Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Speed Review: Elemental Herbology Facial Detox Purifying Facial Mask

After a few days in Central London and a couple of nights out recently, I felt the need to detox my skin so I reached for Elemental Herbology Facial Detox which is a purifying facial mask. The mask contains Manuka honey, aloe & calendula to soothe skin, oat flour & allantoin to gently exfoliate & help with congestion, along with Amazonian clay to help eliminate toxins from the skin. It also contains eucalyptus, cedarwood, lavender and rosemary essential oils to help balance sebum production. It is designed to boost radiance and has anti-bacterial properties whilst being free from "nasties" such as mineral oil, synthetic fragrance and parabens.

Elemental Herbology Facial Detox Mask review

On first impressions, I liked the packaging which is fairly minimalist & gives the impression of purity. Despite the "green" credentials of the brand, the packaging isn't worthy. I liked that key ingredients and their benefits are highlighted on the outer box. Furthermore, the skin type which the mask is aimed at (oily & congested) is clearly communicated. The tube inside is functional for use and I found the directions clear & easy to follow. The mask should be left on skin for 10 minutes so there's relatively little time commitment required.

As Kaolin (clay) is the first ingredient listed, I was unsurprised to note the grey-green colour of the mask. It's a smooth mask which was easy to apply to skin and despite the description stating that it contains exfoliants, I couldn't detect any exfoliating granules on application, meaning that it felt gentle & would be a good choice for those with active breakouts. I felt as though I needed to apply quite a lot to cover my entire face.

The botanical scent won't be to everyone's liking but I personally rather enjoyed it & felt that it was reflective of the high quality ingredients in Elemental Herbology Facial Detox Purifying Facial Mask.

The mask felt soothing & slightly cooling on my skin following application. After approximately 5-7 minutes, the mask had set on my skin and it felt tight but not drying or uncomfortable.

Following use, my skin was left feeling soft & smooth, with tone looking more even and the appearance of blemishes diminished.

I feel that Elemental Herbology Facial Detox Purifying Facial Mask contains high quality ingredients and although fairly expensive, I feel that the pricetag of £28 for 75ml is justified.

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