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Good Things Five-Minute Facial Mask

Just the other day we were discussing why women love, love, love face masks so much, and concluded:  generally, when we apply a face mask it’s almost the only time many of us get to sit back, soak beneath scented waters and do nada for – oooh, up to 20 minutes…  And the bonus is that many, many masks deliver rapid results to even the blah-iest complexion.

Sometimes, though, we just want a seriously fast fix.  So:  who couldn’t find five mins in the day, for Good Things Five Minute Facial Face Mask?  It’s from the range created by beauty journalist Alice Hart-Davis (tapping into her years of experience in the beauty biz).  Ostensibly it’s for younger (and even problem) skins, so we were a l-i-t-t-l-e bit nervous about what it might do to the superannuated complexions of Beauty Bible‘s more ‘mature’ team members – but despite being packed with green clay and kaolin (as well as skin-brightening, antioxidant-rich goji berry) it doesn’t set hard, really does perk up skin in the promised five minutes – and is even a little bit moisturising, we found.  (That’ll be the avocado.)

The mask has a pleasantly light, fruity fragrance:  we run a mile from over-fruitiness but there is, bizarrely, almost a ‘whiff-of-Guerlain’ about this!  (We’re thinking:  peaches, Mitsouko…)  Definitely more sophisticated than your average fruit-based mask, anyway.

Good Things is packed with naturals and ‘free from’ most nasties, and is an ideal ‘starter range’ for younger skins.  Unusually, though, this is one product that mothers may find themselves nicking from daughters, rather than the other way round.

UK:  click here to find Good Things Five-Minute Facial Mask/£5.99 for 100 ml at www.boots.co.uk