Skincare Sunday: Emma Hardie Purifying Pink Clay Detox Mask

We all know that I love a face mask. I can’t seem to stop picking them up when i’m out and about. But when I come across one as good as this mask, I can’t wait to share it with you all!

Over the past six months or so, I have been discovering the delight that is Emma Hardie Skincare. I have tried and loved the Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask which I reviewed here along with the brand’s latest eye cream, the Midas Touch Revitalising Eye Serum which I also reviewed here. Both products received a huge thumbs up from me and are now firm favourites in my permanent skincare routine so when I had the chance to review the newest launch from the brand, the Purifying Pink Clay Detox Mask*, I jumped at the chance!

If, like me, your skin has been a bit congested and needs a general detox, then you need to check this mask out.

As always, the packaging is luxurious and practical.  You get a little scoop in the box for getting the product out of the pot, perfect for avoiding wastage and for hygiene reasons! The mask also comes with one of the brand’s dual-action cleansing cloths which usually comes with the brand’s cult Moringa Cleansing Balm. The scent is beautiful but not overpowering which only adds to the luxe feel of the product.

The mask is designed to deeply cleanse and purify the skin whilst refining pores and providing a gentle exfoliation.

Usually, i’m suspect when it comes to detox masks that contain clay. My skin is dry and often clay can suck what little moisture I do have straight out and leave my skin feeling tight and stripped. This mask is a game changer in that regard as the Australian Pink Clay within the mask actually helps improve the skin’s natural moisture levels as well as deep cleansing and purifying and I can report that it really works!

My skin also suffers from redness so I was pleased to see the addition of the brand’s trademarked Defensil technology which is used at a clinical level to soothe the skin, reduce redness and inflammation and create a general all round, even complexion. There are few products that I have tried that work so well when it comes to reducing my redness so this product is absolutely worth me singing its praises! You are also getting some skin protection from the mask as Moringa Seed Oil is rich in Vitamins C and E which provide antioxidant benefits whilst helping to fight free radicals and protect the skin from environmental aggressors. #Winning

Application is, as you would expect – smooth a thin layer over clean skin, avoiding the eyes, leave for 10-15 minutes and gently remove with the dampened dual-action cloth.

After use my skin feels as smooth as a baby’s bottom. Seriously. It doesn’t feel remotely tight, stripped or irritated and as I mentioned, I can notice a real, visible difference in reduced redness. Whilst the mask claims to refine pores, my rather large pores at the sides of my nose sadly are not magicked away 😦 but if that’s the only shortcoming I can find in the mask, we’re onto a winner.

This mask works amazingly well in conjunction with the brand’s Moringa Renewal Treatment mask. Over the past month, I have been multi-masking with both products and the results are amazing. My skin looks super healthy and fresh and I can actually see a visible glow afterwards that could be mistaken for a salon or spa facial.

At £40 a pot, it is on the pricier side of skincare products but you do get a good 50ml of product as well as the cleansing cloth included. Personally, I find it reasonable and consistent with the rest of the brand’s prices. The fact that this clay based mask doesn’t dry my skin out and works so well in reducing redness is worth it’s weight in gold for me so I will happily repurchase once I finish this pot!

Do you use a detoxing or purifying mask in your skincare routine? What are your favourites?

Thanks for reading!

Lynsey xox 

*Contains PR samples

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