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Good Things Five Minute Facial Mask

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Brand: Good Things / Type: Face Mask / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types

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      02.02.2014 12:03
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      great product

      ==Why did I purchase ==
      I used to always buy the Avon dead sea mineral mask as it didn't break me out and was a good price. I would occasionally get different ones mainly as presents but it was my "holy grail" Sadly this was discontinued and all though I can get it from eBay I don't want to put old stock on my face.So I went off in search of a product that looked similar and this is what I could find. I also try and buy more natural products and ones that are paraben free so this product fitted that as well.

      ==The range==
      The products are designed for younger skin, I'm in my 20s but I think this is meant for teenagers.They do a range of facial products designed for different facial problems so you have items to get rid of blemishes etc

      Packaging-this comes in a squeezey tube which sits on the lid. I don't think that it looks cheap at all plus with the style of packaging it's easy to get all the product out. Nothing more annoying when half of something is stuck in the packaging.

      ==Directions: After cleansing, smooth on a thin layer of Five Minute Facial, avoiding the delicate skin around the eyes. Relax for five minutes while the mask dries, then splash with warm water and rinse off (using a hot, damp flannel makes this easier). Use weekly or whenever your skin needs a quick, brightening boost.==
      I tend to use this in the bath,its easier to clean off that way and it doesn't matter if i get it on my hair. Its a good product because if you leave it on too long it doesn't seem to do any damage or irritate your skin.I have dry skin and this leaves it feeling cleansed,refreshed and moisturized.
      This has avocado and goji berry extracts but i don't think that it smells like them that much.
      Texture-This has a smooth feeling to it.
      Overall-I like this product,it's a good price,it can be bought on offer a lot,it leaves my skin feeling moisturized,it's paraben free,it can be bought from multiple places

      ==Free from ==
      This product is free from paraben,sodium Laurent sulphate,animal ingredients and minerals.

      ==Price and where to get==
      I got mine from boots on 2 for a fiver and its also on 3 for 2 quite often. It can also be bought from superdrug but this is more expensive than boots.


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      07.08.2013 12:35
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      A decent quality face mask

      Good Things Five Minute Facial

      I have only recently come across this brand of toiletries and beauty products. Apparently Good Things was created by Amanda Hart-Davis, a beauty writer using her experience in the field. The products have been developed to make the best of young skin. I bought this before I knew that but hopefully it works for old skin too.

      I particularly was drawn to the super fruits claim on the front of the pack combined with the 'Free From symbol telling me it had no parabens, SLS, animal ingredients or mineral oils.

      This means the product is cruelty free and is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

      The product comes in a plastic upside down tube so that the tube sits on the flip top lid. The tube is a pale blue colour with the graphics and writing on the front in one of three colours, black, purple and a pink which actually is more subtle than it sounds. It looks as though it is a good quality product rather than cheap and tacky.

      On the back it tells you a bit about the company then the product and how to use it followed by a list of ingredients in smaller text.


      I am a sucker for anything different and couldn't resist this despite having two tubs of Lush face masks and others in my drawer!. I couldn't wait to test this one out and because it isn't fresh there is no need for it to be kept in the fridge so I don't have to patter down pre bath to collect my face mask as this is in the bathroom already.

      This squeezes out of the plastic tube through a medium sized hole so a thin snake of the cream comes out. It is reasonably thick, like a cream rather than a body butter but thicker than a lotion. It feels really silky soft and creamy and glides onto my face gently and smoothly.

      It smell lovely, a sort of fruity sweet scent and very refreshing. As it feels cool on application that helps with the refreshing feel too. So a combination of silky smooth sweet and fruity scent make this a lovely treat as I then lie back in my bath and relax.

      This doesn't dry to a crisp cakey feel but rather stays soft and creamy. After five minutes you can rinse this off. I use a damp face cloth to wipe it off gently. It is a good idea to keep it away from you eyes so the face cloth helps with wiping it off more accurately. If it does get in your eyes then rinse thoroughly with lots of water.

      I found it comes off pretty easily because it does dry to that crisp hard finish. After I rinse it off I then tone and moisturise before applying any make up .

      This mask is full of things that are good for your skin. The green clay and kaolin are there to draw out any impurities in the skin. Lovely avocado oil which is full of vitamin E is there to moisturise and of course gives the mask that nice silky feel too. They have added goji berry juice and extract which is very soothing for the skin and finally willow bark extract gives the skin a nice radiant finish. There is also she butter another fine skin moisturiser and blueberry fruit extract which is full of anti oxidants.

