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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Review and Comparison: Superfacialist by Una Brennan Deep Clean and Anti Blemish Masks

A few posts back, I mentioned that I had picked up the new Anti Blemish mask from the Superfacialist range and I was asked for a review-so here it is! I thought I would also compare it with the deep clean mask from the same range since it is a similar kind of product.

Both masks are the typical clay based masks that are designed to draw all of the nastiness out of your pores. They are also the same grey colour and the same sort of consistency.

Now, what I found interesting is that both products in fact contain salicylic acid, an ingredient often used to help with acne and gently chemically exfoliate the skin. So actually, the deep clean also has some of the acne fighting ingredient. Now, keeping that in mind, along with the fact that I can't find the deep cleansing one on the Boots website,  or in store, and the fact that the description of the products on the back of the tubes is very similar, I do wonder if the anti-blemish version is like a new and improved version of the deep clean and whether they are discontinuing the older one. They also smell very similar!

I have now had the chance to try out the newer mask a couple of times and can confirm that it did pretty much the same for me as the deep clean one. This is not at all to say it's bad, in fact I really like it, but I don't think you don't need to own both-if they are both still available!

So, what do both the masks do? They make my skin feel SUPER clean and very soft. They also help to balance out oil production in my skin when I'm feeling particularly oily (I have combo-oily skin) and they really do help reduce the size and redness of any breakouts, or stop any that are forming. If I feel any breakouts coming on (usually around 'that time of the month' for me), I cleanse my skin then slap this on in the evening and leave it to dry for about 5-10 mins (it says 5 on the tube but I like to give it a bit longer to make sure it's done its job). You do need to moisturise afterwards but it's best to do that anyway. I currently use the Simple kind to skin hydrating light moisturiser afterwards, which is hydrating but not at all greasy so great for oilier skins. I find that any breakouts are dramatically reduced in the morning or most of the time stopped in their tracks if they were only just developing.

Overall, I'm a big fan of the Una Brennan masks.

Have you tried the Una Brennan skincare range? Are there any other products from the line you would recommend?

Em x