From time to time, we all have encountered the scenario where you're skin sobs for some decent TLC, but your daily schedule doesn't permit the time. This is where Quick Fix* comes into your life. These masks are targeted at different skin types, loaded with ingredients to combat whatever skin woes you may have, and best of all, they are accessible, affordable and super easy.
Mega Moisture Gel Mask
Hyaluronic acid seems to be all the rage recently, and it is one of the main ingredients in this mask to provide deep hydration to the skin, along with vitamin E and marine collagen. Unlike many other masks on the market, the texture of this after application was a little different. Squeezing it out of the tube and when I applied it on my face, it feels just like applying a really thick layer of gel moisturiser. The scent was relatively refreshing, and it does linger throughout the duration the mask is on. I apply maybe double the amount I would with an actual moisturiser, and leave it on for maybe 15-20minutes (recommended time 5-10mins). This mask doesn't completely "set" like a traditional mask, which makes it a little difficult if you decided to throw on a hoodie like I did when I first had this mask on (#struggletown). I think this mask did give me that moisture boost that some areas of my face needed, but as the name suggests, it is just a quick fix.
Exfoliating Scrub Mask
The exfoliating scrub mask is targeted as a quick fix for 'stubborn blackheads, clogged pores and skin in need of a deep and thorough clean.' To conquer these problems, the mask is made up of three key ingredients - pink rose clay, glycolic acid and pomegranate extract. The pink rose clay helps to deeply cleanse and decongest the skin, the glycolic acid balances out uneven skintone whilst the pomegranate extract encourages skin radiance through it's antioxidant and anti-aging properties.
To apply this mask, I've found that hands is the best way to go. This isn't really a smother and go mask, but rather you have to massage into your face (particularly the problem areas) and then let it set for 10 minutes. The mask I must forewarn is on the very gritty side, which I personally love. I feel like it can really get physically in there resulting in a much smoother skin texture. I've noticed the differences immediately- particularly when I apply moisturiser on my problem areas and it just glides on. As it is so gritty, I only apply it to my forehead, chin, nose and jawline - completely avoiding my cheeks as it is my most sensitive area. For my blackheads, they aren't completely removed but they do look less noticeable. Overall I do enjoy this product! I would just be cautious to not put this mask close to your hairline as it will set (learnt the hard way but it does wash out easy haha) and the granules get caught under your nails, so those with acrylic or long nails - be forewarned!
Anti Blemish Mud Mask
The Anti Blemish Mud Mask is a quick fix for skin that is oily, congested and blemish prone. It contains dead sea mud to help absorb and control oil production, salicylic acid (which we have all heard of) to draw out impurities and tighten pores and lastly tea tree oil to treat spots and prevent future blemishes.
Compared to the other two masks, this is the most runny in texture and does need to be shaken a bit before use (over time it does separate). I personally have normal skin with a slightly oily t-zone - so right off the bat I don't think this is catered for my skin type but I was willing to give it a go anyway. Upon first use, this really does remove all the oil. There was seriously no sign of oil on my t-zone, so much to the the point that I think it dried it out a little too much (the funny balance when too much oil is bad but having not enough is as unhealthy as well). The oil control lasted about 2-3 days and I could really feel the difference when putting concealer around my nose and oil wasn't breaking through as much during the day. Whilst this product is not for me at the moment during the cold ass winter, I can definitely see it come into play during the summer where the t-zone gets a little outta control.
Personally, the idea of going to the kitchen and putting together a concoction for a mask is pretty daunting - in terms of results vs the time taken, and not to mention how messy it can get. These Quick Fix masks are formulated by skincare experts with specific skin types in mind, and because they've done all the hard work, you can rest easy and wait for the magic to happen. Now, all you have to do is head down to your local Woolworths, pick and choose the mask for your skin type :)
These masks retail at $8.95, and with the promise of X10 facials within each tube, which it works out to be around 90c per use - hardly breaking the bank if you ask us!
To put everything together, these masks are so convenient to have in your cupboard, everything from packaging (squeeze tube = hygiene), to the "results you can see"; not to mention it is suuuper time friendly.
Have you tried Quick Fix Masks before?