“ Brand: The Sanctuary / Type: Face Mask / What it does: Restores, brightens / Quality Standard: Organic „
I bought a selection of face masks from The Sanctuary's skin care range, and I found that I was really disappointed by the first one I tried, the warming charcoal mask. It smelled horrible and made very little difference to my skin, so I was not particularly looking forward to trying either of the other ones I'd bought.
The second of the masks I decided to use was the Pro-Collagen boosting mask. This particular mask is (according to the packet) packed with vitamins A, C and E as well as organic wheat germ, soya oil and seaweed extract. Apparently the combination of these ingredients will reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and boost the skin elasticity and collagen synthesis. The more collagen your skin produces, the plumper and firmer the skin looks.
Like the last mask (which I also reviewed by the way) you can buy this in either a sachet or a tube. Again I chose the sachet option as it was much cheaper, and I thought it would be a good way to try the product out - the tube costs over £12 and that's a lot of money to spend on something that you've never tried before.
The mask is a cream colour and has a translucent sort of finish to it. It's quite thick like a gel and is easily applied to the skin. The first thing I noticed about it other than the colour was the smell. The last Sanctuary mask I used smelled like cod liver oil, but this one smelled like wet paint! It was quite a potent chemical smell, and not at all what you would expect a skincare product to be like.
You need to leave the mask on the skin for 10 minutes before rinsing and I found that it didn't set at all during this time it just stayed gel-like. The smell was not so noticeable after a while on the skin, but when I rinsed it off the strong scent really came out again.
Given the results I had got from my last Sanctuary mask, I must admit I was not really expecting much from this, so I was amazed to see that there was an almost instant improvement to the appearance of my skin.
My skin looked a lot brighter and had a sort of dewy glow that I rarely see. I don't have deep wrinkles but I do have fine lines, and yes, I think they were more plumped up and less noticeable. I must admit, I initially thought this was my imagination, as I was so convinced it wouldn't work, but I checked in several lights and I do think I was right - my skin definitely looked better.
Just to put this in perspective, I don't think the difference was so great that other people would be rushing up to me asking what I'd had done, but it definitely gave me a youthful glow, and I will be purchasing some more of this for use before special nights out.
A single 15ml sachet of this mask costs £2.45 or you can buy a 75ml tube for £12.19. Both products are available from Boots.
Overall, I was quite pleased with this product and the results it gave. It might work out quite pricey to use on a regular basis, but like I say, as a treat now and again, it's great and I'd certainly recommend it.
the sanctuary covent garden have just launched a new range of face products, called skin spa. i have to admit i was very impressed by the look of the products and the list of ingredients.
they are full of natural extract's and no synthetic fragrances, just pure essential oils.
i was looking for a product that would help revitilise my 39yr old winter dull skin, and i noticed the collagen boost mask, on the label it said, a vitamin packed mask , that super boosts your skins ability to produce collagen. with the help of many natural ingredients, including wheatgerm soya and seaweed.
this sounded good, the next morning i applied the mask to my face, and left it on for ten minutes as the instructions said.
the first thing i noticed was the fragrance, essential oil of bergamot not one of my favorite scents.
but the result is what matters and sadly this was nothing special
my skin did not seem any different infact it felt more dry than usual, i would not even bother to use this product again.
i do not expect miracles but for the price of this product about 12 pound, i did think my skin would feel and look softer.
i noticed they also have another face mask, called moisture boost but i think i will try the sample sachet before i chance the full size.
A Vitamin packed treatment mask that super boosts your skin's ability to generate skin firming collagen / Organic Wheat Germ and Soya Oil moisturise, condition and help restore the skin whilst Seaweed Extract and anti-ageing, anti-oxidant Vitamins A, C and E help boost the skin's elasticity and collagen synthesis, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles /