Monday 26 September 2011

Deep Cleansing Your Face With Lovea Bio - A Review For My Pure

I have to say there is nothing I love more than using a deep cleansing face mask, my skin always feels super clean and fresh afterwards. I must admit I have had my bad experiences with certain clay and mud masks but it's doesn't stop me trying new ones. My skin has been pretty good for a little while now only getting the odd blemish or two but I'm still prone to oiliness especially on my t-zone, in my quest for fabulous skin for my holidays I decided to try a face mask as part of this months My Pure reviews, the mask I went for was the Lovea Purifying Face Mask

I've reviewed quite a lot of Lovea products on my blog so far but this is the first facial product that I've used. Like all of their products the masks are organic and 98% natural.The Lovea Purifying Mask comes in 3 variants Yellow Clay for Dry Skin, Pink Clay for Sensitive Skin, and the one I went for Green Clay for Oily Skin.

As you would expect the key ingredient in these masks is Kaolin (Clay) which is known for it's oil absorbency, but the masks also contain Shea Butter and Vegetable Glycerin to add moisture, and Aloe Vera to calm the skin.

Packaged in a squeezable tube, the green clay mask is unsurprisingly bright green in colour, it has a thick but creamy texture, which spreads out easily onto the skin.

and a scary picture :)

Lovea advise you leave the mask on for about 5 minutes, and that you remove it before its completely dry. This is the first time I've used a mask like this normally they tell you to leave it till it's totally dry! I generally used a sponge or warm water to remove the mask. Because there was still a bit of dampness in the mask and it wasn't completely dry, it was actually pretty easy to remove, sometimes you have to scrub with clay masks but I didn't find that with this one, only the parts where it was thinner and had dried required a bit of pressure.
The most surprising thing with this mask was how my skin looked and felt when it had been washed. There was a noticeable glow to the skin but no redness, and the skin actually felt smooth and moisturised. This is exactly the opposite to how a deep cleansing mask normally makes your skin feel, your skin usually feels a little tight and maybe even dry, but my skin almost felt as though I had just applied a moisturising cream.

I really liked this mask I've been using it once a week for the past 4 weeks and I've really liked the way it leaves my skin, having said that I probably wouldn't buy this mask again! So why won't I buy something that my skin obviously likes? well it's very personal thing and that's the smell! Sometimes if we don't like a smell we can live with it but sometimes we dislike something so much we just can't get past. I hate marzipan and bitter almond so much it's untrue I can't stand the taste and I can't stand the smell. The mask smells exactly like a bottle of almond essence, it's strong and it's next to my nose! it does die off a little bit as the mask starts to set, but the minute the water hits it, it's back again! Sorry Lovea and My Pure I love the mask but the smell is too much for me :(

Lovea Bio Purifying Face Mask Green Clay Oily Skin 75ml retails at £6.99 from My Pure, don't forget though if you don't have oily skin you can also get it this mask in variants suitable for both dry and sensitive skins. That isn't all though if you spend £25 at My Pure you can get one of these masks absolutely free with your order. Any questions leave me a comment, and please tell me I'm not the only one that doesn't like the small of marzipan?

(Lovea Bio Purifying Face Mask Green Clay 75ml Was Provided By My Pure For Review Purposes.)

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