|Dead Sea Spa Magik Peel Off Mask - £3.60|
I've always loved the idea of Dead Sea Spa Magik as a brand, but never actually tried anything. I picked up this face mask on a bit of a whim, my skin needed a pick-me-up and I fancied a change from the ones I already have. Containing natural dead sea mud and seaweed and promising to detox my skin, it sounded perfect.
One of the things that most attracted me to this particular mask is its ingredients. Without getting too sciencey and out of my depth, the dead sea mineral mud is said to help purify the skin whilst the Alignates help to create a gelification process which eventually hardens. It also doesn't contain any parabens, making it the perfect radiance enhancing mask.
In one pack you get a sachet, which provides a very generous amount for a single use, and a wooden spatula. There is a small amount of preparation to be done in that you have to mix the sachet with 75 ml of cold water before immediately applying it in a thick layer to your skin, but its easy to get it into a good consistency. It is recommended that you ask someone to apply it for you, because otherwise you will get it everywhere. While I got the benefit of the mask, my mum got the fun factor in smothering my face using the spatula and nearly blocking my nostrils. Attractive. Joking aside, we never stop laughing, so this would be perfect for a girly night in! Oh, and I've spared you all the horror of seeing myself modelling the mask, I ended up looking like the Elephant Man, and nobody needs to see that.
Once applied you can feel it tighten; I love feeling like a mask is doing something. The advice given is to leave it on for 10-20 minutes. I actual lost track of time watching an episode of New Girl and left it on for 30 minutes. When I looked in the mirror it didn't appear to have hardened any, but I decided to do a risky attempt at peeling it off regardless. Thank God I did because it had hardened. Although the appearance hadn't changed, the mask actually transformed into a type of rubber mask, a second skin if you will. For once a peel off mask did what its supposed to do and peeled off in one piece, mess free! It was such a fun process, kind of like removing a latex Halloween mask (I kid you not!). The results underneath were amazing, my skin looked so clean and glowed, and stayed like that for a couple of days! I can definitely see the purifying qualities of the dead sea mud and I am now a complete brand convert.
The cheapest place I've found that stock this mask is Amazon at £3.60, but I got mine from Holland & Barrett. For a one use, it isn't the cheapest mask on the market, but it is cheaper than a facial. It was so relaxing and my skin looks so much better. If your looking for a detox, pamper and just want to try something different, I definitely recommend it.
Have you tried any Dead Sea Spa Magik products? I really want to try their bath salts next!