Origins Mask Marvels - £29.00
I got back to Liverpool from uni in London at the start of December and quickly realised that I'd left my Clarisonic Mia looking all lost and forlorn in my shower. Queue a lot of panicking about my very temperamental dry skin. Rather than hoping back on the two and a half our £50 train to be re-united with my loved one, I decided that a cheaper alternative would probably be to invest in some good skincare to see me through the holiday period. Enter Origins Mask Marvels set.
I snapped it up after spotting that you basically get each mask for a tenner. Each bottle is a good size of 75ml, enough to get into a good routine with them and for you to decide if they're working well for your skin or not, before splashing out on the full size big guns.
First up, the magic trio contains the Drink Up mask, a really great addition to the skincare routine of anyone who suffers with dry skin like myself. It's a clear consistency, more like a moisturiser than a mask, which recommends you leave it on for 10 minutes, so perfect for slapping on pre-make up. I've been concentrating this on my forehead and nose where my skin suffers the most in the winter cold, and have noticed a big difference in the hydration and plumpness of my skin, especially if I leave it to work its magic overnight.
Secondly is the Clear Improvement clay based mask which helps to clear out pesky pores. This is probably my least favourite of the three, but that's not really a bad thing, because I still enjoy using this! When applied, this feels like a good solid face mask, as it goes hard and cracks after a while like a proper mask should! I haven't noticed a huge difference in my pores, but I'm planning on using this after a good steam in the next couple of days, and I imagine that the two steps will work well together.
Finally is probably my favourite of the set, the Out of Trouble mask. This has been a serious saviour for me whilst I've been filling my poor body with junk after junk over Christmas. Obviously with all the bad food, and cheeky nights out comes bad skin, but slapping a full face of this on for ten minutes leaves your skin soothed, settled, and spots are massively improved. It smells quite... not chemically, but pharmaceutical, which at least makes you feel like something's working, and has quite a thick texture to really calm any redness or soreness.
I'm not sure they're still available as a set now that Christmas is over, but if you can't already tell, I'd really recommend all three of these Origins masks. An extra bonus is that a little goes a long way with all three, so I think these should keep my problem skin at bay for a while! I honestly can't go on about them enough, but I'll try and stop now...