I have had a few breakouts with a Clinique product – with which one I would tell in the next review, but that’s when I opened up Clinique’s Anti-Blemish Solutions Oil Control Cleansing Mask. This is a cleansing clay mask from Clinique’s “Anti-Blemish” range. First, a little product info:
Naturally-derived clay-based mask helps heal blemishes, prevent breakouts and keep skin shine free. Gentle, non-drying, oil free.
How To Use:
Apply evenly to clean skin. Avoid eye area. Wait 5 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly with warm water.
Rs. 1900 for 100 ml.
My Take on Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Oil Control Cleansing Mask:
Through using Clinique products, I had remained relatively acne-free for quite a long time. But recently I had used a product from the brand which broke me out 🙁 I used this face pack and it helped me control the acne situation. This is an allergy tested and 100% fragrance free mask. The clay used is kaolin clay.
This white, creamy-to-thick clay mask should be applied to clean skin and rinsed off after 5 minutes. The mask spreads without any effort and there is no burning or stinging sensation. Thankfully, this mask does not have any menthol. I kept it on for about 10 minutes though it dried up on the face much earlier. After washing it off, I noticed completely clean and refreshed skin. It made my face look matte without drying the skin out. However, this matte look lasts only for a few hours, by the end of the day, my skin was oily back again.
As far as its effect on acne is concerned, this did not clear them out completely, but helped in clearing the redness and stopped any further breakouts. I used it three days in a row and my acne condition was in control. I did not see any effect on blemishes either. I do not think this is a great mask given the price tag. It does not keep the face matte for the whole day. Secondly, you cannot use it on a daily basis to clear out blemishes because this is a clay mask. There is no great feature in this clay mask that I would recommend you to spend Rs. 1900 on it. You can use multani mitti or Freeman or Himalaya clay mask and get the same results.
Overall, this is just an average product and you can get similar clay products in budget and drugstore brands. Skip this!
Summing up the pros and cons of this clay mask:
Pros of Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Oil Control Cleansing Mask:
- Clay mask with kaolin clay as its main ingredient.
- Does deep cleansing nicely.
- Helps in controlling acne situation.
- Prevents further breakouts.
- Absorbs oil.
- Does not dry out the skin much.
- Contains Gentian root extract, algae extract, and aloe powder.
Cons of Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Oil Control Cleansing Mask:
- Does not do much on existing acne.
- Works as an average clay mask.
- Face does not stay matte for the whole day (such a disappointment!)
- Does not work on blemishes.
Will I Repurchase Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Oil Control Cleansing Mask?
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