The Quick Fix Facial Masks are 10 minute masks that are jam packed with ingredients to get rid of skin issues.
There are three variants of Quick Fix Facial Masks -
Exfoliating scrub mask: For blackheads and blocked pores
Anti-blemish mud mask: For oily and spot prone skin
Mega moisture mask: For dry and thirsty skin
Since I have oily and blemish prone skin, I picked the anti-blemish mud and the exfoliant one to help prevent blocked pores, which in turn will hopefully prevent blemishes.
To point out the obvious, I love that the Quick Fix Facials Masks are packaged in vibrant squeezy tubes with a flip top cap. I absolutely hate masks in tubs as they're unhygienic no matter how clean your fingers are (unless you have nail-less fingers). The flip top caps make it so easy to close, compared to those that you have to screw on, especially when you have product all over your hands and fingers.
The exfoliating scrub mask contains pink rose clay to deeply cleanse and decongest the skin. It also contains glycolic acid to balance out uneven skin tone, and pomegranate extract for its anti-ageing and antioxidant to create radiant skin.
As mentioned before, this mask is perfect for removing stubborn blackheads and unclogging pores.
Whilst the instructions say to massage the mask into the skin before leaving for 5-10 minutes and removing with warm water, I like to leave the mask on for 10 minutes before damping my face and then massaging the product in. For some strange reason, my skin just feels cleaner and fresher when I leave the massaging last. I think it has got to do with scrubbing the gunk off as I wash it off, instead of scrubbing the gunk and leaving the mask with the gunk to set for 10 minutes.
As you would expect, the exfoliating scrub mask is NOT smooth in consistency and contains granules to help with the exfoliating process. It does not smell at all offensive. I actually quite like the smell of this mask. It has a rosey smell (from the pink rose clay ingredient). The mask gradually disappears after application, which is very unique, as I've never used a mask that goes transparent (except for the granules). I've included a time lapse photo at the end of this post.
Another fantastic thing about this mask is that it doesn't make my skin feel tight like other masks do when set. Once the mask is washed off, my skin feels incredibly smooth. Unfortunately, I can't comment on how effective this is at removing blackheads, as I'm lucky enough not to have this problem.
Although the exfoliating properties of this mask is decent, I wouldn't be replacing my face scrub with this. It doesn't provide enough grit for my preferences. However, I think if you were travelling and needed a two-in-one product to save space, this product is perfect as a mask and a scrub.
The Anti-blemish mask is great for oily and blemish prone skin. It contains deep sea mud to help absorb and control oil production, salicylic acid to draw out impurities and shrink pores, and tea tree oil to treat spots and prevent blemishes.
Scent wise, I much prefer the exfoliating scrub mask to the anti-blemish one. The anti-blemish mask smells like tea tree oil mixed with... mud. Although I hate the smell of tea tree oil, this mask is bearable, as the muddy smell kind of turns the smell of tea tree oil down.
Similar to the exfoliating scrub mask, the anti-blemish mask disappears gradually. It also does not feel tight on the skin but leaves the skin feeling so soft after washing it off.
Since this anti-blemish mud mask does not contain any granules, I just leave the mask on for about 10 minutes before washing it off. This mask felt amazingly cool on my skin, which was really great on a hot day (the exfoliating scrub mask was also cooling).
Unfortunately, I don't think this is brilliant mask for preventing blemishes, as two managed to pop up. I don't think they were as a result of using this mask, but more of a hormone thing. I'm also unsure about the "managing oil production" property of this mask, as I wake up in the morning with an oily face. :-|
Therefore, if I were to choose between the two, I'd pick the exfoliating scrub mask.
I did "swatches" of both masks side by side to show the difference in consistency. As you can see the exfoliating scrub mask is definitely more grainy than the anti-blemish mask.
This is a time lapse photo of both masks. After 8 minutes, both masks "disappeared" quite significantly! This probably explains why my skin doesn't feel so tight and restrictive once the masks have "set" unlike other clay masks.
Both these masks (as well as the mega moisture one) retail for $8.95 and can be purchased at Woolworths.
Have you tried Quick Fix Facials before? Or a mask that disappears (that still amazes me)?