Mask Graveyard - Testing out Iroha Nature Face Masks!

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Before I start, I'd just like to give a shout out to those bloggers that can consistently produce 'Empties' posts - this was my first experience photographing products that are completely finished and, I must say, it's incredibly difficult to position them in a way in which they don't look like they've just emerged from a bin. 

But, anyway, the real focus of today's post is to explore these face masks, which were kindly provided to me by Iroha Nature (a brand I'd never heard of prior to their communications with me) for testing. I received quite an array of products to review from two different ranges, so I'm here to give you the downlow on these and which ones are worth the purchase.

The DETOX range (with charcoal):
Charcoal is so useful for drawing bacteria, dirt and impurities to the very surface of the skin, fighting those pesky blemishes and improving the complexion. 

The claim(s) for this range: 
  • Detoxifying power in just 15 minutes
  • Helps remove blackheads and impurities
Now, we've all seen those 'black mask' disaster stories circulating around the online community, hence why I wasn't as eager to try out this one as the others. However, I did actually enjoy my experience with it - the results were clear, given my smoother nose and chin area, and it wasn't anywhere near as painful to remove as I'd imagined. I will say though, the smell is slightly off putting and glue-like, so just be aware of that before you consider purchasing.
Overall Score: 4/5

Black Tissue Mask*:(£4.99)
I love a good sheet mask - they're so practical and a lot of the ones I've used so far have really been remarkable. However, with this one, I didn't notice too much of a difference in my skin's texture, nor in my blemishes - I was quite disappointed, to say the least, as, for the price, it should have made a lot more of a difference than it did. On the other hand, the fit of the mask wasn't bad at all (considering the fact that I have a really weird nose shape, I'm fairly impressed), so if that's a dealbreaker for you then, don't worry, you're covered.
Overall Score: 2/5

Nose Detox Strips*:(£5.99)
I didn't quite understand the function of these to be honest, as they do pretty much the same job as the peeling mask, except you recieve 5 strips for just £5.99, which is very reasonable. They apply very easily with warm water and, again, removed any excesss blackheads and/or accumulated by the nose. It did leave a little bit of debris behind, which was an absolute pain to remove, even after another cleansing of the face.
Overall Score: 3/5



The BRIGHTENING range (with lemon):
Lemon, overtime, can help fight acne and, being absolutely rich in Vitamin C, will help to fade dark spots and brighten a dull complexion.

The claim(s) for this range: 
  • Powerful antioxidant treatment
  • Brighter and healthier look
Although the price is slightly high, I can't deny the fact that I was quite keen on this mask. My skin LOVES brightening products, and this one really did work, giving me not only a healthy glow, but also a less patchy face. I noticed these changes IMMEDIATELY after use - if you ever wanted to fast track your way to beautiful skin, this would be the answer to all of your problems.
Overall Score: 4/5

Hydrogel Patches (Anti-Fatigue)*:(£6.99)
Being someone with a naturally light undereye area, I wasn't convinced that these hydrogel patches could do anything for me at all. However, I was wrong, as these quickly became my favourites out of all of the products I had the pleasure of testing. After implimenting them into my routine, I was so pleased with the results - my eyes looked a lot bigger, as they were less puffy and red. This, if stored in the fridge, can also offer that extra soothing and hydrating burst that everyone looks for, especially in the morning, so I highly recommend these patches.
Overall Score: 5/5

Conclusion: 
I have really been enjoying playing with these over the last while and have mixed emotions on a lot of the products. Despite this, the one thing I can definitely be sure of is that the 'Lemon Range' is wonderful and has done remarkable things for my skin, and could do the same for yours. So, for anybody that needs to brighten a dull complexion or just appear more 'alive' (even when you're feeling dead), I recommend that you do check these products out.


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What was your favourite product mentioned today?

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x

51 comments:

  1. I really need that anti-fatigue mask right about now. It sounds amazing and I'm so tired with all my exams right now. x Nikita

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    1. Awe babes, good luck, if you need anything just ask me! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  2. Yaaay, they look interesting! All of them! I would like to try them too ✿

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    1. Do give them a try Gabrielle, especially the lemon range! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  3. Oo the black masks scare me too because I saw a video on youtube of this girl literally tugging it off her face! But glad to hear that this one isn't the same, thanks for sharing girlie xx

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    1. Thanks very much for reading hun! x I've seen those around a lot, women and men in so much pain due to the strong grip of these masks. But it wasn't like that for me, however, I recommend only applying it to the nose, forehead and chin. Avoid the under eye, whatever you do - it is very sensitive! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  4. I have been wanting to try an Anti-Fatigue mask but I've been a little skeptical about their claims! Now I will have to pick one up! That charcoal thing you (and other commenters) talked about, I had no idea they could be so awful! I am now warned, so thank you!

