I have wanted to try this mask for so long, but have always been put off by the price! £96 for a face mask seems crazy.
Lucky the lovely @themakeupmaestro offered to send me a sample to try. Forever grateful!
The Problem Solver mask claims to be a phenomenally purifying mask composed of antioxidant-rich raw cacao, reparative bamboo charcoal and circulatory-boosting spices, to stimulate the elimination of toxins and help clear clogged pores. Jet black and powdery in appearance, it transforms into a fluffy mousse when mixed with water, to quickly clarify and kick-start sluggish skin cells into action. Sounds insane!!
I’ve never used a mask that has to be mixed before, so this was new to me. I took a table spoon of the powder and mixed it with equal amounts of water in a little dish. The first thing I noticed was the smell, it’s not that pleasant, but hey if it works who cares!
I wasn’t sure what the consistency should look like, but it sort of bubbled into a light mousse. I applied on to my cleansed skin (making quite a mess I have to say) and relaxed in the bath for 45 mins bliss! haha. The texture was a little gritty but went on easily and dried into quite a tight mask on my face.
Quite soon after application I experienced quite a strong tingling/burning sensation, but apparently that’s ok eeek. The sensation was mainly around my nose and chin and lasted quite a while. After the 45 mins I removed the mask with a warm water and a cloth. It wasn’t as hard to remove as I thought and my skin felt SO SMOOTH! I have had tips from other bloggers to dampen the mask on your face before washing off, this really helps! Any redness from blemishes appeared reduced and again…sooo smooth!
I have to say I have since bought this face mask on black friday! Yay!! When the package arrived it was absolutely gorgeous!! So personal and the attention to detail…divine! I love love love it and use the mask around once a week.
1. Made skin so so smooth
2. Really helped blemishes, a bit of a break out saviour!!
1. Very expensive, although you do get a lot of product
2. You need a bit of time – not a quick product to use
3. A little messy to mix and apply
4. Possibly not great for sensitive skin – tingling sensation and left my face a little red immediately after use
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This sounds so interesting, I haven’t heard of a mask which needs mixing before either. Love the sound of the mousse consistency. I agree on the price, would be a little indulgent but glad you able to repurchase it at a bargain price!
It’s fab that you not only were able to try this out beforehand, but that you also managed to grab it on Black Friday! It sounds quite lengthy for a mask but sounds perfect for when your having a soak in the tub! x
This looks good but I just don’t think I could get past the price tag unfortunately! xx
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I haven’t heard of this brand before the product sounds interesting! Definitely agree that it sounds like you need to have a lot of time to put this type of mask on because of the whole mixing part of it, but will look out for this product in the future!
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