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#Facemask Friday | 111skin Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask 

A Skincare range developed with the help of research from space scientists, you say? I’m not kidding! Recently I had the chance to try out the Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask from 111SKIN. It was one of the options available as part of the August You Beauty Box


111SKIN is the brain child of Harley Street plastic surgeon Dr.Y.Alendrides. It was developed in response to his patients needs for skincare products that would help heal sensitive skin post treatment. 

Through his research Dr.Y.Alendrides discovered that Skin ages more quickly in space due to the harsh environment astronauts skin is subjected to. This led to the collaboration and development of NaC Y2 formula. This formula was then offered to his Harley street patients as part of their post treatment. As its reputation and demand increased for the original NaC Y2 formula the 111SKIN range was born. 

The Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask retails for £20 so it’s definitely  worth nabbing it as part of this months you beauty box whislt you still can. 

The Mask itself has a unique gel like structure that claims to increase the absorbtion of its key ingredients better than a tissue mask. 

Helpfully I found that its gel texture helped to adhere them mask to my face better than a tradition tissue sheet mask would. It was also very cooling and soothing, particularly in this hot weather we have been having lately. 

The key ingredients include Arbutin, to brighten, Silk Amino Acids, to moisturise and nourish, lastly Centella Asiatica to stimulate the skins collagen production. 

Below are my before and after pictures I do feel my skin is looking much brighter in the after picture. My skin also felt much tighter. Oh and the small thing of looking like I’ve had a decent night sleep! The first picture really is horrendous ha ha! 


On the packaging It recommends that you use one of these masks three times a week if you want to see the best results. Ummmmm, nope not going to happen, that would be £60 a week! 

As a pre ‘special occasion’ treatment though this mask is lovely and one I would love to use again. It was so relaxing to lie back with it cooling and soothing my face whislt I had a nap. 

Hmmm when I’m feeling rich?

#FacemaskFriday | Origins GinZing Peel-Off Mask

I haven’t produced a #FacemaskFriday post in some time. Girls slacking bit, sorry. Having said that, it has been a little while since I’ve come across a facemask that I thought was worth actually talking about. It’s a good job I got my grubby little mitts on a luxury sample size of Origins GingZing Peel-off mask as this one is actually worth talking about. Oh the perks of having to invest in some spot treatment gel!

This mask retails for £24 for a 75ml tube. So let’s be honest here, in my opinion that falls towards the pricey side. The question is then, is it worth the price?


It pains my pocket to say this, but actually yes it probably is.

The mask is described by Origins as a refreshing peel-off mask that is fortified with coffee beans. It claims to help lift away stubborn dead skin cells, dirt and debris to leave skin smooth, refined and glowing.

The mask is a sticky formula that dries on the face so it can then be peeled away, removing any nasties lurking on the skin with it. It gets bonus points for being a gorgeous copper colour.

It doesn’t have a coffee smell either, which is great,as though I love coffee I can’t tollerate the smell close to my nose for a prolonged period of time.

I found that the mask didn’t take very long to dry. I do feel I could have actually applied a lot more of the product.

This was evident when I came to remove the mask as the thinner areas were a bugger to peel off. Don’t be shy in application, go for a thicker layer and you’ll find it so much easier to remove. Lesson learnt there Katy!

Once removed this left my skin feeling very clean and smooth. My skin was definitely glowing as you can see in the picture below. I do recal having applied moisturiser before taking this picture, but my skin never normally looks this good. (Ignore the unflattering angle, I have such as huge honk).


My sample is a 15ml size and I used a bit under half of it. Realistically I would say you would get 10 uses out of the full 75ml product. So price per use is £2.40. When you look at it like that it actually isn’t that expensive considering how effective a product it is and when compared with a comparable single use Facemask.

This is recommended for dry, normal and oily skin types so is one I would recommend to most people. If you have sensitive or a fresh breakout I would be cautious about using it as the peel-off aspect could cause you problems.

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Facemask Friday | Ooharr Rosie Glow Deep Cleansing mask

 Do you look for skincare products that are natural, kind to the skin and British made? 

Yes? 

Well you may want to check out this new range of facemasks from Ooharr as it ticks all three. Priced at just £1.20 they make an affordable treat for those times when you want a guilt free pamper session.  

I had the opportunity to try a couple of masks from the range. (I won a twitter giveaway, lucky me!).

