Monday, 23 November 2015

At Home Spa Experience with MayBeauty


My housemate Ressa and I like to paint our nails and use a face-mask at the weekend. Her epilator has even found a permanent home in the living room for now. Usually we buy the cheap Superdrug own brand facemasks (just not the 'cooling cucumber' one, that burrrrns).

MayBeauty got in touch with me again, quite a while ago now, to review their new intensive facemask. I was a bit skeptical at first because I've tried their lash growth serum and it just didn't work... I have quite sensitive skin though, and am prone to many blemishes and blackheads, so I wanted to see if this really was the blackhead, acne, dead skin, and oil banisher it claimed to be!

The tester pack sells for £19 on their website which includes five facemasks, a brush, and a guide. The guide gives info on what foods to eat for clearer, healthier skin, which I read but then ignored... I eat healthily most of the time... And I can't lie, but the brush is a bit rubbish and pointless - when I tried using it lots of bristles came off and got stuck in the facemask, on my face, which made it even messier than it already was!

So while I don't recommend that particular tester pack, the actual facemask is AMAZING (IN CAPITAL LETTERS!!), especially for a peel-off mask. It's very thick and very black, and smells like a spa! It's also extremely messy, but easy to clean up after. You have to leave it on for 30-45 minutes, enough time to paint and dry your nails, then when it's time to peel it off, wriggle your face to loosen the mask and peel!

Not gonna lie, the peeling part hurts a bit. Only a tiny bit! It's quite a satisfying pain - deffo worth it! You shouldn't use it if you have cuts/scabs on your face, which I do frequently (thanks dermatillomania) so I've had to wait for my skin to heal a few times before using one again.

After using one facemask my face was super soft and fresh - no dry dead skin, deffo less blemishes, and a big difference in the visibility of the blackheads that usually scatter my nose. Maybe my skin would stay that way if I actually followed the tips in the guide...

Bottom line is - this is the best facemask I've tried, and perfect for achieving a full on home spa vibe! And it might seem pricey as you have to buy in packs of at least five masks, but price per facemask? Not at all bad for such an effective home facial.

This post was written for MayBeauty and they supplied me with a tester pack of five facemasks to review. All opinions are my own.

Have you tried any MayBeauty products? 

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