Mar 4, 2014

Review: Balea Exfoiating Face Mask

This past Christmas, my stocking was stuffed with some face masks and I am finally getting around to trying one of them out. My skin has been acting out a lot this week (I have had an acne flare up on my cheeks about once a month, sigh...) so I thought it could use a little extra pampering. The mask I picked was the Balea Exfoliating Face Mask. It has aloe and ginseng in it to help cleanse and calm the skin.

The product comes in a foil packet and looks like this:

Please excuse the grainy iPhone picture.

It is white, with a clay consistency and tiny black granules in it. It has a very light scent of aloe. I can barely notice the scent when applied to my face. I rubbed it into my skin with circular motions for 1 minute then left it on for 10 more minutes as directed by the package.

My beautiful mask coated face!

The little granules are not overly harsh on my skin, but I could still feel myself getting properly exfoliated. As I wore the mask my face got really cold for a few minutes, which I am not so sure I like. It is kind of weird.

I took a shower to wash this off because I knew I had also gotten some into my hair. I actually almost always wash these kinds of masks off in the shower, since I find them a bit annoying to remove.

Once it was all cleaned off my skin my face did feel extra soft, but that was the only thing I noticed. The soft skin effect lasted for about 2 days afterwards though!

Overall I think this is pretty run of the mill. It did what it said it would, which was soften and cleanse my skin, but it wasn't spectacular. I probably won't repurchase this one, but if I get it as a gift again I won't say no!

What is your favourite face mask?

6 comments:

  1. I've tried a few of these Balea masks in the past, and have never been super impressed either. I have not tried this one, but I know what you mean by it not being anything special. Thanks for your honest thoughts :) x

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    1. :) Hopefully I'll review something more exciting next.

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  2. LOL you look so cute in your face mask. I do one every Friday at the end of the week, its my time to unwind. I have tried this brand, it is okay, I like to switch up my masks.

    -Erica

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  3. Haha, Erica is right! Once you run through your Christmas stash, I'd be interested in some DIY face mask posts!

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    1. Oh I'm already planning some!!! I love diy-ing this sort of stuff!!!

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