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Brand: Boots / Type: Face Mask / Suitable for: Face / What it does: Smoothes / Product line: Boots Natural Collection

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      27.04.2013 12:36
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      horrible cheap facemask that can in no way be good for your skin!

      I love using facemasks, I normally use a botanics clay mask from Boots but I got this in part of a box set of Strawberry Natural Collection goodies at christmas and I decided to give it a go yesterday.

      The first thing I am going to say is that I will never use it again!

      So, the face mask comes in a small pink sachet which you tear open and squeeze the mask out. It smells nice but the consistancy isnt what I expected - its a bit thin and creamy moisturiser like. I proceeded to smooth it onto my face and found that it didnt want to go from my fingers to my face so I had trouble getting it on my face in the first place - I then struggled to wash it off my hands!

      You are supposed to leave the mask on for up to 5 minutes according to the instructions, however after about 30 seconds my skin started to tingle, a few seconds later it was a horrible burning sensation! I immediately tried to wash it off with water but had the same problem I had trying to get it off my hands - it was just like I had a load of greasy moisuriser all over my face that was water resistant. I ended up wiping the mask off with a towel and then washing my face again afterwards to make sure it was all off.

      As soon as I got it off my face stopped stinging and burning, and was left looking very shiny, but not feeling particularly soft or clean or cleansed!

      Overall I wouldnt recomend this face mask at all, infact I would advice everyone to stay well clear of it!

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      27.02.2013 22:07
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      Excellent face mask that really works

      Up until recently I wasn't really into using face masks and to be honest I cant remember the last time I used one. However as part for a Christmas present I received a few Boots Natural Collection Wild Strawberry Face Masks so I decided to give them a go. I have heard that face masks can cause spots so I was a little concerned about this but I decided to go with it and give them a try.

      Packaging
      The Boots Natural Collection Wild Strawberry Face Mask comes in a small plastic sachet, the majority of the sachet is taken up with the picture of a face covered in a bright pink face mask with strawberries on it, the bottom section of the sachet is taken up with a brown strip, this has the Boots logo and the name of the product written inside it. The back of the sachet contains all of the product information including information about the product, directions for use, warnings and ingredients. All of the writing on the packet is in black which stands out against the pale pink background.

      The Face Mask
      I wasn't really sure what to expect when I opened the Boots Natural Collection Wild Strawberry Face Mask because as I have said this is not a product I really use on a regular basis. The face mask was basically a white coloured cream, it was or a reasonably thick consistency but not so thick that it would be hard to spread over your face, but on the other hand it was not so runny that it would run straight off of your skin. The fragrance was the first thing I noticed about this product, it really did smell of fresh strawberries and smelt good enough to eat, I have other products in the Boots Natural Collection Wild Strawberry range and they all have a lovely fresh strawberry smell and these face masks are no different, there are no other fragrances in the face mask it does just smell of pure strawberries. The soothing wild strawberries within this face mask are designed to help smooth and soften your skin, the face mask also contains natural clay which will draw out any impurities and excess oils, this is designed to leave your face purified and brighter.

      Directions for Use
      The directions for this face mask are simple but I did read them just to make sure that I applied it right and left it on for the right amount of time. The directions stated that you should apply evenly using your finger tips to clean dry skin, you need to avoid the delicate eye and lip area. Once applied you should leave the face mask on for up to 5 minutes and then rinse with clean warm water and pat your face dry. I followed exactly what the instructions said when I used my face mask as I didn't want to cause any problems with my skin.

      Warnings
      The warnings on the back of the packaging state
      * Avoid contact with eyes
      * If product gets into your eyes rinse with clean water
      * Do not apply to irritated or damaged skin
      * Keep out of reach of children
      * This is not food

      Price and Availability
      Obviously the Wild Strawberry Face Mask is only available from Boots as it is part of their Natural Collections range, each 10ml sachet costs just £1.00, whilst you only get one use out of each packet I personally think that this is an excellent price, it is an excellent quality product for a low price.

