Pore Off!Tuesday, January 10, 2012
One of my very favourite ways to relax after a long day is to run a bath and pop on a face mask. I do have problem skin and about once a week I treat my face to a little luxury to give it a deep cleanse. I have tried many face masks from all sorts of different brands and I think I've finally narrowed my favourites down now, one of these favourites is the Soap and Glory Fab Pore Facial Peel.
Soap and Glory are a favourite of mine in the bathroom, I love their shower gels, bubbles baths and well pretty much everything else from their range but I'd rarely investigated their skincare range until I heard a lot about this face mask, so me being me just had to go out and give it a try for myself. Yes the name is misleading with this product, this isn't a facial peel, it's a face mask. It contains Fomes Officinalis extract, Salicylic Acid, Kaolin and Vitamins E and C to help tighten up your pores and reduce excess oil. Being a oily skinned gal with stupidly big pores this product is right up my street.
You take a small amount of this as a little goes a long way and massage it around your face until the green beads have dissolved and then leave the mask on for as long as you wish, the box recommends five minutes for a quick refresher and fifteen for a deep cleanse. I tend to usually leave it on for about 15-20 minutes to really get the most out of this mask, I tend to pop it on my problem areas that are more porey (is that a word?) I really liked the smell of this product, it smells minty and fresh and the minty smell gives you a tingly feeling on your skin.
So does it work? Well I'm not going to lie to you my pores don't magically disappear but they do seem to temporally be a bit less noticeable, but my skin always feels really soft, really clean and cleansed. The box recommends you use this 2-3 times weekly but I usually tend to only use it once a week as my skin always get a bit iffy if I use too much on it! I do like this product thought, it's fresh and is good for when you're getting ready to go out or go to an event the next day as your pores temporally are less noticeable. I almost treat this face mask as a exfoliator sometimes as the green beads are great at scrubbing away the daily grime that has collected on your skin.
You can buy the Soap and Glory Fab Pore Peel Face Mask from Boots and online for £8.00, but like I said a little goes a long way so it should last a long time!
Now just before I go, I found out last night that I've been long listed in the Best beauty blog category for the Marie Claire Blog and Twitter awards, I was really confused as I received an email earlier in the day saying I'd made the list but I wasn't anywhere to be seen on the list, but by the evening the proper list was up and there was little old me! You all probably know the drill that the next stage is voting and if you want to vote for Dizzybrunette3 in the best beauty blog category you can do HERE- of course there's no pressure, there is some amazing blogs in the same category so just vote for your favourite, but you would make me a happy girl if you did vote ;)
I know there was a lot of talk about blog awards yesterday and personally I like aspects of them and I don't like other aspects, I don't like that they can sometimes be popularity contents and at the end of the day we don't need a magazine to tell us our blogs are great because we should all be proud of our little space on the Internet, but it's also nice to be told your blog has been shortlisted because well it's a compliment isn't it? Also being a third year student who desperately wants to get into either beauty PR or beauty journalism, being given the chance to blog for a magazine is an achievement that looks great on the CV as long as the magazine links back to your blog of course. So yes that's my little say on the topic.
I hope you all have a great day, today I will be writing an essay for my uni work, how delightfully boring!