*Features some gifted items which are denoted by an asterisk
I don’t know about you guys, but I have been hearing about this Sand & Sky* face mask ALL OVER my Instagram for months! I feel like I can hardly scroll through without seeing an ad for it! I’d even considered buying it a few times, I was so intrigued by what I was seeing! When I got the opportunity to test it out (a pal started working at a beauty company and they gave her a few to try and give to friends… result!) I knew I couldn’t pass it up! Does this Sand & Sky* mask really do everything it claims?
I’ll tell you right off the bat, my expectations for Sand & Sky* were high. It’s difficult not to have such expectations when something gets so hyped up, and I was worried that I’d either become addicted to it, or hate it so much it ended up being chucked out the window! Wanna know what happened? Read on!
After the first use:
It’s first thing in the morning on my day off, and I’m thinking, now is the perfect time to try out this mask. I hadn’t done anything to my face at that point, as I had only just woken up and was about to take a bath. The mask comes with a little brush for application, which made the job much easier, and more even than if I had caked it on with my fingers. I painted it on my whole face, and left it for the recommended 10 minutes!
Straight away, I could feel a little tingling, and as it dried, it felt a little tight on my face, but that’s normal. Once I washed it off though, I could definitely feel a difference in my skin! It didn’t feel at all dry, like some face masks, and in fact, I felt like I didn’t even really need to moisturize (though I did use my usual facial oil, though less of it than normal. My skin certainly felt nourished, and it looked bright and fresh!
After the second use:
This time, I used the mask after a day at work and walking around London. I was curious to see if it would make much of a difference using it in the morning or in the evening! I drew myself a bath, and painted on the face mask (the brush I am totally loving, by the way! It’s super soft, and definitely helps with smooth and even application!) 10 minutes later, my skin again was bright and feeling very moisturized. My skin dries out really easily, and sometimes face masks leave me feeling like a desert has taken hold of my face! This time around, that didn’t happen, and I didn’t even feel like I needed any additional products on my face!
After the third use:
The thing about having curly hair is that washing it is a bit of a chore. I wash it, comb it out and then deep condition. This time though, I thought, why not throw on a face mask too! I’d already exfoliated, but I thought I’d give it a go on top of that too! It definitely tingled a lot more this time round, but the effect was the same. My skin felt soft and clean, and while there were still imperfections, I could still feel a difference!
This Sand & Sky* face mask promises to draw out impurities, deep cleanse, invigorate skin, tighten pores, and brighten skin. I’d say it did all of the above for me, so I’ll certainly keep using it. They get bonus points for cute packaging and for including the little brush! That actually made a big difference for me!
My only caveat with it is the price really. Sand & Sky* retails at around £40, and I just don’t think it’s solidly worth all that. For that price I’d expect a tub of a much larger size. That being said, I did really like it, and I regularly see offers of 15% off on their Instagram with codes and things. If I spotted a code, I’d definitely take advantage of the discount!