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Brand: Boots / Type: Face Mask / Subcategory: Peel / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Peels / Product line: Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel

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      19.06.2014 20:54
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      Affordable face mask product, but not quite effective

      For my birthday last year, I got a boots gift card. Just the kind of gift I love, because I could go on a shopping rampage and buy things I don''t usually buy when I don''t have extra cash on my budget. So, one day I decided to go and just buy things. I almost forgot that I have this on my beauty case for ages, and just tried it few days ago.

      I can''t quite remember why I chose this product among other face mask. I am pretty sure I had a good justification at that time, but I have to say now that whatever reason I had at that time was probably based on an impulsive urge to get something on my shopping basket.

      Why? This is why...

      The texture of the face mask is gel-ish, and it feels nice when I applied it in a cleansed skin. I always cleansed my face before applying any product, to optimised the result. I couldn''t get it spread evenly in my face, which is probably why the mask was not dry at the same time. It doesn''t take long to get it dry though.

      It is always a great feeling when you peel that dried face mask off your face. The little prickling feeling in the skin, the cool air that touch your face after being wrapped with the mask for 10 minutes or so. That just feels good. However, the good feeling just lasted for awhile.

      I know this product doesn''t do anything bad or damaging to my skin. I am not too keen on the nice smell of the product. It means that this product contains perfume. I am quite happy that my skin did not react to the perfume in this product, as it does to many skin care products many times before.

      However, this product hasn''t done much changing to my skin condition. I don''t think it cleansed my blackheads from my nose nor my forehead, nor my chin. I don''t think it helped tighten my pore.

      Overall, I think it is nice to have a face mask like this just to pamper yourself once a week. But if you are looking for something really hardcore to get the result done, you might want to try other face mask product.

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      11.09.2012 10:43
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      great effective and fun to use face peel

      I bought this a while ago from Boots when their Tea Tree and Witch Hazel face car range was on a 3 for 2 offer. I was at a loss as to what else to get and I'd never used a peel off face mask before so I thought I would give it a go.

      The product comes in a small 50ml tube that is clear with a white cap. It has the usual Tea Tree and Witch Hazel logo on the front and a green and blue floral design. On the back is the usual instructions and ingredients. The cap clips off and to get the product out you ust squeeze the bottle gently (dont do it too hard as I did and ended up with loads all over my hands!)

      The product itself is a clear, thickish, sticky liquid and has a nice clean and fresh tea tree aroma to it. To apply you simply spread a very thin layer over your face, the directions say to spread a 1mm layer. If you put too much on then the product wont dry and you wont be able to peel it off very well, however if you put too little on it also wont peel very well you you will end up just having to wash it off. Once you have spread it over your skin the directions say to leave it for 5-10 minutes, it will take longer if you have a thicker layer on - I tend to leave mine on for about 15-20 just to make sure it has properly dried. Once it has dried you can peel it off - start by rubbing it little away at the edge, I usually start at the top of my forehead. Once you've got a little bit peeled away you can grab the edge and literally pull the mask from your face. You can feel it removed dead skin etc from your face as you peel it away, and I find it so satisfying to peel it off (I dont know if thats just me and im a bit strange, but I really enjoy it!). Once you have peeled it away wash your face with cold water and you should instantly be able to feel the difference.

      My skin felt so much softer and smoother after the first use, I tend to use it once a week now and have been doing for a few months and my skin is noticably much smoother and brighter. My pores appear smaller and I am less likely to get spots as this mask pulls all the dirt from inside your pores and helps to make them smaller too. It doesnt tingle your face like you would expect tea tree to do, but it does smell really lovely and fresh and really feels like it is cleaning your skin when you use it.

      Although the tub is quite small at 50ml, you really dont need to use a lot so I find that it lasts a very long time. I have been using mine once a week for a few months now and I am only just about to run out. It costs around £3 and is only available at Boots as it is their own brand of skin care products. If you want to try it out though without buying the whole tub, there are little tester sachets available which I think are around 99p.

