Bursting with healthy goodness (ideally!), a face mask is the treat that my skin cannot live without. Effective, targeted yet gentle, a 15 min facial mask can restore luminosity and radiance while sealing moisture or purifying skin depending on your skin type.
While I believe that a consistant skincare routine and healthy diet can result in a beautiful skin, I also believe that masks are the once/week skin savior treatment that really bring quick results.
I have been using the Acure Cell stimulating facial mask for a few months now. I love Acure Argan oil and in this post, I would like to let you know what I think of their mask. Check below!
Product description: cell stimulating facial mask
For: normal skin type
Price: $16 for 30ml
Nicely contained in a stylish glass pot (re-packaged recently in a tube), the stricking green cream/paste is quite intriguing to me. Fresh- raw- herbal - clay- organic: these words come to my mind if I want to describe Acure cell stimulating facial mask.
Combining the purifying benefits of green french clay and skin revitalising/antioxidant rich-CuroxidantTM blend (Acai berry, pomegranate, blackberry, rooibos) and argan oil, the Cell stimulating facial mask aims at detoxifying/toning skin and at freshening-up dull and tired skins. It also contains CoQ 10, which is a skin friendly ingredient, although I am still not sure about its real effects on the skin. I also notice the presence of chlorophyll (which may give the green color to the mask alongside the green clay) which is often used in skincare for its antiseptic and anti-oxidants properties. In addition, this mask features a very interesting coumpound called Chorella Growth Factor (CGF), which is extracted from the cell singled algae Chorella. The description on the Acure website about CFG was rather confusing. When I wrote to the Acure team, they kindly sent me specific studies and results from clinical trials about CGF. The CGF factor is supposed to strongly support the natural regeneration process of the skin.
(The misuse of some terms by beauty compagnies/PR/ bloggers reinforce my idea to write in a very near future a post about DNA, proteins, RNA...).
I use Acure Cell stimulating mask once or twice a week depending on my skin needs during my evening beauty routine. Once the face is gently washed with JooMo cleanser, I apply a thin layer of the green paste. I leave it for 10 min, which is the perfect time for the mask to treat before it becomes dry and too tight on the skin. The scent is really lovely, sort of herbal with a touch of mint and earthy aroma. I am a big fan! Once the time is over and have peacefully enjoyed my home facial, I use lukewarm water to carefully rinse all the left-over from the mask. I do not use a muslin cloth, because I think there is no need to give an extra "exfoliating" step to my face. I pat dry with a warm towel. The skin is feeling really smooth and toned, like renewed. I follow then by my hydrating toner, which really soothes skin and correct the slighlty tight sensation that I experiment sometimes (but not always) after using the mask. So If you have dry/sensitive skin, I would recommend to patch test it before use.
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++ loving the mask ingredients
- could be more moisturising
My overall rating: 8/10
Composition: Organic Curoxidant blend (organic Euterpe oleracea (acai) berry, organic Rubus fruticosus (blackberry), organic Rosa canina (rosehip), orgaic Punica granatum (pomegranate), fair trade organic Aspalathus linearis (rooibos), organic Aloe barbadensis vera leaf, french green clay, vegetable glycerin, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate (from coconut+ amino acids), vegetable cellulose gum, sodium cocoyl isethionate (from coconut), chlorophyll, organic Chorella pyrenoidosa extract (Chorella growth factor), glucono delta lactone (sugar enzyme), fair trade organic Theobroma cacoa (cocoa) butter, carageenan (algae), Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea bucktorn) seed oil, ubiquinone (coQ10), Argania spinosa (argan) stem cell, potassium sorbate (food grade preservative), Argania spinosa (argan) oil, and sage and spearmint essential oil blend.
Have you tried Acure Cell stimulating mask? are masks a regular step in your beauty routine?