There are a few things that can be relied on with absolute certainty in life, one of those being that when No7 vouchers become available I will make a trip to Boots. Who doesn’t love getting to try new products without having to pay full price? On a recent search for new and perfected skin I found this hydration mask from the Beautiful Skin range. Regular readers will know this is my favourite range from No7. I had previously read good reviews about this product so armed with my €6.50 off I decided to give it a go.
The mask is suitable for dry / very dry skin. I fall into the dry, de-hydrated and slightly horrible skin category so I thought this would be a good choice for me. The mask promises an intense moisture boost and is hypo-allergenic. The guideline suggests leaving the mask on the skin for three minutes or ten minutes if you’re a serious hydration seeker. The mask looks and feels more like a moisturiser. It has a creamy texture and sits well on the skin. It doesn’t get hard or tight like other masks. It is hardly even visible on the face. I left it on for about twelve minutes because I’m clearly a rebel. I wiped it off and rinsed my face with cold water.
I was slightly disappointed that I didn’t have a new face after rinsing but I always hope for miracles with products. Why didn’t I have a Disney princess complexion? My face may still have looked the same but my skin felt quite nice, soft and hydrated. Later that morning when I went to apply my make-up, I noticed that my foundation blended easier into my skin. The dry red hue that sometimes appears when doing my make-up was gone. Quite often my foundation doesn’t sink into my skin as much as I would like but today was different. My face looked airbrushed in comparison to normal. There was nothing to do but stare at myself from different angles to make sure I wasn’t imagining it, get the boyfriend to look at my skin to confirm I definitely wasn’t imagining it and to declare the mask as my new best friend.
I use the mask twice a week now and I love it. I generally tend to leave it closer to ten minutes or in some cases nearer twenty if I’m wearing it in the shower. The mask costs €16.25 for 100ml or €9.75 if you’re like me and use No7 vouchers.