Reviewed: Plum Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Renaissance Face Mask
The thought of spending a day at the spa doing absolutely nothing other than being pampered from head to toe is alluring indeed. But for someone who is as interested and curious in the products and techniques used, it would be torturous to close my eyes and just let the masseuse do her job. So I prefer picking my own products, customising them to my needs, and creating an at-home spa. Nothing is more fun than inviting a few of my girlfriends over and having a full-on spa session!
Besides my regular exfoliation and steam sessions to deep cleanse my skin, I like using face masks that I can put on and go about finishing my chores while it works its magic. Plum Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Renaissance Face Mask is one such mask. It claims to exfoliate, deep cleanse, nourish and brighten skin, and let me tell you it doesn’t fail in any department.
The Renaissance Face Mask with its kaolin and bentonite clay naturally exfoliates and cleanses skin. There’s a strong tingling sensation soon after you apply the mask. It’s not an uncomfortable feeling, but it makes me feel like my face mask is actually working. Kaolin and bentonite clay also work very well in absorbing excess sebum. So this works like a charm for oily-skinned people.
However, unlike other clay-based masks, this mask does not leave the skin feeling dry and stretchy because it is enriched with grape seed oil that is rich in polyphenols (antioxidants), vitamins D, C, E, flavonoids and essential fatty acids. It leaves your skin moisturised and nourished, which is why it worked well on my oily skin as well as on my mum’s mature, dry skin. It also has the goodness of sea buckthorn oil, which is a natural antioxidant and heals skin damage. I think this is a great face mask to exfoliate, cleanse, moisturise and brighten and will suit all skin types.