So it happened that we moved homes just a few weeks ago, and right before leaving, when I was packing up my clothes, at the depths of my wardrobe, I found THIS. Yes, this Odylique mask, unopened and all, has somehow mysteriously fallen between two drawers, waiting to be rescued for many months. Well, it worked out for the best because I recently finished all my face masks, and this baby was there to save and pamper my skin. OK, now, when we’re done with the dramatic story of lost-and-found facial mask, I’m going to describe more of what it does, and why I was so happy to find it.
I’ll start by mentioning the brand Odylique. If you haven’t heard about them before, it’s one of the green beauty pioneers, one of the first green beauty brands starting to offer clean, fair-trade cosmetics (and it wasn’t that easy to find some back in the day, trust me). Their products became better and better over time, and they always stayed loyal and faithful to their ethics and their consumers (not an easy thing to do nowadays with so much competition).
So. The mask. The 3-in-1 Maca Mask, to be precise, is a powder mask made with green clay, white clay, maca root extract, and other ingredients. I do not like powder facial masks because they’re too messy, so I wouldn’t mind if it came in another form. But as you know, many organic masks are this way, so I probably have to just deal with it if I want a good product in my skincare stash. Anyway, it’s easy to mix with water (or toner, or flower water) for a nice, creamy consistency. It’s recommended to leave it on the skin for 15-20 minutes, but I keep it for about 10 because I prefer to remove it before it completely dries out. Also, because I can feel some tingling. Apparently, it’s normal, but my skin is prone to sensitivity, so I prefer not to go overboard with any treatments. It’s a purifying and gently exfoliating mask, which leaves the skin really soft, smooth, and bright. I’ve been using this every Sunday, and I noticed that my makeup was going on smoother, and I experience way less flaking on my forehead. So despite all the pain with the mixing and the application, it’s a pretty good product!
You can find this mask at the official Odylique website here (£20) or Amazon (US) for $38.
Have you tried this Maca Mask?