I love using face masks and try to set aside a little bit of time at least a couple of times a week to use a mask.
I occasionally buy an expensive mask if it is really good but I much prefer buying individual sachets of masks because there are just so many to choose from I like to be able to try different brands and types.
I bought this one from Superdrug and it was only 99p for a sachet. The thing that immediately attracted me to it was the fact that it was a white chocolate mousse mask and usually these types of masks happen to be fruit based. I just thought it was unusual and wanted to try it.
I have bought the Superdrug sachets of masks before and whilst they aren’t quite as good as the Montagne masks I quite like them especially as they cost less than a pound and are often on promotion too.
This one was a little bit of a disappointment though mainly because it didn’t really smell of white chocolate and that’s what I assume most people will be expecting when buying this mask. I thought it had a faint sour smell to it actually and it wasn’t the best smelling mask that I have ever used and not the most relaxing smell.
You have to apply the mask to your face and then leave it for 10 minutes to get to work. The consistency of the mask was nice as it was thick enough to spread and not so runny that I had problems with it spilling off my fingers.
This is supposed to be a moisturising mask with cocoa butter, shea butter and almond oil so I was expecting to it intensely hydrate my skin which had been suffering from a little bit of dryness when I used it.
Usually when I wear a mask I like to try and take that time to relax but with this is made my skin itch a bit so relaxing wasn’t really possible as I kept thinking about the itch. It was only a mild itch but still it is hard to relax when all you want to do it scratch.
When I washed this off it came off my skin ok but I did notice it left my skin looking a little bit pink. I expected my skin to be really soft and moisturised but it was hard to tell if there was any difference in my skin at all. There were still dry patches and it didn’t feel any softer than normal.
for 99p that's quite average for a facemask especially for a pamper night. my sister bought me a few of these for my beauty hamper for my birthday last year, it had been in my draw for quite a while. I have previously used Superdrug face masks and loved them especially the chocolate orange one. So me and my little sisters were having a pamper night and we normally get 3 of us out of one packet. So I had opened the top of the pack and the smell was just so sickly I prefer white chocolate to milk chocolate but this was just too much. I couldn't even put it on because I knew I just wouldn't like it on my face. Shame really as I really like the other Superdrug facemasks but this is the only one that I haven't liked but it wouldn't stop me from trying others from the range.
I enjoy using face masks and I mainly make use of the ones from Montagne Jeunesse or (most recently) Superdrug. Superdrug now makes a very wide range of masks to choose from, for all types of skin, even the most sensitive. They are only 99p so they won't break the bank, and generally speaking, they are all really nice and the ones I've used so far I've been quite pleased with. One of the masks I have used from this rage was their white chocolate mousse. I must admit, I was initially attracted to this because if its name. It sounded so lovely and luxurious and I have used chocolate masks before (though not from Superdrug) and been really happy with the results.
The packaging of this white chocolate mousse mask is exactly the same as all the other Superdrug masks, It comes in a fairly thin looking foil pack with little nicks at both ends across the top to make it easy to open. There is no need to have to use a pair of scissors to get the contents of this mask out of the pack.
The consistency of this mask is fairly thick, much like the others in this range and the colour is a kind of off white. I was really disappointed in the smell of this mask. I was hoping for and expecting a delicious smell of thick rich luxurious sweet chocolate. It wasn't anything like this and to be honest, if I had had my eyes closed and someone had asked me to smell this and take a guess as to what it was, I would never have said chocolate. It does have a sort of sweet smell to it - but it's certainly not that of chocolate.
The mask was of the sort of consistency, which enabled me to be able to easily apply this over my face. It didn't drip and stayed put. The instructions say to wait for ten minutes or so until the mask ahs dried and then wash off with warm water. The mask is suitable for normal skin. I did just as the instructions stated and lay back and waited for it to take effect. I could definitely smell quiet a cloying sweet sickly sort of smell once I'd tipped back my head and it was quite pleased when the allotted time was up so that I could wash this one off my face. It came off okay but I was left with some annoying little dried on bits around my hairline.
Afterwards, in all honesty, I cannot say that my skin felt any different. It didn't even really feel as 'deep cleaned' as it normally does with a face mask. It felt no softer or smoother but it did look slightly flushed, tough that may have been all the rubbing I did with the face flannel to get the last bits of 'chocolate mousse' off my face.
In summing up, I won't be buying this particular face mask again. It was disappointing on every level, fragrance, inability to make my skin feel smoother, softer etc. So although it was cheap at only 99p a pop, I won't be recommending it.
As you've probably noticed I mention in my bio that I don't get chance to do reviewing much on a weekend but I had to review this item immediately as I've currently just removed the product from my face, I had to take it off before the recommended ten minutes as well, I was so shocked at the performance in comparison to the Apricot and Tropical Cocktail masks from Superdrug that I've also reviewed and so wanted to share my experience whilst it's almost literally fresh in my head. This is a face mask from Superdrug's own range in a white chocolate variety. I would describe this one as being more soothing than energising and so you would expect it to be a relaxing face mask. It has ingredients such as almond oil and shea butter within the mixture, is paraben free and is suitable for vegetarians.
The packaging is standard of the Superdrug and most drugstore one use face masks. The off white coloured mask product is contained in a foil packet, mainly blue in colour with the image of a lady looking happy with the mask on on the front of the package. On the back we have the standard details like manufacturer's address, ingredients and claims about the product.
You can purchase this product from Superdrug for 99p alone or as part of a 4 for 3 deal.
