Beauty treatment

I was in Penney’s (primark) the other day and I bought myself this Alex Steinherr city face mask it was reduced to €1 so I decided to try it

This mask is part of the Pollution Solution range and contains hyaluronic acid, amino acids and allantoin. All though it says it’s a two-part modelling mask on the side of the box, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Inside the box, you’ll find a plastic spatula, a small sachet of powder and a large sachet of essence. You mix these together in a clean bowl, apply with the spatula and ‘peel-off’ in 20 minutes. I’ll go on the record to say this is one of the strangest masks I’ve EVER tried. First of all, I love the mix-your-own element to it. I’m a bit of a skincare freak and love to experiment and enjoy the whole application process so this completely suckered me in. The mask looks seriously bothersome. Let’s just say it looks like white, gloopy, cloudy glue. You get a lot in the pack, slightly too much. This doesn’t appear to be a product you can re-use and if you apply too much because it turns into a cold, gel-like consistency, it doesn’t ‘peel off’ rather than just fall off your face. It reminded me of a hydrogel sheet mask. It was cooling, hydrating and I could imagine it would be heavenly after a day out in the sun. I’m not sure why it’s part of the Pollution Solution range as I say it’s more moisturising and soothing. It’s a strange product but one I enjoyed and would be up for using again, despite its gross appearance.

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