Review of Korres Thyme Honey Moisturising and Revitalising Mask
11 October 2009
As I mentioned on my last Korres review I was kindly sent this mask in my selection of products to try but I didn't try it straight away as I tend to do a mask on a Saturday and Sunday as I don't have time often during the week.
The Thyme Honey Moisturising and Revitalising Mask is for normal to dry skin. It comes in a heavy glass jar with a screw top lid and you get 40ml of product for £16.00, you can buy it loads of places but I was looking on Lookfantastic this morning and they have it here Thyme Honey Moisture Mask.
As you know I do have eczema on my face so I have to be careful what I use. I tried the Thyme Honey Mask yesterday evening as I am fine using honey products on my skin and I really love the smell of honey (actually I fancy some honey toast now) and it also contains spirulina which Dr Gillian McKeith is always going on about, although to be fair she does go on about eating it rather than putting it on your face, but one step at a time Gillian! The brand also uses a lot of natural ingredients and is dermalogically tested, has no parabens or mineral oil. Since the Ponds cream I hated was full of mineral oil I think that is why my skin did not like it.
The product claims that "your complexion will be left looking radiant and glowing with health" which frankly I could do with at the moment. I mentioned the other day that I had a couple of whiteheads but now I am just trying to keep control of the dryness, as good as the wild rose moisturiser is at the end of the day the flakes seem to be coming on my big eczema hot spot which is under my nose. I can't use the Neutrogena mask that I bought the other day until it has gone in case I damage my skin as those products are a lot harsher. The weather is stripping all of the moisture out of my skin and I need a boost. I think I should have been born in Rio, not cold windy Blighty!
The packaging looks classy, my colleague saw it and was impressed, she also really liked the scent which I agree, it does smell very strongly of honey but it also has a deeper more fruity scent which I am guessing might be the quince? I am not sure, but to an uneducated nose like mine it does smell like honey mixed with a hint of bakewell tarts which is yummy but it isn't overpowering.
You are supposed to cleanse your face then apply the mask and leave for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water and put on a moisturiser. The only thing I did differently was to leave it on for 20 minutes. The consistency of the mask is different to how you would expect, it looks really thick in the tub but when you apply it a sheer layer just melts into yourskin, I have swatched a blob of it below so hopefully you can kind of see what I mean.
My verdict - I really love this mask and I don't have any niggles or complaints. The main thing is that I definitely notice a difference in my skin after using it. A long hard day at work staring at a computer screen with aircon blasting at me, then the tube and train and then walking home near main roads, I must be a pollution magnet and none of these things are good for my eczema but this really makes my skin look moist and dewy after using it. I am so impressed with Korres, I had not imagined that they would be this good. Apparently you can get their products in TK Maxx so I plan on going and having a look since I really want to try a lip butter.
Has anyone used the plum or pomegranite lip butter?