Mask Monday: Physicians Formula Refreshment Cucumber & Bamboo Clay

Claims –Cream-to-clay formula –Never over dries or cracks –Transforms into a foam when rinsed Price –$9.95 at physiciansformula.com –0.6 oz Product Range –3  :: cucumber & bamboo, white halloysite, rose Pros –Packaging –Vegan –Cruelty free –Paraben free –Gluten free –Hypoallergenic –Healthy ingredients :: cucumber, aloe vera, cooling peppermint, bamboo shoot, glacier water –Left skin smooth –Easy to remove –Didn’t leave skin feeling dry or stripped … Continue reading Mask Monday: Physicians Formula Refreshment Cucumber & Bamboo Clay

Mask Monday: Origins Clear Improvement

Claims –Purifying mask that deep cleans and visibly reduces pores –Flush out toxins and dirt & debris that can clog pores and cause skin to look dull Price –$26 for full size 2.5 oz –$13 mini 1.0 oz —Sephora, Ulta, origins.com Pros –No parabéns or sulfates –Mini option available for travel/testing –Ingredients :: charcoal, kaolin, white China clay, bentonite Cons –Not cruelty free –Expensive Final … Continue reading Mask Monday: Origins Clear Improvement

Mask Monday: Farmacy Bright On

Claims –Brighten & detox by removing build up and impurities –Visibly improve the appearance of skin texture and tone Price –$38 for 1.0 oz —Sephora, beautylish.com, farmacybeauty.com Pros –Good for all skin types –No parabéns, sulfates, phthalates –Clean beauty product –Cruelty free –Made my skin feel soft and supple –Ingredients :: Vitamin C, kaolin, AHAs, aloe, bentonite –As you massage it into the skin, it … Continue reading Mask Monday: Farmacy Bright On

Mask Monday: GlamGlow 60 Second Instamud Pore Refining Treatment

Claims –Refines pores and evens skintone –Leaves skin soft and smooth in as little as 60 seconds –Energize and invigorate while it perfects your complexion Price –$42 —Nordstrom, Sephora, glamglow.com Pros –No parabéns or phthalates –Pretty color and packaging –Works in 60 seconds –Tickle/tingle feeling –Left skin soft and smooth –Really only need to leave it on for a minute –Ingredients: bentonite, kaolin, aloe vera, … Continue reading Mask Monday: GlamGlow 60 Second Instamud Pore Refining Treatment

Mask Monday: Cosmedix Detox Activated Charcoal Mask

Claims –Draw out pore-clogging dirt, oil, and daily impurities –Does the dirty work with gentle, effective ingredients –Not over drying –Exfoliates to help smooth skin texture –Cleanse away pollutants –Ideal for even the most sensitive skin Price –$54 at cosmedix.com Pros –Cruelty free –Gentle enough for sensitive skin –Leaves skin soft and plump Cons –Full size is expensive –Not readily available :: online or select … Continue reading Mask Monday: Cosmedix Detox Activated Charcoal Mask

Mask Monday: Mario Badescu Rose Hips

Claims –Boost radiance in dull, tired skin –Diminish the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and minor discoloration –Gently purifies pores –Leaves the complexion rehydrated and revitalized Price –$20 for 2.0 oz —Ulta, mariobadescu.com Pros –Affordable –Cruelty free –Works for all skin types –Thin formula, easy to apply –Dries down completely –Easy to remove, almost emulsifies when you rinse it –Leaves skin smooth and hydrated Cons –Scent … Continue reading Mask Monday: Mario Badescu Rose Hips

Mask Monday: LOreal Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort

Claims –Non-drying formula –Cleanses and captures impurities –Evens skintone –Leave skin feeling clean, soft, and comforted Price –$6.50 at Ulta –$6.59 at Target –$12.99 at Walgreens –$8.67 at Wal Mart –1.7 oz Pros –Affordable –Easily accessible –Good ingredients i.e. titanium dioxide –Didn’t leave skin feeling dry or stripped –Skin felt soft and supple after use –Quality packaging –Lots of product for the price Cons –Not … Continue reading Mask Monday: LOreal Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort

Mask Monday: GlamGlow Gravity Mud Firming Treatment

Claims –Instantly leaves skin feeling firmer and more lifted Price –$25 for 0.5 oz –$59 for 1.7 oz –$79 for 3.4 oz —Nordstrom, Sephora, glamglow.com Options –3 limited edition colors with the My Little Pony collection –Glitter –Standard silver/chrome –Pink shade shown above is limited edition Becca collab –2 limited edition colors with the Power Rangers collection –See them all here Pros –Pretty color –Easy … Continue reading Mask Monday: GlamGlow Gravity Mud Firming Treatment

Mask Monday: Ole Henriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask

Claims –Instantly reduces the look of pores –Smooths skin texture –Controls oil all day Price –$36 for 3 oz at Sephora and olehenriksen.com Pros –Cruelty free –No parabens, sulfates, or phtalates –Pretty color –Left my skin feeling soft and smooth –Felt like I got a good, deep clean, but didn’t dry out or strip my skin Cons –Didn’t notice any change in pore size . … Continue reading Mask Monday: Ole Henriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask

Mask Monday: elf Pore Clearing Glitter Peel Off Mask

  Description (elfcosmetics.com) This shimmering black peel-off mask strips away dirt and oil to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and reveal soft, clear looking skin. Enriched with charcoal, witch hazel and lavender to reveal a more refined complexion. Price $8 for 2.47 oz @ elfcosmetics.com Compared to Too Faced $42 & GlamGlow $59 Pros –Affordable –Cute & fun –Paraben, sulfate, phthalate free –Cruelty free … Continue reading Mask Monday: elf Pore Clearing Glitter Peel Off Mask