This review is for the Sukin Purifying Facial Masque which retails for $15.95 AUD.
What Sukin say about this face mask:
“A purifying base of gentle Kaolin clay combined with soothing aloe vera and antioxidant rich rose hip oil will leave skin feeling refreshed, nurtured and completely clean.”
I have really mixed feelings about this face mask. While it did leave my skin feeling soft, clean and fresh, it didn’t give my skin the complete overhaul that I have come to expect from face masks. It didn’t clear my skin of blackheads, or seem to make much difference to existing blemishes, but it did make my skin feel nice, and using it regularly helped over time to draw out some impurities.
This face mask left my skin feeling soft and clean. The pot of product lasted quite a long time, and doesn’t have any strong fragrance. Sukin is a 100% vegan brand!
This budget friendly mask would be best for anyone (really, anyone, from dry to oil prone) who doesn’t have persistent blemishes or blackheads, as it doesn’t clear these imperfections as drastically as some other masks can.
The Extended Review:
While I don’t usually like using products out of tubs this packaging is great. It doesn’t leak, and even though it took me a really long time to get through the product it didn’t dry out at all.
Thanks to Rosehip Oil, Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter this clay mask is not at all drying. I found it to be both cleansing and moisturising, which was lovely when I was freezing in South America! I don’t know about you, but freezing cold weather completely zaps my skin of any moisture.
When this mask has dried it can feel a little difficult to remove. Just keep massaging water into the skin and I promise it will eventually all rinse away. A warm washcloth can also come in handy for removal.
All in all I think that this is a great budget friendly clay mask. It wouldn’t be my first choice for my stubborn skin, but I’m sure it would be great for anyone who doesn’t have my skin concerns (large pores, blemishes and blackheads, coupled with extreme sensitivity, dryness, and an oily t zone. I’ve got the whole package!).
Makeup Artist Tip:
For best results use masks 1-2 times a week. Start by washing your face thoroughly, then exfoliate, then apply a thin layer of the Sukin Purifying Facial Masque. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse with warm – not hot – water. Last but not least, don’t forget to moisturise!
Use clay masks like this one a few days before a special event, rather than the night before or on the day of, as the clay draws impurities out of the skin and the last thing you want on a special day is for a timely break out.
Have you used this Sukin mask? What did you think of it? What’s your favourite face mask?
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Sukin Purifying Facial Masque Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Bentonite, Talc, Kaolin, Lecithin, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rose Hip), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Vanillin, Vanilla Planifolia Extract, CI 77491, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene*, Linalool*. * Natural component of essential oils.
~ This range was provided to me for review purposes, however all opinions within this review are my own, and true to my experience. I will always be honest about how a product performs, regardless of whether the product was supplied or purchased.