Wednesday, 9 January 2013
beauty basics: ren invisible pores mask
while i get there are times (ie, flying) when you might want a subtle, clear mask to pep up your skin, there's definitely still room in my beauty cabinet for an old-fashion clay mask. clay is incredible at bringing out any impurities (dirt, oil, pollution...) and leaving skin feeling detoxed and cleansed. after a winter of loading up on heavy moisture masks, my skin was definitely after something to bring back into balance. ren's invisible pores mask uses french clay to absorb excess sebum, and can knock out blackheads and reduce pore size. i've used this mask a couple of times now; sure, it's one saved for a night in without guests, but it left my skin incredibly clear and soft. i'd noticed a few slacker pores in a couple of patches, and they've definitely disappeared now, and it leaves the surface of your skin super-soft. if you do have oily problem skin, commit to using it once a week and i think you'd notice a real difference. for me, it was the perfect pick-me-up to refresh my skin and get it back to its best. i also love ren's jojoba microbead facial polish, which is a pretty full-on exfoliator, so a weekly combo of that plus this mask is pretty much the ultimate facial detox.