[dropcap]G[/dropcap]uys, I did it. I went out and bought a non-Lush face mask (and a pretty expensive one at that). Don’t get me wrong, my Cosmetic Warrior mask is still my no1 boo, but I think I’ve found a pretty close second. High fives all round. Big thanks to you all.
What is this mask? This close second to Lush’s pot of garlic delight? Well, it’s actually the one in that photo up there. Come on, guys, you’re better than that. It’s the Out Of Trouble Mask from Origins. Just call me a fancy beauty blogger, white tiles and all. I’ve hit ‘beauty product to place in all photo backgrounds’ gold. Now you’ll all know how cool and luxe and awesome I am. It’s also an okay face mask.
Nah, I’m kidding. It’s a really good face mask. You’d kinda expect it from a million ££ face mask though. It is a bit on the pricey side and had I not found it in the cosmetic store at the York Designer Outlet, I probably would have walked right past it in Boots, throwing my head back in laughter, as I skipped my merry little way to the Boot’s cucumber range. But hey, that’s just me.
But yeah, as I looked around and figured out how much I could really get away with spending under the guise of ‘the more you spend, the more you save’, my eyes fell on the Origins shelves, more than ready to turn my heels. This time, however, it was different. This time I felt butterflies. Which of these gloriously discounted products would make it into my basket. After much umming and arrring, I settled on this one. It was a tough ten minutes of my life.
So the mask itself is a thick, white mask that you keep on your face for ten minutes before washing off with warm water. Pretty standard stuff. It’s perfect for younger, blemish-prone skin and is full of skin fixing delights like Zinc Oxide and Salicylic Acid. It banishes oil and oh my does it make my skin soft and supple and pretty. It just glows. I’m thrilled.
A little goes a long way, too. Just a thin layer, in problem areas, left for ten minutes, sorts everything out. The consistency is a little chalky, presumably to soak up all those oils, but doesn’t dry the skin horrifically. I probably wouldn’t recommend it for anyone with particularly dry skin, but my first week using it was spent on the coast in Yorkshire living off fish and chips, so I was chill. It’s gentle on the skin, not drying like some masks can be, and smells lovely and fresh, if a little herby.