      Overall this is a great and unusual face mask that really really works. It leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth, pulls away dirt and dead skin and leaves it feeling healthy and fresh. and for the bargain price of £3 I definitely recommend it!

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      26.05.2012 15:58
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      An ok product but I won't be buying it again

      Very often when it comes to face masks I use a sachet giving me the one application as I like to try different ones out depending on my needs at the time and mood. However with this hotter weather upon us at the moment my skin has been sweating and I have been suffering with the odd spot break out and more black and white heads have been appearing, not a good look when your almost 38 years old I can tell you!

      So when I was in Boots the other day I was in the market to buy something soothing and to help with the above problems and I paid £3.05 for a 50ml tube of it which I thought was a good buy and as a general rule I do like Boots own branded stuff.

      The Packaging:

      The tube is as I have just mentioned 50ml in size and is see through and slightly frosted with flip top lid to the bottom of it concealing a small hole. On the front of it there is a picture of a flower on there and we are told that it is Boots Peels Off Face Mask Tea Tree + Witch Hazel 'Deep cleans and tightens pores + helps remove blackheads' then on the back of the tube we are told a bit about the product and what to expect from it, we are told how to use it and cautions are given as well as the size (as I have stated already), we are told that once opened to use the product up within 24 months and contact details for Boots are given. Simple and informative packaging this is and nothing fancy to look at.

      Using It:

      Well on the back of the tube we are told that this product is meant to grab dirt from pores which helps to remove blackheads and is also meant to do that as a preventative treatment to help stop further breakouts.

      Using it is a bit tricky. The product is a thickish, clear gel and it is sticky. On contact with the face it is easy to apply though like I say a bit sticky and gloopy and it has a fresh sort of plant aroma to it which is actually really refreshing smelling and not too strong. We are advised to apply a 1mm layer evenely all over the face, me I'm no good at knowing what that means so I just apply a thinnish layer all over my face and we are advised to let it dry for about 10-15 minutes.

      I don't find this to tingle on my face though this does tighten and dry as it is a peel off mask though I do find that it takes about 20 minutes to completely dry and to be peelable off my face and to be honest I only ever use a thinnish layer of it. We are told on the back of the tube that if you use this in the bath it doesn't 'set' which makes it uneffective in the mask stakes but if you want to use it that way I'm sure you can, it will at least work in some part I suppose!

      When dried I get to peeling this off and when fully dry its easy enough though I do advise you to miss your eyebrows out when applying this as it does stick to hairs and is annoying to pick it out of them bit by bit!

      On the whole though I'm happy enough with the results that this gives me. Its easy enough to peel it off and it doesn't hurt, I can go near my eyes with it without upsetting them (a big plus point for me!) and once done I simply splash my face with water though sometimes I do get it a bit plastered on my hairline, but hey thats my fault not the masks!

      It seems to remove excess grease from my skin and makes it look less shiny after using it and skin glows for a time too. I don't find that this has removed any black or white heads, I mean this isn't an industrial strength peel off mask and it hasn't removed any of mine at all but I have notifced less spot breakouts however whether thats due to this mask or coincidence......well I'm not entirely sure to be perfectly honest with you. My skin doesn't feel cleaner after using it or 'pepped up' or owt and I have to admit that although its ok I wouldn't buy a peel off formula again such as this and the stickiness in use does annoy me a bit!

      If your looking for a preventative treatment then at this price you could give it a go but don't expect miracles after using this eh!

      Only available in Boots stores priced at £3.05 a tube and expect a fair few uses in each tube too. I have so far had 6 uses out of my 50ml tube and reckon I'll get about the same again.

      Only available from Boots and places like Ebay!

      This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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      06.05.2011 14:02
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      A really good cheap face mask

      I try and combine a few different face masks in my skin care routine each targeted towards different problems. At the minute my skin is breaking out quite a lot so I have been trying to find a face mask that will help clear my skin up whilst not drying it out. I find that while mud masks are great for getting rid of oil and impurities in my skin they are far to drying so I have been looking at gel masks and those one's that don't dry but I fel that they just didn't leave my skin feeling clean enough.

