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The Ten Face Masks Kiwi Women LOVE More Than Any Other!

12 January, 2018 - 11:18pm by - First Lady | 38 Comments

by BR Natalie

Whether you want to hydrate, soothe or balance your skin, this list is going to tell you the face masks you need to try.  And it's not based on brands, editors or even the Beauty Crew's opinions.  As if!  We present New Zealand's Top Ten Face Masks as rated by shoppers that have bought them and used them - that's you!

Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask.  Rated: 4.9/5

They Say:  Energise, purify and deeply cleanse with rosehip, kaolin and pohutukawa.

You Say:  The result glowing, revived, refreshed looking skin I still cannot believe how good my skin looks and feels after using this. I almost want to use it every day just because my skin looks that good afterwards I will buy this again.   Beauty Reviewer: -Bex-

Lush Mask of Magnaminty.  Rated: 4.7/5

They Say:  China clay and bentonite gel will pull the dirt from your pores, ground aduki beans and evening primrose seeds exfoliate surface skin cells, and peppermint oil will make you feel so fresh and minty.

You Say:  My skin always feels firmer and smoother after using this mask, and it definitely does soothe any problem areas - although it's not a miracle cure! I'd say I use this regularly as prevention for breakouts rather than waiting for them to strike, but I still love this and will definitely repurchase.  Beauty Reviewer: Geo

L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Charcoal Mask.  Rated: 4.6/5

They Say:  A unique combination of 3 pure clays with the magnetic properties of Charcoal to detoxify and brighten the skin.

You Say: One of my favourite masks, its available in a lot of places and it has a great price point.  I like being able to see the oils and imperfections that have been drawn out once my mask has dried.  After removal my skin feels amazing, and looks brighter. Love it!  Beauty Reviewer: Astariuss

Trilogy Very Gentle Hydra-Mask.  Rated: 4.6/5

They Say:  Treat stressed-out skin with a serious hydration boost. This luxurious mask contains maqui berry oil and nourishing sweet almond to protect, hydrate, and calm reactive skin.

You Say: It is certified natural, fragrance free, non GMO, no animal testing, dermatologically tested. I love using it at the end of each week (and in between! Pop it on while in the bath-bliss!) it feels so calming and soothing.  Beauty Reviewer: JennyWren

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay.  Rated: 4.5/5

They Say:  Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask have been used for centuries to beautify and refresh when used as a facial mask.

You Say: I use this mask once a week and it really clears my skin out leaving my skin refreshed and bright with visibly decreased pores.  It feels really really tight on the skin and you can not talk with this mask on as it will crack and it pretty much feels like a straight jacket for your skin haha.  Beauty Reviewer: Katee-xo

Queene Helene Mud Pack Masque.  Rated: 4.4/5

They Say:  It's not only an effective pore cleanser, but also helps tighten loose, sagging skin on your face and neck and relaxes tired facial muscles to soften lines and wrinkles.

You Say:   This is great value for money as the tube is pretty large. The mask consistency is thick and creamy and applies well to the skin. I have very sensitive skin and find this mask works wonders on me. It never stings my skin which is great and leaves my skin feeling so fresh and clean. The mask gives my skin a lovely glow and it does help improve the texture and tone of my skin. This mask promotes anti-aging properties - it did noticeably tighten my skin making my skin feel and look more youthful.  Beauty Reviewer: Janaya

Skinfood Mud Masque.  Rated: 4.4/5

They Say:  Made with nutrient rich Rotorua mud, which is known around the world for its healing and rejuvenating properties. Combined with spirulina, Vitamin E and apricot oil.

You Say:   I got this product on a whim ages ago because it was on sale. Firstly, I love the fact that it smells like chocolate orange, even though the main ingredient is mud. Secondly, it works great for my sensitive skin and can be removed easily. I like that you can see it soaking up the oils once it has dried.  Beauty Reviewer:  TabbyWa

Evolu Rehydration Rescue Masque.  Rated: 4.4/5

They Say:  This luxurious facial masque will rescue your skin from the visible effects of long-term dryness and nutrient depletion.

You Say: It has made my skin feel so soft and dare I say, youthful. While I have the masque on, I can’t stop touching my skin as it feels amazing. It feels much more hydrated than it usually does, and actually the best it has felt in a long while. I look forward to further continual use to see the results over a longer period.  Beauty Reviewer:  casabella

Oasis Fruit Smoothie.  Rated: 4.3/5

They Say:   It's a powerful but gentle multipurpose product for glowing skin in no time at all.

You Say:  This is one of my favorite masks especially during summer! Although my skin is dry this exfoliating scrub leaves my skin feeling and looking smooth and bright and I love that I'm not putting any harsh chemicals on my face. I definitely recommend this product.  Beauty Reviewer: suezy2001

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Revitalising Mask.  Rated: 4.3/5

They Say:  An at-home, spa-inspired treatment that awakens and softens skin. The mask works to exfoliate, retexturise and smooth skin.

