Battle of the Bubble Masks!
**Contains gifted items**
I thought it could be quite fun to put two different bubble masks to the test today! I love anything that can add a little bit of fun to skincare, without being too O.T.T, so bubble masks have become a much welcomed addition to my routine.
The two masks that I'm going to be chatting about today work in very similar ways, but at the same time, are very different... They can both be found at Marks and Spencer, so easy to get your hands on!
Filorga - Scrub & Mask
This mask was kindly given to me by our Filorga brand rep at work. I was so excited to try it out as just the name of it had me hooked! Filorga is a French brand that more and more people are becoming aware of here in the UK, they are most known for their advanced, scientific, cutting edge formulas, all centred around anti-ageing products that really work! Our Marks and Spencer's customers at the Pudsey store really seem to love this brand and keep coming back for more.
The Scrub & Mask is sold in a press and pump style tub, and it is of a light creme/gel consistency with tiny perlite spheres mixed within for gentle yet effective exfoliation. After cleansing, massage one pump's worth of product around the face and wait, watch how a light, gentle layer of bubbles start to appear. You can feel the bubbles gently 'fizzing' away, it's a pleasant feeling, the micro bubbles are working to release oxygen and help suffocated skin breathe again. Once the bubbles have started to disappear and you can see more of your skin, it's time to rinse off.
I first used this after I'd had a trip down to London, even only being in the City for just a couple of days made such a difference to my skin. I came home with red, dry and dull skin that felt like it needed a good do over. I'd broken out here and there too - bonus! I popped this on when in the bath - my favourite time to mask - it isn't one that you leave on for long, it's quite a quick process, great for if you don't have much time for pampering. Instantly my skin felt cleaner and looked brighter, I felt like me again! I had a healthy glow and my skin felt nice and smooth, as remember this isn't just a mask, it exfoliates too.
It is great for all skin types, especially ageing/mature skin as it has those anti-ageing properties which I don't feel like I can fairly comment on as I'm only just ready to turn 30.
If you want to try this out for yourself - and I would recommend everyone to give it ago at least once - click HERE. For 55ml it costs £42.00 and with the pump component, you will be sure to get many uses out of it, making it a more than reasonable price.
Pixi - Glow O2 Oxygen Mask
I'd just done a through the night shift at work when I first tried this mask out, the lovely rep from Pixi was in store and she treat me to a mini facial and make over. I'd come in to do some shopping with absolutely no makeup on and looking very worn out, so this was a huge treat for my face, and for me!
After cleansing my skin, Kat (the lovely rep), applied this bubble mask. A little thicker in formula than the Filorga one, it is a clear gel until massaged over the skin and then the bubbles start to form. Leave it on for 2-3 mins then rinse off. It immediately made my skin look brighter and feel more awake, you can use this both morning and night but in my opinion, it's best for on a morning to give you that well rested look (even if you're not!).
I went on to buy my own bottle as I enjoyed it so much. It has been formulated to revive your dull, tired skin (which I agree that it indeed does), it contains the oxygen complex, vitamins, ginseng, caffeine and antioxidants to replenish the skin, and also lactic acid to detoxify. It is great for normal skin types.
It comes in a pump bottle with 50ml of product, and costs £26. If you want to try it out for yourself, click HERE.
Pixi beauty seems to be a little overlooked, at least thats my feeling from working on the beauty department. Even though it gets shopped well, I still feel like people forget about the amazing skincare they sell as well as their fabulous range of makeup and of course the cult classic Pixi Glow Tonic. If you are ever in Marks and Spencer, remember to have a little look at the Pixi counter - you will be pleasantly surprised! It is a brand that I confess to have never tried before joining the team (except for the glow tonic), but I've grown to love, and you will too!
In conclusion, both masks are absolutely wonderful, they are both paraben free, suitable for vegetarians, they both smell great, and your skin will love them. If you are looking for something to give your skin a quick pick me up before a special event or even just after a bad nights sleep, the Pixi mask should be your first choice. If you're looking for an exfoliator and mask in one, something quick and easy to use on a weekly basis as part of your routine, look to Filorga. Or if you're a beauty addict like me, grab them both and alternate!
Have you tried either of these products before? Let me know!
Thank you for reading,
Love, Leanne Xx