Yesterday, I reviewed Fresh's Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask. It's great for normal to oily skin types, but over time I felt it would be a bit too much for dry skin types (like me). I really like REN Skincare. I really like clay. So a couple of months ago I saw that REN had a clay Invisible Pores Detox Mask (for Combination to Oily Skin Types). Even though this says it's for Combination to Oily skin types, this works great on my Dry Skin. To use it everyday? NO. But I can use this safely, once a week for a deep clean (that's more than I could with the Fresh clay). This is "a purifying clay mask that draws out impurities, visibly reduces and refines pores, combats the appearance of oiliness and breakouts". Purify & Detox!!! Yes, please! I love that clean feeling! I mentioned yesterday, that since using REN's Clay Clarifying Cleanser along with REN's Gentle Cleansing Milk, my breakouts and skin flair ups have really calmed down. It's due to clay! But clay can be drying! I've decided to replace the REN Clay Clarifying Cleanser (which I was using daily) with REN's Invisible Pores Detox Mask (once a week). I feel I only need clay once a week & not daily! I love REN products because they understand sensitive skin. They undergo rigorous British environmental/organic standards (NO parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, petrolatum, synthetic fragrance/colors, T.E.A., D.E.A, glycols, silicones). Nearly all of their products are Vegan. It's truly CLEAN Skincare! I love the packaging! The clay is housed in a bag INSIDE a pump! That is to keep the clay supple & germ free! All of their products are packaged this way! You start with CLEAN SKIN, before applying this mask. You pump out enough product to cover your entire face. Apply in sections. Let dry! This mask tightened but didn't harden or crack. It felt cool on the skin. I rinsed with warm water & a face cloth. My skin felt clean and supple. It didn't feel as stripped as with the Fresh. I wouldn't use this everyday, but definitely once a week! You're not running for your moisturizer afterwards! My pores looked clean. Did they look smaller? No, but they didn't look smaller with the Fresh mask either. This did a better job with blackheads. I never experienced any redness or dry patches with this mask. So if you have fickle skin like me and can't use charcoal or harsh masks, definitely give this a try. It's gentle, calming & soothing. If you have normal, combination or oily skin and want a mask that is not so powerful, I think you will like this as well. Attached to the pump/nozzle is a "mini-cap" to cover the pump opening. This is to prevent the pump from being blocked. It worked for me. Overall, I was very impressed with this mask and will incorporate it into my skincare regime until something else comes along.
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)
REN Invisible Pores Detox Mask is Sweet