You Say:  I love this mask, it's one of my all time favourites and leaves my skin feeling tight and firm as well as smooth and soft. It's also heaps of fun peeling it off! The following day after I use it my foundation always applies flawlessly, it always looks amazing. I ran out of this just recently and my skin has suffered for it, so definitely time to buy some more. It is definitely worth it's price tag as well! Beauty Reviewer: Salem29

So there you have it - The Ten Top Rated face masks in New Zealand, as rated by real NZ women who have used them!  Did your favourite make the list? 

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I'm currently using skinfood and love it as it's affordable, works well with sensitive skin and draws out impurities. I've also used a couple of lush face masks and they seem to be ok. Would like to try Loreal next.

I’ve been using skinfood for for more than a month now, I haven’t had any breakouts so far and really keeps my skin moisturised. Would love to try L’Oreal charcoal clay mask next.

I feel like you need to do a top ten sheet mask post!

As I've got older, and my skin has changed, I find that mud masks aren't suitable anymore.

Over 40 need a great anti aging one. Still On the search for that

Ive only used a couple of these. Love the skinfood mud mask!

Yes skinfood is one of my favourite masks too!

14th January, 2018 at 9:16 pm

I love the Skinfood mask too :)

14th January, 2018 at 9:23 pm

For the price it's one of the best mud masks to really suck the gunk out of your pores.

16th January, 2018 at 2:48 pm

My favorite is the L'oreal one listed.

Would you know if this is suitable for sensitive skin? :)

17th January, 2018 at 1:06 pm

I love the L’Oreal red clay version. Keen to try the charcoal.

17th January, 2018 at 9:46 am

I haven't tried the red clay, might have to try that. I probably wouldn't use it on sensitive skin. The mask on its own isn't so bad, but when paired with the cleanser it's effective, but also leaning towards the harsh side.

17th January, 2018 at 3:59 pm

I have pure powdered bentonite clay which you can purchase from Bin Inn for about $12 (yes, Bin Inn of all places!). You mix it with a little water and slather it on your face and neck. My skin feels super tight afterwards and very clean. You can also dilute the clay in water and drink it as a digestive cleansing treatment!

I didn't know Bin Inn stocked that. Interesting. Oh yeah that reminds me Bon Bon has these powdered clay masks that you just add a bit of water or yogurt or juice to and they feel so nice, leave your face so clean and rinse off well.

16th January, 2018 at 2:53 pm

I've tried a couple of these and have a couple in my drawer waiting to be tried. Love me a good mask!

I love both the Skin food mud masque and the Evolu masque's -I have sensitive skin and both these make my skin really nice.

Ooh that's good to know! I have sensitive skin and really like the Skin food mud masque too. I'm very curious about the Ecolu masque

16th January, 2018 at 10:47 am

The Evolu Mask is really nice I use it as sleeping mask. It's super light on the skin and absorbs pretty quickly and it's gentle too.

16th January, 2018 at 2:54 pm

The Evolu mask is really gentle and lovely on your skin and as Tanny girl said it is lovely left on as a sleeping mask.

17th January, 2018 at 7:19 am

Need to try the Mask of Magnaminty! Have heard so many amazing things!

I have used the Skinfood one before and it is a goodie. The Evolu one and Oasis Smoothie are next on my list. I love a homemade mask, straight honey, or milk powder mixed with rose water or chickpea flour mixed with some turmeric and milk .And i love a good sheet mask. They are super hydrating. Especially at this time of year with all the sun and salt around.

Some good masks up there, have probably used half of them and still getting my way through the Trilogy Sensitive Mask, that is gorgeous but I don't use it as much as my skin needs oops (makes mental note to pamper said skin this weekend).

I'm the same! I have the sensitive mask at home just waiting to be used. I do love it though so I really should be using it more.

16th January, 2018 at 10:37 am

I love Face Masks. I’d love to try these out . Great reviews too .

I absolutely love the Trilogy very-gentle and the Skinfood mud mask!! I think next on my list to try would be the Evolu mask :)

The Evolu Mask is really nice you can use it as a wash off mask but I use it as sleeping mask. It's super light on the skin and absorbs pretty quickly and it's gentle too. I like to use it in place of a night cream since it's gives that hydrated but

16th January, 2018 at 2:57 pm

dry to touch feel that leaves your skin moisturized. It's pricey but I like using for those late nights when I want to put my skincare and hit the sack instead of waiting for stuff to absorb.

16th January, 2018 at 2:58 pm

I've tried them all except for the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th. The Skinfood Mud Mask is one of the best for those on a budget that have oily skin. I really love using the Evolu as an overnight mask. The Trilogy Mineral Radiance and Oasis one are also faves. Elizabeth Arden I was really impressed with it when I had it years ago but since then I have discovered more affordable alternatives for chemical exfoliation.


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