If you don't already know I have this ridiculous obsession with putting random things on my face in hopes of a flawless angelic appearance, because lets face it... I'm a pretty pretty princess. Okay I'm really not that vain, but I love facials, they are awesome! Recently I was sent (for free!) L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Masks to test and review.
So I am part of a program called BzzAgent, I receive complimentary products for my honest opinion. Kinda cool huh! This time I received these three masks for free from L'Oreal and Bzzagent:
- Purify and Mattify: Containing 3 pure clays and Eucalyptus designed for oily and shiny skin.
- Exfoliate and Refine Pores: Containing 3 pure clays and Red Algae designed for rough and clogged skin.
- Detox and Brighten: Containing 3 pure clays and Charcoal designed for dull, tired looking skin.
(Thank you L'Oreal and Bzzagent!!)
The Idea behind getting three at a time is you use more than one at a time. "#Multimask while you # Multitask" is the slogan for this awesome campaign. Seeing as most people have combination skin it only makes sense theoretically. I personally prefer to use the Red Algae Mask on my cheeks and the Charcoal Mask on my T-zone. While I LOVE the way my skin feels after the Eucalyptus Mask... I actually kinda really absolutely hate Eucalyptus. Don't get me wrong it is an amazing plant with many benefits, but the smell of it gives me a migraine (keep in mind the smell in this mask really isn't too strong I am just a superfreek.)
So whats the benefits of the ingredients in these masks?
- Eucalyptus Oil is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, and antibacterial qualities. Interestingly enough its actually used to teat headaches and migraines, as well as joint pain.
- Red Algae is also known as rhodophyta seaweed in beauty products. It contains high amounts of sulfated polysacharides (carrageenan), carotenoids, peptides, as well as fatty acids. According to L'Oreal 'together these components may contribute towards red algea's antioxidant property.' One article I read actually states Red Algae helps boost your immune system (not sure how true it is because I haven't found the scientific study yet)
- Charcoal is well charcoal... personally I think its a creation from the gods, but that's because I am an artist and its pretty fun to play with! But back to health: Believe it or not it really is used for soo many things, whitening teeth, mold cleansing, alcohol poisoning, toxin removal, and when you put it in a facial it draws out impurities and toxins in the skin.
I Originally sent this picture to my fiance and of course his response was "Tribal Warrior ooo haaha" So of course being nerdy me I had to share. Honestly I love these masks! My skin feels fantastic after I wash them off, the the multimasking part though I can probably do without. It can be kinda aggravating and annoying especially if you are messy like me. You are supposed to use them at least 3 times a week to get the best results, which I am all for, but this can get pricey. The masks run roughly $9 each at Target or Amazon so we are talking about $30 for the whole set. Not too shabby.