      I finally found the tea tree and witch hazel peel off mask from boots because I am also using the facewash at the minute and I saw the mask when I went to buy a new bottle. As it was quite cheap I thought I would give it a go and I have been happy with the results so far.
      It costs £3.05 for a 50ml bottle but it will last you for a long time because you only need a little amount to cover the entire face.

      To use it all you have to do is squeeze some on to your fingers and then smooth it evenly over your skin then just have to leave it for 10 to 15 minutes to dry. Once the mask has dried you then just peel it off to remove dirt and tighten pores.
      I find that the peeling off is very easy although I do manage to always get some on my eyebrows even though I try to avoid that area and this is tricky to remove. Even if I don't manage to remove the whole mask in one go it normally comes off in only two or three pieces.

      Once the mask is removed there is only a very slight residue left on patches of my skin but this is easily removed by splashing some cold water over my skin.
      My skin is left feeling really soft and it always looks and feels really clean and fresh. I am still getting breakouts but I feel that they have been reduced since I started this new regime.
      I try and use the mask three times a week and I like that it doesn't leave my skin feeling dry or leave me with redness like a lot of other masks I have used.
      It is also very refreshing and cooling and was especially nice when the weather was really warm.

      The smell of tea tree is quite strong and not one that I am overly keen on but once the mask is off the smell goes with it so I can cope with it for the 15 minutes I have it on.
      The only irritating thing with the mask is how messy it can be to apply. I find that I always manage to get some in my hair and eyebrows even when trying my hardest not to.

      For the money I think this mask is great value as in my experience you will easily get at least 15 uses out of the tube and it works just as well and in a lot of cases much better than the more expensive brands I have used.

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      02.04.2011 09:05
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      An effective peel off face mask from Boots

      As I am sure you are aware if you are familiar with my reviews, I always put some time aside every Sunday, which in our household is known as my "me time". Ever since my teens I have followed a strict beauty regime where I have cleansed, toned and moisturised, as I strongly believed it would pay off in later life. Whilst I am now in my 40's and showing signs of aging around my eyes, I can honestly state that my hard work has paid off, as my skin is soft and silky smooth. A product that I first tried approximately 4 years ago is one belonging to the Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel range and this review discusses my experience with using their peel off face mask.

      APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT

      We are provided with 50 ml of pale green mask in a transparent plastic tube, which firmly sits on its' flip top lid. Its' appearance is clean and fresh and mirrors the other products within the large range of skin care. The familiar Boots logo can be located in the upper left hand corner and we are advised that using the face mask will assist in the removal of blackheads and our pores will be deep cleaned and tightened. I absolutely adore using face masks, but the only downside for me is when they are rather messy and subsequently, leave blobs all over my skin. Consequently, I find peel off masks extremely favourable, particularly as any mess is minimal.

      We are provided with a little information on the reverse of the tube, which advises us of the antibacterial properties belonging to tea tree and this was my main reason for initially trying out this product, particularly as any impurities will be eradicated. In addition to the tea tree we have witch hazel, which will calm the skin after use.

      MY EXPERIENCE WITH USING THE FACE MASK

      Prior to using face masks I ensure my skin is clean and dry and then as directed, I apply a thin layer all over my face taking care to avoid the delicate area around my eyes. We are advised to apply a 1 mm thickness, but obviously this is extremely difficult to gauge. If you are familiar with peel off masks you will be aware that their texture is a little sticky, but the almost runny gel is easily applied and is extremely cooling when it makes contact with my skin. What I adore about this product is its' gorgeous clean and fresh tea tree fragrance, which is fairly strong. Consequently, if you are not a fan of tea tree this is definitely not the product for you.

      Whilst we are informed that the mask will take 10 - 15 minutes to dry, I often find that areas such as my cheeks and around my nose take a little longer. However, it is extremely difficult to be exact when applying, so no doubt I'm applying a little too thick on some occasions. The tea tree aroma is definite for the entire time that I relax whilst becoming subtle as the mask nears drying. This is the part that I love with peel off masks, as I always set myself a challenge as to whether I can remove it in one go! As we should never drag downwards on our skin, I grab a small section on my neck area and gently pull. More often than not I am able to remove the entire mask with the exception of a few areas that tend to gather in my eyebrows. I then rinse my face with warm water, then splash with cold to close the pores.