      I am also happy to buy a product made in the UK from a British company as I like to support home grown companies.

      After rinsing this off I find that my skin feels quite soft and well moisturised, not at all tight and dry feeling. I do then tone and moisturise. I am not sure I can see my skin looking more radiant but I think, sadly that boat has long since sailed. I am just happy to have clean nice feeling and slighter firmer skin. Other products I use fight the sands of time and are anti ageing, wrinkle filling and so on.

      It does say this is designed for making the most of younger skin and again mine isn't but I can't see it doing any harm. It won't wipe the years off me but it cleans and freshens my tired skin and I have been happy using this one.

      I bought this from Boots for £3.99 and used my Boots Advantage card so earned a few more points. I think for 100ml that is great value as it will last ages . I am sure I will get at least twenty uses if not more as I have used it four of five times and it still looks pretty full as you don't needs loads for each use.

      Thanks for reading. This review may be posted on other sites under my same user name.



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        11.10.2011 20:22
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        Competitive facial product - great new brand

        I often treat myself to a packet face mask every couple of weeks, so when I saw this product on offer at boots (3 for 2) I thought I'd give this one a try and hopefully it will save me spending a small fortune on the single use packets. I have combination skin which often gets a little oily so I usually search out clay style face masks. So last night I washed my face and put this on. I like to leave my face masks on for longer than the stated time and after about 10 minutes I could definitely feel it going to work on my face and I wasn't wrong! I washed the face mask off and my face was soft as a baby's bottom and the smell is gorgeous. I would definitely recommend this product and I also purchased another good things product (facial scrub) so hopefully I will be back in a couple of days with the same comments.


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          12.06.2011 22:09
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          A five minute face mask to clear the skin while moisturising and nourishing it

          Good Things is a British company that makes beauty products that are aim to improve and benefit younger skin. Despite my skin unfortunately not being that young anymore, it still displays many of the characteristics that go with teenage skin, such as oiliness and blemishes.

          The brand packs plenty of natural ingredients into their products and keeps their creations free from unnecessary artificial ingredients including Parabens. They never test their products on animals and their creations are suitable for use on vegetarians.

          After being impressed with the results of the Good Things Mattifier Moisturiser, as well as a few of their other products, I thought I would give the Five Minute Facial Mask a try.

          What does it do?
          The product promises to use Superfruit beauty boosters to increase the clarity of your skin, reduce its oiliness and the presence of blemishes and to give your skin a healthy radiance. It also claims to soften and smooth the skin and leave it in an overall better condition. And best of all, it promises to do all this in five minutes, hence the name of the product.

          How does it work?
          One of the main ingredients in the product is Kaolin Clay. This substance is regularly found in face masks because it is super absorbent. When applied to the skin, it sucks out all the impurities, dirt and pollution from the skin like a mini hoover, leaving your complexion clear and able to breathe properly. It also improves the blood circulation which will make you look healthier and get the maximum amount of oxygen into the skin cells.

          Avocado Oil is included because it is packed full of vitamins and minerals which nourish the skin. Wrinkles form when the skin becomes dehydrated and loses its elasticity and so it can't bounce back into place. This oil is deeply moisturising and keeps the skin hydrated, supple and youthful. It contains antioxidants which remove free radicals from the skin and prevent premature aging.

          Goji Berries are present because they contain fatty acids which are essential for the healthy development of skin cells. The berries also contain plenty of vitamins and minerals to nourish the skin and they also help to regulate the oil produced by the skin. The berries contain Zinc which prevents spots from developing. It is often a Zinc deficiency which causes spots in the first place.

          Willowbark extract is included to tone the skin meaning enlarged pores will be reduced in size and less oil will be produced. It also acts as an anti inflammatory and has antiseptic qualities to banish any blemishes that you may already have. It helps to exfoliate the skin and removes the dead skin cells which means new spots can't form and your complexion with be brighter.

          And finally, Blueberries are included because they have huge amounts of antioxidants which prevent premature aging and remove toxins from the skin. The fruit also contains vitamins and minerals to nourish the skin and fatty acids for the development of healthy new skin cells.