      My Opinion
      I received several sachets of the Boots Natural Collection Wild Strawberry Face Mask and so far have been extremely pleased with them. As I have mentioned I was concerned that the face masks would cause spots as I had heard this can happen, however I had nothing to worry about, after using the first face mask I really noticed a difference in my skin, it looked much bright, smoother and felt extremely soft and fresh. I loved the fragrance of this product and again this helped my skin to feel clean and fresh. When I applied the face mask it did dry a little on my skin but the majority of it remained as a cream substance, applying it was simple and it spread easily and evenly over my skin. The product is an excellent price and in my opinion well worth the money. I would certainly recommend this product to anyone and it will definilty become part of my facial routine on a weekly basis.

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      14.03.2011 17:24
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      Avoid if you have sensitive skin

      I was really disappointed by this face mask, having used lots of products from the Natural Collection range quite happily over the years. It looked and smelt lovely, but as soon as I put it on my face it started stinging and I had to wash it off straight away. It is really unusual for my skin to react badly to products like this as it is not particularly sensitive. I have used the Rosemary and Witch Hazel Face Mask from the same range many times and have never had this reaction, so it appears to be the strawberry one only that is not so good for sensitive skin. It is a shame because it only costs 99p for a sachet, which last for a few applications. And the whole Natural Collection range is often on 3 for 2 at Boots.

      If you have never had issues with sensitive skin I would suggest you try this product, because it smells really nice and is good value. But if you do have sensitive skin, avoid it.

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        04.02.2011 22:17
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        a product more for young girls on sleepovers

        The wild strawberry face mask is part of the natural collection by Boots.

        The product comes in a pale pink sachet of 10mls, which costs currently £1.01. However, it is often part of Boots 3 for 2 offers.

        The face mask is supposed to help remove excess oil from your skin leaving it feeling brighter and softer.
        The mini sachet clearly sets out the directions on the back which are simple to follow.
        Apply using your fingers over your clean, dry face, avoiding eyes and lips. Leave the mask for five minutes at a maximum and then wash off with water.
        They also set out a few warnings not to use it on irritated or broken skin and to keep out of the reach of children. The igrediants list is quite long and is full of chemical sounding things, non of which listed strawberry until you get to the bottom and see fragaria vesca extract (the plant name for a woodland strawberry).

        The product itself squeezes out quite easily from the cut packet and is a fairly thick lotion consistancy. It is very pale pink, more of a hint really, but does have a lovely strawberry smell. It goes on well and the amount covers the skin without a problem. On leaving it I did panic slightly as it started to sting. I have used masks before and non have stung like that, so much so I was tempted to wash it off; I did persist though and it eased. I don't believe my skin was unduely irritated but in the products defense I had been out in the wind so maybe it was a bit more tender than usual. The mask set but not to a clay like apperance that some do and I could move my face about without a problem. It washed off smoothly and my skin did feel slightly softener but not that it lasted long and I felt no other benifits I am afraid, except I smelt of strawberry!

        I don't think it is something that I would buy again. It might appeal to young girls on sleepovers etc.

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        12.10.2010 13:15
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        Good results but not a pleasant experience to use.

        I like to use face masks frequently and spotted this one in Boots. I like the one use sachet masks as they are convenient and at just 99p I thought it would be worth a try. It is part of the Natural Collection which is a Boots own brand range.

        Boots say: "Good enough to eat! This soothing wild strawberry mask contains wild strawberry to help smooth and soften your skin, while natural clay draws out any impurities or excess oil, leaving your face purified, brighter and looking good enough to eat."

        Recommended directions for use: Apply evenly using your fingers to clean, dry skin avoiding the delicate eye and lip areas. Leave for up to 5 minutes, rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

        To make the most of my cleansing routine I use a face mask treatment once a week and follow quite a detailed routine as part of my intensive treat. Firstly I make sure my face is thoroughly clean and free of all traces of make-up. I usually wash with Lush's Ultrabland and then rinse off with warm water. After I've done this I then applied the Natural Collection Wild Strawberry face mask. Once the mask is then thoroughly covering my skin I left it for the suggested 5 minutes, then washed away with warm water. Finally I finished up by using a toning solution to ensure the mask has been fully removed, then use a moisturising lotion and eye cream.

        The packaging was very easy to open and has a handy easy open tear point at the top. The sachet has changed and looks different (and nicer in my opinion) than the image shown above. The sachet is now more of a rectangle shape and has an illustration of a woman with the face mask on and cute little strawberry pictures. It doesn't state what skin type this is suitable for, just so you know I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and still prone to teenage blemishes in my mid 20's...

