Saturday, September 20, 2008

Review: St. Ives Mineral Clay Firming Mask

This mask contains a firming clay that lifts away dead skin cells leaving skin feeling firm without drying. Herbal extracts deep clean while stimulating collagen production so skin looks replenished and younger, not dry and dull.

Quality: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Size: 4.75 oz
Price: around $4
Where To Buy: any beauty supply store

This is my happy alternative to the Queen Helene mask. Its a lot more gentle but still leaves my skin feeling cleaner.

Directions: For best results, use in addition to your regular facial cleanser when you need an extra deep clean. Before using, cleanse face. Then apply a thin and even layer avoiding eyes, lips and hair. Once mask is completely dry (could take up to 10 minutes based on thickness of application), gently rinse with warm water. In case of contact with eyes, flush thoroughly with water.

-Smells earthy, in a good way.
-Makes my skin feel warm, but not uncomfortable.
-Skin glows a little bit after using it and feels very clean.
-The mask is creamy and easy to squeeze out of the tube.

The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't have anything that fights breakouts. Also this makes my skin a little more oily too, but not as much as the Queen Helene mask.

Ingredients: Water, Kaolin, Glycerin, Bentonite, Stearic Acid, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Helianthus Annuus Extract (Sunflower), Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (Matricaria), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (Rosemary), Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Lecithin, Caffeine, Dimethicone, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Phenoxyehtanol, Methylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance (Parfum), Blue 1 (CI 42090)

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