          How do you use the product?
          I use this product after cleansing because if my skin is cleaner, the mask can work its way deeper into my face and perform a better job. I squeeze out a blob of the cream and layer it onto my face, avoiding my eye area and my lips because as good as this smells, it doesn't really taste nice!

          The mask only needs to be left on for five minutes. You may be tempted to leave it on for longer, but you'll get the same results. When the time is up, you can either wash the product off with warm water or remove the mask with a flannel after first splashing your face with water. The product can be used weekly or when you feel that it is needed.

          Packaging and Price
          The mask comes contained within a plain white tube with a flip top lid on which it can stand. On the front, there is writing and also some pretty swirling fruit bushes. It will cost you around £6 for 100ml of the mask and it can be bought from many large department stores including Boots and from plenty of online websites so make sure you shop around for the best deal.

          My thoughts
          This product feels really gentle, even on my sensitive skin. It doesn't sting or cause me to feel uncomfortable. The cream is thick and quite rich and looks a little like Sudocrem. It glides across my skin and it is the perfect consistency for a mask, being neither too runny nor so thick that it is difficult to spread on my face.

          The product smells completely delicious and has a dominantly fruity smell. Whether this aroma is natural or not, I'm unsure because the ingredients state that it contains perfume. Part of the fruit smell must come from the natural ingredients, if not all of it.

          The fact that it only needs to be left on for five minutes is fantastic as you can leave it on while you're doing your teeth or other little jobs and then its time to take it off again.

          The first time I used this, I did notice a few new spots the next day but I assume this was because it was drawing all of the impurities out of my skin and that it brought the nastiness to the surface of my face. Or maybe I just ate too much chocolate the day before! Whatever the reason, it only happened once.

          This product really does brighten the skin. I was quite surprised how fresh and awake it made me look. My skin feels really clean, soft and smooth after using the mask and I feel refreshed. It doesn't make my face feel tight or dry so the moisturising effects must work well. I don't get any redness when the mask is removed, which I do commonly get with other products.

          Other than on that first occasion this product hasn't caused any new blemishes or blackheads to appear. That said, I wouldn't say that it does much to heal the ones I already have but if this is used regularly, then eventually there won't be anything to heal.

          All in all, this mask really helps to brighten the complexion and gives you a healthy radiance. My skin looks in better condition, stays matte for longer and less blemishes will appear. It contains plenty of natural ingredients and moisturises the skin as well as leaving it crystal clear. This is a great product for improving the complexion of those who suffer with oily skin, no matter what your age!

          Aqua (Water), Kaolin, Illite, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Parfum (Fragrance), Caprylyl Glycol, Coco-Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol.


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          06.10.2010 17:11
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          A great little face mask for those with little time!

          I have heard a few good things about this face mask, so I thought I'd give it a try as the normal price is £5.99 each, and Boots recently had an offer for 2 for £8...but I think its on 3 for 2 at the moment. Either way, good to look out for an offer!

          I think this is a relatively new brand on the skincare market, and they offer a few items in their range including cleanser, moisturiser and face cream. Their products are generally marketed to younger people who have skin issues like acne etc, but even as a 30 year old, I still have these problems occasionally, so thought it can't harm to try it!

          I like the fact this contains some natural ingredients like clay, avocado oil and goji berry extract, which are all known to be good for the skin. Also the fact it only needs to stay on for 5 minutes...who has time for these long-winded things that take 20-30 minutes to work! It means I can use this anytime in the week, even after work...

          The 100ml mask comes in a tube with a flip lid, which is easy to dispense and not fiddly. The mask itself is a pale bluey grey colour, and is medium in thickness. The smell of it isn't unpleasant, is a bit of a mixture of a clinical yet fruity smell - its not bad! The mask is easy to apply, and you only need a thin layer. If you have just washed your face before applying it, it may sting a little, as it did with me, but I didn't suffer any redness or irritation from it.

          Ideally you should lie down when you apply any mask, so it helps absorb into your skin and really work. So after only five minutes of lying down (its okay if you go over by a couple of mins), you just wash this off, ideally with a hot wet flannel, et voila, you have clean, refreshed skin! I was pleased at how quickly this mask has an effect, after mere minutes, my skin was glowing and looking more clear and bright.

          I've been using this once a week for a couple of months now, and I really like using it, my skin condition is pretty good, and I think this mask definitely contributes towards this. I think for the price and convenience, it's a really good product. I have a more expensive Clinique anti-blemish mask which you use for about 10-15 mins which isn't even as good as this, so why pay more?

