Avene Cleanance Mask £9.81 from Farmaline
The Avene Cleanance Mask* has been a welcomed addition to my skin care routine. An addition that combines my love for exfoliation, and my love for deep cleansing masks. This does it both.
The mask houses tiny beads that exfoliate the skin removing dry and dead skin cells, while the Avene Thermal Spring Water and Kaolin (white clay) help to draw out impurities and regulate oil production, still leaving the skin feeling hydrated and nourished. Something that some clay masks fail to do, and can leave the skin feeling tight and stripped.
The mask also contains Glycolic acid which when first applied to the skin does deliver a slight tingling sensation. I personally quite like this as it feels like it's really doing something and tackling my problematic areas. The mask it easier to apply than some clay masks, and only has to be left on for 5 minutes before being removed in a flash with just some warm water and flannel.
The small beads also act as a gentle manual exfoliate which I found did the job of removing dry patches perfectly. The 'scrub' action isn't abrasive but some with sensitive skin may find the dual exfoliant to cause slight redness and irritation. This isn't something I experienced (I'm quite used to chemical exfoliates and have built up a little resistance), so maybe something to consider before trying.
As a mask goes I found that it worked really well. My skin was left smooth and pores appeared smaller. My forever shiny T-Zone seemed less oily and my skin looked clearer and felt less congested.
If I have a break out this is the mask I've been reaching for. The combination of drawing out impurities and gentle exfoliation really make my skin feel like it's had a deep clean, and a definite must try for anyone with problematic skin I think.
What's your favourite mask to use? Have you tried this?
*PR Sample. All thoughts are of course my own.