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Price and Availability
Clearskin is an sub brand of AVON and is made and sold by Avon through their catalogues and their website. This is still available directly through Avon and is priced at £4 but is currently on offer for £2. The clearskin range is often on different offers so it's worth holding out rather than paying full price.
The packaging is very clinical looking as is the entire range, it is a white tube (the shape of a toothpaste tube just shorter). It has Avon written on the top, Clearskin down the side and blemish clearing peel of mask in the middle. On the top there is also a half circle of blue dots which is the clear skin logo and is on all their products. On the bottom it states that there is 2% salicylic acid in this product.
This is a thick gel consistency as you would expect from a mask and it is really easy to put on using just your fingers I know some people use sponges or what have you to put masks on but I have always just used my fingers and found this was fine with this product. This takes around 20 minutes to dry which I found was a little longer than most similar products I have tried. You are advised to leave this on over night but I have tried it both over night and by leaving it on for about 30 minutes and I can't say there was any difference to the results. My skin did feel firmer when removing to mask and my pores were less visable, the few spots I had were less red but the results were far from dramatic. Wearing it to bed is just a nightmare it comes off all over your sheets and as much as I want clear skin I don't want to have to wash my bed clothes every time I use this which to keep up the effects would probably be every other day or so.
Overall this is an OK product, I definitely wouldn't recommend wearing it over night but you do get nice results from half hour wear and it does leave your skin feeling fresh and clean. The results were ok which is better than I can say for some other masks, you do actually see a difference with this one. I would pick it up again if it was on offer for £2 but I probably wouldn't pay £4 for it.
There's not that many face masks that work for me but I find this one does. I don't feel irritated when using it and find it quite nice peeling all of the dirt away from my face. As I use make up every day I am obviously clogging my pores with dirt and it's quite normal to feel the dirt lingering on your face. I find it works well if you have spots and reduces the size and redness as I would know as I get them regularly. I apply an even amount of the product on my face and wait until I can feel and see it has fully dried - you can normally tell when the dry parts starting lifting. With any normal face mask its the task of using the flannel to wipe it off but with this face mask you just peel away and that's it nothing else apart from having a silky smooth face. The price of the product is affordable and avon tend to have offers on this product - I'll be buying more to stock up in case it discontinues.
I WILL NOT be using this product again. I have a very simple cleansing routine and have never really used many products on my face other than water and baby wipes and have had really good skin since being a teenager. Recently I started getting a few spots on my chin and nose so I ordered this product. I didnt want to risk spending a fortune and thought this seemed like a bargain at £2. I usually rate Avon products to be of good quality and high (ish) hopes for this.
The first time I used it I was disappointed straight away. The texture is really gooey but not that thick. When applied it seemed impossible that it would turn into a face mask. I left it on for the recoomended time and I was right. The formula didnt really set and instead of peeling it off I ended up having to scrub it off. I didnt notice any difference immediately. After 2 hours my face started to feel very dry and itchy. Needless to say I have not used it again.
~*~*~ Avon Clearskin Blemish Clearing Peel Off Mask ~*~*~
Up until a year ago I never really purchased any products from Avon. This is because I found them to be poor quality and quite frankly a waste of money. However, quite recently Avon has been making a come back signing up the likes of Reese Witherspoon and Fergie to endorse their products. I have also found a lot more people taking up the role of distributor in my area, I have around 5 feuding neighbours all trying to sell me products.
I decided to give Avon another go and purchased this peel off mask, as well as some other products, from one of my neighbours (the least pushiest out of the 5, Maureen). I placed my order and waited around a week for Maureen to deliver it to my door step, obviously making sure my other 4 neighbours couldn't see the packaging. Once it arrived I could not wait to give it ago. Please see below for my thoughts on this product.
~*~*~ What Is It? ~*~*~
This is a peel-able face mask by Avon. It is designed to remove blemishes, leaving skin looking clean and clear. It comes in a white, plastic tube with a flip top lid, which is located at the bottom of the tube. On the front of the tube is the Clearskin logo in purple writing, and on the back of the tube is the ingredients and instructions on how to use.
To use, you simply apply the mask to clean, dry skin, leave on over night and peel off in the morning. It is advised to use this product every night.
