“ Brand: Superdrug / Type: Face Mask / Subcategory: Peel / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Peels, „
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--- Introduction: Why I brought this product ---
I love face masks, there is something about them that feels very luxurious and I love to have a Saturday evening in, put a DVD on and pamper my self a little bit. A face mask is always an essential for my pampering and when I saw Superdrug had their own range with lots of different flavours and they were on offer I thought it was too good to resist! I brought lots of different flavours from the range and the one I am going to review today is the tropical cocktail.
--- The Product ---
This product is a peel off mask, meaning that when you apply it to the skin it tries like a film over the face and once it is completely dry it peels away from the skin. It is recommended that you leave this product on for around 10-15 minutes, but I find that as you get quite a lot of product in the packet there is quite a thick layer of it on my face and so it often takes longer than 15 minutes to completely dry. However this isn't a problem if you are just having a pamper evening and don't have anywhere to rush off to! If you try and remove the product before it is dry it comes off in sticky clumps, which needless to say isn't particularly nice or easy to remove.
The product claims that its 'exotic blend of fresh mango fruit and the lesser known Noni Fruit will revitalise your skin and leave you with a healthy looking glow.' The scent of this product lives up to its name and is very fruity. I personally think it smells delicious and good enough to eat!
This face mask, as with most one use face masks comes in a foil packet to ensure it is kept fresh. Seeing as this is a product that you use once and peel off, the packaging is not particularly important as it will be binned a few minutes after you have used it. However, the design of the packaging is fairly basic, which a picture of a lady using the product on the front and a pinkish background. The packet has a small cut away to make it easy to tear the top off without the need for scissors which is handy.
--- My Opinions ---
I am always a little apprehensive when it comes to peel off face masks. I find when I use the cream based ones I always miss bits when I'm washing it off and find patches on my skin the next day so I prefer the ease of removal with the peel off masks. However, sometimes they can stick quite tightly to your face. I don't find there to be any pain removing them even when they are a little tough, but if you have a low pain tolerance this might be something to consider (although I think you can wash this off if you find it too painful). However, I do have sensitive skin and sometimes pulling the mask off my face irritates my skin and I am left with red skin that doesn't really feel any better than before I used the mask.
With this product, I have not found that at all. It peels off smoothly and it is quite easy to peel off big chunks at a time which makes removing it easy and not very time consuming at all.
You do get a lot of product in the sachet and I found that I had enough to put a thick layer all over my face. As I have mentioned, this meant it took a little longer to dry but that didn't bother me. If you were using this product on a time scale it might be worth not using all of it and applying a thinner layer so it would dry quicker. The product feels like a gel when it comes out of the sachet and it is very easy to rub and blend over your face. My hands did end up getting quite sticky so I'd definitely apply the mask near the sink or with some baby wipes handy to wipe you fingers or they end up with bits of flaky face mask on them. I would also recommend that when you apply this product you leave a fair gap by your hairline. If it gets caught in your hair it can be quite difficult to get out and quite painful as well!
The smell of this product is lovely. It definitely smells like a tropical cocktail, there are very strong notes of mango and coconut. I like that the smell is really fruity but it is not too strong so they perfume doesn't irritate my skin or hurt my eyes as I have found with some face masks.
The whole point of applying this face mask (apart from the fact that it is fun and a nice way to pamper yourself) is that it promises to make your skin feel revitalized and leave it with a healthy glow. When I had removed this product, my skin felt fresh and soft, which I would say pretty much fits the bill. However, I did find that the effects didn't last for a particularly long time, so if you are looking to improve your skin in the long run, this product doesn't really do that.
--- Overall Opinions ---
Overall, I really like this product. It is perfect for what I wanted to use it for, which was to treat myself and have a little pamper session. It was easy to apply, smelt really good and peeled off easily. My skin felt fresh and soft afterwards and whilst these effects didn't last for a particularly long time, it was a nice treat. This product is 99p for a sachet which is about standard for a face mask, however Superdrug often have offers such as 4 for 3 or 3 for £2 and considering they have lots of different flavours and masks to do different things you can get a good deal and get to try lots of different products. Plus you get to have lots of pamper nights too! I really like this face mask and I will definitely be repurchasing for a future pamper evening!
