Five New Face Masks

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When it comes to ‘The Weekend Post’ I always end up back at face masks. In fact I could probably call this category ‘The Weekend Post Where I Speak Face Masks Exclusively, Shun Everything Else and Spend Sunday Stroking My Soft, Soft Cheeks’ – it could work? For me face masks are the one skincare product that gives instant-ish results; whether it be functioning as an exfoliator, hydrator or blemish buster. They just get shiz done. And they’re such a Sunday thing too, which is why TWP is always littered with ’em. In recent months there’s been five new additions (I know it’s mad, but I can never turn down a good mask), so today I thought I’d pass on the deats for all my fellow face mask lovin’ ladies out there…

Yes to Cucumbers Calming Facial Mask – £9.47 – from Beauty Bay. I would dub this ‘the clay mask for sensitive skins’; never sting-y or too intense, it feels cooling when you apply and the thick clay-texture firms up quickly before needing removal five minutes later. It’s a quick pick-me-up that leaves my skin feeling über soft, but not red faced – making it a good option for the AM.

Origins GinZing Refreshing Face Mask – £23 – from Boots. I’m a bit of a fan of the Origins mask line-up, so I was well excited to see a new addition. A clear gel formula, it’s designed to ‘refresh’, so expect the same icy cool feeling of the Yes to Cucumbers one, except here you leave on for 10 minutes then tissue of the excess leaving some serious glow behind. I’ve been using it in the evening as the final step of my routine as like a really intense moisturiser and wake up with a ready made dewy complexion.

MV Organics Signature Mineral Mask – £33 – from Cult Beauty. A mix-your-own-mask? SOLD. A kaolin powder that you mix with water and brush on a thin layer that soothes, strengthens and refines – I’m in love with this stuff. As instructed on the back of the packet I never leave it on till it’s dry (apparently that zaps all the moisture out), instead I wait until it’s slightly damp and then muslin off revealing polished pores.

Superfacialist Salicylic Acid Anti Blemish Pore Purifying Clay Mask – £8.99 – from Boots. It’s got to be said that you get some serious bang for your buck – 125ml’s of product for £8.99 – that’s 25% more product than any of the others mentioned here. The formula is good too: pretty gentle for a clay mask, doesn’t feel dehydrating to the skin and has done a good job at halting any blemishes that have reared their ugly heads.

Sanctuary Spa 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask – £10.50 – from Boots. Be warned, this bottle needs a good shake at first, but once it’s well and truly mixed you’re on to some serious hardcore stuff here. It’s weirdly warming when it comes into contact with the skin but don’t be put off, just be wary as to its placement. For me, I just pop it on my chin where blackheads are rife. Now they’ve not completely scarpered, but they’re definitely looking a little weaker.

Face mask Sunday over and out. See you same time next week? 


  • Cant wait to try the origins mask! It sounds so refreshing! I love the ginzing range ! xx

    – Chaitra | PinkPot

  • I literally want all of these face masks aha, especially the origins one! I have oily skin so I usually stick to clay masks or masks design for that and to get rid of spots, so do you think it would be okay to use with my skin?

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  • Anna Blush

    From a fellow face mask fanatic, there are definitely no complaints seeing these every weekend! I’ve just tried Sanctuary’s offering, the whole warming thing is so strange! Wish I could get hold of Una Brennan here in Australia, seems like such a good affordable brand x


  • dying to try the mv organics mask! x

  • Really want to try these face masks, never tried any apart from LUSH’s

  • Clementine Buttercup

    I do 3 facemasks a week and without this regime I really notice a difference. I love trying new ones. I fancy giving the Sanctuary one a go. I love your face mask posts so please do keep them coming!

  • eineisabel

    You wrote über! I am from Germany and I was like “what is about what?” Haha – nice post as always xx

  • I’d love to try the Una Brennan face mask, I find its products so good! x

  • emily couture

    the yes to cucumbers calming mask sounds great! 🙂


  • Love the sound of The Sanctuary mask – will be popping that in the basket when I next pop to Boots!

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  • Hollyzee

    Keep the face mask posts coming! I’m always on the look out for new masks to try out.

  • Samantha Marriott

    Really fancy trying the Yes to Cucumbers one! Thanks for the post!

    Sam xosjmcdf

  • the super facialist range is really really good ! 🙂 i also really want to try the Sanctuary spa mask… it looks lovely!
    Love from France, Victoria

  • Lauren Parker

    Love the Una Brennan face mask!


  • I adore face masks, I’ve been using asian sheet ones recently. I love the sound of that mix-your-own mask (seems like it works a treat too!) but it’s one of those things I would only bother faffing about with on weekends. x

  • Yes to cucumbers sounds lovely! Really refreshing and not too harsh. Might have to give this one a go!

  • AgentSmyth

    I love the Superfacialist masks, you can’t go wrong for the price and they certainly live up to the more expensive ones too x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  • How you manage to have unique blog posts every single day leaves me at awe. x

  • I absolutely love face masks, they’re so great for a pamper and relax. I like ones that clear out my congestion and make my skin soft and smooth so I will be taking your recommendations on board – look forward to next week!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • I thought for the longest time that the sanctuary mask was exclusive to the UK but I finally found out my local pharmacy stocks it! I’m super pumped and hope that I can find it the next time I go.

