Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Nude Miracle Mask

RRP: £37.19 for 40ml

--What does the promo say?--
"This aptly named mask will impress the multi-tasking mum who never has time for treatments as much as the Skin Perfectionist, who has regular treatments and expects real performance from her products. Natural milk AHAs and mandarin extract actively exfoliate while red ginseng stimulates circulation for visibly radiant, smooth skin. For all skins; contains no parabens, sulphates, PEGs, TEA, DEA, propylene glycol, phthalates, GMO, mineral oil or silicones."

--Packaging--
Really unique - a pale purple, rectangular prism shape, whose lid comes off neatly to reveal a pump top. It works well, looks sophisticated, and the lid closes securely.

--Application--
The website counsels as follows: "Apply a thin layer to a clean face, avoiding eyes. Skin may tingle as the treatment works. After 5 minutes, remove thoroughly with water. Use twice weekly." Pretty simple stuff.

--Scent--
It's practically scentless. The red ginseng is perhaps slightly detectable if you really sniff hard, but you have to work at it.

--Appearance--
A vibrant, but not artificial-looking, mandarin-orange gel. It goes onto the face clear and no visible residue is left after rinsing.

--Texture/consistency--
A smooth, slightly runny gel. On the face it glides comfortably and there are no problems with rinsing off the mask.

--How does your skin look afterwards?--
While it doesn't quite have the wow-factor of Crème de le Mer's Refining Facial, skin still appears visibly brighter, smoother, retextured, more even in tone, and more refined. For someone with acneic skin it's probably one of the best results I've seen yet.

--How does your skin feel afterwards?--
There is no irritation, and I didn't experience the tingling that was talked about in the promotional material. Skin feels smooth and nourished after use.

--Value for money--
I have to admit that I wasn't expecting it to be quite this expensive; I was probably expecting it to be about £10 cheaper. However, I'd definitely stick it on my Christmas/birthday wishlist, and since other items in Nude Skincare's catalogue seem to be more competitively priced (the toners, for instance), I would undoubtedly consider trying more of their products.

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3 comments:

Laura said...

Great thorough review, as usual! How many applications do you think you can get from it?

Bianca said...

Difficult to say, since there's no way of actually seeing how much is left at any point, but you need fairly little for each application, so I would imagine that the number of potential uses is numerous.

Nude Skincare said...

Hi Bianca and Laura,
The Miracle Mask is a treatment you can use 2-3 times a week. You'll only need to use 2 pumps for a light, even coverage so the mask should last around 5-6 months.
The Nude Team