before they dry. 

I have taken a tip from the lovely massure at Liz Earle and now remove these rich cleansing masks with a pre-cleanse oil (although she did recommend the Liz Earle Skine Boost Tonic) and I must say there is a huge difference. I love the how smooth my skin feels afterwards and it definitely helps reduce any blemishes. 

Rose Hydrate Intense Moisture Mask

I think this has to be my favourite over the two, especially in these colder months. I suffer from dehydrated skin, see my post on another saviour for this here, and so this mask is an important part of my skincare routine. It claims it can be used on even the most sensitive skin to boost your moisture levels and radiance. The blend of Vitamin E and Marshmellow extract help to replenish, plump and hydrate the skin whilst the White Willow extract enhances skin cell turnover. 

I absolutely love the creaminess of this product and it feels like applying a thick moisturiser over the skin. It smells faintly of roses but this is not overpowering and does not last during the whole application. It says to leave it on for 5 minutes but I always leave it longer as it feels so soothing and nourishing, I then wash it off with warm water and a muslin cloth. 

The difference is always noticeable, my skin feels so much softer, smother and hydrated after use and my complexion much brighter. I use this a couple of times a week whenever I feel my skin needs that extra little boost.

Reviews have compared this to the Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask, however I do think there are noticeable differences. Obviously the amount of time you leave the product on the skin as the Drink Up can be used overnight. The Superfacialist is not as heavy or tacky, instead feeling like a nourishing moisturiser on the skin. However I do think that the outcome and appearance of the skin after use is very similar and if you want to try a more affordable alternative then I couldn't recommend this enough! 

Both these products are £8.99 in Boots, which I think it an absolute bargain and well worth the investment as they will last for ages.

What are your favourite masks?



  1. These both sound amazing as I am a huge lover of the Origins masks. I have just purchased the Tea Flower Deep Clean Pore Purifying Mask, but it's in my stash ready to use when I finish up my Charcoal Mask from Origins. A great review!

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

    1. I love Origins too but these masks are fantastic and so much more affordable! X

  2. I really like your blog!

    Have you ever looked at Heaven skincare?

    Their products are AMAZING!


    1. No I haven't but I will definitely be checking them out now! :)

  3. Such a great review! I do love my Origins masks but these two sound amazing, need to give them a go! xx

  4. These look really good - I love face masks, so I might give these ones a try! x



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