I would recommend organic facial masks or homemade if you’d like to call it, with one of the recipes I posted earlier on. (See 2 posts down). I just don’t have all the time in the world to mix such concoction everyday so having masks like the ones pictured above or those that can be bought in smaller packs would be convenient.

These two are some of the products in the box of Yves Rocher I got some time last week, the whole lot is here. On the left is a matte peeling mask (green cap) with purple flowers on it. Those are from Scutellaria, also known as skullcap; it’s a potent antioxidant. It’s also said to be an antihistamine, antibacterial and inflammatory modulator containing tannins, volatile oils and flavonoids.

Upon application of this mask, there’s a stinging sensation for a few seconds. The gel would then dry up, you could feel the skin tightening up. The mask also contains apricot beads…opens up pores for deep cleansing. Unlike other beaded masks I used before, this one doesn’t give me breakouts.

Instruction says leave the mask for 5-10 minutes and rinse. I do that and the matte effect can be seen immediately. After rinsing and drying up I apply the other one, a moisturizer that contains maple sugar — translated literally but I guess it is actually the sugar content, maple syrup is like honey when used as a facial anyway.

These two has totally made my face glow.

*What is effective to me may not be effective to you. Please consult your dermatologist.


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Marie Gizelle

Marie is a 38-year-old mom who enjoys having facials and a good mask even at home.