Friday, 24 April 2009

Lloydspharmacy YOUR Organics Replenishing Face Mask

RRP: £3.99 for 50ml

--What does the promo say?--
"With organic shea butter the Regenerating Face Mask is both calming and moisturising. Used once a week as a relaxing mask, YOUR Organics Face Mask is an essential part of your skincare routine to help rehydrate your skin and counter the effects of sun, wind, heat, cold and air conditioning."

As with the entire range, the design on the bottle is teal and white with a white etching of a leaf. The tube is plastic and stands up on its base lid. Easy enough to use, and the lid closes sturdily too.

Spread a liberal amount onto your face using your fingers. Relax for 10 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water, or rub excess into skin as desired.

Having (oh-so-briefly, once) used Lush's Cosmetic Warrior face mask, I know how important it is for a face mask to smell good. Thankfully, this one does: you get a sweet, buttery, dessert-type smell from this mask. Delicious!

A pale yellow lotion with a slight sheen to it.

Pretty much perfect: not too runny or stiff. It also absorbs incredibly well (I was quite surprised by the rate of absorption during use).

--How does your skin feel afterwards?--
Skin definitely feels cleaner and smoother; however, there wasn't the same mattifying effect as there often is with other masks, and I just didn't get the wow-factor smoothness that higher-end brands deliver (though at this price, this is perhaps to be expected).

--Value for money--
This is not a bad starter face mask for people who don't normally include this as part of their skincare routine: it's easy to use, affordable, delivers on the calming and moisturising promise, smells nice, and is travel-friendly too. However, if you want to splash out a bit more, I'd still recommend going for Liz Earle's version (her Intensive Moisturising Treatment) for that x-factor smoothness.

perfect partners
Nourishing Body Cream, £3.99 for 150ml
Invigorating Body Exfoliator, £4.99 for 150ml

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