Sunday, 2 June 2013

Clarins HydraQuench face-mask

Every Sunday evening I have a little pampering ritual I like to do to help me wind down. 
This consists of a face-mask, hair-mask, painting my nails nails, applying my tan, and all whilst burning some candles :) It's my favourite way to prep and look fresh for the week ahead. I'm sure loads of you beauty blogging ladies out there do the same thing, whilst on bbloggers chat?!

So, my skin has become somewhat problematic lately. I'm talking random breakouts in random places, and LOTS of them, and also dry flaky patches. I don't know what the heck is going on as I'm usually lucky enough to have pretty clear skin with the odd blemish. It's so bad recently that I'm even thinking of getting a full coverage foundation :( Boo

I would usually opt for a plain mud mask, that detoxifies and makes your skin feel super clean afterwards. You know the kind i mean? The ones that dry on your face? However, since my skin has decided to play up recently I've switched from this rather harsh mask, to a gentler mask, Clarins HyraQuench face-mask

I'll admit, I had to use this product a couple of times for it to grow on me, but now I really like it. I think it's just because it's so different to the kind of mask I'm used to. It says it 'restores the natural moisture balance in your skin', and the way my skin's been recently, I really do think it helps with that.

It's a light fluffy texture, kind of how you would imagine it would feel to put freshly whipped up cream all over your face :) 
It stays wet whilst on your face, and feels so lovely and refreshing whilst on. When rinsed off, it leaves your skin feeling nice and soft, without all the scrubbing you have to do to get a mud mask off. Brilliant :)

If you read my post about the Clarins moisturiser from the same collection you'll already know how much I LOVE the smell. I think that's my favourite thing about the face-mask too, it's not over powering at all and has a lovely soft, relaxing 'bedtimey' scent. 
You don't need to apply too much either, so I imagine the tube will last a pretty long time. 

All in all, a really lovely high-end face-mask to relax and pamper with.

Have you tried Clarins hydra facial mask?
What are your favourite face-masks for problematic skin? I'd love some recommendations. I still haven't tried Origins, is it worth the hype?

Oh, and I'm thinking of starting a weekly vlog over on my YouTube channel, what do you think?

I've also picked up a couple of nice bits from All Saints recently (my favouritest shop ever) and thinking of doing an outfit post. It's not normally my thing so I'm a little nervous about it. Let me know if it's something you'd like to see here on my blog.

Anyway, I hope you've all had a lovely weekend in the sun! I'll let you know what I've been up to tomorrow :)


  1. It sounds lovely! I am not to sure that the freshly whipped cream feel on my face is a good thing.. think it might make me hungry! haha, it does sound great and I really want to try it! I love that it doesn't dry, I always think masks are better which stay wet (: lovely post! xo
    I hope you have a lovely week!

    Shabby Chic and Tea♥

  2. Oooh this mask sounds lovely, I normally go for detoxifying masks as well but Em definitely going to try a hydrating one now too, as for the origins masks, I really like the clear improvements one, it definitely pulls all the nasties to the surface :-)

  3. Yes please to both vlogs and outfit posts! I love your style and your Instagram pics :)

    I really want to try this mask, I adore Clarins products.

    Georgia x

  4. Great post hun! I've become a massive Clarins fan and I am super impressed with their products so I think I will definitely give this mask a try. My skin is a bit dehydrated atm so it's perfect timing! :))

    Andrea | RosyChicc

  5. ooh this sounds great - it sounds like i've been having the same kind of breakouts as you.. no fun! i may have to pick this up!! :)
    definitely do an outfit post - All Saints is one of my fave shops!

  6. This mask sounds lovely. I've heard a lot of great things about it! The Origins drink up intensive mask is definitely worth the hype! It's lovely :)


  7. I've just run out of this and I miss it already! It's such a nice mask and kept my skin gleaming and problem free as well as lasting a seriously long time.
    I've now got the raved about origins one so hopefully I love that one just as much, but judging by peoples reviews I will.
    Sam xx

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  10. Love the pic of you with the mask on!! Brilliant! :) It sounds really nice too. Might have to try some. x

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  12. I love reading your blogs I missed them when you were away for a few weeks and discovered your other YouTube videos and I really really enjoyed the so I would definitely watch your vlogs. I loved this post I think I will definitely try this mask. Xxx

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  14. Would absolutely love to see some outfit posts and weekly vlogs on your channel :)

  15. I love this face mask. I bought it at the airport before my honeymoon, it's really moisturising and smells incredible!