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SOAP AND GLORY NO CLOGS ALLOWED REVIEW

She said “A face mask which is self heating plus it turns blue on massaging” and I am sold! This is how I bought the soap and glory no clogs allowed super self heating deep pore detox mask. That and they had a buy one get one offer at Boots. Soap and Glory products have never failed to impress me. But if this one gets my love or not, you will find out as you read further.

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Product claims

SUPER SELF-HEATING DEEP PORE CLEANSING MASK

No Clogs Allowed™ is perfect for weekly use on areas prone to blackhead build-up or more often as a deep-oil-emulsifying face mask and all-round scrubby WONDER!

– 1-minute Hot Poreclear™ Technology – a fast-acting, smoothing and polishing blend of micropumice, salicylic acid and hot clay
– Glycerin – to help skin feel soft and supple
– Surface-polishing micro beads
– Strategically formulated for oily/combination skin

Price and Availability

Available at Boots priced at £11.50 for 100ml

Ingredients

Zeolite, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Myristyl Myristate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pumice, Laureth-3, Tribehenin, Salicylic Acid, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed oil, Dipropylene Glycol, Jojoba Esters, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, CI 77891 (Titanium dioxide), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1)

What I think about the soap and glory no clogs allowed

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The Soap and Glory no clogs allowed comes in a tube packaging. Nothing special, white tube with some green some black and some pink here and there. Not a very fancy one but still okay. You have to squeeze to get the product out (obviously you know that)

It has a very refreshing fragrance. Something like a citrusy fragrance. The smell lasts as long as the mask is on, but not bothersome, atleast not for me.

The mask is white in color which is supposed to turn blue when you scrub. Always remember to shake the tube really well before applying the mask otherwise the product will separate and the mask will come out gooey. Otherwise the consistency of the mask is perfect for application.

Method of applying is also simple just like you would do with any face masks, on a clean and dry face, massage a grape-sized dab of the product. Then wet your hands and scrub gently and uniformly. Leave it for 5 minutes and then wipe it off with a warm, wet washcloth. You begin to feel the heat immediately after applying which goes away after a few seconds. Not uncomfortably hot but trust me, it feels ah-mazing! I wish the sensation lasted long though.

The product claims to turn blue when you scrub and I was so excited about it. But honestly speaking it didn’t turn blue. Not that it hasn’t turned blue at all but a very very slight change. One which can hardly be noticed. Sometimes there are just certain blue spots here and there. Anywho I was expecting a magical color change which never happened. But atleast the heating sensation was magical. The word magical might be an exaggeration, so I am not using magical but yes a very nice experience.

The soap and glory no clogs allowed contains pumice which is a very powerful exfoliant, great for removing dead skin. Another key ingredient is Salicylic acid which is excellent for treating pimples, fighting acne and fading any scars and blemishes, reducing skin inflammations, opening clogged pores and shrinking large pores, promotes anti-ageing and reduces oily skin. Also contains grape seed oil which helps in treating acne and pimples, great for skin tightening and prevents skin ageing.

I am quite impressed with the results too. My skin feels so smooth and soft after using this mask. My face feels like it has been deeply cleansed and remains oil free for the whole day. After you have removed the mask there is a cooling sensation left behind which stays for some time and is quite refreshing. On continuous use I did notice a change in my blackheads and my skin felt better.

Overall

In love with:

  • The self heating feels so good. Love the feeling when it’s on and when I take it off, very refreshing.
  • Skin feels soft, smooth and clean.
  • Controls oil.
  • Skin improves on continuous usage.
  • Refreshing fragrance.
  • Skin feels refreshed.

Not in love with:

  • Does not turn blue as claimed, might not be an issue for most of you.

Overall I think the Soap and Glory no clogs allowed super self heating deep pore detox mask does a wonderful job in deep cleansing my face leaving it smooth and soft. This mask also works great as a facial scrub. I love how my skin feels after using this and now I have been using this for more than a month (once every week) and my skin has improved. I really like this face mask and I give it 4.6/5 and I recommend this mask for all beauties with oily/combination skin.

Have you tried the Soap and glory no clogs allowed super self heating deep pore detox mask? Which face mask is your current favourite?

