♥ Cucumber & Aloe
To be quite honest, i didn’t even know that H&M had any skincare like this until i randomly found them on their website. I live too far to be bothered to go into town so I haven’t been in the actual store in a while so they might have it there. Anyways! Their masks come in these cute little plastic containers, similar to coffee capsules and they contain 10 ml (0.3 fl oz). It doesn’t sound like much, but you can honestly get up to three uses if you leave the lid on. I have use number 3 on my face as i write this and i am very pleased with it.
As you can see on the left, below, you only need a thin layer of the mask, just enough for your skin to look dewy and nice. I put too much on my cheeks the first time so it refused to dry properly, but i learned my lesson the second time around. You’re supposed to keep it on for 15-20 minutes, depending on how long you feel it would take for it to dry. I left mine on for a full 20, and it dried like a second layer of skin, as shown on the right.
The peel off process was simple, and there was not much left over after i was done. I cleansed my face with some toner water just in case, and i was very happy with the result. My skin felt refreshed and it left behind a slight scent of cucumber.
So all in all, i would recommend this mask a lot, i have yet to try their Tea tree peel off mask, but i’m really looking forward to it!
- A lightweight, refreshing mask
- Gentle scent of cucumber
- applies easily
- peels off usually in one go
- Can be enough for up to three uses
- A bit hard to get off if you accidentally layer it on too thick
- The lid isn’t technically resealable so you might end up spilling it if you’re not careful.
♥ Manuka Honey
My local H&M used to only have a few of these masks available, so i was pleasantly surprised when i found that they finally had stocked up on more of their face masks. They come in cute little pots, and for the peel-off masks, they often contain enough to apply it twice.This one in particular contains honey, and oh boy, can you smell it!
It is a vivid, orange colour and it is a bit thicker than the previous peel off mask i tried from them. It’s almost like you could feel the honey in it when you applied it. I just used my fingers to rub a moderately thin layer all over my face, avoiding the eyes and lips. I did get a tiny bit stuck in my eyebrow and it was a bitch to get out again.Also, the mask looks really yellow on your face so it kinda looks like you have some sort of skin disease.
I left it on to dry, and it took so long that i forgot to even check what time it was when i peeled it all off. It came off in one piece so that was good! I felt a slight itch when i had it on but i didn’t think it was anything serious. After toning my skin i noticed i had really dark red marks on the skin beneath my eyes that actually felt really warm and inflamed. There was no indication that i was allergic to any of the ingredients and still it happened.. So it didn’t help my skin much, it just made me in need of a moisturizer to calm down my skin.
- Easy to apply
- Smells of honey
- Comes off in one piece if you make sure to connect everything
- Doesn’t hurt that much when you peel it
- Takes quite a while to dry
- Made my skin really irritated so be careful if you have sensitive skin.
♥ Raspberry Leaf
After the disaster that was the Manuka Honey peel off mask, I didn’t really have any good expectations about this one at all. This is a mask made for combination skin so it’s supposed to nourish and reduce oil at the same time. When you open the packaging it reveals a raspberry colored mask (big surprise, right?) and it smells just like raspberries too.
It was not as thick as the honey mask and the color lightened a bit, only showing a pink tint on the skin as you applied it. It was a bit more runny so i could get two used out of it because if i used too much at once, it would start dripping off of my face, and no one wants that to happen.
There is not really any set time limit for masks like these since they basically just have to dry up complete so that you could peel them off. This one took about twenty minutes to dry completely, though i found it to be slightly damp on my cheeks even if the rest of the face was dry. I’m not sure why that happened but it took another five minutes for it to become stiff like the rest. Once i peeled it off my skin felt nourished and refreshed, and it didn’t stick to any of the hairs on my face to make it painful at all.
I was very pleasantly surprised to find that it worked better than the honey mask and i would definitely repurchase this to use it again. The lovely scent is a plus too, it didn’t get overwhelming and it was just the right amount of raspberries. I would recommend this to anyone that has combination skin and is in need for a refreshing experience.
- Easy to apply
- Not too thick
- Smells really nice
- Doesn’t pull on the hairs when you peel it off
- Dries a bit unevenly
- A bit too runny if you apply too much