Face masks are the treatments that can be used to help with the skin care concerns. The right face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of the skin whether the concern is pores, blemishes, pigmentation or any other thing. Either it is pulling out impurities from your skin, or finishing your skin care ritual by providing a safe cocoon over your skin to make the skin benefit from the right ingredients, there are masks available for all the concerns. And if in case you have multiple concerns over multiple parts of your face, like I have, you can very well do multiple masks over your face at one time, based on the concern of a particular part.
I have a combination skin and my jawline is very prone to congestion. Due to the daily stress and due to the weather, my skin sometimes feels dull and dehydrated. SO all these factors can be worked upon by doing multiple masking. On my jawline I can use a purifying clay mask, for the dull and dry part, I can use a mineral mask that will help my skin to recover from dehydration. And then for some glow, I can use a mask with acid that will help with the regeneration and provide the glow. I was sent these masks for review purposes and I was more than happy to try and review these due to my skin which is, I accept, high maintenance sometimes due to the daily factors, like stress, hormones, weather, sleep conditions, eating habits and much more.
Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask is described to cleanse and refine pores. It contains Kaolin and Bentonite clay which helps clean the pores, leaving the skin clean. Kaolin clay has natural absorbency properties. It helps in detoxifying the skin. The texture of this mask is very smooth and it does not dry out the skin. It has a light minty fragrance which leaves the skin fresh and clean. The main ingredients of this mask are Mineralizing Thermal Water ( strengthens for stronger, healthier looking skin), Kaolin and Bentonite clay (absorb impurities and helps tighten pores) and Aloe Vera ( soothes and helps to keep skin hydrated). This mask is suitable for all skin types. I have used this mask couple of times and I felt my pores to be clean and I felt I had few breakouts with regular use. I feel this to be very soothing and never had any dryness after using this mask. I apply this mask on my whole face avoiding the eye area. Then I push lightly on my face with flat part of my fingers from center to the outside of the face to promote penetration and to stimulate the mask to get its full benefits. I keep this on for 5-7 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask is described to instantly hydrate and soothe the skin, leaving the skin feeling fresh and hydrated. This is the first mineral rich mask from Vichy which is enriched with Mineralizing Thermal water that helps hydrate and soothe thirsty and uncomfortable skin. The texture of this mask is water gel which has a light fragrance of green tea, jasmine water, and bamboo which acts as a cold breeze to the skin making it fresh and providing the long lasting cooling effect. The vitamin B3 in this mask calms inflammation, soothes skin and leaves skin with radiance. The glycerin in this mask is a very good hydrating agent for skin. This mask is suitable for all skin types. This is my pick me up mask when I have been under the sun during the day and it just refreshes my skin very well. It does provide that soothing and cooling effect which stays on for a while. I apply this mask generously on the face and neck avoiding the eye area. Then I stimulate this mask by tapping on the skin with finger tips to get the full benefits of the minerals in this mask. I let this sit for 5-7 minutes and then massage the excess into the face. Depending on what I am doing at that time, I will either wipe off the excess from the face or wash my face with cold water.
Vichy Double Glow Peel Mask is described to leave skin glowing and radiant. This is the first mineral mask from Vichy which contains volcanic stone and AHA which gently peel off dead cells for a refined skin texture for a bright and luminous tone. The texture of this mask is a watery gel with a fragrance of peach, white musk and black tea which does makes the masking ritual very pleasurable and refreshing. The main ingredients of this mask are Mineralizing Thermal Water (strengthens for stronger, healthier looking skin), Volcanic stone ( Gently exfoliates), AHA ( Gently peels off dead skin cells) and Vitamin C (Brightens skin tone). This mask is suitable for all skin types. I apply this mask on my face and let it sit for 5-7 minutes for the AHA peeling to happen and then I stimulate this mask by circular movement with my finger tips to exfoliate with the volcanic stone in it for few seconds. Then I rinse it off with cold water. I feel my skin is more glowy and clear after I use this mask. It does help with resurfacing of the skin and makes your skin cells work better to make the skin look glowy, plump and healthy.
I have been using these masks for both single maskings and for multi-masking depending on the condition and need of my skin.
When I have dry cheeks, oily t-zone area, and dull skin tone and my skin need an All-in-one Skin refresher, I use Vichy Double Glow Peel Mask on my forehead, Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask on my nose and chin area and Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask on my cheeks.
When I have dull skin and large pores and my skin needs a Tired Skin pick-me-up, I use Double Glow Peel Mask on the forehead, cheeks, and chin and Pore Purifying Clay Mask on the nose area.
When I have dry cheeks and oily t-zone area and my skin need something for balancing, I use Quenching Mineral Mask on my forehead, cheeks and chin and Pore Purifying Clay Mask on my nose area.
All these masks can be applied 1-2 times in a week. They are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and Paraben-free. They retail for CAD $34 excluding taxes for 75ml and with multi-masking, they do last a very long time.
What is your skin’s main concern and if you use a mask for it? Do you do multi-masking?