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Facetheory Green Tea Face Mask Review
Raise your hand if you've ever found shopping for skincare to be a confusing, overwhelming, daunting, or otherwise stressful experience? Yikes. Okay, hands down. It's time for the good news: You're not alone!
With countless brands fighting for your attention by promising dewy, filtered-looking skin via a tube, vial, roll-on, or whatever bizarre new applicator is on-trend at the time, it's no real wonder why you'd feel any combination of/or all of the above. And the never-ending stream of ingredients to master only seems to make matters 10x worse, right?
And so, when you do eventually find a brand that ticks all your boxes, meets your skincare needs, and is affordable to boot, you never want to let them go. For me, that brand was, and still is, Facetheory.
As is the case with nearly all of Facetheory's products, the Green Tea Face Mask MK2 comes in a recyclable glass jar, which is better for the environment and looks great on display. Talk about a win-win, eh?
The mask itself is a lot less green in colour than I had been expecting, though, and is instead a more of an 'oatmeal' shade. To be clear, this isn't an issue, but if you were planning on, let's say living out your wildest Shrek fantasies...? Well, you might have to rethink is all I'm saying! Also, while the online description describes the product as being unscented, it definitely has a strong green tea fragrance (go figure), which I personally really like and find soothing.
As far as the application process goes, using this mask is very straightforward and I really appreciate the thick consistency, which means you don't have to worry about making a mess of your bathroom! Simply spread a thin layer of the product over your face and neck (I prefer using it on already cleansed skin), sit back and relax for about ten minutes before rinsing it off with warm water, a washcloth or, my personal favourite, Facetheory's Konjac Sponge - and voila; fresh, glowy skin!
How Much Does The Green Tea Face Mask Cost And Is It worth it?
On the whole green tea face masks are generally pretty pricey. While there are definitely some more affordable alternatives available on the market, I have yet to see any offer the same premium-quality ingredients list that Facetheory is for £14.99 - 60ml.
This might seem like a steep price to pay for such a little face mask, but from my experiences with it, I'd argue it's good value for money. I've been using the product consistently for a few months now and still have a lot of product left because (apologies for the upcoming cliché!) a little goes a long way - especially if you use a silicone applicator instead of a brush or even your fingers, as these often waste a lot of product.
On top of this, my skin always feels really smooth after using it, and I've noticed an improvement in the overall texture, appearance of pores, and general health of my skin, which is exactly what I was looking for.
What Is In The Green Tea Face Mask MK2?
You don't need to be a dermatologist, but before you put anything on your face, you should at least have a good idea of what's in it and if it's right for your skin type.
While you might already know that Facetheory products are cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, you perhaps didn't realize that they are also free of:
- Mineral oils
- All those other chemical nasties that we are frequently warned against.
Instead, they are packed full of naturally derived ingredients, which in the case of the Green Tea Face Mask MK2, are formulated to gently cleanse and brighten the skin by absorbing oil and accelerating the renewal of skin cells.
The Benefits Of French Clay
The clay used in this mask is French clay, otherwise known as ''green clay'', which is one of the most commonly used clays in the beauty industry. From Kiehl's and Glossier to The Body Shop, and, of course, Facetheory, too, you'll find this sage-coloured clay is a key ingredient in some of the most popular facial treatments. Here's why:
- Natural Exfoliant: Green clay gently removes dead cells from your skin's outer surface, resulting in an improved skin texture.
- Boosts Circulation: It increases blood flow to your face, giving your skin a more youthful and radiant appearance while also making it feel soft and moisturized.
- Minimizes Pores: Many of us make great efforts to minimize our pores, and French clay does this by removing impurities and toning and tightening the skin.
- Reduces Inflammation: Acne-sufferers can use this product to minimize the redness and swelling associated with angry breakouts.
- And more!
It's easy to see why green clay is often dubbed a miracle worker by beauty experts and shoppers alike, and Facetheory has chosen to blend a superfine version of this clay with premium face oils, chamomile, and green tea, which promises to gently cleanse and balance the skin without drying it out. For this reason, unlike traditional clay masks, you'll find that the Green Tea Face Mask MK2 never dries once applied.
How I Discovered Facetheory
I first discovered Facetheory 2 years ago now, and while I still shop around and try out new brands on occasion, the foundation of my skincare routine comes from Facetheory.
Since placing my first ever order with them back in August 2019, I've tried and tested loads of different products from their range, including their organic face cloths, cleansers, multi-purpose scrubs, moisturizers, primers, tools - well, you get the picture. I'm a big fan!
Overall, I'm really impressed with this mask, which leaves my skin feeling so unbelievably soft and refreshed after every use. Also, while Facetheory recommends using this product only twice a week, I have found it's gentle enough on skin to be used more frequently than that.
So, now it's time for the all-important question: Do I love it enough to re-order? *insert drumroll effect* Yes! I will definitely replace this product in the future when I (eventually) run out.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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