I went to Ulta last week for some skin care products. I wasn’t specifically looking to buy Clinique products but I came home with with a majority of Clinique products. Thanks Preston!
Well one of the poducts I bought was Cliniques Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Face Mask.
What It Is
Mattifying mask absorbs oil, impurities and environmental pollutants to help detoxify skin. Charcoal powder draws out deep-seated debris to purify pores, while mineral clays soak up excess oil. Skin feels fresh, smooth; pores look noticeably refined. Oil-free. For Dry Combination to Oily Skin Types.
I have used this product twice. I love it. I used once while i was in the bath and once while watching “America’s Next Top Model”. Yeah I love that show.
I washed my face with a Clinique Cleanser that I got as a free gift. Then applied the mask on my face in a thin layer, avoiding the eye area. There you leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes letting it dry.
It has a cool, tingly feeling as it dries. Not at all uncomfortable, unlike when I tried the Hana cure Facial Mask. I then rinse the mask off using warm water. It washes off very easily, and it leaves the skin soft and bright. I usually apply a hot wash rag to my face afterwards to open the pores. After that I apply a toner to finish, applying a moisturizer afterwards.
You should only use this twice a week, opting to use your usual skin care routine the rest of the time.
So…did it work? After only using it twice, I definitely can see a difference. My pores are less noticeable and my skin looks so healthy and bright. I plan to definitely continue to use this product and really if you like clear healthy skin you would to!
Hanacure All-In-One Facial So I caved in. The new beauty trend of the Instagram. Hanacure used by celebrities (of course they do...they can afford to use it). The Facial Mask that makes you look like an old lady or a zombie.
First let me tell you this. It's expensive. $29 for a single use or $110 for 4 applications. I don't know about you but that's pretty steep for someone like me who is on a budget.
Now for the product itself, it's made with mostly natural ingredients. Lotus Leaf Extract - Hovenia Dulcis Fruit (oriental raisin tree) Extract - Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea extract) - Honeysuckle Flower Extract - Rosa Canina Fruit Oil - Peony Root Extract - Sophora Root Extract
Some peptides and PURIFYING COMPOUND + CO2 OCTOLIFT™. For maximum purity, the Lifting Serum mixes into the Gelling Solution resulting in a Purifying Compound that absorbs and discharges all impurities in your pores. Once exposed to CO2 within the air, the compound reacts and transforms into CO2 OctoLift™ that adheres to your skin with lifting and tightening forces while releasing soothing botanicals and peptides. Within 30 minutes, all major skin concerns are combated revealing a noticeably improved complexion, time after time.
To use it is simple. When you open the package you will find a serum, the product, and an application brush. Open the package to the line and add the serum. Fold the top back over the product and shake for 20 seconds. It will form into the gel that you will apply to to your face. Use the brush to generously apply the mask to your face and neck avoiding the eyes and mouth. You'll know why later.
Fan your face if you like to help it dry faster, although you don't have to. It dries pretty quickly. You will leave the mask on for 30 minutes minimizing movement of the face. Rinse with water afterwards. Removes very easily.
So....what happens during those 30 minutes?
From the Website:
Expect intense tightening sensation within 10 minutes or less. If applied close to under eye area, you may experience gradual pulling effects. Don’t be alarmed! This is normal and only temporary while the mask is working.
If your skin is fairly light in pigment or you get easily flushed, you may experience temporary redness of up to 90 minutes. Don’t worry! This is only temporary and due to an increase in blood circulation as our Purifying Compound and CO2 OctoLift™ work to absorb impurities while restoring your skin’s flawless appearance.
The smell is pleasant. It goes on smoothly. It feels very nice when it goes on. It's cooling. As for the tingling some have reported feeling, I didn't feel it. The mask got very very tight. My lips looked like they were going to explode! Talking was difficult. And my eyes did not move!
Now, did I see a difference? Not really. Maybe I need to use it a few more times. At $110 for 4 applications? I probably won't use it again.
Have you tried the Hanacure All in One Facial Mask? Let me know of your experiences and if it worked for you in the comments. And please follow and like.
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