 

NO7 BEAUTIFUL SKIN DEEP PORE PURIFIER

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Now that I have brought a few changes in my skincare routine, when I look into the mirror I giggle even more (because I’m happy of course) My skin has improved so much over time. I don’t claim to have that perfect porcelain skin, but I’m happy with what I have. Today I’m talking about one product which has helped me a lot and which changed my face exfoliating game, the No7 beautiful skin deep pore purifier. Now that you already know I love this product let me tell you why, so read more to know what it is, what it does,  how it works, what to expect and what not to.

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Product claims

Beautifully poreless. A targeted cleanser to deeply clean and purify pores around the nose, forehead and chin. The innovative scrub tip gently exfoliates and unblocks pores by dissolving and lifting pore clogging dirt that can cause blackheads. It works to instantly tighten pores, remove excess oils and leave skin feeling incredibly clean. The advanced Poreless complex helps to visibly reduce pore size and regulate sebum production to reveal beautiful clear and healthy looking skin.

Availability and Price

Price of 50 ml is 85 AED and available at all boots stores and online at boots and amazon.

My review of the No 7 beautiful skin deep pore purifier

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Before even starting to talk about my experience with the No7 beautiful skin deep pore purifier, let me clarify one thing. I have already mentioned it exfoliates, but this is not your regular exfoliator. This one is for deep cleaning your pores. If you do not have much pronounced pores or blackheads, this one step can be skipped.

My previous post Collagen boosting homemade facemask which is a facemask  tighten the pores. I have also reviewed the ceramide collagen face mask from the face shop just recently. Both of these masks helps to tighten your pores, but there is no point of closing a pore when there is dirt or gunk inside it. So first step before tightening pores is removing the dirt from  clogged pores and this product has helped me a lot in it.

This deep pore purifier comes in a tube, which contains the main product which is a gel and at one end is a round applicator with bristles. I found the packaging quite intriguing and that’s the reason why I bought this product in the first place. The bristles/nodules are made of rubber, soft but not very soft. The nodules are firm enough to damage your skin (especially if you have sensitive skin) if pressed too hard, so remember to be gentle.

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You can turn the applicator of the tube to ON and OFF positions to get the product out. ON and OFF are clearly marked on the tube(anti clockwise ON and clockwise OFF). The gel comes out only if it is in ON position, which is great! You can give one point there itself as there is  absolutely no product leakage or wastage. One other advantage of this kind of design is that no used product goes back inside the tube.

To use is very simple. What you have to do is turn the applicator to ON position, squeeze a small amount of the product into the applicator. Now dampen your face and gently massage the product into your skin using the bristles in circular motions concentrating on areas where you have clogged pores. This is meant to be used on your forehead, chin and nose. It will lather up quite well. By saying that I don’t mean it creates a lot of foam, which it doesn’t; just a little foam and that is all you need. Wash your face with warm water once you are done. After this ensure the pack is turned to OFF position. You just need a small amount of the gel hence the product is going to last long. I have been using this one for a month now and I can go at least one more month without repurchasing. A slight relief to Mr. husband 😛

The gel contained inside the tube has no color, but has a really good scent. The smell is not so dominant , very faint smell in fact, but nice and sweet. I really like the smell. The applicator has the perfect size and shape. It is really easy to use , covers a good area and gets in to all areas well. Easy to use even around the nose. It is also really easy to clean the applicator. Remember to clean the applicator with water and towel dry after every use.

Coming to the results, my skin feels squeaky clean after every use. You really get the feeling of a deep cleanse. And it really does help in unclogging pores, leaving it clean and far less pronounced. But remember, this deep cleanser does not give cent percent results just after first use. After first use my skin definitely felt clean and smooth but the real results started to show after about 3 uses. I use this product once every week, but it can be used twice a week according to the brand which I guess is ok. I like using this product at night as I do with any exfoliation.

Don’t be fooled, this is not a 100 percent perfect one. I have found some negative points too. Firstly, my skin turns slightly red after using this product which goes away after a few minutes. So I’m not sure if it will be a great one for sensitive skin. Secondly, I couldn’t find an ingredient list. I really would love to know what ingredients are used in the cleansing gel. Apart from this, I really love the product and love the results.

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Lets do a quick summary of the No7 beautiful skin deep pore purifier

In love with

  • The design of course. The applicator has the perfect size and shape.
  • Deep cleanses.
  • Unclogs pores leaving it clean and less visible. Your skin feels squeaky clean with fewer blackheads.
  • No leakage or product wastage.
  • Good quality for the price.
  • Contains no microbeads that is responsible for polluting the oceans.
  • Lasts for a very long time.

