“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Face Mask / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Detoxes, „
Skin Wisdom is a cheaply priced range of beauty products they sell in Tesco. I picked up a few of face mask sachets for three reasons, I wanted a face mask, I've had these ones before and they're only 50p at the moment. They're usually £1 so not dear anyway, but they have a half price offer running until 3/2/2014.
The sachet is different than the above and now has green on the front which tells us that it's a 'Thermal face mask, detoxifying, softening and everyday care'. It opens easily via a start tear cut on the side towards the top. The pack contains 15ml which is enough for a generous application or two thin ones. It's going to open my pores and draw out oil and impurities and will leave my face soft.
The instructions are simple wash face with cool water, apply with finger tips to activate the warming, leave for 5 minutes then wash off with cool water to close the pores.
The mask is cream coloured and has a nice consistency not too thick or thin and spreads nicely. It smoothes over my face sticking on the skin without running off. The smell is hard to describe just clay like really not pleasant nor unpleasant and it's only for on for 5 mins anyway.
I've used thermal type masks before so knew what to expect. As soon as it's applied the mask starts to gently heat up, it's rather relaxing. Feeling it warm up makes me think it's actually doing something. It doesn't harden or set so after 5 minutes just washes off. I use a flannel for this because it's less messy and lessens the risk of splashing it in my eyes (which is a precaution).
Once rinsed off my face feels like it's had a deep clean. As is often with these face cleaning products my skin feels tight immediately but smooth and soft, glowing and healthier. It doesn't get rid of spots or blackheads but there is an improvement in the overall appearance of my skin. I can't be sure that my pores have been excavated as they don't look any different, but I can say I look cleaner and fresh.
I've had no adverse reaction to it during or after use.
4 stars from me as I look clean but not spot free, blackhead free or pore free.
I buy a lot of my health and beauty products from Tesco and part of their beauty range is the Skin Wisdom products they do, which are exclusive only to Tesco. I have tried a lot of the Skin Wisdom products, with mixed results, if I am honest, but one of the things I do like in this range is their daily detox mask. These masks are sold individually in Tesco's and are currently only 99p each though quite often they can be found on a three for two offer, which I like to make the most of.
I like to use a face mask about once a week, and whilst I usually opt for the Montagne Jeunesse range or even Superdrug's own range of masks, I do like to swap and change every now and again and one of the mask I like to use when I fancy a bit of a change is this one from the Skin Wisdom collection.
I have used this daily detox mask now four times in total and one pack provides me with enough for one application. It's very cheap, however, at only 99p a pack, so I use it as an opportunity to give myself a bit of me time and allow myself to be pampered once a week or so. I only ever use face masks at weekends as I prefer to use them when I am in the bath as I am prone to being a bit messy. It's therefore easier for me to apply and remove a mask if I am already immersed in water, as it means it won't drip all over the bathroom floor, or worse, the sheets in the bedroom!
I use this mask after cleansing my face and it's easy to open (no scissors required with this one) as the packs have slight little marks at the top of each foil pack, and these allow me to simply tear the top off so that I can release the creamy mask.
Please be warned that if you are going to use this mask for the first time, it is a thermal mask. By that, I mean that it is designed to gently warm up whilst it is on your skin. I say 'be warned', because if you haven't used a thermal face mask before, it can feel a little disconcerting experiencing your face glowing and warming up as you lie back and let the mask do its work.
The mask itself is medium level consistency and is pale cream/buff in colour. The smell isn't particularly nice, but then it's not exactly horrid, either. Perhaps the only thing that lets this mask down slightly, however, is the fragrance as I was expecting something a little more perfumed than this actually is. It's neither nice nor horrible, just somewhere in the middle, but personally speaking, I would have liked a little more fragrance.
I apply a thin layer of this ask, as the directions state and lie back and let it do it's work for five minutes only. The pack clearly states that you should not leave it on for any longer than this and then it should be removed with warm water.
I can really feel this mask getting to work on my skin pretty much as soon as I have applied it. It has a very mild and gentle warming effect and it makes me thick it is gently helping to stimulate the circulation on my face as I can feel myself 'heating up' - but no too much, don't worry!
It's incredibly relaxing and afterwards when I have washed it off with warm water, I can feel my skin glowing. It looks smoother and feels smoother after I have used this mask and I also feel that my skin glows slightly and looks in better condition and healthier. I do think that it's also best to use this mask on a regular (possibly weekly) basis, as the action of detoxifying the skin on a regular basis is going to have a much more beneficial effect than just simply using it as a one off and then stopping.
I really do think that for just 99p this simple little mask is great value for money as it really perks up my skin and makes me look that little bit better in terms of a smoother and more glowing complexion. It's great value for money, kind and gentle on my skin and it won't break the bank - highly recommended.
I love using face masks so when I found this one in my local Tesco store at the measly sum of 99p and in a 3 for 2 offer I bought myself 3 thinking that if I didn't like them I would just give the other 2 to my sister, these are only available in Tesco stores.
The mask comes in a rectangular white packet with a bright green bottom third and some white and green writing, you are told the name of the product of course along with the fact it is a thermal mask and it states "green tea helps to protect the skin, whist chamomile soothes and rose clay purifies."
The packet has little nicks on each side to make it easy to open, to use the product you obviously have to open the packet and when you do you find a pale pink cream substance. On the packet you are advised to apply the product after cleansing your face, you simply have to use your fingertips to apply a thin layer to your face and you will feels it nicely warming up. I find that the mask leaves a residue on my hands and they need a good wash after applying.