        The face mask itself is very thin and smooth, making it extremely easy to spread onto my face. It felt quite runny but the liquid stayed in place well and didn't make a mess or drip anywhere when I was putting it on. The face mask was a very pale colour, a creamy off white shade. The smell was quite faint but you could tell it has a nice natural strawberry fragrance to it. I sat back in the bath for a soak while I was putting the mask on. There was more than enough of the face mask within the one use sachet, so I applied it over my face and spread the excess over my neck so that the leftovers wouldn't go to waste.

        This face mask should be left on for just 5 minutes which is a fair bit less than the masks I usually use, which recommend 10-15 minutes application time. The mask retained it's liquid feeling and had not dried out much by the time the five minutes were up. I had read other dooyoo reviews on this product before and noticed that people had experienced a stinging sensation when wearing this. I have fairly robust skin and figured it probably wouldn't affect me. I was wrong there! Within a minute of applying the mask to my face I felt a hot stinging feeling on my face. This continued right up until the time that I washed the mask off. Strangely enough my neck felt fine.

        Afterwards my skin felt instantly smooth and squeaky clean. I noticed that my skin was softer and I think my skin really did feel the benefit. There was a definite difference in that my skin felt more taut for a while afterwards. It really seemed to firm up my skin and although you can't expect miraculous results from a face mask, this did seem to have a lasting effect for a day or two afterwards. It seemed to give my skin a good clean and I felt very fresh after using it. I didn't notice any spots or read areas even though it felt like it was stinging my skin while it was on.

        I am impressed with the results from using this face mask, although I did feel it was uncomfortable for the five minutes that I left it on. I don't think I'd buy it again as my face mask routine is my "me time" and I like it to be indulgent and relaxing, not stinging my face for firming results! Good results but not a pleasant experience to use.

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        19.09.2010 23:11
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        A good face mask that stings

        This was bought a while ago on a three for two on natural collection products in Boots. A few weeks ago I decided to try it out as a change from my usual face mask. When applying the mask to my skin, it almost immediately started to sting, now bear in mind I have sensitive skin prone to eczema, so this may not happen to everyone, nevertheless, being the daredevil that I am, I decided to keep the mask on my skin instead of washing it off, and began to apply more. The stinging was quite strong and lasted about 1 to 2 minutes before it stopped stinging completely. 5 minutes is the recommended time before washing it off, but that is not enough relaxing time for me, especially given the 1 to 2 minute sting period, so I left it on for about 20 minutes.



        The mask itself is white in colour and it does smell of strawberries, sweet, but not sickening. I simply applied it with my fingers, and washed it off with warm water, and then wiped my face with a warm damp towel. The mask is very very creamy, almost to the point where when I was applying it I wondered whether it would harden up like the mud-clay masks that I usually try. Because it is very thin, I found I had to apply two or three coats to make it nice and thick...and visible! I am happy to say that it did harden, but this took over ten minutes, and even at the 20 minute point there were still wet patches. On washing it off I was surprised to find that when mixed with water it created a jelly like substance, so my cheeks felt like jelly as I was washing it off...and I absolutely loved this feel, it was very relaxing, my skin felt super soft and surprisingly it continued to feel surprisingly soft after I had finished washing the mask off and had dried my face. Despite the sting, the mask did not create any rash or redness, so for sensitive skinned people, if you can bare the sting, here is a mask that works really well. My face also looked clearer and brighter.



        The product is packaged in a 10ml sachet. Sachets are not always best, simply because it gets very messy when you are squeezing the liquid out, it goes all over the sachet and this can be a particular pain if you don't use the entire contents in one sitting and want to save it...I believe this is designed for a one time use, though I still have some left, so I would say there is enough for two sittings. In any case, for this reason I prefer tubes. The sachet designs have changed over the years, so it does not look the same as the sachet pictured above. The sachet sports a picture of a face, presumably a woman, with a pink mask on her face...which was something I was looking forward to...having a pink face...but was disappointed as the mask was not nor did it turn pink during the process. The sachets, at the time I bought them, cost around 75p from Boots, and I got it on a 3 for 2 offer. Overall I would recommend this product, it worked well for me...but beware of the sting!

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          01.06.2010 11:00
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          Wouldn't buy this again.

          I actually purchased this face mask a while ago with the other natural collection one which is tea tree and witch hazel. The tea tree mask lasted quite a while which is why it's taken me so long to actually try this one out.

