Over the last few weeks, i have been on a mission to find something to fix my skin.

I am a very big fan of face masks.
I haven’t however, seemed to find the HG face mask that creates miracles…surely i’m not the only one that seeks a lot in a face mask..for it never to deliver?
I love Lush’s fresh face masks…but so far none have really made much of a difference to my skin.
That could quite possibly be down to the fact that I haven’t used them religiously for weeks on end…but at about £4.50 a pop for 3 weeks of product..i couldn’t possibly keep it up.

So, i have recently purchased 3 face masks.
All of which have been tried and tested a numerous amount of times.
Here’s my verdict.

1. Simple Deep Cleansing Face mask

Main Ingredients: Natural Clay & Seaweed extract

What it claims to do: Reveal fresher, brighter looking skin with our deep cleansing face mask to draw out deep down dirt and eliminate dead skin cells.

How well it performed: Hmm..i am a big fan of simple skincare, i love most of their products, mainly their amazing face wipes (also a staple in Cheryl Cole’s skincare regime) and i do like the fact they specialise in sensitive skin.
However, i didn’t really like the consistency of this. It wasn’t very thick..almost like a watery yogurt, making it harder to apply.
It also didn’t really feel like it was doing anything. I like a face mask where you can almost feel it working, this, again…just felt like i’d smeared a petit filous all over my face.
When washing it off, i didn’t notice any major differences to my skin…
So, overall, i was pretty disappointed in this face mask, but then again, it might work better for someone with a different skin type to me.

2. Botanics Intensive Moisture Mask

Main Ingredients: Honey & “Natural Extracts”

What it claims to do: Deeply hydrating, this luxurious mask quenches and rejuvenates, leaving skin feeling smooth, soft and supple.

How well it performed: My skin, as most of you will know by now, is mainly dry/combination. So i really did like the idea of this, and honey is meant to be a good ingredient for sorting out dryness.
The consistency of this one is a bit like the simple one, but the only reason i can put up with that in this case, is because this actually works.
After using this, my skin felt amazing, and not a dry patch in sight.
It also refreshed my skin and i did look a lot more radiant.
I can’t wait to use this more during the winter as my skin gets so dehydrated!
Would really recommend this mask to those of you who struggle with horrible dry patches.

3. Soap & Glory “Fab Pore” Face mask

Main Ingredients: Mushroom extract, Salicylic acid, Kaolin, Vitamins E & C

What it claims to do: Loosen dead skin cells that contribute to pore clogging. Sops up extra oils on the skin and smoothes the skin’s surface. Vitamins are antioxidants for skin boost.

How well it performed: This was by far, my favourite of the three. The texture is perfect, a thick creamy white paste which is so easy to apply to the face and easy still to remove.
You can use this mask as a 5 minutes refresh, or a 15 minute treatment.
I have used this both ways, and both have left my skin feeling refreshed, soft, hydrated but more importantly, looking healthy!
I can’t express how much i love this mask. I’m most definitely buying this again.
The smell is amazing, the packaging is amazing, and for once, the results are amazing.
A million thumbs up!

  1. After I saw your haul on the Soap and Glory products I went and bought only this mask. And I'm so glad you like it too because I think it's just wonderful! :)

  2. Lisa

    I love the fab pore one too, been using it for a couple of weeks now and it's fabby! Finally a mask you see instant results with! How are you getting on with your other S&G products? I'm tempted by the wipes and also 'glow job' (lol) I'm worried it'll clog my pores though :(


  3. I would highly recommend sanctury's charcoal mask (they do tube and satchet in boots, the satchet is enough for 2 apps I think). It is fab…I have quite oily, spotty skin. Also not sure if you got my twitter but vivawoman.net has some great 'nautral/at home' masks etc which made me think of you (after my sugar shower gel scrub)


  4. Im going to get the Soap & Glory one, cant wait :) Thanks for the review!

  5. u cud also try the st ives a;pha hydroxy moisturizing mask. its not too expensive

