Sometimes I just get in the mood to try new facial products and during these times, I usually head over to Starbucks for my favorite Chai Tea Latte, then to the nearest beauty mart to wander through the endless isles of products.
During my most recent trip, I discovered the Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask and was initially drawn to the list of awesome ingredients. I’m sure the cute pink packaging had a lot to do with my initial attraction as well but I digress.
The Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask is a creamy light pink mask containing strawberry, rosemary, and yarrow. This mask claims to unclog pores and remove impurities leaving skin clean and clarified.
This product is best used by applying a thin layer onto freshly washed and towel dried skin and allowing to dry for 15 minutes up to 3 times a week. The easiest way to remove the mask once it dries is to rinse thoroughly with warm water, towel dry and proceed with the rest of your skin care regimin.
Retailing at $5.99 for 3.4 fl oz (100ml), this strawberry scented mask comes in a pink tube with a flip top. .
Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Bentonite, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Titanium Dioxide (Cl77891), PEG-20 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Tocopherol, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Salicylic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance/Parfum, Methylparaben, Propylparabin, Benzyl Benzoate, Carmine (Cl 75470)
The first thing that attracted me to this mask was the price and the list of ingredients. The bentonite clay, strawberry extract, and salicylic acid are all ingredients that help with controlling oily skin. Application was easy due to the very creamy texture. I found the light strawberry scent quite pleasant and was happy that it only took 5-10 minutes for the mask to completely dry.
While this mask did soften my skin, I did not really notice any difference in my pores or with the level of oiliness of my skin after several uses. Rinsing this mask was quite easy, however afterward, there was a noticeable pink residue on my face that took multiple swipes of a toner soaked cotton round to completely remove.
While the price of this mask is unbeatable, and the ingredients list impressive, I probably will not be repurchasing this mask again. It may be good for those with mild oil control needs, but for moderately oily acne prone skinned IT Girls like me, this mask just did not pack a whole lot of punch.
What do you think about the Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure Skin-Clarifying Mud Mask? Leave a comment and lets discuss.