Thursday, 10 October 2013

Triple Threat Face Masks

Yesterday I woke up in a bit of a funk. I can't think of a specific reason why, it was just one of those days where you're not feeling too hot, you know the kind? I knew a pampering session was exactly what I needed to get my spirits up! It was an evening long affair, and here are the three (THREE!) face masks I used, in order:

REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask
I thought I'd start out by using an exfoliating mask, to get rid of all the dead/flaky skin sitting on my face and give way for the other masks to really sink in and work better! This REN mask has got to be one of the most powerful chemical exfoliating masks out there. It has an interesting citrus smell, which I found revolting at first, but it's something you get used to! The instructions say to leave it on for 10 minutes, but I think that's just REN covering their butts against law suits. If you have normal (as opposed to very sensitive) skin, like me, leaving it on for 20-30min will work wonders! One of the few masks that lives up to its name, it really does leave your skin looking radiant! 

Superfacialist by Una Brennan Tea Flower Clay Mask
I then followed with a good clay mask! This one by Una Brennan has quickly escalated to the top of my favourite masks list, as it really does what it says on the tin! I only applied it to my T-zone and to the sides of my nose, which is where I get most oily. I avoided putting any on my cheeks, as the REN mask can be a little bit drying, so I didn't want to add to that. With this mask, you can really see it working as it dries down. When it's completely dry, you can see little spots starting to come though and that is all the oils and yuckiness that it is drawing out of your pores. Lovely!

Superfacialist by Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Moisture Mask
Lastly, I try to add some moisture back in with this hydrating mask. Can you tell I love Una Brennan products yet? They are such good quality for the price! This mask is ideal to have in your arsenal for the winter months, since it really gives your skin relief from that tight, dry feeling we get from the cold winds and central heating. But it's also good year round if you're into exfoliating your skin regularly. Sometimes I tend to go a bit too far with it and then I get that itchy, tight feeling from over exfoliation. This is a life saver on those occasions! 
What are your favourite face masks? x



  1. This is my exact triple threat routine too! Apart from sometimes I switch up the REN for the NUDE Miracle Mask, it's a bit stronger doesn't feel like marmalade lol. Great review and I just love your pictures so much x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  2. Excellent post! I literally use all 3 of these as my face mask staples :) I might try what you did and use them one after the other!

  3. I've never tried anything from Una Brennan but I love me some Origins! I may have to try this triple face mask. x


  4. Your pictures are always too beautiful. What camera do you use?

    1. Thank you! I use a Sony Alpha Nex-3. xx

  5. I need to find out if they ship this range to SA, they sound truly wonderful! Thanks for lending me your view.. Have a great Friday hun!

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  7. I love the Ren mask, I quite often leave it on for over half an hour and it's fine! <3

    Jennie xo |

  8. Definitely going to try the exfoliating mask!!

  9. Great blog!



  10. I used to do mask on a regular basis but it was masks that never really worked, so I thought masks was a myth but I love the first and the second ones, they seem very useful! I never heard of REN brand but that's only because I never looked for it I guess! Well, that is about to change I'll look for it on Target or the internet ;) Thanks for sharing these! xx

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  12. Love love love all of these! I think my fave has to be the tea flower clay mask

    Roshni’s Journey

  13. I so wish we got the una Brennan range in the US. They sound like great products!

  14. I would love to try those products! They look amazing!
    I have a international giveaway going on right now! Would love if you entered!

  15. these masks look and sound amazing! I've never heard of the brand before!

    My current fave is A Origins face mask (I forgot the name of it) but it's great for dry skin xx

  16. I need to try doing this! Love the REN mask so much, does amazing things for my skin x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  17. These look sooo cute!
    Lovely photography too!
    Sarah x



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