          I've only seen this product in larger Boots stores, so if you can't find it, you can order it online through their website.

          Ingredients (in case you need to check you're not allergic to something!)
          Aqua (Water), Kaolin, Illite, Cetearyl alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan stearate, Glyceryl stearate, Persea gratissima (Avocado) oil, Phenethyl alcohol, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter), Parfum (Fragrance), Caprylyl glycol, Coco-glucoside, Xanthan gum, Vaccinium angustifolium (Blueberry) fruit extract, Citric acid, Glycerin, Salix nigra (Willow) bark extract, Lycium barbarum fruit extract, Potassium sorbate, Sorbic acid, Dipropylene glycol.


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            18.08.2010 23:25
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            a great face mask!

            Those of you who read my reviews regularly will know that I am a huge fan of all things Lush. I particularly like their fresh face masks and one can usually be found in my fridge. However my local Lush store is some distance away and it's not always practical to go down as soon as my mask runs out. Also the masks, as great as they are, are not exactly practical for carrying around when going away on holiday or visiting family for the weekend. I was therefore on the lookout for an alternative for those inbetween times that also isn't stuffed full of hard to pronounce chemicals and parabens.

            On a recent trip to Boots I spotted The 'Good Things' range of products and in particular the Five minute facial mask. This is a new range of facial skin care products developed by award-winning beauty writer Alice Hart-Davis using her years of experience in the beauty industry. I have to admit that I hadn't heard of her but a quick google search reveals that she's quite prominent writing for the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and Red Magazine. Her website is http://www.alicehartdavis.com/ and has some interesting links. I haven't seen this selling anywhere else, so I guess it is exclusive to Boots.

            Back to the review... The range is designed to make the most of young skin using superfruit beauty boosters in gentle supereffective formulations. The products are free from parabens, mineral oils, sodium laureth sulphate and animal ingredients. It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. It's ticking all my boxes so far! To be honest when I see the words 'superfruits/superfoods/antioxidants' I'm sold!

            The product boasts to make skin clearer, brighter and smoother. The mask contains green kaolin clay to draw out impurities, avocado oil to moisturise, goji berry extract to soothe and willow bark for radiance. The mask comes in a 100kml tube that is white in colour with the Good Things logo and writing in pink and purple. There are pretty flowy flowers on the front too making the product look quite girly but very classy at the same time.

            The tube has a flip open lid and to get the mask out I just squeezed gently. The mask is a grey paste that is not too thick. The first thing that hit me was the smell. It smells divine! Very sweet and berry-like - it reminded me of Robinsons Summer Fruit squash! I applied the mask to my face, having washed it first, and left the mask to do its work. Strangely the mask started to warm up as it dried which I found strange but quite pleasant. As it dried I could feel my skin becoming tighter. After around 5 minutes I rinsed the mask off with warm water. It removed very easily and literally melted off the skin as the water was applied. This is not usually the case with clay based masks as they tend to crack as they dry, leaving a bit of a mess, so for me this was a bonus!

            Afterwards my skin felt wonderfully soft. I bumped into my mum a few minutes later who asked me what I'd been using on my skin as she said it was glowing! Looking in the mirror it certainly did look clearer and had obviously done a good job of removing the dirt that had accumulated in my skin (I do live in a city so pollution does affect my skin L). The beautiful smell also lingered for a few hours afterwards which was lovely. A slight downside was that the feeling of tightness remained even after I had washed my face but I find this a general feature of clay based face masks (not the one from Lush though!) and this was quickly remedied by applying my usual moisturiser. That to me sounds quite strange - a mask that leaves skin soft but tight! But that's what this does!

            According to the tube this product should be used weekly or whenever your skin needs a quick brightening boost. The list of ingredients on the tube isn't too scary either - there are still some chemicals in there but as it's a long-lasting product I would expect there to be to preserve the mask. Also, not all chemicals are bad - many have long complicated names but are actually something we would associate with being good for you if you see it's more well known name. Take ascorbic acid, which is simply vitamin C as an example! Having said that the mask should be used within 12 months of opening.

            Overall I'm quite impressed with this mask. It won't replace the ones that I use from Lush but it's good for those inbetween moments when I'm travelling or have run out of fresh mask. Priced at £5.99 this doesn't break the bank either.


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