~*~*~ Price and Availability ~*~*~
I purchased this product from my neighbour, who is a Avon representative, for £2.00 (it was on special offer, usual RRP £4.00) for a 750ml tube. I have looked online recently at the Avon website and it doesn't seem to be available any more, however I have seen them being sold very cheaply on Ebay.
~*~*~ My Thoughts ~*~*~
When I received this item I was quite excited to try it, I love face masks as I find them really relaxing and I love the way they leave my skin feeling. At first glance of the tube I found it to be pretty plain looking, nothing eye catching about the product at all. One of the good things about the tube was that the lid was on the bottom, which makes it easier to get the last bit of the product out.
I went on to read the instructions, which is when I discovered that this was a face mask that has to be left on all night. Once I found this out I was pretty disappointed, as I am so used to just leaving a mask on for 20 minutes and then taking it off. I washed and cleansed my face, ready for the face mask. I then unclipped the cap and squeezed out a big dollop of gel. This product is clear in colour, and has the same consistency, and feel as a gel. I slapped a good amount of gel onto my entire face, and waited. The smell of the gel was nothing special, it wasn't very overpowering and it just had a fresh smelling scent to it. After around 15-20 minutes I could feel the mask starting to set and my face began to feel a lot tighter. I normally like this sensation as I know there is only a matter of minutes before I can peel the mask off, however on this occasion I had to leave it on all night.
Once I got into bed I found it quite difficult to drift off, as I was very concious of the mask on my face, which was making my face feel quite uncomfortable and itchy. Eventually I went into a deep slumber, and forgot about the mask on my face. When I woke up I was met by what looked like snake skin shedding's on my pillow. Unfortunately for me I do tend to sleep on my stomach, and I was wondering how long the mask would stay intact. After getting out of my bed I went straight to the mirror to see how much off the mask had stayed on my face, unfortunately it was very little. The majority of the mask was on my pillow and the rest of the mask was in my hair. After picking out the remnants of the mask from my hair and washing my face, I wiped my face with my hand to see if I could feel any difference to my skin. Unfortunately my faced felt exactly the same as before I had used the mask. My face did not look any brighter or noticeable different. Overall I was very disappointed.
After this experience I decided not to use the product overnight again. Instead I decided to use it like a normal mask, i.e removing the mask after 20 minutes. This seemed to make my skin feel somewhat smooth, however I have used much better masks in the past that have left my skin feeling and looking a lot better.
~*~*~ Would I Recommend? ~*~*~
Unfortunately I cannot recommend this mask, as the aggravation of wearing it overnight outweighed the final results. If I had known it was an overnight mask then I would not have purchased it. At the moment Avon have discontinued this product, however you can find it on Ebay. If I was you I would not waster my time or money on this product. I mentioned above that I decided to give Avon another try and although this product was disappointing, the other products I purchased were exceptional value for money. I would definitely buy more products from Avon, but I think I will check out the reviews on Dooyoo beforehand. I can only give this product 1 out of 5 Dooyoo stars.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review :)
Having been a trusted user of Avon for a few years now, i must say i was fairly disappointed by this peel off face mask. I was looking for something to help unclog my pours and smooth my skin without being too harsh.
The mask is designed for blemishes and blemish prone skin, which mine can be. It is a gel like substance which the instructions suggest you smooth over your face in a thin layer and wait for... well....a long time! most masks range from 10-30 minutes but this mask is apparently suitable to be left on the skin for hours. I personally found this very strange. I only left on for an hour. When i tried to peel it off i found it did not come off smoothly and bits were particularly difficult to remove from around my hairline. It can be a little uncomfortable to pull the mask off where you have little hairs on your skin also
Overall, whilst the product was cheap at only around £2 i found it was too much hassle, and the peel off option which is supposed to be time saving meant that i actually spent longer on my face regime that a wash off mask . My face did feel a little smother, and no irritation was caused, but skin did not feel any deeper cleansed or reduce blemishes.
As an avon representative I tend to buy a lot of products to try out so when my customers ask me about the products I can give them a truthful opinion rather than them sending back products which they didn't like. So I decided to try this new blemish clearing peel off mask as I do get a few spots so hoped this would help and I prefer peel off masks as they aren't as messy as normal face masks. This product was on offer for £1.75 so I thought I'd give it a try.