      Whilst my skin initially looks a little flushed in patches, I have to say that it always feels exceptionally clean and fresh and whilst I do not find the mask drying I like to use my favourite moisturiser directly after use. I cannot advise if the mask removes blackheads, as my regular cleansing routine tends keeps them at bay and if I discover any I tend to gently remove prior to using products. The claim that the mask tightens pores is a difficult one to evidence, as I cannot state that I have noticed any difference and I am of the opinion that splashing with cold water alone assists in reducing their size. The huge bonus with purchasing face masks in tubes is that you can control the amount you use and this 50 ml tube easily provides me with eight treatments. As this is such an effective product, which provides me with my "me time", it receives 5 stars from me.

      OTHER INFORMATION

      This product has been dermatalogically tested and the contents should be used within 24 months of opening. The tube can be recycled once empty. The list of ingredients is extremely lengthy and as a consequence, I do not intend listing them in this review. However, I can confirm that I suffered no adverse reaction when using this mask.

      PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

      Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Peel Off Face Mask is available at £3.05 for a 50 ml tube and at the time of writing (April 2011) you are able to purchase two products from the Tea Tree and Witch Hazel range for £5.00.

      I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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        23.08.2010 19:37
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        Excellent face mask

        I was after a new face mask in Boots a few weeks ago and came across this Boot's own tea tree and witch hazel peel off one. It cost £2.99, but I got it in a 2 for £5 deal with another tea tree and witch hazel product. So for £2.50 it cost me I am actually really pleased with this product and it is definitely worth the money.

        This face mask claims to tighten your pores and help remove black heads. The tea tree oil is anti bacterial and the witch hazel is supposed to be soothing for your skin. I have seen tea tree and witch hazel products around for years but never really used them, but I will definitely be trying other products now after using this face mask.

        My skin is a lot clearer, this face mask has definitely improved my skin a lot after using it 2-3 times a week. I didn't notice any difference until after 2 weeks of using it.

        This face mask goes on really easily and the thing I like about it, is that it just peels off after about 15 minutes. It is so much easier and tidier than, having to wash a face mask off with a flannel. It always peels off effortlessly, and my skin always feels so fresh and smooth afterwards.

        This face mask smells gorgeous too, and you only need a thin layer. I have used my face mask about 8 times now and I've got just over half a tube left. It comes in a 50ml tube, and it is clear so you can see how much you have got left.

        This face mask is PH balanced, non-pore blocking and dermatologically tested. I have sensitive skin and I have had no problems with this face mask, it is really gentle on your skin.

        I would highly recommend this face mask, it leaves skin fresh and soft, and does really clear your skin up.

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          18.08.2010 22:31
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          Its a face mask

          I had a fad of using the Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel range a couple of years ago and one of my favourite products from the range was this one. Its is a Boots own product and so is cheaper than other brand face masks it cost me around £2 but we are talking years ago.

          The mask is made of Tea tree oil and witch hazel natural which have natural antibacterial properties.

          As it is a peel of face mask you do have to peel it off and not wash it off.

          So heres how I use it....

          First off I tie and clip my hair back so as not to get any in my hair. I then cover my face with the green coloured liquid it feels quite cool as it goes onto my skin and then sit back and relax normally for about 20 minutes or until its dry, its easier to wait until it has dried so as not to end up with bits left all over your face when you are done. Be warned though if you do try to use this when in the bath it will not dry properly the heat of my baths means it stays sticky on my face. Another tip is before of your eyebrows when putting this on there have been a couple of times I have had a mad panic as I have peeled it off and thought my eyebrows are coming out with it lol . Lucky for me its actually just been the foundation coming out my eyebrows and not the hair itself. I tend to be able to pull this mask off in one go aslong as its dried before I start and I find a few face exercises like stretching my face help to loosen the mask from my face. Any bits left on my face can be easily washed off with a warm flannel.

