Review: Affordable Face Masks


Recently, I’ve been on a bit of a quest for better skin care. One of the main things I’ve been looking for is a good face mask. I know you can get really good tubs of face masks but before I tried these, I really wanted to try some individual packs. So today, I’ll be reviewing some affordable face masks.

I got all of these from Tesco actually but I know they’re mostly available elsewhere, too. Each pack was only £1.50 which I think is such a good price. Some were better than others but there was one that definitely stood out for me! So, without further ado, here are my reviews:

Garnier SkinActive Pore Minimising Volcano Mask


This was the first mask I tried and I absolutely loved it! This claims to minimise the appearance of pores for smoother looking skin. It’s a mask of volcanic rock and clay, is self-heating and recommended usage time is 3 minutes. When I first used this, I could feel that it was self-heating straight away and although I worried that it may get uncomfortable, it was fine.

There was a really good amount of product so my whole face was very well covered. It took a while to wash off afterwards and was orange in colour so I was a bit worried it may stain but when it came to it, I had no issues. When I took it off, my skin felt refreshed and it did actually look smoother!

Overall, I’d definitely recommend this face mask. For me, it did exactly what it said it was supposed to do. That sounds very obvious but not all products live up to their description – this one did! I would for sure buy this again!

Garnier Matcha and Kaolin Mask


As I got these in Tesco, there wasn’t the biggest selection and this, along with the one I previously mentioned, were the only two there. I decided to try both and whilst I loved the first one, this one was good but I didn’t think it was anything remarkable. It claims to mattify and clean skin, leaving it feeling refreshed.

It did do this; my skin felt clean and refreshed, but I wouldn’t say it made my face any more matte. This may just be because I get quite shiny skin anyway, but I wouldn’t say it performed particularly well for this aspect. However, it did smell amazing and had a cooling feeling which I really liked.

I would say this is a good face mask but not something I was exceedingly impressed with. Having said that, it may work better on different skin types!

Freeman Charcoal and Black Sugar Polishing Mask 


This was unquestionably my least favourite of all the masks. This was an exfoliating mask as well as cleansing and I think it did do this but I didn’t enjoy anything else about it.

It said to leave it on for 5 to 7 minutes but I couldn’t really get it to stick onto my face! I felt that it was a strange texture and there wasn’t really enough of it to cover my whole face. It felt quite uncomfortable on my skin and to be honest, I couldn’t wait to get it off.

This may be down to personal preference as I prefer smoother face masks but it may be something you’d like! I won’t be buying this face mask again!

Freeman Avocado and Oatmeal Clay Mask


Despite my feelings on the previous mask, this one was so good! It was much more of a face mask that I was used to whilst the others claimed to have special properties. Supposedly, it nourishes and moisturises the skin and my face definitely felt softer after use.

I’d say this one is very similar to the Garnier Matcha and Kaolin mask but out of all of them, this one had the nicest scent and texture. If you’re looking for a standard face mask that will make you feel good and your skin soft, this one is worth checking out!

Overall, I think my absolute favourite in terms of what it does is the Garnier Volcanic Rock and Clay. You should definitely try it out! Scent wise, the Freeman Avocado and Oatmeal 100% wins!

Garnier are doing so well with face masks at the moment! As well as the two I mentioned, I’ve tried the Moisture Bomb masks before which are also incredible and also only £1.50! I’d recommend having a look at all of their face masks as from what I’ve tried, they work so well and are brilliant value for money.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post! I’m still on the look out for more face masks so if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!

Alex x

Twitter: @alexdaydreaming

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