The clearskin range are all good priced products but I was hoping that this wouldn't be reflected in the quality. They are all the same simple design, white with the purple clearskin logo. The peel off mask came in a 75ml tube with the lid at the bottom which makes it easier to get out all the remaining product from the bottom. The problem which I did have with the lid though was that it was very stiff to open and close. I ended up having to leave it slightly open and stand the tube upside down leaning against my other products so that I didn't have the same trouble again trying to get into it when I next used it. As the lid was left open that meant that the face mask had dried up on the end so I had to peel it off before using it.
It says on the instructions to apply to your skin at night and leave on overnight and peel off the following morning, I was shocked to discover it should be left on for such a long time as all other face masks I've used needed to be removed within 20 minutes. It was easy to squeeze the liquid out onto my finger so that I could apply it to my face and it spread easily and evenly over my skin. The liquid looked clear but with a slight shade of lilac to it. It had dried within about 15 minutes but as soon as I moved my mouth it started peeling off all around my mouth so I could feel the mask hanging off my face. It was irritating me being able to feel it not suck down so I had to tear off the part which wasn't stuck down. I went to bed and left it on but when I woke up the next day most of it was already peeled off over my pillow and hair so all that was left was odd strips mostly near my hairline. The leftover bits were easily peeled off but when looking in the mirror my skin didn't look any different than the day before, it felt slightly softer but not much.
Overall I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone. It didn't help to clear any blemishes and was a lot of fuss having to keep it on overnight. Maybe if it only had to be left on for 20 minutes then I would of preferred it as I did like how it wasn't messy like when washing off a clay mask and was easily peeled off but I didn't like it on for too long as I could feel it stretching over my skin.
I, like a lot of women, like to take care of my skin and I often try out different face masks, face scrubs, cleansers etc. When I was flicking through the Avon catalogue I came across the clearskin blemish clearing peel off mask. I often get breakouts so I thought I would try it out. When I brought the product it was on offer (like a lot of Avon products are most of the time) and cost me £2 instead of £4.
When it came it was in a 75ml squeezey plastic bottle with the lid on the bottom. It is good that the lid is on the bottom as the contents comes out easily without having to shake or squeeze the bottle too hard. However the lid was quite stiff to open and then to close again, so if you didn't close it properly it could quite easily squeeze out. The bottle is a simple design but does the job; it is just white with purple writing telling you what the product is, it also has a small purple logo. On the back of the bottle is all of the relevant information that you need including the ingredients and a clear description of how to use.
The product itself is clear in colour and quite thick and sticky. It has quite a strong smell that isn't very nice, it smells (to me) like chemicals or glue, it definitely does not smell like something you would use on your face.
In the instructions is says to use every evening and leave on your face over night to dry. I used exactly as the instructions said and applied a thin layer before going to bed. I soon realised that I was in for quite a messy night. I climbed into bed and tried to go to sleep, trying to keep all of my hair (which is fairly long) away from my face so that it didn't stick to my face. I also had to try and keep my head still so that I didn't smear the sticky, wet mask all over the pillow. It wasn't the most comfortable night sleep and I got fed up with it when I woke up for about the 10th time at around 4am and peeled it off. When I got up in the morning my skin felt oily and greasy. I looked in the mirror, i wasn't expecting miricales but i saw no difference in fact my skin looked worse because it now looked greasey as well.
I have tried the product a couple more times but got the same result. Overall I was not impressed with this product and would not use it again or recommend any one else to use it either.
I have bought a lot from Avon over the past few year and have been pleasantly surprised with how good they are and value for money. This though was a complete different story!
I have used peel masks before but they seemed to either not work or to just bring me out in a face full of spots. I get an Avon book from a representative in my area and order every month and have done for around 4 years. I had seen the Avon Clear skin Blemish Clearing Peel Off Mask in the catalogue on offer for £2 and decided to give it a try as I thought for £2 I can;t really go wrong!