You are advised to wash off the mask after 5 minutes and it actually states on the packet not to leave the product on for longer than advised which I actually find a little worrying, it is easy to wash off with warm water. Once washed away you are advised to splash with cold water to close your pores and then apply your moisturiser.
I cannot say I was impressed with this mask, my face felt clean but didn't really feel smooth and I didn't feel my skin looked any different and worse of all the product smells like chip fat. I would only rate this 2 stars as it didn't make any difference to my skin and it smells awful although it is easy to use, a great price and of course it make a difference for some of you reading this just not me.
At the moment I am really into improving my skin care regime. I pretty much default to Tesco to buy anything these days and I had decided that I wanted to do a face mask the other day. I had a good look round the shelves in Tesco. The range of face masks was not easy to find, as they were grouped into their brand categories, rather than being just a shelf of face masks, but I managed to pick out this skin wisdom one quite easily. The reason I chose this one, was partly based on price, and partly based on the face that it was a peel on and off one. For some reason I prefer using peel on and off masks, as I feel like they do a better job. I am pretty sure it is all psychological, but there is something about peeling it off afterward rather than washing it off that makes me feel like my skin has had some real improvement work done on it!
Price and availability:
Skin wisdom is a Tesco own brand. This means it is exclusive to Tesco and can only been found in Tesco stores. The upside to this, however, is that there are plenty of Tescos around. I have seen these in the medium sized Tescos, and the larger ones, but not yet scoured the shelves of the smaller ones to have a look!
The price in my opinion is really affordable, I managed to pick this up for only 99p, which I believe is the standard sale price rather than a special offer. A friend of mine did comment that she managed to pick some up when they were on offer for 3 for 2, but that offer was not on when I was in store.
Packaging and application:
The face packs come in a plastic (foil impersonation) sachet. You tare off a corner (which is nice and easy to do, and minimally messy) and squeeze a sticky gel like material. It is nice and easy to rub into your face (do not get too near to your eyes!) Your fingers are a little sticky after application but this is nice and easy to wash off.
The Face Mask is a gel type material which sticks to your face nice and easily. As long as you don't apply it too thickly, once it is on it wont drip off. It would rub off though, so be careful how near you get to things. The face mask starts to dry quite quickly, but in the thicker areas it takes a bit longer (approx 15 minutes). It is definitely worth making sure it is all dry before peeling it off, as this makes it so much easier and less messy. It reminds me a bit of peeling PVA glue off your hands at primary school in art lessons! Whilst it is drying your face does get very tight, but it is not painful. Once peeled off your face feels like it has lost all the dead skin cells and feels like it has had a really deep cleanse. Even the next day my skin felt silky smooth, clean and moist.
This face pack is a thermal pack so your skin gets nice and warm whilst it is on. I recommend making the most of this and using a deep scrub on your face afterward whilst your pores are open to remove any extra dirt or grime. Once washed I tone and then splash with cold water to close my pores.
My face felt more clean and radiant for a good couple of days after using this product.
I really liked this face pack. I would definitely buy it again. It works really well and the price is good, I felt well and truly pampered after using this. One last tip I have is that although this is meant to be a single use pack I found it you were relatively sparing with the application you could make this cover two peoples faces, which made it even better value for money!
I do like my face packs/masks, mainly because it's a chance to lie in the bath and do nothing except look ridiculous!
I bought this at Tesco, having read several "good" things about the Skin Wisdom range, and because products from Tesco tend to be quite good. The whole range is apparantly holistic skin care which brings the benefits of professional therapies to your own home. It is created by someone called Bharti Vyas who must be something big in the skin care world, because the instructions include a piece where "Bharti says..." (didn't Hector do this?)
I digress. The mask promises to be totally in tune with your skin (whatever it's like). It will draw out all of those nasty impurities and absorb excess oils to leave your skin feeling fresh and deeply cleansed.
It does all of this because the dead sea mud purifies, the French clay softens and chamomile and green tea sooth and protect. All that clay and mud...makes me wonder what's going to happen although I know things like this are supposed to be good for your skin.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The mask comes in a plastic tear open sachet and is suitable for all skin types. Good thing, because I am never certain what kind of skin I have. The packet is relatively easy to open, so no scissors required, just tear and it's open.
The mask itself is a pinkish quite thick cream which has no discernable smell; good news as I'm not keen on lying with something on my face whcih has a really strong smell.
When applied wet skin, it heats up almost immediately; a nice warm feeling, not so hot that it has to washed off immediately.
The mask should be applied to a clean face. Wet your face with cold water and apply a thin layer to your face and leave for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, rinse it off and splash your face with cold water to close up the old pores again.
This should be applied twice a week for best results.
There is a warning that it shouldn't be left on for alonger than 5 minutes, but I haven't tried this, so don't quite know what would happen if it was left on for 6 minutes!
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
These are good value at 97p and there are several to try out. At the moment some of the Skin Wisdom masks are BOGOF.
Available from Tesco stores and online.
WHAT I THOUGHT
A nice cleansing mask, and one which really does make your skin feel clean. The warming effect is very pleasant and relaxing and the product is easy to apply.
There is a warning with the instructions that useage should be discontinued should irritation accur, but I have found it to be gentle enough to cause no skin irritation, and effective enough to leave my face feeling clean.
The packet is easy to open, and requires no seeking out of scissors. One thing I have found is that there is enough of the product for at least 2 applications (far too much for one). Best thing is to open the packet, use it and then sellotape the opening down ready for later in the week.
A good mask which does as it claims to do at a good price. I will certainly be trying out some of the other products from this range
Thanks for reading.