Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask - Review

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask £10.50
Sometimes, and thankfully very rarely, my skin likes to surprise me with a lovely breakout around my nose. I'm lucky enough to not suffer with really bad skin or acne, but the spots I occasionally get around my nose make me resemble Rudolf, which isn't really a look I like all that much. 
After running out of my Origins Clear Improvement Mask (which I was very sad about), I thought I would go on a hunt for a slightly cheaper alternative in the hopes that I would find a mask that my sensitive skin would get on with.

The Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask is a clay based mask that heats up by itself when you apply it to your face. I found the 'heating up' part quite daunting at first as it felt a bit funny, but I soon got used to it and let it sit for about 10 minutes before washing it off. 
The main thing I noticed about this mask - which main ingredients are charcoal and kaolin clay to help draw out the impurities from deep within the skin - is that it is fairly runny, which I found absolutely fine, but it could be a bit of a turn off for some people that prefer a thicker consistency. 

Afterthoughts of this mask were very good for me. I felt like the mask was doing it's job while on my face, it didn't dry my skin out too much, and my skin felt noticeably clearer when I washed it off. 
I picked up this mask for £10.50 at Boots, which is almost half of the price of the Origins one, and I have been really impressed with it so far. - I'm not sure if I'd repurchase it straight away, but it would definitely be near the top of my list for price and quality.

Have you tried this mask before? Please let me know if you have any face mask recommendations! 
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  1. Having oily skin I'm always on the look out for clay face masks. This one looks good and the lower price tag is inside my student budget so I think I might check it out :) Thank you


  2. This sounds so lovely! I quite like the idea of the heat up part :) Im currently suffering nightmare skin at the moment so this would be perfect!xx

  3. I love the idea of this! My skin has been breaking out around my chin lately, and I've been trying to find ways to calm it down. Might have to check this out.


  4. great sharing...

  5. I have yet to try a mask that heats up, and this one sounds like a good choice to start with. Thanks for the review!

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  6. Just found your blog, its so nice!
    The mask looks good, great review!
    Becky xoxo

  7. Ooh i used a biore face scrub before that did that same heating up thing and i really liked it even though it felt a bit weird at first! I don't have particularly bad skin but I do get breakouts so I'd love to try this. The sanctuary products usually smell nice too :) x

    1. It definitely took some time to get used to! I love it now though :) x

  8. I received it a while ago but have't come around to trying it as my skin is feeling a bit tight because of the cold!


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  9. I definitely want to check this out, it's not a bad price and sounds fab!

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  10. i swear we have the same skin! i love clay masks, so might have to go check this out! on another note, nothing to do with the blog post but i love that nail varnish!!

    1. So do I, they're so satisfying! Thanks lovely xxx

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