Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Review: Mask in a Cup

At home face masks are one of my little luxuries in life. I love whacking a mask on when I am feeling stressed and it instantly relaxes me. Mud masks are probably my favourite kind of mask so when I was offered the chance to test out a few from Terra 2Skin I jumped at the opportunity. 

Mask in a Cup is made from active clays "which are extracted under strict conditions and naturally sun-dried to ensure that their active mineral contents and rich trace elements are retained, silica, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorous and zinc to name a few".

I was very interested in the how the clay was beneficial for the skin. Terra 2Skin explains that the clay is "naturally absorbent, detoxifying and draws toxins, excess oil and impurities from the skin." They also explain that "the rich minerals and trace elements naturally contained within the clay are also a drink for your skin, replenishing the necessary nutrients that our busy lifestyle, lack of sleep or pollution may have depleted".

The mask was super easy to use. All you need to do is lift off the lid, add 30mL of water and stir using the spatula provided. The instructions explain to only use the wooden spatula provided as metal can affect the  clays elements. Using this spatula you then apply the mask to your face. It is very easy to control as it has a paste like consistency that slides onto your skin.

There is quite a lot of product in the container, even after layering it on I still had plenty for another use. You could definitely get three uses out of the one container. It says you can store it for 2-3 days under cling-wrap, otherwise you could simply split up the powder into three uses before adding the water.

When applied to the skin it has a cooling feeling and as it dries it tightens on the skin. The drying time depends on the thickness of application. With a thin layer it took about ten-fifteen minutes to dry. The instructions tell you to remove the mask with warm water, but if you are anything like me I love pulling off the big chunks of clay first before I remove the remainder with water. (Yeah I'm a sicko like that...you know the kind of people that use the pore strips and examine what comes out - that's me! haha)

The mask left my skin feeling clean and looking brighter. I definitely recommend these masks, they made my skin feel really clean and soft and it was super easy to use. The benefits of the clay on your skin are also very impressive.

Just applied
Mask drying (I put a bit too
much on the cheeks!)

Mask in a Cup retails for $8.99AUD each and can be purchased here. I definitely recommend trying these out especially if you like mud masks. They are great value as you can get at least 3 uses from each cup. There are a few different kinds to choose from; including ones for dry skin, oily skin, aged skin, tired skin and sensitive skin.

Have you tried these out?? Are you a face mask fan??

Hannah xox

**Product provided for review, but my opinion is 100% honest as per my disclosure policy :)


emmabovary said...

This looks like it would be great if you had girlfriends (or boyfriends) over, you could all use the one cup!

Tiarni said...

this looks great i love a good mask! thanks for sharing :)

Rossy Grey said...

Hmmmm....interesting. I think I wanna try this out. I love mud packs so I'll go and check this out.

Sabrina said...

Ooh this looks fun, I love mud masks but haven't tried one for a while!

My Bathroom/Wardrobe Is My Castle said...

That sounds great; thank you for sharing. Love mud masks.

Great blog as well; I'm your new follower.
Have a great day, xoxo

My Bathroom Is My Castle – Beauty Blog

Hannah said...

@Emma Yeah definitely, I used to do those fun girly nights with my girlfriends all the time but lately just been too busy! Will have to try organise another soon.

@Tiarni Thanks, me too! xo

@Rossy Definitely try it out, they are great products xo

@Sabrina You should try these ones they are really great and leave your skin so soft xo

@My Bathroom/Wardrobe is my Castle Thank you :) I will be sure to check out your blog too xo

Sophie Keay said...

Wow. I'm so glad to have found another Perth blogger! I absolutely love these masks and definitely need to pick up more. I'm wearing the Red Clay one right now! Thanks for the review. xx

Hannah said...

Yay go perth!! haha how funny :) yeah they are awesome, best clay mask I have found xo