First of all let’s address the elephant in the room.. it’s not Friday.. I know! Yesterday was a busy one and although I usually make a little time to pamper of an evening last night it just wasn’t happening. I like to use a product a couple of times at least before reviewing so although I’d already applied this mask previously and had my opinions ready I also like to be wearing it as I type it up.. weird? I just want it to be totally fresh in my mind because skin care is such a tricky thing, it’s tough to remember a texture if you haven’t felt in for a week. Anywho I have the time now so here I sit, mask upon my face ready to share my thoughts.
Unlike my regular favourites this is a non-drying formula that just feels like a thick lotion. I always feel a bit weird about these kind of treatments.. if it doesn’t tighten or turn a funny colour how can it possibly be improving my skin? The First Class Mask is supposed to deep cleanse, nourish and rehydrate, on the Organic Surge website it also claims to detox and renew skin leaving it ‘smooth and glowing with health’..hmm! Aren’t we all a little skeptical about one product promising too many things? I know I am. I’ve only just come around to masks that’s purposes are anything other than clearing/clarifying as it’s difficult to get out of that teen skin mindset (even at 26) but the idea that this deep cleanses as well as rehydrates makes it the perfect in between for that phase. My skin really does feel smoother when I wash this off and because it’s been sitting on my skin like a lotion it does feel hydrated. I’m not sure if I feel nourished or detoxed but.. what does that feel like?
Because the majority of the ingredients are natural this is suitable for sensitive skin but as usual.. look at the list! Some people do react to plant extracts and the like so for your information the active ingredients here are Rosemary, Lemon, Sweet Orange, Aloe Vera, Palmarosa, Natural Glycerine and Sweet Almond. I didn’t have any problem whatsoever and am extremely pleased to report that it even seemed to soothe a monster blackhead I had embedding angrily on my cheek. I’d definitely recommend this for those of you looking to break away from the traditional clay-based masks in favour of something a little less drying and perhaps indeed nourishing!
One last note.. the scent is subtle but quite citrus and fresh so is suitable for daytime.. you’re not going to be unexpectedly lulled to sleep but I did find the aromatherapy aspect very calming.
Available for £8.99 here