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Instagram Worthy Skin With New NUXE Insta-Masques

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The latest NUXE skincare launch is a range of Insta-Masques, appropriately named as they work in only two minutes. The Insta title is also apt for how wonderfully Instagram worthy they make the skin.

I’m a fan of NUXE as a brand and when I heard about this launch I felt almost as though the products had been designed for me. Although I’m strict with my skincare routine, incorporating face masks just isn’t something I’ve ever quite mastered. I use them, sure. In fact, I enjoy popping one on almost every Sunday without fail, but it’s only that, a weekly occurance.

Every Sunday after a face mask, I ask myself why I don’t use them more regularly. The good ones make such a positive difference to my skin that I swear to myself that I’ll make time in the week. That is, until the next Sunday roles around and I’m chastising myself once again. Time is the one thing that stands in the way of my skin and a twice-weekly face mask. By the time I remember, it’s usually bedtime and delaying sleep by 15 minutes seems like too much of a sacrifice. Yes, I’m serious.

Although I was eager to try the range, part of me was sceptical whether a mask could actually work effectively in just two minutes. Well, because of how convenient they are, it’s safe to say that I’ve tried and tested them more than enough times to form a conclusive opinion.


If you’ve read my recent thoughts on the Pixi Glow Tonic range, you’ll know just how much I love glow-getting skincare. I’m always looking for products that will help me avoid dull skin, and this claims to do just that, by adding radiance. A bonus is that the activated charcoal works to remove impurities too.

This goes on like a normal face mask, but doesn’t change in texture until you begin to rinse it away, at which point the thick gel transforms into a lotion. Despite wondering whether two minutes really would be enough time, this one is extremely effective and I’d warn against keeping it on for any longer than that.

Applying face masks in the morning is a luxury I’ve never had the time for before. The detoxifying and glow mask however, leaves my skin feeling so clean and looking so fresh that I’ve incorporated it into my morning skincare a couple of times. Although I’ve found it effective, if you have sensitive skin then I’d recommend opting for either of the other two, more gentle masks over this one.


Skincare - NUXE Detoxifying Insta-Masque
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Skincare - NUXE Purifying Insta-Masques
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A rose and clay mask suitable for all skin types, this claims to draw out impurities while leaving skin soft. It aims to mattify and tighten pores and as someone with an oily t-zone and enlarged pores either side of my nose, I’ve been loving using this in targeted areas.

This is quite possibly my favourite mask of the three. It’s gentle yet effective and manages to mattify without drying out the skin. Unlike your normal clay mask, this one doesn’t get the chance to harden on the face, but it does dry very slightly depending on how thin you layer it. This is another mask that I’ve been able to incorporate well into my morning routine. Follow with your usual skincare steps like eye cream and day cream, and it makes for perfectly prepped skin.


Skincare - NUXE Exfoliating Insta-Masque
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This certainly isn’t your typical face mask. The texture is more like a standard exfoliating gel and I even triple checked the instructions to make sure that I was, definitely, supposed to be leaving it on.

The instinct to use exfoliating motions, rubbing this into the skin rather than simply applying it, was difficult to resist. However once I read more into why, it makes total sense. Whilst the product is sitting on your skin, its emollient action will get to work, softening it first. This allows easier removal of dead skin cells. After two minutes, using circular motions to massage it into the face will turn the gel consistency to oil.

By the end of the treatment my skin really was left looking fresh and, in agreement with its claims, luminous.


Overall the range absolutely does what it says on the tin. 2 minutes is all these need to be as effective as their claims and I’m fully on board with the time-saving concept.

The Insta-Masques are great for multi-masking. However, at £19.50 I’d understand a reluctance to invest in them all. I’d personally recommend the exfoliating mask alongside whichever of the others best suits your skin. In my case, that’s the purifying and smoothing mask.

I’d love to know how you feel about masking and whether these time saving ones better suit your lifestyle. They’ve, without a doubt, made the process more convenient, which has encouraged me to mask more. I’m counting that as a win.

*  This post contains gifted items. As always, all words, images and opinions are my own. Please read my full disclaimer for more information. 

