Al-white but Could do Better

I do love a moisturising face mask: the act of applying a nourishing cream to my skin and letting it sink in is a no effort way to feel virtuous. And relaxing for ten minutes while it gets to work is hardly a hardship either. After all, who has time to be truly high maintenance? The smell of Neal’s Yard White Tea Enriching Facial Mask is herby and delicious, although the kaolin clay base comes as a bit of a surprise in a moisture-giving mask rather than a cleansing, purging one. Still, I slapped it on and waited for it to do its thing.

Upon removal, my face was soft and smooth, except for a few stubborn dry patches, which to be fair, resist most of my efforts at exfoliating and moisturising. Maybe my parched winter skin was a bit too much for this mask, but as a product aimed specifically at dry and sensitive skin I thought it would leave me super soft and perky looking. Still, with goodies such as aloe vera, rose extract, pumpkin seed oil, evening primrose and white tea extract packed into every application, maybe the effect will be cumulative. I’ll see what my skin says and report back.



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