So far I have only tried the Rosie Glow deep cleansing mask, but I was impressed. 

 The mask itself is of the thick natural clay variety with Dead Sea salts that promise to help detoxify and draw out impurities from pores. 

This is balanced out with nourishing Rose, Marula Oil and Palmarosa essential Oil.  

 There was more than enough Facemask in the sachet for myself so I shared it with my teenager daughter. 

It smelt lovely, but then I’m a fan of anything rose scented. 

Once removed my skin really was glowing. A couple of days on I feel my skin is still looking bright. I did have a couple of spots come out, but nothing major they cleared quickly, I put this down to my pores being cleaned out. 

It has also had a good skin clearing effect on my teenangers skin, so I agree with Oohars claim that it is suitable for all skin types.

I’m now looking forward to trying the Dead Sea Cooler Deep Cleansing Mask next time I have a pampering session. 

If you would like a review of that one then let me know in the comments section. 

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My ‘Back to Lush’ Experience & ‘Don’t look at me’ Facemask review 

Long term readers of Schoolrunbeauty.com will know that Im a little bit of a Lush junky.

It wasn’t too difficult then for me to save up five empty pots. Why? Well I was able to return them to my local Lush store and trade them in for a free full size fresh Facemask. 

  

This is perfect for me at the moment as it has settled any spendy urges I had without actually parting with any money. Bonus then, as Christmas has left me pinching the pennies! 

It was super easy, and the helpful assistant helped me to select a new mask to try out. 

As its actually starting to feel like winter now I decided I wanted something that would give my skin a little TLC. Yup my complexion is starting to look a little bit on the grey and lack lustre side. 

In the end I opted for Don’t look at me now a bright blue mask containing super moisturising murumuru butter, brightening lemon juice and ground rice for a mild exfoliation. 

  

So how did I get on with the Facemask? 

If you have sensitive skin or sore patches on your face then this is not the Facemask for you. The lemon juice is going to sting. 

 
My skin is not particularly sensitive so I just felt a mild initial tingle that eased off as the mask dried.

I was concerned that the scrubby bits off ground rice would scratch when I removed the mask but actually with a hot flannel it was okay. 

My skin was left feeling very clean and looking nice and bright. (We will just pretend I haven’t got loads of hormonal spots at the moment)   
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Facemask Friday – Origins Out of Trouble mask

A couple of weeks ago I visited Sephora for the very first time, it left my purse weeping but me a very happy girl.

One of the things I picked up was this handy little face mask pack by Origins. (If you want to see what else I purchased then  check out this post here )

This set contains four individual pods of the Out of Trouble 10 minute face mask. As I like to mix things up a bit in the face mask department I think this set is a great idea as it keeps the mask itself fresh. 

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Origins Out of Trouble mask £23 100ml is created for those of us that have oily combination skin. It has been formulated to target the three main problem areas for this skin type. 

  • Reduce oiliness.
  • Remove dead skin cells.
  • Unclog pores.

Active ingredients include Zinc oxide, Sulfer and Camphor. The later I had never heard of before so of course I Googled it. Turns out Camphor oil is found in the wood of the Asian evergreen tree Camphor Laurel. It can also be found in dried rosemary leaves. It has microbiological properties and was once used by the Egyptions for embalming. 

So biology lesson over, lets get back to my thoughts on this face mask.

  
As you can see it has a thick white formula.   At the time I couldn’t work out what it smelt like, but after googling certain ingredients and their other uses I cottoned on that it reminds me of Vicks Vapour rub. Yup Camphor is an active ingredient in that too don’t you know! 

I promise you though Vicks like scent aside its not horrible. 

This felt very tingly on my skin, I could actually feel it getting to work on those pores. Tingly sensation aside it wasn’t uncomfortable to wear at all. 

After removing the mask with a hot flannel my skin was left feeling incredibly soft and smooth.  So much so I kept stroking my face as it felt so nice. The next morning my skin still felt lovely, and my make up applied far better than usual. 

This face mask gets a big thumbs up from me. My skin looked and felt fantastic after using it and unlike some other face masks the effects have lasted.

Secondly this has helped to balance out the oils in my skin without stripping it completely and causing a reaction. 

For me the product works perfectly, though perhaps a little pricey in my opinion it is worth the money. 

Have you tried any face masks from Origins before? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. 

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