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  • Reply Natonya

    I too like to incorporate more face masks into my routine. I’m the same way, every Sunday, I’m like I should use these more often but I never do because I think it takes up so much of my time. I like the fact that these masks are two minutes, super convenient for people on the go! Thanks for introducing something new to me Soph <3

    Natonya |

    August 30, 2019 at 12:53 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Sounds like we were in a similar situation! Honestly these have helped me so much, by the time you’ve cleaned your teeth or done another wind-down step, you’re set to take it off- no more waiting around! x

      August 30, 2019 at 9:11 am
    • Reply Mercy

      I think it’s quite pricey for a mask but if it does the job maybe it’s worth a try.

      August 31, 2019 at 5:48 pm
  • Reply Jazmin

    Oh these sound absolutely perfect. 2 minutes is easy to fit into a routine unlike the usual 0-15 mins which I struggle to do often. I’m also a serial Sunday face masker lol. I love the sound of the exfoliating one & the detoxifying glow one. £19.50 isn’t so bad and something I’d be willing to pay considering masks such as glamglow are over £40 ! Thanks for this review. So helpful xxx

    August 30, 2019 at 11:02 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I totally agree, it’s amazing how effective they are for just two minutes! I don’t think it’s unreasonable either considering how long they last- I’m so glad you found it helpful x

      September 1, 2019 at 10:31 am
  • Reply Radi

    Such a lovely mask. I love trying new ones. This brand looks great!

    August 31, 2019 at 1:30 am
  • Reply Nancy

    Ooooh, I like the sound of Nuxe! It is great that their masks works in a really short time. I like that the detox mask did a great job with making your skin feel clean. For the price you paid, you got such a great deal. I need to look into this! I’ve been looking into masks lately! Thanks for sharing :)!

    Nancy ♥

    August 31, 2019 at 5:53 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’ve only tried a few of their products but have good things to say about them! They were actually gifted but I think they’re a reasonable price too x

      September 1, 2019 at 10:44 am
  • Reply Zorica

    Great review
    Thanks for sharing

    August 31, 2019 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply Nicola

    Oh wow, I’ve never heard of Insta-Masques before but I enjoy face masks and I love the name so I definitely want to try them out now! I think I’d go for the rose & clay one.

    September 1, 2019 at 9:41 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      They’re a relatively new concept to me too. I love those too, would definitely recommend! x

      September 1, 2019 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Chloe Chats

    I always feel I never have enough time to put on a face mask purely because of that 10-15 minutes you need to leave it on for, but these being 2 minutes and working well sound amazing!!

    Chloe xx

    September 1, 2019 at 9:51 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Exactly! They’re such a great option, I’ve gotten so much use out of them already x

      September 1, 2019 at 10:53 am
  • Reply Tia

    I absolutely love using masks!There’s nothing better than having time for yourself and relax! I will definitely check them out. ♡♡

    September 1, 2019 at 10:01 am
  • Reply Jade

    I feel like I should make more time for face masks in my skincare routine and these definetely sound amazing!

    September 1, 2019 at 10:06 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      When a mask takes 15 odd minutes they can be more of a commitment but these are the perfect compromise! x

      September 1, 2019 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Jas

    This was such a good in depth review! I love that you were able to use it in the morning – I also would consider that a luxury! I wanna try the rose and clay one now.

    Jas xx

    September 1, 2019 at 10:12 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you- it’s so handy! I’d definitely recommend them x

      September 1, 2019 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Charlotte

    These sound amazing! I use a face mask about once a month (terrible I know) but I just don’t have time to be sitting around for 15-20 minutes a week waiting for my face mask to work. These seem like a perfect solution for busy people. Thank you for sharing.

    September 1, 2019 at 10:13 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      These sound like the perfect thing for you then! I totally relate to having limited time but these are a great compromise! x

      September 1, 2019 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Aimsy

    I am always cautious of using new face masks, just because I know that some wreak havoc on my skin (hello bubble mask) but these have me quite intrigued. I think I like the sound of the rose and clay mask. It sounds like it would smell amazing; which is an added bonus if the mask does the trick.

    Thanks for sharing these, I might have to try them out!

    Aimsy xoxo

    September 1, 2019 at 10:28 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m a little cautious of new skincare but I got on so well with the rose and clay ones x

      September 1, 2019 at 11:15 am
  • Reply Samantha

    These look like really lovely face masks. I’m always looking for new ones to incorporate into my routine. I love the look of the exfoliating and unifying mask, that sounds like my kind of mask so I’ll be checking that one out! Thanks for a great review, Soph!

