Facial masks are useful for maintaining healthy, youthful skin. There are many types of masks, and depending on what they’re made of, they can help to tighten and tone the skin, draw out oil and impurities, reduce the appearance of blemishes, and nourish and rejuvenate the skin.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been using Cattier’s Pink Clay Mask For Sensitive Skin. And I must say, I’ve been quite happy with the results!
Cattier’s Pink Clay Mask ingredients include: Kaolin (pink clay), water, mint extract, shea butter, aloe leaf extract.
Cattier is a French natural and organic cosmetics brand that can be found commonly in Europe but is just beginning to garner some notice across the Atlantic. What drew me to this particular product is the combination of pink clay and aloe vera, which seems perfectly suited for sensitive skin. Now normally, my skin is… well, normal. But a recent heat wave has irritated the skin on my cheeks, so I decided to go with a pink clay mask that’s great for sensitive skin.
Pink clay is made by mixing red and white clays. It does not draw out oils from the skin which makes it suited for sensitive & dry skin. Pink clay is also great for other skin types. It’s useful for firming and toning tired, dull and de-vitalized skin. It has excellent cleansing properties, helps refine skin texture and provides hydration.
Applying the mask.
When applying the mask, my first mistake was putting it on wet skin. The mask definitely needs to be applied to skin that’s already been washed and patted dry with a towel. My second mistake was getting a bit of the clay around my eye, which is a very delicate skin area. Fortunately, nothing tragic happened. I just realized I’m kind of clumsy when it comes to putting on cosmetic products.
So. As you can see, the pink clay begins to take on a whitish color. That means it’s doing its work! While the mask dries, the skin feels tight yet malleable. As for the scent, it’s nicely subtle with flowery undertones (that’s the fragrance in the ingredients). I left the mask on for ten minutes as indicated in the directions, then rinsed it off with warm water.
- A few minutes after use, the skin feels very smooth and tight.
- A few hours later, the skin looks glowy.
- After a day or so, the appearance of spots and blemishes are noticeably diminished.
Plus: Apart from the mask’s great effects on my skin, I like the fact that 99.3% of the ingredients are natural, with 10.1% of the natural ingredients coming from organic farming.
Downside: Fragrance in the ingredients. While the words fragrance and perfume may not necessarily mean synthetic chemicals, it would be nice if Cattier disclosed the source of the fragrance.
How much: ~ $6.40