Mask Monday: Vichy Mineral Masks – Pore Purifying, Quenching and Double Glow Peel
Vichy have recently launched their first proper venture into the world of masks with a trio of mineral enriched products that tick off all the main mask types; you have the Pore Purifying Mineral Mask for deep cleansing, Double Glow Peel Mask for exfoliating and finally the Quenching Mineral Mask for hydration. Whilst they’re technically skin-type specific, I’d say they’re all suitable for most skin types (but if you’re sensitive, patch test and tread carefully, as with all new products) and the thing that I thought of immediately was the Triple Threat Facial, since all bases are covered.
Starting with the Double Glow Peel Mask which is my favourite of the trio as it provides an impressive, chemical exfoliation due to the AHAs (I can’t seem to find out which acids they’ve used, but it’s suffice to say that they’re decent ones that pack a firm but gentle punch) and the inclusion of Volcanic Rock which provides an ever-so-slight manual exfoliation that’s very subtle. The thing I like about this mask, other than the fact that it’s actually a very good exfoliation treatment, is the fact that there are other ingredients included, such as minerals and thermal water, that leave skin feeling cared for rather than aggressively exfoliated. It’s £14 here – link – and I highly recommend.
The Pore Purifying Mineral Mask is a clay-led mask designed to deeply cleanse and purify skin, which it does very well without leaving skin feeling dry or tight. It contains Aloe Vera and thermal water alongside the two main clays, which give a thorough yet balanced deep cleanse that leave a lovely clean finish – skin feels noticeably cleaner and smoother which is exactly what you want from such a mask. It’s also quick and non-drying, making it a great investment for those who love their clay masks but want something a little less aggressive than the traditional drying ones. It’s £14 here – link. The final mask is the Quenching Mineral Mask, which is a lovely, soothing gel treatment that feels like a big drink for the skin, without feeling rich or greasy. I would’ve said the whole trio were basically perfect if it wasn’t for the fact that this mask left quite a sticky residue on the surface after removal, that took several attempts to remove – this might not bother most people, but for me, as I’m so spot-prone, I was a bit anxious to ensure the product was completely removed. That’s such a small price to pay though as it left skin feeling really hydrated and balanced. It’s also £14 here – link. The three Vichy masks are all designed to be used as a quick treatments that you leave on for five minutes, they’re all tested on sensitive skin so there’s nothing harsh or too strong and they all perform really, really well at what they promise. I hope Vichy add to their mask line as these are certainly some of the best you can get on the high street – a vitamin mask would be fab!