Hi Girls, I’ll be doing a quick review on Demalogica Skin Refining Masque, which is by far my favourite clay mask. But because its rather pricy, I have switched to other brands (after being a loyal user for approximately 6 years).
A bit of background on the brand- Dermalogica is a skincare system that began in 1986, when the founder, a UK-trained skin therapist, developed products to promote not beauty, but skin health. All products are manufactured in USA.
My Skin Profile:
Dehydrated Skin which produces massive amounts of oil
Endless whiteheads and blackheads
Slight pigmentation on cheekbones
Here’s my before and after pics. I did extraction prior to mask application
-Deep cleanses pores effectively, draws out excess sebum which cause congestion and enlarge pores
-Does not dry out skin
-Contain plant extracts for additional benefits: green tea, magnolia, tea tree, cedar, grapefruit
-Skin feels soft, supple and clean after use. In addition complexion become radiant (as demonstrated in my pic). This is the main reason why I like this mask so much, because I have yet to come across another clay mask that possess brightening effects.
-calms redness from extraction
-shrinks pore size
-quick and effectively spot overnight spot treatment for pimples and acne
-Does not dry tight on the face, hence comfortable to wear
-formulated without artificial fragrances and colours
-easy to rinse off using fingers and water
-hygienic packaging (tube)
-product does not dry out in the tube to the extent such that the mask becomes difficult to spread
-mask does not sit into large pores well, I have to rub in more product into skin to fill up large pores. This issue worsen as the product in the tube becomes thicker over time. Below is a picture from healcure.org which illustrates how a clay mask fails fill up some pores. (Innisfree Volcanic Mousse Mask does not have this problem, I’ll be blogging about this soon)
-Inconsistent texture due to separation of ingredients. Occasionally, when I squeeze out some product, instead of smooth clay mask, I get a thin translucent liquid (ie the vehicle). This can be solved by shaking the tube vigorously, but for such an expensive mask, I expect better formulation.
To sum up, if you’re searching for a deep-cleansing clay mask that adds radiance without drying out the skin, check out Dermalogica Skin Refining Masque.