Superdrug sent me some 'Tea Tree' samples, and it smelt so nice, that I had to use it. Tea Tree originates in Australia and is a natural antibacterial agent, that is known for its antiseptic healing properties. The products use Peppermint oil, which is really well known for its cooling sensation.
Tea Tree claims to be 'The Natural solution for everyday skincare problems'.
I 've been using the same face wash for years now. It suited me well, so I've never branched out and used anything else. Having said that, I think you can imagine I was slightly apprehensive to switch and use this one.
I've been using it for about a week now and I think I'm going to officially have to switch to this. In the last week, I really have noticed a difference in my skin; its so much softer! Even my dad mentioned that my skin was 'glowing' and looked really good, and my dad never notices ANYTHING! My skin is seriously looking its best.
And let me tell you the great feeling when I'm putting this one. It's very soft and frothy and when I put it on my face, its kind of like that feeling in yuor mouth when you have a really good/strong mint. I wish there was a better analogy for it...but this is all I could think of. It leave such a good cooling feeling on my face.
These strips are deep cleansing and aim to reduce any blackheads. The way it works is that the antibacterial part of the Tea Tree oil combines with special ingredients that bond with skin impurities to help lift blackheads.
I put the strip on for 10 minutes and quickly took it off to see my nose. I didn't really notice anything different, so I ran downstairs to my mum to see what she thought. She actually noticed a difference and said that my nose was clearer.
Apparently, the trick to see how well a nose strip works is to look at it after you take it off and see how much is on it. So I ran back upstairs, and analysed the contents of the nose strip. And I did notice some blackheads on it, so I guess it worked quite well. My nose does feel smoother as well.
There was enough in this sample for two uses, so I tried it out and then let my mum try it out as well. I've never worn an kind of mask before, and my mum has pretty much used every brand out there, so she's the expert.
Again, the smell was really good. It was very fresh and fruity (it was a pomegranate and cranberry mask).
Me: Having never used any kind of mask before, I had no idea what to expect, but I liked it. Like with the face wash, there was a nice cooling sensation when I had it on. When I washed it off, I definitely noticed that my skin was much softer.
Mum: My mum has the world's most sensitive skin. She finds it really hard to find a product that suits her. A lot of the masks she puts on makes her skin really red and they irritate her. We were both surprised that this one didn't do that at all! There was absolutely no redness or irritation. In fact, even she mentioned that there was a cooling sensation to it. So we're both very impressed with this.
Also, us at HiFashion are very excited for Alice in Wonderland the movie, and everything else connected to it. One thing I'm loving in the new 'Curious & Curiouser' collection at Miss Selfridge, which is based around the movie. I went to the website in search of a dress and instead, was met by loads of really cute Alice in Wonderland tees. Its just all so adorable.
Also, my Twitter seems to have gone crazy and is sending out a bunch of spam for some reason: apologies for that.