“ Brand: The Sanctuary / Type: Face Mask / Subcategory: Moisturiser / What it does: Moisturizes, brightens, Protects, Nourishes / Quality Standard: Organic „
I purchased the Sanctuary Moisture Boosting Mask as part of a 3 for 2 deal in Boots. I like The Sanctuary products as I think they are good quality but they tend to be quite pricey. This retails at around the £10 mark, so on a 3 for 2 deal it is about a third cheaper (if you buy with similar priced products) which makes it a little more affordable.
The packaging is nothing special, it comes in a white tube with the Sanctuary logo and product information on it. The product is squeezed from the bottom of the tube, this is covered with a white cap.
The product is a thick white glossy paste. The directions on the bottle state that it just be applied generously to a cleansed face. I followed the instructions, it felt quite cold on my face when I first applied it. It has a pleasant smell. The instructions direct you to leave the mask on your face for about 10 mins, and whilst the mask was working I lay back and relaxed :-) When it was time to take the mask off, the mask had changed in consistency i.e. it hadn't hardened or set, and I removed it with damp flannel.
After use my face looked more radiant that it had before, the mask had definitely given my face a moisture boost. I don't have particularly dry skin but think this would be useful if your face was a bit dry and needed a moisture boost.
My skin is quite dry and has been particularly bad recently, so I decided to use this face mask which I'd bought a while ago but not got round to using, in the hope that it would live up to its name and give my skin a 'moisture boost'.
This mask is from The Sanctuary Spa skincare range, and promises to nourish and revive tired, dehydrated skin. It contains organic Shea butter and honey, as well as organic rosehip seed oil to protect against premature ageing and lavender and rose essential oils to calm and soothe the skin.
You can buy the mask in either a tube or a sachet and I went for the sachet as it was cheaper and I'd prefer to know that this is suitable for my skin before splashing out on the full tube. The sachet is white with blue and silver writing and is fairly plain but does the job.
To use, you simply need to smooth 'a generous layer' over cleansed face and neck, leave for 10 minutes then rinse. They do say, however that you can leave it on overnight for an intensive boost. Frankly I didn't want to try this for fear of ending up stuck to the pillow, so I went for the 10 minute option!
The mask is a sort of glossy white cream and smoothes onto the skin easily. Do note, however, that it's OK for The Sanctuary to say apply a generous layer, but there's only so generous you can be with a 15ml sachet!
The mask has a slight rose smell to it, but it's a gentle scent and not overpowering at all. The mask is quite wet and didn't look like the sort of stuff that would set, but I did find that by the time the 10 minutes were up, it had slightly hardened in places, but wasn't tight or uncomfortable.
After rinsing, I could immediately feel a change in my skin. It felt very smooth, and it definitely felt more moisturised than it had before. My skin looked a little more radiant and sort of glowing, but this only lasted about 3-4 hours.
I'd say my skin felt fairly hydrated for about 24 hours after using the mask, so it did indeed provide a moisture boost.
This is available in a 15ml sachet for £1.79 or a 100ml tube for £9.78. This is a little on the pricey side, but it's certainly not the most expensive face mask on the market, and I think it's worth it as you use these things as an occasional treat, rather than an everyday product.
If you have very dry skin and want to give it a quick moisture boost, say for a night out or special occasion, I think this mask would be a good choice, and I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.
A creamy comforting mask that helps to deliver a moisture boost to tired, parched skin / Organic Shea Butter and Honey nourish and protect whilst organic Rosehip Seed Oil helps regenerate and protect against premature skin ageing /