Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask | Quenching Mineral Mask | Double Glow Peel Mask: Review

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
Recently there has been a huge resurgence for face masks. Whether it be sheet masks, clay masks, peeling masks, or hydration masks, every single skincare brand out there is coming out with a plethora of face masks. The masking fad is becoming so prevalent that terms like "multi-masking" are entering our common skincare vocabulary. For Fall 2016, Vichy is joining the mask movement with the release of three brand new masks that target different skin concerns. To read my quick reviews of the Pore Purifying Clay Mask, Quenching Mineral Mask, and Double Glow Peel Mask, click.......
Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask
Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask ($34 CAD):
A soft clay mask made with both kaolin and bentonite clay, the Pore Purifying Clay Mask also contains soothing aloe vera juice. The mask is not super thick so it spreads nicely across the skin. It will not completely dry and harden so it won't dry out the skin but it is a tad difficult to remove. The mask is comfortable and calming on the face but it doesn't really provide any cooling or tingly sensation.
Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask
Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask
Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask ($34 CAD):
A gel mask that's very thin and light, the Quenching Mineral Mask is formulated with Vichy's mineral thermal water and vitamin B3. I'll admit that the mask feels like a dream on the face- super relaxing and extremely cooling, but it contains alcohol as its third ingredient. Although widely used in skincare, alcohol is quite the controversial ingredient. There seems to be a lot of differing opinions on whether or not the ingredient is drying and harmful when applied topically on the skin, especially in the long run. Nevertheless, I think this is a really great mask for a short self-pampering session. It leaves the skin feeling refreshed and plump.
Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask
Vichy Double Glow Peel Mask
Vichy Double Glow Peel Mask ($34 CAD):
With fruit-derived AHA acids that gently exfoliate the skin, the Double Glow Peel mask has a very lightweight, gel-like texture with a pleasant fruity scent. The mask also contains volcanic rock particles designed to mechanically exfoliate the skin but they are honestly too fine and sparse to actually do anything. The mask feels pretty tingly as the AHA works to melt away dead skin cells and my skin is left feeling and looking fresh and renewed. With that said, the formulation also contains alcohol (second ingredient on the list), something that you may want to look out for.
Vichy Double Glow Peel Mask
Vichy is available online at Vichy.ca and in stores at London Drugs and Shoppers Drug Mart.
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