Friday, 29 January 2016
FACE MASK FRIDAY: CLARK'S BOTANICALS DEEP MOISTURE MASK
For this week's Face Mask Friday, I'm reviewing the Clark's Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask (£58 from www.spacenk.com). I had never heard of this brand until I came across this is SpaceNK. I have dry skin, so I'm always looking for a good moisturising mask. The packaging on this isn't the most attractive, but I really like what's inside.
Clark's Botanicals is a US brand set up by Francesco Clark (who suffered with clogged pores and breakouts after a spinal cord injury) and his father Dr Harold Clark. They set out to develop botanically-based formulas to rebalance stressed skin. All of the skincare products that Clark's Botanicals produces contain the powerful Jasmine Absolute- an essential oil that rebalances skin. It calms and heals, is antibacterial, anti-inflamatory and immuno-stimulating.
The Clark's Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask is paraben and sulphate-free, and has not been tested on animals. It is designed to infuse dry skin with moisture, add glow to the skin and to dimish the appearance of wrinkles over time. As well as the Jasmine Absolute, it contains algae extract (to soothe redness and soften skin), Comfrey root extract (to soothe inflamation), and Japanese Green Tea (which has powerful antioxident properties to protect the skin from the environment and reduce the signs of aging). It's a good hydrating mask to use if you have acne too.
You apply a generous layer of this mask to your face and neck and let it absorb for 15 to 20 minutes. You can also leave this mask on overnight too. As you can imagine, it has quite a strong floral scent- it's not the nicest (a bit like an 'old lady smell') but it's not unpleasant. My skin literally drinks this mask up, and all I'm left with is a tacky residue which I wipe off with a cleansing wipe. It really hydrates my skin and leaves it plumper, softer and more radiant too. I don't have any wrinkles yet, so I can't comment on its effectiveness where this is concerned. It's actually not all that different in terms of hydration to the Superdrug Vitamin E Moisture Mask (£2.59 from www.superdrug.com) that I reviewed (here), so if you don't suffer from acne and don't need a moisture mask that will tackle wrinkles too, this would be a much cheaper option for you.
Have you tried anything from Clark's Botanicals before?
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