Last week’s excitement as well as a few days of poorly Teddy resulted in a pretty mega breakout – probably one of the worst I’ve had in quite some time – so I’ve been using products that are effective and fast-acting to try and dry them all up; I even have a couple of cystic lumps which I haven’t had for quite some time! The IDC Trilogy Mask is an impressive product that provides three levels of exfoliation (hence the name); mechanical, chemical and enzymatic. Frustratingly I can’t seem to find the ingredients list anywhere online, so I can’t tell you what elements provide chemical as opposed to enzymatic, but if I track them down, I’ll update the info.
The IDC Trilogy Mask contains very fine, grainy scrubby bits to provide the manual exfoliation. You use the mask by applying a thin layer over the face, leaving it to do it’s thing for 5-10 minutes before adding water and massaging the mask off. Even though it dries to a clay-like finish, it’s extremely easy to remove. There’s a definite menthol/mint feeling going on, which adds a light tingle but nothing terrible – the chemical/enzymatic elements are gentle enough for, I’d say, even quite sensitive skin types, but definitely patch-test if you’re unsure.
With skin like mine, especially as it is at the moment, it’s easy to go overboard and want to use the strongest products that, in theory, will work the quickest and most dramatically, but the IDC Trilogy Mask is a very good example of a more gentle approach that’s actually perfect for tricky skin. After use, my skin felt smoother, softer, plumper and generally a lot better, without any angry redness or inflammation, so this is definitely one I’ll reach for when my skin is suffering from any stress-related breakouts. It’s £36.95 here – link.