  • I’m a big fan of the Super Facialist mask for clearing my skin without drying it out, but I just can’t get on with the Sanctuary one. It’s by far the stickiest, messiest face mask I have ever put anywhere near my skin.

  • Inspiredbypretty

    I absolutely love this post! As a girl with seriously temperamental skin I’ve been searching for months for a face mask that does the job without sending my skin into crazy mode. I’m pretty much obsessed with the Sanctuary thermal detox mask!

  • I use the warming Sanctuary Spa mask too, it’s great. x
    Hi from Newcastle/Asia.

  • This makes me want to go out and buy five face masks, too! I need to find some time to put some on and relax 😛

  • I’m really interested in trying an Origins mask because I love their other products. I’ll have to pop in and decide which one to start with… I kind of want them all though?!!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

  • i have the origins gin zing cleanser so the mask looks awesome 🙂

  • I really want to try the Origins gin zing mask, and I’ve also been wanting to try the charcoal mask that they do 🙂

  • Emma and Emily

    I love the sound of the Origins Ginzing mask, I have the rest of the origins masks and they all work really well! The sanctuary mask sounds right up my street too, I love a good warming mask.

  • I love origins too 🙂 I love their out of troubles mask for when I have bad skin days. Need to invest in the Ginzeng mask to refresh my tired out skin soon.

    Thanks for sharing, I hope you have a lovely day ♥


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  • Daniella




  • I love the Una Brennan mask! Recently tried out the Sanctuary mask as well!

  • I love love love that Una Brennan mask, works wonders when I have spots about to break out!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  • Been a lover of the Sanctuary mask for a while and I own a few others from Una Brennan and this one sounds great! Lovely post as always 🙂 xx

    Kitty |

  • I LOVE the Sanctuary mask, bought it thanks to Lily and Amelia 😉 I really want to try some yes to.. products as well. This could be a good place to start 🙂

    Tilly Enn // A Beauty and Fashion Blog

  • Katy

    I’ve heard really good things about the Yes to Cucumber brand so will definitely give that one a go, I also love the sound of the superfacialist clay mask!

    I’ve also just written a post on two of Soap & Glory’s face masks ‘The Fab Pore’ and ‘No Clogs Allowed’ so if you want to add another two to the mix have a read:

    Katy x

  • I’ve heard a lot about the Sanctuary mask recently and really want to give it a go xx

  • I’m obsessed with the Yes to Cucumbers clay mask too – super affordable but smells and feels luxurious on a sunday night in 🙂 I’m looking forward to trying Origins’ Ginzing mask and other bits from that line as well!

  • Allison

    Yes to cucumbers is my JAM. my skin is so super sensitive, I have a hard time using much from the drug store but nothing from yest to Cucumbers has ever done me wrong
    Allison from

  • I’d love to try the Yes to Cucumbers mask! xo

  • Mia

    Una Brennan’s whole range is excellent – the mattifying moisturiser is also fantastic. I do love the clay mask though – my skin feels really clean, and not at all dry afterwards. The fact it contains salicyclic acid is what does it for me – totally zaps any spots brewing under the skin. Great range with great prices – and often on offer at Boots as well, which is a bonus!

  • Mikayla

    I have tried a Yes to Cucumbers product and absolutely hated the smell, does this mask smell? or it is unscented? something I’m really curious about!


  • Hannah Burrows

    I’ll need to go in and look at the Yes to Cucumber face mask, it seems right up my street! xxx

    Blog This With Hannah

  • andruida

    The Origins mask sounds awesome! I really like their products. I have been looking for a new face mask, so I think I will give that one a try!


  • Caitlin Murdock

    I have got to get my hands on that Origins mask!

  • MyOwnLoves

    Yes to Cucumbers sounds good!

  • Debra

    Definitely going to have to try the Yes to Cucmbers mask now!

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

  • Lauren

    I have quite dry sensitive skin, and find the Superfacialist Rose Intense Mask absolutely amazing. I used it last night and my skin was and is still oh so soft! Would love to try the Origins GinZing though… I think that will go on my next beauty list!
    You can’t beat a good face mask on a Sunday evening!

  • And just like that, I want to try them ALL

    and beauty or something.

  • PeonyandPeach

    They all sound great, I’ll definitely be trying the Una Brennan and the Sanctuary one!

  • The Sanctuary one sounds so lovely, I really want to try it out!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  • Soorya

    I’m definitely going to give Sanctuary a try!

  • Omg, babe we have the same thing in common when it comes to face masks! It’s always like giving your face a treat, yeah!? You rock!

    Jhem Says | Beauty + Skin Care + Makeup + Natural Remedies

  • The Sanctuary Spa Detox Mask is good if you’re skin needs a really good clean, it doesn’t dry out my skin and feels like clean afterwards. I really good moisture mask is the Una Brennan Rose Moisture Mask. It’s literally helped me skin so much and it isn’t as dry before. I noticed a big different the day after using it! Lovely post. Katie x

  • Nina

    Origins mask looks interesting.

  • Charlotte Lucy Philpotts

    I really love the superfacialist mask – defo one of my favourites! x

  • Nina

    I prefer homemade facial masks…I’ve been buying different masks until i decided to try some fruit masks and i adore them now…