Sanctuary Spa 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask - Boots £10.50 - Sanctuary £10.20
This product has been around for a long time. I think I first used it over a year ago, and promptly forgot about it when it didn't do much for my skin. However, the other day I picked this up on a whim, needing a third skincare product for a 3 for 2 offer in boots. I love face masks, I can't think of anything better to do when I have a bit of time to spare, and this five minute product appealed to me as a quick and easy deep cleanse. 

The packaging is quite boring, although I really like it.. I think all Sanctuary products look professional and sleek. And the product description is right to the point.

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

The product itself is quite sticky and hard to move around your face. It is really important to apply this mask to a damp face, as it makes it easier to work with. The colour is grey, similar to the tube infact, and it looks very plasticky. It actually has quite an odd smell, but it's quite faint, and I don't dislike it. The product is naturally fragranced, which is great as I can't stand overly synthetic floral or fruity smelling products, particularly in skincare. I know that some people find it uncomfortably hot at first, but I wouldn't say it is hotter than any other self-heating products I have used before. The heating effect disappears after about a minute. 

You are meant to apply this mask for five minutes, twice a week. I usually leave it on for longer, but I don't find it drying at all. When I washed it off my face, my skin felt considerably smoother and not at all tight or dry. 

After using this a few times, I find that my skin looks clearer and brighter. The stubborn clogged pores on my nose look reduced, and I have fewer spots than before I started using it. 

This mask is actually designed for oily skin, which I don't have, but I am prone to blemishes and dull skin. It's really good for a deep cleanse, and definitely leaves me with brighter skin. You only need a thin layer, making the tube last for ages. I think £10.50 is a really good price for what the product gives you, especially as boots often have 3 for 2 offers on skincare. This mask will definitely be a regular in my skincare routine.

Has anyone else tried this face mask, or found anything better for a deep cleanse?


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