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Model Skincare Secret: Deep Cleansing Masks

For as long as I’ve been modelling (almost eleven years? Or is it twelve?) I’ve been using clay masks to help draw out impurities and keep my skin clear. I do find that you have to be a little bit organised with clay-based masks; they can be absolute dynamite at bringing all of the skin-crap to the surface. (Yes, “skin-crap” is a proper, medical phrase. Ahem.)

I must have tried dozens of deep cleansing masks, but the five shown in the video below are my current favourites and most-used. I’d say that the Omorovicza is my absolute “gold star” product, but I do use the Liz Earle very regularly too. The Glam Glow is properly, properly heavy-duty (Mr AMR loves this one!) and the Aromatherapy Associates version is a joy to use. The Neutrogena is the cheapest, and it has quite a tingle due to the (I think completely unnecessary) addition of menthol to the formula. Oh well, you get what you pay for, I suppose, and it’s £3.99! I still use it loads, but I do wish that people wouldn’t stick in extra bits and bobs just to make us feel as though the product is working!

All of the links are beneath the video pane – hope you enjoy this one. Deep Cleansing really is one of my top “model skincare secrets”!

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Products Shown:

Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask, £57 (5% off first order with newsletter sign-up and 10% back in loyalty points, free samples)http://tinyurl.com/d55seva

Neutrogena 2-in-1 Mask, £3.99: http://tidd.ly/61117fce

Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask, £14 with cloths! http://goo.gl/7Ut1H

Aromatherapy Associates Deep Cleansing Mask, £32.50 with free worldwide delivery: http://tidd.ly/f4355f64

Glam Glow Mask, £49.99 with free worldwide delivery: http://tidd.ly/770fe2af

GADI Minerals Deep Sea Mask, £49.99: http://tidd.ly/8c402b4b

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  1. OMG! That’s £57 spent! I must have the omorovicza mask, it is exactly what I need at the moment, I can recommend the sanctuary 5min detox mask as well, it’s good as a maintenance product I love to use it after the sanctuary micro dermabrasion exfoliator which I absolutely adore, I’ve never has such soft smooth skin after using it, it is addictive though !!!
    Oh dear I’ll never be rich lol! Xxxx

  2. Hi Ruth!

    This is my first time commenting on your posts, but I have been following your website and Facebook updates for about 2 months now! I’m so glad I found someone (a supermodel nonetheless!) who gives such unbiased reviews about products that they use! And it helps that you’re funny too :D
    I’m going to the Caribbean in May (10 days – woohoo!) and I looked up skin care whilst in sun on your website. I bought a bunch of stuff (well, 3 actually, but it seems like a ‘bunch’ because of the total bill :D ) on lookfantastic.com. But sadly couldn’t find l’Occitane’s Angelica anywhere. I’ll keep looking though.
    Coming to this post: I use facial masks myself, but I mostly buy them from Lush. Have you used their products? Any recommendations?

    Thanks! xx

  3. I’ve gotten curious about that Omorovicza brand. Some other people have been raving about their products as well and now I find out they’re bloody expensive.
    In the name of research I’m going to apply for a ‘beauty loan/support system’.

  4. I’ve been looking for a good mask and I think I’ll be giving the Liz Earle a go! Also, have you tried face detox mask by elemental herbology? I use it once a week and it really draws out the week’s pollution and other crappy things from the skin!

  5. Great Post Ruth, have been looking forward to one on the subject of the masks! bit obsessed with this part of my beauty regime. You’ve persuaded me to try the GlamGlow as you’ve mentioned it in a previous post…the Omorovicza mask sounds amazing! need something that’ll brighten. your skin is flawless!!!

  6. Ruth I think you are completely hilarious is writing especially! Your choice for studies is excellent, honestly. I think if you ever write a book or they choose you for some magazine articles I would totally be a fan:)

  7. Love the GlamGlow too! But it REALLY does tingle !

    I’m hesitating since many months to try Omorovicza, but like Phil i think that they’re really expensive… what do you think about the products in the travel kit ? (and why not review it when you come back ? ;) )

    • I have all the products in the travel kit already ,they are all great! Yes, they are very expensive but a beautifully indulgent treat. I’ll try to flag up when they have special deals on, hopefully that will make it a little less hard on the pocket! The mask and the Hungary Mist are my all-time faves. They also happen to be the cheapest products in the range, weirdly! x

      • Thanks !
        Which one do you think is the best cleanser ? Emma Hardie or Omorovicza ? (both balms ?)
        Do you think the Omorovicza illuminating moisturiser too rich for a dehydrated skin ?
        I need a present-to-self and can’t decide if i want the Emma hardie or the Omorovicza trial kit ! (Even if it’s not the same budget !)

        • @Camille gun to my head, Emma Hardie for the cleansing balm, but the trial kit would be an amazing way of trying the range. If you have dehydrated skin then you’ll find the moisturisers to be a total dream! I spritz with the Queen of Hungary mist before applying! x

          • I just bought the Queen of Hungary Mist; the thermal cleansing balm; the radiance serum and bb cream from omorovicza AND the Emma hardie starter kit ! ^^ So i can’t test everything !
            No buy till…Christmas at least ! If i’m able to resist temptation ! :)
            Thank you for your advice, and hope you enjoyed your trip to LA !

          • Wonderful thanks Camille! Oooh, I hope you love the Omorovicza as much as I do! xx

  8. Are the ones from The Body Shop any good?

  9. Hi Ruth!
    Slightly off topic but i really like your pink top! Can you let me where its from? Thanks!

  10. Hi Ruth,

    I have a question for you, your recently doing reviews on clay mask and there effectiveness and I wanted to ask if you’ve tried Lancome products? also they have a clay mask called purifying pore clay mask, have you tested this one? I greatly appreciate your feedback on this.


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