I really like to go explore in shops, see what’s new. I don’t know if you have this shop in other countries but the Hema is a shop were you can buy many things like make-up, jewellery, cooking utensils, clothes,… They also have a big range of different care products like srubs, shaving foams, face masks, soap, hand creams and much more.
This time, I’ve noticed a new action that’s going on. You could buy two face masks and get one for free. Of course, I love to test things out and I’m always curious whether these face masks really work. So I chose three different ones and tested them out. They all costed € 2 which , again, is very cheap.
1. Syrup waffle self-heating face mask
I’ve never ever tried a self-heating face mask and actually, I didn’t even knew this existed. First, you have to wash your face with lukewarm water and you cannot dry it off. Next step is to apply it evenly to your face. Immediatly, my faces begins to glow and the mask feels so warm on my face. It is a weird but kinda pleasent feeling. The mask is so sticky, but it smells soooo good. I don’t know if you all know what a syrup waffle is, but here it’s called ‘stroopwafel’ and it’s a very delicious cookie. Of course, the smell is exactly like a syrup waffle, but I have to tell you, it tastes really bad, but I guess that was to be expected. It wasn’t my plan to taste it, but there were some drops that fell on my lips and so I got a few in my mouth. Disgusting! Also, make sure you don’t spill this on your clothes, cause I reckon it will make stains.
You have to leave it on for like 10 to 15 minutes. After that, rinse again with lukewarm water. Because you have to rinse it, the mask is starting to heat up again, so apparently, it’s the water that triggers the heat.
At first, my skin feels a bit sticky and it still glows a bit, I guess from the heath. It’s after a while that my skin start to feel a lot fresher and smoother. My cheeks look a little bit red, but my skin isn’t irritated.
I really liked testing this one out! I love the smell so much and I like that it’s self-heating.
2. Avocado mud face mask
I loooove everything about avocado, so I was really curious about this face mask. Again, you have to rinse your face with lukewarm water, before applying the mask. It has a mint green colour and there are little grains in the mask, but I don’t know what they are. It is a really thick substance, but it isn’t sticky, which makes it easier to apply.
Leave on for 10 tot 15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Because of the little grains, your face gets a little scrub, but it doesn’t irritate the skin. It’s kinda hard to get the mask of, I have to rinse my face multiply times.
Also with this mask, my face feels kinda greasy at first, but then it feels fresher. I kinda think my skin glows a bit.
3. Charcoal peel-off mask
Apparently, this is a peel-off mask, which I didn’t see a first, but it doesn’t matter. In the past, I’ve already tried a charcoal peel-off mask and it wasn’t a succes. It’s not that I’m afraid it will hurt again, cause I’m always really curious if the next one will be better. Here, you just have to clean your face and pat it dry. Than apply the sticky substance to your face and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. It doesn’t take long for me to feel a tingling feeling on my face and it already starts to pull.
After 20 minutes, it was time for the moment of truth. And you know what? It went of soooo easily! On some places, I think I put to much on, causing the layers to be too thick. So on some places in my face, the layer wasn’t really fully dried, so I advice to put a thin layer or leave it on for 30 minutes, maybe longer. The rest didn’t came of that easily by rinsing it with water.
My skin feels so fresh and super smooth from the beginning! My face isn’t red or irritated and doesn’t hurt at all.
I think I like the charcoal peel-off mask the best, because I had immediate results! My skin felt fresh the whole day and felt so soft and smooth. It was kinda sticky, which I don’t really like, but it went of so easily and the results are so good, that I’m not that bothered with it.
Second, I like the advocado face mask. I liked that there were little grains in it, so your face gets a little scrub to. The color was also really pretty and I liked the substance.
It was nice to try a self-heating mask and the smell was absolutely amazing. The warm feeling I got, was interesting and I kinda liked it.