This has been requested a few times, so I decided to finally put a review together!
The mask was brought out about 2-3 years ago by Swisse, when they expanded their products to include a whole range of skin care suited to all different skin types. The manuka honey mask is recommended for combination skin, as well as congested and blemish prone skin.
“Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask is a naturally absorbent facial mask, luxuriously formulated to purify and detoxify the skin, while leaving it feeling smooth and hydrated.”
Aqueous Extract of Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf, Kaolin, Tapioca Starch, Glycerin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (White Clay), Charcoal Powder, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, Honey (Mel), Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract (Seaweed), Salicylic Acid, Citric Acid, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Myroxylon Pereirae Oil (Balsam of Peru), Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan (Irish Moss), Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Manuka
For full break down of the key ingredients, click here.
Close up of the mask
Apply to clean, dry skin. Leave on for 10 minutes, or until the mask feels firm and dry, then rinse off with warm water. Recommended for use once to twice per week.
Swatch of the mask
The first time I tried this I put it all over my face with a foundation brush – the flat kind, I use this brush because it doesn’t put foundation on very well. It has a peculiar smell to it, kind of like honey that’s been mixed with something, I’m not quite sure how to pin point it. It dries super fast, honestly in under 10 minutes. Don’t leave it on for too long though! I could see the mask working as it was drying – especially around my nose. I washed it off and my skin felt smoother.
The mask once its dry
What I like:
- Time it takes to dry
No need to explain this one!
- The lid
This prevents the mask from drying out after every use.
- Product amount
It’s 70g/2.47oz, and with use two days a week, it can last a few months. I’ve been using it for about 2 months and there’s still two thirds left.
- Drying effect
As the mask dries, you can see the impurities get drawn from your skin!
What I didn’t like:
Honestly there isn’t much I don’t like. It’s quite affordable too! If you use it twice a week (consistently), you’ll get 8 uses in a month, at the least.
I really like this mask, it’s probably my second favourite mask because it purifies and detoxifies my skin. My favourite would be the Formula 1006 Deep Down Detox mask because it really helps to brighten my skin and lighten my acne scars.
I would definitely purchase this again, but to be honest I do find the RRP to be a bit expensive (my personal opinion). When I bought this, it was on sale so I decided to give it a go and I haven’t been disappointed!
Hope you all enjoyed reading this review, and let me know your thoughts on this mask!
Until next time xxx