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Beauty Mark It Results: Marvelous Masks

One of my simple pleasures in life is a weekly facial mask ritual, and so for last week's Beauty Mark It challenge, I asked you to review your favorite/not so favorite Product Review Site. Whether they be gels, creams, acne reducers, or firming enhancers, luxurious facial masks make me feel like a queen — well, for a few minutes, at least.

I loved reading everybody's opinions, and the following three reviews really stood out:

  • Clarins Truly Matte Pure and Radiant Mask ($27) — "Clarins is known for their gentle yet effective natural skincare. This Truly Matte Pure and Radiant Mask is one of their best products. Gentle enough for my dry and sensitive skin, it works like a vacuum to clean out yucky pores. I love applying it with a brush after a hot steamy shower."
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  • The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Face Mask ($15.50) — "Fantabulous, this is! It smells strong and makes your face bright green, yes, but it also sucks the oil out of your skin like no other. It's a bit difficult to remove, so I use a washcloth or exfoliating cloth to scrub it off. It can be kind of drying, but it's great as a weekly or twice-weekly mask for oily or blemish-prone skin."
  • Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser / Mask ($7.00) — "The benzoyl peroxide in this works well when you leave it on as a mask, but watch out for lots of dryness afterwards. Slightly irritating if you are sensitive. If you need a quick fix for some breakouts, this may work but be ready for a bit of flakiness for a few days."

Thanks to all of you who added your two cents with your fabulous star ratings, particularly our three readers — check your inboxes for a Sugar gift! So, go on over to the product reviews site, and do a little perusin' and reviewin' of your own. And don't forget to enter to win a trip to San Francisco!

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sobe101 sobe101 8 years
Those last 2 sound really good for my oily skin. But I'm not really into flaking for a few days, lol.
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 8 years
I like Burt's Bees French Green Clay Mask. It leaves my skin so soft, even though you have to mix it yourself.
kimmyfox kimmyfox 8 years
I adore my Clarins mask. It honestly gives my skin a bit of glow.
ahamila ahamila 8 years
Queen Helene's Mint Julep mask. Hands down fave!
jessanne jessanne 8 years
Hey, don't knock the mint julep mask!!! LOL I can't comment on the Clarins and Body Shop masks but I will definitely try them soon. The Neutrogena mask/cleaner is an amazing bi weekly or weekly option if you want to kill all that scary bacteria. :)
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
Neutrogena Cleanser/Mask is my secret weapon! I use it for spot treatment and mask but not as a daily cleanser b/c it does dry you out.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I remember the days of my mint julep masks. Hahaha. I might have to try using two at once. Maybe the tea trea on my t zone and another moisturizing one everywhere else-two tone. Ha.
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 8 years
i love the AVON pore reducer mask, i even use it when i have a small pimple, i put it overnight and it work wonders.
missyd missyd 8 years
I use the Body Shop Tea Tree Oil mask twice weekly as my skin is SUUUPPPEEERRRR oily. It seems to help a bit. If nothing else, it leaves your skin feeling SO refreshed
solstice solstice 8 years
Although I love Queen Helene's variety of masks, it looks like I might try out Body Shop's mask!
Renee3327 Renee3327 8 years
I use the Neutrogena one more as a spot treatment than a mask. As a mask it burns my skin but if I dab it on breakouts and leave it for a bit, it really helps clear it up.
NurseDeAnna NurseDeAnna 8 years
That Neutrogena Cleanser/Mask is the devil.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
Ahhh I cannot recommend the Body Shop mask highly enough. It's wonderful!!
blackmagicrose blackmagicrose 8 years
Add me in as another that wants to try the Body Shop mask. Might need to head to their site and buy it now.
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
Me too.
writerjenna writerjenna 8 years
I've been meaning to try the Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Mask!
psychobabble psychobabble 8 years
I love the Body Shop's Tea Tree Mask, but I haven't used it since I got married- I'm afraid the green witch face will scare DH!
emalove emalove 8 years
I want to try the Clarins sister swears by their products.
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