Last year a couple of blackheads popped up and I picked up a tube of Quick Fix Facials exfoliating scrub mask specifically for busting blackheads and blocked pores.
A bit about Quick Fix Facials
They aren’t a brand I see mentioned often so here’s a quick introduction. Quick Fix Facials are a UK based company who sell a line of facial products.
The packaging is bright and clean and I like that it’s in a tube because it’s clean and more hygienic.
It contains pink rose clay to carry out a deep clean, glycolic acid for balancing out your skin tone and pomegranate extract with contains antioxidants and anti-aging properties.
The mask itself is pinkish, smells a bit like play-dough (that’s not a bad thing as far as I’m concerned), is fairly thick and has plenty of exfoliating granules in it.
You apply the mask to damp skin and rub it into problem areas for a couple of minutes before leaving it for about 10 minutes.
I’ve found that the mask seems to ‘disappear’ during the 10 minutes. I don’t mean that it disappears entirely but a lot of the product, minus the granules, seems to not be there by the time you come to wash it off. Unlike other face masks I’ve used that set this doesn’t make my skin feel tight.
The result is clean, radiant looking skin and it leaves me feeling like my skin has had a good deep clean and is refreshed.
In terms of removing blackheads, I did have to use it a couple of times before it got rid of them. I don’t know whether maybe they were particularly stubborn blackheads because I don’t usually get them. My point is, it works and I don’t think it’s the worst thing in the world if you have to chill out and use a face mask a couple of times.
The tube says that it contains 10 facials but I must have used it more times than that and I still have some left.
In short: A high quality deep cleaning exfoliating mask that is fantastic value for money.
Is it cruelty free: Yes. I’ve been in touch with the marketing company for Quick Fix Facials who said: ‘None of the range is tested on animals, nor are any of the ingredients.’ and they went on to say they do not sell in China, where animal testing is mandatory.
Price: £3.30 from Boots (Price correct on 04/08/2014) – So that’s 33p per mask if you get 10 out of the tube and I’m sure I’ve used it more than 10 times.
Would I repurchase / recommend? Yes to both. It’s high-street, so it’s easy to get hold of, it’s affordable, cruelty free and high quality.