Hi! So I’m kicking off the first skincare blog post by sharing some great face masks all under £15.
Face masks are a staple in my beauty regime. For starters the right one really does help my complexion. I have combination skin that’s also quite sensitive, so for me I always look for a mask that can help reduce oiliness in some parts, prevent and reduce any spots, and also not dry out other areas of my skin.
I also love the ritual of a face mask. It’s just an easy act of self-care. Its relaxing and using a face mask at nighttime is a wonderful way to unwind and end the day.
Here are 3 face masks under £15 I recommend:
Laidbare For Richer For Porer ‘Miracle’ Mask: This face mask was a bit of a surprise when I first used it. The mask absorbs into your skin a bit- almost like a moisture mask if you’ve ever used one of those. It has some lovely ingredients like kaolin clay, rose water, Japanese seaweed extract, shea butter and liquorice. The combination of all of these helps to minimise pores, reduce inflammation, moisturise the skin, and bonus- this Laidbare mask is also a fabulous gentle micro-exfoliator.
The other two face masks mentioned in this blog post from Kae and Mungo Murphy’s Seaweed Co. come in a powder form that have to be combined with water. It only takes a minute to mix them, but if you are looking for absolute convenience, go for the Laidbare For Richer for Porer ‘Miracle’ mask.
Kae Rhassoul White Natural Clay: This white clay mask is my favourite of the group. The white clay, also known as Rhassoul, comes from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. This clay is really good for your skin because it is naturally rich in minerals such as silca, magnesium and potassium.
This mask arrives as powdered clay, so to apply it I followed Kae’s advice on this and mixed it up with water and a few drops of argan oil, and after I removed the mask put some argan oil on my face again. This mask has a slight “tightening feel” to it as the clay dries, but removing the mask reveals smooth skin. I found that with this mask the results seemed more ‘instant’. My face appeared a little clearer and brighter, while the other two masks I would use it before bed and see the benefits the next morning.
Mungo Murphy’s Seaweed Co. Nourishing Seaweed Mask: This mask is for anyone who is up for a more unique experience. I tried Mungo Murphy’s seaweed bath before and my skin was super soft afterwards, so I had to give this mask a go. As a word of warning, it does smell very strongly of salty seaweed. I did get used to it, but maybe don’t put the mask close to your nostrils or on your nose if this really bothers you.
This mask does work for softer, smoother skin if yours is a little dry. This mask comes as a powder, so Mungo Murphy’s Seaweed Co. suggests mixing this with water and a little honey. Honey might help to take the edge off the smell a bit, but it is also a great skincare ingredient because it can moisturise and reduce impurities. Unlike the smooth heaviness of the Kae Rhassoul White Clay Mask, this mask is has a slightly ‘grainy’ feel to it, so when rubbing it off it does have some exfoliating power.
That’s it from me! I would love to hear if you have tried any of these face masks, and what your favourite ones are!