Saturday, 6 August 2016

Ole Henriksen Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask Review

I tend to steer away from reviewing miscellaneous individual products as opposed to specific new releases and collections, but I just couldn't help myself when it came to the Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask by Ole Henriksen, it is really special.


This mask is a real pleasure to use. It smells absolutely gorgeous: like citrus fruits and honey. It's a silky smooth, thin cream with exfoliating sugar granules in it. I'd say the closest thing I can compare the texture to is syrup. You massage it into your face - I do for around 5 minutes - and then leave it on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing.  I love that it's easy to rinse off too! I use other exfoliants and face masks that are so difficult to get off. I often use a face mask before bed so it's nice to have a reasonably quick routine compared to ending up having to really scrub my face to get the mask off when I'm trying to wind down. I was so impressed with how effective this mask is, that I did my research on the ingredients to find out why this works. 
This mask is very hydrating, containing sugar, an ingredient which naturally draws moisture from it's environment***. It also contains pomegranate seeds, which are also hydrating as they contain Vitamin C*, as well as helping to firm and rejuvenate skin. Vitamin C is also reported to aid the healing of scars**, which is really very important to me as I used to have acne, and admittedly have a really terrible habit of picking and squeezing pimples, both of which leave scars.
The Sugar Glow Mask helps prevent and reduce pimples very effectively. Honey is naturally anti-bacterial, so is a key ingredient in preventing and reducing break outs^. Pimples are caused by bacteria clogging oil glands* in the skin, and exfoliating is obviously very important at prevent/treating break outs because it unclogs your pores. Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an excellent exfoliant. The sugar exfoliates dead skin cells away and leaves fresh, healthy skin underneath***. I love how soft and smooth my skin feels after using this, it's a really significant improvement texture-wise.
The exfoliating property is very, very evident in the results. This mask really lights up my skin. The honey in this product is also a great glow booster^, meaning my complexion has a glow that actually lasts. I really love it! As well as my skin looking really glowing and healthy, I've definitely noticed I'm getting fewer break outs and old scars and stubborn spot marks dramatically fade after each use. My skin is generally clearer, especially since I've been using this in conjunction with salicylic acid skincare!  This product was sent to me, but I'll definitely be repurchasing. I highly, highly recommend giving this a go! Check it out here.
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