Not in love with

  • Skin turns slightly red, so maybe not good for sensitive skin.
  • Ingredient list is missing.

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Overall verdict

I really love the No7 beautiful skin deep pore purifier.After using this my skin really feels like getting a deep cleansing treatment from a spa, so squeaky clean! I give it a rating of 4.8/5 and really think you guys should give it a try!

Have you used the no7 beautiful skin deep pore purifier? Did you like it? Which is your favorite product from No7?

 

THE FACE SHOP CERAMIDE COLLAGEN FACE MASK REVIEW

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When someone says Korea, the first thing that comes to our mind (apart from the Korean dramas and the cute actors) is the beautiful skin of the people there. We have been constantly trying to figure out the secret to their flawless skin and have  been introduced to a lot of Korean brands now. One such popular brand  is The face shop. Today I am going to review the Ceramide collagen face mask from the face shop.

The Face shop claims

A salon perfect facial from the comfort of home. This convenient mask powder for all skin types hydrates for a salon perfect facial from the comfort of home. Formulated with Ceramide and botanical collagen, this pack hardens to seal out air, leaving skin firm and hydrated.

Ingredients

Diatomaceous earth, Algin, Kaolin, Magnesuium Carbonate, Potassium Carbonate, Bentonite, Cellulose Gum, Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Soluble Collagen, Methyl Paraben, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, CI 7163, Propyl Paraben, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract.

My review about the face shop ceramide collagen face mask 

I bought this face mask when I was pregnant along with some other face masks and totally forgot about it, until recently when my husband discovered it from somewhere . So I decided to use this face mask mainly because it was almost reaching the expiry date. After using the mask I am really impressed with the results, I must say. Lets get straight to the review.

The packaging is really simple, comes in a see through packet. Once you open the mask remember to store the leftover powder is a dry glass jar or anything similar rather than storing it in the pack itself. This ensures your product stays nice and dry for a longer time. The face mask comes in a powder form and is really very easy to prepare. All you have to do is mix the mask powder in warm water and make a paste out of it. The packaging says to prepare the mask in the ratio of 1:2.5 ,ie, 1 part mask powder to 2.5 parts water, but I think that ratio does not work because the mask formed is so thick and lumpy. You have to add water at least in the ratio of 1:3 or add more water to get the desired consistency. But remember don’t add too much water as it will be a little difficult to peel off the mask later, a thick paste is what you need.

 

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While adding water, there are chances of lumps being formed so you have to take care of that. Once the mask is ready, apply this onto your clean face. Remember to apply the mask immediately after preparing it because otherwise the mask will solidify . The reason why the mask hardens fast is to lock moisture. So apply a thick layer of mask as soon as you can and keep it on for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes the mask will be dry and hardened. The next thing you have to do is peel off the mask. The mask comes off really easily, if you have applied a thick layer. The dried mask is kind of rubbery, which I find funny.

The mask has quite a strong floral scent, which reminds me of a room freshener we had when I was a small kid. I don’t have any problem with the smell, but let me remind you the smell is quite dominant so if you are someone who hate strong scents in your mask, then this one is not for you.

This face mask from TFS contains some awesome ingredients, two main ingredients in the mask are Ceramide 3 which helps to keep the skin moist and supple, and Collagen which helps to reduce the signs of aging such as wrinkles  and fine lines. But this mask contains parabens which is definitely a drawback.

Now you ask me the results. I was truly ahh-mazed by the results. I expected my skin to be moisturized, which was true. But to my surprise my skin also felt tight, I could also feel my otherwise wide open pores to be tight and closed. It did not brighten my skin though, which I really did not expect. But my skin felt smoother, softer and so tight! Yay! I really didn’t think of writing a review about this face mask from the face shop, I haven’t even taken proper pictures to be honest, but the results were so good I had to share with you guys. The price of the face mask is another plus, so affordable.

Overall verdict

I really like the Salon effect Ceramide collagen face mask from the face shop. It really did give a salon-like effect to my skin which felt soft, plump, hydrated and firm. It also made my pores less visible and the results lasted a few days.This mask is for all skin types but particularly good for people with dry/matured skin. I will rate it 4.8/5,Highly Recommended!