Dermatology M is a really interesting skincare brand built utilising a mix of ancient Chinese medical and modern skincare processes. I was given the chance to pick some products from the range to try, and I went straight for the masks, predictably! There are currently two masks in the Dermatology M range, the Brightening Face Mask (Qu Ban Mian Mo) and the Cleanse & Clear Face Mask (Xiao Cuo Mian Mo) and today I’m sharing my thoughts on both.
First up, I’m actually really surprised by how much I like both of these! I’m surprised because my whole skincare approach is usually a lot more swayed by your typical Dermatologist-led, results-driven ranges, and the Dermatology M range feels a lot more old-school-apothecary-like – I imagine herbs being crushed in pestle and mortars whilst smoky incense burn – and with my particularly difficult skin, I wasn’t expecting much beyond a nicely pampering treat, but these definitely provide results and I’ve been reaching for them both regularly.
The Brightening Face Mask contains a mix of anti-inflammatory ingredients alongside gentle AHAs for a skin treatment that is both soothing and lightly exfoliating, so a really great all-rounder. You apply it, leave it for 15 minutes, then wash it away. I would say it’s suitable to most skin types, other than maybe the very sensitive – a patch test is always a good idea, particularly since this mask is likely to include ingredients that you might not have used before.
After using Dermatology M Brightening Face Mask my skin looked much, much brighter! More refined, smoother, calmer and just generally like it had received a great treatment. The downside of this mask – and the other mask – is that it is really stinky. Not horrible, but very herby and very strong, so prepare yourself for a stinky treat! It’s £32 here – link.
The Dermatology M Cleanse & Clear Mask is just about my favourite of the two, only fractionally pipping the other mask to the post, purely because it is a really, really good option for treating spots without causing any additional issues. Much like the previous mask, this one also stinks, but I would always favour a stinky mask that works over a fragranced one that doesn’t.
The Cleanse & Clear Mask is kind of a muddy, but it doesn’t dry hard like a clay product. It’s anti-bacterial but also anti-inflammatory, so it’ll help with spots by soothing and calming them rather than just trying to dry them out and upset your skin. I’m very fussy about the masks I use to treat spots as I’m not too far off 40 and I cannot use anything harsh anymore without causing absolute chaos on my face, but this is a spot-fighting mask that I’m very happy to recommend. Find it here for £32 – link.
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