REVIEW | Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Face Mask

The hype built around the Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Face Mask is phenomenal, it has awesome reviews everywhere I look.

The mask is said to purify and detoxify the skin, along with leaving the skin smooth and hydrated. Now, I can’t go past a good face mask without giving it a go, so I went and purchased the Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask.

Over the weekend I splurged a little and got carried away with food. Monday morning came and the breakouts started setting in, which I thought was the perfect time to try out the mask.



Swisse Manuka Honey face mask


This mask is really easy to apply, I used an old makeup brush to paint it on my face. It had a cooling effect when it touched the skin as if the heat was being drawn out.

The smell is very different from what you would think, it has the sweet honey scent mixed with other unusual tones, like a botanical smell.

The drying time is around 10 – 15 minutes depending on how thick the mask is applied, I did just enough to cover my skin and it took around 10 minutes. It goes from dark grey to light grey and then it’s fully set. 

Around 5 minutes after application, the mask started to get tight, really tight. If you’re not used to a clay face mask don’t let this worry you, it’s normal.

As it tightened I also felt a slight tingle on my skin, which was really pleasant and relaxing. The directions suggest to wash off with lukewarm water, which I found was a little difficult because of the type of mask it is.

A hot towel made the process a lot easier, with less chance of getting anything in my eyes, or splashing on my clothes.



Swisse Manuka Honey face mask


After washing the mask off, my face felt refreshed and smooth. It had a really nice tight feeling and firm look, it felt like my skin was a couple years younger.

The best part was the few pimples I had, almost totally disappeared and were no longer fiery red. The next day these pimples were virtually invisible unless pointed out.

Pimples/breakouts normally take 4-6 days to disappear on my skin, so this mask really excelled in shortening that time-frame.

My pores were barely visible, my pimples were almost gone, and my skin was cleaned out and revitalised. There was one thing I didn’t like about this mask but… there is a fix.

About 10 minutes after I had removed the mask, my skin started to feel dry and had slight discomfort. I applied a small amount of moisturiser and all was well again.

The pros of this face mask definitely outweigh the one con.


Swisse face mask



  • Don’t apply the mask too thick, it will take while to dry.
  • Use a warm wet towel to remove the mask from your face.
  • Use an old/cheap makeup brush to apply the mask.
  • Apply a small amount of moisturiser if your skin becomes dry.


Leave a comment below if you enjoyed the Swisse Manuka Honey Face Mask Review, or if you have any questions.


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