It’s the middle of March and the weather is still freezing cold! Okay, perhaps it’s not that bad. It’s brightened up a bit over the past week or so but my skin is still extremely sensitive and dry to the harsh, cold conditions that are still lurking in the UK. Luckily enough I have found myself reaching for a new mask that can help make my skin feel and look a lot healthier and brighter.
Botanicals are a natural and organic skincare brand founded in 2004. They prefer to use only natural ingredients in there products rather than all the nasty chemicals that you found in most products found in your local Superdrug/Boots. At least your going to know exactly what you’re using, right?!
I was asked earlier this year if I’d like to review their Rose Clay & Rosehip Revitalising Mask and with my skin suffering a bit because of the cold weather, I thought it was about time I dug it out and gave it a try. The mask is suitable for dry, sensitive and mature skin however they also offer a Green Clay & Avocado Mask if your skin is oily, unbalanced or prone to breakouts which I wouldn’t mind trying myself as my skin can be prone to breakouts as well as being extremely dry and sensitive.
It is suggested that you use the product once a week however I have been using it twice and it doesn’t seem to have harmed my skin in any way. You simply apply directly to the skin or mix with a few drops of warm water, smooth over the skin avoiding the eye area and wait ten minutes before removing with a warm damp cloth. I have been using my cloth that I still have from Superdrug’s Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser which works fine.
When I first used the product, I was expecting the mask to dry on the skin like other clay masks that I have used however the clay will not dry on the skin! This is because the product is designed to nourish the skin’s lower layers, whilst drawing away impurities and helping to balance the skins acid mantle. The mask is extremely concentrated and contains no water which is why only a small amount is needed. I’ve used mine for the past two months and I already know it’s going to last me a lot longer than what you think at first glance.
The mask contains Soft French Rose Clay that helps draw out impurities and eliminate dead skin cells whereas the cold-pressed Rosehip and Jojoba are rich in essential fatty acids which leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and visibly brighter. It also includes essential oils such as: Rose Geranium, Rose Flower and Camellia that make the product smell lovely and Shea Butter that helps the dry skin feel nourished and moisturised.
Overall, I love this product and it offers something different than a usual face mask does. It always leaves my skin feeling softer, cleaner and a lot more nourished that what it was before. The mask was so gentle while it was left on my face and didn’t irritate my sensitive and dry skin. It never left my skin feeling tight or dry and it made my skin look much brighter and healthier which is what your wanting in the colder months. The product is £19.95 for a 60g pot however as I mentioned earlier a little goes a long way which makes the price tag a lot more reasonable.
Have you tried any of Botanicals products? Let me know in the comments.
This product was kindly gifted to me however this does not affect my opinions and thoughts on the product.