Happy Wednesday! Today I want to review a face mask that I’ve been using as part of my pre-shower routine, which is the Good Things Five Minute Facial Face Mask. I wrote my Multi-Tasking Face Masks: Why I’m Loving It over a year ago, and still maintain this approach for using face masks to this day. I can’t remember if I picked this up from Boots or TK Maxx, but I remember seeing this brand in both stores.
To start off, this product is a clay mask, so very well designed for oily skin types. This suits my oily skin type well, which is one of the reasons I purchased this product. I’m tried other products from this brand before, including their Manuka Honey Scrub, Stay Clear Purifying Cleanser and Deep Pore Cleansing Lotion. So I was quite confident trying yet another skincare product from this brand.
This mask claims to:
“Makes skin clearer, brighter and smoother. There’s green clay and kaolin to draw out impurities, avocado oil to moisturise, goji berry extract to soothe and willow bark extract for radiance.”
So it aims to be a gentle yet effective clay mask for combating the build up of gunk in the skin, without being over drying or irritating for the skin, a comfortable balance for the skin that leaves it well-looked after and pampered, to summarise it a bit romantically.
I apply this to my forehead, nose and chin areas of the face, as these are the oiliest areas of my face, while I use the Sculpt Vitamin C Mask for my cheeks to hydrate and revitalise them. I don’t find this overdries my skin at all, and while I wouldn’t call it ‘soothing’ so to speak, it definitely hasn’t caused irritation or increased sensitivity for my oily-sensitive skin type. So I’m really happy with synergy between my skin and this mask.
The texture of the mask itself is what comes across as strange for me. While it has some of the bubbly nature of a mousse, the mask itself is quite hard and solid inside the tube so it’s a bit of work to squeeze out of the tube. I don’t consider this a particularly bad thing, but it’s a little bit odd for me since the texture is a bit weird to work with. Out of the tube though, it’s relatively easy to smooth over the skin, and as the tube instructs, I apply a thin layer over my skin. It has a tendency to just move from one side of my fingertips to the other and not always apply to the skin itself, but not impossible to work with.
Because I use masks in my pre-shower routine, my skin is damp from the steam of the bathroom, so this mask never truly dries when I use, and I find this is a benefit for my skin. I find that clay masks that can dry to a firm layer tend to aggravate my skin, which I’m happy this mask doesn’t do.
The mask is a little strange to wash off, as the texture feels very smooth to run your fingers over, so I can’t always tell how easily or how much I’m washing off at a time. But, because it doesn’t dry to a layer on the skin, I find this makes the mask wash off more easily as it doesn’t cling to the skin. I haven’t had incidences where I haven’t washed all the mask off, so I would say the product comes off relatively easily.
Overall, I don’t find myself particularly in love with this product, but I have no real gripes with it either. It’s a skin-friendly mask for me, but because of the strange texture I find myself a little bit reserved from just loving it. I do suggest this trying this product if you have normal-oily skin types, but I don’t want to leave an affiliate link for this product as I’m just not that passionate about it. If you’ve tried this mask before, please let me know what your experiences were, I’d love to get an idea what you thought.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post! I hope you are happy and healthy, and hope the rest of your week is filled with good health, happiness and success.