This is a peel off mask from Superdrug's own brand of face masks. This face mask claims to revitalize the skin and leave a healthy looking glow. I purchased the product recently as part of an offer in Superdrug, I've always liked the peel off masks as I find them quite fun in a strange way, I've also never had any problems with peel off masks as I know some people with more sensitive skin can find them irritable. The "tropical cocktail" description also lured me in and made me think of summer and so I thought I'd give the product a go.
The face mask comes in a small foil packet. The main colour of this tropical cocktail peel off mask package is bright pink, there is also images of fruits like pineapples on the front and there is a lady wearing half of the face mask. A "NEW" logo is also situated in the top right hand corner of the packet and it says on the same side at the bottom that the product contains natural extracts. On the back we have ingredients, quantity - 10ml, safety advice and some directions for use (in simple terms you apply the mask with fingers in an even covering, leave on for 10 minutes and then very gently peel away from the skin). The packaging also tells us that the product is paraben free.
You can buy this mask for 99p on its own in Superdrug at the moment and they also have a 4 for 3 offer on all of their face masks.
I think this face mask is a very good example of a peel off mask. I used this particular mask last night and I must admit when I woke up this morning my skin looked better than I've seen it for a good while!
The mask contains things like mango fruit and noni fruit juice. You can definitely smell these ingredients on your skin but the main positive of these is that they provide a cleansing ability and help revitalize the skin.
The mask says it would be suitable for all skin types but I would be a bit cautious if you have very sensitive skin. The mask dries within the 10 minutes it says and it is very easy to apply, it is a bit difficult to get the product out of the packet though. The reason I say be wary if you have sensitive skin is because of the peeling away of the mask, even if you try to be gentle it can pull quite strongly on the skin especially if you accidentally go too close to your hairline so be careful.
Once I have peeled the mask away I definitely notice a softness to my skin. I also noticed by looking at the mask peeled off that it had definitely cleared my skin of some of the dead cells and overall I was pleased with the face mask. I wouldn't say it gives you a "glow" though but I always find that sort of look is hard to achieve unless you pay lots of money for the product.
Overall a really nice product, refreshing, fun and very easy to use! It's definitely quite an energising mask and so if you are looking for a more relaxing one then I would try some of the others in the Superdrug range, I have purchased some of the more soothing masks and will eventually review them on here once I've given them a try.
I love popping into Superdrug when I'm in town as you can get some really good beauty products at a good price and this Superdrug Tropical Cocktail Peel Off Face Mask is only 99p which is a great buy for a face mask and its good to be able to take the time to pamper yourself a little especially just before the christmas hecticness thats about to decend on us all.
I love to just unplug the phone and chill out when I use a face mask as its guaranteed I'll get it on and someone will call, then you have to try and chat to them and ruin the smoothness of the face pack as it dries on your face.
This has a nice scented coconut and pineapple scent which you notice as soon as you open the packet, the face mask inside is a nice thick consistancy which you can get a little at a time on to your hand and smooth over your face to cover the whole area of the face avoiding the eyes and lips, once it is on you just can then chill out and listen to some soothing music as the mask dries on your face.
You can feel this tightening as it dries which is always a good sign, this is good for my sensative skin as somethings I buy sting as they dry and I have to wash them off as soon as this happens otherwise I end up with red blocthy skin with the ingredients that irritant me, with this however I just feel the tightening of the skin and know its doing it's job.
When it's dried fully you can then try and peel it off in one go, which I can't do and it broke in places as I took it off, which isn't really an issue it's just fun to try and get it off in one piece, as I'm sure we all try too.
After peeling, wash the face in warn water and dry and moisurise if needed. I find that I don't have to moisurise as this leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft and very clean. Without red blotches or drying my skin out.
For the price it's brilliant and I can recommend, if your looking for a good last minute xmas present then a basket of these face mask peels and other beauty products in a little wrapped basket is always a good option.
I have a Superdrug Beauty Card, and a few weeks ago received an email offering me one of their new face masks for free. Naturally I took up the offer, and chose the Tropical Cocktail Peel-off Mask.
What attracted me to the mask was the bright sachet, with a picture of a woman wearing the mask on a pink background covered in fruit. The description on the sachet states:
"Capture that summer holiday sensation with this Superdrug Tropical Cocktail Peel-off Mask. With its exotic blend of Mango Fruit and Noni Fruit Juice and a sweet creamy Coconut and Pineapple aroma, it will revitalise your skin and gently lift away dead skin cells and impurities, leaving your skin with a healthy-looking glow."
