Thursday, 22 June 2017

Primark PS..Deep Cleansing Bubble Mask Review

Primark bubble mask review

If you're into your face masks like I am, you've probably seen the pictures going around online of the woman wearing one of these mad masks, who after a few minutes ends up looking like a big grey cloud. I was intrigued by the idea of bubble masks but it's taken me a while to get around to trying one. The Primark (Penneys to us Irish gals) Deep Cleansing Blueberry Bubble Mask caught my eye in my local branch recently, so having visions of myself with a beautiful fluffy cloud on my face, into the basket it went!

Primark deep cleansing bubble mask review

This mask contains an oxygen-rich foam which is said to have a deep cleansing and brightening effect. It is packaged simply in a silver sachet, with 10ml product inside which is enough for one application. There isn't much information on the sachet about the benefits of the mask other than it is deep cleansing and I read on the Primark website that  is meant to have a brightening effect on the skin.

When I tore open the sachet, I was a bit surprised by the texture. I don't know what I expected really, but this looked actually like a liquid soap or a watery shampoo. The instructions tell you to apply to clean skin on the face and neck, avoiding the eye and lip areas, and leave on for 20 minutes then rinse off. It didn't actually say whether it was to be used on wet or dry skin but I assumed dry so I washed my face with a cleansing mitt then dried it off first. I used an old but clean foundation brush from TK Maxx to apply it. The fragrance was pleasant but not overpoweringly like blueberries - it was much less sweet and sickly than I thought it would be.

The texture of this was very unusual - pretty much as soon as it hit my skin it started to foam up. On reflection, I think using your fingers to apply it might be better as you have to work really fast to get an even layer over your skin before it starts to bubble.  Otherwise you end up just moving and wiping off the bubbles if you try to add more product to an area.

The sensation on the skin was also quite unknown to me - I could feel it almost tickling on my skin - and fizzing slightly but not unpleasantly. However, because I didn't have it applied totally evenly to the skin, it did bubble up more in some areas than others, and start to drip in other areas. (Definitely not a flattering look!) I wouldn't say I looked like a fluffy cloud - more like someone who had dipped their face into their sink full of Fairy liquid bubbles.. I will let you decide that in the picture below..

Primark deep cleansing bubble mask review

I waited 15 minutes - that's about as long as I could last as it was starting to slide around my face- then rinsed it off.

I found this quite hard to rinse off - there was quite a soapy feel to my skin and it took a lot of rubbing with a wet flannel and a few splashes of water to remove all traces of the mask. I also used my Rose water toner straight afterwards to make sure any remaining residue was removed.

So what's my verdict?

The Pros:
- The price. €1 would barely get you anything these days so these Penneys masks are such great value. They have various other masks in the range too for the same price if you are looking for an affordable pampering session.
-It did leave my skin feeling soft and clean. Despite the fact that it took a lot of rinsing, the final result wasn't too bad.
-The bubble texture makes it a novelty and something different to the usual clay mask or sheet mask.

The Cons:
- You need to work very fast to apply an even layer over the skin. If you don't, you will end up moving the product around your face like I mentioned above.
- It needs a lot of rinsing to remove all traces from the skin. Also, in my opinion, I wouldn't say that my skin felt refreshed necessarily afterwards.
- If you have skin that's on the drier side, like mine, and doesn't generally respond well to soapy cleansers, then this might not be the mask for you. I tend to find that foaming products leave my skin feeling tight and a bit dried out, and this mask did seem to have that effect on me.

However, if you have normal, oily or combination skin, then you will probably get along a lot better with this mask and it may work very well for you. And for the tiny price, it can't hurt to try.

Primark bubble mask review

I have picked up some more masks in the range to try out, with one particular sheet mask that I'm really looking forward to trying out and that I think my skin may respond better too - and I'll definitely keep you posted on the results!

Have you tried any of the Primark face masks yet? If so I'd love to know what you thought!

Bye for now,





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4 comments

  1. I haven't seen this before but will definitely give it a try for that price! xxx

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    1. Their masks are such great value! Thanks for reading xx

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  2. I really like the sheet masks, really good and so cheap, my favourite is the hydrating one

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