Beauty

The realisation that face masks can be age appropriate. A Clarins tale.

 

I managed to get my hands on some amazing samples this week. The first of which I am reviewing right now: Super Restorative Replenishing Comfort Mask by Clarins. This mask claims to Immediately soften, smooth and replenish skin deep down…” – I smothered the mask (5ml) all over my face and neck hoping to achieve this.

When applying any face mask, make sure you pay extra attention to your T-zone, rub the product in right around the corners of your nose and avoid your delicate eye contour areas.

5ml was enough for a double application on my face and neck, making sure I had a nice thick full coverage. It does feel comforting on my face! I left this on for 10 minutes along with my Clairol Nice n Easy Root Touch Up treatment (for my weird white streak of hair) and then washed it all off in the shower. I like to use Paul Mitchell, Original (The Detangler) on my hair if I am using any sort of colour at home. It helps to stop any product build up and keeps your hair tangle free. I noticed that when I was getting my hair lightened more frequently, the tangles and tugs were becoming unbearable and my poor Tangle Teezer was taking the brunt of it. If you ever find this happens to your hair, make sure that you rinse your hair really, really well in the shower. It’s mostly product build up that causes tangles. Even your trusty conditioner can do this. Make sure the water runs clean through your hair until there is absolutely no sign of any bubbles. If you still struggle I would use Detangler instead of your usual conditioner until you can straighten the problem out. It even protects your hair from nasty UV rays! Mantra of the day: Rinse, rinse, rinse…

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Paul Mitchell Original, The Detangler

Back to Clarins’ Super Restorative Replenishing Comfort Mask. I have a horrified expression on my face as I just read that this mask works best on the skin of the over 50’s. I am in my 30s and am now hoping the Clarins lady passed me this by mistake… Or maybe I should be reviewing botox!

Deep breaths…

On with the review.

After noticing that impressively my eyebrows were held firmly in place with this mask on, a real multi-tasker, I then wash the mask off with warm water (not too warm), and notice my skin feels quite tight and dry. It looks radiant but I feel like I need to use a light cleanser and some moisturiser. I used my current go to, Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water and followed with Simple, Kind to Skin Vital Vitamin Day Cream. I find that out of all the moisturisers I have used, Simple have the lightest and mildest feeling moisturisers on my skin and I tend to also use them as a make-up base to stop my skin drying out.

Now my skin looks and feels great.

 

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Clarins Super Restorative Replenishing Comfort Mask

 

Chances of repurchasing?

At £56 for a 75ml tube, which you would get 15 generous applications from, I would say this was a decent buy (that’s £3.73 per application) if you are aged 50 to 60 as your skin type is exactly what this product is designed for. For me I wouldn’t purchase at the moment as I feel I would doing my skin an injustice. I will be checking the Clarins products that are more suited to my skin age and will happily review those. Oh, and I will also be having a word with that Clarins lady!

 

Your Views

Have you recently tried any new face masks or hair care products that you would recommend?  I would love to hear your opinions. Leave a note in the comments box if you have any questions.

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