Sanctuary Spa's 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask

Sanctuary Spa's 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask was part of my haul... for that matter last few hauls I believe... it is my latest discovery and I am loooooving it.

Oflate I am a lot into skin care... Now I use face masks twice a week. Once it is a trusted clay mask and then any other face mask - moisturising, nourshing or simply clay - based on how my skin is feeling mid-week. So one of the mid-week masks is Sancturay 5 minute thermal detox mask.

Packaging: I end up purchasing multiple sachets than the tube because this mask has quite a thick consistensy and its a little difficult sometimes to get it out of the tube. I think a tub packaging would have been better.

Sanctuary thermal detox mask swatched on my hand and yes... I am flaunting white nail polish on my nails... :) :)

Product: This is the first time I am using a thermal mask. I had a general feeling that thermal masks were for anti-ageing. But the Sanctuary charcoal thermal mask is for deep cleanse - detox.

Sanctuary Spa claims: "The warmth of this self-heating mask helps to open up the pores so the charcoal and kaolin clay can help draw out the impurities from deep within he skin. As well as purifying, the mask also rebalances the skin's oil levels to clarify, cleanse and leave skin with a silky touch, essential oil of myrrh helps soothe and calm."

and almost everything said above is true.... the mask when on skin does not tingle or burn or anything of that sort but as I wash off to discover a clearer looking skin... it feels amazing. Also generally deep cleansing clay masks leave a bit of dry feeling but this one leaves skin re-balanced and calm...

The moment you put on you realise it is HOT and not warm mind you.. HOT (ofcourse not unbearably) so be prepared for this. Eventually it cools down in a minute. When you have those raw break outs this might be an issue. I have used it as a '5 minute mask' as well as for 15 minutes like with most masks. It did not make any difference. Two key differences between other deep cleanse clay masks and this one - it doesn't dry out completely to a hard layer on skin even after 20 minutes... it remains in the thick cream form with a change in color and it does not really prevent my skin from becoming oily the day I use it like other clay masks do.

On the whole it is a great mask... does not do overnight miracles but is refreshing, calming and deep cleansing... for oily/combination skin... it clears blemishes and tightens pores and hence deserves a fair chance :) :) try it


Rohini said...

I've tried this mask! Love the consistency! x

Demi Mist said...

I haven't tried it.

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Divi said...

@Rohini... yeah great mask altogether! :)

@Demi... Do give the mask a try... you wont regret it. Thanks you once again for the award... <3

@Emma... Thanks honey... :)

roxana said...

it is a great mask!just the smell afterwards is weird lol!x

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