L’OCCITANE Ultra Comforting Mask
5 November, 2009 § 6 Comments
L’OCCITANE Ultra Comforting Mask 75ml
I’m not sure why I really want to write this, but I keep thinking about it so here it is, just so I can have some peace and stop thinking about writing posts! (｀Д´) ムキー!
The Ultra Comforting Mask is from L’OCCITANE‘s Shea & Organic Cotton range for sensitive skin. A friend recommended this range, particularly their Ultra Comforting Cream, to me but I have too many moisturisers waiting to be finished. I’ve used the Ultra Comforting Cleansing Milk in the past and thought it was a decent cleanser (but maybe not for combination-oily skin) so when I was looking for a soothing, moisturising mask I picked this one. (o´・∀・｀o)ﾆｺｯ♪
I like the concept behind the Shea & Organic Cotton range. The products are formulated with the minimal number of ingredients using (as far as possible) natural products, and contain no perfumes, colourants, preservatives or alcohol. Because there aren’t any preservatives, the products have a life of 6 months once opened. I don’t think it’s a problem finishing this mask in 6 months, but I wasn’t able to finish the cleanser. (ﾉω･､) ｳｩ･･･
The Ultra Comforting Mask is a creamy mask that is designed to soothe and moisturise the skin. I was originally afraid it would be thick and greasy, but the texture is actually quite light. What I like most about it is that you don’t have to wash it off. +.ﾟ(*´∀｀)bﾟ+.ﾟｲｨ Once the five minutes or so of masking time is over the instructions suggest just removing any excess with tissue. I usually find that my skin has absorbed most of the mask so I go straight on to my skin care routine.
I’m not sure if it’s visible in the photos below, but the mask is a little grainy. It’s not a problem though, because I don’t feel any graininess when I spread it out (and my skin is too sensitive for many scrubs).
I’ve been using this mask daily because my skin has been very sensitive and dehydrated. I use a generous amount each time so one tube isn’t going to last too long.
After using this my face feels softer and more moisturised. I’m now able to use Retin-A every night, which is a huge improvement because before I started using this my face would feel sore when I used Retin-A consecutively for two nights. But I also get burning/stinging sensations each time I use this, especially when my skin is particularly sensitive. So I’m not sure if the mask is good for my skin! (。=｀ω´=)ぇ?
While the packaging also says it’s meant to reduce facial redness, I haven’t actually noticed an improvement. But nothing I’ve used in the past has worked, so it’s not really the mask’s fault. (´･ω･｀;A) アセアセ