          I had high hopes for this product as the tea tree version was a great success and was a real bargain.

          This product costs 99p for 10ml, which doesn't sound like a lot but will actually last for 3 or 4 applications, so it's really great value for money.

          The information on the packet states: " This soothing wild strawberry mask contains wild strawberry to help smooth and soften your skin, while natural clay draws out any impurities or excess oil, leaving your face purified, brighter and looking good enough to eat"

          On opening this product the smell hits you straight away, it has a lovely fresh strawberry scent and it smells really fruity. I wouldn't say I was tempted to eat it, but it did smell good.

          The face mask is quite a runny consistency, so I found it a bit difficult to apply, and it was hard to get an even coverage on my face, but that wasn't the worst part. As soon as I applied this, it started to sting, not a horrendous amount of pain but enough for me to blow on my face to try and ease it a bit, so not the luxury pampering I was hoping for. I thought this would fade after a couple of minutes but it really stung virtually the whole time it was on my face, and it was really quite unpleasant. For something that smells so innocent and fresh it sure lures you into a false sense of security.

          I waited it out and eventually after about 5 minutes the stinging got less. It recommends that you should only leave this on for 5 minutes but I thought that I would try it a bit longer. As it dried I could see little spots where my pores are so it did seem to be doing something, or at least made me think it was.

          I eventually washed this off after about 10-15 minutes. It was easy enough to remove with a flannel and some warm water.

          After it was removed my skin did feel a little bit softer and cleaner, but nothing too special. It didn't look any different and it certainly didn't work as well as the Tea Tree and Witch Hazel face mask.

          I don't think I would buy this again, just because the stinging was so intense, and not what I want from a face mask. It made my skin slightly softer but I wouldn't say it was enough to warrant the pain! For 99p this is good value as you will get a few applications out of it, but just too much pain for me.

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            03.01.2010 20:28
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            Boots Natural Collection Strawberry Face Mask...

            To me a typical night in would be with my boyfriend, Twilight Dvd, Strawberry Face Mask and tons of Chocolate! The reasons why I like this mask in particular will probably be made apparent to you if you read on! Luckily, for Christmas I received a twenty pound Boots Voucher which I was very happy with and this product made me happier...

            What is this?

            This is a wild strawberry face mask in a foil type sachet that has enough inside for one face only. This soothes your skin and helps to soften and relax you whilst you feel the coolness of the clay which draws out impurities in your face.

            Packaging

            This comes in a 10ml sachet for one person. It does last for 24 months so you do not have to use it straight away. I love the way the flavour is wild strawberry and the packet is pink. On the front there is a cartoon image of the mask on a woman and some information about what the product is. On the back of the pack there is some more information about what the product is supposed to do.

            Price

            I was so surprised to find this was 99p per sachet. I think that is really cheap and great for the high quality that it is! As I said before I used a boots gift card but you can buy this with advantage card points if you have saved up enough.

            How to Apply

            You should apply this evenly with your fingertips onto clean and dry skin avoiding the lip and eye area as this can sting! Leave this on for around 5 minutes and then rinse off with warm water and pat dry with a towel.

            Smell

            All I can say to this is fruity fruity fruity! The essence of Strawberry is wonderful and it is almost good enough to eat.

            Does it work?

            After leaving for five minutes I thought this was starting to go a little hard on my skin so I washed it off. When I patted my face dry I could immediately feel the softness of my skin which was amazing!!

            For 99p this is a bargain and it relaxes you immensely! Worth Buying everyone!

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            28.10.2008 19:56

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            I tried this at a friends sleepover it smelt really nice and was not too runny or too thick, a little while after it began to sting a bit but it was bearable and that just means its working.After the five minutes were up i cleared it off my face then rinsed with cold water.my skin felt really smooth and looked better aswell (didn't work miracles). A couple of hours later i felt my t-zone and it was dry and i have oily skin so this was a suprise and even by the next evening my skin was no where near as oily as usual.

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            08.10.2008 23:23
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            wouldn't recommend :(

            I've never really used Boots Natural Collection products but decided to give it a go... I thought that they couldn't be worse than any of the other masks I've tried and I had quite good experiences with other masks in sachets... WRONG! This stuff felt so horrible, I couldn't even keep it on for the required amount of time!

