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It is that time of the year, when I go bonkers and buy a lot of masks and packs because Come summers and I have a skin that is absolutely dull, oily and choked. I feel that my skin is choking and is gasping for air. To add to it the oily/combination skin get dehydrated and the oil only adds to the various skin problems. So when I heard about the Swedish spa earth being launched and read the words Deep cleansing…purifying … detoxifying and softening it drove me crazy and I had to get my hands on this clay mask.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
What it claims:
Detoxify and deeply cleanse your skin. Apply to clean, dry skin, avoiding eye area. Leave for up to 10 minutes, then rinse off. With detoxifying malachite and mineral rich kaolin to draw out impurities, and softening Hydracare+
Deep cleansing mask with purifying Kaolin, detoxifying Malachite and softening Hydracare+
Cleanse and detoxify by applying Mask evenly to face, leaving up to 10 minutes, and then rinsing off.
Ingredients : AQUA, KAOLIN, OLUS OIL, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, GLYCERIN, CERA ALBA, MYRISTYL MYRISTATE, CETYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA, PARFUM, XANTHAN GUM, METHYLPARABEN,PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, MALACHITE EXTRACT, FURCELLARIA LUMBRICALIS EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, CI 77891, CI 77007, CI 77492, CI 42090, CI 19140
Price: Rs 498
Quantity: 50 ml
Content: The pack is a very light green paste, spreads easily.
Smell: Swedish Spa Purifying Face Mask has such a mild smell, that I can’t even describe it.
Packaging: A transparent tube with a plastic cap.
How do I use it? I use the Swedish Spa Purifying Face Mask as directed after I have cleansed and scrubbed my face.
The first time I used it I had a hard time washing it out, it behaved in a weird manner and kept turning into this paste and kept spreading instead of washing out. I had to wash it out with a foaming cleanser. The next week I decided to give the mask another shot and it was worth. This time déjà vu, the same thing, so I used the Oriflame facial sponge to clean it off, but my face still had residue. The residue is like a white cast stuck to your face. The sponge itself has a scrubbing action so I have decided to not scrub my face when I use this mask (it would be too much of scrubbing action for one day).
Pros of Oriflame Swedish Spa Purifying Face Mask:
• It has a very mild smell, so people with acute sense of smell can also go ahead and give it a try.
• Skin looked bright immediately after use, at the brightness increased with every use.
• Hydrating action of the mask is definitely worth mentioning, the dry patches I had on my face have disappeared.
• Did not break me out or irritate my skin
Cons Oriflame Swedish Spa Purifying Face Mask:
• Quite an expensive mask
• The mask leaves a white layer on your face which does not wash off with water.
• It hasn’t changed or improved the skin condition after 4 weeks of use I really did not see drastic detoxified or purified effect
• Contains Parabens
Will I repurchase? No! I will not repurchase this because my normal homemade face pack which contains chickpea flour /Fuller’s earth turmeric and curd/milk does a better job than this. I’m more disappointed because I had high expectations from this pack. I’m not sure whether the reason I did not see a difference was because I was not using the serum, but then again the pack should have made some difference with all the jazzy ingredients like Kaolin, Malachite and Hydracare+.
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