          Whilst its on my face it is apparently helping to tighten my pores therefore reducing blackheads and spot breakouts.

          I would recommend this mask for a once a week treat it leaves my skin feeling fresh and revived and I find it quite relaxing my skin tends to break out then clear up quick after use if I have not used it for a while. I always think face masks do this though removing dirt and bringing spots to the surface of your skin so this wasn't a problem I just never use a face mask before a big night out.

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            07.03.2010 15:11
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            Leaves your face feeling soft and smooth but not sure that it does all of what it should

            I have to start by saying I absolutely love the Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel range. It sounds 'natural' and comes in a very plain package with a flower on the front. It is exclusive only to Boots and is quite cheap in comparison to some of the more common beauty names, Neutrogena, L'oreal etc.

            What it claims:-
            This peel off face mask contains antibacterial Tea Tree Oil and skin calming Witch Hazel to help keep your skin clear and healthy by:-
            * Grabbing dirt and lifting it out of your pores
            * Helping to remove blackheads
            * Helping to tighten pores and prevent future breakouts

            To use:-
            Apply a 1mm layer evenly over your face avoiding the eye area. Leave to dry for 10-15 minutes. When completely dry, peel off from your face. Rinse with warm water to remove any remains. This product will not dry if you use it in the bath.

            The face mask comes in a very small bottle of only 50ml. The bottle is clear and you can see the green, gooey liquid through the bottle. So hair tied back away from the face and headband on (after you have washed, cleansed and toned your face of course) you are ready to use the mask. The liquid is a gel and is very sticky and gloopy. You only need a 1mm layer of gel over your face so even though the bottle is small you don't need to use that much of it, so in turn it lasts longer than you'd imagine on face value - no pun intended!

            Once the mask is on your face it doesn't feel tight, it just looks shiny. It says not to use the mask in the bath as it won't dry, this is a down side for me as when I do use face masks I tend to use them in the bath while I am having a nice long soak with a good book, and it also enables me to rinse my hands without getting the product everywhere, and with this particular product this is where I wish I had thought ahead. I'm in the bathroom and have just put the mask on my face and I have it all over my hands, to turn the tap on and wash my hands without getting the mask all over the taps is impossible, to get my partners attention and ask him to turn the tap on without moving my lips (as I don't want to crack the mask) was like playing a game of charades - badly!
            I somehow managed this however and leave the bathroom to go and relax for 10-15 minutes. I usually leave a face mask on for 5 minutes longer than needed just to make sure the product is really dry but for the sake of this review I returned to the bathroom after just 15 minutes to see if it really does what it says it does.
            Sure enough the mask was dry and once I had found the edge of the mask and start peeling it actually feels really good. Now, I have used face masks in the past that say they peel off in one fell swoop and have failed to do so, this however did come off in (almost!) one. I was very impressed and for some bizarre reason had great satisfaction in peeling this off my face.
            Most of the mask came off together, the only place I really had problems was round by my eyebrows but with nice warm water and a flannel this came off with no problems.

            Having removed the mask my face really does feel soft and smooth. I didn't feel as if my pores were tightened though and they didn't really look any different to me.

            Overall I like this product because it's part of the Boots skin care range that I like, it leaves my face feeling soft and smooth and peels off superbly, but unfortunately for me I don't feel that it is tough enough on my skin to actually fulfil its requirements by tightening pores and lifting out dirt.

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              24.01.2010 23:04
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              Sad to see a product not work, but for me it personally didnt.

              I have used this product before and am now on my second tube of this, thanks to mum repurchasing it to make a little christmas hamper up. It is in Boots now for £2.99 and the product size is 50ml, the bottle is quite dainty also, yet you get a good few weeks of regular applications out of it I think. To put the size into some sort of situation; imagine a mini travel hand cream, its practically the same shape and size of this.


