Good Things Five Minute Facial

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Hello! After years of avoiding face masks, I cannot get enough of them.  One that I have been trying recently is the Good Things Five Minute Facial Mask.  Can it really do the job in five minutes?

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Good Things Five Minute Facial

£5.99 – Boots

They say:

Good Things Five Minute Facial Mask makes skin clearer, brighter and smoother, all at the same time. There’s green clay and kaolin to draw out impurities, avocado oil to moisturise, goji berry extract to soothe and willow bark extract for radiance.

Ingredient Analysis:

Aqua (Water), Kaolin (cleanses and exfoliates), Illite (absorbent), Cetearyl alcohol (emulsion stabiliser), Polysorbate 60 (fragrance,surfactant), Sorbitan stearate (fragrance, surfactant), Glyceryl stearate (emulsion stabiliser), Persea gratissima (Avocado) oil (skin conditioning), Phenethyl alcohol (fragrance/preservative), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter) (skin conditioning, viscosity controlling), Parfum (Fragrance), Caprylyl glycol (humectant, skin conditioning), Coco-glucoside (surfactant), Xanthan gum (emulsion stabiliser, skin conditioning), Vaccinium angustifolium (Blueberry) fruit extract (astringent, moisturising), Citric acid (buffering, masking), Glycerin (humectant), Salix nigra (Willow) bark extract (may have anti-inflammatory properties), Lycium barbarum fruit extract (antioxidant), Potassium sorbate (fragrance, preservative), Sorbic acid (fragrance, preservative), Dipropylene glycol (fragrance).

I say:

I bought the Good Things Five Minute Facial at the same time as the Total Wipe Out Cleansing Wipes, as I think the whole range was on offer.  Whilst I cannot justify new cleansers every 5 minutes, I always seem to find an excuse to buy yet another face mask.

When it came to application, the mask went on with quite a wet feeling.    It sometimes tingles for me during the first minute that it’s on which I’m still not sure whether it’s a good or bad thing.  As the clock ticks down you can feel it drying out on your skin and the longer you leave it on, the tighter and drier it feels.  If you suffer from dry skin, I would advise removing the mask whilst it’s just about to dry fully and it feels quite tacky.  After five minutes, you can see the areas of your face that the mask has worked on – you know, when your face looks a bit like a map of the world!  After removal, my skin felt quite smooth but a little tight.  My blackheads did seem reduced but the effect of this did not last long.  I would have put a before and after picture up of the mask but y’know… the internet… pictures of a girl with white stuff on her face… ’nuff said.

To be honest, this doesn’t strike me as a “does it all” face mask like it is claimed.  To me, this is more of a quick mask to ease away any feelings of oiliness or congestion.   For example, if I haven’t really been cleansing my face properly and I feel like I really need to give my skin a deeper cleanse I’ll use this.  However, it’s not my go to product to fix serious skin issues.  The effect is quite temporary as it is gone by the next day.

Would I buy it again?  Probably not.  It’s ok, but it just doesn’t wow me to buy it again.

Have you tried the Good Things Five Minute Facial?  What did you think?

Danniella x

June 4, 2014
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  • Reply Masja Zweers

    That sounds great, I would love to try it out! Lovely post <3

    June 5, 2014 at 9:51 pm
    • Reply famousinjapan

      Thank you! You’ll have to catch it on offer sometime :)

      June 22, 2014 at 2:07 pm

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