Product Type: Boots body care
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Do wild strawberrys burn you like this?!
Boots Naturals Wild Strawberry Face Mask
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Boots Naturals Wild Strawberry Face Mask
Advantages: cheap - good shelf life - gives nice freshed look
Disadvantages: BURNS - too runny - smells artificial
On my last visit to Boots to spend some luncheon vouchers which I acquired from Pinecone Research, I bought two Natural collection wild strawberry face masks to round up my voucher total - at 99p each they are the general price you pay for many own brand face masks.
I love face masks and generally have at least one every couple of weeks at night time during my bubble bath to wind down for the night - I don't tend to stick to one brand and I have found they all have their own pro's and con's and I just generally like trying out new products!
I used my first face pack a couple of weeks ago and I am using my final one this very second whilst writing this - and I will give you feedback on what I thought of them on the first occasion and now.
The packet in which the face pack is sold in is quite small in comparison to other brands and the design is quite simple but effective. On the front you have the image of a face wearing a bright luminious pink face pack - the background of the packet is baby pink in colour and it gives you the product details near the bottom.
The back label tells you that the product is good enough to eat - I don't feel it is and I normally say this about a lot of things! As pleasant as the smell of the pack is (if it smelled horrible enough I wouldn't bother and just throw it in the bin!) , it smells like very artifical strawberrys - so if you are after a very naturally smelling strawberry face pack you should look elsewhere...
Another thing that hacks me off on the back of the packet is the next statement - That this soothing facemask contains wild strawberrys to help smooth and soften your skin - I do find Fragaria verca extract listed in the ingredients but the others all look like perfumed chemicals - which to me isn't very good since it comes from Boots Natural range, it isn't very natural is it?
Other information on the back includes application instructions and the chemical ingredients... I would also like to point out that the product has a total of 24 months shelf life (which is about the only good thing that comes from the preservative chemical ingredients).
On to the actual face pack mixture as previously mentioned above before application it smells very artificial rather than natural and yummy. This is where it loses points for me. Another thing I hate is the consistancy of the mixture - it is a clay/grey colour and its very runny in comparrison to other face packs I have tried in the past - and caused a lot of mess all over my bedroom floor. As a result of the runny consistancy it doesn't stay on your face very well and as a result of not being able to put the mixture on your face property it feels you have way too much mixture to use in one pack to use in one go - If you ever feel the need to try this pack out with a friend it may be an idea to split the face pack between the two of you.
The face occasion I used the first pack a couple of weeks ago I had to take it off literally 1 minute after application due to the sheer fact it seemed to be burning my skin off, and it was literally a burning sensation rather than my skin tightening up! I was not happy with this at all, I looked on DooYoo to see if others had experianced the same thing but all it seems to have is good feedback from others to my dissapointment... I did start to think at first I had some some of bad reaction to an ingredient in the pack but I wasn't left with irritated or blotchy skin after I washed it off. I decided to keep the second pack rather than throw it away and use it on another occasion.
I have just washed away the second face pack that I have used today as I am attending a christening later and wanted to give myself a little treat before hand and end up with a fresher face - I decided to give the second pack a go and see if the results were anything different to the next time. The packaging states leave it on for 5 minutes and wash off but I like to leave my packs on a little longer to harden as I find nothing worse than trying to wash sludgy face pack off your face! After you get over the sheer burning that i experianced the first occasion you do feel your skin tighten under the mask and when its washed off you do feel a lot more freshed faced than before - which no bad skin caused by the burning... I just suspect one of the ingredients didn't agree with me!
In all area's of improvement needed for this to recieve a higher score would be to make it smell nicer - its too artificial at the moment... And thicken up the mixture - its too runny at the moment and causes big mess! And lastly - if they can do anything to sort out whatever caused the burning to my face, then I would look at buying it again... But whilst it has its problems I will not be going near this particular pack again!
At the time of writing you can buy this pack and other varietys from Boots for 99p.
Summary: Not the best face mask I have tried and will be giving this a miss in future