            The packaging is indeed different to the one shown. Now there's a drawing of a face with the pink mask on, covered in strawberries. Looks nice and everything, and I think it was only about a pound or 1.50... not sure now. Anyway, cheaper than any other masks I've seen at Boots. I think Natural Collection is aimed at teens but not being too far from it, I thought I'd give it a go.

            I was SO disappointed with this product! It was A: runny, B: smelly and C: IT BURNT!!!! It wouldn't even start to dry so I rinsed it off and felt very unhappy. My skin actually felt worse after using this than it did before. What a waste of money that was.

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            13.05.2008 03:25
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            boots natural collection strawberry face mask

            I bought this mask a few days ago... The packaging is different to what is described here, I think it's because they've updated and changed all natural collection packaging... Anyway, my expierience isn't too different from the two already written here.
            The only reason why I bought this product was because I needed a gel eye mask and if I bought another item for about a pound, I'd be getting 250 extra boots points as part of their offer.
            After a stressful day revising for my exams, I decided to pamper myself before bedtime and put this mask on. I usually use Clinique and Montagne Jeunesse, so I was very surprised with the runny concistancy of the product. Luckily I didn't get this on my clothes though.
            It smelt very strongly of artificial strawberries and the second I started to apply it, my skin became very stingy and irritated. I thought about washing it off but decided to wait five minutes and hoped that my skin would settle down and the burning would stop. Unfortunately this didn't happen and I sat there for the whole five minutes feeling very uncomfortable and unrelaxed!
            The mask felt quite cold on my skin as I waited but that did not soothe the burning sensation.
            I'm 25 with combination/sensitive skin and suffer from dry patches in winter... Other masks give me great results but this one didn't do anything for me whatsoever. I'm now sitting here, fifteen minutes later, with a face that still smells of artificial strawberries and have had to apply twice the amount of moisturiser. Luckily, the burning has gone as I washed it off but this didn't do anything for my face.
            I was hoping for some relaxation, in case it wouldn't sort out my dry skin, but I got neither of those... I wouldn't buy again and am glad I didn't waste more than 99p.

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            04.02.2008 09:24
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            Strawberry Face Mask

            On my quest to use up my ever-growing stash of beauty products and therefore give me a good excuse to buy more, I came across several face masks. The latest one I have tried is the Natural Collection Strawberry Face Mask. Natural Collection is a Boots own brand, which is mainly aimed at young teenagers. At 23, I do still buy the odd product from the range, and it's quite evident from the huge 50p sticker on the front of the sachet, that I bought this one because it was reduced in price!

            The mask is made with natural clay to help draw impurities out of the skin and also contains strawberry extract.

            ~Packaging~

            This comes in a sachet, with a design of a lady with a pink, flower shaped hat as you can probably see from the picture above. The sachet was easy to tear open - no need for scissors.

            ~Using it~

            Following the instructions I applied the mask to cleansed skin. I was quite surprised at the consistency of the mask, as it was runnier than most others I have tried. This became evident when it dripped all over my top! The mask is a greyish white in colour, and has a strawberry smell, which while pleasant enough, I thought was a bit artificial.

            Once applied you should leave the mask for 10-15 minutes. When I first applied it, everything was fine, but about 2-3 minutes after application, it started tingling and my skin felt quite irritated and almost like it was burning. I have eczema so my skin can be quite sensitive, and I spent the whole 10 minutes (I couldn't bear to wait 15), wondering if I should wash it off or not.

            Luckily, as I rinsed it off, the water on my face stopped the irritation straight away.

            ~Results~

            After using it, the irritation stopped for good. With hindsight I probably should have washed it off the minute it started feeling uncomfortable and I was lucky I didn't end up with a bright red face or something.
            My skin did feel softer after using this, but also quite dry. As for drawing out impurities from my skin, I'm not sure, but I certainly didn't notice any improvement to the appearance of my skin.

            ~Price~

            This costs £1.25 for a 10ml sachet, but as I said I got mine for 50p a while back. They are currently selling it for 62p on Boots.com

            ~Overall Verdict~

            At the end of the day it made my skin feel softer, but using it was hardly a relaxing experience!! It may just have been my sensitive skin, but I wouldn't recommend this, as there are so many better alternatives around.

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            Formulated with strawberry extract and natural clay, this mask draws out excess oils and impurities, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth /