“ Brand: Boots / Type: Face Mask / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses / Product line: Boots Simply Sensitive „
This was a product I bought as my 'free' product when buying a 3 for 2 offer on this range, I needed cleanser and moisturiser anyway and thought that this sounded like a good option for my third product. This normally retails at £2.99 for a 75ml bottle but Boots own products often seem to be on offer.
This face mask comes in a white tube with green writing and a green flip top lid and describes itself as containing 'soothing aloe vera' and has no fragrance, no colour, is hypo-allergenic and dermatologically tested. It says that it will 'remove excess oil and impurities to purify your skin' and also says that it simultaneously moisturises to make your skin look revivied. The mask itself is white in colour and smells nice with a hint of aloe vera.
To apply this product you are to apply it to dry, cleansed skin and avoid the eye area. You then leave it on for 3 minutes and then rinse the product off. The label advises that you use once a week if you have dry skin and twice a week if you have normal/oily/combination skin.
When I applied this face mask I noticed that it doesn't feel as thick as other face masks I've used. This may have been because I was using a small amount but it almost felt like applying a moisturiser rather than a face mask. I didn't mind this so much because I don't particularly like the feeling of being caked in a really thick face mask and not being able to smile in case it doesn't set properly! This did still dry out like a normal face mask does but not to the point where you feel like you can't move any of your facial muscles and it doesn't give you that 'tight' feeling you get from other face masks. I suppose if you like that side of face masks you could apply a lot more of this and perhaps leave it on for longer. It's white in colour when it's on your face but because it's not as thick you don't look quite as scary with this on as you might do with other face masks! I washed this off after three minutes as directed and found it easy to wash off rather than having to spend half an hour over the sink trying to remove it all from my face and hair!
After using this my face felt really clean and soft and had quite a matte look to it so it seemed to have removed any excess oil as it said it would. I used it in combination with the Boots Simply Sensitive Foaming Facial Wash so my skin felt extra clean and soft, and then using the moisturiser afterwards helped to seal the deal in my eyes! My skin didn't feel too tight like it can do after using other face masks which I personally liked.
In general I think that this is a good face mask for more regular use because it's quicker to use than a normal face mask; it doesn't require to be left on for as long and it's quicker to wash off which means it could be used in the morning before work and lessens your chances of having to answer the door while you've got it on! Even if you did have to answer the door, it's not as obvious and you don't look like you walked out of a horror film!
Overall I would recommend this face mask for people who want to more deeply cleanse their face on a regular basis but at the moment I'm not sure if I would pay £2.99 for it or buy it outside of a 3 for 2 offer, I may update this review once I've used it more frequently.