              *** Product & Brand

              The product is a 'Peel off face mask', and is by ones of boots own brands. This specific range is 'TeaTree & Witchhazel', and it's whole range can be found within the face skincare section of Boots. The product contains antibacterial 'Tea Tree oil and skin calming whitch hazel' which helps keep your skin clear and healthy. The product should be used like any regular face mask, keep out of reach of eyes, leave to dry and dont use in the bath; I find this interesting as its true facemasks just never seem to dry in the bath, I presume because of the humidity...Anyhoo moving on.



              *** Claims

              'Deep cleaing and tightens pores + Helps remove blackheads'. It apparently grabs the dirt and lifts it out of your pores, helps to remove blackheads & to tighten poers and prevent furture outbreaks.



              *** Application

              It says to apply a 1mm layer, however I just squeeze some of the product out of the tube and apply it all over my face, proberbly more than a 1mm in some areas, however who is gona measure it at the end of the day :). So the product is quite sticky, I almost regret starting to use the mask as soon as i open it as I know its a messy procedure. Not so much so thats its a major problem its just you then have to get a tissue and wipe your hands. When you apply the product just be careful that your hairline is tied back as when this product comes into contact with the thinest hair it really sticks to it and if it dries, you may end up like me later in the evening feeling a strand of hair that has been glooped together. It suggets you leave the mask for 15 minutes, however I often leave it for longer or untill im bored with it, becuase if i have applied the mask with a thicker layer in some areas then these take longer to dry, or sometimes dont dry at all.


              *** Final results

              Basically its an ok product in my opinion, I'm only using it as I dont like waste, and I want to use it up. I suffer from blackheads and I personally dont feel as thoguh it helps remove them or prevent them. To be honest afterwards my skin kind of feels a tiny little bit oily/ greasy in some areas. Its a little fun peeling the mask off and having a game with my self to try and peel it off all in one go, however again i useually find later on in the day thers still ltitle bits stuck to my hairline.


              *** Would I repurchase?

              No i didn't feel as though the product tightened my pores or any of the claims. It does smell pleasent and even though the ingrediants on the back state theirs only 0.2% tea tree oil & 10& distilled whitchhazel you can clearly smell these ingredients inside. I think my mum picked this up as it was the Boots recognizable brand, however I will not repurchase it again.


              Hope this helps

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                12.01.2010 16:08
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                A great product with results apparent straight away. Definately worth a go.

                I brought this product about a year ago where I felt my skin needed some TLC, due to the make-up I was wearing daily. It attracted my attention as I have previously used pure tea tree oil on spots to clear them up quick, which is very effective (removed any spot within 48hrs usually 24hrs), so I thought a product containing tea tree oil and witch hazel was perfect.

                The product comes in a clear, plastic bottle containing 50ml. The mask looks green in colour, but is actually clear when you use it. It has a fair strong smell of tea tree, but not too overpowering, and is pH balanced so should be ok to use on sensitive skin. It is a very sticky liquid which is fairly thin, but not too runny. The stickiness makes the product feel slightly weird, but nice and cooling when you apply it to your face, so it takes some getting use too. Due to the stickiness you need to spread it out quickly as when it begins hardening it is harder to evenly apply it to the skin. Once you have applied it to the skin, you wait about 5 minutes for the product to harden. You can feel the product hardening as it feels stiff and your skin starts to feel slightly tighter, but not uncomfortable. It is then designed to be easily pulled off the skin almost in one go leaving your skin deeply cleansed and tighten. I actually find this quite fun, and I can generally peal it off easily in one or two goes. The product is not designed to be used in the bath as the heat from the bath will prevent the mask from hardening, which is a fairly big disadvantage as a lot of women like to use a face mask in the evening while relaxing.

                As I have already said the product is designed to cleanse the skin, help prevent blackheads and tighten the skin. The results are straight way apparent, my skin felt extremely smooth and well cleansed. The bumps of dirty you can feel in your skin when your pores are getting blocked are completely removed. Your skin does tighten and feel rejuvenated. So despite the weird, but yet freshening, feeling of the product the results are second to none.