It came in a standard white plastic tube with the Clear skin logo to the side, and the instructions printed on the back. Pretty plain but for £2 I couldn't really complain. However after reading the instructions I wasn't all that impressed. The Avon Clear skin Blemish Clearing Peel Off Mask is designed to be used overnight, like a night cream, and then peeled off in the morning. This is a first for me as usually peel mask are put on for around half an hour then removed. But seen as other peel masks hadn't worked for me I thought the technique of using it over night might work differently.
That night I tied my hair back and put the mask on. It was pretty thick and wasn't a pleasant smelling mask either. I just put it on my chin, nose and forehead as this is where I am prone to blemishes. After half an hour my face felt a bit tight but not uncomfortable. I went to bed but work up the next day to find a lot of the mask on my pillow. I washed the mask of and washed my pillow cover (wasn't happy but should have realised it was going to happen with putting it on overnight) I didn't notice any change to my skin and over the next couple of days came out in several spots! Was a complete waste of £2 to make my skin worse than before.
Even for the small price I won't recommend anyone tried it and I did complain about the product directly to avon but didn't get much of a response!
To be honest I won't recommend face masks at all just drink lots of water and eat healthy and your face will look better itself - mine did!!
(would give it a 0 out of 5 but unfortunately it won't let me)
**Reasons for my Purchase**
After having my (now 2 year old) daughter, my skin seemed to be suffering, from my varied 'grab it and go' diet, lack of sleep, and generally from me having far less time to dedicate to any full on skincare regime. I noticed a few small blemishes around my cheeks, some enlarged pores on my nose, and a slightly sallow tone to my skin, especially over winter.
So when I saw the Avon Clearskin Blemish Clearing Peel Off Mask advertised in the Avon brochure, and it's promise to clear the skin of blemishes and give an even tone to the face, I was impressed and thought I'd give it a try.
**Price and Availability**
As I have a friend at work who is an Avon representative, I chose to buy directly from her, saving on the postage and packing charges. The usual price for the 75ml tube of Avon Clearskin Blemish Clearing Peel Off Mask
is £4, but I purchased it at half price on special offer, so only £2. I thought this was a great bargain, and certainly influenced me to buy.
You can also purchase this product directly from the Avon website however a postage and packing charge will apply, and sometimes you can see it come up on eBay too.
Avon Clearskin Blemish Clearing Peel Off Mask comes in a fairly standard white plastic tube with the Clearskin logo to the side, and the instructions printed on the back. Apparently other reviewers state it comes in a box - mine didn't, so I don't know whether they have changed the packaging, or whether I was just not given a box, after buying from a rep? Either way I always throw the boxes, so not a problem. It doesn't look show stopping, but hey, I paid £2, so I can't complain.
I was a bit annoyed to find that Avon Clearskin Blemish Clearing Peel Off Mask is designed to be used overnight, like a night cream, and then peeled off in the morning. As I have an active toddler who often gets up at night I was less than impressed at this, as stupidly I assumed something called a peel off mask would be a quick once a week splodge on, wait 20 minutes (or in my case do the housework whilst it dries or toddler naps!) and then peel it off. But apparently not. You have to apply it, leave it to dry, go to bed and peel it off when you get up. Argh.
So I had to wait to use it, as I had work the next day and I wanted to have enough time. I waited until Friday, so my husband could watch our daughter as I removed it the next day and had a shower.
The mask is more like a thick gel with a rather odd scent, unfortunately reminiscent of PVA glue in both consistency and smell, I have very long hair so I had to tie it back then use a hair band to keep the stragglers back, then cover my face in it (though Avon recommends to use on targeted areas mainly, you can use it on the whole face). It took at least an hour to dry fully as it's so thick, in that time it felt tight and I was skeptical I'd make the night with this on my face. My husband was less than impressed when a shiny faced lizard woman got in bed next to him, but I assured him (well as best as you can through a face mask) that this was all worth it in my quest for smooth, baby soft, blemish free skin!
Sleeping in it wasn't too bad, probably because I am dead to the world in my sleep, but when I woke up I found that I'd shed most of the mask over my pillow, my own hair, my husband (oops) and the bedding. Ugh. So I got up (my daughter was awake at this point, and didn't like the look of me at all, poor girl) had to have a shower and get it all out of my hair, where it was stuck like chewing gum, and then get everyone out of bed so I could strip it and wash it before it got trampled into the carpet. At 7am on a Saturday, not happy!
My rather grumpy hubby (he likes a lay in on a Saturday) pointed out that I 'didn't look any different anyway' and you know what, he was right. I'd had a shower, washed my face as usual and yes I felt clean but my face felt exactly the same and the tiny blemishes looked just the same as well. So all in all I do feel it was a complete flipping waste of time.
No! Never! Not unless you want to look like you've been slimed and have to wash your bedding early in the morning, all for zero result. If you have blemishes, then do what I have since done, use a witch hazel pen, and drink lots and lots of water.
If you do like the pampering aspect of a face mask, avoid Avon Clearskin Blemish Clearing Peel Off Mask! It's a hassle. Get a regular face mask, be it mud, thermal, or peel off, I recommend the Jeunesse one-use sachets, or Boots Naturals tubes. Just not Avon Clearskin Blemish Clearing Peel Off Mask!
I can only give this 1 out of 5, purely because DooYoo won't let me give it 0 out of 5, which is what it deserves. Even though it was only £2, it was £2 wasted, and it cost me even more when you think of the washing powder and electricity costs with the washer and drier. I was so annoyed when I woke up to find it was flipping everywhere, I mean, how can Avon develop a product which peels off and expect you to sleep in it all night? It's rubbish, simply put, and I can't recommend it in the slightest.
Save your money!
I remember first becoming aware of peel off masks when myself and my cousins discovered some in our Grandmas bathroom and covered our hands in it, since coming to an age to look after my skin I have always used them as I feel there is something really satisfying about peeling it off once it has dried.
I bought this product from my Avon representative where I work, I have always liked the Avon skincare ranges and find them really great value too, this one costs £4 at full price for a 75ml tube but if you wait then just about everything in the Avon book comes on offer within a couple of months.
The product comes packaged in a squeezy tube with a flip top lid on it, the tube only has a few little bits of writing with the name of the company and the product and then a little clearskin logo so is a very simple design. On the back of the tube you are told that it will reduce blemishes and you get the directions for how to use the product. To use this you simply flip the lid open which is a little stiff to begin with but soon loosens, the product inside is thick and reminds me of hair gel. You are told to apply this product thinly to the skin and allow to dry for 15-20 minutes however you are not supposed to peel it off until the following morning, I find this rather strange and have never had a peel off mask say this before.
Personally I apply the mask to my face and then lay back, I find that after about 10 minutes you start to feel your face stiffen as the mask dries and then after about 15 minutes there are just little bits which are still damp which for me is generally on my cheeks and the tip of my nose. After about 20-25 minutes I find the mask is completely dry and then I go to sleep to find to my dismay that the next morning there was hardly anything left on my face to peel away, once I peel away the little bits that are left I then wash the rest off my face.
I found that I had bits of the mask in my bed which I wasn't impressed with and that although to was easy to use there just wasn't the same satisfaction of a peel off mask you actually get to peel off. The mask made no difference to my skin so I really cannot recommend it at all, 1 star from me.
I have always taken very good care of my skin and ever since my teenage years I have strictly followed a beauty regime where I cleanse, tone and moisturise my face on a twice daily basis. I would describe my skin as T-zone where I suffer with oily patches on my forehead and nose with dry patches on my cheeks. For as long as I can possibly remember I have enjoyed an hour of pampering "me time", which amongst other home beauty treatments, always entails a face mask on a Sunday afternoon.
Whilst I have a few firm favourite masks that I will repeatedly purchase, I like trying and testing new products and a range that caught my eye some time ago whilst looking through an Avon brochure was their Clearskin Blemish Clearing. I cannot admit to suffering with breakouts of spots although I occasionally suffer with the odd one or two, but my pores can easily become clogged, which can result in blackheads. Consequently, it is necessary for me to use more intensive skin cleansing products on a weekly basis. I'm a great fan of peel off facial masks, as in addition to them normally offering effective properties, there is nothing more satisfying than pulling at the corner of the dried mask and gently peeling it away. As the Clearkskin Blemish Clearing range offered tempting claims I made a couple of different purchases with this review discussing the Peel Off Mask.
