It was Trinny Woodall who put me on to Andalou Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask (£9.99) – when she said it was one of the masks she has on her mask rota system. I must admit, I had never heard of it.
It may look (and smell) like baby food, but Andalou Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask – a blend of organic pumpkin, which is rich in beta carotene, Manuka honey and citrus glycolic AHA – is designed to gently dissolve and lift away dull surface cells. At the same time, it exfoliates and resurfaces the skin to produce an even tone and smooth texture, and its Fruit Stem Cell Complex helps revitalise for a brighter, more luminous complexion.
I must admit, I was a little anxious the first time I used it as it felt a little uncomfortable on my cheeks – where I am prone to redness. The sensation that my cheeks were heating up got me worried that the mask was triggering a flare-up, and I was tempted to remove it before the prescribed 10-20 minutes’ wear was up.
However, each time I’ve used Andalou Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask, I’ve been glad I have. My skin may look slightly red immediately upon rinsing it off but once it settles down again, a few minutes after removal, it looks bright and clear – if a little bit dry. It’s definitely worth giving it a try!