The L’Occitane Rebalancing Face Mask was completely different to what I expected. The gender-neutral packaging and other products in the range led me to expect a blackened, charcoal mask with a thick clay formula that would suck out all the impurities and all the moisture too. Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised to find a pretty, pale blue cream with a gentle scent enclosed in the metal, squeezy tube.
The L’Occitane Rebalancing Face Mask does exactly as it promises; it gently cleanses, reduces oil and adds a spot of hydration, making it an ideal choice for combination skin types as well as those who are a little dry, a little oily, very oily or spot-prone. I think the only ones who might struggle to find benefit in using this as the very dry, and of course, do patch test if you’re sensitive. The main ingredients that perform in the mask are the vegetal and mineral powders, which give it a slightly clay-like finish and texture and the essential oils, which add a pampering element.
The other thing I really like about the mask is that it’s a quick and easy job – you apply it, leave it for 5 minutes, then wash it off. I left mine on for about 15 minutes to see if it would dry, and in that time it didn’t, so I would say this is a non-drying product which makes for nice and easy removal, a huge plus for any kind of mask that contains clay. This isn’t a miracle worker, nor is it a mind-blower, but it is a lovely, easy product to use that really does balance skin, can be used as a midweek booster and works well as the cleansing part of a Triple Threat Facial if you’re trying to stick to very gentle products. It’s £20 here – link.