I'm genuinely disappointed with this product almost in fact annoyed after a very unpleasant experience. Might I also add that I've never suffered from sensitive skin and this face mask says it is suitable for normal skin.
I washed my face this evening removing my make up and what not and decided to try this face mask out of the collection I've been building up. The idea of having a white chocolate face mask made me excited about the luxurious smell and feel of the mask. The first thing I noticed is that the mask didn't smell of chocolate at all, it smelt of a sort of manufactured sweet smell and wasn't very appealing. I've tried chocolate masks before and they've always performed better in terms of smell compared to this one, unfortunately, things get even worse.
The product squeezed out of the packet pretty easily and was quite thick, as always with these products I found it was easy to apply and spread onto my face smoothly. Once I had covered all areas though I immediately began to feel uncomfortable. My face started to really sting. I don't mean tingle by the way, I really mean sting. I'm used to and quite enjoy the usual tingle from a face mask and I'd say I've got a pretty decent pain threshold but this mask was actually beginning to make my face feel really sore. Convinced that it was just maybe a feeling from applying the mask and that it wouldn't last long I decided to persevere, try and wait for the 10 minutes usually suggested for the mask to dry, the stinging got worse though and it began to feel that it was doing damage to my skin rather than helping it and so after 5 minutes of discomfort I decided to remove the mask with warm water, thankfully it did come off quickly and easily.
On removal of the mask my face was and still is (10 minutes later) a bit red, it doesn't appear to have done any damage to my skin and remarkably my skin does feel soft but that was by no means a pleasant experience and I sincerely urge you to be cautious if buying and applying this product, I personally will never be going anywhere near this version again and I now feel put off chocolate masks all together, maybe I got a dud mask but I'm not willing to try it again, no amount of convincing would work.
Horrible!!! Nothing like the other genuinely very nice and high performing face masks from Superdrug. 1 out of 5 stars only because I can't give it zero!
My face is something I'm always desperate to take care off. My Mother is a woman in her early 40's who continuously gets away with being in her early 30's, according to her this down a strict skin care routine she's followed since her teens. Keen to follow in her footsteps when it comes to ageing, I also adhere to a skincare routine twice daily and I'm forever trying out new face masks.
When I recently found a wide selection of new face masks in Superdrug priced at 99p each or four for the price of three, I picked up four which sounded appealing to me and thought I'd give them a try. This was my first encounter with a Superdrug own brand product and I was keen to see how these face masks would compare to some of the many others I have used in the past. The one I immediately picked up was this White Chocolate Mousse Mask. Why? Well I just adore white chocolate!
15ml of face mask comes in an individually wrapped rectangular plastic packet. On this packet we are informed this is suitable for vegetarians, not tested on animals and paraben free. The packet states this mask is suitable for normal to dry skin and contains cocoa butter, almond oil and shea butter. The usual ingredients for a face mask really!
Application instructions state to massage this into cleansed skin using finger tips, leave on for ten to fifteen minutes before rinsing off with warm water and patting the face dry. I cleansed my skin, ripped open the packet and began my experience with this mask.
Naturally, the first thing I did upon opening this sachet was have a sniff. It does a clear white chocolate scent to which is rather sweet but never sickly although there's a slight fruity scent mixed in with it as well. It is very nice and smells rather indulgent and I was more than happy to put this on my face.
The white mask is rather thick in consistency as expected from a face mask and sits on the skin creating a white layer of product. The amount of product provided is more than enough for one application. I ended up applying this quite thickly and rubbing on my neck too just so I didn't waste any as I wasn't sure if it could be kept once opened for another application later on the week. The mask is quick and easy to apply evenly and just glides over the skin without causing any problems.
As a sufferer of sensitive skin I wasn't particularly surprised to experience that all too familiar stinging sensation shortly after application. This seemed to wear off rather quickly though so I kept the mask on for the full ten minutes (at which time that stinging started again). I was a little scared about taking this off, I wasn't in the mood for bright red, blotchy and burning skin but I thought seems as the feeling of a reaction had disappeared I might as well give the mask the benefit of the doubt and see how it goes. I really wanted this one to be a good one!
After about five minutes the natural clay in this mask starts to set and my face became tight as expected. I'm not a massive fan of the tightness of clay face masks but this wasn't any more uncomfortable for me than every other clay mask I've used so if you don't mind this sensation then you'll have no problems with this mask. I did find, however, some parts dried a lot quicker than others. My upper lip, chin and nose dried almost instantly whilst there were still 'wet' patches around my forehead and cheeks ten minutes later when I went to take this off. Perhaps left on longer everywhere would have dried completely but my skin was giving me clear signals it was time to take this off so I did.
I took a damp face cloth to my face and began to wipe the mask off. It came off really quickly and easily and barely left any traces on my wash cloth at all. I just rinsed the cloth under running water after I'd taken the mask off a couple of minutes and it was good to go again! I was relieved to find my face didn't look like it belonged in a burns unit but, in fact, had quite a healthy and radiant glow about it. My face didn't feel particularly sore after removing the mask and it had clear skin brightening properties which are always welcomed by me! My skin felt a little softer but not drastically so, I still applied night cream before I went to bed which says it all really!
If you're looking for a mask to brighten up your face then this will definitely suit your needs. The mask doesn't really deliver much else than this and a nice scent though and isn't really suited to those with sensitive skin (although there's a lot worse out there)! All in all it's not one I will be purchasing again purely because of the mild reaction it gave me. It's alright for 99p though and could my skin handle the mask I'd happily buy again from to time purely for the brightening qualities of it.