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    1. Anti Fatigue masks are my lifeline - I love the effects that they have, especially in the morning, just to wake those tired eyes up! x And yes, there are a lot of black charcoal peel off masks out there from cheap brands such as 'Shills' that will only rip off layers of your skin and cause you pain. So if you eventually do wish to purchase a black mask, best off going with this one! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  5. I absolutely love masks! I am always wanting a new one! I am especially drawn to anything glowy or detoxifying. Great, thorough review!

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    1. The lemon range leaves the skin gorgeous and glowing Kayla, I highly recommend! x Thank you, so glad you enjoyed! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  6. I love love love charcoal masks. Especially peel off ones. These look awesome, great post ��

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    1. Charcoal masks are pretty bomb - I was really worried about the peel off black mask but thank god, it was nowhere near like in the videos! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  7. This is really interesting! Reading about that charcoal mask, though, makes me want one! Thanks for sharing this!

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  8. This is really interesting! Reading about that charcoal mask, though, makes me want one! Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Thanks very much for reading Kate! Yes, everyone's curious about the black charcoal masks! If you really want to know what they're like, feel free to pick one up! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  9. Like the sound of the brightening mask 🙂
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    1. It really was a favourite Kathy! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  10. Those look fab! Loved the post
    M x

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    1. SO glad you liked it Matti! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  11. I love the charcoal mask too. I will try it.

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    1. You should - be careful with the brand that you buy though. If you buy Iroha, you'll be just fine! x
      lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  12. Great blog post, the brightening face masks sound really interesting, but I'm not a fan of sheet masks! I feel like they're just going to slip off my face and they don't seem to ever fit properly! :(

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    1. I understand you concerns there Sarah - occasionally, I do pick up face masks that have a HORRIBLE fit and don't feel right on my face at all. However, here, Iroha Nature actually did quite well for the sizes. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  13. I am going to have to say that my favorite was the hydrogel patches. I also have a very light undereye, but I do have a little puffiness. Guaranteed this is something I am going to have to try. Great read!

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    1. Thanks very much for reading Nena, glad you share the same favourite as myself! Those patches are remarkable - they got 5/5 for a reason! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  14. In a busy and tech based world, we need this every week! They are also great gift ideas as well. Thanks for the heads up.

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    1. Yess, loved this comment Yeu. I also agree - I love receiving little pampering goodies as gifts.x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  15. I really want to try out the charcoal mask! Lovely post!

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    1. Thanks so much, do try it out if you reckon you'd enjoy it!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  16. Great post! They look so interesting! xx
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    1. Thanks a lot Khanak - so glad you enjoyed it! Of course, I'll stop by just now! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  17. A few of the Iroha Nature face masks, I'll definitely considering trying. One thing I would say is the size of the actually facial product is slightly concerning. The retail price is £6.99 yet the packaging is so minimal. Anyways, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Completely agreed with you on that one - I did mention a couple of times that I disagreed with the price points. For one face mask, it's a bit much. xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  18. Oh these masks looks wonderfull. I love everthing with a lemon and products which helps to bright my skin. I definitely want to try them out :D

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    1. Lemon is one of my favourite skincare ingredients too Karolinka! x I love a bright, healthy glow on my face! Thanks for reading! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  19. Some interesting sounding products here. I have never heard of the brand. And yes, I struggle to make my empties look pretty xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. Thanks so much for reading Sal. You know you ALWAYS (somehow) manage to make them into a piece of artwork! xxx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  20. How fun to learn about new products. I just did a charcoal mask last night.

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    1. Isn't it just! How did that experience go for you? x
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      Marina Rosie xx

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  21. Lovely review! The lemon range sounds awesome x

    Laura
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    1. Thanks so much Laura, so glad you enjoyed the review and the lemon range! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  22. Haha i agree, shooting product after having used is always a challenge, but hey at least shows you tried it all out and are giving an honest review! Thanks for sharing, I'm always looking for new face masks!

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    1. SO glad you understand where I'm coming from Jana - It's a nightmare! x Also psyched to see you here, I love your blog. Thanks for reading! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  23. Especially after turning 40 I've been using more and more face masks. Can't wait to give some of these a try. Especially the detox or brightening formulas

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    1. Yass Alison, you go girl! I've always loved facemasks for that little boost of concentrated skincare goodness! The lemon range is amazing, you should definitely give that a go. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  24. I like the sound of the 'brightening range' as my skin is always dull and patchy. Glad you noticed a visible difference x

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    1. Mine can be quite dull and patchy too, Ana - it really helped! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  25. awesome article... had a good read and thanks for sharing

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    1. So glad you enjoyed reading it! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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  26. Perhaps, I should try the highest rates products you've already tried! Thank you for trying those for us so we'll save money. Haha

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    1. Exactly Jane - it's what I'm here for! I wouldn't want you guys buying products and them being awful, so may as well try them out first and give you my thoughts! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie xx

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