Sanctuary Spa 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask Review

Ever since I first heard of self-heating masks, I’ve been very intrigued by them so when I was sent Sanctuary Spa’s 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask* I was more than excited to try it. This mask promises to leave your skin clean and purified as well as rebalance the skin’s oil levels to clarify, cleanse and give soft skin. The mask is made up of charcoal and koalin clay which is supposed to help draw out impurities from deep within the skin.

How it works is that you have to dampen your face a bit and then begin to massage on a thin layer (and trust me, you only need a thin layer!). By this point, the mask will begin to warm up. It doesn’t heat up to an uncomfortable heat if some of you are wondering, but just enough to feel it is opening and cleaning your pores. I actually quite liked the feeling! Do take into note that this mask does not dry like other masks, it just becomes firm. After a few minutes, you’ll notice the mask starts to cool down and by 5 minutes it’ll be ready to be washed off.

Once I patted my face dry with a towel I could already see the results. My skin felt so incredibly soft, just like it does once I’ve had a facial. I’ve used a lot of face masks in the past but none have left my face feeling as silky as this one does. The directions are that you use this mask twice a week like most other face masks.

I believe this mask works best on people with more oily skin rather than dry. I have combination skin and prefer to use it on the oily areas to help decongest them. It retails at $19.95 AU for 100ml and you can find it at Priceline pharmacies. Considering you only need a small amount of product, I think it’s great value for your money especially compared to some other masks. This is the first product I’ve tried from Sanctuary Spa and I’m very impressed. I’ll definitely be trying out some other things from their range now!

*PR Sample – Honesty as always!

  • Love the sound of this – I've used heating masks from Soap & Glory before and loved it!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

    • Ooh I've never tried the Soap & Glory ones. Might have to give them a go next time! Xx

  • I heard Zoella raving about this mask last month and I'm desperate to try it…it sounds so good! I need to get into masks more. x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

  • I have only tried 1 Sanctuary Spa mask and I really liked it. This sounds equally amazing!

  • I've been hearing a lot about this mask lately! I've never tried any heating products, they seem very intriguing. I would definitely give this one a go!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  • Going to have to try this, I'm yet to try a self heating mask I like and I have oily skin so this sounds great! x


  • I have been using this through July and am totally in love with it. Will have a review up shortly. Xx

  • Sounds like a lovely mask! I really like Origins Charcoal mask, though it doesn't heat up, which I think would help with clearing pores and detoxing the skin. I must find this sanctuary one!
    Carolyn | BLOG

  • I really wanted to try this but went for the similar mask by Soap and Glory. I'm definitely going to have a go with this once that's all gone though :)
    Megan x

  • Just bought this in the Priceline 40% of sale so now I'm prettttttyyyyyyy excited to use it! It sounds great, especially for someone with oily skin like me!

    Chantalle x

    • Ooh yay! I just missed out on the skincare sale :( I hope you love it as much as I do! Xxx

  • I have been interesting in detox products lately! Love the fact that we can actually do it ourselves without spending much money! x

  • I really DO need to try this out ! Bloggers are raving about that product so much. Need this, yep! :)x
    Love from France !

  • I've heard good things about this mask, really want to try it!

    Katie Loves | UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

    BlogLovin' : Katie Loves

  • Love the sound of this, great review!


  • Thanks so much for this review! It sounds very promising. I used a type of heating scrub off face mask one time and loved it — definitely need to look into this one!

  • I absolutely love this mask! One of my favourites of the moment. I have combination skin and wear it all over the face, Don't find it drying at all. I constantly rotate between this one and Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant (chemical exfoliator mask). Both are amazing! x

    Speaking Beauty UK | Nars, Urban Decay, YSL GIVEAWAY