Garnier Pure Self Heating Sauna Mask, well that’s a mouthful! We’re going to be speed reviewing this week because it’s 8pm, my bath is ready and my cup of tea is getting cold. You guessed it.. I forgot again! This is the problem with running a weekly feature on a set day.. I find it almost impossible to stick to but thus far I’ve only been late with it once so fingers crossed it will teach me some discipline! This weeks mask is actually an old friend of mine I always return to when I want a really deep clean and after last weeks surprise blackhead had finally been evicted I felt my skin needed somewhat overhauling. I love self-heating masks when they work but they rarely do and unfortunately this is not much of an exception. Upon first application it’s a bit warm but that fades as soon as you’ve stopped rubbing it around your face and I’d imagine sooner if you were being fancy and using a brush – oo-er!
Like most sauna-type treatments it stays wet no matter how long it’s left to ‘dry’ which as we’ve discussed at length in these weekly posts is not my favourite formula however to get a really good deep down cleanse I like to wear the mask and then steam my face or better still relax in bath letting it really penetrate my pores – mm.. not a great visual. I use masks all the time and I’d say the majority are a bit of a placebo.. maybe they do something but very few are something really special.. this is one of the few. After 20 mins I rinse this off my face (at which point you get that heat again.. nice) and my skin feels super clean and smooth. I generally go on to a big cleanse with my Clarisonic to give it that extra oomph but really.. if you’re feeling a bit clogged up (skin-wise you understand) I would absolutely recommend you give this a go. It’s only available in sachets as far as I know but one sachet actually perforates in to two and costs just £1.29 here from Superdrug. I’ve also picked these up for less that £1 in Asda on occasion but either way they’re a bargain considering you get two applications. Definitely one to try!
What’s your go to mask when you want to get a real deep cleanse?