Just recently, I was browsing the shelves in one of my favourite stores, Holland and Barrett. I noticed that they had a sale on where everything was ‘buy one get one half price’, so naturally, I needed to take advantage of this magical offer and hunt out a bargain for me to treat my mum and I with! I ended up deciding on the Dr Organic Manuka Honey Face Mask. Having used the Dr Organic Pure Vitamin E Oil Complex previously, I knew that I really liked the Dr Organic range and that it made a huge difference to my skin. What’s more, Manuka Honey has always been a favourite of mine thanks to it’s super healing properties and kindness to skin. This mask in particular contains active 15+ Manuka Honey which is another great bonus.
This Manuka Honey mask is combined with a blend of bioactive, natural and organic ingredients including mineral-rich Kaolin (which is China Clay and is a huge beauty spa favourite choice of mask as it helps to detoxify the skin and also treat skin conditions). The clay draws oil from the pores while removing the skin’s surface of dead cells and impurities to help leave the skin nourished and purified.
I tried the mask for the first time a couple of weeks ago and have been using it twice weekly ever since. I firstly cleanse my face with my usual cleanser and semi-dry my face by patting it gently with a towel before applying a thin layer of the mask. The first thing I’ll say about this creamy white mask is how beautiful it smells! If you’re a fan of honey scents, you’ll absolutely love this. It’s a lovely sweet and fresh smell that doesn’t have the slightest hint of anything remotely synthetic which I really like. The mask dries in around ten minutes but within that time, you can sit back and inhale the gorgeous aroma which I actually find quite relaxing just in itself. As I was removing the mask with tepid water, I noticed the lovely creamy texture as it’s massaged into the skin which feels lovely and luxurious. Once the mask was removed, my skin felt so clean and clear but without that squeaky texture that some masks can tend to give. My skin felt comfortable, nourished and cared for.
The mask, which retails for £7.59, comes in a 125ml tube which I’m sure will last for a good while considering how little you need to use each time. It’s great value for £7.59, but for half price, it’s even more of a steal.
My skin is extremely sensitive, can be prone to dryness and oil in areas and is also prone to breakouts. The mask didn’t aggravate my skin what so ever and Manuka Honey is actually great to use on acne prone skin due to its antibacterial properties.
I’ve really enjoyed using the mask over the past couple of weeks, and even after such a short time, I can see this becoming a beauty drawer staple for pamper nights in!
List of ingredients:
Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Aqua, Kaolin, Calcium carbonate, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter), Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) butter, Glycerin, Zinc oxide, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hectorite, Glyceryl caprylate, Decyl glucoside, Mel (Honey), Tocopherol, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Parfum, Mel (Manuka honey), Trifolium pratense (Clover) flower extract, Calluna vulgaris (Heather) flower extract, Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate, Sodium phytate, Ascorbic acid.
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