Quick Fix Facials Calming Clay Mask review

Quick fix sensitive clay mask close up. Available in Boots.

The other weekend I visited a friend in York. The weather was absolutely stunning, but unfortunately that meant that I caught the sun! I picked up this handy little face mask to help cool and soothe my skin. Suffering from a few little bumps, it was high time I treated myself but was this mask up to the task?

Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t think this mask would take away my rosey cheeks! However, the thought of calming chamomile was all too much to resist – especially since my face resembled and angry tomato. Surely a quick mask was better than leaving my skin to boil?

Whats in the mask?
As soon as I saw kaolin clay on the ingredients list, I got excited! I absolutely love kaolin clay as it makes my skin super smooth. You’ll find this in a lot of masks these days. The clay dries on the skin but offers tons of moisture.

As mentioned briefly before, chamomile also makes an appearance. A herbal remedy to treat just about every skincare issue, chamomile promises to alleviate all skin woes. It’s mainly used in products for sensitive skin, as it’s quite mild but still gets the job done!

Rose absolute is also in here… apparently! I like my rose products to smell like I’m stood at Juliette’s balcony. I’m a real rose fan, but this was sorely lacking if I’m honest. The cream smells a little clinical, nothing like rose or chamomile, which did leave me skeptical.

Final verdict
For £3.99 I didn’t expect much, but it still managed to disappoint me. This face mask felt like a pore clogging moisturiser. The kind that doesn’t sink in and doesn’t actually feel as if it’s working. I left this face mask on for long over the recommended time and it didn’t dry up like regular clay masks; I was honestly sat wondering why I even bothered with it.

You know me, I’ll try something twice to make sure I’m giving a fair review. Unfortunately even after two uses I felt no difference. My skin did not feel soft or cleansed.

This facemask was never going to take away all of the redness on my cheeks, but it didn’t even even make any change to my skin. I still had my pesky dry nose, which made me question how much kaolin clay was actually in the mask. Usually clay masks sort me out completely!

I also still had numerous red bumps on my chin, which simply wouldn’t budge. I expected the chamomile to at least make them look a little less ‘red sequin dress’ and a bit more ‘shy piglet’ but no, after washing off the mask on two occasions there they still were.

I wouldn’t purchase this facemask again, but I am interested in trying the rest of the range. This might sound a bit silly, but the truth is that skincare can be so hit and miss!

This didn’t work for me, so I can’t say I recommend it, but I wouldn’t let that put you off exploring the range. There’s a few mud masks from Quick Fix that are supposed to be great, so maybe they’ve just toned this one down since it’s for sensitive skin? I’ll have to do some more shopping in-depth blogger investigations ;)!

Pop back soon for another Quick Fix review, I’m determined to find the right mask!

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  1. Amy
    June 3, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    Your probably right to question how much mud is in them. It can be pricey so they “muddy” it down (instead of water it down) x
    Im not really a facemask girl but I do like a mud pack, will have to stay on the hunt for a good one x

  2. June 3, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    Ouch! There’s nothing worse than getting a product expecting so much and it being a disappointment. Thankfully it was only £3.99 it could of been a lot worse

  3. June 3, 2016 / 6:09 pm

    Oh I wasn’t a big fan of these, I had the whole range but it was pretty mediocre, nothing extreme in results at all. xo

  4. June 9, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    I don’t use face masks so I don’t really know alot about them. I am sorry that you were so disappointed with this product, maybe it works better on different skin types???

  5. June 9, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    I’ve not tried this before but it sounds lovely – thanks for sharing x