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Mess-free face masks

I don’t know about you but I’m not a big fan of messy face masks. Anything that is a pain to remove or messes up my sink is a real no no these days! With this in mind, I decided to put together a post featuring three mess-free face masks so if there is anyone out there like me (I hope there is) you can try these too.

First up we’ve got The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink in Moisture mask. The wobbly texture is a little odd but it’s lovely and cooling on the skin. I love how hydrating this face mask is and the fact it remains clear on the skin. Once you’ve let it sink into the skin, you simple tissue off the excess. No mess!

Next up is the Skin Purifying Masque* from Ark Skincare’s Age Prepare range. This face mask clears up the skin and leaves it feeling silky smooth.  It's ideal for getting rid of excess oil and I find that it really calms my skin and reduces the appearances of blemishes. You simply apply a thin layer to your face, leave it on for about ten minutes (it goes a translucent white colour) and then rinse it off with water. Simples!

Last but not least we’ve got the newest addition to my face mask collection – the Manuka Doctor Rejuvenating Face Mask*. This is an anti-ageing face mask that is designed to nourish and renew the skin. It dries a translucent white colour and is super easy to remove, so there’s no mess in the sink. 

Since I started putting together this blog post, I’ve been looking into Manuka Doctor a bit more and now I’m not so sure this is the face mask for me. Apparently it contains bee venom (supposedly great for combatting signs of ageing), which sounds super scary but that isn’t what bothers me. It’s the process they go through to get the venom that bothers me.

After watching this video and reading a few posts about harvesting bee venom it seems like whilst the bees don’t die (they get to fly away afterwards) the process could be deemed a little stressful for them. Manuka Doctor say they harvest the venom ethically and that no bees are harmed in the process but I’m still not sure I agree with it. I was going to re-do the photos and just take it out but then I thought I might as well tell you what I think about it and leave you to make up your own minds! 

You can currently get 40% off The Body Shop orders and 15% off at Look Fantastic (which stocks the Ark Skin Purifying Masque!)

See my full review of the Ark Skincare Age Prepare set here.

What’s your favourite face mask?
*PR items sent for review


  1. I adore the Body Shop one, I use it all the time. Such a fab quick mask to use for hydration :)

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty

  2. I love The Body Shop's Vitamin E range, they're so cooling and refreshing. Anything that reduces blemishes is good in my book, I'll have to check out that Ark mask. I'm not sure how I feel about the Manuka Doctor now, I'm glad the bees are allowed to fly away after but I don't like the idea of them being so stressed. I think I'll stick to the Body Shop from now on!

  3. I'll definitely try the Vitamin E mask as I really like the cream and the Body Shop's skincare overall :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  4. I haven't tried any of these masks! I love the Bioderma soothing mask x


  5. I adore anything Vitamin E related, so need to try that pronto!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  6. If you love the Vitamin E range then I think you'll really like the face mask! xo

  7. Ooh I've not come across that before but a soothing mask sounds lovely! xo

  8. Body Shop skincare is awesome! I think you can pick up a sachet sample of the face mask for a couple of pounds if you don't want to go straight in a buy a full size pot :) xo

  9. That's exactly how I felt Katy! I didn't want to say that they weren't cruelty-free as I've not looked into it enough, but what I did read had me questioning the process of extracting the bee venom. xo

  10. Lovely isn't it? I find is so refreshing! xo