L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask | Review

Hello again,

As you may have seen from my recent January Favourites post, I’ve been using a new face mask. Over the past few weeks I’ve been reaching for the L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask instead of my usual Mask of Magnaminty from Lush – I just wanted to try something new. Out of the three masks in this range, I wanted to try the Clay one the most as I think it suites what my skin needs.

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As you can see, you’re supposed to leave the face mask on for 5-10 minutes to allow it to dry. I find that this isn’t really long enough so I tend to leave it on for 20 minutes at least. When it all dries you can barely move your face, which is probably because it gets right into your pores. It’s kind of disgusting but when it does dry, it highlights ALL of your pores. If you didn’t know you had dirty pores, this mask will definitely point them out to you.

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It was actually really easy to apply actually. I have another charcoal mask that I’ve been using for a while which doesn’t apply easily at all. It’s really thick, making it difficult to spread it across my face. This one, however, spreads really easy. I also find that I don’t have to use as much of the product at one time because it covers my face quite quickly. The packaging says that the pot contains 10 applications but I’ve used mine 4 or 5 times and I’ve got loads left so I think I’ll get more out of it.

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After the first time I used the mask I already noticed a difference. It reduced the size of some of the more noticeable bits of acne on my cheek. Also, the pores on my nose were so much cleaner when I washed the mask off.

I find that after using this mask, any obvious spots that I have reduce so much in size. It just seems to dry them out to the point where they’re barely there anymore. Then, by the next day, the spot disappears – a definite plus for me.

The more and more I used it, the cleaner my face looked afterwards. Now, after using it for a few weeks, I’ve noticed that I’m getting fewer blackheads and my acne scarring has massively improved too. It’s definitely worth the money.

If you wanted to try this mask, it’s still on offer at Boots for £5.99!

As always, thank you for reading.

Let me know what your favourite face mask is…

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Bye for now,

Courteney x

Current Skincare Favourites

Hello again,

Recently I’ve been shopping around for more skincare products to prevent my skin from drying out and to clear up my recent break-outs. I think I’ve found a skincare routine that’s right for my skin so I wanted to tell you about some of the skincare products that I’ve been loving recently.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser

I’ve been using this product for a long time; I always wash my face with it each morning and night. It’s great for clearing impurities from your face, including dirt, oil or that smudge of makeup you didn’t remove. After washing my face with this I feel fully cleansed, I will repurchase this product many times more as I am constantly trying to prevent acne, breakouts and blackheads from uninvitedly invading my face.2015/01/img_0992.jpg

Derma Pad Deep Pore Treatment Pads

When I’ve removed my makeup and washed my face I use exfoliating pads to clean any breakouts on my face. Using this every night ensures that spots dry out more quickly; I’ve also found that fewer spots appear on my face. Prevention is better than a cure.

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

This is a product that I’ve been using for a few months, after seeing it appear on many blogs and YouTube channels. I was a bit hesitant at first, thinking ‘why am I paying for glorified water?’, how wrong I was… The cleansing water not only removes makeup but it doubles up as a toner. My face feels refreshed, clean and even immediately after use. Another perk of this product is that it contains perfume, meaning that it doesn’t sting my eyes when I’m using it to remove my mascara and it doesn’t irritate my pores or aggravate breakouts.2015/01/img_0995.jpg

Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack Hydragel Turbo-Boost

I received this eye gel in the Soap & Glory Face Time gift set for Christmas. Where have I been without this? More often than not I struggle to sleep at night and wake up the next morning with dark, puffy under eyes. This product has helped me to minimalise the tiredness in my eyes and will brighten up my face. I would recommend this to anyone with the same problem. Even if your eyes aren’t that puffy it will still brighten up your eyes. Try it!

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Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub

 
This was another Christmas gift that I have also received in previous years. I will never stop loving this product. I would recommend using this when you’ve finished work or after a long day; it leaves my skin feeling exfoliated and refreshed. I work in fast food so I need to ensure that my skin is free from greasy impurities after my shifts, this product works really well for this. Another perk of this scrub is that it smells absolutely amazing; it’s a very fruity product.2015/01/img_0999.jpg

The Body Shop Chocomania Body Lotion

I received this chocolatey lotion in a limited edition Christmas gift set, I love the whole set but this product is definitely one that stands out. As well as making my skin feel baby-bum soft, I smell deliciously like chocolate after use. I would highly recommend purchasing this product either for yourself or as a gift!2015/01/img_1002.jpg

Thank you for reading!

Do you like any of this products? What are your skincare must haves?

Ways you can reach me:

  • Email: courteneynoonan@hotmail.co.uk
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Bye for now,

Courteney x