GUYSSSSS…TWO MORE WEEKS UNTIL FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (got my tickets for next week already.) I might just prep a bunch of Harry Potter x beauty related posts this weekend- no one will complain right?
So if you don’t have a Death Eater mask to put on for the big day, then the next best thing is mineral infused masks from Vichy. I’m all for using sheet masks, but when I need to exfoliate/detox then use a sheet mask to hydrate/brighten my skin, sometimes we ain’t got time for all that. Vichy came out with three masks that helps you multi-task your mask routine: Pore Purifying Clay Mask, Quenching Mineral Mask, and the Double Glow Peel Mask.
Each Vichy mask ($34 CAD each/75mL) is formulated with Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water and target different skin concerns. So the beauty of this is that you can plaster the Pore Purifying Clay Mask on your nose to declog your T-Zone and put some of the Quenching Mineral Mask on your cheeks for dryness (story of my life!)
The Vichy Double Glow Peel Mask was the one I was most excited about. It contains AHA which helps in gently peeling off dead cells, volcanic rock for exfoliating and eliminating impurities, and Vitamin C to brighten the skin. Leave this on your skin for 5 minutes before rinsing, and to reap the full benefits, add some circular movements to help exfoliate. Once applied, I felt a slight cooling and tingling effect, which triggers a signal to me thinking…”this mask is working!” I didn’t feel any “volcanic rock” in it and I’d gauge the Double Glow Peel Mask is on the gentler side of the exfoliation scale. However, after rinsing the mask off, my skin felt noticeably softer. Even before putting on my moisturizer, I can see my skin is brighter under my crap of bathroom lighting. I’m very lazy with exfoliation products and I like the simplicity of the Double Glow Peel Mask where I don’t really scrub.
The Quenching Mineral Mask contains Vitamin B3, for calming inflammations and brightening skin tone, as well as Glycerine + Mint extract for hydrating, refreshing, and cooling. The green tea + jasmine water added in makes this scent amazing, though a bit overpowering. It has a very thick, jelly texture. Instead of rinsing it off, massage the excess mask into the skin. The only time I’d do that is before I sleep because a) I don’t have time to wait in the morning for my skin to absorb and b) it’s a bit sticky. However, I feel like my current moisturizers do a good enough job or better.
Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask ($34 CAD) is made with two white clays: Kaolin and Bentonite. They help absorb impurities, tighten pores. With the addition of aloe vera, the skin feels hydrated instead of dried out after rinsing the mask. It has a minty/herbal scent that is alright with me, but slightly odd. I tried using it on bumps I feel on my face, but I don’t see much of a difference after using it. Maybe because there are a LOT of clay masks in the market and I am guilty of having too many at home, I wasn’t blown away by this one. It is also recommended to leave this mask on for 5 minutes (but I usually do 10 and don’t notice my skin drying out or anything!)
Just like how I like to choose a variety of desserts to eat in one go, I love the idea of multi-masking. The Double Glow Peel Mask is my favourite as I find it different from other products that I have currently. Price wise it’s alright (there are also other really good masks in the $28-$35 price range. ); though I’ve seen the masks on sale at drugstores, which is even better!
How do you mask?
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Disclaimer: Press Sample provided, all opinions are my own.