Thursday, September 17, 2009

Avon 'Planet Spa' Hawaiian Thermal Volcano Warming Face Mask

I am a big fan of face masks and I have to say that this is one of the most interesting face masks that I own.

First off, it's almost like it's not even a face mask, more like a super, creamy face wash that heats when rubbed or in contact with water. This mask doesn't dry like traditional clay or 'gel' masks that you peel or rinse off. It stays more tacky and sticky to the touch but you can feel it opening your pores and working to stimulate the facial skin (or wherever you apply it). It has macadamia nut oil, which leaves my skin feeling moisturized and smooth.

Pros - Warming, feels like it increases circulation, relaxing, nice/soothing scent (not overpowering), washes clean, affordable, one bottle lasts a long time, moisturizing, smoothing.

Cons - Gets really warm when rubbed or when water touches it, could be very shocking or uncomfortable for some. The exfoliating particles might annoy those with sensitive skin, due to the fact that the pores are being opened by the warmth.

In the directions, it says to use this mask once daily but I think that's far too much, once a week would be better.

Overall, I really recommend this to people that like face masks and don't have incredibly sensitive skin (I think the combined heat and exfoliation would be too much for that skin type). I like that it's not a traditional face mask and that it is a twist on what we have come to expect from them.

Avon doesn't send this anymore but you can still get it from people who are selling it on eBay or other sites. Give it a chance!

What face masks do you suggest or recommend? Any favorites or secret recipes?

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