                Since trying this product out I have continued using it and the results have been fantastic, I am now getting a lot less spots and my skins feels silky smooth and clean. Even though I am only 18 the tightening feeling makes my skin feel younger and I believe will indeed help me to reduce the ageing process when I am older.

                The product costs £2.99, and can only be brought in Boots as it is a Boots brand product. After using this product I am tempted to try other products in the range to see if they are just as good. I really do recommend giving this product a go as I really can really the difference. If you are still a bit uncertain you can buy sachets of it for 99p, perfect to give it ago.

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                  26.11.2009 11:52
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                  Give it a try if it is in the mix and match offer

                  This mask comes in a 50ml bottle at the cost of £2.99 or can often be bought in a mix and match offer. The mask is simple to use. You simply spread a thin layer over your face, wait 10-15 minutes and peel off. Due to the fact this mask has to dry it is not suitable for those people who like to enjoy a face mask while enjoying a relaxing bath. What I did particularly like about this mask is that even though you can feel it drying, it doesn't become uncomfortable or too tight. When peeling it off, it comes off as one piece rather than breaking up. Although I did find around my hairline it became a bit flaky, but easily rinsed off with warm water.

                  This mask is very gentle and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth and soft, but not really clean. It lacks the deep cleansing element of a good face mask. Like other products in the boots range, the tea tree and witch hazel do help with skin problems such as reducing the redness of spots on blemishes. But for me I would rather use other products in the range and use a mask that I feel gives me a deep cleansing. I like to use something that makes me feel like I have been pampered so although I use this occasionally, it is primarily sat collecting dust on my bathroom shelf. If you have sensitive skin this mask would probably be very suitable

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                  11.09.2009 11:57
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                  Good for the price.

                  I became a facemask user last year. I tried a few and I was looking for a tube that would last me a while, and work well, but was cheap. This lead me to try the boots own brand when they had a points offer on.

                  The face mask is tea tree and witch hazel, which I chose because I hoped it would help my ever unhealthy skin, remove some of my blemishes (or at least minmise) and help my spots (what a wish list!!). The product comes in a white/ clear tube with simple lettering on. I am not sure if the tube is recyclable or not, but this would be a huge plus point in my opinion.

                  The mask squeezes easily out and I layered it on my face. The consistency was smooth, which made for nice and easy application. Once on I left for ten minutes and it had not started drying out at all. I soon realized this was not a peel on and off one, it was a wash on and off one. This makes life more difficult as I feel I have to wash my face tons of times to remove the sticky product. After a couple of washes my face felt stripped but that was probably from trying to get the face mask off. Also it didn't have the benefit of removing dry skin. After a few days my spots became less so, I don't know if it was the tea tree working or just nature!

                  This is not a bad facemask but I have tried better. One thing to be aware off the ingredients come with a strong scent, which not everyone likes!

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                  13.08.2009 19:52
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                  There's better masks for the same price.

                  I bought this product because I was looking for a new face-mask. I never buy the same one again. I just go for whatever looks to fit my needs at the time. I was suffering from blackheads and blocked pores, so I thought a good peel-off mask would do the trick. Whilst shopping in Boots I spotted this at the brilliant price of £2.93.

                  *Packaging*
                  The face mask comes in a 50ml bottle with a design on the front that's just like every other product from the same (Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel) range. On the back of the bottle there is a description of what the product does, how to use it and the ingredients. All the information we need to know is on the bottle. The bottle stands on it's lid so when you don't have much left, you can still get it out easily. The lid is a simple flip-top which is very easy to open and close.

                  *Using the product*
                  Applying the face mask is very easy. You just smooth it over your face, making sure it's even to prevent some parts taking longer to dry than others. The consistency of the product is quite thick and gloopy, but that doesn't make it any harder to apply. When the mask is on my face, I get a lovely cooling sensation. After a few minutes the cooling goes as is starts to dry. I apply mine quite thickly and it takes about 15minutes to dry. You can't use it in the bath though, or else it won't dry because of the humidity, but that's not a problem for me because I prefer to relax in my room is I've got a face pack on. The best bit is taking the mask off. It's great because it peels off all at once (as long as you've applied it correctly).