  6. Who doesn't love a good mask!? Thanks for the reviews!

  7. Gotta love soap and Glory!! i use the clinique pore minimiser as a mask and it works wonders for me, although the much cheaper neutrogena wash/mask is just as good! xx

  8. clemmie

    The Lush facemasks are really good – you could give those a shot xx

  9. Zoella.

    @Perfectly Flawed – I so didn't get your tweet. I don't think i see all my replies. :( They sound fab i am deffo going to have a peek at those.Thankyou :) xx

  10. Zoella.

    @Clemmie – Yeh, i have used 4 of the lush masks. They just dont seem to make a visible difference :( xx

  11. Faye

    That's it. Soap and Glory on my wish list..
    AGAIN. :)

  12. Sehrish

    Thanks for this post!!.. I've been looking for a face mask to help with my clogged pores and the fab pore mask looks great.. quick question: how often do you apply your mask? I do it twice a month and I don't think that's enough but i'm afraid to be too harsh to my skin..

  13. Grace

    now i have to have the S&G one, sigh.. :)

  14. No worries hun, it wouldn't let me message you – think you mustn't be following me on twitter, just blogs. x

  15. Danni

    I love that Botanics mask! A good way to get maximum benefits from it is to put on a thin layer (like a moisturiser) and leave it on over night – leaves my skin super super soft and smooth!

  16. Delighted to read a review on the fab pore, I've been looking at this on the shelves for ages wondering if it's any good! Thanks!

  17. Stacey

    I wanted to say a massive thank you for this post, i've always had horrible skin, but last week it got so much worse, about 20 spots on the sides of my face and chin, and then this horrible scaly dryness, which, actually was worse than the spots i think as it looked so weird..it was so horrible i wanted to walk out of work and couldn't care less if they sacked me, but then on friday to try and get rid of the dryness i bought the botanics mask you recommended and it's worked wonders, so thank you so much..how are you finding the oatfix mask (or whatever it's called) that's for dry skin isn't it?!xxxxx

  18. Nmx

    went out and bought the soap and glory one today. used it tonight and have actually seen instant results! thanks for recommending it :) great blog!

  19. Claire

    i know im very late in discovering this post but im commenting anyway!! :) thanks for a great post – i have ezcema and getting anything onto my skin is a struggle – i love simple stuff too but have never used their mask and i wont be now – will def sample the soap and glory one!! cheers |:) xx

  20. don't know if you'll get this i'm kind of new to the blog thing but i love yours, i read loads of it before i even made one but yeah everything you write is so interesting! don't feel you have to but if you want check out my blog, it's not that great but if you have any advice that'd be amazing xxx

  21. I never knew Simple had their own face mask :D x

  22. I have soap & glory's Fab Pore i think it's amazing! although if you forget to moisturise afterwards it really dries out your skin :)


  23. I have just recently set up a beauty blog after being inspired by you!

  24. Olivia

    Love the sound of the Soap and Glory face mask!

  25. Those masks look nice. I'm always searching for new products to explore, and recently got a Mud Mask by SAKARE. One of the best products I've ever tried. Cleanses the pores, and after 2 weeks my skin glows and feels a lot smoother.
    Highly recommended to try out more of Sakare products – they have nail kit and more attentive skin care stuff.

  26. I have sensitive skin and sometimes struggle to find a product suitable for my skin type. Is the Soap & Glory one aimed at sensitive skin types? If so, where would be the best place to purchase it from? Thanks x

  27. Hi there :) I love Sakare Products! Just got back from London, and the Sakare Nail Kit is to die for.
    I also loved the Sakare Intensive Nourishment Mud Mask. All of the Sakare Products I've tried in the Store were really great, and I'm definitely coming back for more :)

  28. Chloe Sarah Starkie

    these face masks look great, must try these out for myself

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  31. Robert Smith

    Thank you for such a wonderful article dear. i am using best hydrating facial mask from long and its really effective.