Face Mask Friday – Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox


I actually reviewed this already about 2 years ago, I had a sachet and loved it but only recently plumped for the full sized tube. The reason for that is I’m a bit tight and £10 for a face mask sounds like a lot to me yet I think nothing of buying the Montagne Jeunesse sachets at £1 a time. This has easily given my 10 applications already and it doesn’t feel even half empty, it’s definitely better value for money this way but it’s that initial outlay.. I know you get it or you wouldn’t be reading a budget beauty blog. Anyway.. the general idea here is that the warm clay draws all of the impurities out of your skin so that you can treat them and get rid. It effectively deep cleans your pores and leaves you with clearer skin with no nasties lurking beneath the surface.. and it works!


For the most part I apply a thin layer as a above, that does the job and you definitely don’t need anymore but the first couple of applications were definitely thicker.. save product and only use what you actually need! It doesn’t have the regular sanctuary scent which was a touch disappointing as I love it so much but the scent isn’t unpleasant so I can make my peace. As it’s ‘thermal’ it doesn’t set on your skin, it be sticky until you wash it away so don’t think you can go take a nap because you will make a mess! The best place to use this is in the bath because the steam keeps the heat working and the heat is keeping your pores open so that the clay can do it’s stuff so anything you can do to help it is great. I’m sure it works in 5 minutes just fine but if you know me you know I couldn’t possibly leave a mask on for less than an hour so I can’t attest to that claim.

The one thing to note with this mask s that while it does work you will likely get a bunch of blemishes a day or so after using it, this is normal, it’s what it’s supposed to do but with that in mind it’s not something to use the night before a big event, it’s more of a regular maintenance treat.. or a week before if you must.

Available online for £10.50 here and if you want to try a sachet first you can buy one here but don’t use it all at once – there’s at least enough for two uses

Miss BB



  1. Alice
    14 June, 2013 / 6:41 pm

    I’ve being looking for a detoxifying mask for ages, so definitely gonna give this a try! I also love the one Super facialist one by Una brennan… it does the same sort of thing and is about £8 I think 🙂

    Alice 🙂

  2. 15 June, 2013 / 9:41 am

    I never leave my masks on that long! I’d be afraid I’d get some weird reaction to it 🙂 That said, sounds like a lovely very cleansing mask.

  3. Maria
    11 July, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    I bought this today on your recommendation and I can’t wait to give it a try. I was just wondering what do you do with your skin when you get the blemishes after using it? Do you just leave them to clear up themselves or do you treat them? 🙂

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