Face Masks- Six of the best

Photo credit Lou Denim Hair and Make-up Victoria Bond @ Caren. Model Annie Budgen @ Milk.

Photo credit Lou Denim Hair and Make-up Victoria Bond @ Caren. Model Annie Budgen @ Milk.

I love a face mask, there is nothing I like more than a nice bubble bath, a glass of wine and a moisture mask. I can just feel the goodness soaking into my skin and restoring it’s radiance.

In terms of work I like the Sisley Express Flower gel mask this can hydrate skin in three minutes. If my model has been travelling a lot or has just finished fashion week this can turn their skin around in a short period of time. On set I wouldn’t have time to have models sat around with thirty minute face masks on!

Different masks do different jobs some clear the skin, some add moisture, radiance, heat, cool whatever your requirement is there is probably a mask to cover it. I tend to just use either radiance or moisture masks as thats the boost my skin usually needs.

Masks I love

1. Sisley Express Flower Gel £60 sisley-paris.com I have mentioned this already this mask gives you instant moisture in three minutes. Perfect for those on the the go.

2. Sisley Black Rose Cream £95 sisley-paris.com This is my absolute favourite I tend to sleep in this and let it absorb overnight. When I wake up my skin feels plump and rejuvenated.

3. Darphin Youthful Radiance Camellia Mask £45 darphin.co.uk. This is instant youth in a tube guaranteed to put the glow back in tired dull skin. Another fav!

4. Kiehls Earth Pore Cleansing masque £21.50 kiehls.co.uk. This masque is for those with oily skin. It matitifies  skin and helps to reduce and refine the look of pores.

5. Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask £15.75 uk.lizearle.com. This is a clay mask which is great for drawing out any impurities leaving the skin balanced and calm.

6. Avocado from 75p at local supermarkets. Mash up a super ripe avocado and pop it on you face just like a normal face mask. This is a cheap and natural moisture mask!

Meaningful Beauty By Cindy Crawford My Review

As a new mum I really think it is important to keep up a good skin care regime with all the hormones and lack of sleep its essential to feed the skin good quality products to keep it in tip top condition. I really liked Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford; this anti ageing skin care range was effective and easy to use.

I really liked the cleanser, it was in an easy to use pump dispenser so no spills and it was non foaming which I like. It suggests using a face cloth to remove the product, I used a muslin cloth and found this gave me an extra clean feeling but without that awful tightness that some cleansers leave.

I tried out the face mask in the bath as this is the little bit of me time that I get. Once applied the mask has an instant tingling and tightening feeling I could almost feel the mask drawing out any impurities there may be in my skin. After fifteen minutes I removed the mask and I definitely think I looked more radiant and my skin appeared clearer!

I like that this system has separate night and day cream as the skin has different requirements during the day and night. The night cream is thicker and more luxurious which left my thirsty skin feeling sated, my only complaint being by morning my skin did feel a little dehydrated so it probably wasn’t quite rich enough for my skin.

The day cream is nice and light and provides a good base for make up, is easy to apply and just sinks into the skin. It’s a shame it has a low SPF (eight) as I like to protect my skin with a high factor all year round, even winter light can cause damage to skin.

The eye cream which I applied twice daily (which is essential to anybody over twenty five as this is the area in which we start to show the first signs of ageing) was nice and light since anything too heavy can have the reverse effect and cause ageing. I also find any creams that are too rich make my skin break out in milk spots – yuk!

I really liked the idea of a separate cream for the décolleté and neck these areas I sadly neglect. I moisturise my face but I forget about my chest and neck another hot spot for ageing, so this routine made me take notice and look after these delicate areas.

The last product in the kit was a bit of a life saver; my first evening out after having my little boy was to an RAF ball and everybody makes a real effort. I used the glowing serum and I think it definitely gave me an extra boost – I did get lots of compliments that night so it did the job!

Over all I think this is a really good skin care set it made me think about those areas that I so often neglect.  It doesn’t take up lots of time so is great for busy mums and if you are travelling its small, compact and easy to carry. I give Cindy nine out of ten!