This post is something that I've been planning, and piecing together for months now. I don't know about you, but a Superdrug facemask was always a staple of a teenage sleepover. They're fun, cheap and cater for a whole range of skin types. Now that I'm in my twenties, it seems to be all about buying expensive face mask pots, filled with golden flakes and exotic ingredients. But sometimes all you want is to pop into Superdrug, pick up a little face mask and have a pamper evening. So I've spent the last couple of months trying out every single one they sell in their range to let you know what's hot and what's not.
For: all skin types.
Smell: fresh, zesty orange.
Texture: slightly lumpy clay mask. Contains bits of orange peel that you can feel.
Dries: hard and lighter in colour. Makes my sensitive skin sting a little.
Effect: Could feel it exfoliating my skin as I took it off. Skin feels tight and looks a little red.
Smell: fresh, can smell the aloe vera.
Texture: smooth and cooling.
Dries: Stayed wet to the touch despite keeping it on for 20 minutes. It started to dry in places and had tiny cracks. Easy to remove; gently.
Effects: Skin feels soft and plump and looks clear.
Smells: like fruit salad Chewits
Texture: sticky! It stays very wet, and even dripped off of my face.
Dries: tight. Took 30 minutes to dry so that I could peel it off, rather than the 10-20 that the packet advised.
Effect: skin was shiny.
For: sensitive skin
Texture: smooth, clay
Dries: stung slightly as it dried, even though it's recommended for sensitive skin.
Effects: skin left feeling a little dry.
For: normal to dry skin
Smells: exactly like a dark chocolate Terry's chocolate orange
Texture: like melted chocolate. You use a different application to a normal face mask as you need your face to be wet before applying it. A very wet, smooth face mask.
Dries: self heats as soon as it touches your face. Stays wet and glossy. Dripped off me and onto my clothes.
Effects: easy to remove. it calmed down my spots and made my T-zone less greasy.
For: oily skin
Smells: like unpleasant, harsh minerals
Texture: very wet and smooth
Dries: tight and smooth to the touch. You can however see where it's sunk into my pores.
Effects: skin a bit dry, but was great for my T-zone. Sucked the oil/pus (grim, I know) out of some newbie spots I had forming. My pores looked a lot cleaner.
Smells: fresh, like a spa. Very mineral-y
Texture: thick and mud like. Feels a little lumpy on your hands but smooths out over your face.
Dries: hard and lighter in colour. Tightens.
Effects: soothed my sensitive skin and made my spots less oily
8.) White Chocolate Mousse Mask
Smells: not very nice. A little like alcohol and not at all chocolatey.
Dries: unsure. Had allergic reaction to the mask as soon as I put it on and had to remove it instantly. The mask is no longer on Superdrug's website so perhaps other people reacted badly and they've discontinued it.
For: all skin types
Smells: like fresh apples and berries
Texture: smooth and sticky
Dries: smooth - peels off all in one. Takes about half an hour to dry enough to peel off.
Effect: my face was blemish-free the next morning. It dried all of my whiteheads out.
Texture: creamy, almost like a moisturiser
Dries: doesn't really dry, it sinks into the skin a little instead.
Effect: skin is soft, plumped and hydrated