Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque
I grabbed a sample of this from Nordstrom one day, and was really curious to try this clay mask. This mask isn't very drying for a clay mask, and hardens slightly after application. I did only use it once since I just had a sample pot that then hardened, but it did minimize pores somewhat. I thought the mask was ok, but nothing amazing enough to make me really want to buy it!
Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask
I got a sample of this from Sephora and thought it would be interesting to try out. I hadn't really looked at it before, but it had a really interesting texture. It was velvety, almost like Vaseline, but not oily or heavy. It has a nice light scent - to me like cucumber and tea - and my boyfriend thought the scent was pleasant as well. It definitely tingled while wearing it, and even felt tingly afterwards for quite some time, which actually kind of freaked me out. It didn't bother my boyfriend, and he thought it was nice. It is quite pricey, so I don't know that I would buy it, however.
Ole Henriksen Blue/Black Berry Enzyme Mask
This was a sample I picked up for my boyfriend, as he is a big fan of Ole Henriksen. :) He thought it felt moisturizing and creamy on, which he thought was nice, but he didn't find that his skin was any different afterwards. I know I have limited experience with enzyme/acid masks, and I think he doesn't quite understand them either!
Chantecaille Fruit & Flower Acids Mask
I picked up a sample of this at Neiman Marcus when I was actually looking for a sample of their Detox Clay Mask. (Such a sample does not seem to exist!) Anyway, this mask has a nice subtle sweet scent and a nice creamy texture. It feels slightly tingly on, and my skin felt nice afterwards. But this is another one that seems too pricey to purchase!
So in the end, I didn't purchase any of these masks. I think I prefer more clay type masks (Koh Gen Do Brightening Spa Moisture Mask is awesome!) and their immediate effects. I suppose I need to try more acid type masks to see more long term impact! Either way, if I were to dive into that, I would grab either the Ole Henriksen or the Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask that gets so many positive reviews!
What are your favorite masks? Do you prefer clay masks or acid ones? What should I be trying?? :)
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