As you darling readers await my Essie nail polish review, feast your eyes on this goody!
I’d like to tell you all about an Aubrey Organics product. It’s from a travel set I bought when I was visiting New Hampshire earlier this year. They had different travel sets catering to different skin types, and while my skin tends to be dry / combination, I picked up the oily / combination travel set instead, out of curiosity. The entire set cost me just under $10 (love!). The oily / combination skin line was Blue Green Algae with Grape Seed Extract, and came with a Facial Cleansing Lotion, Facial Toner, Moisturizer, and a Soothing Mask. The mask is what I’d like to talk about today.
I’ve been able to get 4 masks so far out of this little bottle, and I think I’ve still got about 2 left! It is clay based, so it’s great for drawing out impurities, calming the skin, and reducing excess oil. I gave the bottle a good shake before I poured some out onto my hand. It was very creamy, light, and oily in texture. A thin layer was applied all over my face, and I left it on for about 20 minutes.
It felt very oily, especially for a mask designed for oily / combination skin, but my skin is the kind of skin that can have layer upon layer of essential oils slathered on and only look more amazing the next day.
I used a cloth soaked in warm water to gently wipe the mask off, and oh-so-easily does this mask wipe off. It leaves my face feeling amazingly soft and clean. It definitely helps with oil, and if I have a day where I’m feeling oily in a particular area, it is great for that. It isn’t a harsh mask at all, and has a very calm scent.. very clay-smelling. Is that a smell? Hmm.. well, it is now!
It definitely isn’t just for oily / combination skin. After using it, I thought it was totally appropriate for my dry skin. My skin wasn’t dried out at all after using it. Felt fresh and plump; good to go!
Here are the ingredients, for anyone who is curious: Glycerin, kaolin, aqua, lavandula angustifolia flower water, aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, oryza sativa syrup*, butyrospermum parkii*, cellulose gum, silybum marianum extract, prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, simmondsia chinensis seed oil*, rosa rubiginosa (Rosa Mosqueta®) fruit oil*, aphanizomenon flos aquae*, citrus grandis seed extract, hedera helix extract, spiraea ulmaria extract, clematis vitalba leaf extract, fucus vesiculosus extract, equisetum hyemale extract, laminaria digitata extract, lavandula angustifolia oil, chamomilla recutita flower oil*, vitis vinifera seed extract, alcohol denat. (38b, lavender*), tocopheryl acetate, hamamelis virginiana water, styrax benzoin extract, citrus aurantium dulcis oil, mentha piperita oil, cananga odorata flower oil, epilobium angustifolium extract, ascorbic acid, glycine soja oil, daucus carota sativa root extract, beta carotene.
I really like this mask. I don’t love it, but I’d definitely say give it a try!
My post-mask happy skin face. As excited as I could be the last month of my uni semester!