Review: This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up | Mask, Moisturiser & Primer In One

A couple of months back, I got a sample of this In Transit Camera Close-Up face product from This Works in a GlossyBox, and as I had heard so many great things about it, I was excited to try it out. Word on the street is that this is one of Victoria Beckham’s favourite skincare products so you know, if it’s good enough for Vicki…!

The interesting thing about this product is that it’s not just a primer; it’s a face mask, moisturiser and primer all in one. Now, it’s very hard to be good at all those things separately, let alone together in one formula so I was a little skeptical about how well I would get on with this.

The formula is quite thick, much thicker than I would ever usually like in a primer and I really wasn’t sure about it at first. But surprisingly, it blends so well into the skin and actually feels incredibly light on. I thought the thickness might make it cakey or sticky, but once it dries in, it kind of melts into the skin, leaving it feeling very soft and smooth.

However for the purposes of my review, I want to specifically address the three big claims it makes, and how well I think it works in relation to those. As a result, I have broken it down into three parts…

Mask

The purpose of a good face mask in my opinion, is to hydrate the skin and leave it free of any nasties or impurities that we pick up day-to-day. As my skin is on the drier side, I also tend to prefer masks that have a brightening element as a lot of the time my skin looks dull.

From this point of view, while I’m not sure that this tackles nasties and impurities, it definitely leaves my skin feeling plumper and brighter. It contains Bio Boost which is a blend of repairing plant oils; which along with hylauronic acid and caffeine, really help to give the skin a boost of hydration.

Moisturiser

One thing this product is without a doubt, is moisturising. The thickness of the formula means you only need a very small, pea sized amount as a little goes a long way with it.

As I mentioned above, it contains some amazing ingredients including Argan Oil, Shea Butter, Lemon Balm and Hylauranic Acid, all of which are known for being super hydrating and kind to the skin whilst also making it look more radiant too. And, I have to say for me, it really lives up to these claims. My skin feels so soft when I apply this, and I can feel it becoming more hydrated the minute I put it on.

I tend to get some redness around my nose area, and it definitely helps to combat that too, but overall, I just love how my skin feels when I use it.

Primer

So far this product is working for me; I like it as a mask, I like it as a moisturiser, but I love it as a primer!

Like I mentioned above, I tend to opt for primers that have a brightening element, and I love the dewy glow that my face gets when I wear this. Because it’s thick, I tend to wash my face, apply the cream and then let it dry in for a few minutes so that it’s settled into the skin before applying my foundation.

It’s neither oily nor mattifying, but it’s one of the best primers I’ve used for keeping my makeup in place all day long. I’m lucky in that I don’t have oily skin, but I honestly think this would work well on all skin types because of the filter-like finish it gives to your face when you wear it.

Of all the things this product claims to do, for me, it is best as a primer. It brightens the skin, and smooths out blemishes and dryness (especially at the moment when my skin is extra dry from pregnancy). But best of all, its smooth finish also means my foundation glides on so easily without any patchiness.

I find myself reaching for this more and more these days, and I’ve really grown to like it a lot, hence why I decided to share my thoughts with you all. Obviously the tube I have is a sample size but the full size bottle costs €39.50 for 40ml. So yep, it’s spendy.

However, given that you’re getting three good products in one, for me it’s worth the spend, especially if you like your morning skincare routine to be quick and easy.

I don’t think it’s going to replace any of my face masks, I have a particular love for the ones I’m currently using, but as a moisturiser and primer go, I’m definitely sold on this and will be using it for a long time to come.

Sorcha x

Hydro Face Mask by VitaMasques

Although I’ve been keeping up with my daily face routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising while away on my trip, my skin has been feeling very dull and dehydrated. It’s probably from a combination of things – suncream, sun exposure, lack of exfoliation and less face mask use than normal.

Usually at home I would do a face mask at the very least once a week, but here the weeks are flying by and it’s been a good three weeks since I last used one.

Rather than bring a big tub of one of my favourite masks with me, I decided to bring a few sachets of new masks I hadn’t yet tried, one of which was the Hydro Face Mask from a brand called VitaMasques. I got this mask in September’s Glossybox and popped it straight into my suitcase to try out on my travels. 

According to VitaMasques, this mask contains a patented AMF (Artificial Moisturising Factor) which enhances the skin’s ability to retain moisture, and has been formulated to provide hydration and moisture to the skin.

It claims that this AMF will keep the skin hydrated for up to 120 hours, and contains extracts from the Rose of Jericho, which enhances and further optimises moisture retention in the skin.

Some bold claims right? Well, I was happy to discover that this mask is really brilliant. It totally revived my skin and brought it back to life after a dull few weeks.

The mask comes in two parts and feels like a soft silicone. The top part covers the eye and nose area while the second covers the mouth area. I actually really liked this because it meant I could properly apply the mask and spread it evenly over my face without getting too much product on my hands. Unlike most masks, this one should be left on the skin for up to thirty minutes which meant I could sit back, relax and let the formula soak into my skin.

After my thirty minutes was up, I took off the mask then rubbed the left over product on my face into my skin. It instantly felt better, definitely more hydrated and super soft too. And when I woke the next morning I really felt like my skin had been completely revived.

It’s hard to review a product properly after only just one try, but because this worked so well I just had to review it. I think I’ll definitely be purchasing this one in the future.

Sorcha x