Hello! Today’s blog post is about a face mask that deserves some time in the spotlight – the Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask.
Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask
£30.00 – Beauty Expert
This skin balancing and calming mask is ideal for sensitive, blemish prone skin. Clarifying and soothing Rosemary, Thyme and Lavender Essential Oils are blended with Kaolin to purify dull, blemished and congested complexions. You may experience an active tingling sensation as the mask gently but deeply cleanses, rebalances and nourishes.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Kaolin (absorbant), Propylene Glycol (humectant/helps active ingredients penetrate the skin), Vegetable Oil (Olus) (humectant), Glyceryl Stearate (stabiliser), PEG-100 Stearate (stabiliser), Cetyl Alcohol (thickener/emulsifier/emollient), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil (emollient), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (skin conditioning), Ethoxydiglycol (humectant), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract (antioxidant/skin conditioning/fragrance), Methylparaben (preservative), 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol (preservative), Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol (preservative), Propylparaben (preservative), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil (fragrance), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil (antioxidant/skin conditioning/fragrance), Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil (antioxidant), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (skin conditioning/fragrance), Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Linalool (naturally occurring essential oil), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Limonene (naturally occurring essential oil).
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Rosemary, Thyme, Lavender, Kaolin.
I am so guilty of not taking good care of my skin lately and good golly, is it beginning to show *hides face Phantom of the Opera style*. When the Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask popped through my letterbox, with its promises to “purify dull, blemished and congested complexions“, it was just what my skin needed.
To say the Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask is clay based, it does not feel drying in the slightest. I have to admit that I was surprised just how comfortable it applies and wears. It does not feel drying whilst wearing, nor does it dry out and crack on my skin after 10 minutes. In fact, it feels soft, creamy and hydrating, and unlike other masks I can still move my face comfortably whilst wearing.
The mask is of a typical off-white colour that you would expect with a clay based mask. I’m not that good at picking up scents, but I can say that this has a subtle herbal scent, with soft notes of lavender coming through.
The slight tingling Elemis warns about was not as bad as I expected. If you have sensitive skin you will of course already be wary of the mask due to the essential oils and other natural ingredients used. There were times I couldn’t feel any tingling, and some times where I could feel the effect. For me personally it was bearable when I did feel it and the effect disappeared after a few minutes. It certainly isn’t GlamGlow levels of tingling!
After I remove the mask, my skin feels soft, comfortable and hydrated – not a result I would expect with a clay based mask. Usually, I am rushing to slap on a moisturiser as fast as I can, but with this mask I do not feel I need to.
My skin looks brighter and healthier, with the dullness gone and my open pores reduced in size. This mask clears up the congested areas of my cheeks without over-drying. It also seems to clear up any potential spots without bringing them out like clay masks tend to do.
This face mask was such a lovely, well needed treat for my skin, and I can see myself repurchasing in the future. I think the price for this mask is reasonable, as it is similar to other brands such as REN, Nuxe, GlamGlow and Clinique to name a few.
Have you ever tried anything from Elemis? Do you have any recommendations for me?