Face mask Friday is always a good day, it means the weekend is here and it means taking a minute or two to sit down and relax, even though I must admit that I don’t always do my face masks on Friday, I just post about them now. I know, how horrible of me. Either way, I am still taking time out of my day to sit and relax which is nice, so let’s dive in and see how this one went.
This month is all about the Philosophy Purity Pore Extractor Exfoliating Clay Mask, this one will run you $35.00 and comes with 2.5oz of product, which I think is a pretty good amount of product if you ask me. The first thing I want to mention is that I completely forgot to take a shot of me wearing this mask so I have decided to leave it out of the one, you can instead just imagine what this slightly off white mask looks like on the skin, it’s not exciting so you aren’t missing much.
I want to start this review out by talking about the packaging and saying that I actually really like this packaging, mostly I like it because it is very simple and not tacky, along with the fact that it is in a squeezy tube which makes for super easy use and mess-free for the most part. Other than that whole smearing it all over your face thing of course, but that one is hard to avoid unless you always use a silicone applicator which I don’t always do. But yes, I like the packaging and I think that it is very on-brand for Philosophy.
The smell of this is not particularly memorable, it kind of just smelled like skincare to me, nothing too strong or in your face but not unnoticeable either, it doesn’t bother me but if you are super sensitive I might avoid this one. This mask is an exfoliator but I wasn’t expecting it to be quite as exfoliating as it is, so if you have very sensitive skin I would pass on this because while this left my skin feeling fantastic, I don’t have the most sensitive of skin but this hurt coming off. Nothing major to the point of where I won’t use it again, but it isn’t the most gentle exfoliator.
This mask claims to get rid of blackheads and shrink the look of pores to leave your skin looking glowing and fresh, to be completely honest I think this does that. I don’t have particularly large pores but I did notice that mine appeared smaller and this did leave my skin feeling clean and soft, even left it looking a little bit glow. This was after the initial first few minutes of having red skin, which concerned me but everything turned out alright.
Overall, I do like this mask and can see myself continuing to use this, I’m really curious what the long term effects on my skin will be but that will just have to wait and be found out.
What is your favorite face mask?