The product arrived in a fairly plain looking white cardboard box, which is rather a waste in my opinion, but nevertheless, it creates the illusion of clean and fresh. It was only when my Avon representative presented me with my order that I realised that the mask contains 2% of salicylic acid; which somewhat concerned me, particularly as I have suffered adverse effects in the past when using products containing this ingredient. However, pushing my negative thoughts to the side and eager to try out my new mask, I removed the 75ml sturdy plastic tube from the box.
Whilst I have used an array of peel off face masks during my lifetime, I was surprised with the directions for use, which are contained on both the reverse of the tube and the box. We are advised that the mask is intended to reduce blemishes overnight and should be thinly applied to the affected area, left to dry and should then be peeled off in the morning. I found this really odd, particularly as all of the other peel off masks I have used involve a 15 - 20 minute drying time prior to peeling away, which is generally the point when my skin becomes a little tight and itchy. As a result, I cannot admit to relishing the though of leaving the stuff on my face whilst I slept as I anticipated it would be uncomfortable on my skin as well as brushing onto my clean bed linen.
It was several weeks before I decided to give the product a try, which was when I decided to apply it to some slightly enlarged pores, which are situated below my nose. As this area is prone to blackheads, particularly if neglected, it is essential that I regularly use facial scrubs and face masks. The tube offers an easy to open and close flip top lid, which is fairly sturdy, so there is no risk of it detaching itself after being used several times. The pale lilac coloured mask is easily dispensed and identical to other peel off masks that I have used it offers a gel like consistency. I found the aroma initially very off putting, particularly as it smells identical to glue that I used for crafts when I was a child, but thankfully, it faded quite rapidly.
As directed, I applied the gel to the effected area directly after cleansing, which was an easy process. I had anticipated the salicylic acid content to offer a slight burning and skin warming sensation, but I cannot report of experiencing this, which surprised me, particularly as I experienced this when using the cleanser from the same range. The small amount that I applied dried in around fifteen minutes, which is a similar timescale to that of normal peel off masks. Whilst I had the desperate urge to remove the mask especially as my skin felt a little itchy and tight, I decided to follow the directions for use and attempt to sleep with the small patch of mask on my face.
As I always sleep on my one side, I was worried that the mask would disperse onto my pillow, so I covered it with a hand towel and I drifted off into the land hoping that the mask would work its magic. On awakening the following morning, there was only a small fragment on the mask on my face with the remainder being on the towel, particularly as I'd turned over several times in my sleep. I removed the last piece of mask, which peeled off with ease, but I wasn't at all convinced with Avon's claim that the mask would clear blemishes overnight. I was unable to witness any difference to the appearance of my skin and was bitterly disappointed, particularly as my pores looked the same as they had the previous night. Avon alleges that the mask will improve skin clarity, which in my opinion, is rather ambitious, particularly when the mask is not designed to be applied all over. I generally find that the surface of my skin feels soft and smooth following the removal of face masks, but there was no noticeable difference after using this product.
I decided to try out the mask on a further few occasions and used it as I would any other peel off face mask by applying it all over my face and peeling off when it was fully dried dry some 15 - 20 minutes later. The mask was fairly easy to peel off although it came away in a few pieces and was considerably thicker than other brands such as Boots and Montagne Jeunesse. After using, my skin appeared radiant although this was short lived, but I cannot admit to being impressed, particularly as this product is sold as a "Peel off Mask" and I did not feel that it had cleansed or improved the condition of my skin. As a result, I am of the strong opinion that it should be renamed "Spot and Blemish Gel" as the product name is very misleading. I cannot recall how the Avon brochure marketed this product and as I have no brochure to hand I am unable to check. However, I have looked on the Avon website and checked the directions for use, which are clearly stated.
My experience with this face mask was poor and very disappointing and whilst I always try to look for a positive, I'm afraid the only one I can find is that the mask did not cause any dryness or irritation. Due to the reasons discussed above, I feel a one star rating to be appropriate.
If you are interested in purchasing Avon's Clearskin Blemish Clearing Peel Off Mask, I would advise that it normally retails at £4, but at the time of writing you can purchase for £2. The remainder of mine will be squirted down the plug hole with the tube being placed into the recycling bin.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.