I was in a bit of a dry skin phase for the past few months, and I had finally got around to accepting the theory that skin dries out as we age and looking forward to a lifetime of shea butter massages or whatever it is that dry-skinned girls and guys indulge in. Turns out, it was just the weather because while the aging part is all going on just fine, but my skin is back to it's oily self. And that means clay masks are back in my life :D My latest obsession is this Montagne Jeunesse Crushed Raspberry Mango Fruit Smoothie Pore Cleansing Face Mask.
Montagne Jeunesse makes some really nice and very affordable face masks, and I have liked every mask I have tried so far. This Fruit Smoothie mask is a basic clay/kaolin mask with added ingredients glycerin, mango seed butter, and aloe juice, I guess, to make it a little less drying. I still find it drying, especially if I apply a thicker layer of the mask. That's okay for a spot treatment, but I like to use this as a mild oil-absorbing mask, and here's how I do it: I take a little bit in my hand, add water to it and pretty much smear it on to my face in a really thin layer (sort of how I would with a face wash). The thin layer dries out in no time and soaks up any extra oil without drying my skin. Follow with my usual moisturizer and I am ready for the day :D Since I use very little of the mask, even the small sachet will last me a couple of uses. I just slip the mask in a Ziploc bag and pop it in the fridge to keep it from drying out. Anywho, this is a nice mask if you have oily skin. Do give it a try - if you haven't tried already!
Montagne Jeunesse Crushed Raspberry Mango Fruit Smoothie Face Mask - Ingredients