    Samantha |

    September 1, 2019 at 10:34 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      They are! I really like NUXE and yes the exfoliating one is amazing. I’m so glad you found it helpful x

      September 1, 2019 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Shannon Baker

    These face masks sound awesome! I definitely need to try the purifying one 🙂

    Shannon x

    September 1, 2019 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Alice

    I’ve only ever tried one product from Nuxe and it was a shower oil I got in the M&S beauty advent calendar, I absolutely fell in love with it though I just haven’t looked further into the brand! I’d definitely be skeptical about a 2 minute mask, especially as someone with skin that is constantly changing. The detox and glow one sounds right up my street as I find that my pores get so easily clogged as well as my skin just generally being quite dull. The fact that they are so effective after 2 minutes is a massive selling point as like yourself, I do struggle to find the time to kick back and relax with a mask on. This will for sure be going on my wish list!
    Alice Xx

    September 1, 2019 at 11:01 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I love their shower oil too, it’s so luxurious. I’m so glad you think it sounds like it would be useful to you, it definitely is for me x

      September 1, 2019 at 11:39 am
  • Reply Candace c

    I hear great things about the brand! I’ve seen the body oil in particular. Thanks for sharing. I found your blog through a mutual blogger friend 🙂

    September 1, 2019 at 4:41 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I really like their shower gel but need to try more for sure! Aw well thank you for dropping by! x

      September 3, 2019 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Amie Cadwallader

    Oooh these masks sound absolutely amazing!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    September 1, 2019 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Lucy

    I definitely need to try and fit in face masks into my skincare routine, these ones sound really good! x

    Lucy |

    September 1, 2019 at 5:44 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      They’re so beneficial and these are the perfect option for when you don’t have much time! x

      September 3, 2019 at 9:38 am
  • Reply Grace Louise

    Ohhh this all sounds amazing Hun! I’ve never heard of this brand before but will definitely check them out soon, have a lovely week 🙂

    Grace ||

    September 1, 2019 at 8:47 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’ve tried a couple of their products and like them all! Thank you, you too x

      September 3, 2019 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Sophie Wentworth

    I’m exactly the same with masks, I love them, but I’m terrible at making them a part of my routine with any real consistency. 2 minutes sounds absolutely ideal! Although I’m fairly sure I’d get through one way too quickly because I’d be using them almost every day if it was that quick x


    September 1, 2019 at 9:44 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It seems to be quite a common thing which makes me feel better! 2 minutes is perfect and over before you know it! Haha yes that is one issue! x

      September 3, 2019 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Amber

    I love a face mask and these sound amazing. I could really use the detox mask right now !

    September 2, 2019 at 2:51 am
  • Reply Selina

    I love using masks! Need to check out this brand ♥
    Selina | Selinas Inspiration

    September 2, 2019 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Katrina

    Love their dry oil, this seems interesting to try as well!

    September 2, 2019 at 12:16 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    These sound absolutely wonderful, I mean a 2 minute mask, what’s not to love? I’m so with you on not sacrificing sleep for the sake of a bedtime mask, haha. I rarely use masks, despite how they make my skin feel, because I just can’t be bothered to carve out 20 minutes of my day. These are exactly what we need, I’ll definitely be looking into the exfoliating and unifying one. Great review, Soph, thank you for sharing these! X

    Lisa |

    September 2, 2019 at 3:55 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      They are, and so handy! It sounds like you have the same issue as I used to have- these are perfect! x

      September 3, 2019 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Deborah Kos

    I do not use a mask that often. Most of them are a little too drying for me. When I buy masks I look for the ones for sensitive skin or soothing masks.

    September 4, 2019 at 4:45 am
  • Reply Melissa Kacar

    I never heard of these products before! I’m definitely gonna have to check them out! Thanks for sharing your recommendations! 🙂

    September 4, 2019 at 7:25 pm
  • Reply monika

    Ooo, they seem interesting!

    September 9, 2019 at 12:21 am
  • Reply Lucy

    The packaging is gorgeous, love the colours! I guess they’re a little steep for multi-masking but it’d be cool to try at least one out!

    Lucy | Forever September

    September 13, 2019 at 5:12 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I think so too! I’d really recommend the pink exfoliating one, I’ve been loving it! x

      September 15, 2019 at 9:34 pm
  • Reply Via Singh

    I just love using different kinds of masks. Nuxe is a brand I wish to try. These masks sound amazing. Love the packaging and the texture and color. 🙂

    Via |

    September 19, 2019 at 4:14 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I do too! definitely worth checking out, I’m really loving these ones x

      September 20, 2019 at 7:50 pm

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