Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Caudalie Face Masks REVIEW

I had a reaction to some medication and, long story short: my mouth erupted in cold sores and blisters. This basically made the entire area under my nose really, uncomfortably dry and flaky. I didn't want to rub my face or start putting any products on it so I just abandoned putting anything on my face except Zovirax for a week, but afterwards my entire face felt very dehydrated. I went online in search for a hydrating face mask, and stumbled across Caudalie's Moisturising Mask that I wanted to try. When it comes to skincare, if possible I like to try a sample before splurging on the full size, so when I found the Mix & Masks Trio with 3 samples - including the mask I was after - I instantly bought it. 
I found the Moisturising Mask to be very effective. It feels like a silky soft, creamy moisturiser and it doesn't harden on the face, rather it sinks in. My face instantly felt hydrated and I have to say the dryness did clear up and my skin felt noticeably softer and more moisturised. There really isn't too much to say except that it does exactly what it says on the tin (or, in this case, the tube): it moisturises.

Next, I tried the Glycolic Peel mask. It's very similar to the Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask by REN (review here) but it's a lot more gentle so by far more suitable for sensitive skin. It doesn't feel harsh or thick at all, but you still get that satisfying exfoliating face mask tingle. If you have sensitive skin and are on the hunt for a skincare product containing the all important ingredient glycolic acid, then look no further! Caudalie has the answer.

Finally, the Instant Detox mask. Unfortunately, this didn't work for me. I wouldn't say I broke out, but I had 2-3 pimples the day after using this. Initially I thought - assuming it wasn't a coincidence - given it's a detox mask, perhaps it's just all the gunk in my skin coming to the surface? So I gave it a few more tries, but sadly the pattern persisted, I still got the pimples. Which is a shame, because I really liked the way my skin felt immediately after using it. It was really refreshing and smoothing and it smelled divine.

I love that Caudalie have the Mix and Masks Trio, f you're looking to update your skincare routine it's a very easy and affordable way to try and test these face masks and decide which one/s you'll repurchase in full size. It's only £15 for the whole set which given the full sized products are over £20, that's not bad! Even though they are technically sample sized you still get at least 5 uses out of them, which is very good value for the money.

I intend on purchasing the moisturising mask in full size, have you got your eye on any of them? 

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I'd like to clarify that I used these at least a couple of days after the cold sores etc had cleared up, and I'm not saying face masks are some kind of treatment for cold sores!
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2 comments

  1. Hi Millie,

    I had wanted to try one of these masks for so long! I'm a big fan of Caudalie, I have a whole post on my blog on my favourites Caudalie products, but none of these masks is included yet. I was thinking about getting the detox mask, but now I'm a bit scared after what you said. Maybe I'll give the moisturizing one a try, because I think I'd really like it.

    xoxo
    Silvia
    www.theskincabinet.com

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  2. I think the £15 is a great deal! It's only £5 a bottle and if you get 5 uses from each that's basically a pound a treatment! I find its so useful to try out samples before making big purchases to avoid wasting money. The moisture mask sounds good but I think it's great you can get the little ones to try first! - Maria | BeautyMatters

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