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I really do love face masks, it’s my favourite way to treat my skin. It also forces me to stop & simply relax, I can’t stop my brain doing overtime but at least my body can at the end of my work day. I had searched out some budget skin care & I’ve gone past these Superdrug ones often I decided it was time to give them a chance.
Superberry Mud Mask
This Exfoliating Mud Mask contains antioxidant rich Superberry Extract to help protect the skin from free radicals, while China Clay absorbs excess oil and Raspberry Seeds gently exfoliate, revealing smooth, glowing skin. Dermatologically approved. – Superdrug
My first impressions of this mask were that it smells really nice & the tube is easy to squeeze the mask out of. It’s a pale pink shade & has seeds in it to exfoliate with, a bit of a 2 in 1 scrub & mask. It’s quick to apply and sticks to the face so no bit’s falling off half way through. When I first used it I didn’t read the instructions & just did it in the bath after I’d cleansed my face while it was still wet. I don’t know if it was the bath that was too hot or I’d simply over scrubbed with the beads but it didn’t look good. Wherever I had applied the mask my face was bright red. This lasted for most of the night but I could see it calming down & my skin was fine by the next morning. Below are the recommendations from Superdrug that I read after the fact.
Warnings or Restrictions
Use only as directed. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with clean water. Test for irritancy first. Do not apply to broken, damaged or sensitive skin. Discontinue use if irritation develops. For external use only, not for consumption
What I wanted to show is it’s always best to test a face mask even on your arm before you apply it to your face. This is the first face mask that I’ve had any kind of reaction to which is why it’s so strange. This may not happen to everybody but you just never know. What I’m wondering is if Superdrug think that making my face red in this way counts as radiance. I sure as hell was glad I didn’t have to leave the house looking like a raspberry! The funny thing is this is the second radiance product from Superdrug I didn’t like, the first was the Radiance Eye Cream. Not everything from the range is unloved I do like the Balm Cleanser.
Superberry Done To The Instructions
Even though I reacted to this badly the first time I decided to give it one more chance. I followed the instructions, apply it to my cleansed but dry face then left it for 10 – 15 minutes (10 minutes!). As you can see below I didn’t react as bad but there’s still a fair bit of redness. You can see the white panda eyes & my hair-line where the product didn’t touch. I think a big part of the problem is the raspberry seed which are way too rough to be helpful. It feels like it’s scratching at your skin and not giving a refined complexion what so ever.
Even I’ve Learnt Something New
I’m not saying all the Superdrug masks are like this one as I also picked up the moisture mask & have enjoyed using it. I just wanted to give a warning that if you’re buying a new face mask, any brand or type to give it a trial. I was lucky that I wasn’t going anywhere after it but could you imagine if you had to then try covering it up. If you do react to a face mask, cleanse your skin with something gentle then apply a decent face moisturiser. I did this a few times on the night it was bad and I think it helped the most.