The Clay Mask your summer skin needs ASAP
By Carolina Malis
There’s some magical powers hidden behind a face mask. Sheet masks, clay masks, cream masks… no matter the formula, the moment you decide it's time to use one your day can take a whole new turn. But not all masks work the same, of course. While Sheet Masks are nowadays the most popular format, sometimes we need a little extra help from other types of treatments in order to keep our skin balanced.
Here’s where clay masks take a step into our routines. There’s multiple benefits behind a clay-mask session: they help unclog pores, detoxify the skin, oxygenate cells, minimize the appearance of pores, regulate sebum production, even out skin texture and help kill bacteria, but yep, you’re right, sometimes these masks can leave your skin feeling tense and dry, and while some may think that’s a good sign, it’s actually the very opposite.
For that same reason it is V-E-R-Y important to not only choose the right clay mask for you but to also know what kind of clay you’re putting on your face.
That’s what the RE:P team had in mind when they created this godsend. The Bio Fresh Mask with Real Calming Herb is one of the brand’s most popular products and with good reasons. Formulated with Kaolin Clay - an active ingredient that’s amazing at absorbing and getting rids of excess oils - this mask helps detoxify and mildly exfoliate sensitive skin, all while toxins are gently drawn from the skin, enhancing elasticity and hydration
Now, you must be wondering, what is this mask gonna do for me then? It works for every skin type, but those with oily or acne-prone complexions are gonna get the most benefits out of it. The mask itself has three targets: to hydrate, clarify and exfoliate your skin, all in a gentle and non-invasive way. Its consistency is thick and creamy and smells like a bowl of warm oats with honey, so its both a physical and sensorial experience, just so you know. The best part? You can actually see the little traces of herbs on the jar, which are perfect for some gentle mechanical exfoliation while you rub it on your face.
These fresh herbs gently remove debris and dead skin cells while you massage the mask into your skin, while calendula and chamomile - visible in the formula - reduce inflammation and aid in skin recovery.
Feeling like you need to add this one to your skincare collection ASAP but not sure if you’re ready to commit just yet? Well, we have good news for you! You can find the RE:P Real Calming Herb mask on Ipsy’s Glam Bag throughout May and June!