If you’ve been following my blog now for a while you’ll know that I’m a qualified body and beauty therapist(for almost 11 years), who adores skincare! I love trying new products, different brands and sharing what I learned with you so that hopefully they could benefit you too. Sheet masks are all the go right now and I’m not surprised! They are super effective in getting ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin to really make a difference. The lovely Michael, from Beauty Belle, got in touch with me and sent me out a couple of their masks for me to consider. I got their Detoxifying Foaming Cleansing Mask with Activated Charcoal and their Nourishing Collagen Mask with Olive.
Importance of Face Masks
Before I talk about the masks I want to fill you in on why they’re so important. If you follow me on Snapchat (sarahdwan1) you’ll often see me doing a face mask every week. There are literally thousands of face masks on the market and I know how difficult it can be choosing what is right for you but it’s vital to use one at least once a week but preferably twice a week. Masks are like food for the skin and can help with many skin concerns like, excess oil, breakouts, dryness, flaky patches, uneven skin tone, pigmentation, dullness, fine lines and wrinkles. Packed full of antioxidants they help fight free radicals and replenish the skin with essential nutrients! If you want healthy, glowing skin you really need to add face mask into your skincare routine. They can do many things, so it’s important to discover what it is that you need and what skin type you are. If you have oily, congested or acne prone skin look out for face masks with the words – deep cleansing, purifying and detoxifying. If you have dry, dehydrated, sensitive skin look out for the words – soothing, nourishing, hydrating. For mature skin with lines and wrinkles look out for the words – anti-aging, collagen, smoothing. I love sheet masks because there’s no messing around with spatulas or mask brushes, you just unfold the sheet soaked in the ingredients and place on your face…so handy!
Beauty Pro Detoxifying Foaming Cleansing Mask €5.77
This mask is for anyone with oily, congested, acne prone skin or if you suffer with regular breakouts and blackheads. This mask felt incredible!!! It’s self foaming so when you place the mask on first it’s black but then white bubbles start to appear. You will look like a crazy person but my God your skin will feel deeply cleansed after it but with no drying effects like with some masks. The self foaming action creates micro massage, and it’s this action which helps clear the pores and help fight blackheads. The micro massage also boosts circulation at a cellular level, which means the absorption of oxygen and nutrients into the cells is increased and the removal of waste and toxins out of the cells is increased too, helping improve dull, tired looking skin. You leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse your face with water. Using this mask first and then another mask afterwards, prepares the skin for further ingredients helping them penetrate deeper into the skin. Alternatively, if you weren’t using a second mask and just applying your moisturiser, it will ensure you’re getting the most from that.
What’s in it?
It contains Activated Charcoal, and an AHA complex made from lime, lemon, apple, grapefruit and orange, these ingredients combined help to refine pores and reduces oil production in the skin. AHA stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acid, which is an ingredient that increases desquamation(sloughing away of dead skin cells) in the skin, and encourages cell renewal. They help your skin feel smoother and your makeup go on so much better
Beauty Pro Nourishing Collagen Mask €5.77
This mask is for anyone with dry, dehydrated skin and wants to combat signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. This felt super cooling and soothing on my face. Afterwards, there was a noticeable improvement of my fine lines and if used on a regular basis you would see even more anti-aging benefits. It’s like giving your skin a big glass of water because the ingredients increase hydration levels really well. It helps improve overall tone and texture leaving your skin appear more supple and youthful and with that healthy glow we all love and want. I would definitely use this mask again, particularly if I had a big night out, a wedding or an any event I wanted to look my best for. I used this mask straight after the Detoxifying Cleansing one I mentioned above for a lovely pamper night in. After 15 minutes I took the mask off and massaged any remainder of the serum into my face, neck and chest area because there’s no need to rinse this one off
What’s in it?
I love when a mask has the word collagen on it…GIVE ME ALL THE COLLAGEN!!! What I love most about this mask from Beauty Belle, though, is that it has marine collagen from the sea, and not from an animal. The marine collagen combined with olive extract, aloe vera, green tea extract and rosewater all improve the condition of the skin and have anti-aging effects, like increasing collagen and elastin production, when used long term. Aloe Vera and Green Tea are well known and well used in the skincare industry. It’s their powerful antioxidant properties that make them so effective in fighting signs of aging. Love, love, love this mask, but I definitely need to get more so I can see the long term effects.
Biggest Selling Point for Me
Both these masks are free from animal ingredients and animal testing. I know the effects harmful chemicals can have on the body when used for a long time and I’m always on the look out for products that genuinely try to decrease the amount of chemicals we put on our skin. Both these masks contain no parabens, mineral oil, lanolin(common skin irritant), or petroleum. Beauty Belle are 100% Irish owned and offer many different nail and beauty products that they personally test and select from leading brands across the world for you to use in the comfort of your own home. The price point is amazing and I love that you get premium ingredients at a price that won’t break the bank! You can have a look at the huge range of face and eye masks they sell and buy direct from their website here => beautybelle.ie
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