I picked up a couple of lovely products on Thursday whilst mooching in the TK Maxx beauty section – one of those products being – Good Things Blemish Control Gel Mask.
I haven’t heard of the brand Good Things, which I think is one of the great things about shopping in TK Maxx, it has the potential of opening you up to a lot of brands that you may not normally have considered.
The product claims to help tackle blemishes, excess oil and spots – all of skin complaints I suffer with a bout of here and there.
I am normally a clay mask type of girl, so the fact that it was gel based I wasn’t too sure of, so I umm’ed and ahh’ed a little before finally taking the plunge.
However what finally sold it for me was the fact that the mask contains no Parabens, Mineral Oils, SLS’s and animal ingredients. It’s also suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans too.
The mask ingredients are made up of extracts mango and lychee, together with witch hazel – which is especially known for its calming and soothing properties, willow bark which I hadn’t known before is full of salicylic acid. Salicylic Acid is kind of a wonder ingredient found in most products nowadays and is known for helping to remove excess skin build up by gently exfoliating the skin, and helping to unclog pores.
After cleansing my face, I followed the instructions and applied an even layer all over my skin being careful to avoid delicate eye and lip areas. I did get some of the mask on the top of my lip, word of warning it does tingle quite a bit however it quickly eased once I removed it.
It’s a very cool feeling mask, which I was suprised by being gel based. I have tried other gel based masks before and have found they tend to sit on the skin and warm to your normal temperature, which hasn’t really given me confidence that the mask is working its magic.
The blend of ingredients in this mask provides a very stimulating facial experience, the mask lightly tingles whilst it sets, I left it on for around 10 minutes and then removed it using my muslin cloth.
My skin felt lovely after use, absolutely no tightness whatsoever… I followed up with a facial oil afterwards.
This morning my skin feels great, again no tightness or overly greasy feeling – just really normal feeling if that’s makes sense.
Recommended use of the mask is twice per week, which I’m going to keep up to see how I get on. I bought the mask for £2.99 however I have since found out it is normally £4.99. Other products from Good Things can be purchased from Boots and Sainsburys online or like me, go take a chance and have a mooch at TK Maxx!
Also after browsing the website, price point on most other products ranges between £4.99 – £7.99 which is fantastic value for products which contain beneficial ingredients for the skin.
Reading a little more on the website they talk about the products being aimed more at young skin – I would say don’t be put off by this, as in my view it’s never too late to start looking after your skin and granted whilst you won’t reverse the hands of time, you can with good diet, drinking water to stay hydrated and with maintaining a great skincare routine improve the overall appearance of your skin….
The Good Things brand was created by Alice Hart Davis, a British journalist and beauty writer for most of the well known newspapers and magazines.
If you have used Good Things – which ones are your favourite products and why?
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