Wednesday, 4 April 2012

No7 Beautiful Skin Purifying Mask for Normal/Oily Skin

Beautiful Skin is a new range of skincare by No7 that I have been testing out myself recently. One addition to this line is the Purifying Mask above, which claims to draw out impurities using thermal properties, to leave your skin feeling refreshed and healthy looking.

It all sounds well and good, but for a start, it doesn't tell you how often to use the product. However, after sampling it I decided that I would use it once a week as a maximum because this mask is abrasive.

For best results, it says to massage the white mask into the skin for 1-2 minutes, and then let it rest for a further two before washing it off with warm water. Unfortunately I couldn't manage 2 minutes because after 10 seconds I was experiencing some pain and wanted to stop scrubbing because the little beads in the mask were so harsh.

I do exfoliate day and night with my Blackhead Clearing Daily Scrub by Clean and Clear which is very gentle and does the job. So perhaps this is reason why the mask hurt my skin so much - because I don't need the extra exfoliation. Either way, it wasn't a pleasant experience.

So after I had massaged it in for a minute (the longest I could handle) I let it settle for 2 minutes. I could feel the thermal properties at work and this excited me. After all, no pain, no gain right?

I went to wash off the mask with warm water but it felt really difficult to budge. It almost feels like it leaves a thick layer on your skin, though in reality it has actually been removed.

Overall, I have only used this product twice and haven't seen any significant benefits so far. I don't think I will be continuing to use this either, as I don't find it very pleasurable at all.

If you have tried this product let me know in the comments below. I'd love to hear other peoples opinions.


  1. I've been wondering whether to try this but I keep reading that thermal masks might cause me problems as my skin is so sensitive. If you don't want it anymore, bring it with you when we go shopping and I'll buy it off you (discounted OBVZ) & try it anyway :) You've actually just reminded me that I've got the new No7 Beautiful Skin Energising Mask somewhere in my room - I'm going to try that tonight! I'm having so many problems with face masks lately though, especially clay ones - they literally make my face the colour of a lobster. Wow I've just managed to write a whole comment to you without saying anything silly.

    1. Aha, you crack me up. Of course I'll bring it with me because I definitely don't want it. Can have it for a fiver if you want. its rrp is 12.50 :P lol xxo

  2. Just used it and hated it. No wonder it was on sale.

    1. It would be interesting to see who it worked for and how! xxo

  3. Great blog post… i have just done my own on No7 products

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