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Skincare Review : Olay Aquaction

Olay Aquaction review, Olay Acquaction range

During my recent travels, when I landed in Scotland, it was (unsurprisingly) F-F-F-FREEZING.  My skin immediately felt the effects of the long flights, the plunging temperatures and gas central heating and it literally started cracking up!

I was like – WTF?  I have family and friends to catch up with who I haven’t seen for almost 4 years!!  WHY ME?!!  I can’t let them see me looking like a frumpy bum!!!

Luckily, the smart cookie inside me must have anticipated this because before I left Hong Kong to head to UK, I had picked up a few products from the Olay Aquaction range and they miraculously saved my skin and it was back to normal in a matter of days.


boa Detoxifying Mask With Tasmanian Kelp

The skincare brand Botanics of Australia, boa, is another Australian brand I have been introduced to since I started beauty blogging.  The team at boa sent me a few products to review on The Best Beauty Blog and I squealed with delight when I saw that there was a face mask amongst the products – boa Detoxifying Mask With Tasmanian Kelp.  For me, face masks equate to a time to relax, de-stress and pamper oneself.

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What boa Say

Restore your senses and revive your skin with this soothing and detoxifying mask. The extracts of Tasmanian Kelp help nourish and stimulate the microcirculation in the skin helping to restore the skin’s balance. Suitable for all skin types.

Product Ingredients



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How I Use It



white fask mask, boa

After cleansing my face and allowing it to air dry, I apply a thick layer of boa Detoxifying Mask With Tasmanian Kelp onto my face, making sure that I avoid the delicate eye area.  The mask starts to dry out after 20 minutes and during that time, I will chill out either by reading blogs or chatting to my Twitter friends.  Afterwards, I will rinse off the mask with warm water and a clean face flannel.  For reviewing purposes, I have been using this every 3 days – but otherwise, I would probably use this once a week.

My Opinions

Packaged in a soft pink squeezy tube, I anticipated the fun I would have with this face mask.  In fact, the first time I cracked it open was in a road trip to Great Ocean Road with a group of friends.  My girl-friend and I enjoyed making the guys feel somewhat uncomfortable with our white-face-masked faces!  (Some guys just don’t understand the necessity of face masks in every girl’s life!)

I noticed an instant tingling and cooling effect upon application of boa Detoxifying Mask – this would be soothing for dry, cracked patches of skin, perhaps caused by the Winter season.  As the face mask dries out, you will notice that speaking is more difficult.  After washing off the mask, my skin felt refreshed and revitalised.  It did not dry out nor cause my skin to break out!  LIKE!!

Unfortunately, I did not like the smell.  It has a soapy, plasticky smell – which reminds me of a cheap eyeshadow palette I own.

Likes :  Affordable face mask which refreshes and revitalises
Dislikes :  Smells like cheap eyeshadow
RRP :  $15.95 (or $10.95 at http://www.fashionaddict.com.au)

boa Detoxifiying Mask With Tasmanian Kelp is a purse-friendly face mask, suitable for all skin types and definitely performs well with replenishing skin, but the scent needs to improve for me to repurchase.

For more information, please visit http://www.botanicsofaustralia.com.au