Guess what guys? It's Face Mask Friday, and today I've picked a budget friendly one to try - the Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Peel Off Mask to be precise. (^__^)
And at 99p a sachet it definitely falls into the budget friendly category, but then again so many other bigger name brands are around the same price too, and this one is an own brand one so.. Hmm. Let's see if it stands up against the big boys shall we?
According to the Boots website, it:
'Deep cleans and tightens pores & helps remove blackheads.'
Well they don't faff about do they? Straight and to the point! No beating around the bush. Something which I like if I'm honest - the only time I like it when companies get all poetic and babble on on the packaging is when it's on shampoo or shower gel bottles, because we all like to read something while we're sat on the loo don't we? :P LOL Don't even deny it, we all do it! Hahaha!
The packaging isn't all that to be honest, it doesn't stand out and isn't very vibrant like the Montagne Jeunnesse ones (am I the only one who has to pull out a packet or google the name for that brand? I can never for the life of me remember how to spell (or say) it!). So it's lacking in that department, but sometimes you can find the shiniest of gems in the blandest of packaging..
.. which unfortunately does not apply to this one. Sorry Boots, but this didn't really work for me. This is the second peel off face mask I've tried, the first being the Passion Peel Off Mask from MJ I reviewed back in February, and whilst this one didn't end in tears like that one, I didn't really end up smiling in joy after using the Boots one either.
I mean, it smelt alright - I've always liked the smell of Tea Tree and Witch Hazel.
But consistency-wise, it was kind of gloopier than I thought it would be. I thought 10ml would be enough for my face but it was far too much! I put it on my face until I thought it was enough, but then I saw that there was still a little left in my jar, which I knew I couldn't have used for a full face again so I had to layer it on top of what was already on my face before it set. :/ I don't know how to describe it apart from 'It felt icky' LOL
It took AGES to dry and even when I thought it had fully dried (talking about after half an hour here) the edges of it hadn't dried and after peeling off what I could, I had to go and wash off the random patches of gloop off my face (for example the top of my cheeks, the edge of my forehead.. and just above one eyebrow :S).
My skin didn't feel particularly 'deep cleaned' either, which kind of sucked because my skin has been feeling a bit blargh for a long time now, and I was really hoping it would work - especially after reading all the positive reviews of it on the Boots website.
You can get it in a tube for £2.99 (50ml) or in a sachet for 99p (10ml). Maybe I should have gotten it in a sachet - I think 10ml is too much for one application for this face mask, which was probably why it didn't dry as fast and completely as it should have! Or maybe I just have a small face? (O.o) I don't know. All I know is I won't be buying it again! have you tried this? ☺
Disclaimer: All products were bought with my own money unless stated otherwise. All opinions are my own. Pinky promise ^^