The mask contains natural extracts, is paraben free, vegetarian and BUAV approved (meaning that it has not been tested on animals). It is meant to cleanse and revitalise the skin and is suitable for all skin types.
As instructed, I opened the sachet, squeezed out some of the mask and applied it to my cleansed, dry face. The mask was fairly thick, but smooth and easy to spread with a pale orange colour (that turned practically clear once a thin layer was on my face) and a pleasant tropical aroma.
I left the mask on my face to dry: I estimate that this took about 15 minutes. The mask didn't irritate my skin at all, but as expected, I could feel my skin tightening as the mask dried.
After the allotted time, I peeled off the mask, which came away fairly easily although not all in one piece sadly! I really enjoy using these peel-off masks as I do enjoy the satisfaction of removing them (sad I know). After use, I applied toner and moisturiser as usual.
My verdict on this mask is largely positive. My skin felt softer and thoroughly cleansed after use, with no especially oily or dry patches. Over the next few days I thought my skin looked brighter and more radiant. The effects weren't miraculous, and didn't compare to the results I get with Lush face masks, but I was happy with them.
At full price this mask costs only 99p. I would definitely repurchase this and I would like to try some others from the range. Last time I looked there was a multibuy offer on these masks which I think would definitely be worth taking advantage of!
After recently discovering a bunch of new face masks from Superdrug priced at 99p each or four for the price of three I decided to give some of them a go. I'm a big fan of face masks and often like to indulge my skin by applying one.
I opted for this Tropical Cocktail Peel-Off Mask for two reasons. Firstly, it sounded gorgeous with a list of ingredients stating fruits such as mango, grape, blueberry and cranberry where contained in this. I love fruity scents and thought this sounded lovely. Secondly, I'd never used a peel off face mask before and was keen to give one a try.
The mask comes in an individual sachet containing 10ml of product. The plastic sachet isn't currently recycled but the mask isn't tested on animals, is suitable for vegetarians and is paraben free. The packet shows the name of the product and that little silver star indicating this is a Superdrug own branded product as well as an ingredients list and application instructions.
I tried this one after the White Chocolate Mousse mask in this range which I found a little hit and miss and wasn't sure how great this would be. I thought I would give it a go regardless although did feel a little scared it'd be too harsh on my sensitive skin as the last one caused a mild reaction.
As instructed, I cleaned my skin and applied this to my clean face using my fingertips. Opening the sachet allowed me to sniff this refreshing scent. It smells like a mixture of coconut and pineapple and is very similar smelling to a tropical fruit juice. The smell is strong enough for me to continue to smell it whilst the mask is on my face but never becomes overpowering. It's not particularly synthetic smelling either which I will admit I was expecting!
The actual mask is rather strange in appearance and not what I was expecting at all. In consistency it reminded me of syrup, a thick liquid. The mask is clear with an orange tint to it and to me looks like it should be sticky (probably because it reminds me of golden syrup so much)! Thankfully it isn't sticky in the slightest. It's easy to apply the face although it doesn't leave any clearly visible traces of being there so I wasn't sure at times which part of my face still needed the mask applying to it, I almost completely missed my nose out altogether because of this. It does leave the face looking wet but that's about it. It certainly isn't a thick orange mask like the picture on the front of the packaging suggests. I washed my hands after application and found the mask came off my fingers easily.
I then allowed this to dry on my face. I could clearly feel which parts had dried as those parts of my face began to feel a little tight. My upper lip was the first part to dry and that part of my face actually only took a minute or so. It was about twenty minutes before the entire thing had dried though. Once completely dried my face resembled that glazing they put on doughnuts strangely enough! It was very shiny that's for sure. I simply opened my mouth wide and found bits of the mask around my mouth started to peel off which then gave me enough to grip onto in order to peel off the rest of the mask.
Most of this mask came off within about two minutes but there were little bits left which were impossible to grip onto and pull off and I ended up just scrubbing these bits off with my wash cloth which seemed to do the trip. I gave my entire face a quick wash with this cloth before drying it and waited to see the results.
The results were pretty much non-existent to be honest. This mask didn't do any damage, no irritation, reaction or breakouts occurred which is good but then nothing particularly good happened either which isn't so good. My face did feel soft but no more so than before I applied the mask and it left no visible improvement to my skin either. The mask for me was just a bit pointless really and I don't think I shall be bothering with it again despite its lovely scent!