                  *The Results*
                  After using this my face feels very clean, but that's all. It gives the same result as my cleanser, which is quite disappointing, because face masks are supposed to give a very thorough DEEP cleanse. There is no real change in my comlexion after using it, apart from that it's matte, but I use a moisturiser after using face packs anyway. I've used this about 5 times now (I use it twice a week) and there is no improvement in my skin overall.

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                  26.07.2009 18:41

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                  Buy it only for mild skin problems

                  I used this a few years ago and it makes a slight improvement to your skin. I don't use any products with alcohol in them now, so I wouldn't use this. I'm not sure why so many products contain alcohol as it does oily skin no good. I still use tea tree and witch hazel products occasionally (as in the actual stuff - witch stick and tea tree oil) but haven't used anything from this range for a while. I prefer either natural products from the body shop or Garnier's Pure A range as these products live up to their claims a lot more. However perhaps if you had very mild blemishes it would be suitable for you. It does peel off very easily and last a long time - I think you can get at least 10 applications from it. Make sure you buy it when Boots have a special offer on this range so you can get another product as well so it works out cheaper.

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                  27.04.2009 20:00
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                  I like the way my skin feels after use.

                  I have been using the Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Cleansing and Toning Lotion for years now and haven't found anything to match it. I have written a review on it if you are interested.

                  Anyway recently I was in my local branch of Boots and noticed that there was an offer on all the Tea Tree and Witch Hazel range where, if you bought three items, you would get the cheapest one free. I needed a pack of facial wipes to put in my vanity case and another bottle of cleansing lotion so I decided to treat myself to a tube of face mask gel as my freebie. The price is normally £2.93 for a tube containing 50ml of gel although there is almost always an offer of some sort on this range.

                  Strangely since I began eating a low fat and low sugar diet about 3 months ago I have had a lot of spots on my face. You would think that it would be the other way round and the spots would go with the high fat, high sugar diet wouldn't you? Trust me to be awkward!

                  The Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Peel Off Face Mask to give it its correct name, comes in a clear plastic tube with a flip top lid, so that can be recycled then. The gel inside is a very pale shade of green and it contains lots of little bubbles.

                  I opened the lid and sniffed and, as with the cleanser, the smell is lovely! I presume that it smells like a mixture of tea tree and witch-hazel, I have to say I wouldn't know, but to me it smells lovely.

                  The writing on the front of the tube tells me that the gel will 'deep clean and tighten pores and help remove blackheads'. On the back of the tube it continues by telling you that this gel will 'grab dirt and lift it out of your pores, help to remove blackheads and help to tighten pores to prevent further breakouts'.

                  The instructions for use are to apply a 1mm layer of gel all over the face avoiding the eyes and then leave it to dry for 5 to 20 minutes. You will then be able to peel off the mask all in one piece - allegedly.

                  Now for the slight problem as far as I am concerned, I find it difficult with peel off masks to spread the right amount of gel onto my face. I always end up putting just a little bit too much on and then it doesn't dry out properly and this one was no exception.

                  I spread the gel over my face and lay on my bed relaxing whilst I waited for it to dry. Although I left it for 30 minutes parts of it were still sticky. I tried to peel it off and to be fair the piece across my forehead and the one across my chin both came off easily but that on my cheeks had to be washed off.

                  I must stress that I am in no way complaining about the face mask as it was my own fault that I used too much of the product. Even at the way that I used it I would guess that the tube contains enough gel for about 6 masks so that would work out at about 50p per treatment and that sounds like a bargain to me.

                  I will say though that my skin felt really good after I had finished the whole process. It did feel tighter and I applied a bit of my usual Oil of Olay moisturiser just to make it feel comfortable but I could definitely feel the difference so hopefully, as I use this more often, the spots should settle down. I hope so - 54 years of age is a bit old for teenage spots!

                  Incidentally I used the cleansing wipes on holiday and they were good too so I will have to get round to writing a review about those too.

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